Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
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Behringer Xenyx 1202FX

Xenyx 1202FX, Analog Mixer from Behringer in the Xenyx series.

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Average Score:3.7( 3.7/5 based on 8 reviews )
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sw8002/01/2013

sw80's review"Awesome FX processing"

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
The Xenyx 1202FX is a 12 input mixer that is loaded with some really good effects. I was completely shocked at how low the price was on this mixer and how great the effects are. This mixer has great 3 band EQ’s that gave me a great sound and the preamps are very nice too. They are warm and clean, they sound like some of the preamps that I have on some of my higher end mixers that cost a lot more than the Xenyx 1202FX.

UTILIZATION

There are over 100 built in effect presets like chorus, delay, pitch shifter and reverb (and many more). Each channel has an FX send. This mixer has 24 bit FX processing which is almost unheard of out of a mixer at this price. This mixer was not too portable to me because of the fact that it has 12 channels and is a little wider than most of the portable mixers that I have used in the past but that did not stop me from taking it with me because of the pre amps and FX processing alone!

SOUNDS

The 1202FX does have compression and a lot of effects but it has no computer connectivity like USB. The EQ is 3 band and can be found on each of the channels. The knobs are made well and the LED metering is top notch. There is not phantom power, which would have been nice to have but with everything else being so good I can look past that. I love this mixer and will continue to use it whenever I need it.

OVERALL OPINION

The FX processing on this unit is truly my favorite feature of it, it gives lots of options and FX’s to work with. They are all high quality and sound amazing. You can also purchase this same mixer without the effects for a little cheaper but why not spend a little more money and get all 100 plus effects.
JeffTadashi06/20/2012

JeffTadashi's review"Behringer is on point again"

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
The Behringer Xenyx 1202FX is a portable 12-channel mixer that is perfect for small mixing situations. It has a variety of uses and purposes, and even if you were to use it just as a headphone amp, it's portable enough to work. It features 4 main channels with XLR inputs, line in (balanced or unbalanced), complete with 3-band EQ, low cut switch, fx mix control, pan control, and level and trim controls. The last 8 channels are stereo line-in channels, with less controls (no EQ on these), and are suitable for signals from keyboards, cd players, and such. The Xenyx has a master fader (the only fader on the device), an fx section with 99 different fx selections, and various routing controls. There are three main outputs: tape out, control room out, and the main out. You can control if the tape input sends to the control output or main output or both, for example, and the flexibility given here is nice.

UTILIZATION

Unlike a standard mixer, there are no faders on the individual channels, but instead a level knob is given. The four main channels have clipping LED's, which in my opinion, is essential. The input gain is set by the trim knob, but the knob itself is small and dark, and at times, it's very hard to see it's position.

One of my biggest problems with this unit is a simple, annoying issue: the power adapter. The adapter is non-standard, and it has 3 metal pins and a plastic pin as part of the connector. Reminds me of a midi cable. The problem is, it must be inserted at a certain alignment, and it is very easy to accidentally jam and damage the pins. Why Behringer must use this usual connector, I have no idea. There is also no power switch, so you have to plug and unplug this cable all the time, in order to turn the device on and off. It's just asking for trouble.

SOUNDS

The mixing abilities and sounds on this unit are great. The FX I never really know what to use it for, but it is nice to see a variety of FX options here, from reverbs, to delays, to pitch effects, to modulations.

OVERALL OPINION

If you need a small, portable mixer, this is a great, cheap option. Behringer makes affordable equipment, and I have yet to find a piece of Behringer hardware that has disappointed me. Be sure to check this out!
cpt reith02/23/2012

cpt reith's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
4 mono inputs with XLR or jack preamp "Xenyx", 3-band EQ, 80Hz low cut, fx send, PAN and volume.
4 stereo input jack with fx send, PAN and volume.
A mono output FX
1 headphone
A stereo output jack hand ball
An output control room ditto
Tape in and out in CAR
Encode a selection effect. A knob volume fx to main
1 of knob colume control room / phone
A master volume fader

UTILIZATION

Configuration could not be more simple and accessible. The effects are pretty useless. Routing is nonexistent: impossible to have different outputs, except tape. The output is mono fx post volume.

SOUNDS

The sound I was never shocked. The preamp blow fast enough.

OVERALL OPINION

I used it three years without much maintenance. Soon the low cut buttons began to sizzle and turn off the sound. Then this is the main fader that began to spit, or cut one of the stereo channels. Then the control room knob which is put. Ultimately unusable. But I repeat that I never met the beast. Home studio use. I will not make that choice, buy new store when I knew nothing. If you can have 30 euros max in good condition (well test all the pots and buttons) then it's going.
domahom11/06/2010

domahom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Plutt not bad"

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
The characteristics can be found on the manufacturer's website or on auction sites online.


UTILIZATION

I do not use in home studio and FX sincrement part I am not good with software mixing Behind in computer music.
Quasi

SOUNDS

transparent breathless qualiseur simple but powerful.

