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Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer

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Top of the XENYX line--a stage and studio powerhouse made incredibly affordable.

The Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer has 24 inputs and 4 aux sends for each channel. Additionally, 4 subgroups with separate outputs have been incorporated for routing flexibility. Behringer's innovative XENYX mixers provide the home recordist and club musician with pristine sound quality and cutting-edge features for very little outlay. The XENYX Mic Preamp approaches the sound quality, transparency, headroom, and even the dynamic range of boutique-style, standalone mic preamps. Behringer's neo-classic "British EQ" brings back the warmth and musicality of those '60s and '70s mega-console mixing desks that made music history. The XENYX FX mixing consoles incorporates a studio-grade 24-bit FX processor with 100 real-world and awesome effect presets. The XENYX 2442FX mixing console comes with a USB audio interface for direct plug & play connectivity to your Windows or Mac computer.

FEATURES
  • Premium ultra low-noise, high headroom analog audio mixer
  • 10 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to standalone boutique preamps
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs with semi-parametric mid band for warm and musical sound
  • Studio-grade 24-bit stereo FX processor with 100 awesome presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and various multi-effects
  • USB/Audio Interface included to connect directly to your computer. Free audio recording and editing software downloadable at www.behringer.com
  • Channel inserts and direct outputs on each mono channel plus main mix inserts for flexible connection of outboard equipment
  • 4 aux sends per channel: 2 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 2 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
  • Peak LEDs, mute, main mix and subgroup routing switches, solo and PFL functions on all channels
  • 4 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility; 4 multi-functional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
  • Balanced main mix outputs with " jack and gold-plated XLR connectors, separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs
  • Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix; Tape inputs assignable to main mix or control room/phones outputs
  • Long-wearing 60 mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
  • Internal autorange power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
  • Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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BehringerXENYX 2442FX Mixer
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, feature-packed board for the money

I have a very busy 7-piece cover band and we love our Behringer XENYX 2442FX. For large shows, we route everything (guitars, bass, drums - via its own mixer, piano,...Read complete review

I have a very busy 7-piece cover band and we love our Behringer XENYX 2442FX. For large shows, we route everything (guitars, bass, drums - via its own mixer, piano, horns, vocals) through this board and it handles it all cleanly. Yes, it gets loud. This is the perfect rig for a band on a budget. We run the xlr main outs to powered Behringer 212A's (killer speakers that still sound great from 200 feet away for outdoor festivals). Use the xlrs - your signal will be cleaner/crisper. We route two aux outs to the monitors. Life could not be simpler. We've never come close to running out of channels. I've even mic'd a 17-piece big band with this board. EQ is great. Pre's are amazing (for the money, this is not a boutique board). I barely use the FX ? only a little reverb on the vocals. We always get complimented for our PA's sound. I guess if you?re used to $$$ studio boards, the faders will feel cheap, but remember this board is 1/10 the price of a studio mixer. If you're a working band and are looking for something you can set and forget, get this board. The 8 direct outs are an added bonus for you recording freaks. My only tiny complaint is there's no (or I can't find it) "break" button that mutes the channels so you can play break music through the CD input without messing with your settings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ugh...

Pros:It does route analog signals. It is feature-ful, the sliders are smooth, one of the headphone ports worked and it has direct outs. Cons:The preamps are noisy, especially when you...Read complete review

Pros:It does route analog signals. It is feature-ful, the sliders are smooth, one of the headphone ports worked and it has direct outs. Cons:The preamps are noisy, especially when you turn on the useless phantom power. The digital effects are about what you'd expect from a grab-bag of presets. The construction is fragile (one hard tap against the ground and the crappy phantom power stopped working). The BNC jack did not supply power because Behringer's ridiculously weak fuse holder broke in shipment - if I at all wanted to use it, I would have spent the shipping to send it back to them. The workmanship on the inside is laughable at best.The bottom line: It will route analog signals. It gives you lots of options there, and they more-or-less work, depending on how much hiss you can tolerate. It served me for 2 years before buying the farm on a small drop. Really, I'm glad to be done with it. I'm never buying Behringer again.In short:I would sooner eat my own head than ever spend money on one of these again.

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5.0

Great, feature-packed board for the money

By Paddy-O

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I have a very busy 7-piece cover band and we love our Behringer XENYX 2442FX. For large shows, we route everything (guitars, bass, drums - via its own mixer, piano, horns, vocals) through this board and it handles it all cleanly. Yes, it gets loud. This is the perfect rig for a band on a budget. We run the xlr main outs to powered Behringer 212A's (killer speakers that still sound great from 200 feet away for outdoor festivals). Use the xlrs - your signal will be cleaner/crisper. We route two aux outs to the monitors. Life could not be simpler. We've never come close to running out of channels. I've even mic'd a 17-piece big band with this board. EQ is great. Pre's are amazing (for the money, this is not a boutique board). I barely use the FX ? only a little reverb on the vocals. We always get complimented for our PA's sound. I guess if you?re used to $$$ studio boards, the faders will feel cheap, but remember this board is 1/10 the price of a studio mixer. If you're a working band and are looking for something you can set and forget, get this board. The 8 direct outs are an added bonus for you recording freaks. My only tiny complaint is there's no (or I can't find it) "break" button that mutes the channels so you can play break music through the CD input without messing with your settings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ugh...

