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Mackie 1642VLZ4 16 Channel 4 Bus Compact Mixer for Bands and Clubs Applications

Mackie 1642VLZ4 16 Channel 4 Bus Compact Mixer for Bands and Clubs Applications

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Mackie 1642VLZ4 16 Channel 4 Bus Compact Mixer for Bands and Clubs Applications

The 16-channel 1642VLZ4 delivers the proven performance of Onyx preamps in a compact 4-bus mixer design, perfect for bands, clubs and more.

From every input to every output, the 1642VLZ4 is designed to provide the highest headroom and lowest noise possible for maximum signal integrity.

Plus, it is truly “Built-Like-A-Tank” with a ridiculously rugged solid-steel chasis that includes high-contrast controls for ultimate tactile control.

And with features like an expanded return section for no-hassle system integration, plus a dedicated control
room section, the 1642VLZ4 is the go-to mixer choice for any application that demands flexibility and professional performance.


Live sound mixing, houses of worship, clubs, gymnasiums, banquet halls, conference rooms, boardrooms, multitrack studio and field recording, video post-production, multimedia applications, broadcast and many, many more.

  • 16-channel mixer featuring our signature high-headroom, low-noise design
  • 10 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps
  • Ultra-wide 60 dB gain range
  • 128.5 dB dynamic range
  • +22 dBu line input handling
  • Extended frequency response
  • Distortion under 0.0007% [20 Hz – 50 kHz]
  • Improved RF rejection, perfect for broadcast applications
  • Phantom power for condenser mics
  • 16 high-headroom line inputs with +4/–10 operation control
  • 3-band EQ (80 Hz, 2.5 kHz, 12 kHz)
  • 18 dB/oct 75 Hz low-cut filter on mic input channels
  • Four aux sends, level, pan and PFL solo on each channel
  • Four stereo returns for connecting FX processor or other stereo source
  • 60 mm long-wearing log-taper faders
  • ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added routing flexibility
  • Control room / phones source matrix
  • High-resolution 12-segment stereo meters
  • Sealed rotary controls resist dust and grime
  • “Built-Like-A-Tank” rugged steel chassis with powder-coat finish
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls deliver convenient “at-a-glance” visual feedback
  • Rack-mountable design using optional rack ear kit
  • Multi-voltage power supply for worldwide use


Main Mix Noise

(20 Hz–20 kHz bandwidth, 1/4" main out, channel gains @ unity, channel EQs flat, all channels assigned to main mix, odd channels panned left, even channels panned right.)
Main mix fader unity, channel faders down –86.5 dBu 
(90 dB Signal to Noise Ratio, ref +4 dBu)
Main mix fader @ unity, channel faders  @ unity: –86 dBu

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

(1 kHz @ 35 dB gain, 20 Hz–20 kHz bandwidth) Mic in to insert send: <0.0007%

Attenuation / Crosstalk

(1 kHz relative to 0 dBu, 20 Hz–20 kHz bandwidth, line in, 1/4" main out, gain @ unity)
Channel mute switch engaged: –82 dBu
Channel gain knob down: –82 dBu

Frequency Response
Mic input to main output (gain @ unity)
+0, –1 dB, 20 Hz to 50 kHz
+0, –3 dB, <10 Hz to >100 kHz

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
(Mic input to insert send out, max gain)
150Ω termination: –128.5 dBu
20 Hz–20 kHz

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
1 kHz better than –70 dB

Mic in: 2.5 kΩ
Channel insert return: 2.5 kΩ
All other inputs: 10 kΩ or greater
Tape out: 1.1 kΩ
All other outputs: 120 Ω

4-Band EQ (Channels 9-16)
High Shelving ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
Hi Mid Peaking ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
Low Mid Peaking ±15 dB @ 400 Hz
Low Shelving ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
Low Cut Filter 18 dB/octave, –3 dB @ 75 Hz

Echotone Music LLC is an experienced E-commerce Audio & Musical instrument dealer since 1998.  We take pride in selling quality gear for musicians, sound engineers, production companies and broadcast applications.   

Shipping --Items are well packed and shipped  USPS, UPS or Pallet Freight Service.  Items purchased on Friday may not ship until Monday or until the projected processing period.  We are working hard to get your unit Built ( if needed), processed and shipped.

Returns/Refunds- If there is truly a manufacturing defect a return tag will be provided, otherwise customer pays for return shipping costs.

Returned items must be sealed/unopened in original, brand-new condition, showing no signs of wear or use such as mount marks, plug marks, scratches,  scuffs, dings or scrapes, screw mount marks or collateral material damage.. Items must also include all original packaging, manuals, warrantees & accessories or your return may be subject to a return handling charge.

Refunds or for the Item cost only. If the item was listed as free shipping then the cost of the shipment will be deducted from the units original cost. Gear returned with out all its original packaging, warranty cards and accessories or that shows signs of wear from use, will be subject to an additional service fee. This item is now used and it would be unfair to resell to another customer as new. 

The following products cannot be returned - Clearance items, Custom Builds, items identified as non-returnable, discontinued items, used or NOS items,  electronic software downloads, demo gear, strings, reeds, computers, tubes, earbuds, earplugs, recorders, harmonicas, raw-frame speakers, drumheads, drumsticks, turntable cartridges, fog fluids, clothing/footwear, cleaners, polishes & polishing cloths, software/soundware, books, CDs, DVD's, vinyl records, and videos.

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