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Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor

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2 processors, 2 applications, one rackspace.

32 legendary Lexicon effects are packed into the Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor, a rackmount processor equipped with USB so it can be used as a software plug-in. It's got raw dual-processor power; instant front-panel access for live performance; and rich, smooth, complex processing algorithms for the studio, as well as specialty effects and dbx dynamics. Every effect and parameter is instantly accessible by a single button push or knob turn, and the powerful editor/librarian software gives you intense, under-the-hood control.

The USB interface provides intuitive cross-platform VST and Audio Unit plug-in control, allowing the MX200 to function as a hardware plug-in. The MX200's processor still handles the processing load, but you control it through your computer, with full automation and recall features. MX-Edit, the included cross-platform editor/librarian software, lets you create, edit, compare, save, and load reverb and effects programs.

You can use 2 reverbs or effects at once in one of 4 flexible routing options: dual mono, cascade, dual stereo (parallel), or mono split. There are 99 carefully crafted Factory programs and 99 User programs, front-panel controls for Input Level, Mix 1, and Mix 2 Wet/Dry controls, Routing button, independent Tempo, Bypass, and 3 control knobs for each Processor, Program Select knob, Audition button (to preview the selected effect), and Store button.

The front panel Active Reverb/Effects Matrix displays which 2 effects are active, delivers single-control access to all functions, and lets you quick-audition any preset with five settings. Dual independent processor control areas with dedicated Effects Select, Tempo, Bypass, and 3 parameter control knobs provide access and control over critical parameters. LEDs illuminate to indicate any change from the 99 Factory or 99 User Programs.

FEATURES
  • 16 legendary Lexicon reverbs
  • Delays and modulation effects
  • dbx dynamics
  • Dual-processor design
  • 4 routing configurations: dual mono, cascade, dual stereo (parallel), mono split
  • 99 factory/99 user programs
  • Hardware plug-in feature
  • VST and Audio Units plug-in software
  • MX-Edit editor/librarian software
  • 24-bit/48kHz sample rate
  • S/PDIF digital I/O
  • 1/4" balanced/unbalanced I/O
  • USB port
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Audio inputs: (2) 1/4" TRS balanced or unbalanced
  • Input impedance: 20kOhms balanced, 10kOhms unbalanced
  • Input level: +4dBu Nominal, +20dBu maximum
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, ref. 1kHz +/-1dB
  • THD+N: <.007% 20Hz - 20kHz
    Audio outputs: (2) 1/4" TRS balanced or unbalanced
  • Output level: +20dBu Maximum
  • Dynamic range: >107dB A-weighted
  • A/D converters: 24-bit/48kHz
  • Power: 9V AC (power supply included)
  • Audio processor: 24-bit
  • Software: WinXP/Mac OSX VST GUI
  • Crosstalk: >80dB
  • Size: 1 RU
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LexiconMX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lexicon MX200

Bought the MX200 to replace an Alesis MidiVerb4 that died. The Alesis is a good effects unit but not what I'd consider a good choice for musicians who need a processor that is...Read complete review

Bought the MX200 to replace an Alesis MidiVerb4 that died. The Alesis is a good effects unit but not what I'd consider a good choice for musicians who need a processor that is "road tough". That said, the MX200 is all I expected it to be. It is is NOT what I'd label a "pro studio" unit, but does the job for me as a songwriter and recording demos for publishers. It appears to be tough enough to be a piece of gear that can take the banging around that travel entails so I'm sticking with this choice. Found no problems with hum or background noise. I love the MIDI functions and hands on controls. I'm extremely weary of menu driven gear. Give me a knob and let me tweak it to what I like!! Don't make me fight a bunch of menus to only forget where the heck I was at to adjust some parameter buried in software.

I like it!! I'd recommend this to anyone who travels and plays live for vocals or instruments. My bottom line - the MX200 is well suited for live performances and can hold it's own in the home studio for demos.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maybe not for guitar...

My primary need for this was in the effects loop of my guitar amp. Having hooked it up, I was surprised to hear a very noticeable drop in volume and tone quality. My...Read complete review

My primary need for this was in the effects loop of my guitar amp. Having hooked it up, I was surprised to hear a very noticeable drop in volume and tone quality. My email to Lexicon was answered as follows: "The MX200 is intended for use with line level input and line level output signals. Unfortunately, it may not perform as well with guitar amp effects as it would on a aux send and return on a mixing board."It's a great sounding reverb and effects box for the PA - that's why I've given it generous ratings - but if you're a guitarist, you might want to look elsewhere.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Maybe not for guitar...

