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Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer   

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Sonic excellence and a full complement of mixing and sound modification tools.

The SX3242FX EURODESK mixer is designed to meet the needs of studio and live mixing applications, with a comprehensive set of features that combine sonic excellence and a full complement of mixing & sound modification tools.

This 4-bus audio mixer features ultralow noise, high-headroom XENYX microphone preamps. Mono input channels feature three-band, semi-parametric mid-range EQ with Neo-classic "British" response. Behringer 's stereo input channels provide precise four-band equalization. Each input has four aux sends with two sends switchable between pre/post fader, for a flexible mix of monitor and effects applications.

The EURODESK's external signal processing racks can be largely eliminated, thanks to the two integrated effects processors and stereo 9-band graphic EQ. One-hundred 24-bit / 96kHz studio-quality effects presets can be called-up and assigned to one or both internal effects buses. Main or Monitor output EQ is set and fine-tuned with the intuitive FBQ Feedback Detection display.

When external processing is required, the SX3242FX provides extensive insert patch-points for input channels and main outputs. The Master section offers a wealth of features such as multiple aux and stereo returns, switchable SIP / PFL monitoring, Talkback, metering and more.

The mixer's internal auto-ranging power supply (100 240V), gold-plated XLR output connectors and rugged steel construction ensure that this console will travel anywhere to tackle any recording or mixing task with professional audio quality.

FEATURES
  • Format
  • Analog/digital: Analog
  • Analog inputs
  • Total: 32
  • Mic preamps: 24
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: Not applicable
  • XLR only jacks: 24
  • 1/4" only jacks: 32
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: 2
  • Main 1/4" out: 2
  • Aux XLR: None
  • Aux 1/4": 4
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Headphone: 1
  • Onboard effects
  • Compression: Yes
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Chorus/flange: Yes
  • Equalization
  • Bands per channel: 4
  • Treble: Yes
  • High midrange: Yes
  • Sweep high midrange: No
  • Midrange: No
  • Sweep midrange: No
  • Low midrange: Yes
  • Sweep Low midrange: No
  • Low: Yes
  • Q: No
  • Low cut: No
  • Master graphic: None
  • Inserts/buses
  • Inserts (channel): 24
  • Inserts (master): 2
  • Buses: 4
  • Sub groups: 4
  • Connectivity
  • USB: No
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • S/PDIF No
  • MIDI: No
  • Other
  • Width x height x depth: 16.1 x 3.9 x 26.9"
  • Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Automation: No
  • Fader type: 100mm
  • Motorized faders: No

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BehringerSX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Simple controls (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Performer

Bought this mixer as an upgrade from an all-in-one powered mixer the band was using before. We needed more XLR inputs and this board gives us 24 channels of XLR. Zero defects out of...Read complete review

Bought this mixer as an upgrade from an all-in-one powered mixer the band was using before. We needed more XLR inputs and this board gives us 24 channels of XLR. Zero defects out of the box and gigging fine for over 6 months. I like the one button mute for the break music input. Fade out the break music, toogle the mute button, and the live levels are right back exactly before break. High marks are given in consideration of zero defects out the box, meeting and exceeding my expectations in almost all respects, and the solid performance over 6+ months of use. Drawbacks: We use the two pre-fader monitor outputs, before we only had one. But 4 monitor outputs would even be better. Also, I want to stress that the EQ is for either the mains OR the monitors. My old all-in-one unit had separate EQ for both the mains AND the monitors. Since almost all feedback occurs on the monitors, set the EQ for monitor mode and just work the channel EQ's for the mains, or get an external multiband EQ unit for serious tweaking. Hasn't been a problem for us, but I did like separate EQ for both the mains and monitors. So I marked the unit down on the features just a bit. Considering the price you pay for this board compared to other 32 channel mixers, those are relatively small complaints. For a cover band gigging a couple weekends a month, this fit our budget. I am very pleased with both the price and solid performance of this board.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disgruntled

Not sure I can recommend this product. I have a call into Behringer as we speak.

1. Both sound efx processors failed after using about 5 times. I had to...Read complete review

Not sure I can recommend this product. I have a call into Behringer as we speak.

1. Both sound efx processors failed after using about 5 times. I had to open the board, pull the two processors off the motherboard, clean them and put them back. It's been fine since. It's been over a year.
2. Aux 1 send now feeds back and is unusable. I run XLR into TRS to feed from snake. This failed at a gig as the room was hot and had to use AUX 2. Trouble is the FBQ doesn't talk to AUX 2. I struggled with the monitors all night.

