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XENYX 1002FX/1202FX
User Manual
Premium 10/12-Input 2-Bus
Mixer with XENYX Mic
Preamps, British EQs and
24-Bit Multi-FX Processor
Thank you
Congratulations! In purchasing our XENYX 1002FX/1202FX
you have acquired a mixing console whose small size belies its
incredible versatility and audio performance.
Table of Contents
Thank you...................................................................... 1
Important Safety Instructions.................................... 2
1. Introduction............................................................. 3
1.1 General mixing console functions.........................................3
1.2 The user’s manual..........................................................................4
1.3 Before you get started.................................................................4
2. Control elements and connectors......................... 5
Mono Channels..............................................................................5
Stereo channels..............................................................................6
Connector array of the main section....................................7
Main section.....................................................................................8
Digital effects processor.............................................................9
3. Applications........................................................... 10
3.1 Recording studio.........................................................................10
3.2 Live sound......................................................................................12
4. Installation.............................................................. 13
4.1 Mains Connection......................................................................13
4.2 Audio connections.....................................................................13
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5. Specifications......................................................... 14
Limited warranty........................................................ 16
Legal Disclaimer......................................................... 17
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Important Safety Instructions
[6]�Clean only with dry cloth.
[7]�Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
[8]�Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
[9]�Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-
Terminals marked with this symbol carry electrical current of
sufficient magnitude to constitute risk of electric shock. Use only
high-quality commercially-available speaker cables with ¼" TS
plugs pre-installed. All other installation or modification should be
performed only by qualified personnel.
{10}�Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of
uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure - voltage that
may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
{11}�Use only attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
{12}�Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating
and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature.
Please read the manual.
or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
{13}�Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of time.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the top cover
(or the rear section). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed
to dripping or splashing liquids and no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and
a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel
only. To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any
servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions.
Repairs have to be performed by qualified service personnel.
[1]�Read these instructions.
[2]�Keep these instructions.
[3]�Heed all warnings.
[4]�Follow all instructions.
[5]�Do not use this apparatus near water.
{14}�Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
{15}�The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet
with a protective earthing connection.
{16}�Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the
disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain
readily operable.
1. Introduction
The BEHRINGER XENYX mixing console offers you premiumquality microphone preamplifiers with optional phantom
power supply, balanced line inputs and the ability to
connect external effects processors. Because of its extensive
and carefully thought-out routing possibilities, your XENYX
lends itself equally to both live and studio use.
The XENYX Series represents a milestone in the
development of mixing console technology. With the
new XENYX microphone preamps including phantom
power as an option, balanced line inputs and a powerful
effects section, the mixing consoles in the XENYX Series
are optimally equipped for live and studio applications.
Owing to state-of-the-art circuitry your XENYX console
produces a warm analog sound that is unrivalled. With the
addition of the latest digital technology these best-in-class
consoles combine the advantages of both analog and digital
The microphone channels feature high-end XENYX Mic
Preamps that compare well with costly outboard preamps
in terms of sound quality and dynamics and boast the
following features:
Multi-effects processor
Additionally, your XENYX mixing console has an effects
processor with 24-bit A/D and D/A converters included,
which gives you 100 presets producing first-class reverb,
delay and modulation effects plus numerous multi-effects
in excellent audio quality.
◊ We should like to draw your attention to the fact that
extreme volumes may damage your hearing and/
or your headphones or loudspeakers. Turn the MAIN
MIX control and PHONES control in the main section
fully counterclockwise before you switch on the unit.
Always be careful to set appropriate volume levels.
1.1 General mixing console functions
A mixing console fulfils three main functions:
• Signal processing:
• They enable you to use the greatly extended dynamic
range of your 24-bit/192-kHz HD recorder to the full,
thereby maintaining optimal audio quality
Microphones convert sound waves into voltage that
has to be amplified several-fold; then, this voltage is
turned into sound that is reproduced in a loudspeaker.
Because micro­phone capsules are very delicate in their
construction, output voltage is very low and therefore
susceptible to interference. Therefore, mic signal voltage
is amplified directly at the mixer input to a higher signal
level that is less prone to interference. This higher,
interference-safe signal level has to be achieved through
amplification using an amplifier of the highest quality
in order to amplify the signal and add as little noise to
it as possible. The XENYX Mic Preamp performs this
role beautifully, leaving no traces of noise or sound
coloration. Interference that could take place at the
preamplification level could affect signal quality and
purity, and would then be passed on to all other devices,
resulting in inaccurate sounding program during
recording or playback.
