need a headphone amp - update to the update

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by nick amoroso, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. nick amoroso

    nick amoroso Guest

    hey all,

    hope all has been well here; i've been gigging and recording almost every
    single day this past week, so i've been absent. noticably, hopefully. :)

    so, i got the behringer mx802a board today, and get this: an instruction
    manual in every language EXCEPT english!

    so, the baptism by fire begins. :)

    peace,
    :nick amoroso:
    professional drums and instruction
    proud endorser of silver fox drumsticks
    -----
    "punching stuff rules" ~ dan radin
    "click click bloody click pancakes!" ~ stewie
  2. joem

    joem Guest

    nick amoroso wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > so, i got the behringer mx802a board today, and get this: an instruction
    > manual in every language EXCEPT english!


    I've got the 16 channel behringer board from the same series and love it;
    total value for the money.

    try http://www.behringer-download.de/MX802A/MX802A_ENG_Rev_F.zip
    or http://www.behringer-download.de/MX802A/MX802A_ENG_Rev_F.pdf
    for your manual (in english).

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress
  3. f-mo.

    f-mo. Guest

    "joem" <jmelnyk@REMOVE_THIS_PARTcs.kent.edu> wrote in message
    news:slrnbjlsdv.cl4.jmelnyk@localhost.localdomain...
    > nick amoroso wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > > so, i got the behringer mx802a board today, and get this: an

    instruction
    > > manual in every language EXCEPT english!

    >
    > I've got the 16 channel behringer board from the same series and love it;
    > total value for the money.


    I have to agree -- I used to be a total Behringer-phobe, but I needed a
    cheap headphone amp so I just got a HA4700 4-channel for my studio. I am
    very, VERY pleasantly surprised by this thing!

    The aux insert on each channel totally kicks ass, and the sound quality is
    great.

    And the PRICE! DAMN!!!

    This has me thinking much more seriously about Behringer stuff. For those
    of you home studio guys (or gals) here, this is the next thing I'm VERY
    eagerly anticipating:

    http://www.behringer.com/02_products/prodindex.cfm?id=ADA8000&lang=eng

    An 8 channel A/D and D/A mic pre with ADAT interface for $250??? Holy
    Sh!t!!! The closest thing I know of to this now is a Presonus or a
    Focusrite for about seven bills!

    --Jim.
  4. Michael Fell

    Michael Fell Guest

    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 23:10:17 -0400, "f-mo." <jim@drumart.com> wrote:

    >"joem" <jmelnyk@REMOVE_THIS_PARTcs.kent.edu> wrote in message
    >news:slrnbjlsdv.cl4.jmelnyk@localhost.localdomain...
    >> nick amoroso wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    >> > so, i got the behringer mx802a board today, and get this: an

    >instruction
    >> > manual in every language EXCEPT english!

    >>
    >> I've got the 16 channel behringer board from the same series and love it;
    >> total value for the money.

    >
    >I have to agree -- I used to be a total Behringer-phobe, but I needed a
    >cheap headphone amp so I just got a HA4700 4-channel for my studio. I am
    >very, VERY pleasantly surprised by this thing!
    >
    >The aux insert on each channel totally kicks ass, and the sound quality is
    >great.
    >
    >And the PRICE! DAMN!!!
    >
    >This has me thinking much more seriously about Behringer stuff. For those
    >of you home studio guys (or gals) here, this is the next thing I'm VERY
    >eagerly anticipating:
    >
    >http://www.behringer.com/02_products/prodindex.cfm?id=ADA8000&lang=eng
    >
    >An 8 channel A/D and D/A mic pre with ADAT interface for $250??? Holy
    >Sh!t!!! The closest thing I know of to this now is a Presonus or a
    >Focusrite for about seven bills!
    >
    >--Jim.


    You get what you pay for with this Behringer stuff. I went with an
    Allen and Heath mixer. Great sound and a reliable power supply.