By Alfred Beagles

from Colorado

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

Pros:It does route analog signals. It is feature-ful, the sliders are smooth, one of the headphone ports worked and it has direct outs. Cons:The preamps are noisy, especially when you turn on the useless phantom power. The digital effects are about what you'd expect from a grab-bag of presets. The construction is fragile (one hard tap against the ground and the crappy phantom power stopped working). The BNC jack did not supply power because Behringer's ridiculously weak fuse holder broke in shipment - if I at all wanted to use it, I would have spent the shipping to send it back to them. The workmanship on the inside is laughable at best.The bottom line: It will route analog signals. It gives you lots of options there, and they more-or-less work, depending on how much hiss you can tolerate. It served me for 2 years before buying the farm on a small drop. Really, I'm glad to be done with it. I'm never buying Behringer again.In short:I would sooner eat my own head than ever spend money on one of these again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!!!

By Mackie man

from Newville, PA

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I have been using this mixer with a live rock band in both small and large rooms, with various different PA setups. I absolutely love this mixer. It stacks up against my Mackie SR24/4 VLZ Pro in sound quality. Now it does have a cheaper feel, however, the pricepoint has alot to do with that I'm sure. For the money there is nothing better. Oh, and everyone keeps knocking the effects on this board, but I have been using them with great success for vocals and drums. The effects in my opinion sound just as good as any rack piece. By the way, I'm usually not a fan of this manufacturer in general, but this board is awesome!

 
5.0

wow

By Selsaral

from Ann Arbor, MI

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

The features on this thing are really insane. It does absolutely everything I need for my home recording setup. It even has two headphone jacks so I don't need a splitter or headphone amp when working with my singer.I use it with my Delta 1010lt and the direct outs are superb. I use some of the subouts to group inputs and save space (I put all my drum tom mics into a subgroup and send them into one input on the Delta 1010lt).The mic preamps are clearly superior to the audiobuddy I was using before, and clearly superior to the preamps on the Delta 1010lt. It may not compete with the high end stuff but for a home studio amateur like myself, it's really excellent.I guess I have to assume that with the very low price corners were cut and somehow the quality is inferior. Perhaps it will die or develop problems in the near future? I don't know, but for now it's perfect for me.

 
4.0

Loved it......Until today

By Zee

from Northwest Indiana/ Chicagoland

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I bought the mixer two years and three months ago to replace an older Carvin mixer in my home studio. I'm more of a hobbyist so I didn't want to spend a fortune on a mixer. My computer sound is also routed through my PA, so the Behringer was used for several hours every day.The sound quality exceeded my needs and the sound and build quality were far better than the old Carvin mixer. Effects were good, some better than others. I had no complaints.Today, however, the mixer is dead. It appears to be power supply related. I'm not sure if it would be worth the time and cost to have it repaired. I am still undecided as to whether I will buy another Behringer or take another step up the quality ladder in search of reliability.

 
5.0

Is Like Buying a Bentley for the price of a Kia

By Fm7ceo

from Woodbridge, VA

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

This mixer series is incredible. I bought it at first due to the price, and features and wow! I got this connected to my delta 10/10 unit and use this with Pro Tools 7. And i do everything, vocals, guitar riffs, this mixer is incredible the best ever from behringer period.Stop reading comments and just BUY IT

 
5.0

pretty darn good.

By chuck!

from laguna hills, CA

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

i bought this mixer when it first came out on MF. I love it. It's an upgrade from the UB series. The "british eq" is just a bunch of crap. Sounds the same as the UB series.. But overall you get exactly what you pay for.

 
5.0

right tool for the right job!

By Archie

from Chicago

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I've had a noisy Diamond Max mixer at home and gorgeous Sony DMX-R100 digital mixer at work, so I've used the best and worst of the lot. I purchased the Xenyx for recording my rather large drum kit and routing sound to a BetaSP Video Recorder. The nobs are cheap. The sliders stick and don't offer smooth mixing. I would NEVER use this in live mixing situations. But the sound is clean and the FX are surprisingly useful in musical situations. I have many options with 8 direct outs, 4 stereo/mono sub groups, 2 headphone jacks, 4 aux send/returns, 10 decent mic pre amps and I LOVE the "British" EQ!For mixing a live broadcast event - HORRIBLE!For tweaking a drum mix into my DAW - PERFECT!

 
1.0

I aint no fortunate one

By Big T-EUrxa

from C-Town

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

This is the 1st mixer I have ever purchased and let me tell you...it went out in less than 2 months! Like a form of cancer, the problem started on the mic input on channel 4. I would get no or a very weak signal even with the gain and master volumes turned up. At first I thought it was my cable or mic, but switching them to another channel made it work just fine. The same has happened on stage when leaving it on after 15 minutes of not using the darn thing, the signals would not go through. Not a power issue as I have more than enough condensers and amps that power up the board, speakers, bass and guitar amp.Anyway long story short, the problem spread like a wild fire and now channels 1-4 are pretty much done for....including the 1/4 instrument input crapped out. Buy the warranty. I sure did and was cut a check. I know Behringer makes great equipment, for me at least, mixers are not one of them.

