Mixer / Mackie / 1202-VLZ

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Classic This information is applicable to the L1® Classic
L1 Model I This information is applicable to the L1 Model I


You can use either the XLR outputs on the rear panel (be sure to set the MIC button "in")

- or -

Use the ¼ inch phone jacks on the top.


Use the XLR - or - ¼ inch phone jack (Tip-Sleeve) outputs to


  • The PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I Channels 3 or 4 if you prefer to leave Channels 1 or 2 open for other inputs. You will have to control Tone and relative Level (between the Channels) at your input source, as you do not have this control over Channels 3 and 4 in the PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I or the R1 Remote.
  • If you want to use the Balanced XLR outputs use the MIC setting in the picture above.

¼ Inch with suitable output

for PS1 Powerstand Channel 1 or 2 inputs

You can use TS (Tip Sleeve) unbalanced cables, or TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve) balanced cables, but since the ¼ inch phone connections at the Bose Classic and Model I Power Stand are unbalanced there is no particular benefit using balanced cables.

¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced)

Tip-Sleeve to Tip-Sleeve

This should work fine.

¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced)

Tip-Ring-Sleeve to Tip-Sleeve

This should work fine.

¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced)

Tip-Ring-Sleeve to Tip-Ring-Sleeve

This should also work, but likely no better than a simple ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve to Tip-Sleeve cable. This is because the ¼ Inch input on the Bose System is Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced) anyway.


Notes about MIC/Line Switch

When using an XLR cable between the mixer and the Model I or Classic Power Stand, set the mixer Master Output Switch to MIC because the Model I / Classic Channel 1/2 XLR Inputs are designed to accept a Microphone level input.


The mixer allows you to match that requirement by using the MIC setting.


Details of the MIC/Line Switch from pages 15 and 26 of the Mackie 1202-VLZ Pro Manual