Behringer Eurodesk MX9000 Mixing Console
The Behringer MX9000 Eurodesk Mixing Console features transparent audio and exceptional flexibility that truly set it apart in all kinds of recording situations.
This quiet, versatile 8-bus console features a built-in meter bridge; 24 dual-input channels in a super efficient, in-line console design, all with dedicated EQ, mute, pan, level controls; and more. The MX9000 also includes wide ranging, musical 4-band EQ with both low and high mids sweepable from (50hz-20k).
Maximum mixing flexibility is provided by features like 8 assingable subgroups, 6 Aux sends switchable pre/post and A/B channels, 6 stereo effects returns with extensive routing capabilities, Solo and PFL plus comprehensive monitoring and talkback options including two separate headphone mixers.
Unique to mixers in this price range, the MX9000 features 24 balanced tape inputs and outputs (all switchable from +4dB to -10dB), and a separate MIX B section on each channel for use as tape returns or any line level source, keyboards, etc. Each MIX B section has its own volume, balance and dedicated 2-band EQ (no need to steal the EQ from the channel input).
The MX9000 features the highest quality mic preamps, (with 48V phantom power), 100mm sealed Panasonic faders, a built-in talkback mic, gold-plated XLRs and rugged TRS line connectors and ten 12-segment bargraph LED meters with peak/hold capability. The console's massive 400-watt external power supply ensures low noise and superior response.
Behringer MX9000 Eurodesk Features
Completely ingenious - ingeniously complete
- Total inline channels: 24
- Subgroups: 8
- Mono inputs: 48
- Additional stereo inputs: 2
- Microphone preamps: 24
- EQ (channel): 4-band: High, Low, 2 x semi-parametric Mid
- EQ (MIX B): 2-band
- Aux Sends: 6
- Stereo aux returns: 6
- Direct outs: 24
- Channel inserts: 24
- Talkback mic: internal
- Phantom power: +48 V
- Width: 36-13/16 inches (935 mm)
- Depth: 29-5/16 inches (745 mm)
- Height front: 2-27/32 inches (72 mm)
- Height rear: 8-11/16 inches (220 mm)
- Weight: 67.3 lbs (30 kg)
- Power supply (external): 400 Watts
- Power supply width: 19 inches
- Power supply depth: 11-3/32 inches (282 mm)
- Power supply height: 3-15/16 inches (100 mm)
- Power supply weight: 18.3 lbs (8.3 kg)
- Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
All aspects of your music production flow together in the console. That's why it has to be dependable, flexible and noise-free on the one hand and affordable on the other. You want to connect as many signal sources as possible, so you need flexible routing. You want a generously outfitted talkback section for communication with the artists. At mixdown, you want to hook up several headphones, feed lots of effect units, monitor all signal levels and insert compressors, noise gates and other outboard gear to process individual signals and the stereo sum. We built the Eurodesk to offer transparent, musical audio quality, which preserves the soul of your music, and to capture and reproduce the magical moments of your performances.
The ultra-low noise, acoustically transparent console from BEHRINGER
BEHRINGER uses extremely low-impedance circuitry and 4580 operational amplifiers. So you hear music – not noise. They recommend that you compare the Eurodesk to any other console on the market and let your ear – plus, if you like, your testing equipment – decide.
Quality and inspiration
The inspiration you need to create a first-class mix can only come if you're using the right tools. It was inspiration that moved BEHRINGER to build the best BEHRINGER console. Inspiration from you – the user and most important part of the BEHRINGER team. Ideas from numerous friends as well as several of the world's top engineers went into the design of the Eurodesk MX9000.
What quality means to BEHRINGER
They prefer facts to fancy words: fiberglass circuit boards, high-quality encapsulated potentiometers, gold-plated connectors, logarithmic Panasonic faders, selected components and a solid steel chassis. They give you state-of-the-art technology that you appreciate. It's no coincidence that BEHRINGER – with your help – has become one of the leading companies in the audio industry.
How would you quality control your own console?
A console contains hundreds of controls, numerous connectors and a multitude of routing possibilities. If you had the chance to choose a console from a production run, you'd probably spend a lot of time checking every switch, button and fader. BEHRINGER puts each Eurodesk through a two-hour automated test procedure before it's OK'd for shipping. All signal paths and functions are tested with a precision audio testing system. This control phase guarantees top quality. You can fully concentrate on your work – around the clock – and rely on your Eurodesk MX9000.
Why BEHRINGER's microphone preamps can't be heard
Each channel in the Eurodesk features a microphone preamp based on conjugate-pair high-current transistors. This gives you entirely natural sound with almost immeasurable distortion and massive headroom. What comes in comes out – amplified, but not colored. The gold-plated XLR input connectors can also carry +48 V phantom power – naturally switchable – to your valuable condenser microphones.
The MIC/LINE switch allows you to choose between the balanced microphone input and the balanced line input. Each channel is additionally fitted with a third input: the MIX B or TAPE RETURN input. Although originally for multi-track tape return signals, this input can also be used for line-level signals, like MIDI keyboards, samplers or drum machines during mixdown. The FLIP button routes the MIX B input to the main channel strip and the MIC/LINE input to the MIX B channel strip.
The ultra-musical equalizer
The 4-band constant-Q equalizer is permanently assigned to the main channel strip. Each band is capable of a generous 15 dB of boost or attenuation. Two semi-parametric bands give you extreme flexibility between 50 Hz and 20 kHz. Two shelving EQ's at 80 Hz and 12 kHz, respectively, allow gentle frequency shaping for warm lows and crisp, clear highs. Each channel strip also features a switchable low cut filter for removal of low-frequency noises. The entire EQ is switchable, making A/B comparisons a piece of cake.
Flexible auxiliary paths: anything is possible
The auxiliary sends are switchable to pre- and post-fader operation in pairs, allowing you to create a fader-independent, multi-channel monitor or headphone mix or feed effect devices with a post-fader signal. The MIX B channels can also access auxiliary sends 3 to 6 via the source button.
MIX B: a console in the console
Each of the MX9000's MIX B channels sports a dedicated EQ with two shelving filters at 80 Hz and 12 kHz respectively. Each band allows 15 dB of boost or attenuation. This enables you to use the MIX B channels as additional line inputs and still have equalization. In addition, each B channel features its own PAN/LEVEL pot and – very important – a MUTE button. The latter especially improves the flexibility and functionality of the MIX B section.
An additional advantage is the source switching ability. Activating the MIX B SOURCE button routes the main channel signal pre-fader to the MIX B inputs. This gives you an additional stereo monitor path. All MIX B channels are routed to a separate stereo bus – the MIX B bus – with a dedicated level control and output. This allows you to use the MIX B section as a completely independent 24/2 console. Last but not least, the MIX B TO MAIN button routes the MIX B sum to the main mix.
Fully outfitted channel strip
Especially at mixdown, you'll appreciate the way you can control levels with the logarithmic, super-smooth 100-mm faders. Quickly cutting a channel with the MUTE button or pre-fader monitoring a signal with the solo button allows you to work effectively. The PAN pot ensures accurate signal positioning in the stereo image. Signal presence LED's give you instant information as to whether a signal is present or overloading the channel. The integrated meter bridge can be switched between main channel and MIX B inputs; its multi-segment LED displays react quickly to peaks in the program material and are frequency-independent. The Eurodesk keeps you constantly in the picture as to the status of all signals.
Eurodesk MX9000: completely ingenious - ingeniously complete!