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Yamaha MG06X

6-channel mixer — with onboard effects

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Yamaha used its extensive acoustical knowledge and engineering skills in offering you their MG06X mixer. This 6-channel mixer can bring order and balance to your sound, whether produced in school, church, home studio, or on the road.

Reliable control of your sound

Yamaha used its extensive acoustical knowledge and engineering skills in offering you their MG06X mixer. This 6-channel mixer can bring order and balance to your sound, whether produced in school, church, home studio, or on the road.

6 inputs

Yamaha MG06X

This small mixer is perfect for an auditorium public adress system that doesn't need a lot of microphone channels. The two microphone inputs feature Yamaha's D-PRE mic preamps, designed for their high-end recording consoles, which use a special Class A amplifier circuit to faithfully reproduce a microphone's signal without sacrificing warmth. The MG06X also offers stereo line-level inputs that can accommodate unbalanced signals via 1/4" TS or RCA plugs.

Effects onboard

The MG06X includes Yamaha's SPX digital multi-effects processor that offers 6 different reverbs and delays that add atmosphere and spatial feeling to the mix.

Convenient features

Channels 1 and 2 include two bands of EQ to help you adjust instruments and voices. You'll find the peak lights and LED meter handy for keeping channels clean and distortion-free. The MG06 comes in a powder-coated steel chassis that's ready to endure the occasional but inevitable bumps that occur along the way.

Product Highlights:

    6-channel mixer
    • channels 1-2:
      • mono mic/line inputs (XLR and 1/4" TRS)
      • switchable 26 dB pad
    • channels 3/4 and 5/6:
      • stereo line inputs (1/4" TS)
    • all microphone inputs:
      • D-PRE Class A microphone preamps
      • phantom power (+48 volts)
      • switchable high-pass filter (80 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
    • 2-band EQ on chs 1-2 — high: 10,000 Hz (shelving) and low: 100 Hz (shelving)
    • peak lights on chs 1-2
    • 6 digital effects programs (3 reverbs, 3 delays)
    General features
    • LED output meter with peak indicator
    • rotary volume controls on each channel
    • headphone outputs
    • metal chassis
    • weight: 2 lbs
    • dimensions: 5-15/16"W x 2-7/16"H x 7-15/16"D
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 6-Channel mixing console
    • AC power adapter
    • Owner's Manual
    • Technical Specifications

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    Yamaha MG06X Reviews

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    (3 Reviews)

    Yamaha MG06X

    Anonymous from Edison, NJ on 10/22/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product. well built

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    Yamaha MG06X

    Anonymous from PA on 6/23/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Compact size and design, but no USB and limited fx selection. If you want to record voice, better off with the upgraded model

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    Pequeña pero muy bien equipada

    Caremi from Puerto Rico on 10/2/2015

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    Soy pianista y buscaba una consola pequeña con por lo menos 4 canales, para conectar mi Nord Piano (estereo) un micrófono y un IPod para tener música en los recesos. Después de evaluar varias alternativas, elegí la Yamaha MG06x porque comparada con las demás era la más completa. Un total de 6 canales (mono) o puede usarse como 3 estereos; dos entradas de micrófono, equalizador, Phantom, 6 efectos, entre otras cosas. Sin embargo lo más que me impresiona es la potencia del "preamp" de los canales para micrófonos y la calidad del sonido. Sumamente silenciosa, a diferencia de consolas que cuando se conectan se escucha un zumbido constante. Los efectos son básicos, sin embargo suenan muy bien (especialmente el "plate" ) comparado con otras consolas que incluso cuestan mucho más. Los botones se siente sólidos como los de una consola profesional y la construcción en general se ve fuerte. Un amigo que es ingeniero de grabación fue quien me la recomendó ( pues había leído varias reseñas positivas) sin embargo no la había escuchado. Cuando él la escuchó le impresionó la calidad del sonido. Otro detalle es el "POWER supply" es liviano y compacto. En resumen, es una excelente opción para quien quiere algo compacto pero con una buena calidad de sonido, cuando comparamos con otras consolas, definitivamente es la mejor compra por precio. I am a pianist and was looking for a small mixer with at least 4 channels to connect my (stereo) Nord Piano, a microphone, and an iPod to have music during my down time. After looking at various options, I chose the Yamaha MG06X because it was the most complete of them all -- with a total of six channels (mono), which can also be used as 3 stereo channels; two microphone inputs, equalizer, phantom power, and six digital effects among other things. Still, what impressed me the most was the power of the microphone preamps and the sound quality. Unlike other mixers that produce a constant hum when connected, this one is extremely quiet. The effects are basic but nevertheless sound great (especially the "plate") compared to other more expensive mixers. The buttons are solid like one would expect in a professional mixer and the overall construction is sturdy. A friend who is a recording engineer recommended this mixer to me, saying he had read several positive reviews although he had never heard it. When he did hear it he was impressed by the sound quality. Another point is that the power supply is light and compact. In sum, it's an excellent option for those looking for something compact but with good sound quality. When we compared it to other mixers, this one is definitely the best value for the price.

