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Behringer XENYX XL2400 24-Channel Mixer

Get flexibility, ease of use and high-quality, ultra-low-noise sound from this 24-channel Behringer mixer. (12) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Built around Behringer's proven XENYX high-headroom, and featuring low noise mic preamps and warm, musical EQ, the Behringer XENYX XL2400 4 Bus Mixer is an ultra-low noise, high-headroom analog mixer for live, front-of-house, monitor, corporate and touring audio applications.

By combining professional features, dramatic styling and astounding value, the XL2400 features an intuitive layout and color-coded control interface designed for ease of use.

Features

- 12 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps plus 4 stereo Line inputs with ultra-high RFI suppression designed for live application
- Neo-classic British 4-band EQs with 2 semi-parametric mid bands for warm and musical sound
- 4 Subgroup outputs with inserts plus 2 independent main outputs with inserts on Main A
- 6 Aux sends per channel: 4 pre/post fader switchable for flexible routing
- Channel inserts and direct outputs on each mono channel
- Clip and Signal LEDs plus 80 Hz, EQ, Mute, Solo, Subgroup and Main routing switches on all channels
- 2 multi-functional stereo FX returns with comprehensive routing options
- 2 Headphone and Speaker outputs with selectable Main/CD/Tape inputs
- Solo-In-Place with PFL/AFL function plus full-featured Talkback section
- 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
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany

The Ins and Outs

Some manufacturers can be sneaky when they tell you how many inputs their mixers have, counting features like CD/TAPE IN as an input. But the XL2400 really gives you 16 mono channels and 4 stereo channels (with two 1/4 inch inputs apiece, an additional 8 line-level inputs which can also be used for 4 additional mono mic channels), making it easy to accommodate a wide variety of live performance configurations.

Connect up to 16 microphones (or other mono instruments) and up to 4 stereo instruments (keyboards, for example). You also get four buses, allowing you to assign multiple channels, say all the mics on a drum kit or all the backup singers' mics, to a single fader.

Best of all, you don't need a black belt in engineering to operate the XL2400. To get started, assign all mics and instruments to their channels by connecting them to the corresponding jacks on the back panel. Now, get ready to quickly become acquainted with the incredibly user-friendly design.

Plenty of Channels, All in Living Color

All dials on the XL2400 are assigned to colors that not only allow you to easily locate each function, but to also quickly identify corresponding faders.
At the top of each mono channel strip, you'll find a TRIM dial (White) for adjusting input gain and an 80 Hz switch that can eliminate unwanted infrasonics such as mic-handling noise.

Each mono channel has a 4-band EQ (High, High Mid, Low Mid, Low). High Mid and Low Mid dials (Blue) are each paired with a FREQ control (Lighter Blue) that allows you to select the frequency boosted or cut. Directly below the EQ, there's an EQ switch allowing you to switch between processed and unprocessed signals.

What is British EQ

British EQ is a smashing thing to have on your side when you start reaching for those channel equalization knobs at a live concert or in the studio. The EQ's on British consoles from the 60s and 70s are what many engineers believe does their sound the best justice. When it comes to tweaking your sound, they're kind, gentle and above all, musical. It's like drinking a fine scotch instead of fortified wine, or maybe receiving a warm hug instead of a kick to the crotch.

British EQ's distinct configuration of wider curves/lower Q and harmonic phase characteristics allows you to add or subtract EQ more generously than you can with conventional EQ circuit designs. When you add low midrange, you get a firmer sound instead of a nasty bonk. When you back high frequencies off a bit, treble backs off just a hair instead of turning muffled.

Back to the Strip

Controls for the channel's FX (Orange), MON (Blue) and AUX (Red) sends are directly below the EQ section. Use these to assign a channel to an outboard FX processor or monitor and auxiliary channels. Further down the channel strip, the PAN control (Black) determines the signal's position in the stereo mix. The channel fader (Black) adjusts the level of the channel signal as part of the main mix. Press the 1-2 or 3-4 switches to assign the channel to a bus.
Stereo channels are configured in the same way, but with a fixed-frequency 4-band EQ (Blue). They are equipped with 1/4 inch stereo inputs, as well as XLR mono inputs, providing 4 additional Mic channels.

Rockin' Bureaucracy

Once all mics and instruments are connected, it's time to take a look at the MAIN, subgroup, MONITOR and FX sections. All four subgroups' controls are positioned in the lower right corner of the mixer. They feature individual faders with CLIP LEDs, SOLO switches and PAN controls to adjust the signal's position in the stereo image.

