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Mackie 1202 VLZ4 12 Channel Mixer

Mackie 1202 VLZ4 12 Channel Mixer

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Mackie 1202 VLZ4 12 Channel Mixer Each generation of VLZ mixers benefits from a reinvestment in performance, all without raising prices. By continuing to ignore the “race to the bottom,” VLZ4 benefits from generations of performance improvements like transparent EQ, class-leading negative summing bus architecture and custom-designed op-amps to ensure signal integrity from every input to every output. The result is a mixer that is at the peak of performance and is the obvious go-to compact analog mixer for engineers who demand professional results.

The VLZ4 design goal was simple: every VLZ4 mixer must have the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. Strict attention to component quality and tolerances has led to innovations like our custom M80 op-amps and class-leading negative summing bus architecture that add yet another level of assurance that a Mackie VLZ4 mixer is the right choice for your professional audio application.

The performance of Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps is more than proven. Just check all the amazing reviews and customer testimonials. Their boutique quality sound and unmatched performance rival any high-priced, boutique preamp on the market. Adding these flagship preamps to our VLZ4 Series compact mixers underlines our commitment to continually improving the performance of the VLZ line with each generation.

Mackie’s VLZ4 line is extremely comprehensive, offering mixers of every channel count, every price point, for every application. From the ultra-compact 402VLZ4 for desktop applications to the tour-friendly 3204VLZ4, you can be sure there is a VLZ4 mixer with the right feature set for your needs.

Mackie 1202 VLZ4 Mixer Features:

  • 12-channel mixer featuring Mackie signature high-headroom/low-noise design
  • 4 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps
  • Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
  • 128.5 dB dynamic range
  • +22 dBu line input handling
  • Extended frequency response
  • Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz – 50kHz)
  • Improved RF rejection perfect for broadcast applications
  • Phantom power for condenser mics
  • 12 high-headroom line inputs
  • 4 balanced inserts perfect for integrating outboard gear
  • 3-band EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz, 12kHz)
  • 18 dB/oct 75Hz low-cut filter on mic input channels
  • 2 aux sends, level, pan and PFL solo on each channel
  • 2 stereo returns for connecting FX processor or other stereo source
  • ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added routing flexibility
  • Control room / phones source matrix
  • High-resolution 12-segment stereo meters
  • Sealed rotary controls resist dust and grime
  • “Built-Like-A-Tank” rugged steel chassis with powder-coat finish
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls deliver convenient “at-a-glance” visual feedback
  • Rack-mountable design using optional rack ear kit
  • Multi-voltage power supply for worldwide use




Main Mix Noise (20Hz-20kHz bandwidth, 1/4" main out, channels 1-4 gain @ unity, channel EQs flat, all channels assigned to main mix, channels 1 and 3 panned left, 2 and 4 panned right.)

  • Main mix knob down, channel gain knobs down: -100 dBu
  • Main mix knob @ unity, channel gain knobs down: -86.5 dBu

(90 dB Signal to Noise Ratio, ref +4 dBu)

  • Main mix knob @ unity, channel gain knobs @ unity: -84.5 dBu

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) (1kHz @ 30 dB gain, 20Hz-20kHz bandwidth)

  • Mic pre @ insert: <0.0007%

Attenuation and Crosstalk (1 kHz relative to 0 dBu, 20Hz-20kHz bandwidth, line in, 1/4" main out, gain @ unity)

  • Main mix knob down: -75 dBu
  • Channel Alt / Mute switch engaged: -85 dBu
  • Channel gain knob down: -87 dBu

Frequency Response (Mic input to main output (gain @ unity))

  • +0, -1 dB, 20Hz to 50kHz
  • +0, -3 dB, <10 Hz to >100 kHz

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) (Mic input to insert send out, max gain)

  • 150 Ω termination: -128.5 dBu / 20Hz-20kHz

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)

  • 1 kHz: better than -70 dB

Maximum Levels

  • Mic in: +22 dBu
  • Tape in: +16 dBu
  • All other inputs: +22 dBu
  • Main mix XLR out: +28 dBu
  • All other outputs: +22 dBu


  • Mic in: 2.5 kΩ
  • Channel insert return: 2.5kΩ
  • All other inputs: 10 kΩ or greater
  • Tape out: 1.1 kΩ
  • All other outputs: 120 Ω


  • High Shelving: ±15 dB @ 12kHz
  • Mid Peaking: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
  • Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz

AC Power Requirements

  • Input: 200-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 0º - 40°C/32°-104°F

Fuse Rating

  • 100-120V: 500 mA slo blo, 5 x 20mm
    220-240V: 250 mA slo blo, 5 x 20mm


  • Height: 273 mm / 10.7 in
  • Width: 303 mm / 11.9 in
  • Depth: 75 mm / 3.0 in
  • Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.5 lbs