The MZ-223 is a powerful multi-channel, multi-zone mixer which is ideal for install applications such as hotels, restaurants, meeting rooms, schools, or any application that requires multi-zone routing and mixing! Tascam design this in a compact 2U design making it compact while still offering a variety of audio connections for music, spoken word (microphone), phonograph, and more, all easily controlled via sliders and assignment controls on the front panel.
The MZ-223 allows multiple audio sources to be mixed, segregated, and routed to three (3) independent zones or destinations using familiar volume sliders and assignment buttons. Input signals can be inserted via five (5) audio channels, each consisting of two (2) sets of unbalanced RCA-type stereo pairs. A total of ten (10) sets of RCA-type inputs are provided. Channels one and two can be set to accommodate phono-level signals for use with a turntable. In addition, located conveniently on the front panel, two mic-compatible XLR inputs are available.
The independent three-zone outputs each have a combination of balanced professional XLR or RCA unbalanced configurations for long runs or connection to common residential power amplifiers or speakers. This flexibility, for example, allows music to be routed to zone one, ambient noise or natural sounds to zone two, a separate music track or a voice announcement can be routed to zone three, while the convenient ‘talkover’ function will automatically lower any mixed channel source so the microphone can be heard while speaking.
Familiar volume sliders, routing switches/buttons, EQ knobs, and mute buttons for the microphones make the MZ-223 simple and fast to operate and set up. There is even a master recording stereo output, which can send audio to an external recorder which makes event capturing easy. The TASCAM MZ-223 delivers simple operation and maximum audio routing flexibility, all in a compact, affordable package.