Yamaha MG16XU



  • 16 Channels
  • 10 Microphone Inputs (XLR/Jack) with +48V Phantom power (Channel 1-8 with built-in compressor)
  • 3 Band EQ with semi-parametric
  • High-Pass Filter and 26 dB Pad Switch
  • SPX Effect processor with 24 programs
  • 4 Stereo Inputs (jack) with 3-Band EQ
  • XLR-Output
  • 2 Group BUS outputs
  • 4 AUX-Way on each channel
  • USB with 2 Stereo In-/Output (compatible with iPad Version 2 or higher, Camera Connection Kit required)
  • Dimensions: 444 x 130 x 500 mm
  • Weight: 6.8 kg
  • Including Rack Mount Kit and Cubase AI DAW Software as Download
  • Optional suitable case: 545796 (not included)
Available since May 2014
Item number 333837
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
simultaneously used channels 12
Mic-In 10
Stereo-In 4
Master Out XLR
Pre Aux max. 2
PC-Interface No
Multitrack-Recording No
USB/SD Direct Record No
Effect Processor Yes
USB Play No
Bluetooth Play No
Zones 0
Width 444 mm
Height 130 mm
Depth 500 mm
altezza 130 mm
Weight 6,8 kg
Parallel usable Channels 12
Simultaneous channels 12
Mic Ins 10
Mono Line Ins 10
Mono Line-in 10
Stereo Ins 4
Hi-Z Input 0
Phantom Power 48V
Phantompower 48V
Aux Ways 4
Number of Pre Aux max. 2
max. Pre Aux Channels 2
PC Interface USB-B
Audio Interface Input 2
Interface Input 2
Interface Output 2
Audio Interface Output 2
USB/SD Direkt Record No
USB/SD Direct Recording No
Low Cut 1
Parametric EQ 1
Parametric 1
Parameteric 1
Compressor 1
Panorama 1
FX Processor 1
Lamp connection No
Racklight Connector No
Lamp Connector No
Footswitch Button
Foot switch Button
Foot Switch Button
Bag No
19" Rackmount Yes
Rackmount Yes
works with 110V 1
110V Power Supply Yes
Case Thomann 353019
Case Thon 337878
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A classic compact mixing desk

The compact mixing desks in Yamaha's MG series have been immensely popular for many years now, and both their high manufacturing quality and the impressive sound quality they deliver - on a par with much higher-priced alternatives - are a testament to the manufacturer's wealth of experience in the field of professional consoles. The MG series is now in its third generation and packs an even more extensive range of features into its compact models. In addition to its already extensive connectivity and onboard effects unit, the MG16 XU thus now also provides the option of connecting a computer via USB cable and using the mixer as a two-in/two-out audio interface.

No shortage of features

The MG16 XU packs eight mono channels with jack/XLR combo sockets, which in addition to their high-quality microphone preamps are also equipped with a switchable high-pass filter, a three-band EQ with a semi-parametric mid band, and an intuitive one-knob compressor, into its compact metal housing. Channels 9/10 and 11/12 can each be used as mic inputs via the XLR sockets or as stereo inputs thanks to the two 6.35mm jack sockets provided, and the switchable phantom power feature means that condenser microphones and active DI boxes can be connected to all of the Yamaha MG16XU's ten inputs. The mixer additionally features two stereo channels for line-level signals, each of which features both jack and RCA connections. When the MG16XU is used as a USB interface, channel 15/16 can also be used as an input for the computer signals.

All bases covered

In developing the MG16 XU mixing desk, Yamaha's focus was clearly on solo artists and small bands, whose requirements account for a number of specific features included here. The mixer's internal effects unit provides 24 high-quality programmes that cover both various modulation and reverb effects as well as a range of special effect types, and the effects return can also be muted using an external footswitch. What is more, two sub-groups and three additional AUX channels are provided, e.g. for creating monitor mixes, and corresponding stereo master outputs are also on board in both XLR and 6.35mm jack formats, making the Yamaha MG16XU a solution with impressive connectivity.

