Since being first introduced in 2003, they have become standard equipment at many venues, with refinements and upgrades continuing to expand their suitability for a wide spectrum of sound reinforcement situations. The sonic quality, design and reliability of the third-generation MG series (released in 2014) has enjoyed particular worldwide acclaim.
The new MG10XUF and MG12XUK models add broader choice to the popular 10 and 12 channel categories within the third-generation MG Series line-up.
While the adoption of linear faders in the MG10XUF offers fine level control and direct visual feedback, the MG12XUK employs rotary controls which mean the console has more compact overall dimensions. With the release of these new models, users gain greater freedom to choose configurations that best suit their individual needs. All other features are the same as current third-generation MG Series XU models.
These include: All models feature Yamaha’s state-of-the-art discrete Class-A ‘D-PRE’ microphone preamplifiers. These studio-grade preamps utilise inverted Darlington circuitry to deliver outstanding sonic quality with ample power at low impedance.
The high-resolution sound of D-PRE preamps is a highly regarded feature of Yamaha’s professional mixers, satisfying the requirements of the most demanding sound engineers.
With big, natural sounding bass, a rich midrange and smooth highs, all with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps offer an impressively wide frequency range which handles signals from any audio source without colouration, faithfully retaining the most detailed nuances of the original sound.
An upgraded 1-knob compressor makes it possible to add optimised compression to a wide variety of input sources via a single control. Yamaha’s acclaimed SPX effects are an accepted industry standard, ubiquitous in sound reinforcement and recording applications. 24 updated SPX effects are included in the latest MG models for versatile creative processing.
The new models also feature a USB 2.0 audio interface capable of 24-bit/192kHz quality for playback of digital content from a PC and/or recording of the mixer’s output to DAW software, such as the included Steinberg Cubase AI.
USB Audio Class 2.0 is also supported, allowing operation with USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant tablets and other devices, without the need to install driver software. Both the new models are compatible with the Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lighting to USB Camera Adapter for seamless recording and playback of digital audio to and from an iPad or iPhone.
All models are designed with emphasis on durability, incorporating practical features that ensure reliable operation in a wide range of challenging conditions. A powder-coated steel chassis provides improved structural strength, while the placement of the rotary controls above the surface of the chassis protects internal components by absorbing impact or pressure applied to the control knobs.
“The third generation of our MG mixer line-up was released in 2014 with an extensive choice of models,” says Yoshi Tsugawa, General Manager, PA division. “The MG line-up rapidly earned an enviable reputation with users in a wide range of applications throughout the world. These new models expand the line-up even further, providing additional choices that will ideally match the individual needs of more users.”
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