The Yamaha MG16 Mixer is a 16-Channel Mixing Console with studio-quality preamps, powerful digital processing, and a rugged, reliable construction. Featuring an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, the MG16 lets you shape your sound with confidence, continually delivering peak performance and a level of sound quality and reliability unrivaled in its class.
The Yamaha MG16 Mixer incorporates an unrivaled catalog of world-class musical instruments, solid construction and flexible design making it perfect for a diverse range of users and applications.
Head of the Class
Yamaha has always strived to provide sound engineers with the purest possible signal instead of added processing or color to give it a "signature" sound, and the Yamaha MG16 is no exception. Embracing this philosophy of transparent sound, these mixing consoles deliver a level of sonic purity and sound quality that is unmatched in their class.
D-PRE (Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps)
This is where it all starts. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. The Yamaha MG16 Mixing Console features Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to "fix" your mix.
High Quality Sound Op-amp
The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts in the head amp circuit. The Yamaha MG16 Mixer features new, high-quality, custommade MG01 op-amps that Yamaha developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, Yamaha worked directly with the semiconductor manufacturer to focus on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimized, and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.
Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch
With phantom power, the Yamaha MG16 Mixing Console allows you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.
Yamaha's Mixer - Your Sound
When was the last time you heard guitar without EQ or a completely unprocessed vocal on one of your favorite songs? Probably never. Yamaha mixers are famous for their flat response and sonic purity, but it often takes more than a perfectly-captured instrumental performance or vocal to achieve a professional-sounding mix. Equipped with some of the same state-of-the-art functionality featured on Yamaha’s high-end consoles, the Yamaha MG16 gives you the tools you need to produce high quality sound that is uniquely your own.
Compression plays an essential role in just about any recording or sound reinforcement environment by altering the level of dynamics of an audio signal when you need livelier guitars, punchier bass lines, a tighter snare, or a cleaner vocal sound. However, it can take countless hours to master the complexities of even the most basic outboard compression units and use them effectively. Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compressors are now an industry standard that gives you instant access to optimized compression settings via a single rotary control.
EQ and High-pass Filters
There's nothing more useful than reliable equalization when you need nuanced management of your tone. The Yamaha MG16 benefits from Yamaha's unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filters allows you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
AUX / Effect Sends / Group
The Yamaha MG16 Mixer features AUX sends for expanding your sound reinforcement or recording setup, allowing you accommodate additional effects, output to external recording devices, or feed a monitoring system. (except for MG06 / 06X) Master send controls are also provided. The MG06 / 06X, MG10 / 10X / 10XU / 10XUF and MG12XUK have a single stereo bus. All other models additionally feature one or two stereo group buses and outputs that can be used for convenient channel grouping. Assign switches for the stereo and group buses are located next to each channel fader.
A Variety of Input / Output Connectors
All models feature high-quality Neutrik™ balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR equipped stereo channels. Each of the mono inputs is equipped with combo jack and accepts both MIC and LINE level signals. Two of the stereo inputs are equipped with XLR and two phone connectors with XLR accepting MIC level signals while two phone connectors accepting LINE level signals and can be used either mono or stereo. With MG12 / 12X / 12XU and MG16 / 16X / 16XU, two phone connectors accept LINE level signals as stereo. Additionally, each of the stereo channel features 2TR in (RCA connectors) and can be used as independent input from external audio sources such as CDs. In addition to the main stereo outputs (XLR L/R, TRS phone L/R), the Yamaha MG16 Mixing Console is equipped with a comprehensive suite of output connectors, including GROUP OUT (TRS phone), AUX/FX OUT (TRS phone), MONITOR OUT (TRS phone L/R), and HEADPHONE OUT (stereo phone) connectors, allowing master outputs to be chosen to suit specific applications such as monitoring or mastering.
LED Level Metering
Easy-to-read LED level metering allows output levels to be monitored with precision.
Built to Last
For gigging, recording, and installed applications alike, your console can be subjected to a wide range of environmental conditions and hazards. Excessive humidity, unstable power supplies, and the rigors of road travel in general can take a serious toll on a mixing console, often causing expensive, time-consuming repairs, and reducing its lifespan. The Yamaha MG16 has been redesigned with an emphasis on durability, incorporating practical features that offer greater flexibility while ensuring peak performance for many years to come.
Built to last, the Yamaha MG16 Mixer features a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis, offering an unrivalled level of durability. With a sleek design contoured for optimal convection cooling, the internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for superior noise reduction, and further extends the life of the components inside. To further ensure reliable performance, knob control placement above the surface of the chassis diverts any impact or pressure on the knobs to the chassis itself and not the circuit board or components underneath.
