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Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor  

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        High-end signal massaging perfect for PA systems, broadcast applications, or recording studios.

        The Behringer MDX1600 Autocom Pro-XL Compressor is a dual-channel compressor/limiter/expander that will increase vocal presence and energy, compress mono or stereo signals without loss of high frequencies, and minimize dangerous signal peaks. Integrated dynamic enhancer, de-esser, and low-contour filter provide the utmost in signal enrichment. The MDX1600 features a stereo dynamic processor with couple function, auto and manual mode compression, and separate IRC expander/gate. Has accurate 12-point meters for in/out level and gain reduction, switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operating level, sidechain I/O, and servo-balanced XLR and 1/4" I/O. The Behringer MDX1600 Autocom Pro-XL Compressor takes up a single rackspace.

        Features
        • Dual-channel compressor/limiter/expander
        • Increases vocal presence and energy
        • Compresses mono or stereo signals without loss of high frequencies
        • Minimizes dangerous signal peaks
        • Integrated dynamic enhancer
        • De-esser
        • Low-contour filter
        • Stereo dynamic processor with couple function
        • Auto and manual mode compression
        • Separate IRC expander/gate
        • Accurate 12-point meters for in/out level and gain reduction
        • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operating level
        • Sidechain I/O
        • Servo-balanced XLR and 1/4" I/O

        Delivers amazing signal processing power for minimal outlay. Make it yours today!

         
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        BehringerAUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor
         
        4.0

        (based on 15 reviews)

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        Great Value

        I've installed several MDX1600s & MDX2600s in a couple of churches & live sound setups over the last few years - If you're looking for a cheap upgrade for your system, they're well...Read complete review

        I've installed several MDX1600s & MDX2600s in a couple of churches & live sound setups over the last few years - If you're looking for a cheap upgrade for your system, they're well worth the small cost. You can inexpensively load up your rack & throw them on any channel inserts that need it. This unit has the enhancer circuit, and it adds some punch to things- but it's not a BBE. I didn't use the limiter much- but it's good to have in case someone drops the mic or whatever, or perhaps for recording. The biggest problem it helped tame were musicians & vocalists that were all over the map volume-wise... if you know how to use it & don't go too heavy- it's reasonably transparent. If you've got lots of cash & only need a channel or two - or perhaps if you do studio work - spend a lot more & get something a bit better. But if your live gear setup doesn't have compression at all - holy cow- quit reading and buy a bunch! Never had one fail yet.

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        Not all it's cracked up to be

        I've had this unit over two years and after an extensive period of time listening back to recordings where I used this in the signal chain- I could tell. Not in a good...Read complete review

        I've had this unit over two years and after an extensive period of time listening back to recordings where I used this in the signal chain- I could tell. Not in a good way, either. It makes everything sound like it's in a tin-can. I'd never noticed it until I'd upgraded my signal chain, monitors, headphones etc but once I heard it- it stuck out like a sore thumb on any audio system I listened to material on after the fact. It does compress and does it's job limiting but the actual audio after-the-fact is still crippled and the unit adds a colored, stressed and canned sound is the only way I can describe it. I guess if you use it to the point you can barely hear it at all would probably suffice if you're looking for very light compression like on acoustic guitars then this should be fine but if you want to make recordings with the same warmth, depth and headroom as the big-boys' compressors well this just doesn't excel here. Honestly, I've heard free DX/VST compression plugins that have gotten better results. This unit has also fizzled-out on me after warranty. I turned the unit on one day and all the lights light up and outputs pure static now from the audio outs. I have had this unit installed in a studio rack where it has not been moved around and I've never plugged the wrong things into it. If you want longevity from something you can rely on- this is just not the best route.

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        1.0

        Not Worth It...

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I've owned a few of these units. The very first one didn't work straight out of the box. The next one worked about six months, then starting cutting out. This is with occasional, easy use, like during a stereo mixdown. These units are not repairable because they are built with surface-mount technology. Instead of repairing these, they just replace them---IF the unit is under warranty. I also worked in music retail for many yearsdoing all the repairs. The returns on Behringer products was staggering. The broken/defective gear totally swamped the repair department. We dropped Behringer like a hot potato.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Short-lived Unit

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        Lots of features and cool little lights, easy to use with the auto settings, but short-lived. Most compressors are too hard to operate---not this one. The only problem here is the short life expectancy. The first one I got didn't work right out of the box. The next one lasted a couple of years, but it wasn't used very often. Still another unit crapped-out after a few months. Also: these are NOT repairable. These are made to be disposable. Too bad, because they actually work pretty well.

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        5.0

        It cuts the crap.

        By Michael

        from Heber Springs Ar.

