Behringer MXB1002 Musical Instrument User Manual

Version 1.0
September 2000
User´s Manual
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expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
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you to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage inside the enclosure
– voltage that may be sufficient to
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Heed Warnings:
All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow instructions:
All operation and user instructions should be followed.
Water and Moisture:
The appliance should not be used near water (e.g. near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool etc.).
The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilaton. For
example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed, sofa rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation openings: or placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the
flow of air through the ventilation openings.
The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Power Source:
The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization:
Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.
Power-Cord Protection:
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords and plugs, convenience receptacles and the point
where they exit from the appliance.
The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Non-use Periods:
The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
Object and Liquid Entry:
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.
Damage Requiring Service:
The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
- the power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
- objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance; or
- the appliance has been exposed to rain; or
- the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
- the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that which is described in the Operating Instructions.
All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
Professional 10-channel mixing console with optional battery operation and monitor plus effects paths
s 10-channel mixing console with two mono channels, three stereo channels and a separate stereo tape
s Optional mains or battery operation (with alkaline batteries)
s Separate gain controls for mic and line inputs on all stereo channels
s Gold-plated XLR mic connectors on all mono and stereo channels
s Ultra low-noise, discrete mic preamplifiers on all microphone inputs
s Dedicated inserts on all mono channels
s Balanced 1/4" stereo jacks and balance controls on all stereo channels
s Separate stereo tape channel with 1/4" and RCA jacks
s Stereo output for recording applications
s Ultra-musical, active 3-band EQ on all ten channels
s Monitor and effects paths as well as separate gain controls on all channels
s High-grade-sealed faders and potentiometers made by ALPS
s Clip-LED’s on all input channels
s Insert option for external effects devices
s Mon Send and FX Send controls in the main section for optimal level adjustment
s Headphones output with dedicated volume control
s Built-in phantom power for condenser mics
s 19" rack-mounting kit included
s Extremely rugged construction ensures long life even under the most demanding conditions
s Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
Congratulations! With the MXB1002 you have purchased a state-of-the-art 10-channel mixing console that sets
new standards. Our prime goal when developing the MXB1002 was to design a console that can be used for a
great variety of applications. And to give you maximum flexibility, you can operate the MXB1002 both from the
mains and from batteries.
In combination with its comprehensive range of features and pro-level connections, the MXB1002 will be your
perfect tool for any kind of application: broadcasting, video dubbing or giving the sound of your band its finishing
1.1 Before you begin
Your EURORACK MXB1002 was carefully packed in the factory and the packaging is designed to protect the
unit from rough handling. Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully examine the packaging and its
contents for any signs of physical damage, which may have occurred during transit.
If the unit is damaged, please do not return it to BEHRINGER, but notify your dealer and the
shipping company immediately, otherwise claims for damage or replacement may not be
granted. Shipping claims must be made by the consignee.
Be sure that there is enough space around the unit for cooling and please do not place the MXB1002 on
high-temperature devices such as radiators, etc. to avoid overheating.
1.2 Power supply
There are two options for operating the MXB1002: When using mains power, make sure the console is
switched off before you connect it to the power supply. Then, connect it to the mains and switch the MXB1002
on, using switch
on the rear. Please note that the console and its power supply will get warm during
operation, which is completely normal. For battery operation, you’ll only need two commercial 9-V batteries
of the 6LR61 type. Insert the batteries in the battery compartment on the bottom side of the unit. To use the
phantom power supply, please insert another battery in the separate phantom power section of the battery
compartment. Your MXB1002 operates about 4 hours from high-grade alkaline batteries (see chapter 3).
When the unit is not in use or operates from mains power, please remove the batteries!
1.3 Control elements
1.3.1 Interface panel
Use this balanced XLR jack to connect a microphone to the MXB 1002 (applies to channels 1 through 7/8).
The phantom power required for condenser mics can be activated with switch
note that in battery-operated mode the phantom power provided is only +18 V!
. Please
Channels 1 and 2 feature an additional LINE input on a balanced 1/4" jack.
The INSERT jack allows you to insert, for example, a compressor or equalizer in the mono channels.
These are the two balanced LINE inputs on 1/4" jacks for the left and right sides of the stereo channels,
which can be used in parallel to the microphone inputs.
Use the TAPE OUT jacks to connect, for example, a tape deck for recording applications.
The TAPE IN jacks (on stereo RCA and 1/4" jacks) allow for the connection of play-back devices such
as CD players, etc. Use either the RCA or the 1/4" jacks.
Use the PHONES jack to connect a commercially available pair of headphones.
These are the balanced 1/4" jack MAIN OUTPUTS of your MXB1002 that can be used to drive, e.g. a
power amplifier.
