Sonic State Studio / Analog Mixers / BEHRINGER MX802A

Average rating: 8.8/10 out of 10

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Ben a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Got mixer for great price, even though its already a deal at retail! I have a small garage band and we wanted to create a few demo tapes. We have a seriously limited budget and the headphones we were using as mics on the floor just weren't cutting it :) so we got the MX802a on ebay, and bought two cheap hi-range mics from RadioShack for $20 each. Total spent? $130. Split between the four of us, and it was worth it. Well, we plugged it in and attached all the mics, and even got a computer as our recording "studio", and wow were we amazed! We could tweak how we sounded with so much ease, it's simply amazing! Lucky for us, the garage we practice in was converted into a living space, and its got carpets so the acoustics are great, but even so the mixer took our sound to whole new levels. I suspended a mic above my drumset, and took the old headphones and stuck them in the bass drum, and i could tweak it to give it that rich tone you really want.. The mixer has a great function--the low-frequency cutoff at 75Hz--an d if you turn that on with the low tweak at full, you get this full, rich tone with the toms and cymbals that can easily be compared to much you hear today! I can say that this will most likely be the best investment I have ever made. I will discuss my little quirks with it though. Being the moderate user I am with audio, I have not a clue as to what Phantom Power does. If any of you audio techs want to enlighten me, i beg you to email me at classicop@comcast.net . Also, it is very hard to find a separate preamp--I have 2 mics and 3 guitars, which requires 5 preamped inputs, not the four that the MX802a only provides. Again, if anyone can show me where I can get one for a low price, email me. Something else I don't like about the MX802a is the lack of tutorials available on the internet or anywhere else. Not knowing the limits or capabilities of the mixer sort of gets on my nerves. Yes, its extremely easy to figure out and use for basic purposes, but there are a few switches and knows that i have no clue as to their purpose. :) Well, I think I'll shut up now. In conclusion, though, this is a great buy and wonderful value for the quality of Behringer products and usability.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Saturday, 22-Mar-03 at 11:30
matt a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I tried to buy one of these. The on-off switch wouldn't work consistently. Would turn on sometimes, wouldn't turn on sometimes. I took it back, had the salesman try every one in the Guitar Center in Chicago. We couldn't find a working one. Switch broken on all of them. Gave up. Got a used Mackie. No complaints anymore.

Rating: 1 out of 10 posted Friday, 28-Feb-03 at 14:19
karl G a Professional user from USA writes:
great gear for oneman band (or 6 piece band)and one man studio.The best you can get for the sound.No BS.Just straight ahead versatility.I'm planing to get another one.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 19-Jun-02 at 18:12
the a Professional user from USA writes:
2 years ago a new mixer with this price range was a dream.Now ,musicians get luckier.Thanks to behringer. great mixer for the price and there is no compition.For the same price you can only get crappy plastic line mixers with no control.This one has 4 XLR(great sounding)with phantom power,3 band EQ on EVERY CHANNEL(sprit and samson has only 2 band and are more expensive),RCA ins,outs,track return control and more.solid construction,made in China by German standrads.A must for every musician.You can use as a KB sub mixer,a guitar or mic pre amp for live or digital recording(if your audio card has only 2 ins and no XLR's,this is the best you can get. If you want a bigger or more flexible mixer (for like 300 bucks),get an Roland VM series which has direct outs,EFX(including digital EQ and compression) than an Mackie 1202 which retails 350 bucks. But for the sound quality and price this pro looking machine is untouchable.Thanks to behringer.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 19-Jun-02 at 7:25
spiny murex a part-timer user from England writes:
been using MX802A for a year with pc and hifi type setup (linking components and doing demos plus the odd gig) and the only thing it lacks is a channel mute button ...otherwise - perfect for the job at the price!

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 26-Feb-02 at 7:50
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