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Precautions
Quick Start Guide
Troubleshooting
Owner's Manual
pages 5, 6
pages 9 to 11
page 29 to 31
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Precautions pages 5, 6 Quick Start Guide pages 9 to 11 Troubleshooting page 29 to 31...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT normalement ou est tombé. EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. (UL60065_03) AVERTISSEMENT POUR RÉDUIRE LES RISQUES D’INCENDIE OU DE DÉCHARGE ÉLECTRIQUE, N’EXPOSEZ PAS CET APPAREIL À LA PLUIE OU À L’HUMIDITÉ. (UL60065_03) MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 4 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT...
  • Page 5: Precautions

    • When one of the following problems occur, immediately turn PLEASE READ CAREFULLY off the power switch and disconnect the electric plug from the outlet. Then have the device inspected by Yamaha BEFORE PROCEEDING service personnel. - The power cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged.
  • Page 6 MG16XU/MG16 and MG12XU/MG12 will be enclosed in brackets. (Example: CH13/14 – 19/20 {CH9/10 – 15/16} {CH1 – 7/8}) • In this manual, the term “MG” refers to all models collectively. The term “XU models” refers to the MG20XU, MG16XU, and MG12XU.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/ MG12XU/MG12 mixing console. Please read this manual thoroughly to get the most out of the product and ensure long-term, trouble-free use. After reading this manual, please keep it available for future reference. Contents Precautions ........
  • Page 8: Main Features

    24 High-Quality Digital Effects (XU Models) The XU models (MG20XU/MG16XU/MG12XU) feature 24 built-in effects that are based on SPX algorithms used by pro- fessionals. In particular, the high-quality reverb and delay expand the spatial quality of the sound with remarkable realism and naturalness.
  • Page 9: Quick Start Guide

    Turn all the faders and [GAIN] knobs com- pletely down. Connect the microphones, instruments, and/or speakers you intend to use. For details on making connections, see “Setup Examples” (pages 12 – 13), “Front Panel” and “Rear Panel” (pages 14 – 15). MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 10: Step 4 Getting Sound To The Speakers

    • Equalizer ([HIGH]/[MID]/[LOW]) ....... page 18 • [COMP] knobs ............page 17 Turn on ( ) the [ST] switches for each chan- • [GAIN] knobs ............page 17 nel you are using. • Channel faders ............page 19 MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11: Step 5 Using The Built-In Effects (Xu Models Only)

    MG20XU are in slightly different [FX RTN] fader locations than shown here. (The MG20XU has an [FX RTN LEVEL] knob.) Turn the [PROGRAM] knob to select the Raise the [FX RTN] fader to the “0” position. desired effect, and then press the knob to Use the [AUX (2, 4)/FX] knobs to adjust the enable it.
  • Page 12: Setup

    XU models only.) (The [USB 2.0] jack is on XU models only.) Portable audio player Headphones NOTE On the MG20XU/MG20, the [SEND] jack, [GROUP OUT] jack, [MONITOR OUT], jack, and [STEREO OUT] jack are located on the rear panel. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 13 Power amp (The [USB 2.0] jack is on XU models only.) Speakers NOTE On the MG20XU/MG20, the [SEND] jack, [GROUP OUT] jack, [MONITOR OUT], jack, and [STEREO OUT] jack are located on the rear panel. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 14: Controls And Connectors

    • The master block jacks on the MG16XU/MG16/ MG12XU/MG12 are all located on the front panel. • The master block jacks on the MG20XU/MG20 are all located on the rear panel, except the [PHONES] jack. [MONITOR] section (page 25) [SEND MASTER] section...
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    Power Block (page 27) USB Block (XU models only) (page 28) MG20XU Master block jacks (page 24) Master Block The master block jacks on the MG20XU/MG20 are all located on the rear panel, except the [PHONES] jack. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Input Channel Block

    (1: ground, 2: hot, 3: cold) • [LINE (L/MONO, R)]: Unbalanced phone type line ste- reo input jacks (Unbalanced phone-type and RCA stereo input jacks on the MG20XU/MG20) NOTE On any given channel, you may use either a phone jack or RCA jack, but not both.
  • Page 17 [HPF] (High Pass Filter) switch i [PHANTOM +48V] switch and indicator This switch toggles phantom power on and off. Turn this MG20XU/MG20: 1 – 12 13/14 – 19/20 switch on ( ) to supply DC+48 V to the XLR input jacks.
  • Page 18 100 Hz this case, the sound image is positioned at the * The signals from mono input jacks of the MG20XU/MG20 center. If the bus assign switch [1-2] or [3-4] is and MG16XU/MG16 can be adjusted from 250 Hz to 5 kHz.
  • Page 19: Channel Faders

    PEAK indicator lights red when the level reaches 3 dB below trols to adjust the balance between the various channels. clipping. NOTE !5 Bus assign switch To minimize noise, set the fader sliders for any unused chan- nels all the way down. MG20XU/MG20 MG12XU/MG12 MG16XU/MG16 MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 20: Mono Input Channels