“British EQ”
The equalizers used for the XENYX Series are based on
the legendary circuitry of top-notch consoles made in
Britain, which are renowned throughout the world for their
incredibly warm and musical sound character. Even with
extreme gain settings these equalizers ensure outstanding
audio properties.
Signals fed into the mixer using a DI-box
(Direct Injection) or the output of a sound card or a
keyboard, often have to be adjusted to the operating
level of your mixing console.
• 130 dB dynamic range for an incredible amount of
• A bandwidth ranging from below 10 Hz to over 200 kHz
for crystal-clear reproduction of even the finest nuances
• The extremely low-noise and distortion-free circuitry
guarantees absolutely natural and transparent signal
• They are perfectly matched to every conceivable
microphone with up to 60 dB gain and +48 volt phantom
power supply
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Frequency response correction
1.3 Before you get started
Using the equalizers found in each channel strip, you can
simply, quickly and effectively adjust the way a signal
1.3.1 Shipment
• Signal distribution:
Individual, processed signals from the channel strips are
compiled on busses and are fed into the main section
for further processing. Connections for recording
equipment, power amplifiers, headphones as well as
CD/tape connectors are available here. The mix is sent to
the internal FX processors or external effects processors
via aux sends and returns. Similarly, a mix can be created
for the musicians on the stage (monitor mix).
• Mix:
All other mixing console functions fall under this vital
category. Creating a mix means primarily adjusting the
volume levels of individual instruments and voices to
one another as well as giving them the appropriate
weight within the overall frequency spectrum. Likewise,
you’ll have to sensibly spread individual voices across
the stereo image of a signal. At the end of this process,
adjusting the level of the entire mix to other equipment
in the signal path is required (e. g. recorder/crossover/
The interface of BEHRINGER mixing consoles is optimized for
these tasks, enabling you to easily keep track of the signal
1.2 The user’s manual
The user’s manual is designed to give you both an
overview of the controls, as well as detailed information on
how to use them. In order to help you understand the links
between the controls, we have arranged them in groups
according to their function. If you need to know more
about specific issues, please visit our website at Additional information
and explanations about various music industry/audio
technology terminology can be found on individual product
pages as well as in the glossary area of
◊ The block diagram supplied with the mixing console
gives you an overview of the connections between the
inputs and outputs, as well as the associated switches
and controls.
For the moment, just try and trace the signal path from the
microphone input to the FX SEND connector. Don’t be put
off by the huge range of possibilities; it’s easier than you
think! If you look at the overview of the controls at the same
time, you’ll be able to quickly familiarize yourself with your
mixing console and you’ll soon be making the most of all its
many possibilities.
Your mixing console was carefully packed in the factory to
guarantee safe transport. Nevertheless, we recommend that
you carefully examine the packaging and its contents for
any signs of physical damage that may have occurred during
◊ If the unit is damaged, please do NOT return it to us,
but notify your dealer and the shipping company
immediately, otherwise claims for damage or
replacement may not be granted.
◊ To assure optimal protection of your XENYX during use
or transport, we recommend utilizing a carrying case.
◊ Please always use the original packaging to avoid
damage due to storage or shipping.
◊ Never let unsupervised children play with the
XENYX or with its packaging.
◊ Please dispose of all packaging materials in an
environmentally-friendly fashion.
1.3.2 Initial operation
◊ Be sure that there is enough space around the unit for
cooling purposes and to avoid overheating please do
not place your mixing console on high-temperature
equipment such as radiators or power amps.
◊ Never connect the XENYX to the power supply unit
when the latter is connected to the mains! First
connect the power supply unit to the console, then
connect the power supply unit to the mains.
◊ Please make sure that all units have a proper ground
connection. For your own safety, never remove or
disable the ground conductor from the unit or on the
AC power cord. The unit should always be connected
to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing
◊ When installing the product, ensure the appliance
coupler or power cord is easily accessible for
disconnecting the unit from mains.