 
4.0

Cosmetic Upgrade of the UB2442FX-Pro ?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I purchased this board as an inexpensive small-format alternative to hauling our 24 Ch. M**ckie into smaller clubs where space is a premium. I've used it for 5 gigs so far and it has performed admirably. It has a full metal enclosure and should last as long as any other mass-produced Chinese electronic product [That's where they make most Cr*wn, DBX and Ma**kie stuff these days] if treated well mechanically and electrically. I guess my biggest complaint is that the Mute sw. doesn't mute the Aux. Sends. This leaves my wedge monitors "live" during breaks. Ever have someone from the audience invite themselves on stage to sing when the band's away ?

 
2.0

Quality Issues

By BehringerUzr

from San jose, CA

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

First off, I own two Behringer mixers. However, I do have to say that the 2442fx that I own has not been reliable. I've lost the first channel, and one day I turned on the unit and the effects were generating nothing but noise. The feature set is outstanding. But, be wary of the overall stability of the board. If you're using this board in a professional situation, BEWARE!

 
5.0

Excellent

By Canary

from Alexandroupolis, Greece

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

The mixer is excellent. I own it. I play with my group, using intruments like bagpipes, lutes, dumbeks etc. The sound comes from is just great

 
5.0

Excellent for the money

By dhComp

from Houston, TX

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I've owned various brand mixers over the past 30 years. This is a gem for the price. It's fairlyquiet and puts out a decent signal for live andhome recording. I've had absolutely no trouble with it. I run the mains to a dbx 260 where it'srouted for tri-amp stereo.

 
3.0

All OK but FX

By Dave C-f8AHB

from Florida

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

THis is my 2nd Behringer board. My first worked great for the $ and this one works great as well except for the FX processor, never worked. I have tried everything including reading the manual over and over and can get nothing OUT of the internal FX processor. The FX levels go up and down but nothing gets to the main mix.I only used it for house concerts so the FX was not really needed, but now I am doing outdoor concerts and it would really useful. I guess I'll buy an external FX.

 
5.0

A good buy for a low-price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

This mixer is worth the money. Many people over look behringer mixers, but they have some good equipment. I used mine for a live perfomance and this machine performed for me real well!! A Great Buy!!!!

 
5.0

I love this Mixer

By Curbside

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

I bought this to use as a way to have zero latency monitoring for my DAW. It works great! Sounds Great! I think Behringer has worked its kinks out and made a great little mixer. One thing I dont like about it is that the Direct Outs are post fader. I wasn't exactly looking to use behringer preamps on my recordings, but it has a good clean sound! For the money this is the way to go.

 
4.0

Good, not great

By Kannon19

from MS

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

This board is good. I've recorded with it and played live with it. Lots of features. I don't find the onboard effects any good, however. Maybe I just don't like effects; so take that with a grain of salt. The one MAIN problem with the board is that it will not come on sometimes. I turn the switch, and nothing happens. So if reliability is an issue, I'd go for a Yamaha or Peavey, knowing what I know now.I like it, but I'd never buy it again.

 
5.0

Very Happy

By Muchobliged

from texas

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

Well just got it in and use it for my club system. I have a rig full of eaw, myers and midies. Its just to big when i do the club thing. well this 2442fx mixer is so awsome. It the sound is up there with my midias and soundcraft mixers. I love this little workhorse. I am going to order another one for my home stuido. The sound is just so good. Very nice for live gig and now i am goin to try in the studio. I love this mixer and well for the price is so good.

 
1.0

Poor quality mixer

By JJ

from Atlanta

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

Do not buy. Spend a hundred more and get a mackie or yamaha.
It worked fine for about 2-3 years. Then one channel stopped working (terrible static). After that - the most annoying thing was that - the 'sends' LED would randomly glow followed by the 'main solo' or 'pfl' LED. Once the set of LEDs start glowing (pulsing) there is always static through the main output and through the headphone output. Sometimes the headphones cut off.
I sent it to the local authorized repair shop and they could only repair the bad channel - but not the "send" LED pulse.
Maybe for live performance - static noise for a garage band or in a noisy pub can be tolerated.

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By Woodmedic

from Jensen Beach, FL

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Comments about Behringer XENYX 2442FX Mixer:

This was my first board. I bought to use it to mic a drum set, then run the outputs to a main board. Worked fine. Since moving away from that band and helping my 12 year old put his band together, and learning about setting up sound and how to use the board. I picked a good one. The options for inputs and routing of signals is really impressive. The sub groups make life behind the board so easy. I would have liked a true 24 XLR input board set up like this. I just looked at the Behringer site and they have it!!! Looks like I'm going to be getting that board soon. Not sure if I'll sell this one yet, but extremely happy with this board. I don't use the onboard effects but they are fine. I would recommend this to anyone.

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