    Controls and Connectors  Mono input channels MG20XU/MG20 : CH1–12 MG16XU/MG16 : CH1–8 MG12XU/MG12 : CH1–4 (*) Only MG20XU, MG20, MG16XU and MG16 PHANTOM MG20XU/MG20 : CH1–8 PEAK MG16XU/MG16 : CH1–8 PAD OFF MG12XU/MG12 : CH1–4 [-60dBu – -16dBu] ON (CH Fader)
  • Page 21: Stereo Input Channels

    3-4 (*) MG12 : CH9/10,11/12 L [-10dBu] MG12XU/MG12 AUX1 MG16XU/MG16 : 3-Stage MG12XU/MG12 : 2-Stage USB-PLAY-L AUX1PRE R [-10dBu] USB-PLAY-R MG16XU/MG16 LINE/USB MG12XU/MG12 MG16XU : CH15/16 AUX2/FX, AUX2 MG12XU : CH11/12 AUX2 MG16XU/MG16 AUX3 (*) AUX4/FX, AUX4 (*) MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Built-In Effects Block (Xu Models Only)

    Controls and Connectors q Display Built-in Effects Block (XU Models Only) MG20XU/MG16XU : AUX4/FX MG12XU : AUX2/FX Indicates the effect program number selected with the [PRO- (*) Only MG16XU MG16XU GRAM] knob e. The number flashes during selection; how- MG12XU USB-Att.
  • Page 23 Bus assign switch (MG16XU/MG12XU) Connect a foot switch to this phone type input jack. The switch lights in orange when on. An optional Yamaha FC5 foot switch (sold separately) can be used to toggle the effects ON and OFF.
  • Page 24: Master Block

    [GROUP OUT] jacks These impedance-balanced TRS phone jacks output the [GROUP 1-2 and 3-4] (MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16) signals. Use these jacks to connect to the inputs of a multi- track recorder, external mixer, or another similar device.
  • Page 25 GROUP 1-2 buses, or GROUP 3-4 buses (MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16). • MG12XU/MG12 STEREO L/R buses: [STEREO] ( GROUP 1-2 buses: [GROUP] ( • MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16 STEREO L/R buses: [STEREO] ( GROUP 1-2 buses: [GROUP] ( ), [1-2] ( GROUP 3-4 buses: [GROUP] ( ), [3-4] ( MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26 Controls and Connectors u [SEND MASTER] section i [GROUP] section (*) Only MG20XU, MG20, MG16XU and MG16 (*) Only MG20XU, MG20, MG16XU and MG16 AUX1 G1 MONI SEND AUX1 G2 MONI [+4dBu] GROUP 1-2 AUX2 GROUP OUT 1 SEND AUX2...
  • Page 27: Power Block

    • [ON] switch Turn this switch on ( ) to enable the [STEREO] master fader. The switch lights when on. • [STEREO] master fader For adjusting the level of the signal output to the [STE- REO OUT] jack. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28: Usb Block (Xu Models Only)

    You can down- dB. (The minus sign is not displayed.) load the driver from the following Yamaha website, and install it on your computer. 3. Press the [PROGRAM] knob again to exit the setting.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    [PHONES] jack Adjust tone and level for each channel. Make final adjustments to the level of the signal routed through buses. Route signals from channels to buses, and then on to the master block. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30 You can use the level meter and headphones to check the pre-fader signal for each channel. • [PFL] switches: Turn on ( ) for the channel(s) you want to check. • [MONITOR LEVEL] knob: Adjust the level. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Other

      Use the “Attenuator Function” . For details, see page 28. The volume of audio play- back from a computer need to be adjusted. If any specific problem should persist, please contact your Yamaha dealer. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Appendix

    *2 Crosstalk is measured with 1 kHz band pass filter. Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or mod- ify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 33: Effect Programs

    Adds a sharp-edged distortion to the sound. PITCH CHANGE Pitch An effect which changes the pitch of the signal. * “LFO” stands for Low Frequency Oscillator. An LFO is normally used to periodically modulate another signal, using different waveform shapes and modulation speeds. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34: Jack And Connector List

    White This type of unbalanced connector is most commonly found on home audio and video equipment. RCA type pin jacks are often color coded: white for left audio channel and red for right audio channel, for example. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35: Rack Mounting

    ‘R’ on the right) 11 U* 10 U* * The MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16 require at least 12 U of rack space. To take into account the cable connections, we recom- mend to ensure 14 U of rack space. MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Index

    XLR ............... 34 [HPF] (High Pass Filter) switch ......17 Level meter ............25 [LINE /USB ] switch ........17 [MIC/LINE] ..............16 [MONITOR] section ..........25 [MONITOR LEVEL] knob ........25 [MONITOR OUT] jack ..........24 Mono input jack ............16 Mono/stereo input jack ...........16 MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37 MEMO MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38 MG20XU/MG20/MG16XU/MG16/MG12XU/MG12 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. MALTA NORTH AMERICA ASIA Olimpus Music Ltd. CANADA THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA The Emporium, Level 3, St. Louis Street Msida Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
  • Page 40 Yamaha Pro Audio global web site: http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ C.S.G., PA Development Division © 2014 Yamaha Corporation 401POAP*.*-01A0 Printed in Vietnam ZJ42750...

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