Behringer UB2442FX Pro 24 Input Mixer with FX

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Ultra low-noise design 24-input 4-bus mic/line mixer with premium IMP mic preamplifiers and 24-bit multi-FX processor.

This is the big cajuna of the whole UB Series. You get all the features you'd expect in an ultra high-quality compact mixer: 16 balanced high-headroom line inputs with dedicated gain controls on stereo channels 13-16, 10 new state-of-the-art, studio-grade IMP "Invisible" Mic Preamps, and an effective, extremely musical 3-band EQ with semi-parametric mid band plus switchable low-cut filter on all mono channels. There is also an integrated 24-bit digital stereo FX processor with 99 great-sounding Virtualizer presets.

Because of their extensive and carefully thought-out routing possibilities, these consoles lend themselves equally to both live and studio use. The prime suspects are high-quality recording studios as well as MIDI-studio applications, small-size PA applications (solo entertainers, duos to quartets, small bands), video edits, and similar setups.

Every crucial development stage of the new UB Series has Uli Behringer's name on it - literally: from the design study to the circuitry layout to the mechanical makeup of the consoles. He has personally selected each and every individual component, all with the goal of squeezing the very most out of every single one of them. These consoles have been pushed as far as the technology permits to-date.

Ultra low-noise ULN design, highest possible headroom, ultra-transparent audio

10 new state-of-the-art, studio-grade IMP "Invisible" Mic Preamps with:
130 dB dynamic range for 24-bit, 192 kHz sampling rate inputs read more
Ultra-wide 60 dB gain range
Lowest possible distortion 0.0007% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Integrated 24-bit digital stereo FX processor with 99 great-sounding Virtualizer(TM) presets including reverb, delay, chorus, compressor, tube distortion, vinylizer, and more - plus 1 kHz test tone generator.

Effective, extremely musical 3-band EQ with semi-parametric mid band plus switchable low-cut filter on all mono channels.

Channel inserts and direct outputs on each mono channel plus main mix inserts for flexible connection of outboard equipment.

16 balanced high-headroom line inputs with dedicated gain controls on stereo channels 13 - 16.

State-of-the-art 4580 operational amplifiers provide lowest noise and distortion - better than 4560 op amps.

2 headphones outputs

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 TRS 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

Switchable +48 V phantom power for condenser microphones

Long-wearing 60 mm logarithmic-taper ALPS(TM) faders and sealed rotary controls

BNC connector for standard gooseneck lamps

Internal switch-mode power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus lowest possible power consumption for energy saving

Extremely rugged steel construction ensures long life even under the most demanding conditions

Rack mount brackets included

Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system

Invisible Mic Preamp (IMP)
Five years in the making, the Invisible Mic Preamp (IMP) is a superior mic preamp that delivers crystal-clear audio with incredible reproduction of the slightest nuances. It matches or exceeds the performance of outboard mic preamps. You get extreme bandwidth of 5 Hz to 100 kHz coupled to unusually neutral, noise- and distortion-free circuitry. The Behringer IMP provides ultra-linear frequency response up to 100 kHz. The result of perfect design. Almost unmeasurable distortion for your signal integrity.

24-bit/ 46 kHz
Digital recordings are often done at a depth of 16 bits, which breaks up the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest portions of a signal into 65,536 steps. They use the finer resolution of 24 bits, which divides the signals loudest-to-softest dynamic range into 16,777,216 steps, allowing for far more accurate rendering of the quieter parts of the audio.

Audio signals change constantly, so a digital device must capture these changes as faithfully as possible. The higher the sampling rate, the better. The consoles use a sampling rate of 46,000 times per second. To capture any given frequency, a digital signal's sampling rate must be roughly twice that frequency. The sampling rate of 46 kHz is more than adequate for capturing all signals in the audible range - the human ear cannot hear the sounds whose frequency is higher than 20 kHz.

Ultra Low-Noise (ULN)
ULN stands for the Ultra low-noise design of our circuitry. It is based on extremely low-impedance components that keep thermal inherent noise and crosstalk at an absolute minimum. The result: your console is considerably less noisy and crosstalk between neighboring channels is virtually non-existent. The result of perfect design. Almost unmeasurable distortion for your signal integrity.

Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
Every console in the PRO Series uses a state-of-the-art, over-sized, switch-mode power supply with lots of headroom. One of the great advantages is that (compared to conventional circuits) a switch-mode power supply adapts to mains voltages between 100 and 240 volts automatically. Furthermore, due to its much greater efficiency, it consumes much less energy than a conventional supply unit. Even more important is the fact that conventional transformers always induce 50 Hz hum (check it out on other mixers when you turn up all volume controls). Their switch-mode supply operates at very high frequency and therefore keeps the mixer "dead" quiet.

XPQ 3D Surround
The XPQ 3D surround effect available in the UB1832FX-PRO widens the stereo image and adds life and transparency to your sound - an easy way to put a unique final polish on your music and turn your performance into an incomparable experience.
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (166 ratings)
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I plan on using this for years to come. I will suppliment it with new speakers and maybe a better amp soon as I get "blessed" with enough money for the upgrades.
I am totally thrilled with the ease of use (once you get accustomed the the vast array of adjustment possibilities). I run it through a 300 watt stereo amp and have great success in a small venue and there is still more available if needed. I recommend this to garage bands and small churches whole heartedly.
I am not an authority on sound engineering, but if you need something that this board doesn't already have on board, you just don't know what you're doing and trying to mask problems.
I appears to be built well, but not too heavy. The finish and all marking are done nicely, I expect to wear them off years down the road.
I thought this was a great return on investment. We play bluegrass/gospel music in various places. This doesn't pay in money, you get it back in blessings. I researched this expendature for about 2 months before I threw down the money, and have not regretted ot one second.
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I've had no problems and therefor no support
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A few more glowing l.e.d.s would make it "appear" more active, but after using it a while, you know it is alive.
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