Behringer XENYX 502 Mixer

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Need to mix a microphone and a couple stereo sources? The Behringer 502 may be all you need. Stay on budget with this super-affordable, super-compact mixer.

Take control of your mix and stay on budget, too, with the Behringer XENYX 502. The three-channel XENYX 502 gives personal studio owners, bedroom musicians, and live-sound techs a straightforward setup for controlling your sound. You get a built-in mic pre, "British" 2-band EQ, and CD/tape I/O, all in a compact, lightweight, rugged enclosure. For under 50 bucks, you just can't beat what this compact mixer can do.

Flexible Routing in a Small Package

Sometimes, all you really need is a single mic preamp and a couple inputs for stereo sources. When you just need a couple channels and you don't want to drag a bigger mixer around, the Behringer XENYX 502 will be quite handy. In addition to a XENYX microphone preamplifier, this streamlined mixer sports two stereo channels with dual 1/4-inch inputs, CD/tape inputs and outputs with RCA connections, and two 1/4" outputs for sending your mix to monitors or your favorite sound system. For routing flexibility, you get main mix, stereo CD/tape, plus separate headphone outputs, along with assignable CD/tape inputs.

2-Band EQ for Instant Warmth

To add dimension to your tone, you can sweep your sound with the warm and musical qualities of neo-classic "British"-style 2-band EQ on channel 1. Easy to use, the low-noise, high-headroom XENYX 502 mixer is ideal for small live sound setups where you're running an announcement mic and playing back music. Or you can use it to control your talkback mic, headphones, and playback monitors in your read more home studio. Sooner or later, you're going to want to have a tiny mixer -- and the Behringer XENYX 502 fits the bill at the right price.


- Low-noise, high-headroom analog mixer
- 3 channels (2 stereo plus 1 mono)
- Built-in XENYX mic preamp with phantom power
- Neo-classic "British" 2-band EQ for warm and musical sound
- Main mix, stereo CD/tape plus separate headphone outputs
- CD/tape inputs assignable to headphone output or main mix outputs
- Rugged construction and high-quality components
- Compact, lightweight build (1.2 lbs.)
- Ideal for both studio and stage
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Behringer XENYX 502 Stereo Mixer

The Behringer XENYX 502 has 5 inputs and main mix, stereo CD/tape plus separate headphone outputs. Additionally, assignable CD/tape inputs have been incorporated for routing flexibility. The XENYX Mic Preamp matches the sound quality, transparency, headroom and even the dynamic range of boutique-style, stand-alone mic preamps. Neo-classic British EQ brings back the warmth and musicality of those '60s and '70s mega-console desks that made music history.


- Premium ultra low-noise, high headroom analog mixer
- State-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
- Neo-classic "British" 2-band EQ for warm and musical sound
- Main mix, stereo CD/tape plus separate headphone outputs
- CD/tape inputs assignable to headphone output or main mix outputs
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (22 ratings)
Submitted August 3, 2009 by a customer from

"Good value for the money"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Size and weight are important in this portable application. I've replaced one already. The power problem is the big annoyance.

Compared to my Mackie - best not to. But I bought this little guy to ride around in a Pelican case and travel to seminars to run background music, movie sound tracks, and the audio from Flash and PowerPoint. For that it's fine and the tiny size is a real plus. Not much noise, and the preamp is better than OK for PA and simple voice tracks.

No accessories, though the dedicated external power supply is a pain. It's big and heavier than the mixer. Worse than that, Behringer scrimped and made it single voltage. Not a problem if you don't travel. If you do and an over-anxious "helper" plugs it straight into U.K. mains and fries the 120v power supply with a quick pffffft, you'll lament the absence of dual-voltage when they were 'conceiving and designing' this thing in Germany for a Chinese factory to churn out. Lots o' luck getting parts - or a response - from Behringer. For the price, consider this item expendable.

Ease of Use
For my purpose it's plenty. Everything is straight forward and clear. Even the manual is OK. There's actually lots of flexibility for such an inexpensive product.

See above for "on the road" - single-voltage power supply. Mine has a slot in a padded case with lots of other gear and gets on read more fine. You can't bash it around, but one held up for 3 years just fine. The mechanics are surprisingly good. As to the quality of the electronics, I'll know when something breaks. So far so good.

It's good value.

Manufacturer Support
Have one lying around with a fried power supply. Multiple emails to "service centers" listed on the Behringer website have gone unanswered, as has a query to the company, itself. A year ago I asked about dual-voltage or 240v power supplies and got no response. I'm giving them a 2 because they didn't have the opportunity to be obnoxious.

The Wow Factor
Does pretty much what it pretends to do. No glitz or glamor, but functional enough.

Musical Background:
A/V audio
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