Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel 4-Bus Rack-mountable Mixer

    • 16-Channels
    • 10-Microphone Inputs
    • 4-Stereo Channels
    • 6 Built-In Compressors
    • Built-In Digital Effects

    The Yamaha MG166CX is a versatile compact audio mixer designed for both project studio and live sound applications. The mixer features 16 total input channels with 1/4" TRS phone inputs on all channels and 10 XLR microphone inputs. Channels 1 through 10 are mono while 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15/16 feature stereo paired 1/4" TRS phone inputs for connecting stereo devices such as keyboards, recorders etc. An internal effects processor provides up to 16 user selectable presets including reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, distortion and more. In addition, a built-in compressor is available on all mono channels for vocals, instruments, etc.

    The MG166CX provides plenty of routing possibilities with 1/4" TRS inserts on all mono channels. Inserts send signal to external signal processors and effects and allow the signal to be returned to the original channel. The stereo outputs can be grouped with the provided stereo group bus for a total of 4 output buses. Three-band EQ sections provide high pass filter and sweepable mid-range. All microphone inputs are capable of providing +48V phantom power. The MG166CX is a suitable solution for project recording studios, video editing facilities, and live sound reinforcement.


    16 Inputs
    The MG166CX features a total of 16 line inputs via 1/4" TRS balanced Phone connections.
    Internal Effects
    An internal effects processor provides up to 16 user selectable presets including reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, distortion and more.
    Built-in Compressor
    A built-in compressor is featured on 6 of the mono channels for controlling vocal and instrument dynamics.
    4 Stereo Inputs
    Input channels 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15/16 are stereo paired for inputs, suitable for connecting playback devices or keyboards.
    High Quality Microphone Inputs
    10 of the inputs feature high quality balanced XLR connections. The inputs are capable of +48V phantom power.
    1/4" TRS phone connections are found on every microphone input allowing flexible signal routing to external processors.
    4 Output Buses
    A Stereo Group bus output features a pair of 1/4" TRS phone outputs. The MG166CX features a total of 4 buses when using stereo group and main stereo outputs simultaneously.
    Sweepable EQ Section
    All mono channels feature a 3-band EQ with sweepable mid-range and high pass filter.
    Total # Of Inputs 16 - Total Inputs
    Mic/Line Inputs 10 - Mic Inputs: Balanced 3-pin XLR 
    16 - Line Inputs: Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone
    Stereo Line Inputs 4 - Stereo Line Inputs: (L/R) Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone, channels 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16
    channels 13/14 & 15/16 feature both TRS Phone and RCA Phono connections
    In-Line Inputs/Returns No
    AUX Sends 2 - L/R Stereo 1/4" TRS Phone connections
    AUX Returns Aux are returnable via stereo input channels
    Inserts 1/4" TRS Phone all mono channels
    BUS (Group) Outputs Stereo Group Bus: (2) 1/4" TRS Phone
    4 Bus output when used in conjunction with main stereo output
    Main Outputs Stereo Outputs: L/R 1/4" TRS Phone & L/R XLR 3-pin balanced
    ALT I/O REC Outputs: L/R RCA Outputs
    Monitor Outputs C/R Outputs: L/R 1/4" TRS Phone
    EQ Section CH & ST High Pass Filter: 80Hz 12dB/octave
    Mono Channel EQ -15dB (max.):
    High: 10kHz (shelving)
    Mid: 2.5kHz (peaking)
    Low: 100Hz (shelving)
    Stereo Channel EQ -15dB (max.):
    High: 10kHz (shelving)
    Mid: 2.5kHz (peaking)
    Low: 100Hz (shelving)
    Solo/Mute Mute & PFL Solo - all input channels
    Channel Level Control Faders
    Trim/Gain Control Sealed Rotary Potentiometers (POTS)
    Gain Range:
    CH IN MIC: -60 to -16, 3k ohms actual
    CH IN LINE: -34 to 10, 10k ohms actual
    ST CH MIC: -60 to -16, 3k ohms actual
    ST CH LINE: -34 to 10, 10k ohms actual
    Phantom Power +48V
    Metering Stereo Peak LED
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz @ +4dB 600 ohms (ST Out)
    Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio -128dB 
    20Hz-20kHz, RS=150 ohms, Input Gain=Maximum, Input Pad=OFF, Input sensitivity -60dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Less than 0.1% (THD+N)
    <20Hz - 20kHz @ +14dB 600 ohms (ST OUT)
    Power Supply 27W 120 V/60Hz
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.81 x 4.13 x 19.52" (478 x 105 x 496mm)
    Weight 12.12 lbs (5.5kg)

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