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 mackie 1640 At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: 2002  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 8.0/10arrow User reviews: (1)
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Micheal Lee writes:
The goal for the Onyx Series was no short order: small-format analog mixers with more useful features, better sound quality, advanced tonal shaping and full FireWire connectivity options. To accomplish all this, they assembled a hybrid engineering team led by famed analog engineer Cal Perkins and digital guru Chris Jubien. They also couldn't keep Greg Mackie from adding things as they went along (like 4-segment LED metering on every channel). The Onyx series mixer start with Mackie's new Onyx mic preamps, which meet or surpass just about any standalone mic preamp on the market in terms of pure fidelity and head-room (and yes, there are specs to prove it). Next up is the completely new Perkins EQ circuitry, a "neo classic" 3- and 4-band design which gives you the sweet musicality of British EQ with greater filter control and minimum phase shift (plus a true hardware EQ bypass). This analog brilliance is paired with a full-featured discrete Auxiliary section, a completely redesigned mix bus and summing amp section, and a built-in Talkback section with onboard mic. The Onyx FireWire I/O Card is a true first. This 24-bit/96k card bridges the gap between Mackie's flagship Onyx analog mixers and a Mac or PC, giving musicians and engineers a great-sounding and very efficient way to go from analog to digital--without the need for separate converter boxes or interfaces.

Good Points
Sound of the mackie onyx pres and the perkins eq is absolutely sweet and very lush sounding. Plus onyx has firewire!
Bad Points
EQ does not work for firewire. Pre's might be a tad overrated.

 mackie 1640 Specifications:

Digital IOs:
Optional firewire card
Analog IOs:
16 ONYX mic preamps and line inputs
Other IOs:
16-channels line outputs and DB-25 connection
Busses/Subgroups: 4-bus
Aux sends: 6 Aux sends
4-band Perkins EQ
Software supported:
Firewire and rackmount

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