Yamaha MG20XU

20-channel Analog Mixer with 16 Microphone Preamps, 4 Dedicated Stereo Line Channels, 4 Aux Sends, EQ, 1-knob Compressors, and Digital Effects
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The Yamaha MG20XU analog mixer is well-suited for portable rigs or permanent installations, with its rich features and outstanding sound quality. The MG20XU's quality op-amp ensures that your mix sounds transparent and articulate. The MG20XU's crystal clear D-PRE preamps will squeeze every drop of tone from your mics, with natural-sounding bass and smooth highs. Featuring onboard digital effects, switchable phantom power, a pad switch, one-knob compressors, EQ, plenty of I/O, and LED metering, the MG20XU can take on just about any task you throw at it. Utilizing many state-of-the-art features from Yamaha's high-end consoles, the MG20XU is ready to work for you!

Yamaha MG20XU Analog Mixer at a Glance:
  • D-PRE discrete Class-A mic preamps deliver clean and natural sound
  • One-knob compressors provide easy-to-use dynamics control
  • EQ and highpass filters allow for effective sound-shaping
  • Built-in SPX digital effects add polish and professionalism
  • High quality op-amp ensures transparent sound reproduction
D-PRE discrete Class-A mic preamps deliver clean and natural sound

Nobody wants to hear mics that are plugged into thin, distorted, or underpowered preamps. MG Series mixing consoles employ Yamaha's transparent D-PRE preamps, which provide more power with lower impedance, delivering natural-sounding bass and smooth highs. D-PREs simply sound good - without hyping any specific elements of your mix. The D-PRE's pure sound will ensure that you won't need to spend hours EQ-ing just to get a barely-acceptable sound, like you would with low-quality mic preamps.

One-knob compressors provide easy-to-use dynamics control

When you're in the midst of a live event, you don't have time to tweak a large number of complex outboard units. To resolve this issue, the Yamaha MG Series of analog mixers features simple, time-saving one-knob compressors. Simply twist a single rotary control and you can dial in livelier guitars, punchier basses, tighter drums, and well-defined vocals.

EQ and highpass filter allow for effective sound-shaping

Whether you're tweaking your sound to perfection or whether you're removing some unwanted frequencies, effective and powerful EQ is necessary for building a successful mix. Featuring equalizers on all mono channels, the Yamaha MG Series mixing consoles provide you with ample control over the tonal balance of your mix. Additionally, a highpass filter allows you to get rid of any mud that might be present in your mix by eliminating unwanted low-frequency noise.

Built-in SPX digital effects add polish and professionalism

In order to add that final glue and polish to your mix, the Yamaha MG Series mixing consoles provides you with a comprehensive suite of 24 editable digital effects. Based on Yamaha's acclaimed SPX digital multi-effect processor, the MG Series delivers high-quality reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, tremolo, and auto-wah, in addition to distortion, pitch effects, and more.

High quality op-amp ensures transparent sound reproduction

Here at Sweetwater, we know that few things will kill tone as quickly as sub-par op-amps. The Yamaha MG Series utilizes new, high-quality MG01 op-amps, ensuring that your mix sounds its best. When designing these op-amps, Yamaha focused on sound quality, rather than prioritizing electrical design and efficiency. Yamaha has always strived to deliver the purest possible signal instead of imparting their "signature" to your sound, and the MG Series is no exception. You can count on a transparent, natural, and articulate sound when you mix through a MG Series analog mixer.

Yamaha MG20XU Analog Mixer Features:
  • D-PRE mic preamps deliver clean, transparent, and natural sound
  • 3-band EQ on all mono channels for sound-shaping
  • 1-knob compressors provide straightforward dynamics control
  • Class-compliant USB 2.0 for recording and playback with computers and tablets
  • SPX effect processors provide you with a comprehensive suite of 24 effects
  • Pad switch on mono inputs for managing loud sources
  • Metal chassis for durability
Deliver a clean and professional-sounding mix with the Yamaha MG20XU analog mixer!

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Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 20
Inputs - Mic Preamps 12 x TRS/XLR Combo, 4 x XLR
Inputs - Line 4 x TRS, 4 x RCA
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS
Outputs - Direct 2 x TRS (Monitor)
Outputs - Other 4 x TRS (Bus)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Send/Return I/O 4 x TRS (Sends)
Phantom Power 20
EQ Bands 3-Band, Sweepable Mid
Aux Sends 2 x Pre/Post, 2 x Post
Busses/Groups 4 x Bus
Faders 16 + 2 + 1
Effects Yes
Computer Connectivity 1 x USB (2.0)
Rackmountable Yes
Height 5.1"
Width 17.5"
Depth 19.7"
Weight 15.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MG20XU

Customer Reviews

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Big Difference

Having Gain on each channel is a plus, 20 input channels will handle most situations, the added 4th "sweeping" mid-EQ control works great. Eight channels with compression is a good feature. Added special effects work great (especially the radio talk effect). The unit is firmly built. If you know how to operate a mixing board you can make this Unpowered unit sing. I use it with my powered Bose L1 model II, two column, system. The Bose unit supplies the power, the mixer handles the inputs and adjustments. I don't know if I'll ever use the USB connection, but it's nice feature. The sliders are manually controlled, so let your ears be your guide with regards to levels and the overall mix. I would certainly recommend this unit to anyone. Sweetwater shipping was fast and their customer service follow-up was top notch.

I really like this mixer a lot.

I've used this mixer on a gig now, and in our rehearsal space. The pre amps are hotter than a two dollar pistol, and the frequency response is excellent. We ran three monitor mixes easily, and the effects bus provided just a nice reverb to liven up the mix. The rca inputs were great for break music from my mp3 player. I have other mixers that don't give you any volume control over the rca inputs. There were just enough compression channels to use for the entire band. It is a 4 piece country band. I really love this mixer and recommend it to anyone.
Music background: singer, songwriter, guitarist

Yamaha MG20XU

Great board. Effects can be a bit touchy but for the most part they do an excellent job.

not worth it

For the price you can get way better gear with more capabilities there are no returns for your auxiliary Sends you have to usE your channel inputs to return your auxiliary signals if you wanted to use analog racks which I enjoy using. also I had to turn my computer down to 7% out of 100 just to keep it from clipping Don't buy this unit yamaha makes other great gear but these units Are just not on point. Too many issues
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