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The 1202-VLZ PRO is the updated, upgraded version of Mackie’s classic 12-channel compact mic/line mixer. The unit incorporates Mackie’s new ultra-high quality XDR™ (Extended Dynamic Range) mic preamps with the best RFI rejection of any compact mixer design. Added benefits include maximum freedom from ground loops and impeccable sonic performance that meets or exceeds the specs of esoteric, outboard mic preamplifiers. The XDR design is the only compact mixer mic preamp that is totally impedance independent: frequency response does not change even with extremely long cable runs or exceptionally high-impedance mic inputs.
To greatly reduce the effects of wind noise and mic thumps, each of the four mic channels has a sharp, 18dB/octave, 75Hz Low Cut filter.
Mute/Alt 3-4 effectively creates a second stereo bus. The Mute button on each channel mutes that channel in the Main Mix, but also acts as a router to the 3-4 stereo bus, greatly increasing signal routing flexibility.
The EFX to Monitor feature allows routing of reverb or other effects signals back into a monitor mix via Aux Send 1. Aux 1’s Pre/Post switch can be set for pre-fader/post-EQ use, which is beneficial for stage monitor mixes, or postfader/post-EQ for use with external effects. It also has a level control for added flexibility.
Control Room/Phones has its own level control, outputs and input matrix for selecting any combination of Main Mix, Tape In and Alt 3-4 to create custom headphone mixes, to monitor tape levels, and more. A separate switch routes this multi-source signal back into the Main Mix.
Because of its many features and durability, the 1202-VLZ PRO can be used for extra studio-grade preamps, as aux inputs for a mixing console, or as an impedance- or level-matching audio toolkit.
(*1) 20Hz–20kHz bandwidth, 1/4" Main out, channels 1–4 Trim @ unity gain, channel EQs fl at, all channels assigned to Main Mix, channels 1 and 3 Pan left, 2 and 4 Pan right. Reference +4dBu.
(*2) 1kHz @ +14dBu, 20Hz–20kHz.
(*3) 1kHz relative to 0dBu, 20Hz–20kHz bandwidth, Line in, 1⁄4" Main Out, Trim @ unity.
(*4) Any input to any output.