MACKIE'S ONYX FAMILY CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF TWO NEW MID-FORMAT LIVE SOUND CONSOLES
January 19, 2006 - Anaheim, CA, NAMM - Mackie is using this year's NAMM Convention to unveil the newest members of it's evolving Onyx family— the Onyx Premium 4-bus Mid-Format Live Sound Consoles. With the additions of the new Onyx 24.4 24-channel and Onyx 32.4 32-channel consoles, Mackie brings the innovative feature set and unequalled sound quality of their Onyx Series to the world of mid-format live mixers, effectively filling the gap between the Onyx Small-Format and 8-bus Onyx 80 Large-Format Live Sound Consoles.
"With each new Onyx introduction, Mackie establishes a new price/performance benchmark," stated John Boudreau, Mackie's Live Sound Product Manager. "With the introduction of the new Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, we're now bringing this winning formula to a market that we have successfully dominated for nearly a decade thanks to our award-winning SR24.4 and SR32.4 consoles."
The Onyx 4-bus Series mid-format consoles incorporate a host of new features like a full complement of Mackie's highly acclaimed, flagship Onyx preamps that combine greater fidelity, increased headroom and unequalled sonic performance with greater radio frequency rejection and wider dynamic range.
Additional Onyx 4-Bus features include a fully balanced signal chain for lower noise and wider frequency range, as well as Mackie's exclusive Cal Perkins-designed four-band EQ circuitry, renowned for its highly musical "British" sound and wider-range control.
Both Onyx 4-Bus consoles also feature a 6x2 matrix, 100mm Panasonic faders, and a fully assignable stereo compressor/limiter section built upon the high-quality THAT 4301 chip. This compressor/limiter features independent threshold, ratio and fast/slow attack controls, and can be assigned to the main output mix, Groups 1 and 2, or Groups 3 and 4.
Key Onyx 4-bus Mid-Format Live Sound Console Features:
- Premium Onyx Mic Preamps on all mono channels
- Four-Band Perkins EQ
- Six fully assignable Aux Sends with Pre/post switches, mute and AFL solo
- Smooth, long-throw 100mm Panasonic Faders
- Analog direct outs per channel
- Two Dedicated Stereo Inputs
- 4 segment channel metering
- Dedicated talkback section
- 6 x 2 matrix
- Built in stereo compressor/limiter
The new Mackie Onyx 4-bus Series will be available Q2 2006 and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1849.99 and $2599.99 for the Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, respectively. The complete Mackie product line is currently on display at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, Calif., January 19-22. Mackie is located in Hall A, booth #6690.
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.
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For more information please contact: Mackie · 16220 Wood–Red Road N.E. · Woodinville, WA 98072 · Phone: (425) 487–4333 · Fax: (425) 487–4337 ·Internet:www.loudtechinc.com.
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