8-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control Ligtning Connector

Product Code: MK-DL806

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Mackie DL806 8-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer w/ iPad Control Lightning


Proven at millions of gigs worldwide, the Mackie DL Series combines the power of a full-featured digital live sound mixer with the unmatched ease-of-use of an iPad.

The 8-channel DL806 features premium hardware 
like boutique-quality Onyx preamps and Cirrus Logic® converters delivering unparalleled sound quality.

Mackie’s class-leading Master Fader control software 
provides seamless wired-to-wireless control over an amazing amount of professional-grade processing for all inputs and outputs.

Plus, you can control it all wirelessly from up to 
20 iOS devices. Truly the ideal digital utility mixer for bands, rehearsal spaces, broadcast and small installations, you get all the benefits of a next-gen console and more at an incredible price with the Mackie DL806.


8-Channel Digital Mixer
  • Eight Onyx™ mic preamps
  • Six balanced outputs
  • High-end Cirrus Logic® converters
  • Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
  • Rugged, compact desktop design with iPad® dock
  • Rackmountable with optional kit
Flexible Wireless or Docked Control

Mix wirelessly from anywhere in the venue from your iPad
    • Unmatched wireless control over mix
    • Supports up to 20 iOS devices at once
    • Personal monitor mixing via iPhone® or iPod touch®
Dock your iPad for added features and security
    • Creates an integrated, self-contained desktop mixer
    • Total control over assignable 2-channel recordings for immediate playback and easy exporting
    • Playback music from any iPad app and incorporate into the mix
    • Always keep your iPad charged
    • PadLock™ feature locks down iPad for security
    • Industry standard Kensington lock secures mixer
    • iPad Air 2, iPad Air and iPad (4th generation) docking compatibility
    • Optional iPad mini docking tray available

Master Fader Control App

Proven, intuitive workflow that’s customizable for your application
  • Create view groups and see only the channels you need
  • Unique access limiting hides controls you aren’t using
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups via Dropbox, email and more using iOS system sharing
  • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
  • Complete offline operation saves setup time at gig
  • The most frequently updated mixing app on the market

Professional, Comprehensive DSP

Packed with more DSP processing than any other compact mixer

10 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate and compression
  • 8 stereo-linkable input channels
  • 2 stereo-linkable iPad return channels*

10 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA
  • 4 stereo-linkable aux sends
  • 4 stereo-linkable subgroups*
  • Main L/R busses
  • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
  • 2 stereo FX processors with dedicated sends and returns
  • Choice of powerful, touch-sensitive modern and vintage  plug-ins

*iPad return channels and subgroups feature PEQ and compression. Wi-Fi router required for wireless operation. Wi-Fi router and iPad, iPhone or iPod touch not included.
Master Fader available for free in the App Store. iOS 8.0 or later required for operation. See Supported Devices on page 3 for complete compatibility information.

General Digital
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • A/D/A Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • System Latency: 1.5 ms

Frequency Response
  • All inputs to all outputs: ±0, –1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Distortion (THD)
  • Mic input to main output, 1 kHz, –1 dBFS: <0.005%
Analog Inputs 1-8
  • 1-4: XLR Balanced
  • 5-8: Combo XLR / TRS Balanced
XLR Mic Pre:
  •  Onyx
Input Impedance
  • 1-4: 3 k
  • 5-8: 3 k mic [XLR] / 30 k line [1/4"]
Max Input Level
  • XLR: +21 dBu
  • 1/4": +30 dBu
  • XLR: 0 to 60 dB
  • 1/4": –20 to 40 dB
48V Phantom Power (XLR):
  • 48 VDC, 10 mA max per mic, with up to eight simultaneously.
Analog Main Out L/R
  • Connectors: XLR Balanced
  • Output Impedance: 600
  • Max Output Level: +21 dBu
Noise / Dynamic Range / Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) 150 termination:
  • –128 dBu
Mic input to main output (A-weighted)
  • Channel and main faders at unity: –79 dBu
  • Faders down: –90 dBu
  • Adjacent inputs: <–120 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Outputs: <–105 dB @ 1 kHz
Phones level pot feedthrough @ minimum travel:
  • <–75 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (ref +4 dBu, one channel and main fader at unity, A-weighted):
  • 92 dB
Dynamic Range (One channel and main fader at unity, A-weighted):
  • 109 dB
  • >70 dB @ 1 kHz (60 dB gain)
Analog Aux Sends 1-4

  • 1/4" TRS Impedance Balanced (Supports balanced / unbalanced operation)
Output Impedance:
  • 240 Balanced
  • 120 Unbalanced
Max Output Level:
  • +21 dBu
Supported Devices

iOS Version Requirement:
  • For optimal performance, we suggest using the latest iOS version [iOS 8.0 minimum]
iPad Version Requirement1
  • Wired [Lightning Connector]: iPad (4th generation)2 iPad mini3, iPad mini 23, iPad mini 33 iPad mini 43, iPad Air4 and iPad Air 24
  • Wired [30-pin Connector]: iPad 22, iPad (3rd generation)2
  • Wireless: All iPad models (except the original iPad), Future iPad devices5
iPhone / iPod touch Version Requirement
  • Wireless: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod touch (5th generation), Future iPhone and iPod touch devices5
Analog Headphone Out

  • 1/4" TRS Stereo
Max Output Level:
  • +18 dBu into 600 Ohms
  • +19.5 dBu max into 100 Ohms

10 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate and compression
  • 8 stereo-linkable input channels
  • 2 stereo-linkable iPad channels (PEQ and compression only)
10 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA
  • 4 stereo-linkable aux sends
  • 4 stereo-linkable subgroups (PEQ and compression only)
  • Main L/R busses
  • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
  • 2 stereo FX processors (1 reverb, 1 delay) with dedicated sends and returns
  • Modern and Vintage options per processor

  •  100 MB Ethernet
  • Complete
Simultaneous Control:
  • 20 iOS Devices
Physical Properties (packaged product)
  • Height: 6.1 in / 155 mm
  • Depth: 18.9 in / 480 mm
  • Width: 18.1 in / 460 mm
  • Weight: 11.8 lb / 5.4 kg

Physical Properties (product)

  • Height (Front): 1.6 in / 40 mm
  • Height (Rear): 3.7 in / 95 mm
  • Depth: 15.4 in / 391 mm
  • Width: 11.5 in / 291 mm
  • Weight: 6.9 lb / 3.1 kg
  • Rack: Nine Rack Spaces [Needs an additional space or two above to allow for connections]

Power Consumption:
  • 48 watts max
External Supply Power Requirements:
  • 100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Universal Supply Output Voltage:
  • 12 VDC
  • 4A
DC Connector:
  • 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm barrel with locking ring
Line Cord:User-replaceable IEC
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 °C
[extended ambient temperature]: 32 - 104 °F

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Mixer Bag for DL806 & DL1608 MK-806-1608-BAG  
  inc GST
RRP $169.00
Dust Cover for DL806 & DL1608 MK-806-1608-CVR  
  inc GST
RRP $49.00