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.

Equipment Featured In This Video

YouTube Playlist

  • Yamaha MG10XU Playlist:

Topics Covered In This Video

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

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Jordan Kettner

I consider myself to be half entrepreneur and half A/V geek. I am never content to settle for what is expected or determined by others to be the “industry standard”. Instead, I work extremely hard to break new ground and deliver value to whoever I meet.

My passion for the audio visual industry drives me to create content that will help others learn the best tools and techniques to learn how to setup their home studio.

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