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Mackie DL1608L Lightning 16-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer w/ iPad Control
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Digital mixing from your iPad through the Lightning connector.

The DL1608L is a 16-channel mixer with revolutionary wireless iPad control that makes any live sound engineer's job and workflow much more enjoyable and exciting. This latest version of the series features a Lightning connector, replacing the 30-pin version. The Lightning connection is smaller and faster than 30-pin. The "L" delineation in the model name indicates the Lightning connector.

With 16 high-quality Onyx microphone preamps, 24-bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters, and powerful internal DSP processing, the DL1608L has plenty of unmatched hardware power to support the extremely intuitive user interface of the iPad. There is an iPad dock built-into the unit should you choose to use it in it's standard mixing form, or you can simply pop the iPad out of the dock to freely move about the venue to adjust your mix at will with the use of an additional Wi-Fi router. You'll have Full hands-on control of audio level, 4-band EQ, compression, gate, delay, reverb, and more for each of the DL1608's 16 channels and master fader. Perfect for a wide variety of smaller applications and venues, the DL806 is the most modern, powerful utility mixer available. Forget bulky consoles and racks of gear. The power is at your fingertips.

*Wi-Fi router required for wireless operation. Wi-Fi router and iPad, iPod touch or iPhone not included.
*Wireless control supported from all iPad models. Docked control supported from iPad, iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation)
*Wireless control supported from iPod touch (4th and 5th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5
*iPad must be docked and the app must support background audio playback to integrate music

Mackie DL1608L Lightning 16-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer w/ iPad Control Features:

  • Lightning connection
    16 Onyx mic preamps
    High-end Cirrus Logic converters
    Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
    4 aux sends for monitor mixes
    Master L/R output for mains
    Choice of powerful, touch-sensitive plug-ins
    4-band EQ, gate and compression on inputs
    31-band GEQ and comp/limiter on outputs
    Global reverb and delay
    Seamless wired to wireless mixing
    Tune the room from anywhere
    Get on stage to ring out monitors
    Personal monitor mixing with access control ability
    Use up to 10 wireless devices simultaneously
    Intuitive Master Fader app for all iPad models
    My Fader app for quick control from iPhone or iPod touch
    "Grow and Glow" visual feedback
    Preset and snapshot recall
    Record the mix to the iPad for instant sharing

Mackie DL1608L Lightning 16-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer w/ iPad Control Specifications:

  • Analog Audio
    Input Connections: 12 x XLR balanced
    4 x XLR & 1/4" TRS combo jack
    Mic Preamps: Onyx
    Input Impedances: Channels 1 - 12: 3kΩ
    Channels 13 - 16: 3kΩ XLR, 30kΩ 1/4" TRS
    Maximum Input Level: XLR: +21 dBu, 1/4" TRS: +30 dBu
    Gain: XLR: 0 to 60 dB, 1/4" TRS: -20 to 40 dB
    Phantom Power: +48V
    10 mA max per mic, with up to 8 mics
    5 mA max per mic, with up to 16 mics
    Output Connections: 2 x XLR balanced (L/R)
    Output Impedance: 600Ω
    Maximum Output Level: +21 dBu
    AUX Sends: 1/4" TRS - supports balanced/unbalanced
    240Ω balanced, 120Ω unbalanced
    +21 dBu max output level

    Digital Audio
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    Bit Depth: 24-bit
    Latency: 1.5 mS

    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0 /-1 dB
    all inputs to all outputs
    THD: < 0.005%
    mic input to main output, 1 kHz @ -1 dBFS
    EIN: -128 dBu @ 150Ω termination
    Noise: Mic input to main output, A-weighted:
    -79 dBu, with channel and main faders @ 0 dB
    -90 dBu, with channel and main faders @ -∞ dB
    Crosstalk: Adjacent inputs: < -120 dB @ 1 kHz
    Outputs: < - 105 dB @ 1 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 92 dB
    ref +4 dBu, one channel and main fader @ 0 dB, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range: 109 dB
    one channel and main fader @ 0 dB, A-weighted
    CMRR: > 70 dB @ 1 kHz (60 dB gain)