The MON SEND connector provides the monitor signal of your MXB1002, for example, to control a
monitor amplifier or active monitor speaker.
Connect the FX SEND connector to the input of an external effects device.
The MXB1002 has no dedicated FX Return connectors. However, you can connect the outputs
of an external effects device to the 1/4" jack inputs of the stereo channels or channels 9/10. In
this case, the stereo channel’s FX control must be set to -oo to avoid any feedback problems.
1.3.2 Front panel
The mono channels 1 and 2 of your MXB1002 feature the same control elements. Therefore, the following
description of channel 1 also applies to channel 2.
11 The GAIN MIC control determines the channel’s input gain, both for a microphone connected via the
XLR jack and for other signal sources connected to the 1/4" jack. Adjust the signal gain so that the Clip
LED below the control lights up during peak signal only, but never permanently. In battery-operated
mode the Clip LED is switched off.
Use the PAN control to adjust the signal’s position on the stereo basis.
Your MXB1002 comes with a 3-band equalizer: the HI control governs the high frequency range, the MID
control can be used to boost/cut the midrange frequencies, and the LOW control allows you to raise or
lower the gain of the bass range.
The CHANNEL fader adjusts the volume of the corresponding channel.
Use the MON control to determine the channel volume sent to the monitor mix bus. When set fully to the
left, the channel volume in the monitor mix is zero.
The FX control adjusts the effects volume for the corresponding channel.
The stereo channels 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 differ from channels 1 and 2 – not only with regard to the connectors
provided. They also have two GAIN controls, i.e. you can connect a microphone and a stereo line signal
at the same time!
When you connect a microphone to a stereo channel on the MXB1002, the input gain is governed
by the GAIN MIC control!
The GAIN LINE control is used to adjust the line input gain. Here, too, the signal can be monitored
visually with the Clip LED.
The BAL control performs two functions: When you connect a microphone via the XLR connector, or
another signal source via the L/MONO jack, the BAL control determines the signal position on the
stereo basis. When both 1/4" jack inputs (L & R) are used, the BAL control adjusts the volume balance
of the two sources connected.
Except for the GAIN MIC control and a different set of connectors, the channels 9/10 feature the same control
elements as the stereo channels. See
1.3.3 Main section
The LEVEL DISPLAY reads the output level of your MXB1002. Make sure that the two Clip LED’s won’t
light up.
Use this switch to activate the phantom power required for condenser microphones. In battery-operated
mode the phantom power provided is only +18 V!
The MON SEND control adjusts the volume level of the monitor signal provided at connector
Use the MASTER fader to set the overall volume level of your MXB1002.
The FX SEND control allows you to adjust the level that is sent to an external effects device via
. Thus, you can drive all types of effects devices without any risk of distortion.
The PHONES control governs the headphones volume.
Connect the enclosed power supply to the AC POWER IN jack.
Use the POWER ON switch to switch on your MXB1002, which is indicated by the LED below the
SERIAL NUMBER. Please take the time to have the warranty card filled out completely, and return it
within 14 days after the date of purchase, so as to be entitled to benefit from our extended warranty. Or
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Fig. 2.1: Various connector types
Fig. 2.2: Wiring diagram of insert cable and headphones plug
Mic input
Frequency response
Gain range
Line input
Frequency response
Gain range
electronically balanced, discrete input configuration
10 Hz to 200 kHz
+14 dB to +60 dB
120 dB E.I.N.
electronically balanced
10 Hz to 130 kHz
-6 dB to +38 dB
95 dB E.I.N.
STEREO CHANNELS 3/4 - 7/8 & 9/10
Frequency response
10 Hz to 70 kHz
Gain range
Line: -oo to +15 dB / Mic: +13 to +60 dB
Line: 96 dB / Mic: 104 dB E.I.N.
50 Hz, +/- 15 dB
700 Hz, +/- 15 dB
10 kHz, +/- 15 dB
Main Outputs
Mon Send
FX Send
Tape Out
Phones Output
+28 dBu balanced / +22 dBu unbalanced
+22 dBu unbalanced
+22 dBu unbalanced
+22 dBu unbalanced
+15 dBu / 150 W
Mains voltage
Battery life
115 V ~, 60 Hz, Power Supply MXUL4
240 V ~, 50 Hz, Power Supply MXUK4
230 V ~, 50 Hz, Power Supply MXEU4
100 V ~, 60 Hz, Power Supply MXJP4
app. 4 h (with Duracell* Alkaline Type MN1604 / 580 mAh)
Dimensions (H * W * D)
app. 1.6" (40 mm) / 2.9" (73 mm) * 11.7" (298 mm) * 8.5" (216 mm)
app. 2.5 kg (PSU not included)
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