    Mike
    >
  5. Hi Nick,

    Here's another link for an English manual...

    http://www.americanmusical.com/manuals/behringer/mx802a_manual.pdf

    Best wishes,

    Adrian Mongeli
    http://www.digicodesys.com/drumpage




    "nick amoroso" <soulbelly@aol.comICAL> wrote in message
    news:20030813211514.20113.00002252@mb-m29.aol.com...
    > hey all,
    >
    > hope all has been well here; i've been gigging and recording almost every
    > single day this past week, so i've been absent. noticably, hopefully.

    :)
    >
    > so, i got the behringer mx802a board today, and get this: an instruction
    > manual in every language EXCEPT english!
    >
    > so, the baptism by fire begins. :)
    >
    > peace,
    > :nick amoroso:
    > professional drums and instruction
    > proud endorser of silver fox drumsticks
    > -----
    > "punching stuff rules" ~ dan radin
    > "click click bloody click pancakes!" ~ stewie
  6. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "f-mo." <jim@drumart.com> wrote in message
    news:6yednYOtCZsxYKeiXTWJhg@giganews.com...

    >
    > I have to agree -- I used to be a total Behringer-phobe, but I needed a
    > cheap headphone amp so I just got a HA4700 4-channel for my studio. I am
    > very, VERY pleasantly surprised by this thing!


    I'm leaning towards the HA8000 with 8 channels, but both the 4700 and 8000
    have their uses, and they are quite reasonable.
    >
    > The aux insert on each channel totally kicks ass, and the sound quality is
    > great.
    >
    > And the PRICE! DAMN!!!
    >
    > This has me thinking much more seriously about Behringer stuff. For those
    > of you home studio guys (or gals) here, this is the next thing I'm VERY
    > eagerly anticipating:
    >
    > http://www.behringer.com/02_products/prodindex.cfm?id=ADA8000&lang=eng
    >
    > An 8 channel A/D and D/A mic pre with ADAT interface for $250??? Holy
    > Sh!t!!! The closest thing I know of to this now is a Presonus or a
    > Focusrite for about seven bills!
    >

    Other good for the money B-gear: the comps are much better than the Alesis,a
    nd the multigate isn't bad either. The digital mixer is down to a grand, and
    that's pretty sweet. The little bass amps are a definite bargain and the PA
    power amps, and powered PA for that matter, are good deals.

    For bottom feeders like myself, Behringeroffers lots of choices. And since I
    still get deals at my local shop, it's even a better deal.

    Glenn D.
  7. Frisco

    Frisco Guest

    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 22:33:45 -0500, Michael Fell <mfell2112@yahoo.com>
    wrote:
    >>An 8 channel A/D and D/A mic pre with ADAT interface for $250??? Holy
    >>Sh!t!!! The closest thing I know of to this now is a Presonus or a
    >>Focusrite for about seven bills!
    >>
    >>--Jim.

    >
    >You get what you pay for with this Behringer stuff. I went with an
    >Allen and Heath mixer. Great sound and a reliable power supply.
    >
    >Mike
    >>


    I think the new Behringer stuff is a lot better than their original
    lines and will surprise you with their quality and reliablility, Mike.
    I'm looking at the A&H stuff, too, tho. What model did you get? I
    was looking and the MixW 16:2, I love seeing direct outs and inserts
    on every channel but there's no groups. Us drummers need groups on a
    mixer, damnit! ;-)

    Paul
  8. joem

    joem Guest

    Michael Fell wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > You get what you pay for with this Behringer stuff.


    no, you get *much more* than you pay for; both in features and quality.

    > I went with an
    > Allen and Heath mixer. Great sound and a reliable power supply.


    bah! if you're looking for top-o-the-line studio quality mixer then sure,
    go with A&H. otherwise, I think that's a waste of plenty of money that
    could have been used on other stuff.

    I mean, it's like buying a $75 monster cable to attach your headphones to
    your walkman! :)

    just my $.02

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress
  9. Michael Fell

    Michael Fell Guest

    On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:01:38 GMT, Frisco <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote:

    >On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 22:33:45 -0500, Michael Fell <mfell2112@yahoo.com>
    >wrote:
    >>>An 8 channel A/D and D/A mic pre with ADAT interface for $250??? Holy
    >>>Sh!t!!! The closest thing I know of to this now is a Presonus or a
    >>>Focusrite for about seven bills!
    >>>
    >>>--Jim.

