Mackie Onyx 32.4 Live Sound Mixer

Mackie Onyx 32.4 Live Sound Mixer

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Better sound by design
    The Mackie Onyx 32.4 sounds noticeably better than any comparably-priced 32-channel mixer on the market today. And with good reason. The difference starts with premium Onyx mic preamps on every channel, which offer greater dynamic range and transparency versus any other mixer mic preamp on the market. Newly designed 4-band Perkins EQ offers the sweet, musical sound of the legendary British consoles of yesteryear, yet with greater filter control. Finally, overall mixer sound quality and headroom has also been raised, thanks to the use of premium components, completely redesigned summing bus circuitry, and an electronically balanced design throughout the entire signal chain. Taken together, the Onyx 32.4 gives you big, full-range sound and even lower noise than esoteric mixing consoles costing much more.
  • Only mic preamps: affordable "boutique" quality
    Although highly-acclaimed XDR mic preamps set high standards for quality and performance, Onyx mic preamps offer even greater fidelity, headroom and transparency - as well as better radio frequency (RFI) rejection and wider dynamic range than ever before. Numerous magazine and online reviews have confirmed Onyx preamps sound just as good as many "boutique" standalone mic pres - with specs like 123 dB total dynamic range, -129.5 dBm Equivalent Input Noise, and 0.0007% total harmonic distortion.
  • Assignable onboard stereo compressor/limiter section
    Compression is an indispensable tool in a sound engineer's arsenal. This assignable analog stereo compressor/limiter was designed and manufactured in the US by veteran analog engineers, offering true RMS detection and auto make-up gain for extremely accurate and musical results. Controls are provided for threshold, ratio and fast/slow attack, and the compressor can be assigned post-fader to the L/R main mix (for system limiting and speaker protection) or pre-fader to group 1/2 or 3/4 outputs (for grouped signal compression, like drums or background vocals). This reduces the need for separate outboard processing.
  • Master section
    If total control over signal routing, talkback/monitor mixing, and external effects processing is what you seek, then look no further - the Onyx 4-bus series master section has everything you've come to expect from a Mackie mixing console, and more. The onboard 6 x 2 Matrix Mixer is the solution to the "not-enough monitor send" blues. Not only can you use the aux sends to generate up to six monitor mixes, but the Matrix Mixer can be used to generate two additional independent mixes - ideal for IEM (in-ear-monitor) systems, cry rooms, green rooms or other zoned outputs. Visual monitoring of solo, main output and compression/limiting is expertly handled via four, giant 12-segment LED ladders. And even the sub groups feature 4-segment LEDs, so you know what signal levels are at glance.
  • Balanced mic/line direrct outputs
    No longer will you need to run a splitter, or take individual direct outs from the board to your tape or hard disk recorder. Thanks to four DB-25 female connectors on the rear of the console (configured with standard Tascam pin outs), you can quickly route all mic/line signals to an external device. All of these balanced direct outs are pre-fader and switchable via internal jumpers as either pre- or post-EQ. So there are only four cables between the Onyx 32.4 and your recorder - it just doesn't get any easier than this.
  • Built Mackie touch
    Vertical aluminum supports are placed strategically to maximize the structural integrity of the solid-steel chassis. And because these boards get moved around a lot, Designed with a practical and easy to understand layout, anyone from a Sunday morning volunteer operator to a seasoned professional engineer can quickly learn to operate the Onyx 32.4 console. This makes it perfect for a wide range of live applications including churches, small- to medium-sized clubs, touring bands, and rehearsal facilities, just to name a few. With stunning sound quality and renowned Mackie engineering - combined in a full-featured, portable, highly affordable, mid-format mixing console - the Onyx 32.4 is destined to set the new standard.


Mackie 32.4 Specs

Total # Of Inputs 32
Mic/Line Inputs 32 Line: 1/4" TRS Phone
28 Mic: 3-pin XLR
Stereo Line Inputs 2 - L/R 1/4" TRS Phone 29 through 32
In-Line Inputs/Returns No
AUX Sends 6 AUX Sends: 1/4" TRS Phone
AUX Returns Stereo Returns: L/R 1/4" TRS Phone
Inserts Inserts on all Input Channels, Group Outputs, Auxiliary Sends and Main Outputs
BUS (Group) Outputs 4 Group Outputs: 1/4" TRS Phone
2 Trk Master I/O Main Out (Balanced): Right / Left / Mono 3-pin XLR
Main Out (Unbalanced): Right / Left 1/4" Phone
ALT I/O Direct Outputs: 24 Channels on DB-25 Connectors x3
Matrix A/B Out: 1/4" TRS Phone x2
Tape I/O: L/R Stereo RCA
Monitor Outputs Monitor Out: Right / Left 1/4" Phone
EQ Section Mono Channel EQ:
High: +/- 15dB @ 12kHz
High Mid: +/- 15dB, sweepable from 400 Hz to 8kHz
Low Mid: +/- 15dB, sweepable from 100 Hz to 2kHz
Low: +/- 15dB @ 80Hz
Stereo Channel (Aux Input) EQ:
High: +/- 15dB @ 12kHz
High Mid: +/- 15dB @ 2.5kHz
Low Mid: +/- 15dB @ 400Hz
Low: +/- 15dB @ 80Hz
Solo/Mute Yes, all channels and group outputs
Channel Level Control 100mm Panasonic Faders
Trim/Gain Control Rotary Controls:
Mic In: 0dB to +60dB
Line In: -20dB to 40dB, mono channels
Phantom Power +48 VDC
Metering Main Mix and Compressor VU Meters
Frequency Response Mic Input to Main Output (Gain @ Unity)
+0, -1dB, < 10Hz to 80kHz
+0, -3dB, < 10Hz to 120kHz
Dynamic Range >115 dB, Mic In to Main Out
Signal-to-Noise Ratio -87 dBu
(ref. +4 dBu, Mic In to Main Out, 32 channels and Main Mix @ unity)
-89 dBu
(ref. +4 dBu, Mic In to Main Out, 24 channels and Main Mix @ unity)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)        Mic Input to Main Output (@ +4 dBu)
THD: < 0.007% 20Hz to 20kHz
0.003% @ 1kHz typical
Power Supply Onyx 24.4 - 100 watts
Onyx 32.4 - 120 Watts
Universal AC Power Supply:
100 VAC - 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD) 7.3 x 39.8 x 21.9" (185 x 1011 x 555mm) (H x W x D)
Weight 48.0 lb (21.8 kg)

Packaging Info

Package Weight 60.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45 x 28 x 12"