Mackie PPM1012 Powered Mixer
Mackie is well known in the live sound enforcement industry for providing quality equipment at accessible price points. As expected, their mixers are well received, including the PPM1012.
This lightweight mixer comes with a 500-watt RMS power amp that can drive both main speakers and monitors, providing an all-in one solution for small to medium sized venues with its 12 total channels and complementary features.
- Inputs: 8 x XLR, 10 x TRS, 2x RCA
- Channels: 12
- Power Rating: 2 x 800W (Peak) @ 8 Ohms
- Phantom power: 8 Channels
- Equalizer: 3-Band Sweepable, 4-band(Stereo) 7-band(Main), 7-Band Graphic (Monitor)
- Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x speakON, 2 x 1/4", 2 x TRS, 1 x XLR Mono
- Global Compressor built-in
- Faders: 15 x 60mm
- Weight: 29 lbs.
The most common positive remark for the PPM1012 is its value for money, because it can do quite a lot for its cost. And the sound quality is also very good, with most reviewers giving their favorable thumbs up and recommendations. The power amp section is also well received by many, for the projection and volume that it can deliver. There was even a reviewer that used this mixer for a 350 seat auditorium and found it exceeding his expectations.
Of the few negative comments, the common complaint is regarding its power, or lack there-of. It may have something to do with the specs mentioning the max power of 1600W, when in reality, it has 250W RMS per side at 8 ohms. Some found this power lacking especially for medium to big venues, so they ended up getting an extra power amp.
While we were recommending this mixer in the past, it came off our recommended list in January 2018 because more highly rated options were available - you can find those in our guide to The Best Audio Mixer Consoles - Powered & Unpowered.