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Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Outstanding sonic quality plus digital effects in a small-but-powerful utility mixer.

The Yamaha MG82cx mixer offers sonic quality that will satisfy the most critical listener, surprising flexibility and ease-of-use, and some advanced features you normally wouldn't find in this type of compact mixer. The MG82cx weighs only 3-1/2 lb. and is small enough to pop into your briefcase or shoulder bag and easily take with you anywhere. But the performance you'll get at the studio, club, outdoors, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight.

Inputs & Channels

Flexible 10 Input Channel Configurations
The Yamaha MG82cx has a total of 8 input channels comprised of 2 mono microphone/line channels and three stereo line channels. Two of the stereo channels can be used as mono microphone inputs, providing a total of four microphone inputs when necessary. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB to -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB to +10dB for line input.

Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel
Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. It features high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on both mono microphone/line channels and two of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channel on the MG82cx mixer provides phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The two mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

4 High-Performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power
Microphone preamplifiers are critical in any audio mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. All four microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all four channels.

Built-in Channel Compressors
This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on too many other mixers in this class, but in the MG82cx you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 and 2. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

3-Band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter
Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles to draw on, and you reap the benefits in the MG-series mixers. Channels 1, 2, 3/4, and 5/6 feature full 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls, while channels 7/8 has 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.

Master and output section

Effect/Aux Sends
Yamaha's MG82cx mixer has EFFECT send controls on all channels that adjust the level of the signal sent from the corresponding channel to the mixer's internal multi-effect system. The same signal can also be sent to external effect processors via the mixer's EFFECT SEND jack. A RETURN control in the master section adjusts the level of the signal returned from external processors via the RETURN jacks.

Stereo, Control Room, Monitor, and Headphone Outputs
Located above the mixer's master controls, on the convenient easy-access connector panel, are the main stereo output connectors, phone-jack monitor output connectors, pin-jack recording outputs, and a stereo headphone jack. They may be compact, but these mixers offer plenty of connectivity for a wide range of applications

Lightweight, Portable Design
The Yamama MG82cx weighs only 1.6 and 1.5 kilograms. That's small enough to pop into your briefcase or shoulder bag and easily take with you anywhere. But the performance you'll get at the studio, club, outdoors, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight.

Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring
Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read 12-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Yamaha MG82cx Built-in SPX Effects
There's an astonishing amount of SPX signal processing power packed into the MG82cx's diminutive chassis. It incorporates a versatile digital multi-effect processor that provides a range of reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs you can use to refine and define your sound. Each of the 16 effect programs has a number of editable parameters as well as effect on/off switching capability and return level control. If you need to keep both hands free to play an instrument or perform other operations, an optional footswitch can be connected to the mixer's effect footswitch jack for convenient on/off switching.

Easy Operation

All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.

FEATURES
  • 8-input, 2-bus design
  • Built-in DSP for high quality effects
  • 3-band EQ on inputs
  • One-knob compression on 2 channels
  • Microphone stand mountable (requires BMS-10A)

Order today and put it to work in your studio and in your gig system.