By Greylow

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

My primary need for this was in the effects loop of my guitar amp. Having hooked it up, I was surprised to hear a very noticeable drop in volume and tone quality. My email to Lexicon was answered as follows: "The MX200 is intended for use with line level input and line level output signals. Unfortunately, it may not perform as well with guitar amp effects as it would on a aux send and return on a mixing board."It's a great sounding reverb and effects box for the PA - that's why I've given it generous ratings - but if you're a guitarist, you might want to look elsewhere.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lexicon MX200

By BMI Guy

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No On-off Switch

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Recording Songwriter Demo

Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

Bought the MX200 to replace an Alesis MidiVerb4 that died. The Alesis is a good effects unit but not what I'd consider a good choice for musicians who need a processor that is "road tough". That said, the MX200 is all I expected it to be. It is is NOT what I'd label a "pro studio" unit, but does the job for me as a songwriter and recording demos for publishers. It appears to be tough enough to be a piece of gear that can take the banging around that travel entails so I'm sticking with this choice. Found no problems with hum or background noise. I love the MIDI functions and hands on controls. I'm extremely weary of menu driven gear. Give me a knob and let me tweak it to what I like!! Don't make me fight a bunch of menus to only forget where the heck I was at to adjust some parameter buried in software.

I like it!! I'd recommend this to anyone who travels and plays live for vocals or instruments. My bottom line - the MX200 is well suited for live performances and can hold it's own in the home studio for demos.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Noise Maker

By Squeezebox 4.0

from OKC, OK

Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

Bought one of these to replace an old Peavey effects unit. As soon as we plugged it in we noticed a very pronounced high-end hiss. Only way to tone it down was to try to EQ it out. (the input/outputs had to be turned almost to zero to quiet it down - so what's the point?) Ended up yanking it and keeping the old one. Friend of mine recently had the same experience in his set-up. If only he had asked me first. Look up other reviews about this product, it also has a display glitch that causes it to randomly scroll through different effects settings. This is unacceptable in this day and age - even at this pricepoint. It is now sitting in our "just in case something breaks" pile.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Lots of effects, but kills your tone

By Northwest Mike-44n0o

from Portland Oregon

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Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

I bought the Lexicon MX200 because it had so many effects and possibilities, but it totally kills my guitar sound. Switching on simple tremolo for example, you can hear your volume cut in half (even with the output knob fully cranked) and almost like brick-wall compression. This unit is shipping back.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Reverb but NOT A PLUG-IN

By Snowmann002

from Houston, TX

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Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

Bought the MX200 from Musicians Friend because it was advertised as a plug-in effect. Not true. While it is a fine outboard reverb/effects unit worth every penny, it does not function as a true plug-in effect. A Lexicon support tech basically confirmed this to me while discussing hookup. You can control the various settings from your DAW through the USB connection, so this is handy if the unit is not mounted within arms reach in your studio. You cannot add it's effects to an existing track as with other plug-ins. You must send that track's output to the MX200, then come back into the DAW on another track. Lexicon did say they were considering offering some low cost true software plug-ins. Their currect plug-ins are very costly, but of course quite good. I gave it an average overall rating because I think the advertising is deceptive. I use it on an interface insert for the vocal mic channel.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

truly what I wanted, at a low price

By Big John

from Central Missouri

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

Other reviews mentioned hiss/noise or low output, not with my unit, got rich sounding chorus,which is what I wanted, Ran it thru the effects loop on my trusty Carvin stack, AWESOME I`m still tinkering with, But I`m very happy with this processor, Great job MF

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great 4 de $$$

By krh316

from Sahuarita, Az

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    The Reverb unit does what it was designed to do & does it very well. Very versatile, lots of parameter adjustments available, very intuitive controls. Very solid construction.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Brian guitar master

    By Brian campbell

    from Canada vancouver island

    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    Good unit to add to any rack.. I home built the two switch TRS foot controller. I can't find any info on which (5) five pin midi controller is the one to use. I definately like the detuner and the delay features. I would recomend this unit to any one looking for a great digital reverb effect.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    OK, but not what I was looking for

    By chop883

    from Clarkston, MI

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    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    I owned the MX200 for about a year and a half running it in a rack with a Marshall Tube preamp and poweramp for guitar. I found, like another reviewer mentioned, that the factory presets were totally unusable for any situation. The reverb was not impressive and in general, I never used it because of that. The strong points of this unit are that it has two independent channels and multiple routing options. In addition, it is midi cabable. All most people really want is a good sounding reverb setting and they stick with it. Surely, between the multiple routing options, varable mix amounts both on your amp/PA and this unit, and the multiple reverbs this offers, one should be able to find one they like. For my gear at the time however, I just never really did, but that is not to say it cant be found with this device. Some other very strong points to this are the delays and the pitch shifter. Try to find a decent pitch shifter and a single delay box and you've dropped over 200 bucks. This unit has some decent delays if you are willing to spend time with them, and it has a decent pitch shifter for harmonizing. That makes it useful to have around, especailly for someone that rarely uses most effects, but wants the all in one solution around just in case. I eventually did sell my MX200, but, I have yet to find a good replacement unit or even some decent stomp boxes that sounded alot better. Not a bad choice if you are short on cash. But for the professional studio producer or musician, not the best use of funds either.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not optimize for vocals

