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Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity

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Product Highlights
  • USB Port
  • 6 Input Channels
  • 2 Stereo Channels
  • 4 RQ Mic Inputs
  • External Effects Buss

The Peavey PV6 USB Sound Reinforcement Mixer features a total of 6 input channels and RQ (Reference Quality) microphone inputs that deliver transparent audio fidelity with low noise. Two of the 6 input channels are dedicated stereo channels for keyboards, stereo player devices, drum machines, etc. The USB port provides direct connectivity to any Mac or Windows PC.

A 3-band EQ section is featured on the two mono channels, while the two stereo channels have 2-band EQ. The mixer also features an external effects buss, allowing a reverb unit or similar processor to be easily patched in. Globally switched +15V phantom power is supplied to condenser microphones. The PV6 is an ideal sound reinforcement mixer for small venue installation, schools, house-of-worship audio, etc.

USB port will digitize and playback audio using your favorite recording software
6-channel chassis with two dedicated stereo channels
External effects buss for patching in a signal processor
RQ (Reference Quality) microphone preamps
Total # Of Inputs 6
Mic/Line Inputs 6 Line: 1/4" TRS Phone
4 Microphone: 3-pin XLR
Stereo Line Inputs 2 Stereo
In-Line Inputs/Returns No
AUX Sends Single Stereo Effects Output
AUX Returns Stereo L/R Effects Return
Inserts All Channels
BUS (Group) Outputs Stereo Output
2 Trk Master I/O CTRL Room: Stereo Paired 1/4" Phone
ALT I/O ALT Stereo: L/R Stereo Paired 1/4" Output
Main Output: L/R Stereo Paired 1/4" Output USB
Monitor Outputs Monitor Send
EQ Section 3-Band
Solo/Mute All Input Channels
Channel Level Control 60mm Faders
Trim/Gain Control Rotary Potentiometers
Phantom Power +15V, switchable
Metering 6 Segment, Peak Reading (0dB = +4dBu)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz < 1dB
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Master Left / Right: 102dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.01% 20Hz to 20kHz Mic to Left/Right Output (10Hz to 80kHz BW)
Power Supply Domestic: 16VAC 60Hz, 12W Nominal
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.55 x 2.76 x 9.7" (19.18 x 7.0 x 24.68cm)
Weight 5.1 lbs (2.31kg)
Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    PeaveyPV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity
     
    3.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Excellent sound (4)
    • Simple controls (4)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (5)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Performances (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Solid sub mixer and DJ mixer

      I've been a very loyal Peavey products user for ten years now, however I will be the first to say when something they make is cheesy. My best advice on purchasing any gear is...Read complete review

      I've been a very loyal Peavey products user for ten years now, however I will be the first to say when something they make is cheesy. My best advice on purchasing any gear is research, and join the online forums for that product. A review here is not merit enough to replace doing your homework.

      ***First thing, there IS NO EFFECTS PROCESSOR built into this mixer, HOWEVER IT DOES HAVE AN EFFECTS LOOP TO ACCOMMODATE ONE

      All metal chassis and definitely road worthy. I use as a sub mixer to a larger FOH mixer and use the USB input from my laptop for DJ gigs.

      One thing to point out is the phantom power is only 15 volts, not 48 volts like most mixers. Its a minor issue and will power your average DI box or condenser mic no problem.

      Another minor note too, the USB versions of the PV series mixers use DC power supplies. the NON USB mixers use AC power supplies. If you mix these up you will damage your mixer.

      The USB function I don't know why people have trouble with this. I run Win Vista 64 bit and no issues. Win7 works well too. You can only input 2 channels (stereo) and your computer will see the mixer as an external sound card.

      I've read, older versions of operating systems lack the proper drivers to operate the mixer, in that case one would have to upgrade their OS. There are no manufacturer specific "Peavey drivers" available but the issue lies with an outdated "generic sound card" driver on your PC.

      And for those with laptops, if its noisy/static when you have the mixer connected, and you have your AC power supply connected, that's why. Switching power supplies do not play well but a work around this would be to operate on battery power.

      Again do your research and be an informed buyer.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Lots of promise...when it works

      This is a tough review for me since B&H was asking about a product that I ended up having to return to them--all three that I purchased. Now, that should...Read complete review

      This is a tough review for me since B&H was asking about a product that I ended up having to return to them--all three that I purchased. Now, that should tell you something! I liked the PV6 so much after buying one that I ended up purchasing three more. Unfortunately, the three I purchased had one minor problem with a squeal coming through the same two channels. It was a consistent problem shared by all three units that suggests to me that Peavey's quality control might have been unavailable for this particular manufacturing run. Oh well, that's what repair departments and warranty services are for, right? Since we were using big mixer boards for small PA setups anyway (we inherited old stuff), the PV6 came in as a far better solution for portable sound reinforcement and mixing. The added feature of being able to connect to a laptop for recording or other features was a nice bonus!

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      3.0

      good deal a little hiss on condensor mic

      By wiz

      from sacramento

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

      sets up easy , works good on regular mics. condessor mics not enough power

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      4.0

      Good Value

      By Gregory

      from Toledo, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

        Excellent and well made mixer. I record podcasts and do occasional voiceover work for radio and tv. This mixer replaces an Alesis Multimix 8 Firewire mixer. It does exactly what I needed for a very good price.