1.3.3 Online registration
Please, do remember to register your new
BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting (alternatively
and kindly read the terms and conditions of our warranty
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, our goal
is to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for
warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom the
equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer
not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact
one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information
is included in the original equipment packaging (Global
Contact Information/European Contact Information). Should
your country not be listed, please contact the distributor
nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support
area of our website (
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us
process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
2. Control elements and
Each mono input channel offers a balanced microphone
input via the XLR connector and also features switchable
+48 V phantom power supply for condenser microphones.
The XENYX preamps provide undistorted and noise-free gain
as is typically known only from costly outboard preamps.
◊ Please mute your playback system before you activate
the phantom power supply to prevent switch-on
thumps being directed to your loudspeakers. Please
also note the instructions in chapter 2.4 “Main section”.
Each mono input also features a balanced line input on a ¼"
connector. Unbalanced devices (mono connectors) can also
be connected to these inputs.
This chapter describes the various control elements of your
mixing console. All controls, switches and connectors will be
discussed in detail.
◊ Please remember that you can only use either the
microphone or the line input of a channel at any one
time. You can never use both simultaneously!
2.1 Mono Channels
Use the GAIN control to adjust the input gain. This control
should always be turned fully counterclockwise whenever
you connect or disconnect a signal source to one of the
The scale has 2 different value ranges: the first value range
(+10 to +60 dB) refers to the MIC input and shows the
amplification for the signals fed in there.
The second value range (+10 to -40 dBu) refers to the line
input and shows its sensitivity. The settings for equipment
with standard line-level signals (-10 dBV or +4 dBu) look
like this: While the GAIN control is turned all the way down,
connect your equipment. Set the GAIN control to the
external devices’ standard output level. If that unit has an
output signal level display, it should show 0 dB during signal
peaks. For +4 dBu, turn up GAIN slightly, for -10 dBV a bit
more. Tweaking is done using the CLIP LED.
All mono input channels include a 3-band equalizer. All
bands provide boost or cut of up to 15 dB. In the central
position, the equalizer is inactive.
The circuitry of the British EQs is based on the technology
used in the best-known top-of-the-line consoles and
providing a warm sound without any unwanted side effects.
The result are extremely musical equalizers which, unlike
simple equalizers, cause no side effects such as phase
shifting or bandwidth limitation, even with extreme gain
settings of ±15 dB.
Fig. 2.1: Connectors and controls on the mono channels
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The upper (HIGH) and the lower band (LOW) are shelving
filters that increase or decrease all frequencies above or
below their cut-off frequency. The cut-off frequencies of the
upper and lower band are 12 kHz and 80 Hz respectively.
The mid band is configured as a peak filter with a center
frequency of 2.5 kHz. Unlike shelving filters, the peak filter
processes a frequency range that extends upwards and
downwards around its middle frequency.
In addition, the mono channels are equipped with a steep
LOW CUT filter (slope at 18 dB/oct., -3 dB at 75 Hz) designed
to eliminate unwanted low-frequency signal components.
These can be noises created by hand-held microphones,
subsonic noise or plosive sounds created by highly sensitive
The CLIP-LED’s of the mono channels illuminate when the
input signal is driven too high, which could cause distortion.
If this happens, use the GAIN control to reduce the preamp
level until the LED does not light anymore.
The LEVEL control determines the level of the channel signal
in the main mix.
◊ Attention: Since the FX path for the effect processor
is connected post-fader, the LEVEL control has to be
turned up in order to get this channel’s signal to the
effects processor!
2.2 Stereo channels
FX sends enable you to feed signals via a variable control
from one or more channels and sum these signals to a bus.
The bus appears at the console’s FX send output and can be
fed from there to an external effects device. The return from
the effects unit is then brought back into the console on the
stereo channels. Each FX send is mono and features up to
+15 dB gain.
As the name suggests, the FX sends of the XENYX mixing
consoles are intended to drive effects devices (reverb,
delay, etc.) and are therefore configured post-fader. This
means that the mix between dry signal and effect remains
at the level determined by the channel’s aux send,
irrespective of the channel fader setting. If this were not the
case, the effects signal of the channel would remain audible
even when the fader is lowered to zero. With XENYX mixing
consoles, the channel fader is called LEVEL control.
In the 1002FX/1202FX, the FX send is routed directly to
the built-in effects processor. To make sure that the effects
processor receives an input signal, you shouldn’t turn this
control all the way to the left (-oo).
