| Yamaha MG166CX Analog Mixer
Product Code: MG166CX
Extended Capacity and Versatility for Studio or Stage
16 channels, 6 buses, and all the outstanding digital effects you'll need built in.
• 16 Input channels (10 Mics + 4 Stereo line inputs / 8 Insert I/O)
• 3 band Mid-sweep EQ (Ch 1-8), 3 band EQ (Ch 9/10-15/16)
• 6 busses
(Stereo + 4 groups), 2 Aux sends + 1 Effect send, 1 Stereo Aux return
• Neutrik™ XLR Connectors
• Light weight (5.5 kg)
• SPX Digital multi effect
• Rack Mountable
Whether you have a mixing applications that involves only a few channels, or up to 32 inputs with substantial signal routing versatility, Yamaha's MG-series offers a console that will give you
the capacity, control, and performance you deserve. All models are remarkably compact and lightweight for superior handling and portability, but absolutely no compromises have been made in terms
of features, performance, or durability. The MG mixers offer an extraordinary blend of technology: some inherited from professional Yamaha mixing consoles you're likely to see in distinguished halls
throughout the world, and some developed specifically to deliver optimum performance in the MG-console format. In either case these performance-packed mixers are founded on a world-spanning network
of human and technological resources that crystallize to deliver features that really matter, and sound that is undeniably superior.
• Built-in SPX Digital Effects
There's an astonishing amount of signal processing power packed into the compact chassis of the MG "CX" mixers. They incorporate a versatile digital multi-effect processor that provides a range of
reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs you can use to refine and define your sound. Each of the 16 effect programs has a number of editable parameters as well as effect on/off switching
capability and return level control. You can even blend the effects into the aux sends for quot;wetquot; monitoring, so the performers can hear the effects too. If you need to keep both hands free to
play an instrument or perform other operations, an optional footswitch can be connected to the mixer's effect footswitch jack for convenient on/off switching.
• Lightweight, Portable Designs
Designing a lightweight mixer is not too difficult, but designing a lightweight, compact mixer that delivers serious performance is another matter. The Yamaha design team went to extraordinary
lengths in the MG series, including in-depth material and structural analysis, to bring you maximum manageability and maximum performance in the same packages. The result is that you can easily
pop the smallest models into your briefcase or shoulder bag and take with you anywhere. Even the larger models can be tucked under an arm and carried around quite easily. But the performance you'll
get at the studio, club, hall, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight. Every one of the MG series mixers provides significant space savings along with huge performance benefits.
• Versatile Connectivity and Pro-class Connectors
Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. All models feature high-quality Neutrik™ balanced XLR connectors on mono
microphone/line channels and XLR-equipped stereo channels. These professional-class connectors were subjected to extensive testing by the Yamaha design team, and were chosen for the MG mixers for
their superior reliability and sonic qualities. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide
phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. Mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into
those channels as required. Separate pinjack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.
• Built-in Channel Compressors
This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound, as well as to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on
too many other mixers in this class, but in the new MG mixers you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on several of the mono input channels. Conventional audio compressors with their
threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and timeconsuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering
degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.
• High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power
Microphone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone
pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic
performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. Gain trim covers a wide - 60dB ~ -16dB range for microphones (-34dB ~ +10dB for line input), so you'll be able to achieve optimum level
matching with just about any source. All microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones.
• 3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter
Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles to draw on. You reap the benefits in the MG series mixers:
all mono channels feature 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls. Depending on the model some of all of the stereo channels have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources. Although
not directly related to the equalizer circuitry, all inputs also feature 80 Hz low-pass filters that can be used to eliminate subsonic noise that is outside the equalizers' range.
• Aux/Effect Sends
All models except the MG82CX have from one to three AUX sends for convenient to processing and monitor systems. Master send controls are also provided, as are RETURN level controls for the AUX and
STEREO busses. "CX" models have EFFECT send controls on all channels that adjust the level of the signal sent from the corresponding channel to the mixer's internal multi-effect system.
The same signal can also be sent to external effect processors via the mixer's EFFECT SEND jack.
• Six Buses (Stereo and Group)
The smallest models in the lineup — the MG82CX and MG102C — have a single stereo bus (i.e. two mono buses). 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.
• Smooth 60-millimeter Faders & Illuminated Channel ON Switches
While the MG82CX and MG102C feature rotary faders, channel and master level control on all other models is accomplished via reliable, highperformance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide
smooth, noise-free operation. When you have more than a few channels the direct visual indication of relative level settings can be an important advantage. Models with linear faders also
feature illuminated channel ON switches that can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders.
• Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring
Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read multi-segment LED meters make it easy to control
system levels for optimum overall performance.
• Easy Operation
All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.
||8 Mono + 4 Stereo
||3 (Incl. 1x Effect send)
|Input channel functions
||CH1-6: HPF, Compressor, 3-band mid-sweep PEQ, Intert I/O; CH7-8: HPF, 3-band mid-sweep PEQ, Intert I/O; CH9-16: HPF, 3-band PEQ
||+48V DC; ON/OFF
||4x Stereo, Return, 2tr in
|Control and others
||Foot switch, Lamp
|Total harmonic distortion
||Less than 0.1%
||0, +1.0, -3dB 20Hz-20kHz
|Hum & noise level
||Equivalent input noise
|Residual output noise
||Use PA-30 AC Adaptor (AC35VCT, 1.4A); Depend on area of purchase; AC100V, 120V or 220-240V; 50/60Hz
||478mm x 105mm x 496mm
||Owner’s Manual, AC adaptor