Clean and glorious
I have been using a quality mixer which I won't mention here and liked it very much but it just didn't have enough aux capabilities so I decided to look for another mixing unit. Our church has used a Mackie for almost 25 years with no problems and it always sounded so clean so I thought I would start investigating the latest Mackie line. After about 3 months of researching various mixers I decided on the Mackie 1642VLZ4. I couldn't be happier. The Onyx preamps are so clean and offer great quality. With 4 Aux's per channel it met all my requirements. I accidentally tested the ruggedness of this unit by setting it on a music stand with out tightening the top screw. The unit fell off and landed right on it's face. I thought Oh no, I've done it! I tested every channel and every thing works perfectly. Didn't even damage the knobs. I recently did a show in an old school gym where no one could produce a good sound. When we left that night the sponsor said that was the best sound ever produced in that venue. I believe it had much to do with the Mackie 1642VLZ4 mixer. Jeff Law as always was great to work with in purchasing this unit. I would recommend this unit for live sound!