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MACKIE'S ONYX FAMILY CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF TWO NEW MID-FORMAT LIVE SOUND CONSOLES

March 16, 2006 - Las Vegas, NV- Mackie's recently-announced Onyx 4-bus Series mid-format live sound consoles are making their worldwide debut to the contractor market at this year's NSCA Convention in Las Vegas. 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 sound consoles, 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 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 $2049.99 and $2599.99 for the Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, respectively. The complete Mackie product line is currently on display at NSCA, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 16-18, 2006, booth #2337.


 

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