Yamaha Commercial Audio debuted the MLA8 mic/line amplifier. The 8-channel unit, available in June 2004 at an MSRP of $650, provides pro-quality microphone and balanced line input capability in a slim, single-space, rack-mount package.
The MLA8 functions as an 8-channel analog mic preamp with circuitry based on the preamp design of the Yamaha DM2000, and provides up to 70 dB of total gain. Channels include individual +48V phantom power, a 26dB pad switch and 80Hz highpass filter. Other features include eight balanced XLR mic/line inputs, signal present and peak LED indicator, and eight balanced line-level outputs on Euroblock and 25-pin D-Sub connectors.