The all-new Mackie VLZ4 Series Compact Mixers now include the proven performance of Mackie’s acclaimed Onyx mic preamps.
Introducing the all-new Mackie VLZ4 line of analog compact mixers, which now include Mackie’s acclaimed Onyx mic preamps and deliver the ultimate in high-headroom, low-noise mixer design. The eight new VLZ4 models directly replace the previous VLZ3 generation models. With 25 years of continuous improvement in its wake, the comprehensive VLZ4 line includes models ranging from the affordable desktop 402VLZ4 to a choice of 4-bus effects mixers perfect for touring live sound work. The inclusion of Onyx mic preamps offers a notable performance improvement over previous generations.
“Just check out the wealth of amazing reviews and customer testimonials. Our Onyx preamps have proven they can go toe-to-toe with any boutique preamp out there,” commented Matt Redmon, Mackie Product Manager. “By delivering this level of performance to the VLZ4 line, more users than ever will benefit from the sound of these amazing pres… it’s very exciting.”
In addition to Onyx preamps, VLZ4 features other key technologies that emphasize the broadcast-quality performance of the mixers, including custom op-amps and class-leading negative summing bus architecture. For maximum signal integrity, from every input to every output, VLZ4 is designed for the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. Plus, features like a solid steel wraparound chassis and grime-resistant sealed rotary pots ensure that VLZ4 is “Built-Like-A-Tank” and more than ready for the road.
“From beer spills to drops from moving vehicles…we’ve seen it all,” concluded Redmon. “We have literally run them over with a truck and they still passed signal. The rugged design of VLZ4 is unique in the industry and it always amazes us to hear user stories revealing what they are capable of handling.”
The new VLZ4 mixers also deliver a new high-contrast, ergonomic work surface that’s great for low-light applications like clubs and studios. The bold new knobs and fader caps sit against a cockpit-inspired work surface with a black powder-coat finish providing the contrast needed for easy control identification.
Mackie VLZ4 Series Compact Mixers will be available beginning August, 2013.
- 402VLZ4 (4-channel)
- 802VLZ4 (8-channel)
- 1202VLZ4 (you get the idea)