    By Kawale

    from Earth

    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    I had this unit for about a month and it did what it claimed to do, give you a reverb and delay at the same time. It's also cool that it has an option to use as a plugin for your computer via USB. I don't know how many people will actually use this. If your looking for a reverb for vocal use, don't waste your money on this. The reverb lacks spaciousnes and lacks realism and they really sound like a karaoke reverb you buy at radio shack. If you plan on using it for instruments then this might be for you, for studio vocals look elsewhere.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One word for this piece--BEAST

    By Big Izzy Wignall

    from Fishers, IN

    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    I'm a high-school musician, and I'm buying a sound system to start performing around the area with. I bought this to add some effects to my vocals, and oh my goodness, this thing is AMAZING. Don't go with any cheapy companies like Behringer or Nady for effects like these. This unit is simply UNBEATABLE. Being able to do two effects simultaneously is awesome, and the knob-lightinterface is very EASY and very USEFUL. The sounds are amazing, there are so many different combinations of custom sounds you can create, and it is GREAT for live performing. Also, if you use recording software in the studio, this product has a USB port that allows it to be used as an effects processor for recording--which equals AMAZINGNESS! :]The reverb effects are great, but what gets me is are the delays. They sound like something you'd here at a Coldplay concert or something :] I am 100% satisfied with this piece, the sounds are AMAZING, I'd definitely recommend it! :]

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    mx200

    By Mojohand

    from Lake Worth Florida

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    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    I picked up my MX200 yesterday after a couple of months researching different possibilities for my rig. I am using a strat and a Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 with Boss overdrive,eq, compressor and noise gate up front. The reverb on the Marshall is not bad but not great. I was looking to add better reverb, chorus and delay but didn't like the idea of having to tap dance across a slew of pedals at a gig. The MX200 was exactly what I was looking for. This processor is amazing through effects loop on my amp. The effects are clean, warm, noise free and full bodied. If you take the time to tweak the effects to suit your rig you will be rewarded with rich tones that will add a new dimension to your performance.

    (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Noisy and cheap sounding

    By EB

    from Monterey California

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

    This unit is noisy to the point of unusable in my effects loop. I have it running off the back of my 5150 III head and it hisses to no end, despite top of the line cables and a Furman power conditioner. Also it squashes the tone of the amp - makes it sound thin. I don't recommend this unit for guitar effects loop use. I thought Lexicon would be top of the line. I have heard better reverb from pedals.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Compact and Easy to use.

    By Ceptor

    from Buffalo, NY

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

      Read the instructions! That's all I can tell you. I'm a drummer. That's what I do. But recently I have become the "sound guy" too. So I got a nice mixing board, and this processor. Read the instructions!! lol.. If you follow directions, it works great!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome unit

      By Boogie

      from iowa

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      Pros

      • It will do it all

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

          I got it and I love it. Use it primarily for drum effects and some work with lead singer. This thing will do just about anything you could ever ask. Awesome and buy it!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Live keyboardist

          Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

          This is the perfect effect unit for a keyboardist looking for an easy to operate proccesor. I figured it out right out of the box without looking at the manual and this is the first proccesor I've ever owned. The delay settings are quite easy to program as there are only three knobs and a tap tempo function. Highly recommended.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Reverb, But....

          By Snowman002-Ejug6

          from Houston, TX

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          Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

          Bought the MX200 from Musician's Friend a couple of months ago to replace an older, lesser Lexicon model. Was mainly interested in using it as a DAW plug-in, but have not yet been able to get it to work in that capacity. Have tried many ways of connecting it to the computer & the firewire interface, but nothing has worked yet. The manual could use some tweaking.As an analog unit, it has that great Lexicon sound which I love, and can be used as an outboard unit in my studio, but I'm disappointed in its use as a plug-in. Will continue to work on the problem.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Piece!!

          By Tacowagon-5fjq9

          from Chicago, IL

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          Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

          This piece is great for the price. You really can't go wrong with this thing. We use it at our church and actually have 3 of them connected. This little thing has made a big difference. I am going to get one or two for my studio for sure. If you want great quality and price get this thing.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Mark B from Pittsburgh

          By Mark B.-DAjSl

          from Pittsburgh

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          Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

          I like this box. In less than a half hour, which includes time to read the manual, the unit makes incredible sounds. Hall/Detune is just the ticket for a live worship team. Other modes are available, but this one is all we needed to breathe life into the mix.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Processor

          By Paul-Saftl

          from Chicago - N. Suburbs

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          Comments about Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb/Effects Processor:

          Bought this to process reverb/delay for my PA rack, so easy to use, great sounds, Lexicon has no real competition for this product.

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