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Popular MG Series Mixers Redesigned

January, 2014

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a redesign of the MG Series mixer. MG mixers provide compact, cost-effective, and great sounding solutions for the commercial installation/live/recorded material markets. The popular, 10-model mixer line incorporates technologies originally developed for high-end professional mixers, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital signal processing and rugged, reliable construction.

All MG models come with Yamaha state-of-the-art discrete Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps. By using an inverted Darlington circuit topography, the studio-grade preamps feature multiple circuitry elements designed to provide more power, deliver lower impedance, and supply an impressive wide frequency range that can handle signal from any source without coloration while faithfully retaining the original sound.

With varying input/output and processing capabilities, the new series includes four XU models that feature an upgraded version of the renowned Yamaha SPX effects processor and a comprehensive suite of 24 different effects upgraded from the 16-effects found in previous MG mixers. The MG06X includes six non-editable SPX effects (does not include USB integration, found on the XU models). Five standard models include from 6 to 20 channels.

New XU models offer digital connectivity and software that will streamline the recording process including Steinberg Cubase AI. A USB 2.0 audio interface capable of 24-bit/192kHz allows for playback of digital content from a PC and recording of the mixer output using DAW software. USB Audio Class 2.0 is also supported so that compliant tablets and other devices can be used without installing drivers. All models in the XU line are compatible with Apple's Camera Connection Kit or Lighting-to-USB Camera Adapter for seamless recording and playback of digital audio content to and from an iPad or iPhone.

All MG mixers feature 3-band channel EQ and high pass filters; models with more than 10 inputs are equipped with newly-upgraded, 1-knob compressors that add optimized compression to a wide variety of input sources with the touch of a single control.

Up to four AUX sends can incorporate additional effects, access external devices or feed stage-monitoring systems. Master send controls are also included, along with RETURN level controls for the AUX and STEREO busses, which provide seamless integration with external gear. Easy-to-read LED level metering allows output levels to be monitored accurately in darkness or daylight.

A powder-coated steel chassis provides improved structural strength, while the placement of the knobs above the chassis surface protects internal components by absorbing any impact or pressure on the knobs themselves.

The new Yamaha MG Mixers will be available during the first quarter of 2014.

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