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After asking people who know more than I about this business (and that's not hard!), it seems I have a choice between the Behringer DX2000 and this Allen & Heath Mixer: http://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/xb14/

 

I'm concerned that the Allen & Heath mixer is a bit O.T.T. and is comparable to buying a Rolls Royce for driving around my local town centre, on the other hand, I've read several poor reviews of the Behringer DX2000 in terms of its reliability and performance, but is a lot cheaper - the Allen & Heath Mixer is almost £800G.B.P.

 

I'm not a big setup, just a small scale Internet and mobile based station, but am also told that I need two P.C.'s for input/output, whereas I thought I could get away with a single P.C. with two sound cards in, but in different channels on the mixer? So 2 x CD Players, 1 x Microphone, 2 x Decks (not purchased yet), 2 x P.C.'s equals at least seven channels.

 

Your thoughts?

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The Behringer looks a good mixer if you are getting the one one with usb in and out. Plus you get an extra stereo channel as well. I have been using Behringer gear for years and have no problems with it. You should only need 1 pc. The audio from the pc can come by the usb and back by usb for your streaming encoder.

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The Behringer looks a good mixer if you are getting the one one with usb in and out. Plus you get an extra stereo channel as well. I have been using Behringer gear for years and have no problems with it. You should only need 1 pc. The audio from the pc can come by the usb and back by usb for your streaming encoder.

 

Thanks johny c, it has since been suggested to me that a Mackie 1402VLZ4 mixer could be a good midway model?

 

What do you think? http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/95-8554_MACKIE-1402VLZ4-MIXER-6-mono-mic-line-4x-stereo-in-monitor-L-R-2x-aux-out

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That mixer looks good but has no usb on it and only 4 stereo line inputs and you said you needed 5 inputs 2/cd's 2/turntables /1 pc plus you wont be able to run the turntables in to the line inputs, you would need to have preamps for them before the inputs. If you did that you would be 1 input short for the pc.

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I suppose those who made the poor reviews are not really into broadcasting

 

Behringer is one of "the" brands of mixers used by many of Us into studios in general

All their mixers are Phantom powered for use of any kind of todays microphones

 

Check the USB version here :

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/DX2000USB.aspx

I've read several poor reviews of the Behringer DX2000 in terms of its reliability and performance ....

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