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        5.0

        Great Product at a Great Price!

        By The Voice

        from Pearl, MS

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

          I use this mixer to record voice overs for local radio/tv as well as promotional spots for sports broadcasts. It is extremely easy to set up, use and takes up very little space. I only wish I had known that it didn't include the USB Cable...luckily I had an extra and didn't have to run out and buy one late at night.

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          4.0

          PV6U DESIGN

          By D Ingham

          from Bermuda

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

              Nice mixer, however, Peavey made the mistake of designing the Power pack that is identical in appearence to their PV6. But, the PV6 power pack will go into the PV6U mixer. One is AC and the other is DC. Not knowing this, I plugged the wrong pack into PV6U and blew it up. The replacement part is twice as much as the entire mixer.

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              5.0

              Compact, good value

              By Jenny

              from New York, NY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                Nice compact product great for semi-mobile A/V setup. All the essential functionality - hook up multiple mics, connect to laptop or iPod for music, record sound via USB connection to computer - simultaneously.

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                4.0

                Use of mixer for internet learning

                By Paul

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                    I teach a class that has a dozen students around a table, and half a dozen attending 'remotely' over the internet. I needed for the remote folks to hear the main speaker and the room discussion, but the computer's USB port could only recognize one mic at a time. I got this to be able to run multiple miss at once. I've used it only once so far for this purpose, but it worked easily and well, though one mic's output was low (likely not the mixer's fault). It is well made, solid, straightforward. I wish it had channel inserts (for a compressor) but that is minor, given the price.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    This is pretty pretty, pretty good

                    By DSM

                    from Wilmington, DE

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Music Videos
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                      Every now and again when I set up at various locations, it picks up feedback from other devices in the area. Static, radio stations, etc.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid sub mixer and DJ mixer

                      By Gary

                      from CT

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Music Videos
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                        I've been a very loyal Peavey products user for ten years now, however I will be the first to say when something they make is cheesy. My best advice on purchasing any gear is research, and join the online forums for that product. A review here is not merit enough to replace doing your homework.

                        ***First thing, there IS NO EFFECTS PROCESSOR built into this mixer, HOWEVER IT DOES HAVE AN EFFECTS LOOP TO ACCOMMODATE ONE

                        All metal chassis and definitely road worthy. I use as a sub mixer to a larger FOH mixer and use the USB input from my laptop for DJ gigs.

                        One thing to point out is the phantom power is only 15 volts, not 48 volts like most mixers. Its a minor issue and will power your average DI box or condenser mic no problem.

                        Another minor note too, the USB versions of the PV series mixers use DC power supplies. the NON USB mixers use AC power supplies. If you mix these up you will damage your mixer.

                        The USB function I don't know why people have trouble with this. I run Win Vista 64 bit and no issues. Win7 works well too. You can only input 2 channels (stereo) and your computer will see the mixer as an external sound card.

                        I've read, older versions of operating systems lack the proper drivers to operate the mixer, in that case one would have to upgrade their OS. There are no manufacturer specific "Peavey drivers" available but the issue lies with an outdated "generic sound card" driver on your PC.

                        And for those with laptops, if its noisy/static when you have the mixer connected, and you have your AC power supply connected, that's why. Switching power supplies do not play well but a work around this would be to operate on battery power.

                        Again do your research and be an informed buyer.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great features, great quality, great pri

                        By Virtual Scott

                        from Chicago IL

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Controls
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Phantom Power
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Conference Room audio

                          Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                          I did a lot of research looking for a mixer to supply 4 microphones with phantom power. This was the least expensive unit I could find. It has exceeded my expectations. It works great, it's really small but still easy to use. I highly recommend it.

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                          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Unable to utilize fully incomplete instr

                          By vet

                          from ocala, fl

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                          Have problems with recording a mix via USB on computer. Inadequate instructions for an "electronic dummy". Hopefully I will be able to utilize it fully in the near future.

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Lots of promise...when it works

                          By Rob at JHU AV

                          from Baltimore, MD

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Simple
                          • USB feature a nice extra

                          Cons

                          • XLR inputs but phone outs

                          Best Uses

                          • Small setups
                          • Use with a laptop

                          Comments about Peavey PV6 USB Live Sound Mixer with 6 Channels and USB Connectivity:

                          This is a tough review for me since B&H was asking about a product that I ended up having to return to them--all three that I purchased. Now, that should tell you something! I liked the PV6 so much after buying one that I ended up purchasing three more. Unfortunately, the three I purchased had one minor problem with a squeal coming through the same two channels. It was a consistent problem shared by all three units that suggests to me that Peavey's quality control might have been unavailable for this particular manufacturing run. Oh well, that's what repair departments and warranty services are for, right? Since we were using big mixer boards for small PA setups anyway (we inherited old stuff), the PV6 came in as a far better solution for portable sound reinforcement and mixing. The added feature of being able to connect to a laptop for recording or other features was a nice bonus!

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