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Tapco Mix.50 Compact Mixer

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Designed by Greg Mackie over 35 years ago, many original Tapco mixers are still in use today. Now back and better than ever, the Mix Series marks the return of that legendary Tapco reliability and Mac... Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed by Greg Mackie over 35 years ago, many original Tapco mixers are still in use today. Now back and better than ever, the Mix Series marks the return of that legendary Tapco reliability and Mackie design expertise to home/project recording, professional video editing suites, sound education labs, and more. The Tapco Mix.50 Ultra-Compact 5-Channel Mixer features one mono/mic line input and two stereo line inputs in a rugged metal chassis competitively priced for beginners and students.

The ultra-compact Tapco mixer from the Mix Series is the answer for budget-conscious folks who refuse to sacrifice sound quality or reliability just to save a dime. The Mix.50 is built to suit a variety of needs from desktop recording stations to smaller live gigs--for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. It features a high-quality sound, solid construction, and eye-catching cosmetics.

No skimping on sound

With Tapco's Mix Series, you no longer need to trade affordability for quality sound. The Mix Series audio mixers offer the best sounding preamps and EQ in their class, so you won't sound like an amateur, even if you're still learning your mixing chops.

Compact and portable

All that great sound potential is efficiently packed into a compact solid-steel chassis. It won't eat up your precious desktop space, and practically fits in a car's glove compartment for you sneaky types. And don't worry about taking it out on the road. The Mix.50 is a durable performer you can trust for any small PA or remote recording assignment.

Intuitive design, comfortable to use

Small doesn't have to be cramped. Tapco made the most of the Mix Series by designing them to be comfortable to use by everybody--not just dwarves or kids under four years of age. The knobs and buttons are spaced intelligently, so if you don't have the slender fingers of a professional hand model, you won't have to use tweezers to do a tweak. And because they're Tapco, the controls are presented in a way that simply makes sense to beginners and pros alike.

Utility, utility, utility . . .

The Mix.50 compact audio mixer is the perfect, cost-effective solution for applications ranging from home/project recording to professional video editing suites, to sound education labs and more. Giving you all of the essentials, the Tapco mixer also offers conveniences like CD/tape I/O, super-accurate 4-segment main meters, and a Kensington security lock, making it perfect for schools, dorm rooms, small churches, and anywhere a no-nonsense, die-hard, quality sounding compact mixer is needed.


1 Mono Mic/Line input
2 Stereo Line Inputs
CD/Tape Input/Output
Ultra-portable compact design fits almost anywhere
Rugged metal chassis takes all the punishment life can dish out
Intuitive layout gives access to all controls
Kensington Security Lock keeps mixer secure
Great for dorms, desktops, or music labs
Frequency Response
Mic input to any output (trim at 0 dB): +0, -1 dB, 10 Hz to 150 kHz, -3 dB, 10 Hz to 200 kHz

THD and SMPTE IMD; 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Mic input to main output: < 0.005% @ +4 dBu output

20 Hz to 20 kHz BW (120-ohm source impedance)
Equivalent input noise (EIN): -129 dBu
Residual Output Noise: Channel and Main Mix levels off Main, Ctrl Room, Phones: -106 dBu

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
Mic in: 60 dB @ 1 kHz Gain @ maximum

Adjacent inputs or input to output: -90 dB @ 1 kHz

Input Gain Control Range: 0 dB to +50 dB

Mono Channel EQ: High: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz; Low: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz

Mixer Rated Output
Main, Aux, Control Room: +4 dBu
Maximum Rated Output: +22 dBu

Maximum Input Levels
Mic Input: +12 dBu, Gain @ +10 dB
Line Input: +30 dBu, Gain @ +10 dB
Tape Input and Aux Returns: +22 dBu

Input Impedance
Mic Input: 2.6 kOhms, balanced
Line Input: 20 kOhms, balanced
Stereo Aux Returns: 20 kOhms, balanced
CD/Tape In: 24 kOhms, balanced

Output Impedance
Main: 240 ohms, balanced; 120 ohms, unbalanced
Ctrl Room, Aux Sends: 120 ohms
Tape Output: 1 kOhm
Phones Output: 25 ohms

VU Meters
Main Left and Right: 4 segments: Clip (+18), +6, 0, -20, 0 LED = 0 dBu

AC Power Requirements
External Power Supply output: 18.5 VAC x 2 @ 150 mA (3-pin AC power connection)
External Power Supply AC input: U.S.: 120 VAC, 60 Hz; Europe: 240 VAC, 50 Hz; Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz; Korea: 220 VAC, 60 Hz

Dimensions: 1.6"H x 5.2"W x 8"D (41x133x203mm)
Weight: 1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)
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