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Mackie 802-VLZ3 8-Ch. Compact Recording/SR Mixer
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- Ultra-compact 8-channel mixer featuring Mackie VLZ3s signature low-noise, high-headroom design
- 3 studio-grade XDR2 Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps
- Selectable Instrument inputs on first two channels no DI box needed
- ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added versatility, Control Room/Phones source matrix
- Includes Tracktion 3 Project Bundle, music production software for Mac/PC
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XDR2 preamps: Extended Dynamic Range=Extended Sonic Possibilities
XDR2 Among the features that have earned the VLZ3 mixers their stellar reputation are the XDR2 "Extended Dynamic Range" mic preamps. That’s because serious amounts of time and energy went into their design, and the result is phenomenal. You simply won’t find preamps this good on any other mixer in this price range. The XDR2 preamps deliver pure, clean studio-grade sound—the kind of quality you’d expect to find in pricey boutique mic pres. They have an incredibly wide frequency range, especially in the low end, and even at extremely high gain settings. They offer incredibly low noise, amazing RFI rejection, and with 60dB of available gain per channel, the 802-VLZ3 can handle inputs ranging from a whisper to a scream. With the superior sound of the 802-VLZ3’s three XDR2 preamps, rest assured you will always get optimum performance out of your professional ribbon, dynamic, and condenser mics. Read more.
Super-Musical EQ for Super Tweaking Latitude
EQ KnobsThe 802-VLZ3’s ultra-musical 3-band Active EQ provides precise control over the full frequency spectrum, giving you ultimate sound shaping latitude. We invested tremendous resources into optimizing the center frequencies of our EQs, and improved the interaction of the separate EQ bands, so your tracks can be molded and tweaked for just the right result. Low shelving at 80Hz, mid peaking at 2.5kHz and high shelving at 12kHz mean you can quickly and effectively sculpt your tone for the ultimate in punch, fullness, and brilliance—and with up to 15dB boost/cut capability per band, you get loads of room to move…and experiment. There’s also a 100Hz low cut/high pass switch for each mic input, so you can keep the muddiness out of your sound—and give lows that extra punch if used in conjunction with the Low EQ. Read more
Fully pro, fully featured
A completely pro mini-desk, the 802-VLZ3 delivers a comprehensive set of mission-critical mixing tools. Five full channel strips let you easily get your hands on your mix, while bright 12-segment stereo meters allow for ultra-accurate metering. The dedicated Stereo Return channel lets you connect external components, such as effects units or mp3 players, so you can incorporate your favorite sounds or prerecorded material into your tracks. You also get Hi Z inputs on channels 1 and 2 for recording instruments such as electric guitar and basses direct—no external gear required—and phantom power is provided for your studio condenser mics. The PFL solo function lets you easily set your gain to perfect levels, and high pass filters allow you to cut low frequency rumble—100Hz and below—on channels 1 to 3. The 802-VLZ3 also gives you essential engineering features including separate control room volume and phones knobs. And thanks to our clever engineers, the "mute" button actually serves a dual purpose— signals from muted channels are secretly routed to the Alt 3-4 outputs and also into the Control Room section, ideal for creating submixes, previewing channels, or creating a "mix minus" for broadcast applications.
Ultra-compact, sleek, rugged chassis
802VLZ3 ProfileNow you can have your pro mixer, and fit it in your workspace, too. The 802-VLZ3 features a tight, low-profile design that fits the most modest—or congested—of areas perfectly. Like all VLZ3 mixers, the 802-VLZ3 is built like a tank, too. Our legendary solid-steel chassis can take the kind of abuse that would turn our competitors’ flimsy boxes into twisted chunks of debris. Instead of cheap, unsealed potentiometers, we use co-molded pots, which offer substantial strain and impact relief. By design, our control knobs ‘ride’ just above the surface of the chassis, so if something falls onto the mixer, the impact is transferred from the knobs to the chassis—not to the potentiometers or circuit board. Finally, we use thick, horizontally mounted fiberglass PC boards to eliminate the potential for damage and brace them with a shock-absorbing support structure. And not only is the 802-VLZ3 tough, but it can be flexibly positioned, thanks to a bottom panel that lets you easily mount an optional mic stand adapter with just a few screws. Attach your 802-VLZ3 to a mic stand, and you can adjust its height and angle to suit your unique—or weird—work style.