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        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        It does everything I need. It is a little bit complicated, but that is the same with all BEHRINGER Products. They all include a lot of features and options. Almost, too many. I've run numerous instruments through it. Electrics ,basses(including a 6 string and fretless),acoustic guitar & bass, transducers, microphones, a drum machine... And, have gotten TONE that would be impossible without it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Value

        By JonS-ocvmi

        from Seattle

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I've installed several MDX1600s & MDX2600s in a couple of churches & live sound setups over the last few years - If you're looking for a cheap upgrade for your system, they're well worth the small cost. You can inexpensively load up your rack & throw them on any channel inserts that need it. This unit has the enhancer circuit, and it adds some punch to things- but it's not a BBE. I didn't use the limiter much- but it's good to have in case someone drops the mic or whatever, or perhaps for recording. The biggest problem it helped tame were musicians & vocalists that were all over the map volume-wise... if you know how to use it & don't go too heavy- it's reasonably transparent. If you've got lots of cash & only need a channel or two - or perhaps if you do studio work - spend a lot more & get something a bit better. But if your live gear setup doesn't have compression at all - holy cow- quit reading and buy a bunch! Never had one fail yet.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dragon eye studio

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I bought this about 2 years ago and haven't had a single problem with it. I use is for compressing a kick and snare during drum tracking and it works like a charm.

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        1.0

        Utter Junk

        By Opus the Cat

        from Atlanta, GA

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I owned this piece of gear and one of the channels went completely dead on me within a few months. I've owned several Behringer products due to their low prices when I wanted to build myself an in-home studio. All of their stuff is noisy and it's only a short matter of time before something on it breaks. Everything from the cheap knobs and button to the thin and noisy signals you'll get from their products is not worth the low prices unless you couldn't care less how crappy your recordings are...

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        1.0

        Not all it's cracked up to be

        By studio122

        from Watonga, Ok.

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I've had this unit over two years and after an extensive period of time listening back to recordings where I used this in the signal chain- I could tell. Not in a good way, either. It makes everything sound like it's in a tin-can. I'd never noticed it until I'd upgraded my signal chain, monitors, headphones etc but once I heard it- it stuck out like a sore thumb on any audio system I listened to material on after the fact. It does compress and does it's job limiting but the actual audio after-the-fact is still crippled and the unit adds a colored, stressed and canned sound is the only way I can describe it. I guess if you use it to the point you can barely hear it at all would probably suffice if you're looking for very light compression like on acoustic guitars then this should be fine but if you want to make recordings with the same warmth, depth and headroom as the big-boys' compressors well this just doesn't excel here. Honestly, I've heard free DX/VST compression plugins that have gotten better results. This unit has also fizzled-out on me after warranty. I turned the unit on one day and all the lights light up and outputs pure static now from the audio outs. I have had this unit installed in a studio rack where it has not been moved around and I've never plugged the wrong things into it. If you want longevity from something you can rely on- this is just not the best route.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesomeness

        By harmonic pincher

        from Media,PA

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I got this thing today. It took me a few mins toget plugged up, but when i did it blew me away.This compressor is the most sensitive on that i'veused yet. I actually like it alot better than my B*$$ pedal.IT has some pros and cons.Pros: IT brings out awesome sounds. Pinch Harmonics jump right out at you. I can get natural harmonics on every note now. It is 50 times easierto play metal. IF you play blues or rock..just choke up on that pick and get some sick overtone bends goin on.If you have a tube amp and it sounds way better loud....you can get the tone of the loudness without the unnecessary volume. That is a true plus. Also, if you find your perfect tone....and its not loud enough..you have a amplifier button that will bring it up to normal levels without compromising the setting that you have found.Cons: It is very sensitive..lol..you may not be pleased with it at first as it will bring out mistakes that you never realised you were making.That could also be considered a pro. It is not as easy to move around as a tiny pedal. IT is about the size of a dvd player. Depending on what you play..you may have to practice your entire ruitines over again. Your feedback will change dramatically. So dont try to pull this thing out of the box and do a gig or party. The feedback that it brings out however will help you alot more that it will hurt you. You can sustain notes for quite a while longer. I have gone through alot of equipment by buying cheap stuff. This item could be considered cheap...but the difference is that this is one cheap accessory that i'm confident that I will not outgrow.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for the price

        By Zak-Xz_0c

        from Austin, TX

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        I have been very happy with the products I have been using from Behringer. You can't beat the quality of this unit for the price, it's nice.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Also great for streaming

        By C89.5FM

        from Seattle, WA

        Comments about Behringer AUTOCOM PRO-XL MDX1600 Compressor:

        We use this to process our streaming audio on C89.5 in Seattle and it makes a huge difference to the online sound. We now have more punch, deffinition, and louidness for our streaming listeners to enjoy. It also helps make segways between songs sound cleaner. Great Product, especially for the price.

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