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Behringer Composer Pro XL MDX2600 Compressor

The revamped Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro XL benefits from their experience and input from musicians & engineers around the world.
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Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro XL

With the original COMPOSER, Behringer set the industry standard. Hundreds of thousands of units have been sold worldwide, making it one of the most successful compressors of all time. Today, the revamped Composer Pro-XL benefits from their experience and input from musicians & engineers around the world. The Composer is a state-of-the-art, 2-channel dynamics processor with auto and manual Compression, Tube simulation for extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry, an Interactive Expander/Gate, a Peak Limiter, an adjustable Voice-adaptive De-esser with male/female voice recognition, a Dynamic Enhancer and relay-controlled hard bypass. It's a powerful tool that lets you precisely control an instrument or a complete mix. Behringer ensures that quality does not take second place to fancy new technology. Ultra low-noise 4580 op amps and state-of-the-art VCAs for more headroom and a crystal-clear signal path as well as high-quality ALPS pots and servo-balanced I/Os with 1/4" TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors complement the new design.

Whether you’re recording, mixing or mastering, the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 gives you total dynamic control. It includes all of the features you would expect from a reference class compressor—plus a voice-adaptive de-esser, a new dynamic enhancer, authentic tube emulation and much more. These are some of the indispensable tools for producing clean, consistent audio with virtually no loss in signal quality.

Behringer MDX2600 Features

  • Switchable IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) program-adaptive compression circuitry combines the advantages of hard-knee and soft-knee characteristics
  • Integrated de-esser with switchable male/female voice recognition removes excessive sibilance from your vocal tracks
  • IGC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks
  • Switchable dynamic enhancer for brilliant, lively audio even with heavy compression
  • IRC (Interactive Ratio Control) expander/gate circuitry for virtually inaudible noise suppression
  • Switchable tube simulation for the extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry
  • Automatically or manually adjustable attack and release times
  • Switchable low contour filter prevents "pumping" due to low-frequency dominated compression
  • Stereo couple function with independent output level settings
  • Switchable side chain input with side chain monitor function
  • Ultra low-noise 4580 operational amplifiers and state-of-the-art THAT® VCA's
  • Separate 12-segment LED meters for input/output levels and gain reduction
  • Dedicated "traffic light" threshold and de-esser level displays
  • High-quality detented ALPS® potentiometers and illuminated switches
  • Servo-balanced inputs and outputs with 1/4" TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors
  • Relay-controlled hard bypass switch with auto bypass function in case of power failure
  • Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system

Product Specifications

Behringer MDX2600 Specifications

    Audio Inputs
  • Type: XLT and 1/4" TRS connectors, HF-shielded, servo-balanced
  • Impedance:
    • +4dBu: 90 kOhms balanced, 45 kOhms unbalanced @ 1kHz
    • -10dBv: 180 kOhms balanced, 90 kOhms unbalanced@ 1kHz
  • Operating Level: +4dBu/-10dBV (switchable)
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu balanced and unbalanced
  • CMRR (typical): 40dB, >60dB @ 1kHz
    Audio Outputs
  • Type: XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors
    Electronically controlled servo-balanced output stage
  • Impedance: 95 Ohms balanced, 50 Ohms unbalanced @ 1kHz
  • Maximum Output Level: +21dBu, +20dBm balanced and unbalanced
    Sidechain Inputs
  • Type: 1/4" TS connector, unbalanced, HL-shielded, DC de-coupled
  • Impedance: 45 kOhms
  • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu
    Sidechain Outputs
  • Type: 1/4" TS connector, unbalanced, HL-shielded, DC de-coupled
  • Impedance: 50 kOhms
  • Maximum Input Level: +21dBu
    System Specifications
  • Bandwidth: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
  • Frequency Range: 0.35Hz to 200kHz, +0/-3dB
  • S/N Ratio: 115dB unweighted, 22Hz - 22kHz
  • THD:
    • 0.008% typical @ +4dBu, 1kHz, gain 1
    • 0.07% typical @ +20dBu, 1kHz, gain 1
  • IMD: 0.01% typical SMPTE
  • Crosstalk: -110dB @ 1kHz
    Expander/Gate Section
  • Type: IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) compressor
  • Threshold: Variable (-40 to +20dB)
  • Ratio: Variable (1:1 to infinity:1)
  • Attack/Release: Variable: (manual or automatic)
  • Auto Characteristic: Wave adaptive compressor
  • Manual Attack Time: Variable (0.3 msec./20dB to 300 msec./20dB)
  • Auto Attack Time: 15 msec. for 10dB, 5 msec. for 20dB, 3 msec. for 30dB typ.
  • Auto Release Time: Program-dependent, typ. 125dB/sec
  • Output: Variable (-20 to +20dB)
    Peak Limiter Section
  • Type: IGC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiter
  • Level: Variable (0dB to OFF (+21dB))
  • Ratio: Infinity:1
  • Level 1 Limiter Type: Clipper
  • Attack: "Zero"
  • Release: "Zero"
  • Level 2 Limiter Type: Program limiter
  • Attack: Program-dependent, typ. <5 msec.
  • Release: Program-dependent, typ. 20dB/sec
    De-Esser Section
  • Type: VAD (Voice-Adaptive De-esser)
  • Filter Frequencies:
    • Female: 8.6kHz
    • Male: 7.5kHz
  • Filter Bandwidth: Program-dependent
  • Level Reduction: Variable, maximum 15dB
    Dynamic Enhancer Section
  • Type: IDE (Interactive Dynamic Enhancer
  • Filter Frequency: 2.5kHz (lower cut-off frequency)
  • Characteristic: High-pass filter (6dB/octave)
  • Boost: Maximum 28dB @ 7.5kHz
    Power Supply
  • Mains Voltage: 120 V ~, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: Maximum 15 Watts
  • Fuse: T 250 mA H
  • Mains Connection: Standard IEC receptacle
    Physical
  • Dimensions (approx): 1-3/4 x 19 x 8-1/2" (44.5 x 482.6 x 217mm)
  • Weight (approx.): 4.62 lbs. (2.1 kg)
  • Shipping Weight (approx): 6.6 lbs (2.2 kg)


  • Behringer makes every effort to ensure the highest standard of quality. Necessary modifications are carried out without notice. Thus, the specifications and design of the device may differ from the information given here.


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Phone:  702-800-8290 Warranty:  1 Year (3 year when you register online at Behringer)
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