Yamaha MG20 XU



  • 20 Channels
  • 16 Microphone inputs (XLR/jack) with +48V phantom power
  • Channels 1-8 with built-in compressor
  • 3 Band EQ with sweepable mids
  • 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 sends on each channel
  • USB with 2 stereo inputs/outputs (compatible with iPad version 2 or higher, Camera Connection Kit required)
  • Dimensions: 444 x 130 x 500 mm
  • Weight: 7.1 kg
  • Includes a rack mount kit and Cubase AI DAW software as download
  • Optional suitable case: Article Nr. 337878
Available since May 2014
Item number 333839
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
simultaneously used channels 16
Mic-In 16
Stereo-In 4
Master Out XLR
Pre Aux max. 2
PC-Interface USB-B
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 7,1 kg
Parallel usable Channels 16
Simultaneous channels 16
Mic Ins 16
Mono Line-in 14
Mono Line Ins 14
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
Interface Input 2
Audio Interface Input 2
Audio Interface Output 2
Interface Output 2
USB/SD Direct Recording No
USB/SD Direkt Record 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
Foot switch Button
Foot Switch Button
Footswitch 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 among compact mixers

The compact mixing desks in Yamaha's MG series have been enjoying great popularity for many years, not only showcasing the manufacturer’s experience in professional consoles with their excellent processing quality but also with an extraordinarily high-quality sound for the price bracket. In the third generation of the mixer series, Yamaha has now packed even more features into its compact consoles which, in addition to an extensive range of connection options and a built-in effects section, now enable the Yamaha MG20 XU to offer USB connection to a computer and to act as an interface with two input and output channels.

Controls an effects on the Yamaha MG20 XU Mixer

No shortage of features

Housed in a compact metal casing, the Yamaha MG20 XU offers 12 mono channels with jack/XLR combo sockets, which in addition to the excellent microphone preamps are equipped with a switchable high-pass filter and a three-band equaliser with a semi-parametric mid band. The first eight channels have a user-friendly, single-knob compressor. Channels 13/14 and 15/16 can be used either as a microphone input or as a stereo input using the two jack sockets. The switchable phantom power also permits the seamless operation of condenser microphones or active DI boxes on all 14 inputs. Additional mixer features include two stereo channels for line signals, which are fitted with RCA connections. Channel 19/20 can also function as an input for computer signals when the console is used as a USB interface.

Fader on the Yamaha MG20 XU Mixer

All bases covered

In developing the MG20 XU mixing desk, Yamaha's focus was clearly on smaller bands, as the mixer is equipped with a number of features that are specifically tailored to this user group. The internal effects section includes 24 high-quality programmes, which not only cover the various reverb types and both modulation and special effects, but also allow the effects return channel to be muted with an external footswitch. There are also two further subgroups and three additional AUX sends, which can be used to run a monitor mix, for example. The versatile connection options are not restricted to inputs, however, with the output side also featuring both XLR and jack sockets for the stereo master.

Closeup of the Yamaha MG20 XU Mixer

About Yamaha

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 situations, the Yamaha MG20 XU is also the perfect choice for simple recording environments and provides the perfect entry into the world of online streaming. The built-in USB interface works with a resolution of up to 192kHz/24 bit, providing a level of audio quality that more than satisfies professional requirements. The sophisticated routing options of the return channel also provide the perfect foundation for users. The mixer features an additional monitor bar, complete with dedicated master control and output jacks, and comes with an entry-level version of Cubase, enabling users to hit the ground running. There is even the option to connect the mixer to an iPad (from version 2) if required, together with the Apple Camera Connection Kit.

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22 Reviews

Great Product
Gavin S. 29.04.2015
For someone with little experience behind a mixing desk this is the perfect product. Every thing is very intuitive and simple to use and the instructions are well laid out. I was able to get this mixer working within 5 minutes and a quick scan of the manual. It has a huge number of channels which allows me to mic up my 6 piece band with all of our various instruments and vocals with ease and still have channels left over for an ipod and whatever else I need. Perhaps the only drawback to this is the fact that you can only use one effect at a time. Perhaps there is a way around this but it is not very clear. Overall an excellent product ,very sturdy and has a very nice design with well color coded dials and a friendly interface.


Uurbanus 15.11.2021
I never worked with a mixer but there is a professor on-line that gives a great explanation of the available features in 3 separate videos. After that I was able to understand the ins and outs and I am super pleased with the mixer! Thumbs UP!!!


Anonymous 06.11.2015
Excellent as always, these desks have been going for years and last forever. I generally use the mg series where I can for installations where an analogue desk is the option. They are different shape to many of the other competitors, being less wide than long (vertical rectangle). Be aware of that if buying to mount in a smaller size rack. The desk came with a rack mount kit which I was not expecting, but might use!


Great desk
Yindiddle 01.05.2018
Bought this for my 4 piece cover band. It's been great, super easy to use, road worthy. Can't go wrong.


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