Behringer Xenyx 802 is an analog mixer with 8 channel inputs and two XENYX mic preamps. This Behringer mixer comes in small and compact design to allow for maximum portability. The 802 mixer is made for mixing and recording solo music at studio and live shows such as coffee shops, small corporate events, etc.
Sound mixing holds the highest importance in music composition and production which is achieved through sound mixers, also referred as mixing console. A sound mixer combines multiple audio inputs such as those from various instruments to provide you with one or more output. It also allows you to work on it intently to enhance the sound with effects, equalizations and required adjustments to achieve the desired music output.
Mixing consoles are available in various size and designs, from compact portable units to huge studio mixers. Analog mixers and digital mixers are the primary types of mixers classified based on their function and application.
As the name suggests, Analog mixers use analog circuitry for sound transmission, whereas in a digital mixer it’s all digital. Analog mixers still hold an upper hand over digital mixers because; these are available at relatively lesser costs and allow easy operations with just one function per control. These majorly work through channels and are apt for live music shows and studio recordings.
Xenyx 802 Behringer mixer offers 8 input channels which includes 2-Xenyx mic preamps, 2-stereo channels, two ¼” input channels and built-in RCA CD/tape inputs. The Xenyx mic preamps with 130 dB of dynamic range are powered through 48V phantom power to support compatibility with two microphones, dynamic or condenser.
The two stereo channels allow for the Behringer mixer to flexibly connect with stereo keyboards and such other playback devices. The other two ¼” inputs are for line-level signals. Every input is provided with pan (balance) and level controls for further adjustments.
Xenyx 802 Behringer mixer is surprisingly extremely light in weight with just 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg), making it highly convenient for easy portability.
Features of Xenyx 802 Behringer mixer:
- 8 channel input includes two Xenyx Mic preamps.
- Switchable 48V phantom power
- Neo-classical ‘British’ 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound.
- 1 post fader FX send per channel for external EX devices.
- 1 stereo aux return for FX applications or as separate stereo input
- Main mix outputs with separate control room, phones and stereo CD/tape outputs.