|There are 7 total inputs, all
of which i cover below.
Honestly i haven't done any critical listening through this Alto mixer, nor
will i ever; that's not what i would use it for. I'm sure as a line mixer
it's standard fare; great to play drum machine or MP3s through for duo/solo gigs
or DJ. I guarantee that if i compared the ZMX52 mic pre to those in my
Soundcraft board i would say "it sucks"; but to sing through live in a bar on
the weekend the ZMX52 is perfectly fine. In a working scenario i send a
line level from my guitar modeler through this mixer (into a micro bass amp
head) and it sounds A-OK to me. I will say that for my own use of this
mixer, both my guitar and vocal signals go straight to the main PA board; i'm
the only one who hears my Alto mixer (in my own floor monitor).
Of the three channels on the ZMX52, only the Mic channel has EQ. It's
2-band. High EQ is plus/minus 15dB at 12kHz; Low EQ is plus/minus 15dB at
80Hz. 80Hz is exactly what you want for low-cut on a vocal.
I/O AND ROUTING
Channel 1: Mic/XLR or 1/4" line (bal/unbal) > Level > Pan L/R > EQ > Gain
Channel 2/3: dual 1/4" unbal line > Level > Pan L/R
Channel 3/4: dual 1/4" unbal line > Level > Pan L/R
Aux In: dual RCA unbal line > Level (Headphones)
Main Mix: dual 1/4" unbal line
Aux Out: dual RCA unbal line
Headphone: stereo 1/4"
Aux In can be routed to Headphones and/or Main Mix
Small, easy to use, well-built, inexpensive. What's not to like? Yes
it would be nice to have EQ on one or both of the Line channels, but honestly
based on the layout i'm not really sure where they'd squeeze even two more