Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Twelve Channel Mixer

BH #MA1202VLZ3O • MFR #1202VLZ3
Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Twelve Channel Mixer
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Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Improved XDR2 Microphone Preamplifiers
  • 3Improved Mix Bus
  • 4Rugged Construction
  • 5Flexible Routing Options
  • 6Compact Design

The Mackie VLZ3 series are the latest in the popular VLZ line of small format mixing consoles. The VLZ3 is an improvement on the favored design with enhanced XDR2 microphone preamplifiers, an ultra quiet mix bus with improved headroom and a new look.

The 1202-VLZ3 features twelve balanced line inputs, four high quality XDR2 mic preamps, four insert points (mono channels 1-4) and ALT 3-4 outputs, which gives users an alternative from routing signal to the stereo "Main Out". Using the "ALT 3-4" and "Main" outputs simultaneously, provide four bus style routing to multitrack recorders monitors etc. Perhaps the most impressive feature is in the mic preamps. Premium studio-grade, Extended Dynamic Range (XDR2) mic preamps provide an incredible 130dB dynamic range and 0 to 60dB gain range providing pristine audio and low noise floor. XDR2 mic preamps are optimized for 24-bit, 192kHz sample rate recording.

Improved XDR2 Microphone Preamplifiers
Featuring four improved XDR2 microphone preamps provide an impressive 130dB of Dynamic range. The microphone preamps deliver a wider frequency range than the older XDR mic preamps.
Improved Mix Bus
All VLZ3 series mixers have more headroom and less distortion thanks to an improved mix bus. Negative Summing results in a quiet output signal with improved gain.
Rugged Construction
All Steel construction virtually eliminates noise caused by bad grounding. Because the chassis is steel, connections are automatically grounded on contact.
Flexible Routing Options
The 1202-VLZ3 PRO provides Inserts on all mono channels. ALT 3-4 provides a second stereo bus. Use the ALT 3-4 and Stereo main Outputs as a 4-bus configuration.
Compact Design
The compact enclosure allows users to rack mount the mixer using the optional rack ears.

Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Specs

Total # Of Inputs
12 - Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs
4 - Balanced XLR Mic Inputs
Stereo Line Inputs
4 - Stereo Paired Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone (Channels 5-12)
In-Line Inputs/Returns
AUX Sends
2 - 1/4" TRS Phone with extra 15dB of gain above Unity
AUX Returns
2 Stereo (4 mono) - 1/4" TRS Phone
4 - 1/4" TRS Phone Pre-Fader/Pre EQ
BUS (Group) Outputs
4 - Group Outputs via ALT 3-4 output and Master Main Outputs
2 Trk Master I/O
Main Output L/R - Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone
Tape Input/Output L/R RCA-pin
Monitor Outputs
Control Room L/R Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone
EQ Section
HI Shelving +/- 15dB @12kHz
MID Peaking +/- 12dB @2.5kHz
LOW Shelving +/- 15dB @80Hz
MUTE/ALT 3-4 switches on channels 1-12
SOLO (pre fader) switches on channels 1-12
Channel Level Control
Sealed Rotary Controls
Trim/Gain Control
Unity to +60dB
Phantom Power
12 - segment peak LED's with "RUDE SOLO" light
Frequency Response
20Hz to 60kHz: +0 dB/-1 dB
20Hz to 100kHz: +0 dB/-3 dB
Dynamic Range
130dB Dynamic Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
-100dBu; Main Mix knob down, channel Gain knobs down
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
(1kHz @ 35dB gain, 20Hz-20 kHz bandwidth)
Mic pre @ insert: 0.0007%
Power Supply
120VAC, 50/60Hz, 25 watts
11.2 x 11.9 x 3.0" (284 x 303 x 75mm) (H x W x D)
6.5 lb (3.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11.6 lb

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