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Alto Professional ZMX862 6-Channel 2-Bus Mixer

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Professional Mixing Features
The Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 is an 6-channel, 2-bus mixer with the right amount of inputs, outputs, routing, and EQ for more intimate live performance reinforcement situations. It features two microphone inputs (with Phantom Power) with balanced TRS jacks, a three-band EQ and two AUX sends on each of the two mono channels and the two stereo channels, and even two-track inputs for things such as audio playback. The Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 is the perfect compact take-anywhere professional mixer.

  • Eight total inputs including XLR jacks with phantom power on channels one and two
  • Two microphone input channels with gold plated XLR and balanced line inputs
  • Two stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks
  • Extremely high headroom offering extra dynamic range
  • Three-shelf EQ on each mono and stereo channel
  • Two aux sends per-channel for external effects and monitoring
  • Two bus design with Main and Control Room 1/4” stereo outputs

Versatile Inputs and Outputs
The Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 is a step up from our ZMX52 that adds more inputs and an extra band of EQ as well as a switch for phantom power. Not only can you can plug dynamic, condenser, and wireless microphones into the first two channels, but you also get two stereo channel inputs for keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments. What's more, you can easily plug in your MP3 player, CD players, or audio from a DVD player into the CD/TAPE inputs. But, you also have two AUX sends that you can use to send streams of audio from your mixer to a digital effects unit, stage monitor, TV screen, or any number of sources. Choose the Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 as the audio central command for your live performances, home studio, or video suite.

High headroom, low noise

Just because the Alto ZEPHYR ZMX862 is compact, portable and affordable doesn't mean you have to make sacrifices. This compact mixer brings the same standard of quality to your performances as our top-of-the-line models. All Alto Professional ZEPHYR ZMX mixers are designed with high headroom and ultra low-noise, discrete mic preamps so you always get the full dynamic range of your mix every time.

Visualize your mix
We designed every ZEPHYR ZMX mixer with your performance in mind. Sometimes venues are dark and it can be hard to see what you're working with. Alto Professional solves this problem by not only color coding each section of the mixer, but also by using brightly colored knobs so that you can easily find what you need to adjust before you ever lay a finger on the mixer. Our blue, red, yellow and white pots are instantly easy to identify in dim lighting. LED indicators for output level, peak, and phantom power also assist in making sure that you have multiple visual cues that compliment everything you're hearing.


Input Channels: Mono channels (Ch. 1 - 2)
Microphone Input: Electronically balanced, discrete input configuration
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz, +/-1 dB
Distortion (THD&N): ?0.005% at +4 dBu, 1 kHz
Gain range: 0 dB to 50 dB (Mic)
Maximum Voltage Gain: 70 dB Ch. Mic Input→Main MIx out & Tape out, 80 dB Ch. Mic input→Control room & Phones, 60 dB Ch. Mic input→Aux send
SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio): ?110 dBu
Phantom power (Mic Pin 2 / Pin 3 and Pin 1): +48 V - with switch control

Line Input: Electronically Balanced
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz, +/-1 dB
Distortion (THD&N): ?0.005% at + 4 dBu, 1 kHz
Gain Range: 15 dBu to 35 dBu

Stereo Channels: (Ch. 3 - 6)
Line Input: Electronically Balanced
SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio): ?110 dBu
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz, +/-1 dB
Distortion (THD&N): ?0.005% at + 4 dBu, 1 kHz
Gain range: -20 dBu to +20 dBu, 60 dB Ch. Line → Main Mix out
Maximum Voltage Gain: 20 dB FX return → Main Mix out, 20 dB RCA Tape input → Main Mix out

Microphone Input: 3.9 kOhms
All Other Inputs: 10 kOhms or greater
Tape Out: 1 kOhms
All Other Outputs: 120 Ohms

Mono Channels: High ±15 dB @ 12 kHz, Mid ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz, Low ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
Stereo Channels: High ±15 dB @ 12 kHz, Mid ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz, Low ±15 dB @ 80 Hz

Main Mix Section
Tape, Aux, Phones Output
Output level: 0 dBu Unbalanced, 1/4" jacks, Max out +22 dBu Unbalanced, 1/4" jacks noise (Bus Noise): ?-90 dB @ 20 Hz - 22 kHz (channel & Main level at 0 dB, other at minimum, DSP mute)

Power supply: 18 V, 1500 mA
Rated Power Consumption: 18 W

Dimensions (WxLxH): 202mm x 250mm x 58mm
Weight: 3.75 lb


Alto warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.