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The Phonic Powerpod 820 is a 200W (@ 4 ohms), 12-input powered mixer with two paired stereo inputs and four mono mic/line channels each with individu...Read More

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Ideal for rehearsal spaces and smaller gigs.

The Phonic Powerpod 820 is a 200W (@ 4 ohms), 12-input powered mixer with two paired stereo inputs and four mono mic/line channels each with individual phantom power. The ultralow-noise preamps and 75Hz (18dB/oct.) low-cut filters ensure high-fidelity sound and elimination of unwanted sounds like stage rumble, P-pops, wind noise, and low frequency recording studio room resonance. The audio mixer has a 3-band EQ on every channel and onboard DFX, our 32-bit digital effects processor, with 16 preset programs and parameter control give you mastery over your mix.

Two aux sends per channel and two stereo aux returns mean that you can combine the Phonic Powerpod 820 with a variety of signal processors and other equipment. Monitoring the mix is easy with the Phonic mixer's dual 10-segment LED level meters and high-volume headphone output. The added feature of Mini Stereo I/O makes this mixer perfect for anyone connecting MP3, MD, or computer audio or recording devices. The Powerpod 820 is ideal for project studios, club, and other applications that demand power in a limited space. It also works great as a keyboard mixer, sub-mixer, or monitor desk. Comes with mic, mic cables, and speaker cables.

FEATURES
  • Built-in 100W + 100W (@ 4 ohms) stereo power amplifier
  • DFX, our 32-bit digital multi-effects processor with 16 programs plus one main parameter control
  • Four balanced Mic/Line channels with inserts
  • Two stereo Line channels
  • 3-band EQ on each channel
  • Global +48V phantom power for mic inputs
  • 75 Hz low-cut filter on mono channels
  • Extra ALT 3-4 stereo bus
  • Two aux sends per channel
  • Two stereo aux returns
  • Aux cue allows channels to be independently monitored in stereo
  • Master aux section with EFX to Monitor
  • Mini stereo and stereo RCA input and output
  • Rec Out with trim control for record level matching
  • Control Room/Phones source matrix
  • High-volume headphone output
  • Comes with mic, mic cables, and speaker cables
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PhonicPowerpod 820 Mixer
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Simple controls (7)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice powered mixer

This is a really good small powered mixer . Some reviews complain about broken units . My mixer arrived in a box that was obviously roughly handled . The amplifiers were dead . Being an...Read complete review

This is a really good small powered mixer . Some reviews complain about broken units . My mixer arrived in a box that was obviously roughly handled . The amplifiers were dead . Being an electronics tech , I opened the bottom of the mixer and found the output connector knocked loose . It now works perfectly . It is shipping damage causing these problems , not poor design !
Using this unit , which works very well , I found that the vents to dissapate amplifier heat are on the bottom sides . Be sure to allow plenty of space on the sides for air movement . Do not cover or block the sides ! By keeping these things in mind you will be very happy with your mixer .

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BROKEN TWICE IN LESS THAN A YEAR WITH LIGHT USE

I bought this mixer on a tight budget, and it was a huge mistake.
I strongly advise that you do not buy this mixer. If you can, spend some extra money...Read complete review

I bought this mixer on a tight budget, and it was a huge mistake.
I strongly advise that you do not buy this mixer. If you can, spend some extra money for a well known brand with good ratings.
I have had a terrible experience with this mixer.
But When it's working, it does a great job for the price. It provides a decent amount of power and the features and layout are nice.
I have had a terrible experience with this mixer.
Most of the time it DOES NOT WORK. After a couple months, the unit began to have issues powering up. Finally, it completely died. Phonic told me to contact U.S. Music Corp., the manufacturer, for repair. I did, and it took about three weeks for them to respond and tell me to send it in for repair. I did so, and it took them 10 WEEKS to repair the unit. I did not have the mixer for the entire duration of my summer. Only once I started emailing complaints did they return it to me (and when I recieved it, the wrong name was on the package, so UPS almost did not even deliver it).

