The performance of the included Onyx preamps is more than proven. Their quality sound rivals any high-priced, boutique preamp on the market. Additionally, Mackie has added custom op-amps and class-leading summing bus architecture that deliver the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. With the VLZ4's improved sonic characteristics, you can be sure that you will get a faithful representation of the original source material free from noise that's often associated with similar "budget" mixers.
Mackie's VLZ4 mixers are truly "built-like-tank." Able to withstand even the most extreme abuse - the VLZ4 series features a nearly indestructible steel wrap-around chassis and grime-resistant rotary sealed pots. Additionally, the VLZ4's new sleek black powder coat finish and high-contrast knobs make it easy to use in low-light situations. Plus, it just looks cool!
Mackie's new VLZ4 series offers superior advancements to their already rich heritage of continuous improvement of quality and reliable compact mixers. There's a VLZ4 mixer in nearly every size from small desktop mixers to medium and large live sound applications, all at the same affordable prices you've come to expect from Mackie.