Powered mixers were, and remain, an extremely popular breed – not only with those who perform on stage but also with the many musicians with practice rooms in their homes.
Powered mixers were, and remain, an extremely popular breed – not only with those who perform on stage but also with the many musicians with practice rooms in their homes. Uniting the mixing desk and power amplifier in a single device saves space as well as cables. A further advantage is that the mixer and power amplifiers in such devices are perfectly matched because they were designed for one another. All in all, then, a powered mixer represents a highly practical solution! And even for users of powered speaker systems, a powered mixer can still be good choice since it puts an additional powerful stereo power amplifier at their disposal, capable if the worst comes to the worst of „firing up“ even quite a large PA system should this prove necessary.
The earlier PowerMate models already enjoyed a more than enviable reputation: indestructible quality, fine components, enormous reserves of power and great reliability were the attributes heard with increasing frequently from satisfied PowerMate users. The new models look set to continue the success story. New digital power amplifier technology, expanded mixing functionality (such as additional auxiliary channels – there are now six), a four-channel USB interface allowing the mixer to be integrated into a PC-based recording environment, a MIDI interface (e.g. for switching effects programs within the mixer), a new effects section comprising two editable effects processors, a graphic display for the settings – these are just some of the features of the new PowerMate generation.