Manley 16 x2 Mixer
The 16×2 comes in 3 flavors:
1) The LINE version has 16 line inputs, with one aux send per channel. The LINE version is intended for workstations and allows users to avoid the digital mix buss which is often less than great sounding. Folks with huge expensive keyboard rigs who have inexpensive mixers that just ain’t cutting it have also been grabbing up the Manley 16×2 LINE version mixers.
Line Channel View Pictured Above.
2) The MIC version has very low noise mic preamps with up to 60 dB of gain selectable on a rotary switch which replaces the aux knob. The XLR has the appropriate 2400 Ohm impedance and switches to 68K for the 1/4″ plugs. (so yes you can run line level signals into it.) The MIC version also has phase reverse and inserts on every channel.
Mic Channel View Pictured Above.
3) The 8+8 version mixes it up, with 8 mic channels and 8 line channels (shown above). Great for location recording, keyboard rigs and general purpose tasks. The reviews are coming in stellar!
8+8 Meter/Monitor Section Pictured Above.
Rear Panel Detail of a 16×2 (8+8) Pictured Above.
Above is a rear view of a Manley 16×2 (8+8) Mixer.
The top 1-8 channels are MIC channels. So if you had a 16x2MIC, all 16 channels would look like that with your Direct Outs and Inserts. And your phantom power switching on each bank of four.
The bottom 9-16 channels are LINE channels. They have Direct outs but no Insert as there’s nowhere to insert anything in between in a LINE channel…
Note the SOLO binding post for linking bunches of Manley 16×2′s together.
Then on the 2-Buss section pictured below here on the left, you have your R&L Main mix outputs, Main and Mini Monitor outputs, Tape playback L&R, as well as your pair of External Inputs.
And there’s your AUX send for the LINE channels….