    Connector: 100 MB Ethernet
    Control: Complete
    Simultaneously Connected Remote Stations: Up to 10 iPads
    iPad System Requirements: Original iPad, iPad 2, or iPad 3rd generation
    iOS v5.0 or higher

    External Power Supply: Yes
    100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, Universal
    User-replaceable IEC
    Output Voltage: 12VDC
    Current: 4A
    DC Plug: 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm barrel with locking ring
    Power Consumption: 48W max

    Operating Temperature: 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.5 x 3.7 x 15.4" (291 x 95 x 391 mm)
    9U rackmount plus space for connections
    Weight 6.9 lb.

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  • Wireless Bliss

    As reviewed by Tim on 12/1/2014

    I had been waiting for Mackie to deliver an option using Android tablets but without that on the horizon, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the purchase. Apple products are fine but they are the more expensive option. I had done my homework and knew what to expect. The updated Master Fader has everything you would want. I put this beast to work right away running it through its paces. The wireless connection is the selling point for this mixer and makes it so much easier for one person to set and save the mix. It does not disappoint! By using the 6 aux sends available individuals can control their own monitor mix. This feature alone sells it for most by eliminating the need for you to adjust someone else's monitor mix. I need more Cow Bell! Well dial it in yourself! The responsiveness of the controls are great. No lag or latency. The layout is intuitive for anyone who has ran an analog mixer before. The visual layout keep the user informed of how each channel is configured through displays. No more guess work. With the built in sound reinforcement tools, reverb, delay, compression, limiter, you will not have to lug around another rack filled with electronics. The only negative I can say about this mixer is not about the mixer but more toward the vision of Mackie. When this mixer came out iPad was the available device/platform and the tray sold with the mixer is for an older generation iPad. Buyer Beware! They gouge you for a new tray to support iPad Air or other newer platforms ($40). Good luck finding an older generation of iPad if you don't want to shell out the $40. Even Mackie does not recommend the older generation iPads due to the upgrades in the Master Fader. Mackie if you are going to partner with Apple keep up with the trends and availability of their products so you can support yours or provide your customers with options for Android devices.

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  • Good idea, features need some love

    As reviewed by Todd on 12/14/2014

    I purchased a new DL1608L and love the idea of being able to mix/share mixing remotely and record performances via iPad. The controls are responsive, the presets are decent and channel assignments are intuitive. The four things I don't care for... I had to purchase a new tray for the new iPad, Mackie should provide this for free, it's a stupid plastic shell that cost about $40. It's a pisser they make you buy that separate, so calculate that in your purchase price if you have a newer iPad. The recording feature is limited to L/R stereo, although the new 32 channel version does support multitrack recording for what I was able to uncover online. I'd be really surprised if this is wasn't a software issue, and I hope Mackie extends multitrack recording in the near future to the 16 and 8 channel versions. When you dock your iPad the first time the system forces a firmware update on the board, this I discovered rendered the iPhone app MyFader useless until an update is provided from Mackie, I check the app store daily and nothing to update so far. The last thing is the Phantom power switch did not work on the unit I purchased, I use condenser mics and really needed that feature to work only to find out at gig time the PP switch on my board wouldn't turn on, Sh!t. I've contacted the GC I purchased from and I should be able to swap when they get more in stock. I'll post a follow-up on how that goes. I'm sure there's more to discover, but mine's back in the box waiting for a replacement to come in, so that's all I have so far. All in all I love the tech, but Mackie needs to work harder to get my 5 star.

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    As reviewed by Daniel on 11/12/2014

    I bought it to save space and light the weight of equipment and I have so much more tan that. This is just amazing contains everything I need to get incredible mixing. The wireless usage is very useful as well... 100% RECOMMENDED!!!

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