Internal Universal Power Supply
Thanks to a highly-efficient internal universal power supply, the Yamaha MG16 Mixing Console offers worry-free operation in any region around the globe—even in environments prone to potentially damaging power fluctuations. An internal power supply also simplifies rack mounting of the console for installed applications, eliminating the need for a bulky adapter or additional connections.
Rack Mount Kit
Easily adaptable to a diverse range of installed and portable applications, the Yamaha MG16- and 20- included rack ears, giving you the option of a rack-mounted or desk-top configuration. Extremely durable, their sleek design makes safe, stable placement of your console hassle-free, keeping setup time and effort to a minimum.
The main stereo outputs feature XLR type connectors that lock to prevent accidental disconnection. Rugged and dependable, these professional connectors ensure providing stable signal transmission even in the most demanding environments.
Create, Record… Listen
The Yamaha MG16 Mixing Console features the same digital connectivity that is used to streamline the recording process on Yamaha’s professional-level mixing consoles. Take advantage of state-of-the-art digital technology that makes it easier than ever to plug-in, play, record, and then listen to your creations.
24-bit /192kHz 2-in/2-out USB Audio Interface Function
The Yamaha MG16 Mixing Console features flexible digital connectivity for quick and easy high resolution playback of digital content. Simply connect to your PC via USB, or to your iPhone / iPad (2 or later) using Apple's Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The USB protocol uses asynchronous data transfer. Audio data is transferred based on highly precise audio clock signal from the MG, for high quality recording and playback.
Yamaha MG16 Mixer Features
- 16-Channel Mixing Console
- Max. 10 Mic / 16 Line Inputs (8 mono + 4 stereo)
- 4 GROUP Buses + 1 Stereo Bus
- 4 AUX
- “D-PRE” mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
- 1-Knob compressors
- PAD switch on mono inputs
- +48V phantom power
- XLR balanced outputs
- Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
- Metal chassis
Yamaha MG16 Mixer Specifications
- General Specifications:
- Input Channels:
- Line Input: 16 (8 Mono + 4 Stereo)
- Mic Input: 10
- Mono Input: (Mic / Line) 8 (CH1-8)
- Mono / Stereo Input: (Mic / Line) 2 (CH9-12)
- Stereo Input: (Line) 2
- Output Channels:
- Stereo Out: 2
- Monitor Out: 1
- Aux Send: 4
- Group Out: 4
- Phones Out: 1
- Stereo: 1
- Group: 4
- Aux: 4
- Phantom Power: +48 V
- Power Requirements: 100 - 240 V 50 Hz / 60 Hz
- Power Supply Type: Internal Universal Power Supply
- Power Consumption: 30 W
- Dimensions (W x H x D): (444 mm x 130 mm x 500 mm), (17.5" x 5.1" x 19.7")
- Net Weight: 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs)
- Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 ̊C
- Input Channels:
- Featured Functions:
- D-Pre Mic Preamp: Yes
- 1-Knob Comp: Yes
- SPX Digital Effects: No
- Electrical Specification:
- Total Harmonic Distortion:
- +14 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz) Gain Knob Min: 0.03%
- +24 dBu (1 kHz) Gain Knob Min: 0.005%
- Frequency Response: +0.5/-1.5 dB (20 Hz - 48 kHz), Refer to the Nominal Output Level @1kHz, Gain Knob at Min
- Hum & Noise Level:
- Equivalent Input Noise: -128 dBu (20 Hz–20 kHz, Rs: 150 Ω, Gain Knob at Max)
- Residual Output Noise: -102 dBu (Stereo Out, Stereo Master Fader at Min)
- @ 1 kHz: -78 dB
- Input Channel Function:
- Pad: 26 dB
- HPF: 80 Hz, 12 dB / Oct (Mono / Stereo: MIC Only)
- Type: 1 Knob Compressor (Gain / Threshold / Ratio)
- Threshold: +22 dBu to -8 dBu, Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1
- Output Level: 0 dB to 7dB
- Attack Time: Approx. 25 msec
- Release Time: Approx. 300 msec
- Input Channel EQ:
- High: ±15 dB (10 kHz Shelving)
- Mid: ±15 dB (Mono 250 Hz - 5 kHz Peaking, Stereo 2.5 kHz Peaking)
- Low: ±15 dB (100Hz Shelving)
- LED Level Meter:
- Monitor Level: 2 x 12 Points LED Meter (Peak, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30 dB)
- Peak LED: LED Turns On When Post EQ Signal Reaches 3 dB Below Clipping Level
- Total Harmonic Distortion:
Yamaha MG16 Mixer Includes
- 1x Yamaha MG16 Mixer
- 1 x AC Power Cord
- 1 x Rack-Mount Kit
- 1 x Technical Specifications Sheet
- 1 x Owners Manual
- 2 Year Warranty
Yamaha MG16 Mixer Downloads
1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews
great mixerJan 25th 2021
this mixer is great for starting your pa system has great preamps and perfect for band rehearsal