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Yamaha MG82CX 8 Input Stereo Mixer with Digital Effects

by Yamaha
4.2 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
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  • 8-input, 2-bus design
  • 2 channels of single-knob compression
  • 3-band EQ on inputs
  • SPX quality digital effects
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Product Description

Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Digital Effects

MG mixers are lighter and smaller than ever while offering some innovative new features. The MG82CX is an ideal mixer for basic music production or live sound applications that require high sound quality from a relatively small number of input sources. The MG82CX is remarkably compact and lightweight, but no compromises have been made in sound quality. They even have built-in channel compressors that, although easy to operate, can significantly enhance the quality of your mixes. An optional adaptor allows these mixers to be mounted on a microphone stand for easy access and convenient positioning on stage. The MG82CX features top-quality SPX digital effects built in, so you won't need any extra equipment for many applications.

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Flexible 8 or 10 Input Channel Configurations

The MG82CX has a total of 8 input channels comprised of two mono microphone/line channels and three stereo line channels. Two of the stereo channel can be used as mono microphone inputs, providing a total of four microphone inputs when necessary. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB ~ +10dB for line input.

Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel

Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. Featuring high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on both mono microphone/line channels and two of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channel on the MG82CX provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The two mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Four 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. All four microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all four channels.

Built-in Channel Compressors

This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used 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 MG82CX you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 and 2. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming 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.

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, and you reap the benefits in the MG-series mixers. Channels 1, 2, 3/4, and 5/6 feature full 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls, while channel 7/8 has 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.

  • 8 or 10 Input Channel Configurations
  • Easy-access Connector Panel
  • Four High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power
  • Built-in Channel Compressors
  • 3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter
  • EFFECT send controls on all channels
  • Stereo, Control Room, Monitor, and Headphone Outputs
  • Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring
  • Lightweight, Portable Design
  • Optional Mic Stand Mount
  • Built-in SPX Effects

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 26 inches ; 3.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000Z7567A
  • Item model number: MG82CX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,203 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 28, 2007

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I host a monthly Open Mic in Pasadena, at Jones Coffee, a small warehouse space. For the past 10 months I had been using a Behringer Eurorack mixer, which is about the same size as this one, also with 8-ins. Before that, I used a spirit folio, which is a tiny bit smaller. I connect the mixer to 2 Behringer powered speakers. Using this set up, I could handle 3 mics, a couple guitar-ins or a guitar and a keyboard.

Behringer UB802 Eurorack UB802 Mixer (8 Inputs)
Eurolive B215D 15" Powered PA Cabinet

A few of my performers would occasionally request reverb on the mics, but I didn't want the hassle of bringing in an aux effects unit and patching it in. I figured the acoustics of the warehouse space provided sufficient reverb. At the same time, I found it challenging to get a decent sound - I could barely get the (Shure) mics loud enough to make the vocals audible without sounding muddy and overamplified, or feeding back.

So I bought a Yamaha MG82CX a couple weeks ago, and used it for last night's Open Mic event. Wow! What a difference! This was the
best sounding event I've hosted. Two features made a big difference: The built-in compression made the vocals sound much better
and more audible - I kept the knobs at about the 1/3 to halfway mark. And the built-in reverb helped make the vocals and some of
the acoustic guitar parts sound wonderful. The trick is not to overuse it. The unit has about half a dozen different reverb
effects - the one I liked the best is called "Vocal Echo".
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This is meant for simple users like me who don't have a band or rock group or advanced audio engineering skills.

I wanted an easy, inexpensive way to Karaoke at home without having to invest in powered amplifiers and powered speakers and monitors and whatnot! I have managed to get this to work very well with my home theater speakers and Yamaha receiver. This is how I did it:

I hooked up this mixer to my laptop using a - Hosa CMP159 10 Feet Speaker Cable, Y Cable 1/8 Inch TRS to Dual 1/4 Inch TS Cable - 10 Feet. The laptop streams the music and lyrics from a website. I have connected the laptop with a HDMI cable to my Panasonic Vera flat screen in such a way that only the video shows on the TV (the audio goes out from the headphone jack on the laptop to the Mixer). So I can read the lyrics on the big screen.

I bought a CAD mic CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and connected it using GLS Audio 25ft Mic Cable Patch Cords - XLR Male to XLR Female Black Microphone Cables - 25' Balanced Mike Snake Cord - SINGLE.

I connected the Stereo Out of the mixer to my Yamaha Home theater system CD Input(nothing fancy - just a standard AV Receiver HTR 5940) using a Hosa CPR202 Dual 1/4 To Dual RCA Cable 6.5 Ft.

I also connected the Rec out of this Mixer to my old Cassette deck using RCA cables.
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This is a fine mixer. So far this is a nicer mixer than either Alesis and Behringer mixers I own. Power chords on both of those have broken. This has the same
three-pin type as the alesis. The Behringer is not bad, but the power chord 3 prong plug (the end that attaches to the mixer) has tiny pins that are easily bent.
I like the effects on this mixer better than the Alesis I have. Nicer sounding. Quieter too.

I would recommend this mixer.
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I bought the MG82CX Yamaha mixer recently. I've been playing around with it using a SM58 and CD/cassette player inputs. I also connected it to my EMU0404 24/96 sound card and recorded the output straight into my computer as a wav file. The quality is awesome. It's very clean output. I have a Yamaha high-end amplifier and a Yamaha CD player. One unique thing about Yamaha's sound circuitry is they produce natural clean sound. In fact their amplifiers have "natural sound" written on them.

I would've liked individual switches to turn channels on/off and also sliders for gain control / volume etc., But for this price it offers a lot already. If you're thinking of a budget mixer with professional quality output go for this one. You won't regret.

The effects are awesome. Very clean sounding!
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This mixer offers real value for the money. I bought five units for run-n-gun field work - mixing 2 to 4 mics - tie units together for occasional larger gigs. Fast setup, clean enough output, flexible hookup options. Very well documented with a full signal gainplan map and all tech details.

This mixer might not look like more costly ruggedized field mixers that ENG often deploys, and if you don't need to run on batteries, it's a great low-cost alternative. just pack it in a decent road bag and it will be reliable.

The input compressors and digital effects are also a nice touch of sophistication when ganging units together for larger projects.

Very well thought out system. Full respect to Yamaha on product design.
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