Compact, Commercial-Grade Multi-Zone Audio Mixer From Tascam

MZ 123BT front pr

Tascam announces a single-rack-space, multi-zone audio mixer for commercial applications. The MZ 123BT builds on the popularity and feature set of its big brother MZ-223, adding Bluetooth-functionality and a simple, intuitive control design and layout that makes it as easy to operate as it is to install and set up.

Three music playback input channels, including one Aux/Bluetooth input, as well as two microphone input channels and three independent output zones offer versatile routing possibilities for background music and announcements in a wide range of commercial applications including retail, restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels to name a few.

Two stereo line inputs on RCA jacks allow source components such as CD players to be connected for distributing music or ambient sound playback. The third stereo input enables an additional audio source, such as a smartphone or other device, to be added via Bluetooth or 3.5-mm mini plug. For announcements or moderations, the mixer offers two mic inputs, each with switchable +48V phantom power, talkover function and zone selection by front-panel push buttons. Two mics can be wired via rear-panel Euroblock connectors while an additional XLR/TRS combo connector on the front panel allows an alternative microphone to be hooked up quickly and selected via a front-panel switch.

MZ 123BT rear pr

Other features include three-band EQ, gain control and high-pass filter for the mic inputs, adjustable threshold and time for the talkover function, as well as an external Bluetooth antenna for stable wireless connections.

The three zone outputs are available via balanced Euroblock connectors on the rear panel. They can be switched between mono and stereo and listened to by headphones using the switchable PFL function.