New M810 and M1620 Wedge Mixers from Yorkville
April 27, 2004
Designed to offer the convenience and small footprint of a box mixer with the tilt-back visibility and channel control access of a desk mixer, Yorkville's M810 and M1610 feature class-H power amplifiers, newly designed input strips, on-board DSP and a new, more effective master EQ section and ten input channels complete the new 'wedge' mixer packages.
The 1600-watt M1610 has two integrated 800-watt power amplifiers (two integrated 400-watt amplifiers in the M810 ) that can be assigned as stereo mains, or mono main and mono monitor. Each amplifier is attached to a master EQ section designed specifically for these new mixers. The master EQ has a 9-band graphic EQ with additional high and low shelving EQ's at either end of the frequency band. The nine graphic sliders are essentially all of the middle bands of a 15-band graphic EQ with the low and high frequency bands covered by separate shelving controls. This gives the user more control over the feedback-prone mid frequency bands; with high and low tone-shaping frequencies controlled by additional simple +/- 15 dB trim controls.
The M1610 and M810 both have 10 input channels. The first six channels have balanced XLR microphone and TRS balanced inputs, input trim control, three-band EQ, master volume and trim set light. The mono line inputs on channels 5 and 6 are pre-EQ'd for Hi-Z instrument level input. When the input trim level is properly set, users will have ample overall gain while taking full advantage of the new M810 and M1610 clip elimination circuit which makes it virtually impossible to distort the input of the microphone and instrument channels, according to the company.
In addition to the 6 mono microphone channels, both the M810 and M1610 have two discrete stereo input channels (channel 7 & 8, 9 & 10) each with three-band EQ and stereo TRS balanced inputs. Both stereo channels have an additional XLR balanced microphone input, making for a total of 8 potential microphone inputs, or 6 mono microphone inputs and two stereo line inputs.
For more information, visit their web site at www.yorkville.com