OVERALL OPINION

After 3 years of use, nothing wrong.
Small, convenient, ergonomic, it has found its place in my home studio between synthesizers, computers and speakers.
Captain Savon09/26/2010

Captain Savon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Well to start, troubleshoot or traveling, but do not expect miracles"

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
Standard mixing desk, analog, non-rack (I know), with:
- 4 XLR microphone jack or line with gain, 3 band EQ (+ /-15dB), low-cut button to 80Hz, volume, pan, effect level and alim Phaethon (on / off button for the 4) all controls are rotating, an LED 'clip'
- 4 stereo line input jack 2x mono symmetrical effect or not level, pan size, button, +4 / -10
- Stereo headphone output jack 6.35
- Hand out 2xjack 6.35
- Exit ctrl room 2xjack 6.35
- Effect output jack to send
- Record in and out in 2x2 RCA / RCA
- Digital effects section (of course) with a Knob to select the effect and Knob for the effect level in the master
- A volume PHONES / CTRL ROOM (rotary)
- A master volume (linear)
- Three switches for the routing (I can not remember how they work, see the doc for that)
- External power supply in a transformer, connects to the console via a plug type PS / 2 (I do not know what type exactly, probably not the owner, I'd be surprised, but who knows ...)
- A meter stereo General 2x4 leds

lya what to do. However, at the gaps:
- No inserts
- No send / return
- Not to (the "effect send" can act)
- Master volume rotary except
- No adjustments on the effects, everything is preset, it does effect the level of
- 3-band eq nonparametric and only the first 4-way
- VU meter generally does not have enough leds
- Low-cut at a frequency too high?
- No mute
- Phantom power button for the 4 channels.

Let's be honest, it's cheap and small table size, so do not expect a lot of features. He must know what you are looking for. Base, there is already a lot of opportunities and also checks for a small table.

UTILIZATION

This table is obviously very easy to use. Everything is very straightforward, aside from the three switches on the bottom right that I did not understand the operation. I confess I have not tried, and I did not need to use it until then.

In single or repeated sound recording, this table is nickel. Simple, easy to implement, perhaps lacking a bit of gain for rehearsals with a sound anemic. The external transformer is a bit boring for cons, it takes a little space and the connector seems to me fragile. Not that great.

The meters are useful, nothing more. Not very accurate. All controls are rather vague. Given the size of the buttons is not surprising.

I can not remember the details of the manual, except it is pretty clear, there are indications of internal routing, some patterns, you need to take charge. That's enough, anyway.

SOUNDS

Unable to compare it to other tables and have virtually no experience of recording analog desk, I am in no position to judge this, I will abstain. Just allow myself I noticed that it seems transparent, EQ walk, without more, the wind is mild but present, and the effects are nice but no more. Can not resolve it on the order of the gadget, but in practice repeated for adding a little reverb on vocals. On record, the interest is almost nil. A compressor would have been nice, but there should be a separate track from here and it's a multi-purpose integrated general to all channels, therefore unenforceable.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a little over 2 years. This is my first mix personal table. Before I could 'play' around with another 48 channels Bahringer but he had also been repaired following a failure of a condo, and it was not obvious (it is for the anecdote, end of digression). It has never been a problem. I use it for personal records (with one or two behind UCA202) and repeated with a stereo when there is no real sound. It is very convenient in both cases, renders great service as we do not look for quality, and phantom power is welcome. No surprises so far.

It is very interesting because of its size and reduced weight, functions that work well. on the other hand, clearly, we feel we are in the entry level: it lacks a lot of functions, the effects are anecdotal and difficult to use, the sound is correct without more, the power supply connector is fragile (I think he) is plastic (but the metal frame looks solid), the controls are imprecise, and so on. No Offense: the quality / price is good.

With the experience I would do this choice, but I would take the model down, without effect, for what I use. In fact I had bought it in pseudo-time (very little use) and it was the price of the model below, which is why I took it. But if there is possibility of having the model without effects cheaper, I would advise taking the model below. To start we have seen worse.
eponim08/18/2009

eponim's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
Sextion than 99 built-in effects

UTILIZATION

There's no easier! For cons, I put that 9 because it lacks an on / off button, which would facilitate things well and some would not screw up their machine / ears.

SOUNDS

The console is transparent, gives no coloration.
And in accordance with Behringer's reputation, it does not induce any breath.
I have my MPC2000XL directly connected and its fate in the same breath and 0.
What I regret is the effects section, they are not adjustable but it does not work either.
In any case they can ptits added some cool effects and the simple voice and other basic tools.

OVERALL OPINION

4 months of daily use and it sounds just as good = I do not hear it. It is his job perfectly and the number of entries are excellent quality / price ratio is the best!
Choice I would do if it let me go one day.
Akiman09/11/2008

Akiman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
..dropoff Window

USE

..dropoff Window

SOUNDS

..dropoff Window

NOTICE GLOBAL

Just mini review:
Yes, It's Behringer, I am a passionate lover and well organized Argentine tango concert times, I took this mini console ,, well pleased.
Leger, conpact and portable.
The FX is a little cheap but it's good for vocals ,,, easy and very acceptable.
Hello ,, ,,, Behringer sound a bit metalique but the console is pretty transparent.

The negative point (for me) ,,, the decision headphone is pretty boring.
I can never fully extend ,,, and the sound of this outlet is not good at all
By e out against Mix IMPEK ummm ,,, not know what ,,, (see opinion on the 1002FX series, etc ..)
phillutt11/28/2007

phillutt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
For CHARACTERISTICS prcises, see manufacturer's website (12 tracks including 8 Stereo without qualisation, 4 micro with pramp "transparent" according to the manufacturer and tone - three - in the "English" "hot")

UTILIZATION

Easy but we must see the "block diagram" for dipping clear. One problem: the volume slider crackles of origin and the left lane disappears at times ... No srieux! I ngoc with Thomann warranty right now ...

SOUNDS

C is the problem! Both op amps are quite transparent micro (up to the last quarter, APRS breath) as the sound becomes excessively dull gnral without dynamic tuft dull - and lean on the guitar! Comparison with the headphones (Sony mdr 3000, excellent), the sound of my Zoom G2 multi-effects and my rhythm box zoom rt 223 became mconnaissables (yet beautiful sound b8 the origin). Things to know! (Unless particular problem myself, but I doubt ... By comparison, my table Phonic older 10 tracks sounded much better!)

OVERALL OPINION

L has been using for two weeks mao in home studio. Dcevant. 'll Sell it or pass soon!