The FX section is positioned on the middle right section of the console. Both FX 1 and FX 2 signals have orange faders; SOLO and MUTE switches; 1-2 and 3-4 switches that assign the signal to subgroups; MAIN switches to route the signals to the main outputs; MON dials (Blue) that determine the level of FX heard in Monitor sends 1 & 2; and SEND dials (Orange) for adjusting the volume of all FX send signals. Both monitor sends also have their own dedicated faders (Blue), as well as MUTE and SOLO switches.

The MAIN A section lies in the bottom right section of the board. It gives you a channel fader (Light Grey); a 13-LED master level meter in the top right corner gives you a dynamic visual gauge of overall output; a MUTE switch (Red) mutes all input channels except CD/TAPE inputs; and a BAL control (Black) adjusts the mix of the left and right output signal before they are routed through the MAIN A output. Above, you'll find the MAIN B section, which governs the signal sent through the MAIN B outputs on the back panel. Use the MAIN B section and outputs to connect to a separate power amplifier and multiple loudspeakers, or to a stereo recording system.

The XL2400 features a Talkback section in the upper right corner with its own XLR input, LEVEL control (Red), and switches that allow you to send its signal to either the MON, AUX, GROUP or MAIN outputs. Finally, a pair of headphone inputs at the top of the board allows you to personally monitor your mix, and a pair of BNC lamp inputs ensures you'll never have to mix in the dark.

The Back Story

The back panel of the XL2400 mixer features an intuitive patch bay that gives you tons of flexibility in configuring a live show. In the upper left corner you'll find the MAIN OUTPUTS section. There's left and right XLR outputs for connecting to PA speakers, as well as dual 1/4 inch inserts for connecting a dynamics processor or equalizer to further tweak the main signal. There's also dual OUT B jacks governed by the MAIN B dial on front. Next door to the MAIN OUTPUTS section is the FX/MON/AUX SENDS section. The FX 1 and FX 2 1/4 inch outputs send signal to outboard effects processors. MON 1 and MON 2 XLR outputs send signal to monitors, and AUX 1 and AUX 2 XLR outputs can be used for either effects processors or monitors.

The next section to the right contains the AUX RETURNS. Stereo AUX inputs 1 & 2 allow you to connect more effects processors or submixers, while stereo FX 1 & 2 returns accept processed signals sent from the FX 1 and FX 2 outputs. Left and right SPEAKER 1/4 inch outputs allow you to connect monitor speakers that provide the same signal as the headphone outputs.

Each subgroup has its own INSERT and OUT 1/4 inch jacks. The inserts allow you to connect noise gates, compressors or equalizers, while the OUT jacks send the subgroup signal to, for example, a multitrack recorder.

Along the bottom of the back panel, you'll find the mono and stereo channel inserts. Mono channels feature both a 1/4 inch and XLR input, as well as an INSERT jack for applying outboard equipment and a DIRECT OUT jack for sending signal to a device such as a multi-track recorder. Stereo channels feature a single XLR input and dual 1/4-inch inputs.

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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 36 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 32 x 26 x 12 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 (12 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Sometimes you don't even get what you pay for!!"
Sound: Sound is Clear. British Eq is easily adjustable for a pleasing result Feature: no accesories Ease of Use: easy to get a good sound, easy to operate and modify sound. Extensive patching capabilty. Quality: product is not reliable. I've been thru 3 units and a repair station is working on it right now. Value: even free is not worth this aggravation Manufacturer Support: 1st XL2400 had bad channel (had to increase mic gain to very high level, sound would suddenly get really loud then cut out again) just past the 30 day return period. Behringer replaced with a new unit, 3 bad channels right out of the box. Similar problems with channels either not working at all or intermittent. Behringer replaced with a new unit - lasted 30 days before bad channel number 1. Now I am sending to repair facility in Michigan. I live in Florida. Behringer says allow at least 2 weeks for repair plus shipping both ways. In defense of Behringer they did pay for shipping except the 1st return. Warranty policy says 1 year from date of purchase and so far they are inflexible. So purchased the mixer in august, now its january and I've got a month before the mixer returns from repair. 6 months out of my warranty and I still don't have a working mixer. Maybe repair will fix it and I'll never have another problem but I doubt it. The Wow Factor: practical Overall: Already searching. Its worn out before even being used. I chose it because on paper it had the features I needed for the money. If I could have foretold the future of course I would not have purchased it. I wish someone would steal it. I would look at yamaha, mackie, allen and Heath or Soundcraft, no offense but nothing made in china. A mixer is a tool you use for many years if your lucky. The electronics made in china are just throw-a-ways.
Style of Music: Southern rock, blues
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