Behringer Xenyx 502 Owner's Manual

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XENYX 1202/1002/802/502 User Manual
1.3.3  Online Registration
Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase 
by visiting and read the terms and conditions of our 
warranty carefully. 
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, it is our intention to have it 
repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty service, please contact 
the BEHRINGER retailer from whom the equipment was purchased. Should your 
BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact 
one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in the 
original equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European Contact 
Information). Should your country not be listed, please contact the distributor 
nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our website 
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair 
claims more quickly and efficiently. 
Thank you for your cooperation! 
2.  Control Elements and Connectors
This chapter describes the various control elements of your mixing console. 
All controls, switches and connectors will be discussed in detail.
2.1  Mono channels
2.1.1  Microphone and line inputs
Fig. 2.1: Connectors and controls of mic/line inputs
Each mono input channel offers a balanced microphone input via the XLR 
connector and also features switchable +48 V phantom power supply for 
condenser microphones. The XENYX preamps provide undistorted and noise-free 
gain as is typically known only from costly outboard preamps.
Please mute your playback system before you activate the phantom 
power supply to prevent switch-on thumps being directed to your 
loudspeakers. Please also note the instructions in chapter 2.3.5 
“Phantom power and LED displays”.
Each mono input also features a balanced line input on a ¼" connector. 
Unbalanced devices (mono jacks) can also be connected to these inputs.
Please remember that you can only use either the microphone 
or the line input of a channel at any one time. You can never use 
both simultaneously!
Use the GAIN control to adjust the input gain. This control should always be 
turned fully counterclockwise whenever you connect or disconnect a signal 
source to one of the inputs.
2.1.2  Equalizer
All mono input channels include a 3-band equalizer, except for the 502, which is 
equipped with a 2-band EQ. All bands provide boost or cut of up to 15 dB. In the 
central position, the equalizer is inactive.
The circuitry of the British EQs is based on the technology used in the best-known 
top-of-the-line consoles and providing a warm sound without any unwanted 
side effects. The result are extremely musical equalizers which, unlike simple 
equalizers, cause no side effects such as phase shifting or bandwidth limitation, 
even with extreme gain settings of ±15 dB.
Fig. 2.2: The equalizer of the mono input channels
The upper (HIGH) and the lower band (LOW) are shelving filters that increase 
or decrease all frequencies above or below their cut-off frequency. The cut-off 
frequencies of the upper and lower band are 12 kHz and 80 Hz respectively. 
The mid band (1202/1002/802) is configured as a peak filter with a center 
frequency of 2.5 kHz.
In addition, the mono channels (1202 and 1002) are equipped with a steep 
LOW CUT filter (slope at 18 dB/oct., -3 dB at 75 Hz) designed to eliminate 
unwanted low-frequency signal components.