Two new 24 and 32 channel live sound consoles 04/02/06
The Onyx 24.4
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Mackie has unveiled the newest members of itâ€™s evolving Onyx family - the Onyx Premium 4-bus Mid-Format Live Sound Consoles. With the additions of the new Onyx 24.4 24-channel and Onyx 32.4 32-channel consoles, Mackie tell us that they have brought the innovative feature set and unequalled sound quality of their Onyx Series to the world of mid-format live mixers, effectively filling the gap between the Onyx Small-Format and 8-bus Onyx 80 Large-Format Live Sound Consoles.
John Boudreau, Mackieâ€™s Live Sound Product Manager had this to tell us â€œWith each new Onyx introduction, Mackie establishes a new price/performance benchmark. With the introduction of the new Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, weâ€™re now bringing this winning formula to a market that we have successfully dominated for nearly a decade thanks to our award-winning SR24.4 and SR32.4 consoles.â€�
The Onyx 4-bus Series mid-format consoles incorporate a host of new features like a full complement of Mackieâ€™s flagship Onyx preamps that combine greater fidelity, increased headroom and unequalled sonic performance with greater radio frequency rejection and wider dynamic range.
Additional Onyx 4-Bus features include a fully balanced signal chain for lower noise and wider frequency range, as well as Mackieâ€™s exclusive Cal Perkins-designed four-band EQ circuitry, renowned for its highly musical â€œBritishâ€� sound and wider-range control.
Both Onyx 4-Bus consoles also feature a 6x2 matrix, 100mm Panasonic faders, and a fully assignable stereo compressor/limiter section built upon the high-quality THAT 4301 chip. This compressor/limiter features independent threshold, ratio and fast/slow attack controls, and can be assigned to the main output mix, Groups 1 and 2, or Groups 3 and 4. Key Onyx 4-bus Mid-Format Live Sound Console Features
Premium Onyx Mic Preamps on all mono channels
Four-Band Perkins EQ
Six fully assignable Aux Sends with Pre/post switches, mute and AFL solo
Smooth, long-throw 100mm Panasonic Faders
Analog direct outs per channel
Two Dedicated Stereo Inputs
4 segment channel metering
Dedicated talkback section
Built in stereo compressor/limiter Price and Availability
The new Mackie Onyx 4-bus Series will be available Q2 2006 and will have a manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price of $1849.99 and $2599.99 for the Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, respectively.