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Mackie 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer

BH #MA402VLZ4 • MFR #402-VLZ4
Mackie 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer
Key Features
  • For Sound Reinforcement Applications
  • 2 x Onyx Microphone Preamps
  • 2 x XLR Microphone Inputs
  • 2 x 1/4" Line Inputs
The Mackie 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer features Onyx microphone preamps in an ultra-compact design and is suitable for professional low-input applications. From every input to every output, the mixer is designed to provide the highest headroom and lowest noise possible for maximum signal integrity.
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Mackie 402-VLZ4 Overview

The Mackie 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer features Onyx microphone preamps in an ultra-compact design and is suitable for professional low-input applications. From every input to every output, the mixer is designed to provide the highest headroom and lowest noise possible for maximum signal integrity.

The mixer is built like a tank with a rugged solid-steel chassis and high-contrast controls for discernible tactile control. With features like instrument level inputs, phantom power, and level metering, the 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer is a good choice for anybody who is big on performance, but light on inputs. The bottom panel of the mixer features has three non-threaded holes that allow it to be fitted with an optional microphone stand adapter (sold separately). This lets you support the mixer on a standard microphone stand and adjust its height and level to whatever suits your preferences.

4-Channel mixer featuring high-headroom, low-noise design
2 Boutique-Quality Onyx Microphone Preamps:
Wide 60 dB gain range
128.5 dB dynamic range
+22 dBu line input handling
Extended frequency response
Distortion under 0.0007% (20 Hz to 50 kHz)
Improved RF rejection, suitable for broadcast applications
Phantom power for condenser microphones
4 high-headroom line inputs
Selectable instrument inputs on first 2 channels; no DI box needed
2-band EQ (80 Hz and 12 kHz)
18 dB/octave 100 Hz low-cut filter on microphone input channels
High-resolution 8-segment stereo meters
Sealed rotary controls resist dust and grime
Built-like-a-tank rugged steel chassis with powder-coat finish
High-visibility, high-contrast controls deliver convenient at-a-glance visual feedback
Universal power supply for worldwide use
Applications: Live sound mixing, houses of worship, clubs, gymnasiums, banquet halls, conference rooms, boardrooms, studio and field recording, multimedia applications, broadcast, and many more
UPC: 663961039863

Mackie 402-VLZ4 Specs

Number of Analog Input Channels4
Number of Mic Preamps2
Analog Output Channels1 x Stereo Master Output
1 x Stereo Tape/Record Output
1 x Stereo Headphone Output
Signal Processing
EQ ParametersHigh: ±15 dB at 12 kHz (Shelving)
Low: ±15 dB at 80 Hz (Shelving)
Built-In EffectsNone
Frequency ResponseMic Input to Main Output:
20 Hz to 50 kHz +0/-1 dB (Unity Gain)
10 Hz to 100 kHz +0/-3 dB (Unity Gain)
Max Input LevelMic Input:
+21 dBu
Tape Input:
+24 dBu
Line Input:
+22 dBu
Output LevelAll Other Output:
+22 dBu at Max Gain
I/O ImpedanceMic Input:
2.55 Kilohms
Hi-Z Input:
1 Megohms
Line Input:
≥ 10 Kilohms
Tape Output:
1 Kilohm
Headphone Output:
60 Ohms
Main Output:
120 Ohms
CrosstalkMaster Fader Off:
-70 dBu at 1 kHz (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel Fader Off:
-94 dBu at 1 kHz (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
CMRR> -70 dB (1 kHz)
EIN-128.5 dBu at Max Gain (150-Ohm Input)
Noise FloorMain Output:
-103 dBu (Master Level at -∞, Channel Levels at -∞)
-98 dBu (Master Level at Unity, Channel Levels at -∞)
-92 dBu (Master Level at Unity, Channel Levels at Unity)
SNRMain Output:
102 dB (+4 dBu)
THD< 0.005% at +35 dB Gain (1 kHz, 20 Hz to 80 kHz)
< 0.003% at +35 dB Gain (1 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
AC Input Power100 to 120 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption8 W
Rack MountableNo
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions7.3 x 5.8 x 1.6" / 186 x 147 x 41 mm
Weight3 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 9.1 x 4.3"

Mackie 402-VLZ4 Reviews

This really is very clean precise and fast mic preamps

By Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-03

Wow I got this and wasn't quite sure what to think at first and gave it a try and wow is the sound quality really nice and spot on and compared to some others there are some others that are nice also in the way they are and yet this is a product focus spotlight here and the treble and bass are spot on and the mic preamps are very clean and very fast. They have a very nice ring and bring a very nice tone for rap music and even country bluegrass and other music or even podcasting for some. I think it would be nice to have a screw in connection and multiple cable assignment because of plug versatility and such that it delivers a standard socket and yet it is very nice and was able to bridge with another socket regardless. This is well worth five stars and what a price for this at the time. I'm glad I purchased it and thank you Mackie for having it it's very nice.

