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Old 10-26-2018, 03:41 PM
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it was about 300.00 but now its going up
Yeah, get at least 8-10 XLR's. Doing that will save you money in the long run. Look for used deals too. I bought my first Zed 10FX for $150 on this forum.

I got the Zed60 14FX brand new for a steal on some closeout deal.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:43 PM
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it was about 300.00 but now its going up
I'd jump on this! Zed60 14FX $400 There's one for $367 on Reverb with free shipping!

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...XCIDrgQxBUIkAM

Another for $399 free shipping and no tax!

https://www.prosoundgear.com/shop/re...xoCvBUQAvD_BwE
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Upon further review:

At around the same price, if I was looking, I'd get the Soundcraft EFX8.

Mainly because of mute buttons, channel inserts, and faders. It's a gamble on wether the Lexicon effects are better, but I highly doubt that they're worse. The form factor is smaller, and it seems that the EQ's and pre's are on par with the Allen & Heath mixers.
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I use a Behringer Xenyx 1002B to augment the input channels on my Elite Acoustics D6-8 on those rare occasions where the 4 mono channels (and one stereo channel) arenít enough. I go into the D6-8 stereo channel and use the reverb there since the 1002B doesnít have its own reverb.

Advantages of the 1002b is that it is inexpensive, battery powered, well built and it sounds great in spite of the sub $100 price. If I put the D6-8 in mono mode I can use the two stereo 1002b channels to handle four mono inputs.


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Old 10-27-2018, 09:17 PM
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If battery power isnít important to you, the Behringer Xenyx 1202FX has effects and enough channels for $100.

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Old 10-28-2018, 06:59 AM
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On the 1202FX above, what would be considered a "Monitor out" ?

The Control Room?
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On the 1202FX above, what would be considered a "Monitor out" ?

The Control Room?


Probably monitor mix.

Nice price, but I definitely need mid sweeps.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:28 PM
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On the 1202FX above, what would be considered a "Monitor out" ?

The Control Room?

It appears there is no aux or monitor out, & no mid sweeps. Deal breaker.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:10 AM
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It appears there is no aux or monitor out, & no mid sweeps. Deal breaker.
The monitor out is critical, what's a control room ?
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:30 AM
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Control Room is usually a monitor out, so you can send the signal to the desk.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:32 AM
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I have the basically identical, at least as far as layout, Soundcraft 124FX. In the location where Behringer says Control Room, Soundcraft says Monitor. The monitor/control room outs have independent volume. I have used that Soundcraft 124FX daily for almost 10 years in the rehearsal room for individual and band rehearsals. I leave it on for weeks at a time and almost never turn it off . It has been solid. Maybe a little noisy at extreme gain settings but not tragic. Can't say for sure the Behringer is the same unit but it is identical in layout and has the same 15 volt 3 pin 2 buss power supply.

I can second the Soundcraft EFX8 recommended earlier. True 8 XLR input channels, decent features, ins and outs, and price and it sounds good too. This is my standard gig board for many years and another solid performer. It gets plugged, unplugged and toted around every gig and everything still works as new. Another unmentioned feature is the size. You'll be hard pressed to find an 8XLR in mixer with channel faders that is more compact. The faders are shorter throw but they function about the same as standard longer throw faders. And it is better to have an extra input or two or three.

If things get really serious, I drag out my 16X2 Mixwiz but that almost never happens these days. I am convinced the Soundcraft and A&H units are some of the best at sounding good. Balanced, very natural, warm and unhyped.

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Control Room is usually a monitor out, so you can send the signal to the desk.


Yes, but it appears that you can’t do a separate mix for the monitor, which is kind of the whole point of having a monitor in my opinion. Control room must just send the main left and right signals to another destination.

I could be wrong, but that’s what I’m seeing in the picture.

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Old 10-30-2018, 01:59 PM
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Hey Kid- you may be correct, but I think his question is whether it was a monitor out, not whether you could do a separate mix. You would have more experience with this mixer than me and if so I would defer to you, but I think he only needs a monitor send. Control Room is just another form of monitor out, at least on other mixers I have had.
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Hey Kid- you may be correct, but I think his question is whether it was a monitor out, not whether you could do a separate mix. You would have more experience with this mixer than me and if so I would defer to you, but I think he only needs a monitor send. Control Room is just another form of monitor out, at least on other mixers I have had.
I guess so, but for me personally, having the main mix in my monitor is not something I'd want which would make that feature pretty much useless to me.

Daisy chaining off the mains would accomplish the same thing. If the OP is cool with it, then he's all set.
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