The PAN control determines the position of the channel
signal within the stereo image. This control features a
constant-power characteristic, which means the signal is
always maintained at a constant level, irrespective of position
in the stereo panorama.
Fig. 2.2: Connectors and controls on the stereo channels
Each stereo channel has two balanced line level inputs on ¼"
connectors for left and right channels. If only the connector
marked “L” (left) is used, the channel operates in mono. The
stereo channels are designed to handle typical line level
signals. Both inputs will also accept unbalanced connectors.
The FX SEND connector outputs the signal you picked up
from the individual channels using the FX controls. You can
connect this to the input of an external effects device in
order to process the FX bus’ master signal. Once an effects
mix is created, the processed signal can then be routed from
the effects device outputs back into a stereo input.
The FX send of the stereo channels functions similar to that
of the mono channels. However, since the FX send bus is
mono, a mono sum is first taken from the stereo input before
it is sent to the FX bus.
The BAL(ANCE) control determines the levels of left and
right input signals relative to each other before both signals
are then routed to the main stereo mix bus. If a channel is
operated in mono via the left line input, this control has
the same function as the PAN control used in the mono
The LEVEL control determines the volume of the channel
being sent to the main mix.
The stereo inputs of the XENYX have an input sensitivity
switch which selects between +4 dBu and -10 dBV. At
-10 dBV (home-recording level), the input is more sensitive
(requires less level to drive it) than at +4 dBu (studio level).
2.3 Connector array of the main section
◊ If the connected effects processor receives no input
signal, the FX SEND control is probably too low. This
also goes for the built-in effects processor.
◊ Adjust your external effects processor to 100% wet
(effects signal only), because the effects signal is added
to the main mix along with the “dry” channel signals.
◊ In this instance, the FX control of the channel being
used as an effects return should be turned fully
counterclockwise, otherwise feedback problems can
The stereo PHONES connector (at the top of the connector
panel) is where headphones are connected. The unbalanced
CONTROL ROOM OUT connectors carry the summed effects
and main mix signals as well as soloed channel signals.
The PHONES/CONTROL ROOM control in the main section
adjusts the level of both headphones and main monitor
The MAIN OUT connectors are unbalanced mono
connectors. The main mix signal appears here at a level
of 0 dBu. The MAIN MIX fader adjusts the volume of these
outputs. Depending on how you wish to use your mixer
and which gear you own, you can connect the following
Live PA systems:
A stereo dynamics processor (optional), stereo equalizer
(optional) and the stereo power amplifier for full-range
loudspeakers with passive crossovers.
Fig.2.3: Connectors of the main section
If you wish to use multi-way loudspeaker systems without
an integrated crossover, you have to use an active crossover
and several power amplifiers. Often, limiters are already
built into active crossovers (e.g. BEHRINGER SUPER-X PRO
CX2310 and ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496). Active crossovers
are implemented directly before the power amplifier, and
they divide the frequency range into several segments that
are first amplified in the amplifiers and then passed on to the
corresponding loudspeakers.
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+48 V
For mastering, using a stereo compressor such as the
COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 can be recommended.
Use it to custom-tailor the dynamic characteristics of your
signal to the dynamic range of the recording equipment
you are using. The signal is in this case passed on from the
compressor into the recorder.
The red “+48 V” LED lights up when the phantom power is
turned on. Phantom power is required to operate condenser
microphones and is activated using the +48 V switch located
above the +48 V LED.
The CD/TAPE INPUTs are used to bring an external signal
source (e.g. CD player, tape deck, etc.) into the console.
They can also be used as a standard stereo line input, so
the output of a second XENYX or BEHRINGER ULTRALINK
PRO MX882 can be connected. Alternatively the line or
tape output of a hi-fi amplifier with source selection switch
could also be hooked up here, allowing you to easily listen
to additional sources (e.g. cassette recorder, minidisk player,
sound card etc.).
◊ Connect microphones before you switch on the
phantom power supply. Please do not connect
microphones to the mixer (or the stagebox/wallbox)
while the phantom power supply is switched on. In
addition, the monitor/PA loud­speakers should be
muted before you activate the phantom power supply.
After switching on, wait approx. one minute to allow
for system stabilization.
