This is my first time writing a review for a product I've bought.
I've been on the lookout for a small mixer for some time. This Mackie mix12FX came on my radar and I devoured all the reviews I could find, which in general are very good. Although one of the cons of this product that kept returning was the apparant heating of the powersupply and the upper right corner of the device itself where the powersupply plug resides. Some reviews I assumed were exaggerating about the heating problem, saying the powersupply and upper right corner became extremely hot after some use. I took my chances and bought this device anyway about two months ago. Up till now I haven't had enough time to really test the mixer properly up till a few days ago. The mixer itself looks well constructed, the knobs feel solid and the sound is crisp. However, after an hour of use I noticed a noise. This was coming from the powersupply. When I touched it, it was as the reviews had confirmed. Glowing hot and buzzing away. I noticed that the upper right corner of the device was hot as well, but not too a point that you couldn't touch it. It made me pull the plug because I was afraid that the powersupply could damage the mixer. I'm now at a point that I don't think I'll be able to return it, because it took me too long to properly test it, which is my responsibility and I understand. But nevertheless I'm dissapointed that the reviews turned out to be correct about the heating problem. All this has nothing to do with Thomann, which are an excellent shop. Never had any problems with any orders. I just thought that I share this info with others. Sincerely, DD Franks