Yamaha MLA8 8-channel Preamplifier

8-channel Microphone Preamplifier with 8 XLR Inputs, DB-25 Output, and Euroblock Terminals
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Yamaha MLA8 8-channel Preamplifier
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Convenient Expansion with This 8-channel Preamp

Expand your system's input capability with Yamaha Commercial's MLA8. This preamp gives you eight channels of coveted sound derived from Yamaha's famed DM2000 digital mixer. Despite its rack-friendly 1U unit size, the MLA8 is feature-packed with each channel rocking a -26dB pad, an individual gain knob, an 80Hz highpass filter, and individual phantom power. Euroblock and DB-25 outputs give you the flexibility to use the MLA8 in an installation or with the most technologically advanced digital audio gear on the market. And even though it's a perfect match for Yamaha consoles, if you're running a DME64N/24N digital mixing engine, the MLA8 is your easy way to get eight more great-sounding channels of input.

Yamaha Commercial MLA8 Microphone Preamplifier at a Glance:
  • Preamp sound of the famous DM2000
  • Seamless integration thanks to familiar color-coding
  • I/O designed to cover your system needs
Preamp sound of the famous DM2000

The MLA8 shares the very same technology as the preamps from the acclaimed Yamaha DM2000 mixing console. Engineers the world over rely on the quality and clarity of these preamps for live sound, studio recording, broadcast - you name it. The MLA8 preamps are just right for any application where sonic quality is of the utmost importance.

Seamless integration thanks to familiar color-coding

One of the most important aspects Sweetwater Sales Engineers take into account when designing a sound reinforcement system is how easily a piece of gear will integrate into your exisisting system, and Yamaha Commercial makes adding the MLA8 to your rig seamless. All of the controls on the front panel are color-coded in the same manner as the rest of their gear. This intuitiveness also comes in handy when engineers rotate through the mix space by making it easy to readjust levels and set up a new mix quickly.

I/O designed to cover your system needs

Situated on the rear panel of the MLA8 are eight locking XLR inputs that handle mic and line levels. Having them on the rear panel keeps cables out of the way and your controls front-and-center. To get your sound where you need it, there is a DB-25 output that works perfectly with most Yamaha mixers and compatible cards. The MLA8 also features Euroblock outputs that are great if you're adding it to a permanent sound system installation.

Yamaha Commercial MLA8 Microphone Preamplifier Features:
  • Easily adds 8 channels of mic/line input to your digital mixing system
  • Preamp design inherited from acclaimed Yamaha DM2000 console
  • Channels feature individual gain, phantom power, and highpass filtering
  • Euroblock outputs are great for permanent sound installations
  • DB-25 output makes it compatible with most Yamaha mixers
Great sound and more inputs for your system with the Yamaha Commercial MLA8 preamp!

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Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 8
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs 8 x XLR
Analog Outputs 8 x Phoenix, 1 x DB-25
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.73"
Depth 14.78"
Width 19"
Weight 4.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MLA8

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