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      Alto Zephyr Series ZMX862 6-Channel Compact Mixer (H80274)
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Great-sounding mixer with smart capabilities at a manageable price.

In a market that has a glut of small format mixing consoles, the Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 is an excellent option. Its combination of low price, good build quality and smartly designed feature set has made it a real leader in a very competitive category.

The ZEPHYR ZMX862 is a 6-channel, 2-bus mixer with two phantom power-equipped microphone inputs, a three-band EQ and two AUX sends on each of the two mono channels and on the two stereo channels, and two-track inputs for audio playback.

You can plug dynamic, condenser, and wireless microphones into the first two channels, and you also get two stereo channel inputs for keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments. What's more, you can easily plug in your MP3 player, CD players, or audio from a DVD player into the CD/TAPE inputs. But, you also have two AUX sends that you can use to send streams of audio from your mixer to a digital effects unit, stage monitor, TV screen, or any number of sources. Choose the ZMX862 as the audio central command for your live performances, home studio, or video suite.

All Alto Professional ZEPHYR ZMX mixers are designed with high headroom and ultra low-noise mic preamps, so you get the full dynamic range of your mix every time.

Sometimes venues are dark and it can be hard to see what you're working with. Alto Professional solves this problem by not only color coding each section of the mixer, but also by using brightly colored knobs so that you can easily find what you need to adjust before you ever lay a finger on the mixer. The blue, red, yellow and white pots are instantly easy to identify in dim lighting. LED indicators for output level, peak, and phantom power also assist in making sure that you have multiple visual cues that compliment everything you're hearing.

The Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 is a good sounding, reliable compact mixer for solo and duo acts, or for venues that have a need for a good sounding, small-format mixing console.


Alto Zephyr Series ZMX862 6-Channel Compact Mixer Features:

  • Eight total inputs including XLR jacks with phantom power on channels one and two
    Two mic input channels with gold plated XLR and balanced line inputs
    Two stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks
    Extremely high headroom offering extra dynamic range
    Three-shelf EQ on each mono and stereo channel
    Two aux sends per-channel for external effects and monitoring
    Two bus design with Main and Control Room 1/4” stereo outputs


Alto Zephyr Series ZMX862 6-Channel Compact Mixer Specifications:

  • Frequency response: All inputs: 20 Hz – 22 kHz (±1 dB)
    THD+N: All inputs: < 0.005% (@ 4 dBu, 1 kHz)
    Gain range: Mic inputs (Channels 1-2): 0 – 50 dB
    Line inputs (Channels 1-2): 15 dBu – 35 dBu
    Line inputs (Channels 3-6): -20 dBu – +20 dBu
    Max voltage gain: 70 dB (mic input to main mix output)
    80 dB (mic input to ctrl room / phones ouptut)
    60 dB (mic input to aux send)
    SNR: All inputs: > 110 dBu
    Phantom power: +45 ~ +49V with switch control (Mic Pin2/Pin3 and Pin1)
    Impedance: Mic inputs: 3.9 kO
    All other inputs: > 10 kO
    Aux outputs: 1 kO
    All outputs: 120 O
    Equalization: High: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz Mid: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz Low: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
    Crosstalk: Adjacent inputs: < -80 dB @ 1 kHz
    Inputs to outputs: < -75 dB @ 1 kHz (stereo L/R, Channels 1-2, panned hard left
    or right)
    Main mix: AUX OUTPUT, PHONES OUTPUT: 0 dBu, unbalanced, 1/4" jacks Max output: +22 dBu, unbalanced, 1/4" jacks Bus noise: < -90 dB @ 20 Hz ~ 22 kHz (Channel and Main Mix levels at 0 dB, others at minimum)
    Power supply: 18 V, 1000mA
    Power consumption: 18 W
    Dimensions ( w x h x d): 8" x 2.3" x 9.8"
    Weight: 3.75 lb.


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  • Great clear sound for the money

    As reviewed by 4884397 4884397 on 9/6/2013

    When I first got into multi track recording I was just using the built in ports on my multi tracking unit, when I needed more inputs I started looking around for a mixer, I stumbled upon this one after returning a behringer unit with a broken power supply that I had bought before this one. The guitar center associate recommended this one to me and I could not be happier, it interacts with my tascam multi tracking unit wonderfully and the effects loop of this mixer works flawlessly. It is defenitly worth the money I payed for it and has a better sound than an Allen and Heath board.

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  • Very disappointing...

    As reviewed by JON MOOERS on 3/22/2012

    I went to purchase a Behringer mixer and they were sold out at the store, but they talked me into this Alto series as an upgrade. The first one made horrible popping noises so I returned it. The second wasn't much better. The mic pres are noisy and all the channels seem to suck the tone out of anything running into them, plus the output was very minimal, and as I turned it, up the mixer made a lot of hiss. I took it back and plugged the exact same items into a Behringer and it sounded sweet... (Not that cheap Behringer mixers are all that great, just compared to the Alto, they sound far better...) I also double checked the setup in a Mackie and a Carvin mixer, and they both were way quieter with tons more head room. I wouldn't recommend the Altos at all honestly.

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