Mackie Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface - Open Box

MPN: Onyx Blackbird
UPC: 663961030310
Special Price $475.00 was $629.99
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  • Open Box.
  • Eight boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range.
  • High-headroom design with ultra-low noise and distortion.
  • Ideal eight input standalone preamp unit with up to 96 kHz ADAT (S/MUX II) outputs.
  • 48V phantom power on all inputs for use with condenser microphones.
  • Studio monitor, main and alternative outputs with independent level control and source selection.
  • Two headphone outputs with independent level control and source selection.


This is Open Box Mackie Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface. The Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface delivers professional-grade recording quality with performance, flexibility and expandability in mind. With eight boutique-quality Onyx preamps and high-end 24-bit/96kHz conversion in a sleek rack mount design, Blackbird gives your studio the tools and capability needed for world-class sound. Easily expandable via ADAT and Word clock or device aggregation via the Blackbird Control desktop application, the Onyx Blackbird can be scaled up for any need.


Found on our most expensive studio consoles, Onyx pres are designed to meet or surpass expensive, esoteric standalone mic pres in terms of fidelity, headroom and transparency – as well as improved radio frequency (RFI) rejection and ultra-wide dynamic range. And with a full 60dB of available gain, would-be competitors are left in the dust.


Blackbird is the perfect front end to your DAW using the FireWire connection and if you get more preamps later (like another Onyx Blackbird), you can connect them via Blackbird’s integrated 8x8 ADAT I/O, delivering a full 16-channel 24-bit/96kHz resolution recording solution. There’s also onboard word clock I/O perfect for any scenario incorporating multiple pieces of analog/digital gear.


The Onyx Blackbird is powerful all on its own. However, for more complex applications, Mackie provides you with the custom-designed 18x16 Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer application. This powerful graphic user interface (GUI) allows for customization and ease-of-use that the competition is simply unable to achieve.


The two front-panel “Super Channels” offer extremely useful features, right within your reach. First off, both channels utilize combo inputs, dedicated 48V phantom power and true analog hardware monitoring, in either mono or stereo, allowing you to route the signals directly to your studio monitors or headphones. Zero-latency overdubs have never been easier to set up or control.


In true Mackie tradition, Onyx Blackbird features a “Built-Like-A-Tank” design, with a powder-coated, all-steel chassis that can get bumped around with the best of them. With tons of boutique-quality pres, unmatched AD/DA conversion and a host of flexible, professional features…it’s the perfect solution for any studio.

Product Specifications:

Power Consumption: 25 watts

Universal AC Power Supply: 100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz

Operating Temperature: 0˚ - 40˚C, 32˚ - 104˚F

Height: 1.8 in / 46 mm

Depth: 10.2 in / 260 mm

Width: 19.0 in / 483 mm

Weight: 8.2 lb / 3.7 kg

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BRAND Mackie
Manufacturer Part Number Onyx Blackbird
UPC 663961030310
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