◊ Caution! You must never use unbalanced XLR
connectors (PIN 1 and 3 connected) on the MIC input
connectors if you want to use the phantom power
These connections are laid out as RCA connectors and
are wired parallel to MAIN OUT. Connect the inputs of a
computer sound card or a recorder here. The output signal
level is set up using the highly accurate MAIN MIX fader.
The blue POWER LED indicates that the console is powered
2.4 Main section
The 4-segment display accurately displays the relevant signal
To correctly set the gains of the channels, first set the LEVEL
controls of the input channels to their center positions. Then
use the GAIN controls to increase the input amplification
until signal peaks show 0 dB on the level meter.
When recording to digital recorders, the recorder’s peak
meter should not go into overload. While analog recorders
can be overloaded to some extent, creating only a certain
amount of distortion, digital recorders distort quickly
when overloaded. In addition, digital distortion is not only
undesirable, but also renders your recording completely
When recording to an analog device, the VU meters of the
recording machine should reach approx. +3 dB with lowfrequency signals (e.g. kick drum). Due to their inertia VU
meters tend to display too low a signal level at frequencies
above 1 kHz. This is why, for example, a Hi-Hat should only
be driven as far as -10 dB. Snare drums should be driven to
approx. 0 dB.
Fig. 2.4: Control elements of the main section
◊ The CLIP-LED’s of your XENYX display the level virtually
independent of frequency. A recording level of 0 dB is
recommended for all signal types.MAIN MIX
Use the MAIN MIX fader to adjust the volume of the main
Use the PHONES/CONTROL ROOM control to adjust the
signal level of the CONTROL ROOM and PHONES outputs.
The XENYX 1002FX/1202FX features a built-in digital stereo
effects processor. This effects processor offers a large number
of standard effects such as Hall, Chorus, Flanger, Delay and
various combination effects. Using the FX control, you can
feed signals into the effects processor. The integrated effects
module has the advantage of requiring no wiring. This
way, the danger of creating ground loops or uneven signal
levels is eliminated at the outset, completely simplifying the
When the CD/TAPE TO MIX switch is pressed, the CD/tape
input is assigned to the main mix providing an additional
input for tape machines, MIDI instruments or other signal
sources that do not require any processing.
Press the CD/TAPE TO CTRL switch if you want to monitor the
CD/tape input via the CTRL ROOM and PHONES outputs. A
typical studio application of this function is recording music
into a digital audio workstation (DAW) with simultaneous
reproduction (see ch. 3.1).
◊ If you are recording a signal via the TAPE OUTPUT and
wish to listen to this simultaneously via the CD/TAPE
INPUT, do not use the CD/TAPE TO MIX switch. Doing
this would create a feedback loop, since the signal
would be routed, via the main mix, back to tape via the
TAPE OUTPUT. To monitor the CD/TAPE INPUT, use the
CD/TAPE TO CTRL switch to assign the tape signal to
the monitor(s) or headphones. This will avoid the tape
signal being routed to the TAPE OUTPUT.
The SIGNAL LED on the effects module shows the presence
of a signal whose level is high enough. This LED should
always be on. However, make sure that the clip LED lights up
only sporadically. If it is lit constantly, you are overdriving the
effects processor, which leads to unpleasant distortion. If this
occurs, turn the FX controls down somewhat.
The PROGRAM control has two functions: by turning the
PROGRAM control, you dial the number of an effect. The
number of the preset you just dialed up blinks in the display.
To confirm your selection, press the PROGRAM control; the
blinking stops.
If you want to monitor only the effects signal in your
headphones or monitor speaker(s), press the FX TO CTRL
switch. Now the signal of the effects processor can be
monitored alone, and the main mix and/or CD/tape signal is
no longer present on the phone and control room outputs.
The FX TO MAIN control feeds the effects signal into the main
mix. If the control is turned all the way counterclockwise,
no effects signal is present in the sum signal of the mixing
2.5 Digital effects processor
Fig. 2.5: Effects section
The appendix contains an overview of all presets of the multi
effects processor.
