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User Manual
Premium 24/22/18/16-Input 4/2, 3/2 and 2/2-Bus Mixer with
XENYX Mic Preamps & Compressors, British EQs,
24-Bit Multi-FX Processor and USB/Audio Interface

Summary of Contents

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    User Manual X2442 /X2222 X1832 /X1622 Premium 24/22/18/16-Input 4/2, 3/2 and 2/2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps & Compressors, British EQs, 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor and USB/Audio Interface...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    6.2 Cable connections ............15 7. Specifications ............16 Thank you Congratulations! In purchasing the BEHRINGER XENYX you have acquired a mixer whose small size belies its incredible versatility and audio performance. The XENYX Series represents a milestone in the development of mixing console technology.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions, Legal Disclaimer, Limited Warranty

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual 9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized TO BIND MUSIC GROUP BY ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED Important Safety or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades UNDERTAKING OR REPRESENTATION. THIS MANUAL Instructions with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug IS COPYRIGHTED.

  • Page 4: Introduction, General Mixing Console Functions

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual 1. Introduction CAUTION! XENYX Mic Preamp ◊ We should like to draw your attention to the fact that extreme volumes The microphone channels feature high-end XENYX Mic Preamps that compare may damage your hearing and/or your headphones or loudspeakers.

  • Page 5: The User's Manual, Before You Get Started, Control Elements And Connectors, Mono Channels

    (e. g. recorder/crossover/amplifier). BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact The control surface of BEHRINGER mixing consoles is optimized in such a way one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in the...

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    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual 2.1.2 Equalizer Each mono input channel offers a balanced microphone input via the XLR All mono input channels have a 3-band equalizer with semi-parametric mid connector and also features switchable +48 V phantom power supply for bands.

  • Page 7: Stereo Channels

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual Pre-fader/post-fader MUTE LED When using effects on a channel signal, it is usual to have the aux send post fader The MUTE LED indicates a muted channel. so that the balance between effect and dry signal stays constant even when CLIP-LED the channel fader is altered.

  • Page 8: Interface Panel And Main Section

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual LOW CUT and MIC GAIN AUX SEND 1, 2 and 4 These two control elements operate on the XLR connectors of the X2442USB, The AUX SEND 1 control governs the master send level of the mix created by the and are used to filter out frequencies below 75 Hz (LOW CUT) and to adjust individual channel AUX 1 sends.

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    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual AUX SEND (FX) The first aux send (MON) on this console is used to set up the monitor mix from the channels and route it to the MON SEND fader. The AUX SEND (FX) jack carries the master aux mix (from the channel’s FX controls).

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    Using the STEREO AUX RETURN (TO AUX SEND) control, the effect signal can now be blended into the monitor mix. You can easily use the headphones distribution amplifier BEHRINGER POWERPLAY PRO HA4700/HA8000 to provide four (HA8000: eight) stereo headphone mixes for your studio.

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    You can a second XENYX or the BEHRINGER ULTRALINK PRO MX882 can also be connected also connect MIDI instruments or other signals here that do not require any here.

  • Page 12: Graphic 9-band Equalizer (x1832usb Only)

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual PFL (LEVEL SET) LEFT/RIGHT switch To activate the PFL function, press the MODE switch. The PFL function should, as a The switches located above the subgroup faders assign the subgroup signal rule, be used for level setting (GAIN). The signal is sourced pre-fader and assigned either to the left or right side of the main bus.

  • Page 13: Digital Effects Processor, Rear Panel Connectors, Main Mix Outputs, Insert Points And Control Room Outputs

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual FBQ FEEDBACK DETECTION LEVEL The switch turns on the FBQ Feedback Detection System. It uses the LEDs in the The LED level meter on the effects module should display a sufficiently high frequency band faders to indicate the critical frequencies. On a per-need basis, level.

  • Page 14: Inserts, Direct Outputs (x2442usb Only), Usb Input/output, And Fuse

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual SUB OUTPUTS The XENYX mixer line has built-in USB connectivity, allowing stereo signals to be sent to and from the mixer and a computer. The audio sent from the mixer to The subgroup outputs are unbalanced and provide the mix of those channels a computer is identical to the MAIN MIX.

  • Page 15: Installation, Rack Mounting, Cable Connections

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual SERIAL NUMBER Balanced use with XLR connectors Please note the important information on the serial number given in chapter 1.3.3. 6. Installation input 1 = ground/shield 6.1 Rack mounting 2 = hot (+ve) 3 = cold (-ve) The packaging of your mixing console contains two 19"...

  • Page 16: Specifications

    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual 7. Specifications Insert send return ¼" TRS connector strain relief clamp Microphone Inputs (XENYX Mic Preamp) sleeve Type XLR, electronically balanced, ring discrete input circuit Mic E.I.N. (20 Hz - 20 kHz) @ 0 Ω source resistance -134 dB / 135.7 dB A-weighted...

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    1/3 as far left as possible, channels 2/4 as far right as possible. Reference = +6 dBu. BEHRINGER is constantly striving to manintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and...

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    XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB User Manual FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/ X1832USB/X1622USB MUSIC Group Services US Inc. Responsible Party Name: 18912 North Creek Parkway, Address: Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011, Phone: +1 425 672 0816 Phone/Fax No.: Fax: +1 425 673 7647 XENYX X2442USB/X2222USB/X1832USB/X1622USB complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:...

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