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Wound the yamaha MG102c be good for a small duo or solo

Using a slave amp

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The mixer is strictly a mixer. You would need to amplify to drive speakers. Used as a mixer it is fineand would support up to 4 mics.

It does have phantom power for use with condenser mics if needed.

Please use balanced lines (TRS) when connecting to the external amp.

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It could be the type of cables you're using. Are they balanced or unbalanced?

The jacks on the end will tell you what type of cable it is.

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Wound the yamaha MG102c be good for a small duo or solo

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there you go DFD

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