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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Good birthday this year...a 50 dolla mixer yall!

I had a good birthday this year, with a good mix of music/gadget stuff: tuners, strings, CDs, a nap pillow since I'm getting old...thanks ya'll! Click here to hear about my latest gadget and other gadget-related articles/reviews. The item pictured above I picked up with a Guitar Center gift card for like 50 bucks out of pocket (thanks Pete...see his blog here)! It's a Behringer 802 mixing board... You got a mixer for 50 bucks? You either got to be kidding or it's junk, right? Yep I got it for 50 bucks, and nope it ain't too bad neither, although I've only done cursory testing. I'm already quite impressed, and the on-line reviews I've read have been very favorable. If you click on the link, and get it on-line from Guitar Center, you get it for even less. I do a lot of basement recording using different instruments/vocals to my computer and it definitely blows away using an old karaoke deck (which I've been doing). The features built-in to it are amazing, and it's about the size of my home phone base unit. With a simple conversion cable to my computer, it's now pumping my home-grown music into mp3's to be preserved for future generations of hillbillies to enjoy. Read on for the specs.

Behringer Eurorack UB802 Mixer Features:

2 mono channels with IMPs inserts and phantom power
2 stereo channels
Post-fader aux send
Stereo aux return
3-band EQs on all channels

A shade larger than the UB502, the UB802 features 2 INVISIBLE MIC PREAMPs (IMPs), 6 balanced high-headroom line inputs, 1 post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices and 1 stereo aux return for FX applications or as separate stereo input. There is also an effective, extremely musical 3-band EQ on all channels. The UB802 is well-suited for use with fixed audio and video installations as well as keyboards, samplers and computer application.

More Info:Ultra low-noise ULN design, highest possible headroom, ultra-transparent audio 2 new state-of-the-art, studio-grade IMP “Invisible” Mic Preamp with: - 130 dB dynamic range for 24-bit, 192 kHz sampling rate inputs - Ultra-wide 60 dB gain range - Lowest possible distortion 0.0007% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Effective, extremely musical 3-band EQ on all channels
6 balanced high-headroom line inputs
State-of-the-art 4580 operational amplifiers provide lowest noise and distortion—better than 4560 op amps
1 post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices
1 stereo aux return for FX applications or as separate stereo input
Peak LEDs on all mono channels
Main mix outputs plus separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs
Tape inputs assignable to main mix or control room/phones outputs
Switchable +48 V phantom power for condenser microphones
High-quality sealed rotary controls from ALPS® for long-term reliability
External power supply for noise-free audio and superior transient response
Extremely rugged steel construction ensures long life even under the most demanding conditions
Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany


pete said...

Dude! Glad you actually used the gift card over at Guitar Center! I didn't know if you were gonna be able to make waaaaayyyy out there to Fairfax (wink wink)!

Natestera said...

Yeah, they won't let you redeem them on-line. The Fairfax store was awesome. This dude back in keyboards that looked like Getty Lee helped me, and was extremely helpful. Good customer service makes all the difference, eh?