About Yahama

For decades, Yamaha has been one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of musical instruments and audio technology. The Japanese company’s long history began at the end of the 19th century with the harmonium. The product range has constantly expanded since then, which has made Yamaha one of the few manufacturers today to offer almost the entire range of existing musical instruments: From upright and grand pianos to guitars, wind instruments, and bowed string instruments and from drums and percussion to electronic keyboards and synthesizers. Yamaha is also a major force in the field of audio engineering as a manufacturer of mixing consoles, amplifiers, PA systems, and more. Yamaha's guiding principle is to combine traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology.

The nerve centre for recording setups

In addition to live applications, the Yamaha MG16XU is also suitable for use in basic recording environments and for users making their first forays into the world of online streaming. The integrated USB interface operates with a resolution of up to 192kHz/24 bit and thus provides professional-quality audio, and Yamaha has included both a monitoring section with a dedicated master volume control as well as a set of output sockets in the return section in order to provide the best possible tools for achieving optimum results. And to allow the user to get started right away, the scope of delivery also includes a basic version of Steinberg's Cubase software. If required, the Yamaha MG16XU can also be used in connection with the Apple Camera Connection Kits and an iPad (from version 2 onwards).

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73 Reviews

Serving our needs very well!
SoulWorks 08.06.2019
We use this desk in our church building, which also hosts an open-mic youth project. We generally use 8 of the 16 input channels (for a mixture of mics and instruments), and we output via a graphic equaliser and amp to a pair of HK wall-mounted speakers. And it sounds really great! We're delighted with this desk.

We currently use 2 of the 4 AUX outputs - one for a stage monitor, and one to provide sound to a creche room. In the future we hope to use a 3rd AUX output to run a induction loop for those wearing hearing aids.

Most of the people using this mixer are not experts. In fact, some are absolute beginners. However, it is a very easy mixer to use, and the very logical layout of its controls helps immensely.

We don't often need to use the FX, but when we do, they work great.

Recently we've started recording from the desk. That's possible directly via the USB connection. This outputs the 2 channel (i.e. stereo) mix which is going to the speakers. The necessary PC drivers can be easily found on the Yamaha website. Even if you connect using DAW software, only the 2 channel (i.e. stereo) output is possible. I imagine you'd have to pay a lot more for a mixer that outputs each channel separately. The USB connection can also be used for playback, and produces a better sound than using an audio cable with jack connectors.

Hope that's helpful. We bought ours in March 2016, and over 3 years later we still consider it one of our best purchases. I should have written this review much sooner, but hey... better late than never ;o)


My new Yamaha MG16XU Mixer
NOBA-DARO 04.04.2022
My first thought on receiving my Yamaha MG16XU Mixer was when i took it out of shipping package. That product box is very nicely designed, it looks great and is very well made and protected. Has a stealthy look to it. When I open the box and saw the Mixer, next thought was Oh NICE Yamaha MG16XU Mixer, the mixer looks very good and it has a stealthy look to it also.

I feels very good and at this point I am very satisfied.
It has an excellent Sound output with all the functions that came with it. If you are needing a sound mixer and this fits you budget give it try. I was not disappointed, This product is a win win.


MG 16 XU Preformance
Mary B. 25.05.2014
Very good pre amps and excellent sound quality when used with a professional pa system.

Nice reverbs in the effects that are built in to the desk.

Love the colour coded buttones which helps to identify them very quickly.

The Compressor built into each mono channel is a great advantage

Pity that there is no Graphic on the desk it is a vital feature which every pa needs.

A green signal button on each channel would be a great feature to have as you can see that each channel is working with a single glance.

There is no socket for a snake light which is a slight disadvantage.

Overall this Desk sounds and looks great, very happy with it.


Fantastic desk, great quality features.
Anonymous 04.12.2016
This desk is so versatile. The on board effects engine is of a good quality and adequate for most circumstances. Mic preamps are very crisp with very little noise. The USB system is of a very high quality and produces lovely recordings. The build of the desk is very good, jacks and ports are sturdy as are all faders, buttons and pots. The use of the light-up "on" buttons instead of mute buttons is a great little addition which makes identification of which channels are active very easy.

A great desk for live band and theater applications with room for expansion and ease of recording and affect use.

Great desk, highly recommended.


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