The "V" stands for Versatility
Okay, not really, but the 802-VLZ3 is just that—versatile. With its pro features and small footprint, it’s ideal for a variety of applications, including home and project studio recording, sound reinforcement, multimedia projects, field mixing, broadcast use, and post-production work. (Wanna see how you can put it all together? Check out our hookup guide.)
Less Really Is More
The 802-VLZ3 gives new meaning to the old adage, less is more. While there are other under-12-channel mixers out in the world these days, none provide the performance or sound quality of the 802-VLZ3. Thanks to its ultra-compact, pro design, you get the low input count you want, the extra space you need, and the quality you deserve—all at an unbelievably low price. Put simply, the 802-VLZ3 is the go-anywhere, fit-anywhere professional mixer, delivering superior sound quality—and unbeatable value.
- Ultra-compact 8-channel mixer featuring Mackie VLZ3’s signature low noise, high-headroom design
- 3 studio-grade XDR2™ Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps with:
- Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
- 130dB dynamic range
- +22dBu line input handling
- Extended low frequency response
- Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz - 20kHz)
- Phantom power for studio condenser mics
- 8 high-headroom line inputs
- Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection
- Aux send, level, pan and PFL solo on each channel
- Selectable Instrument inputs on first two channels – no DI box needed
- Stereo Return for connecting effects processor or other stereo source
- 3-Band Active EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz, 12kHz)
- 18dB/oct. 100Hz Lo-Cut filter on Mic input channels
- ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added versatility
- Control Room/Phones source matrix
- High-resolution 12-segment stereo meters
- Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime
- Sleek, rugged steel chassis
Top Customer Reviews
I brought it home hooked it up and listened to music 2 hours straight, extremely pleased with the quality and low noise of this unit. Mabye it was the difference from my old mixer that wowed me but it was definitely worth the 2hundred I spent. I highly recommend a great pair of studio quality head phones or monitors to accompany this mixer if you don't have already. It also comes with a free 'Tracktion' recording software.
Now if only they can have usb connectivity for the same price!
I bought the bag for this little mixer too. I keep all the cords to hook it up and the power cord in there.
I understand that the power plug is an AC Adapter so that means the mixer doesn't have that built in and someone will say they wanted to save the space, and possibly heat. But i'm saying they shouldn't have. To have an IEC plug would be better than the extra inch and little bit of heat this would have produced.
- XLR outputs
- XLR mic inputs
- Phantom power
- Head phone jack
- Stereo Inputs
- 3 way EQ
- 1 Aux outputs
- 1/4 in outputs
- Mute buttons
- 5 channels without doubling up (wow)
- AC Adapter
- Only rca inputs are tape ins, which confuse most people, one of the channels should have had rca inputs or both aux imput channels should have
- No sliders, but size limits this
All in all this unit is perfect for me. It's kind of a little pricey for what it does. But i needed something small like this for some gigs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay I am writing this for one reason.
The headphone amp/output and because of pots knobs.
This thing treated me so great for 2.5-3 yeas. Read more
As with all my Mackie experience, this is a great piece of gear. Quality, reliability and easy to use in a live performance environment makes Mackie stuff a favorite for me. Read morePublished 22 months ago by ACK
This is a great little mixer for the money... perfect for a small home studio, or even, a small broadcast studio.Published on May 17, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Its great for its size and works very well for our inhouse practice for big functions and house functions. Although I wish I had a big PA system but this was a good investment. Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I use this as an intermediary between my computer audio interface and my studio monitors. It allows me great flexibility for inserting devices into my signal chain. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Will
Works great and as described. I highly recommend this product and would by another anytime. It is just as described.Published on May 23, 2013 by Scrappy587
Mackie 802-VLZ3 8-Ch. Compact Recording/SR Mixer is just amazing, very easy to set up and the sound quality is great. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Rafael Matos
I love this mixing board. Watch the video on YouTube where they drop this mixing board off their building, drive over it with a dual rear tire truck with people standing in the... Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by James Limborg