Mackie PPM1012 Powered Mixer

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82 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

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$1,200
Mackie PPM1012 Powered Audio Mixer
Mackie PPM1012 Powered Audio Mixer

The Mackie PPM1012 is a full-featured powered mixer supplying 800W of power to mains and 800W to the monitors.

In line compression on channels 1-6 add dynamics control on individual channels.

Features

  • Inputs: 6 x 1/4" (CH 1-6), 2 x 1/4" (Line/Hi-Z, CH 7-8), 4 x 1/4" (CH 9-12 Stereo), 2 x RCA (Tape), 2 x 1/4" (Mon Send), 2 x 1/4" (FX Send), 2 x Mon, 2 x FX, : Yes (CH 1-8) Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
  • Channels: 16
  • Power Rating: 2 x 800W (peak) @ 4 ohms
  • Phantom power: 8 Channels
  • Equalizer: 3-band Sweepable (Channels), 4-band (Stereo), 7-band Graphic (Main), 7-band Graphic (Monitor)
  • Outputs: 2 x XLR, 1 x XLR (Mono), 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Mono), 2 x speakON (Back), 2 x 1/4" (Back), 2 x RCA (Tape), 4 x 1/4" (FX Return 1/2)
  • Onboard FX: Plate Reverbs, Room reverbs, Hall reverbs, Cathedral reverb, Gated Reverb, Chorus, Tape slap, Delays
  • Weight: 29 lbs.

Pros

This Mackie lives up to its "Built like a tank" trademark according to many users. Some liked how the PPM1012 also has power for monitors since some powered mixers only supply power to the mains, leaving monitors to have to be active speakers. Some also originally used the mixer on its own with a separate power amp but when that failed they found that the PPM1012's power section was actually better than their old separate power amp. Quite a few praised the quality of the effects as well. There was even a reviewer that used this mixer for a 350 seat auditorium and found it exceeding his expectations.

Cons

A few were disappointed with the headroom. Further comments pointed out that there might be impedance mismatches.

Overall

If you need an all-in-one solution to handling passive speakers, the Mackie PPM1012 is a great pick.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered Mixers.

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.