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3. Applications
3.1 Recording studio
MD Recorder
HPS3000 Headphones
CD Player
MIDI Sound Module
Active monitors
Electric Guitar
Digital Audio Workstation
Modeling amp
Fig. 3.1: The 1002FX in a recording studio
Even though most of the tasks in a studio can nowadays be
accomplished using a computer, a mixing console remains
an unavoidable piece of equipment that lets you effectively
manage audio inputs and outputs: microphone signals
need to be pre-amplified prior to being recorded, and the
quality of microphone sound is often worked on; recording
and playback signals must be routed to the appropriate
connectors or integrated into the mix; the volume of
headphones and studio monitors needs to be adjusted, and
so on. The extensively equipped main section of the XENYX
mixing consoles provides concrete benefits to you.
Connect your sound sources to the microphone/line inputs
of the mixing console. Connect the master machine (DAT/
minidisk recorder) to the main outputs. Your monitor
speakers are connected to the control room outputs; the
headphones are connected to the headphone output. Now,
connect the CD/tape outputs to the sound card inputs on
your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Connect the outputs
of the sound card in your computer to the CD/tape inputs.
Recording and playback:
Once in the mixing console, the recording signal is preamplified, EQ’ed and is then routed to the main bus. Use the
LEVEL control to adjust the recording signal level. The overall
level of the signal going to the computer is adjusted using
the MAIN MIX fader. To make sure that the signal is actually
being recorded, use either the phones bus or the control
room bus to monitor not the main mix signal (i.e. the output
signal of the mixing console, before the recording); instead,
monitor the returns of the sound card that is connected
to the CD/tape inputs. To this end, press the CD/TAPE TO
CTRL switch and adjust the monitoring volume using the
PHONES/CONTROL ROOM control. Doing so, you can record
additional tracks in addition to a signal already brought in
(so-called overdubs). Use the direct monitoring function of
your DAW.
◊ With this application, the CD/TAPE TO MIX switch
should not be pressed; otherwise, the playback signal
from the sound card output would be routed back to
the computer and would be added to the recording.
This would not only be undesirable, it would also create
a feedback loop.
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3.2 Live sound
Effects processor
Fullrange loudspeaker cabinets
Bass amplifier
Power amp
Bass Guitar
Bass Cabinet
Drum Computer
HPS3000 Headphones
MD Recorder
CD Player
Fig. 3.2: Live application of the 1202FX
This illustration shows a typical arrangement for a live setup.
Two vocal microphones and the line outputs of a guitar and
a bass amplifier are connected to the mono channels of the
1202FX. A keyboard and a drum computer are connected
to the stereo channels. The power amplifier in your sound
system is connected to the main outputs; equipment such as
compressors, equalizers or crossovers are located between
the mixer and the amp in the signal path. If you wish to make
a live recording, you can connect your recording equipment
(in this case, a minidisk recorder) to the CD/tape outputs. A
CD player that is playing during intermissions is connected
via the CD/tape inputs. If you connect a recorder/player
combo (e. g. a tape deck recorder), the
CD/tape to Mix switch should not be pressed during a
recording because this way the signal intended for recording
would be directly re-routed back to the mixing console, and
then back to the recorder... this would cause a feedback loop
as soon as you hit the record button. A loud, unpleasant,
even painful sound would result.
4.2 Audio connections
You will need a large number of cables for different
applications. The illustrations below show how the
connectors should be wired. Be sure to use only high-grade
Please use commercial RCA cables to connect the CD/tape
inputs and outputs.
You can, of course, also connect unbalanced equipment to
the balanced inputs/outputs. To do this, use either mono
plugs or stereo plugs with the ring and sleeve bridged (pins 1
and 3 in the case of XLR connectors).
◊ Caution! Never use unbalanced XLR connectors (PIN 1
and 3 connected) on the MIC input connectors when
using the phantom power supply.
2 1
If you are using an external effects processor (wired as
shown in the illustration), please make sure that the FX
SEND control in channel 11/12 is turned all the way down
counterclockwise to avoid creating a feedback loop.
1 = ground/shield
2 = hot (+ve)
3 = cold (-ve)
4. Installation
4.1 Mains Connection
Connect the power supply to the 3-pin mains connector
on the rear of the console. Use the AC adapter supplied to
connect the console to the mains. The adapter complies with
all applicable safety standards.
◊ Please use only the power supply unit provided with
the console.
◊ Never connect the XENYX to the power supply unit
while the latter is connected to the mains! First connect
the console to the power supply unit, then connect the
power supply unit to the mains.
