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Mackie Onyx 820i - 8-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer

B&H # MAO820I Mfr # ONYX 820I
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You Pay: $449.99
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 8
  • Ideal for Use with Final Cut Pro
  • Switch Master Outs to Mic or Line-Level
  • Route Any Channel Pre or Post EQ to DAW
  • Send Auxes to DAW to Use Effects Live
  • 2 Aux Sends & Control Room Routing
  • Dedicated Talkback Section with Mic
  • Mac and Windows Compatible

The Onyx 820i from Mackie is an 8-channel audio mixer with a built-in FireWire computer audio interface. It features a meticulously designed audio mixer section with flexible capabilities for both the studio and the stage. You can tap into the power of computer recording in new ways with its deep DAW integration. The fact that the 820i is fully compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 8 software really makes it a full-featured audio tool that can adapt to any situation.

Each of the 3 mic channels on the 820i features a 3-band Perkins EQ with a sweep and a boutique-quality Onyx mic preamp, and the 2 stereo channels all feature 3-band EQ. There are 2 aux sends for monitor mixes on stage, headphone cue mixes in the studio, and for effect sends. Every one of these channels (including the aux sends and the master) can be routed through the FireWire interface into the DAW of your choice. You can even return 2 channels from your DAW back into the 820i and integrate them into your mix. For a device that easily fits in a backpack and doesn't take up very much room on a desk, the 820i packs a lot of power into a small footprint.

There are some interesting capabilities in the computer integration aspect of the 820i. If you have any good sounding effects that you use with your DAW software, you can easily integrate them into your mixes. For live sound, you can have your computer connected and route an aux send to your DAW, apply the effect in your software, and route the wet signal back into the mixer. You can record individual tracks in your DAW, and record the master mix outputs separately.

The first two channels on the Onyx 820i feature a button that transforms the input into an instrument-level DI. This is ideal for recording guitars and basses. It includes a full-featured talkback section with a built-in microphone that enables you to communicate with artists from the control room of your studio, or through monitors with musicians on stage. It's no accident that Mackie is one of the most heavily relied upon manufacturers of recording and sound reinforcement equipment, and the Onyx 820i is among the most versatile pieces of gear they've ever produced.

8-channel premium analog mixer with integrated 24-bit/96kHz FireWire I/O
Qualified by Mackie for use with all major production software, including:

Pro Tools M-Powered 8
Final Cut Pro
Logic
Ableton Live
Cubase
Sonar Final Cut Pro

3 Onyx boutique-quality mic preamps
3-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids on mono channels
3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
Hybrid mono/stereo channel with 4-band Perkins EQ
Flexible FireWire routing, including aux sends, groups and pre/post EQ assignment for all channels
Stereo playback from DAW, returned to control room or into channel for integration into mix
2 aux sends with pre/post assignment
Built-in DI on first two channels for direct connection of guitars, bass, etc.
Individual 48V phantom power switches on all mic inputs
Talkback section with built in mic and flexible routing
"Planet Earth" switching power supply for worldwide use
Optional rack kit available
Total # Of Inputs 8
Mic/Line Inputs 3 x Microphone Inputs
5 x Line Inputs (channels 1 & 2 can be switched to Hi-Z instrument level)
Stereo Line Inputs 3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
AUX Sends 2
AUX Returns 2 Stereo Returns
Inserts 2 x Channel Inserts
BUS (Group) Outputs None
2 Trk Master I/O 2 x Balanced XLR Outputs with Mic or Line-Level Output Button
ALT I/O 2 x TRS 1/4" Alt. Output
Stereo RCA Tape Input & Output
Monitor Outputs 2 x Balanced TRS 1/4" Control Room Outputs (with dedicated volume knob)
1 x Stereo 1/4" Headphone Output (with dedicated volume knob)
EQ Section 2 x 4-Band EQ with Mid Sweep
1 x 4-Band EQ
2 x 3-Band EQ (on stereo channels)
Solo/Mute Yes, on every channel
Channel Level Control Rotary Knobs
Trim/Gain Control Rotary Knob
Phantom Power Yes, +48V (on every mic channel with individual buttons)
Metering 12-Segment LED Master Meter
2-Segment LED Meter On Every Channel
Frequency Response Mic input to any output with all gain stages at unity: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Stereo channel line input to any output with all gain stages at unity: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

FireWire In & Out at 44.1 kHz: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 21 kHz
FireWire In & Out at 96 kHz: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 45 kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 20 Hz to 20 Hz, 20 Hz to 80 kHz Bandwidth

Mic Input at Insert
(+4 dBu in, 0 dB gain, +4 dBu out): 0.001%

Power Supply Universal AC Power Supply, 100 VAC - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Dimensions 14.2 x 9 x 3.8" (361 x 229 x 96mm)
Weight 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Mackie Onyx 820i - 8-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
    • You Pay: $17.99
     

    Data Cables

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    Pearstone -  FireWire 400 6-Pin to 6-Pin Cable - 6' (1.8 m)
    • You Pay: $4.79
     

    Headphones

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    Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

    Senal -  SMH-500 Professional Studio Headphones
    • You Pay: $49.99
     
    Polsen -  HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $29.99
     

    Cases & Protection

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    Mackie -  Bag for Onyx 820I Mixer
    • You Pay: $44.99
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
     

    Rack Accessories

    Mackie -  Rack Mount Bracket for Onyx 820i
    • You Pay: $59.99
     

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    • You Pay: $575.98
     

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    • You Pay: $749.00
     
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