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Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects   

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Superior sound quality backed by technology from the Yamaha professional MG166CX 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 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 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.

FEATURES
  • Built-in SPX Digital Effects
  • 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/Effects 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!

SPECIFICATIONS

MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects

  • Mic/Line inputs: 10
  • Line inputs: 8 mono + 4 stereo
  • Mixer input channels: 16
  • Group busses: 4
  • AUX busses: 3, including 1x Effect send
  • Main busses: Stereo
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD+N): Less than 0.1%, 20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency response: 0, +1, -3dB, 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: 35W
  • Dimensions: 478x105x496 mm
  • Net weight: 5.5 kg
  • Accessories: Owners manual, AC adaptor
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YamahaMG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Simple controls (9)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Mixer.

I own a 24Channel Yamaha MX, Mackie VLZ-pro and Peavey Mixers. I do LIVE PA enginnering and Studio Mix engineering for a living. I have Mixed on the vast majority of Semi pro...Read complete review

I own a 24Channel Yamaha MX, Mackie VLZ-pro and Peavey Mixers. I do LIVE PA enginnering and Studio Mix engineering for a living. I have Mixed on the vast majority of Semi pro and Budget Mixers out there. Some people said their vocals sounded robotic and the guitars sounded Wahwahish. Another said Their Vocals sounded muffled and the FX cause feedback? Well I don't know what they could be doing to cause that. There are a few knobs they possibly overlooked in the AUX matrix that could cause feedback, I suppose. I use this Mixer All the time in professional mobile sound environments and always get compliments on the sound. I would think that's due to the engineer not the the mixer, But this guy Beats Mackie VLZ-pro for me. I prefer the ONYX to this- but I know VLZ's and know Yamaha and I prefer the MG sound. It's clean and musical and the FX are fine for 99 percent of live situations. Only beef I have with the FX is that include a tap tempo doe delays, like the 24 and 32 channel Mg's. My other complaints Is I would prefer both AUX'S to be post fader. I also own a SPX990, and while Yamaha claims the MG mixer contains SPX algorithms, the reverb from the SPX is better and more realistic. I was skeptical of the 1 knob Comp at first as I'm a compressor Buff and like my controls, but I was happy with the way it reacts to vocals. of course using it too much can cause feedback. To end, I'd say people getting strange sound need to rethink their chain, or learn how to operate a mixer. I've been an Audio engineer for years and I KNOW this mixer Is among the best budget choices out there. Fexible yet compact, and always sounds perfect!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I still need more time with this unit.

I used it for last weekend brand new out of the box, and had no issues setting it up with mics, DI's, mains and monitors.

The EQ's are not as...Read complete review

I used it for last weekend brand new out of the box, and had no issues setting it up with mics, DI's, mains and monitors.

The EQ's are not as accurate after the halfway mark with a faster rise than desired. BUT, that may just be me.

Clean sound with no decrease in signal-to-noise.

Have an outdoor event in two weeks that I'll be working with several bands during the course of the weekend, so it will be a good test to see how it works with various mixes and gains.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Performance Deal

By 

from New Mexico

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Logical Layout
  • Super Low Noise

Cons

  • Plastic Case

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Music Videos
  • Performances

Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

To compete, other brands would have demand double the price of this unit.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MG166CX 16-CHANNEL MIXER

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from PARAGOULD, ARKANSAS

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

    IT HAS COME TO MIND FROM A FRIEND THAT TOLD ME THAT TO US THIS MIXER I WAS GOING TO NEED A POWER AMP IS THIS TRUE OR LIE?, AND IF IT IS TRUE WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK I WOULD NEED FOR A 5 PEACE METAL BAND.......

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    5.0

    Wonderful mixer at a resonable price!

    By 

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

        Easy to setup, intuitive. Great purchase for the money! Musician's Friend staff extremely helpful, fast delivery, great deals!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        7 years so far so good

        By 

        from Broad Brook ct

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

            Been playing since the seventies,Started a band of my own seven years ago. This board is what I settled on and it was the right choice. Built a good road case for it and we have giged four to nine times a month for the last seven years with it. Every nob and fader still works perfectly. Inputs and outputs, solid as a rock. I use a 31 band EQ with it and the sound is perfect. I've run other. Get your gain structure right and this board is as good as anything out there.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            I still need more time with this unit.

            By 

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Pots Are Not As Accurate

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

            I used it for last weekend brand new out of the box, and had no issues setting it up with mics, DI's, mains and monitors.

            The EQ's are not as accurate after the halfway mark with a faster rise than desired. BUT, that may just be me.

            Clean sound with no decrease in signal-to-noise.

            Have an outdoor event in two weeks that I'll be working with several bands during the course of the weekend, so it will be a good test to see how it works with various mixes and gains.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This 16 channel mixer fills the bill.

            By 

            from Perry, OK

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 16 Channels
            • Accurate Controls
            • Built in effects
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances
              • Recording
              • Small Venues
              • Variety Of Effects

              Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

              This mixer immediately cleared up feedback issues I was having with my old rig. Plus the FX on board adds sweet fullness to the sound.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Mixer

              By 

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Pres
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Live Sound

              Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

              This is a great mixer with some good sounding preamps. The compression knob isn't amazing, but it definitely helps compress the vocals. I tell everyone that yamaha mixers are the best mixers for the money, guaranteed. I'm actually going to buy some of the smaller versions of this mixer now too.

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              5.0

              Great simple mixer with plenty of inputs

              By 

              from Memphis

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

                I bought this mixer to provide sound for my Bluegrass band. It has the phantom power to use the traditional single condenser mic setup AND enough inputs if we want to mic each singer and instrument. I love the way you can assign each channel to one of two separate buses. (This way you can assign instruments to one bus and vocals to another and mix as needed). It fits perfectly on top of our audio rack and has everything clearly marked. Even those without much sound mixer experience can simply read the knob labels and pretty much figure it out. All things considered, I'm pretty impressed with the mixer.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Work Horse

                By 

                from Tallapoosa Ga

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

                  does the job

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Plastic Chassis, feels flimsy

                  By 

                  from Greenville, SC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                  • Feels Very Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects:

                  I bought this unit based on my experience with an older MG-10/2. The older unit had a metal chassis and a quality feel to the knobs. This unit has a plastic chassis, and the knobs and sliders don't have the same quality feel. I'd rather pay a little more and get something more durable.

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