The new DFX mixers are designed specifically for solo or small performing groups that don't have the luxury of a front-of-house sound technician--those die-hard do-it-yourselfers that manage their own set-up and tear-down while possessing the uncanny ability to simultaneously make music and control their own audio mix. All knobs are color-coded and can be easily identified at a glance. Channel faders are white. Effects and Monitor Sends are red. Master level faders are blue. The jack field is on the top surface so connections are immediate and every channel has a Level Set and Overload LED that can be effortlessly seen on a dark stage.
Extremely easy to use, these new mixers are also equipped with all of the same features that have made Mackie mixers the standard for working musicians. Both new DFX include a combination of mic/line and stereo line inputs, silky smooth 60mm faders, and Mackie Designs' proprietary 32-bit EMAC custom digital effects processor with 16 effects. Each mixer also offers low-noise, low-distortion, studio-grade, 5-band stereo program equalizers wrapped in a box rugged enough to withstand years of on-the-road wear and tear.
"The new DFX mixers are a great addition to our existing product line," stated Ivan Schwartz, Corporate Director, Global Sound Reinforcement Product and Market Development at Mackie Designs, Inc. "They are the most affordable mixers in the Mackie family and offer an exceptional mixture of features and performance."
60mm logarithmic taper faders
Pro-quality low noise, high headroom mic preamps with switchable phantom power
32-bit EMAC custom Digital EFX Processor with 16 effects
5-band stereo graphic equalizer with 12dB boost/cut, Bypass and Aux/Main Assign
2-band channel strip shelving EQ at 80Hz and 12kHz
75Hz Low Cut filters and inserts on mono mic/line channels
Input trim controls with LED level set indicators
Separate Aux Send and Effects Send for each channel
2 stereo Aux Returns
Master Aux 1, Aux 2/EFX and CD/Tape Return faders
Effects to Monitor feature with separate rotary level control
Tape/CD inputs and Tape outputs
Vocal Eliminator switch for "Karaoke" use
Break Switch for playing music between sets
Headphone output with separate rotary level control
Balanced/unbalanced XLR and 1/4 in. main stereo outputs
Rugged metal main chassis
Built-in power supply
Mackie Designs, Inc. is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical tours. Mackie Designs's products are marketed by 54 distributors to over 100 countries around the world.