The Onyx 24.4
John Boudreau, Mackieâ€™s Live Sound Product Manager had this to tell us â€œWith each new Onyx introduction, Mackie establishes a new price/performance benchmark. With the introduction of the new Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, weâ€™re now bringing this winning formula to a market that we have successfully dominated for nearly a decade thanks to our award-winning SR24.4 and SR32.4 consoles.â€�
The Onyx 4-bus Series mid-format consoles incorporate a host of new features like a full complement of Mackieâ€™s flagship Onyx preamps that combine greater fidelity, increased headroom and unequalled sonic performance with greater radio frequency rejection and wider dynamic range.
Additional Onyx 4-Bus features include a fully balanced signal chain for lower noise and wider frequency range, as well as Mackieâ€™s exclusive Cal Perkins-designed four-band EQ circuitry, renowned for its highly musical â€œBritishâ€� sound and wider-range control.
Both Onyx 4-Bus consoles also feature a 6x2 matrix, 100mm Panasonic faders, and a fully assignable stereo compressor/limiter section built upon the high-quality THAT 4301 chip. This compressor/limiter features independent threshold, ratio and fast/slow attack controls, and can be assigned to the main output mix, Groups 1 and 2, or Groups 3 and 4.
Key Onyx 4-bus Mid-Format Live Sound Console Features
Price and Availability
The new Mackie Onyx 4-bus Series will be available Q2 2006 and will have a manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price of $1849.99 and $2599.99 for the Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, respectively.