    >>
    >>You get what you pay for with this Behringer stuff. I went with an
    >>Allen and Heath mixer. Great sound and a reliable power supply.
    >>
    >>Mike
    >>>

    >
    >I think the new Behringer stuff is a lot better than their original
    >lines and will surprise you with their quality and reliablility, Mike.
    >I'm looking at the A&H stuff, too, tho. What model did you get? I
    >was looking and the MixW 16:2,


    That's the one. Very nice and quiet board. I was leaning on getting
    a Behringer but, at the time they had issues. Perhaps they have been
    ironed out by now. You do seem to get a lot of features with the
    Behringer stuff especially for the price. I always wondered where
    they were cutting corners.


    > I love seeing direct outs and inserts
    >on every channel but there's no groups.


    The GL 2200 has them but, I can imagine it is expensive.

    >Us drummers need groups on a
    >mixer, damnit! ;-)


    Yes we do.



    Mike
  10. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Frisco" <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote in message
    news:bgjnjv0mfn3jivrqivnkgij35akna9nbjq@4ax.com...

    > I think the new Behringer stuff is a lot better than their original
    > lines and will surprise you with their quality and reliablility, Mike.
    > I'm looking at the A&H stuff, too, tho. What model did you get? I
    > was looking and the MixW 16:2, I love seeing direct outs and inserts
    > on every channel but there's no groups. Us drummers need groups on a
    > mixer, damnit! ;-)
    >

    The A&H has 6 auxes; two pre, two post and two switchable for monitor mixes.
    What would you use groups for? A similar priced mixer that has groups is the
    Soundcraft FX-16.

    Glenn D.
  11. Frisco

    Frisco Guest

    I did see the 6 auxes, but with two outboard effects, two monitor
    mixes, that really only leaves me one stereo group or two mono's
    (depending on whether I'm live (mono) or recording (stereo)).

    I like to group the toms to L/R and the Overheads+cymbals to a
    seperate L/R when I record in my home "studio". It's also nice to
    group a horn section and vocal harmonies so I can adjust without
    losing my "mix".

    Does anyone have any recommended sources for either mixer? This is
    starting to be off-topic a little, so I may take it over to the sound
    groups...

    Paul

    On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 01:55:02 GMT, "Glenn Dowdy"
    <glenn.dowdy@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

    >
    >"Frisco" <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote in message
    >news:bgjnjv0mfn3jivrqivnkgij35akna9nbjq@4ax.com...
    >
    >> I think the new Behringer stuff is a lot better than their original
    >> lines and will surprise you with their quality and reliablility, Mike.
    >> I'm looking at the A&H stuff, too, tho. What model did you get? I
    >> was looking and the MixW 16:2, I love seeing direct outs and inserts
    >> on every channel but there's no groups. Us drummers need groups on a
    >> mixer, damnit! ;-)
    >>

    >The A&H has 6 auxes; two pre, two post and two switchable for monitor mixes.
    >What would you use groups for? A similar priced mixer that has groups is the
    >Soundcraft FX-16.
    >
    >Glenn D.
    >
  12. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Frisco" <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote in message
    news:c762kv4s22pecelrkgqfvda5773tdjcid4@4ax.com...
    > I did see the 6 auxes, but with two outboard effects, two monitor
    > mixes, that really only leaves me one stereo group or two mono's
    > (depending on whether I'm live (mono) or recording (stereo)).


    The FX-16 has two groups but only 4 auxes.
    >
    > I like to group the toms to L/R and the Overheads+cymbals to a
    > seperate L/R when I record in my home "studio". It's also nice to
    > group a horn section and vocal harmonies so I can adjust without
    > losing my "mix".
    >

    What is your recording set-up? How many ins do you have?

