Mackie introduced the newest members of its Onyx line with the Onyx Premium 4-bus mid-format live sound consoles: Onyx 24.4 24-channel and Onyx 32.4 32-channel boards.
The Onyx 4-bus series mid-format consoles incorporate a host of new features such as a full complement of Mackie's flagship Onyx preamps that combine greater fidelity, increased headroom and unequalled sonic performance with greater radio frequency rejection and wider dynamic range. Additional features include a fully balanced signal chain for lower noise and wider frequency range, as well as Mackie's Cal Perkins–designed 4-band EQ circuitry.
Both Onyx 4-Bus consoles also feature a 6x2 matrix, 100mm Panasonic faders and a fully assignable stereo compressor/limiter section built on the 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.
The new Mackie Onyx 4-bus series will be available Q2 2006, and will have a MSRP of $1,849.99 and $2,599.99 for the Onyx 24.4 and Onyx 32.4, respectively.