“The 802-VLZ3 is the perfect mixer for someone who wants the overall quality of a 1202-VLZ3, but doesn’t need that many input channels,” said Greg Young, Mackie Product Manager. “The 402-VLZ3 is designed to be compact with an intelligently scaled feature set that maintains the sound quality and performance of the other Mackie VLZ3s. These are the only mixers available for those whose input counts are low, but whose standards are not.”
The 402- and 802-VLZ3 feature the studio-grade XDR2® (Extended Dynamic Range) mic preamps, proprietary Active EQ, and modern summing bus architecture to ensure high-headroom, low-noise performance. The impressive ultra-compact, rugged, all-steel chassis houses switchable line/Hi-Z instrument inputs, phantom power for use with condenser microphones, and bright stereo LED meters.
The 402-VLZ3 features 2 mono mic/line channels, a dedicated stereo line channel and an assignable stereo RCA input channel. Mono channels each include an XDR2 preamp, switchable high-pass filter, 2-band EQ and a channel overload LED, and can be hard-panned for stereo applications. Combined with an optional battery pack, the 402-VLZ3 is the perfect mixer for field recording with a laptop, video camera, or any portable recorder.
The 802-VLZ3 includes 5 channel strips with 3 XDR2 mic preamps, the Alt 3-4 bus, a pre-/post-switchable aux send, a dedicated stereo aux return, plus a comprehensive control room section.
The 402-VLZ3 and 802-VLZ3 will be available domestically in February 2008 and internationally in March 2008. The 402-VLZ3 will have a U.S. MSRP of $129.99 and a U.S. MAP of $99.99. The 802-VLZ3 will have a U.S. MSRP of $259.99 and a U.S. MAP of $199.99. See their debut at Winter NAMM 2008 in booth 5776.