I also owned at 12" powered monitor that quit after 2 usages. The transformer went.

The local service guy I used terminated his contract with Behringer as they were to difficult to work with. Now, what do I do? Pay for shipping. I went all in with this company as I couldn't help but be swayed by price. Hmmmm.....

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5.0

Flagship

By Silkirtis

from Rosenberg TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Music Videos
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

    The avid engineer that's truly "Old School" tube enthusiast will find this awesome either live or prior to going into ProTools

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    5.0

    Great Value and Quality for Medium Sized Bands

    By VetteMan

    from St. Charles, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

    Have been working with it in the practice and recording room. So far like it a ton. Can't wait top use it out on live shows. Tons of inputs, 4 subgroups, dedicated sub woofer out, goods effects processing. Can handle small to medium sized bands easily (currently have drums (7 Mics), 3 guitars, 1 Bass, 1 Acoustic, I Keyboard, and 4 vocals with 3 guest vocals are all no problem. Has two different monitor mixes (wish it had 4), but still much better than I had prior. So far I grade it A, hope it holds up for years to come.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disgruntled

    By Tim

    from Rocky Hill, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Breaks Quickly
    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

      Not sure I can recommend this product. I have a call into Behringer as we speak.

      1. Both sound efx processors failed after using about 5 times. I had to open the board, pull the two processors off the motherboard, clean them and put them back. It's been fine since. It's been over a year.
      2. Aux 1 send now feeds back and is unusable. I run XLR into TRS to feed from snake. This failed at a gig as the room was hot and had to use AUX 2. Trouble is the FBQ doesn't talk to AUX 2. I struggled with the monitors all night.

      I also owned at 12" powered monitor that quit after 2 usages. The transformer went.

      The local service guy I used terminated his contract with Behringer as they were to difficult to work with. Now, what do I do? Pay for shipping. I went all in with this company as I couldn't help but be swayed by price. Hmmmm.....

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not bad

      By Tim

      from Rocky Hill, CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

        Both sound effect processors failed and created uncontrollable noise. I had to take it apart, pull out the two sound boards, clean the connectors then replace it. Once done, it's been fine since. Surprise I didn't find anything on the internet about this problem. I gave it three stars as I only did a few gigs and rehearsals within a few months and experienced this. The board was not gig-worthy until I fixed it.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Cheaply built, unreliable

        By elvisearp

        from North Dakota

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Cheap To Buy

        Cons

        • Berhringer Service Is Bad
        • Breaks Easily
        • Difficult To Use
        • Flat Spots In The Pots

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

          If you buy this board, make sure you get the Musicians Friend extended coverage. I didn't and I spent months fighting with Behringer when the board died on a gig. They finally replaced it, but many of the same problems are now appearing...flat spots in the pots, overheating in the power supply area. Now the warranty has run out and I am stuck with a lemon. I carry my old, used Mackie as a spare, just in case. Definitely not worth the listed suggested retail...worth about that Musicians Friend is offering it for at the moment.

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          4.0

          sx3242fx eurodesk is what i expected the

          By wildman

          from illinois,fillmore

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Music Videos
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

            from the box linked it up to my Roland 1880 and pro/tools bingo recording and lot of fun my eye sight isn't what it used to be but have no problem sailing this mixer,r/r

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            TRucker

            By TRucker-_EKgl

            from Flemingsburg,Ky

            Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

            I have been with MF for 8 years now.This board works really Great. The built in FX is a pleasure to have. Less rack space to fill. Makes for shorter setup time, which gives me more time with the bands I work with. I have approx 19k watts in power and it handles it with respect.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            smaresch

            Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

            Bought one of these worked great for 3 years and then first one channel died then another. Now there is tons of white noise coming thru. Works good for a while the starts dieing little buy little.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Mixer Board

            By James-JGecI

            from Fort Polk, LA

            Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

            at any given time, our webcasting group would have anywhere from six to ten people on the air along with musican equipment. before buying this board, we used a 12 channel mixer board and had to switch out body packs to get the next person on the air. now that we have a larger mixer board, we do not run into that problem anymore. We purchased a power amp to use for our in-house speakers, and this mixer board works great with or without that amp. Well worth the money

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By Nadyrules

            from Denville NJ

            Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

            I bought this mixer for my band because I'm a die hard behringer fan. We originally had the europower pmp2000 but we couldn't fit everything in one mixer so we bought this. The thing is great especially when you have subwoofers and need an output directly for that. The only thing is that it only has 1 eq so you have to choose between main and aux so I would just get an external equalizer.

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