SPECIFICATIONS

MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects

  • Frequency Response: STEREO OUT, EFFECT SEND (AUX SEND*), MONITOR OUT, REC OUT
  • GAIN: min (CH 1/5/6) 20Hz — 20 Hz Nominal output level @ 1kHz: -3.0 — 1.0 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD + N) STEREO OUT, +14 dBu @ 20 Hz-20 kHz, Input GAIN Control at minimum : 0.1%
  • Hum & Noise:
  • CH INPUT 1,2 MIC, EIN (Equivalent Input Noise): Rs = 150 Ohms, GAIN: maximum (CH. 1, 2): -128 dBu
  • STEREO OUT, STEREO Master control at nominal level and all channel Level controls at minimum: -87 dBu
  • EFFECT SEND (AUX SEND), all CH. EFFECT (AUX) controls at minimal: 85 dBu
  • STEREO OUT, STEREO Master Control and one CH fader at nominal level (Ch1,2) : -64 dBu
  • STEREO OUT Residual Output Noise —100 dB
  • Crosstalk (1 kHz): Adjacent Input CH 1, 2: -70 dB; Input to Output STEREO L/R, CH 1-2, PAN: panned hard left or right: -70 dB
  • Phantom Voltage MIC: + 48V
  • Input HPF: CH 1-5/6, 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct
  • Input equalization CH 1-5/6 HIGH: 10 kHz (shelving), MID: 2.5 kHz (peaking), LOW: 100 Hz (shelving); CH 7/8, 9/10 HIGH: 10 kHz (shelving), LOW: 100 Hz (shelving)
  • PEAK Indicator: Red LED turns on when post EQ signal (either post MIC HA or post EQ signal for CH 3/4, 5/6) reaches -3 dB below clipping (+17 dBu).
  • Internal Digital Effect* : 16 PROGRAM, PARAMETER control, Foot Switch (Digital Effect On/Off)
  • LED Level Meter, Pre MONITOR Level, 2 x 7 points LED meter (PEAK, +6, +3, 0, -5, -10, -20 dB), PEAK lights if the signal level reaches 3 dB below the clipping level.
  • Power Supply Adaptor PA-10: AC 35 VCT, 0.62 A, Cable Length = 3.6 m
  • Power Consumption: 21 W
  • Dimensions (l x w x h): 15.4" x 14.2" x 5.3"
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs
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YamahaMG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Simple controls (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (13)
    • Outdoor events / games (12)
    • Amateur recording (9)
    • Music videos (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Yamaha MG82cx

    This is a nice little unit that has served me well for 2 years now. If you're looking for a mixer that you can toss in a bag and go or a small deck...Read complete review

    This is a nice little unit that has served me well for 2 years now. If you're looking for a mixer that you can toss in a bag and go or a small deck top unit this is it. I just mounted mine in a rack using a Yamaha adapter.(see attached photo. I know some complaint that the case is made out of plastic. Well if you take care of it knowing it's plastic there shouldn't be an issue. It sounds good, very easy to use and has handled all of my mixing needs. I run Behringer powered speakers, a micro-verb for effects, 2 feedback destroyers(great to have) and a small power amp for monitors You won't find anything else out there with all the bells and whistles for the same price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I thought it was junk - didn't work

    You may think I am being a bit harsh in this review, but if the mixer doesn't work and can't be used, what good is it? Currently it's not worth anything! The features...Read complete review

    You may think I am being a bit harsh in this review, but if the mixer doesn't work and can't be used, what good is it? Currently it's not worth anything! The features were nice, but I see a few too many cost-cutting measures in this design. I wished I would have recommended a Mackie, or even a Behringer- which works for a little while at least! I mean, really, PLASTIC case? Cheap connectors?Come on Yamaha, you should know better than that!
    I selected this mixer because it had the right number of channels for the job, and the two compressors and FX were added bonuses. I also liked the power connector that has a positive lock on it to prevent it from comming out accidentally. The plastic case sucks though, and there are not very many or very large LEDs on the output meter. It is also missing XLR outputs, which could really be useful in some situations.
    I recommended this mixer for a small church installation, trusting that a Yamaha would be a solid product, as I have many Yamaha products that worked well for many years. When I was setting it up, the microphones and guitars being used to test it were going in-and-out. Believing it was the older cables, I swapped them out several times. Then I tried a new XLR cable on the microphone channels. In every case, the sound appears and disappears as I wiggle the XLR and phone plug connectors. This mixer is useless for this installation. I figured it's possible to have a bad connector, but all the connectors were bad! It is therefore my impression that Yamaha may have been using inferior connectors, I suspect the replacement mixer will have the same issues. In the mean time while this issue gets resolved, they are borrowing my Behringer mixer (which I avoided recommending because I have plenty of dead Behringer products!) I can't rate this anything better than terrible for quality because it is totally useless for it's intended purpose.
    Unless I see this mixer with good connectors, I think it's a poor value.