Awesome for podcasting.

By Christopher
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-15

I had to return the first unit, there was a strange interference coming through the speakers. The second unit worked fine. Mackie updated the AC adapter, not sure that was for the better. The unit works great for podcasting and its small form factor doesn't take up a lot space on my desk.

Rock Solid Compact Sound Mixer

By Valda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-06

This is perfect for my production needs. Solid and compact it packs a punch. I am digitizing old SVHS footage and run the sound through this for better control and adjustments. Does a great job. Mackie has a great reputation. Highly recommend!

OK home pre-amp

By Jim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-10

I'm cheating a bit and using it as a pre-amp. My home stereo still sounds great but it's old and the pre-amp was the first to hit that great gig in the sky. The little Mackie works just fine as an affordable pre-amp between the CD player and power amp.

Great for desktop computer use

By Will
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-06

I use this to take the audio from my editing computer and split to my desktop monitors and headphones.� It works perfectly and has a tiny footprint on my desk - exactly what I needed. Also great to pack up and take into the field for small audio jobs.

Little tool with big value.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-31

Great little tool. Speakers sound better than ever.

Perfect Match for My Video Switcher

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

I actually bought this for the tape out. My Roland V-8HD switcher only has RCA as an analog in, which can result in impedance problems from balanced stereo feed. Mackie 402-VLZ4 solves the problem. Board mix to Ch. 3 stereo bal/unbal in, RCA tape out to switcher. Impedance problem solved. The 2 mic preamps are a bonus. Very clean sound.

Should work for my purposes

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

I haven't taken it into the field yet, but tested it thoroughly in my shop. I was concerned that it didn't have an AUX or MON out, only the headphone jack with volume adjustment. But for my needs, it should work fine. The fidelity/gain from MAIN OUT and HEADPHONE seem to be identical. So I can send the main signal to a PA system, and the headphone signal to my stream/record setup, with separate fade control. Hope this helps someone out there.

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How does this get connected to the computer?
Asked by: Anonymous
This mixer has analog inputs and outputs only. It does not have any digital connections. In order to connect it to a computer, you would need to purchase some kind of analog audio computer interface. You might be better off looking for a mixer that has a USB audio interface, rather than using this mixer and another piece of equipment to go from analog to USB.
Answered by: Richard J.
Date published: 2022-01-10

What is the difference between LINE IN 3-4 and ...

What is the difference between LINE IN 3-4 and TAPE IN on Mackie 402VLZ4?
Asked by: Li Jia
Well the immediate difference is that &quot;LINE-IN 3-4&quot; is an input using 1/4&quot; phono plugs while the &quot;TAPE-IN&quot; is an input using RCA plugs. These are very different. Also &quot;LINE-IN 3-4&quot; is a &quot;Line-level&quot; input which means that the volume or signal strength it receives is at a fixed level and not adjustable. The &quot;TAPE-IN&quot; is not and has a &quot;Level&quot; knob to adjust signal strength.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2021-04-06


Is the power supply truly universal? The user manual appears to list different power requirements for different models depending on where it is purchased.
Asked by: Anonymous
The Mackie 402VLZ4 ships with an external power supply, and is packaged regionally. The power supply available with units purchased from B&amp;H are 100-120 VAC compatible only.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I use wireless mics during video production. Is ...

I use wireless mics during video production. Is this a good mixer for that?
Asked by: Margo
This mixer has good quality, clean sounding mic pre amp's, and would work fine for video production applications. In a situation where you have access to wall power, this would be a great mixer for two microphones.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-22

Do you offer the version with the universal power ...

Do you offer the version with the universal power supply (100 - 240 V) ?
Asked by: Daniel
No, we do not. The version of the 402VLZ4 that we offer is for U.S. consumption only.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-02-12

The spec says, &quot;Power Supply External AC ...

The spec says, &quot;Power Supply External AC Connector: 2-Pin IEC 250 VAC&quot;. Does this mean this will work on 110V - 250V?
Asked by: Bagavathikan
The Mackie 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer that we sell comes packaged with a power supply for use in North America. The included power supply is compatible for use with 100 to 120V only.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-11-29


are headphone levels independent of main levels?
Asked by: Chris
Hello, and yes. There is a Headphone Level knob that works independently of what the actual audio output is. I use this small portable mixer to tweak my audio that much better, as opposed to playing with audio in Post Production. This was a great investment for me since I get better audio while recording it. This mixer is quality built.
Answered by: James H.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can I plug in a line level input from a mixing board?
Asked by: Brian W.
Answered by: KEN S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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