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Yamaha MG166C-USB 16 Channel USB Mixer With Compression  

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  • Easy operation
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Versatile connectivity and pro-class connectors
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Superior sound quality backed by technology from the Yamaha professional MG166CUSB live sound mixer.

Whether you have a mixing application that involves only a few channels, or up to 32 inputs with substantial signal routing versatility, Yamaha's MG series offers a console that will give you the capacity, control, and performance you deserve. All models are remarkably compact and lightweight for superior handling and portability, but absolutely no compromises have been made in terms of features, performance, or durability. The MG audio mixers offer an extraordinary blend of technology: some inherited from professional Yamaha mixing consoles you're likely to see in distinguished halls throughout the world, and some developed specifically to deliver optimum performance in the MG-console format. In either case these performance-packed Yamaha mixers are founded on a world-spanning network of human and technological resources that crystallize to deliver features that really matter, and sound that is undeniably superior.


  • Easy operation
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Versatile connectivity and pro-class connectors
  • Built-in channel compressors
  • High-performance microphone preamplifiers with switchable phantom power
  • 3-band Channel EQ and high-pass filters
  • Aux/Effect sends
  • Smooth 60mm faders and illuminated channel ON switch

The MG series mixers offer the sound quality and performance your music deserves. Click or call to order today!


MG166C-USB 16 Channel USB Mixer With Compression Specifications:

  • Mic/Line inputs: 10
  • Line inputs: 8 mono + 4 stereo
  • Mixer input channels: 16
  • Group busses: 4
  • AUX busses: 3
  • Main busses: stereo
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD+N): Less than 0.1%, 20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency response: 0, +1, -3dB, 20Hz-20kHz
  • Equivalent input noise (EIN): -128dBu
  • Residual output noise: -98dBu
  • Crosstalk (1kHz): -70dB
  • Power supply adaptor: PA-30 AC adaptor (AC35VCT, 1.4A); 100V, 120V, 220V, 230V or 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 30W
  • Dimensions: 478x105x496 mm
  • Net weight: 5.3 kg
  • Accessories: Owners manual, AC adaptor
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Not that amazing.

By TheDragon

from Los Angeles, CA

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  • A Lot Of Features
  • Versatile


  • Poor Quality Sound

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  • Amateur Recording
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Comments about Yamaha MG166C-USB 16 Channel USB Mixer With Compression:

This is a nice mixer for a beginner, or for applications where the highest possible sound quality isn't necessary. It does have a lot to offer but unfortunately falls short for me in some crucial areas.

It does have a lot of useful features such as one-knob compression, EQ, and usb connectivity (although I had to manually update the drivers myself in order to get the ASIO drivers to show up in a software other than cubase).

It's lightweight, sturdy, and the quality of the faders and knobs are decent.

The biggest drawback is the sound quality. The AD/DA (analog to digital, digital to analog) converters are just not good enough for serious recording. I planned to use this as a central input for my analog synth hardware.

Unfortunately, they just sound muddy. There is no clarity or definition in the sound. When I plugged straight into my RME to A/B (which has one of the best converters) it was literally night and day.

Another drawback I found, is that when you are recording through USB instead of analog, you have to increase the gain to an insanely high level in order to reach proper recording signal level.

All-in-all, a nice mixer for a beginner but if you are looking for a high-end sound, not worth the money.

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By Rainin' Blues Band

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Comments about Yamaha MG166C-USB 16 Channel USB Mixer With Compression:

At first I was taken that it didn't fit my SKB Gig~Box... but a minor modification and whalla! set in combination with dual feed back destroyers, a pair of EQ's, Nady CX 22SW, Furman conditioner, Quadraverb and Composer delivering to a pair of JBL/JRX118SP, pair of EON 15's and three Fender 1270P's... they board performed as I had hoped and now look forward to assigning my Lap-Top to it and making the Best of the USB port at shows... Today I'd say Very Good for the buck... Only one thing I didn't like was the PVC case/wings for rack mount... But I'll live with it.

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