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Author Topic: mackie cr1604 (1989) 16 channel + 8 direct outs  (Read 5798 times)

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mackie cr1604 (1989) 16 channel + 8 direct outs
« on: March 25, 2015, 05:44:05 PM »

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The 8 "Channel Access" insert points are after the mic preamps, channel faders and equalizers (Post-Fader/Post-EQ).
http://www.mackie.com/pdf/archive/cr1604_om.pdf

http://www.soundonsound.com/Contents.php?Month=12&Year=1991

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MACKIE 1604 £949

General purpose 16:4 mixer for rackmount or free-standing use

Reviewed in SOS December '91/RM December '92

With the 1604, Mackie Designs identified a gap in the market for a compact, rackmounting or free-standing mixer with outstanding audio quality and a full list of features, all at a home studio price. Though it does not have genuine subgroups, it has a secondary set of stereo outputs which double in this capacity, allowing 4-track recording with ease and 8-track recording with less ease, though this is still eminently possible.

Essentially a 16-in, 4-out mixer, the 1604 has a cleverly-designed chassis which allows it to be very easily re-configured for rackmounting or free-standing use, by means of its removable and rotatable connector/power supply housing. It offers 16 main channels, seven aux sends and four stereo returns, decent 3-band EQ and a fader on every input. The 1604's mic inputs, fitted only to the first six channels, are known for their quality and are suitable for use in even the most demanding of applications. The mixer's generous headroom and gain structure has been favourably received by audio professionals and insert points are provided on the first eight channels, as is phantom power, which is globally switchable. The 1604's Solo facility is true solo-in-place and up to three 1604's can be connected together via the optional mixer. An extra bank of 10 mic inputs, the XLR210, is also available.

This is a general purpose, good-sounding compact mixer with exemplary mic inputs, musically useful EQ and lots of aux sends, not to mention flexibility and originality of design -- there's nearly always a way to do what you need to do, even though it might not be the most conventional way. It has a wealth of applications in professional, PA and home recording circles.

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Re: mackie cr1604 (1991) 16 channel + 8 direct outs
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