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Mackie Onyx 1640 Mixing Desk with Firewire card
inc. VAT

Mackie Onyx 1640 Mixing Desk with Firewire cardMackie flagship 16-channel premium analog mixer, with 24-bit/96kHz FireWire I/O capabilities.

The goal for Mackie's flagship Onyx series of small-format mixers was to bring premium analog sound, expanded features, and streaming FireWire connectivity to both recording and live sound environments. To pull all this off, we started with a team of veteran audio product engineers from the great Pacific Northwest (aka Woodinville, Washington). The Onyx team quickly set out by specifying the highest-quality analog components--from premium op-amps to IC chips costing exponentially more than previous designs. In many cases, we developed components completely from scratch. With Greg Mackie himself steering Onyx mixer layout and design, we took a "real world" approach to the entire process.

Mic Inputs/Preamps: 16 new ONYX mic preamps comparable to boutique preamps
Buses: 4-bus architecture for flexible sub-grouping of channels
EQ's: New 4-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable midrange controls provides warm, musical sound
Instrument inputs: 2 Selectable Instrument inputs on first two channels—no DI box needed
Sends: 6 Aux Sends w/ Pre/Post and Solo switches
Returns: 4 stereo line-level Aux Returns
Direct Outputs: Balanced direct outs for every channel via DB-25 connections, or via Firewire card cable
It also acts as a soundcard when connected to the PC via a Firewire cable, so you wont need an additional soundcard.
In the category of "Why didn't someone think of this sooner?", we gave the Onyx 1640 an optional FireWire I/O card, which bridges the analog-to-digital gap by providing up to 18 independent channels of high-quality 24-bit/96kHz audio that you can plug right into your FireWire-equipped Mac or PC. And bring a stereo mix back from your computer for monitoring purposes.

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This product was added to our catalogue on Friday 11 March, 2005.

The audio interfaces category contains sound cards and other computer audio input and output devices.

The Mackie Onyx 1640 Mixing Desk with Firewire card is a member of the audio interfaces category (FireWire connection).

Established in 1986, Phil Rees Music Tech is a UK expert builder of computer systems for music and audio production.

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