Behringer DX500 User Manual

Professional dj mixer with 12 second digital sampler
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User´s Manual
Version 1.2
July 2000



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  • Page 1 User´s Manual Version 1.2 July 2000
  • Page 2 Name and address of the manufacturer or the introducer of the product on the market who is established in the EC herewith take the sole responsibility to confirm that the product: PRO MIXER DX500 Type designation and, if applicable, Article-N...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not remove the cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified personnel. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure...
  • Page 4 BLOCK DIAGRAM...
  • Page 5 s Internal 12 second digital sampler with loop function offers you new creative possibilities s High class microphone input with peak indicator s High precision phono pre-amps for bass power and crystal clean sound s Ultra-musical 3-band EQ with Kill switches for each band gives you all the creative power s Ultra-low noise design comparable to studio grade consoles s Replaceable and ultra-high quality crossfader guarantees 100.000 lifecycles s Large Punch buttons at the crossfader –...
  • Page 6 Because we know that your success is our success, too! I would like to thank all people whose help on “Project DX500“ has made it all possible. Everybody has made very personal contributions, starting from the designers of the unit via the many staff members in our company to you, the user of BEHRINGER products.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    1. THE MANUAL ... 8 2. PRO MIXER OVERVIEW ...8 2.1 Highly accurate MAIN and PFL VU bargraph meters ... 8 2.2 How will YOU use YOUR DX500? ... 9 2.3 PSU (Power Supply Unit) ... 9 2.4 Warranty ... 9 2.5 Packing ...
  • Page 8: The Manual

    DX500. This info is included for the benefit of sound engineers, not DJ’s! The manual is also crammed full of creative ideas on how to play your DX500 to full advantage. Try to read it from cover to cover at least once.
  • Page 9: How Will You Use Your Dx500

    2.2 How will YOU use YOUR DX500? Your DX500 is a creative instrument. Learn to play it well. If possible, experiment with it “off-line” – before you use it in earnest in a club or studio. It offers you many creative music mixing possibilities, with its ultra DJ-friendly control surface.
  • Page 10: Input Selection

    3.1 Input selection Inputs are on the DX500’s back panel. Your input source is selectable between a pair of stereo inputs by the toggle switches immediately above the channel fader which of channels 1 through 3 you are looking at. The mixer is set up as follows: Channel If MIC is selected the signal is fed equally into both sides of the stereo channel i.e.
  • Page 11: Equalizer

    This is the first time we have come across any really BIG buttons on the DX500. At this point it’s worth pointing out that all the smaller switches on your DX500 are latching. This means they stay down until you hit them again.
  • Page 12: Effects Loop

    Between faders 2 and 3 lies the EFFECT button flow between the main mix and MAIN OUT / ZONE OUT. You can send the output of the DX500 to an external signal processing device by using the EFFECT IN/OUT SEND EFFECT IN/OUT RETURN .
  • Page 13: Headphones - Read Carefully

    5.2 Headphones – read carefully! The PHONES section lies to the far right hand side of the DX500, below the MAIN and ZONE OUT controls. PHONES controls headphones output level and the PHONES jack Right, that’s the easy bit explained. Now pay attention. BALANCE mix signals.
  • Page 14: Connections

    = ground/screen). If your power amplifier is equipped with professional XLR inputs use the balanced XLR outputs of the DX500 for optimal performance. Buy them either custom built of wire them as follows: The Microphone jack input can be used either balanced or unbalanced as shown.
  • Page 15: Glossary

    Unbalanced use of mono 1/4" jack plugs Tip = Signal Sleeve = Ground / Shield Sleeve Strain relief clamp Most headphones come with their cable and plug already assembled but if you have to do it yourself sometime this is how. It is also possible in a crisis situation to tap this signal for use as a (parallel) feed for a line level device.
  • Page 16 Compressor device or program for limiting dynamic range (increasing energy) Cross fader fades in one music track while simultaneously fading out another headphone feed Cueing getting music ready to come in at pre-arranged point Cut Switch silences audio dB (decibel) a unit of measurement, ratio of two voltages (dB = 20 log (V1/V2)), (dBu = voltage ratio relative to 0.775 V RMS) DI (Direct Injection) connecting an electric instrument directly to the console via a DI-Box, converting the high level unbalanced...
  • Page 17 Mixing seguing music to form continuous flow Mute (to engage) button for signal muting Mute Switch (see Cut Switch) Noise Gate device or program for auto-muting Normal connect an output to an input via breakable link Outgoing (mix) track music currently playing Parametric EQ EQ whose frequency can be swept e.g.
  • Page 18 Transient a transitory (extreme) rise in signal level Trimpot variable gain potentiometer Varispeed control for varying playback speed Wet signal mix signal with effects added 8. GLOSSARY...
  • Page 19: Specifications

    Net weight (without PSU) BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain 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 appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.
  • Page 20: Warranty

    5. Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized personnel (user included) will void the warranty. 6. If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that the defect in question is not covered by the warranty, the inspection costs are payable by the customer.
  • Page 21 DX500 REAR PANEL...
  • Page 22 DX500 FRONT PANEL...

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