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    5.0

    What? A bargain? SURE!

    By Mr. D

    from Detroit area

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Music Videos
      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

      Yamaha has hit the correct button with this product. Set up is fast, lightweight, compact. The ease of use comes from the straight forward design of the board. It's easy to see where to reach on each channel because everything lines up. The color coded knobs make it even easier to use. The sound we get from this little unit makes it seem 20 times larger than it really is. I love the digital effects for adding flavor & color to a drum mix, in fact this is the second biggest reason to buy this board. The biggest reason for purchasing this board is it fits...meaning it fits well into a small flight case or even travel bag. Transporting gear is the downfall of being a working musician, and this little Yamaha helps take the stress out of loading in and out. YES, all this and I still have my earnings from the last gig!

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      5.0

      Mg82cx-8 great

      By Guitar man

      from Hohenwald. Tennessee.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Mixer

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

        One good mixer for studio recording to live I have had it for a few years now no problems thanks Yamaha

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great mixer

        By jcdc

        from san luis obispo

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

          great product bought it for karaoke and live sound
          fits perfect.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yamaha MG82cx

          By never 2 many guitars

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

          This is a nice little unit that has served me well for 2 years now. If you're looking for a mixer that you can toss in a bag and go or a small deck top unit this is it. I just mounted mine in a rack using a Yamaha adapter.(see attached photo. I know some complaint that the case is made out of plastic. Well if you take care of it knowing it's plastic there shouldn't be an issue. It sounds good, very easy to use and has handled all of my mixing needs. I run Behringer powered speakers, a micro-verb for effects, 2 feedback destroyers(great to have) and a small power amp for monitors You won't find anything else out there with all the bells and whistles for the same price.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very flexible mixer

          By deadly_do_rock

          from columbus, ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Built In Compression
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Spx Fx Built In
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Larger Footprint

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Kick Drum Compression
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

          I really like the compression knobs on channels 1 & 2. I use this to sub mix two bass drum mics. Simplified my drum mic FX setup. Lightweight and Yamaha quality. I did get a rack mount (for free, thank you MF!), but I have to set this on the floor. You'll need the real estate! Look for this mixer with the SPX FX at Musicians Friend. I've seen versions of this board without the FX at the same price point.

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          5.0

          Nice

          By Rockerduck

          from Marietta, Ga.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Music Videos
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

            I've used this mixer for a couple for years. I like it better than my previous Peavey and Behringer small mixers. I've not had any problems with it and my recordings have sounded great.

            The top is metal and the body is plastic and allows this mixer to be light weight. The external power supply is the only downside.

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            5.0

            I Own 5 of them

            By Ricky Rox

            from Twin Cities, Minnesota

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Music Videos
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

            They are by far the best value that you Will find. Aside from the 5 Yamaha mixers that I own now, I own four or five different brands some very expensive mixers and these Yamahas are so perefect for my mobile DJ and Karaoke shows weddings, Live band sound and tperformances for comedians. Although I really love the mixers they could be a little bit more durable. Still the best value you will find.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Mixer.

            By Jesus

            from Québec, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Low Cost

            Cons

            • Not Powered

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

              It's great. I use this thing to mix the microphones on my drum kit, and it works perfectly. It can also be used for mixing a small set of live vocal microphones. But this mixer is unpowered! So make sure that you plug it into an amplified source.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just what i was looking for.

              By Tim

              from Hobbs NM

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

                I was looking for a lightweight mixer with effects. This mixer has great sounding reverbs and the compression on vocals is a plus. Incredible sounding mixer for the price. I may never use my fancy powered mixer again. Buy this mixer, you wont regret it.

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                4.0

                Great deal

                By Harmony Girl

                from Savannah, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Music Videos
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

                  Perfect for two piece group I sing with; easy to use and lightweight. Sound is good...excellent price.

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