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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
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Simple controls (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
  • Soundtracks (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 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

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Performer

By gtaus

from Bemidji, MN

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Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

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.

(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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

smaresch

By smaresch

from MD

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.

(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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nothing even close for this price.

    By Project 3:16-JQDSX

    from Kansas City, MO

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    Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

    This mixer is zero defect and gets daily useage in my studio. I have only gigged with it once, but it was just fine. Pound for pound, there is nothing even close. The sound quality is crystal clear, the controls are firm and smoothe. A couple more pre-fader sends would be nice for the extra picky crowd, but I could care less about that. The current trend to "more me in my personal mix" doesn't really float my boat . If it's that important go axiom...and run it off the inserts with proper cablesI am happy with mine, and so is my audience and band-mates, and wallet.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not sturdy

    By Main PA Guy

    from Humacao, PR

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    Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

    I purchased one of these for my church and in less than two years of use one of the special effect channes is non-functional; the on-board eq switch is damaged; we have been experiencing intermitent signal output loss in the main fader (reflected in a lower left channel)(this we have worked through using tuner lubricant spray every two weeks). We have continued to use it but we are afraid it will continue to break down. We are replacing it. We have had the same type of experience with other Behringer equipment. They are a good value but they malfunction soon after we atart using them (compressor / limiter; direct boxes). May not continue to buy Behringer.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty Good Mixer

    By JW-LoAKP

    from Missouri

    Comments about Behringer SX3242FX Eurodesk Mixer:

    Nice mixer with more features than most live applications need, subs work well, nice selection of aux and eff choices, even a mono send for subs. Can be ran without external EQ but not recommended. Digital effects are very comparable to dedicated rack mount units. Had one channel quit working, so it's good that I have 32. If you use it outside clean it immediately, especially the sliders, seems more sensitive to dirt and dust than other brands, but overall pretty good.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disgruntled

    By Tim

    from Rocky Hill, CT

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    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.....

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING

      By Nadyrules

      from Denville NJ

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      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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