Behringer Eurorack MX1602A
Behringer Eurorack MX1602A

Analog Mixer of the Eurorack series

User Reviews: 410

All user reviews for the Behringer Eurorack MX1602A

Average Score: 4.0 ( 4/5 based on 10 reviews )
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zeetoon 10/18/2014

zeetoon's review "Good quality."

4
Very simple console, I make use of it in a very rudimentary way because it only serves me to listen to music. I used its mic preamps for some time, in the beginning, and I wasn't too dissatisfied with them, although that was 20 years ago, so I can't be really objective. In any case, I use it every day and I have never had any problems with it. The faders don't crackle...I must say that it always stays in my home studio. I've only moved it twice, inside its original box.

UTILIZATION

I don't think it could be any easier to use...

SOUNDS

No noise, it's transparent to my ears. Edirol M 16DX or Echo Mia Midi at the input, Tapco S5 at the output. I haven't used it to record in a very long time.

OVERALL OPINION

The only console I had before was a Tascam MM20, coupled with a 4-track tape recorder...
The pros: It will go unnoticed.
The cons: It wasn't conceived for sound engineers, so nothing.
Petit zicos 06/17/2014

Petit zicos's review "Good value for money...in 1996"

Rack-mountable console, if you find the brackets for it...or you make them yourself.
XLR and 1/4" jack
For more detailed features see more comprehensive reviews.

I'd add that, for the price, you shouldn't expect too much. In 1996 I didn't question the lack of 1 or 2 subgroups that I miss right now.
Modern mixers have them.
On the other hand, mixing consoles with four stereo lines and the same value for money are pretty rare.
They are very useful for keyboards and other sound generators.
Within this category, if it had 4 more mono lines and 2 subgroups, it would be the best.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to set up.
It child's play in terms of use.

The manual includes a diagram of the electronics. It's very well-made and allows you to easily understand what happens inside and where the controls take effect.

SOUNDS

Very little induced noise of the line inputs.
However, you do get some with the line inputs to the max and the master set to 60% - 70% of the travel, and it increases gradually.
So you should use it below this point.
But we are talking of an entry-level product, so you shouldn't expect a professional performance or complain if the sound isn't the best, just remember the price you paid for it.

I avoid the EQs, I try to find a setup in which everything remains set to "0". I only used them once inside a cellar to reduce the low frequencies that were all over the place.

Twice I've used it with a musician friend of mine who has the same console to better manage the inputs and, especially, the PA system, so we cascaded them. Everything worked fine and nobody in the audience ever noticed what we did. You need to adjust the levels correctly to stay below the noise threshold.
I think the noise is always there and if you use a big amp you could hear it, but in our case it works fine.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought it new 15 years ago and it has not a single wrinkle yet.
Before I used to have two small consoles that aren't even worth mentioning. Too much noise. I wouldn't have had the means to get this small mixer if it had existed back then. Just to give you an idea, the first one had only DINs and the second one only RCA + 1/4" jacks. But that was last century, back in the '80s. I used to make my own amps with kits, etc...

I must also admit that I'm a bit more careful than most. It travels in a small hard case surrounded by cushions, while the screwdriver and hammer travel in another case.

I've never had noise problems with the pots or faders.

I use it for keyboards and some mics.
The times I've played with a band I've used it to only send two jacks (L/R) to the main PA system. I'm always below the threshold where it starts making noise and the audio engineer have never complained.

Withing this context, I would buy it again.
Today I probably wouldn't buy it secondhand without being able to test everything thoroughly, not even for $50. You never know who has put his hands on it.
TJGeeter 04/01/2013

TJGeeter's review "Loved it"

4
This mixer is pretty good as most of the Behringer mixers are. The Eurorack series have been involved in my set up for a long time and I have never had any issues with them.

UTILIZATION

There are mono XLR and stereo inputs and a simple 2 band EQ. It would have been great to have a full 5 band EQ though.

SOUNDS

No hissing, sounds great!

OVERALL OPINION

But overall I enjoyed working with this mixer for some live shows.
Régis 12/30/2012

Régis's review "Great little mixer"

5
Decently priced when it came out, which is when I bought it. It died on me in 2010 after a glass of water was spilled over it while being on. Small kids running in the home studio...not good.

It has everything you need to start out, phantom power, XLR stereo and mono input, effects send and return with control...
There are better and more expensive ones.

UTILIZATION

It's simple, so it allows you to learn everything about connections and mixing.
Clear user's manual.

SOUNDS

No noise, solid, rugged, well-made.

It certainly is an electronic and technical product, so if you are too brute don't be surprised if it falls apart in pieces.

OVERALL OPINION

A bit outdated today, but it was very, very good when it came out and it allowed me to mix more instruments!
I never regretted buying it.


I then bought a rack-mountable model of the brand that fits in several rack Us, I still miss this small mixer a bit.
Bout'chou 12/29/2012

Bout'chou's review "Mine aged pretty badly!"

2
Small mixing console with 8 inputs, 4 mono and 4 stereo. Each input has its own gain control to amplify the input signal.. EQ that acts on two specific frequencies (lows and highs), then there are two buttons to output the sound present at the input to send it to a multi-effects, for example. They are the aux. Then there's a pan control to move the sound left or right. On the stereo inputs they are labeled "balance" instead of pan, but I don't know why. And finally, there's the fader to mix sounds. Oh, yes! I almost forgot about it!! There is also a switch labeled pfl/solo, which allows you to listen to a sound at the input before pulling up the fader.
When it comes to the outputs it's really easy because, besides the aux, this console only has a Main output to connect you monitoring speakers, for instance. Which is what I did.

