Yamaha MG16X CV 16-Input 4-Bus Mixer with Built-In FX

16-Input, 6-Bus Mixer with Effects, 12RU


GTIN: 889025142670 SKU MG16X CV Categories ,


Audio professionals looking for a high-quality analog mixer with integrated effects will be impressed with the Yamaha MG16X, a compact 16-input mixer with built-in effects for performances, lectures, recordings, and similar applications. The mixer features eight mono mic/line combo input channels, two stereo line input channels that can also be used as mono mic or line inputs (XLR and stereo 1/4″ inputs), and two stereo line inputs with 1/4″ and RCA jacks. Channels 1 to 12 are each equipped with D-Pre mic preamps, 3-band EQ, pan control and a high-pass filter. The D-Pre mic preamps feature an inverted Darlington circuit and switchable 48V phantom power for use with dynamic and condenser microphones. Channels 1-8 include a microphone pad, which provides 26 dB of attenuation for use with loud sound sources such as guitar amplifiers and drums. Channels 1 to 8 are also equipped with Yamaha’s 1-knob compression for easy adjustment and professional results.

The MG16X mixer has XLR and TRS stereo outs for connecting to your PA system or monitor speakers. It also has a 1/4″ headphone output with level control for personal monitoring, as well as additional TRS 1/4″ stereo monitor outs for sending to powered speakers, amplifiers, or devices such as digital recorders. Each of the MG16X’s channels feature a dedicated FX-bus-send level, and there are 24 effect presets to choose from. The overall level of the FX bus is controlled by the dedicated FX-return level control. Providing reverbs, delays, phaser, flanger, chorus, tremolo, auto-wah, distortion, and more, these effects can be used to help vocals and instruments sit better in your mix.

At a Glance
Maximum 10 mic / 16 line inputs (8 mono + 4 stereo)
4 group buses + 1 stereo bus
4 aux (including FX)
D-Pre mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
1-knob compressors
High-grade effects: SPX with 24 programs
Pad switch on mono inputs
+48V phantom power
XLR balanced outputs
Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
Rackmount kit Included
Metal chassis

1-Knob Compressors
Compression plays an essential role in just about any recording or sound reinforcement environment by altering the level of dynamics of an audio signal when you need livelier guitars, punchier bass lines, a tighter snare, or a cleaner vocal sound. However, it can take countless hours to master the complexities of even the most basic outboard compression units and use them effectively. Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compressors are now an industry standard that give you instant access to optimized compression settings via a single rotary control.
EQ and High-Pass Filters
There’s nothing more useful than reliable equalization when you need nuanced management of your tone. The MG Series benefits from Yamaha’s unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filters allow you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
Aux/Effects Sends
MG Series mixers feature aux sends for expanding your sound reinforcement or recording setup, allowing you to incorporate additional effects, output to external recording devices, or feed to a monitoring system. Master send controls are also provided.
Built-In SPX Digital Effects
For musical and nonmusical applications alike, effects processing adds polish and professionalism to the mix. The MG16X features Yamaha’s acclaimed SPX digital multi-effect processor, offering a comprehensive suite of 24 editable digital effects perfect for enhancing your mix, whether adding depth to a speaking engagement or breathing new color and atmosphere into a live band performance. In particular, the high-quality reverb and delay expand the spatial quality of the sound with remarkable realism and naturalness. You can even connect an optional FC5 foot switch for effect on/off control.

Yamaha MG16X CV Specs
Number of Analog Input Channels 16 (10 Mono / 4 Stereo)
Number of Mic Preamps 10
Analog Output Channels 1 x Stereo Master Output
2 x Stereo ALT Bus/Subgroup Output
1 x Stereo Control Room/Monitor Output
4 x Mono Aux Send Output
Max I/O Capacity 16 x Input / 4 x Output
Mix Routing Stereo Main Mix / Stereo Bus/Subgroup
Faders 12 x Channel Fader
1 x Master Fader
2 x Bus/Subgroup Fader
1 x FX Fader
Meters 2 x 12-Segment LED
Meter Range -30 dB to +17 dB Peak/Clip
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range -6 dB to +64 dB
Input Pad -26 dB
Dynamic Processing Input Channels:
Sidechain Filters None
EQ 3-Band EQ (Mono Channels)
2-Band EQ (Stereo Channels)
EQ Parameters Mono Channels:
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 2.5 kHz (Bell)
Low: ±15 dB at 100 Hz (Shelving)
Stereo Channels:
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Low: ±15 dB at 100 Hz (Shelving)
Graphic EQ None
Filters Input Channels:
10 x High-Pass: 80 Hz
Solo/Mute PFL per Input Channel, Bus, FX Bus
Channel Output/Source Monitoring PFL
Built-In Effects 24 x Stereo Effect (Type Unspecified)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 48 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB (at 1 kHz, Gain Min)
Output Level +30 dBu at Max Gain
I/O Impedance Combo XLR-1/4″, XLR Mic Input:
3 Kilohms
1/4″ Line Input:
10 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Crosstalk -78 dB at 1 kHz
EIN -128 dBu at Max Gain
Noise Floor -102 dBu (Residual Output Noise)
THD+N 0.03% at Min Gain (+14 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
0.005% at Min Gain (+24 dBu, 1 kHz)
Analog Inputs 8 x Combo XLR-1/4″ 3-Pin Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
8 x 1/4″ TS Unbalanced Line Input (4 Stereo Pairs)
1 x 1/4″ TS Footswitch Input
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Stereo Main Output (1 Stereo Pair)
2 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Stereo Main Output (1 Stereo Pair)
4 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Stereo Bus Output (1 Stereo Pair)
2 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Stereo Monitor Output (1 Stereo Pair)
4 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Mono Aux Send
1 x 1/4″ TRS Unbalanced Stereo Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital I/O None
Bluetooth None
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Power Connector 1 x IEC Input
Power Consumption 30 W
Dimensions 19.7 x 17.5 x 5.1″ / 50 x 44.5 x 13 cm
Weight 15 lb / 6.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 20.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22 x 20 x 8.25″

Additional information

Weight 20.94356 lbs
Dimensions 20.59 × 8.39 × 22.01 in