Mackie 1642-VLZ3

Mackie 1642-VLZ3

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1642-VLZ3, Analog Mixer from Mackie in the VLZ3 series.

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Mackie 1642-VLZ3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Mackie
  • Model: 1642-VLZ3
  • Series: VLZ3
  • Category: Analog Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 07/12/2008

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Mackie 1642-VLZ3 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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ThunderStick's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie 1642-VLZ3
The Mackie 1642-VLZ3 is an analogue mixer, 10 tracks including mono / line XLR / jack with the possibility of inserting effects or equalizer, while symtrique, fitting PG cudgel if it is DTECT. Both tracks are exclusive Reserved dernires a double connector Stereo line in jack. The subgroups are counted four in number.
There is possibility to connect a pair of monitor speakers, two headphone volume adjustable back, plug in a mono main output, an RCA in Stereo, as well as between st ro RCA.
The multi-track recording is possible (8 output connector jack in symtrique, or many group outings through the same connector).
The console provides power fantme course (+ 48 V). It is no team of effects section for reasons of price and usage context, as it is Designed as a mini-studio recording console. So the effects of a fitting maneront Annex.
The equalizer is semi-Settings, Adjustable in three bands (ranging from 30 dB, -15 15): serious, concentrated on 80 Hz, adjustable center mdiums paramtriques ( 100 Hz to 8 KHz), 12 KHz Aiges centers.
A low-cut filter 75 Hz is available via a button.
The gain range is about 60 dB.


Use of this mixer is Elementals. Caractrisitques all, though endowed with a technology push are those of a standard console. We found it right away, even if Mackie has always been able to dmarquer by personal menus dtails trs.
Faders glide extremely well. Touch is enjoyable. For ingnieurs sound that is kind of playing Frisbee with their mixer or the pose of ct gazinire when they fry potatoes, is the chssis particulirement easy to clean and hassle free rsiste shock (as described on the packaging: "built like a tank"). The buttons are specially fixs chssis on this, not on the circuit being protected to the console in case of accident.
Its been nitre-segments green, yellow and red is not calibrated to the standard + 4 dBV purpose: when the point "O dB" is reached, the sound is REALLY about to s' crter.
It must be the concept of rglage gain before use on each track, but it finally s'avre trs helpful and conscientious.
The assignment of groups is a breeze.
Beware, the manual is in English only rdig.


This console is just bluffing. We do not doubt that such a small device can reproduce what he is asked to deal with such clarity. The equalizer is drastically prcis and does not sound dnature even if rglage excessive. The faders are so gentle with the volume that is CRVE eardrums before feeling the pain!
Finally, I put a point on innovative pramplis XDR-2 of this new series VLZ: as so beautifully said a member of the forum Audio Fanzine, "we can not record a fly Flying with VLZ ". It is feasible dsormais thing: the sound of the VLZ-3 is extremely Fidler, without the introduction of breath, strong with an excellent tonal balance. In a word: irrprochable.


I tried other consoles before choosing one. The award, first of all, is attractive. Although the United States rises, the report qualitprix is ​​absolutely remarkable. I t also sduit DEFINITIONS its sound, its many features and its simplicity of use. Compared to similar MODELS class and small Berhinger, we know how it works on the podium Reserved ...
I purchased this console at the time of its release, it is - that in May 2002 (I'm not trssr that date). I use it constantly since. No infidlits. Nanmoins, I do not have that choice referrer with the exprience because I intend to resell the day on this console I finally afford to get my studio quip of a gigantic 48 tracks.
In the meantime the VLZ-3 has a bright future ahead of it, as well as my service on the market.

bdrecourt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie 1642-VLZ3
- Rack Console with the mounting optional (add 50 euros)
- 16 channels (8 mono mic pramp, 2 mixed mono mic / line Stereo, Stereo line 2)
- 8 direct outputs, which is a major reason for my purchase
- Four subgroups, with the back four stro
- XLR and Jack connectors on 10 Premire enter, on two tracks jack Stereo line
- Main XLR output, other outputs (Aux, Subs ...) by Jack (symtriques mostly)
- Semi-paramtrique equalizer on 10 Premire inputs, 4 band fixed on the line 2 between


- Configuration gnrale standard routing could not be more conventional and effective
- Everything is easily accessible, an excellent compromise between compactness, readability and Accessibility assistive functions
- The manual, trs well translated, and is amply sufficient Retailer


- The sound is beautiful! Pure Mackie: DEFINITIONS, dynamic, neat lack of breath, reserve of gain phnomnale ...
- The equalizer is a formidable efficiency
- The low-cut filters are rated 75 Hz, which is perfect for removing background noise while subwoofers prservant intgrit the original sound


- Buy a week ago, I had the opportunity to dj use it several times when knowledge point (hardware rental)
- What I like best: everything!
- What I like least: nothing! Flawless ...
- Before the acqurir, I had the opportunity to use a few consoles, analog (Mackie, Behringer, Phonic) or numriques (Yamaha. ..), but none got as much enthusiasm !
- The report qualitprix is ​​really good: an investment certainly not trivial, but is fully justified given the quality of the console.

kennymills's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Mackie ..."

Mackie 1642-VLZ3
As described below ...


Everything is simple if we finally have already had a console to type ... lol


The eq is very effective eq true model while the other one is closer corecteur. Lees preamp are super transparant is really good quality not to mention a breath and I utis depuit a good old time she


depuit I use more than 1 year in the studio for a few close everything.
I had a Yamaha before it is irrelevant is the best preamp out DiResta biensur are absent from the equivalent in price yamaha I also had a soundcraft spiritstudio biensur AC has nothing to do but it is not far for the price. The price scares me because I was full of truk buy before but now I wonder how I do without if I ever do I do ... Very very strong in

kojejefroots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The beautiful sound that goes to the essential"

Mackie 1642-VLZ3

8-10 in XLR or mono line jack (with insert), parametric EQ, low cut (75Hz)
4-2 in stereo jack (line)
A slap in (st / RCA)

Master L / R XLR /-4dB
2 to send in pre / post (Jack)
2 to send by post (Jack)
8 direct outs on tracks 1 to 8 (Jack)
4 sub-group st (jack)
1 tape out / RCA
And control room

No effects included
alim fantome
base table lamp


A very complete in its ability to routing
For a simple function (XLR and jack connectors)
No need for manual, if you know how to use a table.
Very good ergonomics.



, I do not know, but it sounds like the Mackie, so it's good ...
Eq very effective
Not a breath of pete with the gain


J'e've had 3-4 years
I went through full table before, but in this price range, I saw it best:
It combines simplicity, quality sound, robust, compact and very reasonable.
It can be rack 19 "so for a reasonable budget.
Devoid of gadgets and effects of poor quality.
This is a table of a traditional design.

Small headlock for rack:
bars racking option therefore overcost
Screw the hull too short, impossible to catch the thread by adding bars racking.
I finally found the trick with electric screw dominoes, now c nickel.

Very good product at a very reasonable price.
It sounds very good

Maybe a little heavy, but given the strength, you must choose ...

I do it again without hesitation that choice for analog ... The same quality digital c facilemment double.

As for the note, I put 9, because the problem of racking

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