Behringer 802 Xenyx 8 Input Analogue Mixer
Behringer Xenyx 802 Product Overview by GAK
The Xenyx 802 from Behringer is an Analog Mixer which delivers superb performance in home studios and small venues.
Onboard you will find 8 inputs, 2 mic, 2 stereo and aux reuturns. The unit also contains the excellent Xenyx mic preamps alongside warm, analog sounding "British" channel EQs.
If you're looking for a new budget mixer to improve your setup, the Xenyx 802 could be the perfect product for you.
Behringer Product OverviewGot a solo gig at the local coffee shop? Need to make a quick public announcement? Simple sound calls for the simply superb XENYX 802, the BEHRINGER mixer with everything you need to give an intimate setting incredible sound. The ultra-compact XENYX 802 mixer’s 8 Inputs (2 mic, 2 stereo + Aux Returns) allow you to effortlessly achieve premium-quality sound, thanks to the 2 studiograde, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps and ultra-musical “British” channel EQ.
All XENYX mixers have one thing in common – great-sounding, high headroom XENYX mic preamps. These state-of-the-art mic pres represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology – and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to the most expensive stand-alone mic preamps. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. Armed with these outstanding mic preamps, XENYX mixers provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics while you weren’t looking.
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 channel EQ on our XENYX mixers 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.
The 8-input, 2-bus XENYX 802 has two XENYX mic preamps with +48 V phantom power, making it possible to use 2 dynamic or condenser microphones. The 3-band British EQ is lauded throughout the sound engineering world for its warm, musical sound. You can use the XENYX 802’s Effects Send and Return jacks for connecting to external effects, and the built-in RCA CD/Tape Inputs (main mix or control room/phones assignable) and Outputs let you play music between sets, and record your performance to outboard recording gear, respectively.
- Highly affordable, quality mixer with two XENYX Mic Preamps and 3-band EQ
- Premium ultra low-noise, high headroom analogue mixer
- 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
- 1 post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices
- 1 stereo aux return for FX applications or as separate stereo input
- Main mix outputs plus separate control room, phones and stereo CD/tape outputs
- CD/tape inputs assignable to main mix or control room/phones outputs
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Very good small mixer , obviously has limitations but unbeatable for the price
I'm new to mixing decks but the booklet with it shows you what goes were. The mixing deck works great and even I found using it easy.
Conveniently, all the sockets are easily accessible from the front. I am using channels 1 and 2 for my Synths that output at line level, and stereo channel 3/4 for the output from my 15U x 160HP Eurorack Synth (final module being the PGH Outs). The Aux feed sends just ch1 and 2 to an Alesis Nanoverb mkI, as the Eurorack has effects processing onboard. I am going to mount the Nanoverb on a plate to hold it above the XENYX 802 sockets, similar to a meter bridge! I looked at purchasing an Alesis mixer with built-in effects, but this arrangement is ideal, the rotary controls for level being ideal in my application to save very limited space.