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Will this/is this a good mixer to control studio monitors? Monitor Controllers
Old 14th September 2011
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Will this/is this a good mixer to control studio monitors?

Is this a good piece of hardware to give me a gain knob on a pair of rokit rp6's?

Will this/is this a good mixer to control studio monitors?Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium Mixer 8-Input 2-Bus - 802 | eBay

I would like to purchase something for under $75. Thanks you.
Old 14th September 2011
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It will work yes.
Old 15th September 2011
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I like that wording, yes it will work fine.
Old 15th September 2011
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Excellent
Old 15th September 2011
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Is that the only use you'd need for thar mixer? 'Cos there certainly are better options for less moneys.
Old 15th September 2011
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Is that the only use you'd need for thar mixer? 'Cos there certainly are better options for less moneys.
Yes pretty much. I may play around and hook up an ipod or equivalent. for the most part it would be just for the rokits. What do you suggest?
Old 16th September 2011
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Well, that changes things completely if you really need to hook an iPod or similar.

I would suggest a passive volume knob, like the TC Level Pilot, SM Patch line of products, and several others, do a quick search. Completely IGNORE the Mackie Big Knob or any other active volume controller.

These go for as little as 30 bucks, usual suspects from 80 to 300, up to the several thousand dollars (packed with features) - but to conserve audio fidelity I would go for a good and simple passive volume controller. Have a look around, some may have multiple inputs so you can hook up several sources at once and switch between them.

Having said that, probably you're at a point where an ultra clean signal path may not be the most uselful thing for you. Not to sound disrespectful, but if you're having this dubt and thinking "little behringer mixer?", I suspect your monitoring environment will not be at least close enough to take advantage of an ultra clean and uncolored monitoring path.

Did a quick search for ya, this is probably the cheapest thing to fit your bill !!

SM PRO AUDIO NANO PATCH PLUS SILVER - Thomann Cyberstore

And I'd date this over the Berhingaarrrrr any day of the week

But search for yourself, you might find something that fits you better!
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