After I recieved it, the mixer worked fo rabout three weeks. Now I am having the same problem again. Power is inconsistent, so audio clicks in and out. Sometimes it does not even power up.

This product is completely unreliable, and it is impossible to work with the manufacturer. I would never, ever bring this to a gig.
A product like this has no value if it will not work most of the time.
If it worked, it would be a good value for the money, but it simply does not.

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5.0

Excellent!

By Lrich152

from Colorado

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

    The mixer/ PA is a great product. It can really pump out the sound and it's easy to use. This is the second time I have purchased this item and I use them both up to 5 times a week. Easy and lightweight.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    l have bought several items and have been pleased with all.

    By Bassman

    from kernersville, nc

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

      Prices are good and c/'s knowledgeable about their products.

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      5.0

      Awesome little powered mixer

      By heqtbaq

      from 29 palms , CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Power Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Church Events
        • Events
        • Pa Systems
        • Performances

        Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

        An excellent smaller mixer with great output and sound .

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice unit

        By Jim

        from Barnegat, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Great For Home Studio

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use And Small Gigs
          • Performances

          Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

          Works well for small gigs with two mic setup

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          i would buy this one again

          By cridderfromderidder

          from DeRidder,La

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Perfect For Small Church
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amplify Church Organ

            Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

            amplified our church organ perfectly. nice small pa too

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice powered mixer

            By heqtbaq

            from 29 palms , CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Amplifier Has Options
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Can Be Damaged Shipping

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Practice Sessions
            • Small Bands

            Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

            This is a really good small powered mixer . Some reviews complain about broken units . My mixer arrived in a box that was obviously roughly handled . The amplifiers were dead . Being an electronics tech , I opened the bottom of the mixer and found the output connector knocked loose . It now works perfectly . It is shipping damage causing these problems , not poor design !
            Using this unit , which works very well , I found that the vents to dissapate amplifier heat are on the bottom sides . Be sure to allow plenty of space on the sides for air movement . Do not cover or block the sides ! By keeping these things in mind you will be very happy with your mixer .

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            5.0

            Powerpod 820 Mixer

            By Nate

            from Hagerstown, IN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

              Great equipment for the price, and fast delivery. Should go with the bundled package for best value, but will work well with either powered or non-powered speakers.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't Do It!!!

              By Vectormike

              from Austin, Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

              It would be a great little mixer..IF YOU CAN GET IT TO POWER UP!!! Sent back three times. First one lasted less than a week, then would power up and shut down in 2 sec. Sent back for warranty, and that one lasted about six weeks, then the same problem. Sent it back for warranty, and the third would not power up out of the box. Musician's Friend was great thru all of this, but the product is a piece of JUNK!!!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Quality Control Might be an Issue

              By Log13

              from Valdosta GA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heats up

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

              I must have bought my bundle when they had better quality control, I have ran several dj-ing events with mine and have had no problems what so ever. One was even an outdoor sales event and it ran for 7 hours straight, I kept a little fan on it and my computer the whole time as extra cooling and had no problems. I even ran it hard at a wedding with my sub and had it clipping the red lights most of the night and still had no problems.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This is a very poorly made product

              By Dylan Audette

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Phonic Powerpod 820 Mixer:

              See the above review, this is a poor product; don't buy it.
              If this product was reliable it would be the ideal solution for all new bands, unfotunately it isn't. It has all the features a band would want, the controls aren't any more confusing than any other mixer.
              I've had two of these mixers and they both died under the same circumstances. The first time I turned it on, the lights flashed and it abruptly stopped working. I changed the fuse but this did not solve the problem.. I returned it and got a second one, this lasted a week and one gig and then died under the same circumstances. Reading through the other reviews that have been made since i purchased this, it appears as if I am not the only one with this problem. Avoid this at all cost to save yourself a headache.
              Don't bother, get a decent mixer and dedicated power amplifier.

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