Behringer 1002 User Manual
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XENYX 502/802/1002/1202 User Manual

Important Safety Instructions


Terminals marked with this symbol carry electrical current of sufficient magnitude to constitute risk of electric shock. Use only high-qualitycommercially-availablespeaker cables with ¼" TS plugspre-installed.All other installation or modification should be performed only by qualified personnel.


This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.


This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature. Please read the manual.


To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the top cover (or the rear section). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.


To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing liquids and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.


These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions. Repairs have to be performed by qualified service personnel.

[1] Read these instructions.

[2] Keep these instructions.

[3] Heed all warnings.

[4] Follow all instructions.

[5] Do not use this apparatus near water.

[6] Clean only with dry cloth.

[7] Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

[8] Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

[9] Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. Agrounding-typeplug has two blades and

a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

{10} Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

{11} Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

{12} Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury fromtip-over.

{13} Unplug this apparatus during lightning

storms or when unused for long periods of time.

{14} Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

{15} The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.

{16} Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

XENYX 502/802/1002/1202 User Manual

1. Introduction

XENYX Mic Preamps

The microphone channels feature high-endXENYX Mic Preamps that compare well with costly outboard preamps in terms of sound quality and dynamics and boast the following features:

130 dB dynamic range for an incredible amount of headroom

A bandwidth ranging from below 10 Hz to over 200 kHz forcrystal-clearreproduction of even the finest nuances

The extremelylow-noiseanddistortion-freecircuitry guarantees absolutely natural and transparent signal reproduction

They are perfectly matched to every conceivable microphone with up to 60 dB gain and +48 volt phantom power supply

They enable you to use the greatly extended dynamic range of your24-bit/192-kHzHD recorder to the full, thereby maintaining optimal audio quality

“British EQ”

The equalizers used for the XENYX Series are based on the legendary circuitry of top-notchconsoles made in

Britain, which are renowned throughout the world for their incredibly warm and musical sound character. Even with extreme gain settings these equalizers ensure outstanding audio properties.


We should like to draw your attention to the fact that extreme volumes may damage your hearing and/ or your headphones or loudspeakers. Turn the MAIN MIX control and PHONES control in the main section

fully counter-clockwisebefore you switch on the unit. Always be careful to setappropriate volume levels.

Important notes concerning installation

The sound quality may diminish within the range of powerful broadcasting stations and high-frequencysources. Increase the distance between the transmitter and the device and use shielded cables for all connections.

1.1 General mixing console functions

A mixing console fulfils three main functions:

Signal processing: Preamplification, level adjustment, mixing of effects, frequency equalization.

Signal distribution: Summing of signals to the aux sends for effects processing and monitor mix,

distribution to one or several recording tracks, power amp(s), control room and 2-trackoutputs.


Mix: Setting the volume level, frequency distribution and positioning of the individual signals in the stereo field, level control of the total mix to match the recording devices/crossover/power amplifier(s). All other mixer functions can be included in this main function.

The interface of BEHRINGER mixing consoles is optimized for these tasks enabling you to easily keep track of the signal path.

1.2 The user’s manual

The user’s manual is designed to give you both an overview of the controls, as well as detailed information on how to use them. In order to help you understand the links between the controls, we have arranged them in groups according to their function. The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter show the controls described in each respective chapter.

The block diagram supplied with the mixing console gives you an overview of the connections between the inputs and outputs, as well as the associated switches and controls.

For the moment, just try and trace the signal path from the microphone input to the FX send connector. Don’t be put off by the huge range of possibilities; it’s easier than you think! If you look at the overview of the controls at the same time, you’ll be able to quickly familiarize yourself with your mixing console and you’ll soon be making the most of all its many possibilities.

If you need to know more about specific issues, please visit our website at, where you’ll find explanations of (for example) effects and dynamics applications.

1.3 Before you get started

1.3.1 Shipment

Your mixing console was carefully packed in the factory to guarantee safe transport. Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully examine the packaging and its contents for any signs of physical damage, which may have occurred during transit.

If the unit is damaged, please do NOT return it to us, but notify your dealer and the shipping company immediately, otherwise claims for damage or replacement may not be granted.

1.3.2 Initial operation

Be sure that there is enough space around the unit for cooling purposes and to avoid over-heatingplease do not place your mixing console onhigh-temperaturedevices such as radiators or power amps. The console is connected to the mains via the supplied cable. The console meets the required safety standards. Blown fuses must only be replaced by fuses of the same type and rating.

Never connect the XENYX to the power supply unit when the latter is connected to the mains! First connect the power supply unit to the console, then connect the power supply unit to the mains.