For unbalanced use, pin 1 and pin 3 have to be bridged
Balanced use with XLR connectors
Fig. 4.1: XLR connections
Strain relief clamp
◊ Please note that both the power supply unit and the
mixing console heat up considerably during operation.
This is completely normal.
Unbalanced ¼" TS connector
Fig. 4.2: ¼"mono plug
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strain relief clamp
cold (-ve)
hot (+ve)
For connection of balanced and unbalanced plugs,
ring and sleeve have to be bridged at the stereo plug.
Balanced ¼" TRS connector
Fig. 4.3: ¼"stereo plug
strain relief clamp
right signal
left signal
¼" TRS headphones connector
Fig. 4.4: Stereo plug for headphones connection
5. Specifications
Mono inputs
Microphone inputs
Mic E.I.N. (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
@ 0 Ω source resistance
@ 50 Ω source resistance
@ 150 Ω source resistance
Frequency response
Gain range
Max. input level
Signal-to-noise ratio
Distortion (THD+N)
Line input
Gain range
Max. input level
XLR, electronically balanced, discrete input circuit
-132.7 dB / 137 dB A-weighted
-130 dB / 133.9 dB A-weighted
-127.1 dB / 130.9 dB A-weighted
<10 Hz - 200 kHz (-1 dB)
+10 to +60 dB
+12 dBu @ +10 dB gain
approx. 2.6 kΩ balanced
-107 dB / -111 dB A-weighted
(0 dBu In @ +22 dB gain)
0.005% / 0.003% A-weighted
¼" TRS connector electronically
approx. 20 kΩ balanced
10 kΩ unbalanced
10 to +40 dB
+20 dBu @ 0 dB Gain
Fade-out attenuation1 (Crosstalk attenuation)
Main fader closed
85 dB
Channel fader closed
88 dB
Frequency response
Microphone input to main out
<10 Hz - 80 kHz
<10 Hz - 137 kHz
+0 dB / -1 dB
+0 dB / -3 dB
Stereo inputs
Max. input level
¼" TRS connector, electronically balanced
approx. 20 kΩ bal. / 10kΩ unbal.
(+4 dBu operating level)
approx. 20 kΩ bal. / 5kΩ unbal. (-10 dBV)
+22 dBu
EQ mono channels
80 Hz / 2.5 kHz
12 kHz
±15 dB
/ ±15 dB
/ ±15 dB
FX send
Max. output level
¼" TRS connector, unbalanced
approx. 120 Ω
+22 dBu
Main outputs
Max. output level
¼" TRS connector, unbalanced
approx. 120 Ω
+22 dBu
Control room outputs
Max. output level
¼" TRS connector, unbalanced
approx. 120 Ω
+22 dBu
Headphones output
Max. output level
¼" TRS connector, unbalanced
+19 dBu / 150 Ω (+25 dBm)
Main mix system data2
Main mix @ -oo, Channel fader -oo
Main mix @ 0 dB, Channel fader -oo
Main Mix @ 0 dB, Channel fader @ 0 dB
-105 dB / -108 dB A-weighted
-94 dB / -97 dB A-weighted
-83 dB / -85 dB A-weighted
FX section
Sampling rate
24-bit Sigma-Delta
40 kHz
Power supply
Mains voltage USA/Canada
120 V~, 60 Hz, MXUL6 adapter
240 V~, 50 Hz, MXUK6 adapter
230 V~, 50 Hz, MXEU6 adapter
220 V~, 50 Hz, MXCN6 adapter
100 V~, 60 Hz, MXJP6 adapter
2 x 14.8 V~, 2 x 500 mA
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight (net)
1 5/6" / 1 1/2" x 7 2/5" x 8 2/3"
(47 mm / 37 mm x 189 mm x 220 mm)
approx. 2.31 lbs (1.05 kg)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight (net)
Measuring conditions:
1 5/6" / 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"x 8 2/3"
(47 mm / 37 mm x 242 mm x 220 mm)
approx. 2.97 lbs (1.35 kg)
1 kHz rel. to 0 dBu; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; line input; main output; unity gain.
20 Hz - 20kHz; measured at main output. Channels 1 - 4 unity gain; EQ flat; all channels on main mix; channels 1/3 as far left as possible, channels 2/4 as far right as possible. Reference = +6 dBu.
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