The MG series embodies the Yamaha's pursuit of design excellence, and incorporates the advanced technologies, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital processing, and a rugged, reliable design. For installed, recording, or live music settings, the solid construction and flexible design of these consoles let you shape your sound with confidence, continually delivering peak performance and a high level of sound quality and reliability. Moreover, the MG series mixing consoles feature Yamaha's studio-grade discrete D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Also, with phantom power, MG series consoles allow you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with PAD switch accepts mic to line level of inputs. PAD switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix. And finally, the MG series benefits from Yamaha's experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filter allows you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.