Mackie DL1608L Lightning 16-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer w/ iPad Control

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Digital mixing from your iPad through the Lightning connector.

The DL1608L is a 16-channel mixer with revolutionary wireless iPad control that makes any live sound engineer's job and workflow much more enjoyable and exciting. This latest version of the series features a Lightning connector, replacing the 30-pin version. The Lightning connection is smaller and faster than 30-pin. The "L" delineation in the model name indicates the Lightning connector.

With 16 high-quality Onyx microphone preamps, 24-bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters, and powerful internal DSP processing, the DL1608L has plenty of unmatched hardware power to support the extremely intuitive user interface of the iPad. There is an iPad dock built-into the unit should you choose to use it in it's standard mixing form, or you can simply pop the iPad out of the dock to freely move about the venue to adjust your mix at will with the use of an additional Wi-Fi router. You'll have Full hands-on control of audio level, 4-band EQ, compression, gate, delay, reverb, and more for each of the DL1608's 16 channels and master fader. Perfect for a wide variety of smaller applications and venues, the DL806 is the most modern, powerful utility mixer available. Forget bulky consoles and racks of gear. The power is at your fingertips.

*Wi-Fi router required for wireless operation. Wi-Fi router and iPad, iPod touch or iPhone not included.
*Wireless control supported from all iPad models. Docked control supported from iPad, iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation)
*Wireless control supported from iPod touch (4th and 5th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5
*iPad must be docked and the app must support background audio playback to integrate music

  • Lightning connection
  • 16 Onyx mic preamps
  • High-end Cirrus Logic converters
  • Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
  • 4 aux sends for monitor mixes
  • Master L/R output for mains
  • Choice of powerful, touch-sensitive plug-ins
  • 4-band EQ, gate and compression on inputs
  • 31-band GEQ and comp/limiter on outputs
  • Global reverb and delay
  • Seamless wired to wireless mixing
  • Tune the room from anywhere
  • Get on stage to ring out monitors
  • Personal monitor mixing with access control ability
  • Use up to 10 wireless devices simultaneously
  • Intuitive Master Fader app for all iPad models
  • My Fader app for quick control from iPhone or iPod touch
  • "Grow and Glow" visual feedback
  • Preset and snapshot recall

Order today and your mixing concept will change forever.


DL1608L Lightning 16-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer w/ iPad Control Specifications:

  • Analog Audio
    Input Connections: 12 x XLR balanced
    4 x XLR & 1/4" TRS combo jack
    Mic Preamps: Onyx
    Input Impedances: Channels 1 - 12: 3k?
    Channels 13 - 16: 3k? XLR, 30k? 1/4" TRS
    Maximum Input Level: XLR: +21 dBu, 1/4" TRS: +30 dBu
    Gain: XLR: 0 to 60 dB, 1/4" TRS: -20 to 40 dB
    Phantom Power: +48V
    10 mA max per mic, with up to 8 mics
    5 mA max per mic, with up to 16 mics
    Output Connections: 2 x XLR balanced (L/R)
    Output Impedance: 600?
    Maximum Output Level: +21 dBu
    AUX Sends: 1/4" TRS - supports balanced/unbalanced
    240? balanced, 120? unbalanced
    +21 dBu max output level

    Digital Audio
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    Bit Depth: 24-bit
    Latency: 1.5 mS

    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0 /-1 dB
    all inputs to all outputs
    THD: < 0.005%
    mic input to main output, 1 kHz @ -1 dBFS
    EIN: -128 dBu @ 150? termination
    Noise: Mic input to main output, A-weighted:
    -79 dBu, with channel and main faders @ 0 dB
    -90 dBu, with channel and main faders @ -? dB
    Crosstalk: Adjacent inputs: < -120 dB @ 1 kHz
    Outputs: < - 105 dB @ 1 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 92 dB
    ref +4 dBu, one channel and main fader @ 0 dB, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range: 109 dB
    one channel and main fader @ 0 dB, A-weighted
    CMRR: > 70 dB @ 1 kHz (60 dB gain)

    Connector: 100 MB Ethernet
    Control: Complete
    Simultaneously Connected Remote Stations: Up to 10 iPads
    iPad System Requirements: Original iPad, iPad 2, or iPad 3rd generation
    iOS v5.0 or higher

    External Power Supply: Yes
    100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, Universal
    User-replaceable IEC
    Output Voltage: 12VDC
    Current: 4A
    DC Plug: 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm barrel with locking ring
    Power Consumption: 48W max

    Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.5 x 3.7 x 15.4" (291 x 95 x 391 mm)
    9U rackmount plus space for connections
    Weight 6.9 lb.
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