Mackie 32/8 Preamps

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by v3gaS, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. v3gaS

    v3gaS Guest

    The new Mackie boards with the new Pre's.. are they something that gets a great sound or are they overrated?

    I am looking into picking up a board now to setup in a small studio that will work with local bands.

    Will they do a good job untill higher priced racked gets purchased down the line?

    I hear they are very nice...
     
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they are out yet... (the onyx, right?)
     
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    here is a review

    http://mixonline.com/products/review/audio_mackie_onyx_console/

    and the mackie mixer line

    http://www.mackie.com/products/onyx1620/index.html

    we still don't know prices...
     
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    actually, here are some prices...

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040817135019159083145139188935/g=home/search/d=tp?q=onyx
     
  5. heyman

    heyman Guest

    Sounds really nice on paper but......

    This was taken from Mackie's website...

    "16 new ONYX mic preamps comparable to boutique preamps"

    Lets hear a head to head review - with some of those boutique pre's out there....

    Then let everyone decide...
     
  6. v3gaS

    v3gaS Guest

    What about the current XDR boards.

    How are they as far as Pre's?
     
  7. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

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    The 8-bus mackie boards have not changed in many years. The summing of the channels is much worse the mic preamps in my book. I could live with the preamps if i had too, but trying to mix more than 16-channels at a time just gets....Uuuggggly!

    Time will tell if the new onyx boards and mic pre's are much of an improvement. I didn't think the XDR was a big deal or any better than the VLZ to brag about.
     

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