In this video we discuss wether or not the Yamaha MG10XU Audio Mixer is a powered mixer. This is a common question that we get a lot.

Quick Answer: The Yamaha MG10XU Audio Mixer is NOT a powered audio mixer.

It used to be more common for audio mixers to have built in power amps but the industry has moved away from that model aside from small “kit” PA system (Yamaha Stagepass, Fender Passport, etc.)

Disadvantages of having a power amp integrated into an audio mixer.

  • Lack of modularity
  • Overheating
  • Long distance between power amp and speaker
  • Inefficient power pairing (under powering speaker or over powering speaker)

It’s now more common for audio mixers to be non powered (passive) and for speakers to have built-in power amps.

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Topics Covered In This Video

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:12 – Quick Answer
  • 0:18 – Additional Information
  • 2:40 – Final Thoughts

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