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Item Reviews for: Mackie 1202 VLZ3 Stereo Mixer  -  MAC 1202VLZIII LIST

Mackie Mixers Rock!
By: Chuck from Murphy, NC      Submitted: 10/13/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The Mixers are both wll made & dependable. They will tolerate a lot of hard knocks. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Signal routing is superb - easily handles multi track recording where you need to listen to previously recorded tracks while playing & recording a new one. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? The Mackie line is rich with features - they have thought of everything you will need. But you will need to spend a little study time learning how it works to get the most from it. Sound How is the tone? Very low noise & distortion is undetectable. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Never had a problem with my 802, and thus far the 1202 is working like a champ. General Your general opinion of this product. For the performance & capability, I don't know how they can afford to sell these for the price they do.
Great Little All-Around Mixer for Live Use and 4-Track Simultaneous Recording
By: Bob Ingram from Shreveport, LA.      Submitted: 10/2/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made. I've had 4 - 24.4's, 3 - 1402's and 2 - 1202's over the years, all VLZ series. All served me well and never had any problems with any of them. Were they dependable? Absolutely!!! Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? It has all the features I need for the duo jobs I play (usually over 100 every year). It's small, easy to hook up, and it's very well-built. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? For recording 4 tracks at once, the 2 main outs and 2 alternate outs allow channel separation to feed 4 recorder inputs, a rare commodity in mixers of this size. For live (duo)use, I use both auxes to drive FX units and listen to the whole mix on the control room outs. A little out of the norm, but I've worked over 500 gigs this way in the last 5 years, and they keep calling us back! Sound How is the tone? Mackie mic preamps are excellent. Eq is where it should be. Solid metal case provides excellent shielding. I set mine on top of a power amp rack all the time and it's quiet. Reliability How has it stood up over time? This new 1202VLZ3 should last like the others did. The only reason I sold the others over the years is because I always got a good return on my investment, so I'd just sell one and get a new one every now and then. General Your general opinion of this product. Great little all-purpose mixer that's loaded with features for its size.
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