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

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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 fea... Read More

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Performance
  • 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)
  • Networking
  • 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
  • Power
  • 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
  • General
  • 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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    • You Need An Ipad -4

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

      this is the first product that I've purchased lately that I've been totally stoked about,it's light weight but very well constructed.The DL 1608 has plenty of inputs for our 4 piece blues/rock band, and 6 aux sends for monitors, we use 3...the on board effects are just awesome,nice warm reverbs and delays..The downside to this product is you have to purchase a Ipad -4 ,which you have to consider in the price,which is already pricey for the average working musician. BUT the rewards for biting the bullet and buying this unit are ten fold...WE SOUND SOOO GOOD NOW

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