Behringer 1002B Xenyx 10 Input Analogue Mixer
Behringer Xenyx 1002B Product Overview by GAK
The Xenyx 1002B is a six channel mixer from Behringer. The six input channels each have their own post fader auxiliary send channel and there are five XENYX mic preamps to handle the inputs.
You will also find a 3-band British EQ onboard, alongside an FX and monitor send for each channel.
The mixer can either be plugged in with a power supply or it's possible to run it off 9V batteries if you're on the move!
Behringer Product Overview
The XENYX 1002B represents a significant milestone in the development of mixer technology. Equipped with our premium XENYX mic preamps, it can easily hold its own against the most expensive stand-alone mic preamps, both in terms of sound quality and available headroom. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. XENYX mic pres provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics.
Whether you plug it into the wall or power it via 9V batteries, the XENYX 1002B comes equipped with many of the features you've come to expect from our larger mixers, including XENYX mic preamps for amazing sound quality, phantom power for use with professional-grade condenser mics, 2-Track inputs and outputs, and 60 mm faders.
The four stereo channels accept left/right or mono 1/4" TRS/TR inputs, and three of them also accommodate microphones (with separate Trim controls). The compact XENYX 1002B mixer also features our highly musical 3-band British EQ, plus an FX and monitor send for each channel, making it a must-have for any audio toolkit.
Sublimely musical British EQ
The British consoles of the 1960s and '70s changed the sound of rock and roll'without them the British Invasion might not have happened. Those legendary mixing desks soon became the envy of engineers and producers all over the world. The 3-band EQ on the XENYX 1002B mixer is based on that very same circuitry, allowing you to imbue signals with incredible warmth and detailed musical character. Even when applied generously, these equalizers exhibit sweet forgiveness and superb audio quality.
Don't let the small footprint fool you'the XENYX 1002B is built to the same exacting standards as our larger format XENYX mixers and is housed in an equally rugged steel chassis. It is the ideal choice for keyboardists who need to mix down multiple instruments or sound modules for live or recording applications. Singers who perform with backing tracks, as well as instrumentalist/singers (acoustic guitar or piano bar, for example) find the XENYX 1002B indispensable for patching into "house" systems.
Its compact size and flexible input scheme also make it the natural choice of sports announcers for calling play-by-play game action. Likewise, radio and TV reporters especially like the XENYX 1002B for its ease-of-use, remarkable fidelity and rugged reliability. And the 9 V battery option allows newscasters and correspondents to use the 1002B in remote locations where power is hard to come by. (Two 9 V alkaline batteries are required for normal operation, three for phantom power).
- Premium ultra-low noise analog mixer with optional battery operation
- 2 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
- Neo-classic ''British'' 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
- 4 balanced, high-headroom stereo inputs with 3 additional mic inputs
- One post-fader FX send and one pre-fader MON send per channel for external FX devices and monitor applications
- Clip LEDs on all channels and dedicated inserts on all mono channels
- Main output plus separate Phones and CD/Tape outputs
- Switchable phantom power for condenser microphones
- Long-wearing 60-mm logarithmic-taper master fader and sealed rotary controls
- External power supply for noise-free audio and superior transient response
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Very good for the price. No noticeable noise to speak of, plenty of connection options, and very straightforward to use. The EQs are easy to use to tune particular inputs. A couple of things that would be nice-to-haves aren't there: in particular, compression on the microphone inputs or ability to keep headphone levels consistent without having to adjust for the output fader level, but these aren't big deals. I would also have preferred a built-in power supply or a standard DC plug rather than a proprietary plug/adapter, but again, this isn't a major problem.
No more swapping cables about when changing instruments...
This mixer is obviously low end, but it's faultless for the price. Excellent value for money.
This bit of kit is incredible! I'm so fed up with lugging a bucket full of extension leads, cables and hardware to gigs so when I saw this I thought just the ticket and it is. I Used a Roland Street EX Stereo out (Mic, Guitar, Key Board and iPod) This went into one of the stereo ins on the Mixer. 4x Radio Mics. Output from Mixer to an QTX12 battery powered PA, all I need was one 13A power supply for my Radio 4way receiver, and bingo! "one in the middle of the field entertainment bundle" It performed superbly and The guest solo, duets and Ukulele band were all very happy. I love It.