UTILIZATION

It's very easy to use, but, on the other hand, it's not the most pleasant to use. I think the faders are very plasticky and I often end up with a cap in my hand. That's probably the worst about it, but anyway...

SOUNDS

I'm not quite an audio engineer and have not many references, but it isn't bad at all! Mine doesn't produce too much noise.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought it secondhand for next to nothing. Based on my experience, I wouldn't buy it again. It was really annoying, for example, the knobs made a lot of noise when I turned them or there were even faulty contacts in some channels.
cobhc62 02/04/2008

cobhc62's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
- What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
4 Between Jack, 4 XLR inputs, (see the manufacturer's website for more information)

- The qualiseur paramtrique is it?
Small qualizer (Low + High) for each company paramtrable

- The effects section is it intgre?
No effects section Intgr

UTILIZATION

- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Using a simple, normally on an analog console's hard drive must not be logical to use, here is the case trs simple to use, even not need the manual (never opened ^ ^). Nothing more to say to use, no effect Intgr so nothing too difficult.

SOUNDS

Equalizer small but trs efficase, the console does not blow auditible, a wonder ^ ^. Trs good sound nothing wrong 10/10.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
2 short years.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the particular feature I like most is its simplicity of installation, use.
There's no real point ngatif, even its weight and Modra.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Not many other models, just a small console with Peavey

- How do you report qualitprix?
Report Qualit prices EXEL

- With the exprience, you do again this choice?
I think jen Rasht a new problem without

All I put 9 / 10 because it is a little compartment that of old auujourd'hui but I urge you.
Bozo56 12/14/2007

Bozo56's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
There are four mono inputs XLR / jack or jack inputs and 4 stereo, phantom power (useful for microphones that require power), there are sliders for volume. He inserts two stereo effects (compressor, for example) which can then be assayed for each channel.

UTILIZATION

Simple configuration, everything is easily accessible. What I blame is the lack of on / off switch (it is turned off by unplugging or turning off the sector multi-socket block). The manual is clear.

SOUNDS

Found not breathing, 2-band equalizer which I use rarely (since I use the EQ and effects built into Cubase)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost 10 years and I'm pretty happy. Very reliable and above the market a product in good stead. Behringer often based on large (ie Mackie), but at unbeatable prices.
Lars Ouille 11/13/2004

Lars Ouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
4 votes mono XLR / Stereo 4 voices, all in symtrique.
Equalizers but only two bands with a gain of + /-20dB.
True fader, which is rare on a trs console of this size, at least the era o I bought it.

UTILIZATION

This console is very simple and poses no particular problem to use.

It regrets that the insert on the main outs and no direct outputs.
The big ngatif point is that the headphone output jack is shared with that of monitoring output. Trspnible CANCEIS for a work of having to juggle the catch.
No switch, you must unplug the console for the dye, blah. against by the power connector is screwed trs strong.

The manual, when he is Behringer then, clearly, with examples, but only in English or German. When beginners in the game and the level of English audio is applied to limit it's not easy.

SOUNDS

No problem This particular console is an entry-level and do not expect wonders. The pramplis are not qualitprix Avalon but the report is correct.
The equalizer trs are effective, but the band troisime sorely lacking, especially in live o I can not use my tools informatiss.
APRS 7 years of loyal service, it was a lightweight breath when you push the faders in their limits.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this console for 7 years, it is THE FIRST. so I just apris with.
I aprci the real fader, which n'tait not common on consoles of this size the era and its compact size.
Over time, THE FIRST thing that DCON, it is the push buttons Solo / PFL and that of the select function bargraph.Ca spit that has little more.
The faders are tough trs since I dropped a tau 1.5Kg on one of them (this n'tait not wanted) and made from a small bump in tle and a registered empty on the fader, it works perfectly well for 4 years.
Over time, and especially the exprience, I will not repeat that choice, I will make a console more robust and with better routing capabilities, like Mackie 1602 VLZ.
Of course, the budget is not the same ...
08/16/2004

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

2
Rack-Console
-4 In mono jack / XLR jacks and 4 Stros
No bus-
-No effects Intgr (thankfully) but 2 dparts effects.
-For the equalizer is low and only aige> is the weak point! I did not put the average has!

UTILIZATION

It is a simple console trs, not of Mystra!

SOUNDS

Transparent? I doubt it
pressure with a mine, no problem, but I do not know nine.
2-band EQ = inefficient right?

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 4-5 years and saw the price I paid (500 bullets era) I do not complain!

Big big equalizer and the least is the quality of the knobs / faders!
The best: the Stros 4, the power supply that has never wavered and his connection (screwed)!

The ratio quality price, if I stand for the argus Audiofanzine well it means, do not buy this award l!

I have not tried many MODELS (especially tables, in fact DJ mix = Ecler, Freevox, Numark) but I do not Rasht srement!
SuperTonin 04/30/2004

SuperTonin's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
See photo ...

- The qualiseur paramtrique is it?
NO

- The effects section is it intgre?
NO

UTILIZATION

Not much to say, but as there was no notice, I put a.
It is small, practical, not CHRE and relatively complte. RAS so ...

SOUNDS

No experience to give my opinion on this point, but no specific default. No noise in any case. For breath, I have no lment comparison, but it seems to me well trs.

OVERALL OPINION

I have for several years, and works well!
Good qualitprix.