    Pros: Ultra Pequeña buenos "pre amp" salidas XLR o Línea 1/4 buenos efectos Construcción Sólida Dos entradas XLR / Línea y 4 entradas linea Buen precio fácil de usar POWER Supply compacto Very small Good pre amps XLR or ¼ inch connectors Good effects Solid construction Two XLR line inputs and four line inputs Good price Easy to use Compact power supply

    Cons: No tiene entrada RCA (pero esto se resuelve con adapters) Solo dos canales con ecualización No RCA inputs (but this is solved with adapters) Only two EQ channels

    Crutchfield response on 10/7/2015 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
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    Features and Specs

    General
    Mic inputs 2
    Line inputs Combo (2), Phone (4)
    Phantom power +48V
    Channel EQ 2-band
    Master EQ N
    Monitors N
    Effects Built-in
    Talkback N
    Height (inches) 2-7/16
    Depth (inches) 7-15/16
    Width (inches) 5-15/16
    Weight 1.98 lbs

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    Features

    D-PRE (Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps): This MG Series mixing console features Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQ-ing or additional effects processing in order to "fix" your mix.

    High Quality Sound Op-Amp: The MG Series mixer features new, high-quality, custom made MG01 op-amps that we developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, we worked directly with the semiconductor manufacturer to focus on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimized, and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.

    6-Channel Inputs: The Yamaha MG Series mixer provides six total channel inputs; there are two Mic/Line mono input jacks (Ch1, Ch2) and four Line stereo/mono input jacks (Ch 3/4, Ch 5/6). The two Mic/Line mono input jacks utilize high-quality Neutrik connectors which can support both XLR and phone plugs; use these to connect a microphone, an instrument, or an audio device. The four Line stereo/mono input jacks support phone plugs to connect a electric keyboard or other audio device.

    Main & Headphone Outputs: The main stereo outputs consist of stereo XLR-type connectors and phono plugs to connect to powered speakers or a powered amp. The mixer also features a standard 1/4" headphone jack for private listening. Rugged and dependable, these professional connectors ensure providing stable signal transmission even in the most demanding environments.

    Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch: With +48V phantom power (for the Mic channels), the MG Series console allows you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The Mic/Line Ch 1 & 2 input channels feature a PAD switch; the PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.

    Gain & Level Knobs: The Mic/Line channels offer independent gain control to determine the basic volume level of each channel. The Level knob determines the volume of the signal from each input channel to the main mixing output.

    EQ & High-Pass Filters: The MG Series mixer benefits from Yamaha's unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 2-band equalizers (High = 10kHz & Low = 100 Hz) on all Mic/Line channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filters (80Hz) for the Mice/Line channels allow you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.

    Effects: Built-in effects help you enhance your sound. You can select your Reverb (Hall/Room/Plate) or Delay (Short/long/Echo) type to add character to your music mix. You can then adjust the level of the effect.

    Mono/Stereo Switch: Sound input to the Mic/Line channels (1 & 2) can be heard from both the right and left speakers, or sound input to the Mic/Line Ch 1 can only be heard from the left speaker and the Mic/Line Ch 2 can only be heard from the right speakers.

    LED Level Metering: Easy-to-read LED level metering allows output levels to be monitored with precision.

    Metal Chassis: The MG Series mixer features a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis, offering an unrivalled level of durability. With a sleek design contoured for optimal convection cooling, the internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for superior noise reduction, and further extends the life of the components inside. To further ensure reliable performance, knob control placement above the surface of the chassis diverts any impact or pressure on the knobs to the chassis itself and not the circuit board or components underneath.

    Optional Mic Stand Adapter: An optional mic stand adapter (BMS-10A, sold separately) is available from Yamaha.

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