    > Does anyone have any recommended sources for either mixer? This is
    > starting to be off-topic a little, so I may take it over to the sound
    > groups...
    >

    I'll meet you there. ;)

    I looked at both these mixers and the best prices I found were at
    www.fullcompass.com. You might want to look at the Soundcraft Spirit
    LX-7-16. It's closer to $1300, but it looks like it will take care of your
    needs.

    A used Yamaha 01-V with an extra output card may fit the bill, too.

    Glenn D.
  13. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:qh90b.2605$ta2.1438@news.cpqcorp.net...
    >
    >
    > I looked at both these mixers and the best prices I found were at
    > www.fullcompass.com. You might want to look at the Soundcraft Spirit
    > LX-7-16. It's closer to $1300, but it looks like it will take care of your
    > needs.
    >

    Another option would be the MixWizard 14:4:2. It has six auxes, four groups
    and both stereo and mono main outs with inserts on all groups and the stereo
    mains. It only has 10 mono xlr ins, though.

    Glenn D.
  14. Frisco

    Frisco Guest

    On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 18:54:14 GMT, "Glenn Dowdy"
    <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote:

    >
    >"Frisco" <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote in message
    >news:c762kv4s22pecelrkgqfvda5773tdjcid4@4ax.com...
    >>

    >What is your recording set-up? How many ins do you have?
    >


    I currently use a Mackie 1604 VLZ-Pro (16 XLR pre's) going into a
    Fostex 16-track VF16 hard-disk recorder. I use the 1604 for both
    recording and live. If I do get a new mixer (A&H, etc) I'd use it
    for recording and only use my 1604 on the road. I really want to
    upgrade my pre's for recording, since the Mackie pre's are less than
    wonderful.

    I'll probably also go used, since my budget is just "hobby-level".
    But I won't be selling any drumsets to get this - the wife is just
    going to have to understand that the toy-pile is going to have to grow
    sometimes. ;-)

    >> Does anyone have any recommended sources for either mixer? This is
    >> starting to be off-topic a little, so I may take it over to the sound
    >> groups...
    >>

    >I'll meet you there. ;)
    >
    >I looked at both these mixers and the best prices I found were at
    >www.fullcompass.com. You might want to look at the Soundcraft Spirit
    >LX-7-16. It's closer to $1300, but it looks like it will take care of your
    >needs.
    >
    >A used Yamaha 01-V with an extra output card may fit the bill, too.
    >
    >Glenn D.
    >
    >
  15. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Frisco" <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 18:54:14 GMT, "Glenn Dowdy"
    > <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Frisco" <pfran1@netzero.net> wrote in message
    > >news:c762kv4s22pecelrkgqfvda5773tdjcid4@4ax.com...
    > >>

    > >What is your recording set-up? How many ins do you have?
    > >

    >
    > I currently use a Mackie 1604 VLZ-Pro (16 XLR pre's) going into a
    > Fostex 16-track VF16 hard-disk recorder. I use the 1604 for both
    > recording and live. If I do get a new mixer (A&H, etc) I'd use it
    > for recording and only use my 1604 on the road. I really want to
    > upgrade my pre's for recording, since the Mackie pre's are less than
    > wonderful.


    Hmmm. The mic pres on the Mackie garner at least 'decent' status on the
    audio groups, except when paired with SM-57s and the like. It's the EQ and
    bus summing that no-one likes. If you're using a single mixer for live and
    recording now, why not sell the Mackie and buy one really nice multipurpose
    board and some outboard mic pres? How many mics do you use on drums live? In
    the studio? How many tracks do you record at once?

    >
    > I'll probably also go used, since my budget is just "hobby-level".
    > But I won't be selling any drumsets to get this - the wife is just
    > going to have to understand that the toy-pile is going to have to grow
    > sometimes. ;-)
    >

    Buy this one:
    http://tinyurl.com/keqs

    Or one of these:
    http://tinyurl.com/keqx
    http://tinyurl.com/ker0

    Here's a great price on a Soundcraft LX7, but it's a first time seller:

    http://tinyurl.com/kerg

    The Soundcraft FX16:

    http://tinyurl.com/keri

    Buy! Buy! Buy!

    Glenn D.

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