In this video we compare the Yamaha MG10XU Audio Mixing Console to the Mackie ProFX10V3 Audio Mixing Console.

Input Gain

  • The Yamaha has an input gain of: 64 dB
  • The Mackie has an input gain of: 60 dB

The additional gain of the Yamaha is very useful, especially when trying to power microphones like the Shure SM7B or Rode PodMic.

Preamp Noise

  • The Yamaha has a noise of: -128 dBu
  • The Mackie has a noise of: -126 dBu

I don’t think many people would notice a difference between -128 and -126 dBu, but the Yamaha preamp is quieter, even with the additional gain which is nice.

Audio Mixer Outputs

The Yamaha MG10XU and Mackie ProFX10v3 both have identical outputs:

  • 2 x Balanced XLR Outputs
  • 2 x Balanced 1/4 Outputs
  • 1 x FX Send (Balanced)
  • 1 x Headphone Jack
  • 2 x Balanced Monitor Outputs

On the Mackie, you do get independent control of headphone and monitor outputs, the Yamaha MG10XU has a single volume knob that controls both.

USB Interface

Both audio mixers have a 24bit/192kHz audio interface.

  • Yamaha: 2 in 2 out
  • Mackie: 4 in 2 out

The additional inputs of the Mackie are very useful.

The Mackie ProFX10v3 also features a blend knob which can blend zero latency monitoring from the audio mixer with the USB input from your DAW (audio editing/recording software).

Compression

Both audio mixers offer a one knob compressor.

  • Yamaha: Adds gain while reducing threshold and compression ratio
  • Mackie: Only reduces threshold with a fixed 1:6 compression ratio.

Inserts

If you need an insert on your microphone channels (for outboard compression or reverb), the Mackie has four of them. The Yamaha does not have any inserts.

Mute Buttons

The Mackie has mute buttons on each channel and the Yamaha does not. The Mackie audio mixer also has a mute for the main output, the Yamaha does not.

Comparison

Yamaha MG10XUMackie ProFX10v3
Mic inputs44
InsertsN4
Line inputsCombo (4), Phone (6), RC(8) 1/4″ TRS
Phantom power+48V+48V
Channel EQ3-band3-band
CompressionGain, Threshold, RatioThreshold, Fixed Ratio
Master EQNN
MonitorsL & RL & R
Effects2424
Stereo OutputsXLR, Balanced 1/4″XLR, Balanced 1/4″
USB Interface2 in 2 out 4 in 2 out
Mute ButtonsNYes
Height (inches)2-13/162-7/8
Depth (inches)11-5/813-3/4
Width (inches)9-5/810-3/4
Weight4.63 lbs4.9 lbs

Yamaha MG10XU vs Mackie ProFX10v3 Pricing

Topics Covered In This Video

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:45 – Price
  • 1:03 – XLR & USB Outputs
  • 2:00 – Mute Buttons
  • 2:10 – XLR & USB Outputs Cont.
  • 2:40 – USB Inputs
  • 4:35 – Monitor/Headphone Volume
  • 5:05 – Inputs
  • 5:42 – Inserts
  • 6:15 – High Pass Filter & EQ
  • 7:35 – Compression
  • 9:10 – FX Send & FX
  • 10:20 – Additional Differences
  • 10:58 – Summary of Comparison
  • 11:37 – 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.

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