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  • Behringer XR18 Owners

    How do you like your mixer? Thinking of getting one?
    Dan Snyder is bad Karma

  • #2
    I've had mine for about a year. I use it for a monitor mixer for larger gigs with 6 wedges and 1 stereo iem mix.

    I use an external router for wireless control via Android tablet and PC hardwired for back-up. Never had a problem

    and the bands love the mixes.
    Always Learning

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    • #3
      Sound and features are great, but ... iOS app is buggy and prone to crashes freezes. Android app is ugly and not fully baked, but it's the one with mute groups, which is oddly missing from iOS app. Also, about 20% of the time, there are also significant lag times when changing screens, which can be very annoying. It's not as annoying as the fact the iOS, Android, and PC/Mac apps are all completely different from each other, in look and functionality.
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      • #4
        No problems with mine . . . over a year in use.
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        Bill Cronheim
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        • #5
          I have two things to use XR 12. I am satisfied with these mixers, I use Android and Windows

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          • #6
            I am very glad
            Last edited by Kalina2; 05-21-2016, 03:36 PM.

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            • #7
              I bought one as a back-up and a grab and go for quick jam sessions. No problems so far.
              Dillybar 13 july 2008.
              "I do not expect you to lift one of your lazy fingers to find the proof that I am right."

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              • #8
                I picked up an XR12 for $235 new - it's surprising capable. The TRS only inputs have enough gain to use with most "close" mics so it really is 12 "true" channels - plus the USB port plays break music or tracks (.wav format only) well enough to not need to "burn" an input for that.

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                • cappttenron
                  cappttenron commented
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                  I didn't know that about the TRS inputs that is great to know. I think it seems these units have a bang for the buck that is unreal. In the past I have stayed away from Behringer stuff but for smaller gigs and the wireless capability/small foot print they are hard to beat. I wish they did have an upgraded model with dual band wireless.

                • RoadRanger
                  RoadRanger commented
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                  Nobody has a digital mixer with dual band WiFi built-in - I'm told there isn't a suitable chipset (module?) available yet. I'm not having any problems with the built-in but I know how to tame a computer/tablet's promiscuity. Normally your computer/tablet will continuously search for more desirable "partners" when it sees that yours doesn't have internet access and lock onto one if found, dropping yours . Even if it doesn't switch, the process of searching causes ongoing short disconnects as it chats up the others.
                  Last edited by RoadRanger; 05-22-2016, 10:18 AM.

              • #9
                Yeah RR the main complaint I read about these things is dropping the signal. The other rig I use has a separate router and it only drops maybe once or twice a night depending how crowded it is. At least it just stays where it was and really no harm.
                Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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                • #10
                  Losing control once or twice a night would suck pretty big time, especially depending on where/when it occurred...
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                  • #11
                    Well it drops the signal doesn't alter the mix but yes it is not acceptable for a big gig. Usually I get the signal back pretty fast. You can also run a cat five cable to a laptoop that works faster and never drops but in some clubs and bars they don't like cable on the floor so I use the Ipad. I heard that the higher frequency routers are pretty good at not losing a signal. Also running my DMX lights wireless but seems to be pretty solid so far there.
                    Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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                    • #12
                      I dunno guys. I use a X32 Rack with an external dual-band router and it never drops -- ever. Well, I guess there was the time I went out into the parking lot to talk with a musician on smoke break and when I tried to show him his monitor send I was too far away through too many walls but I can forgive that. Dropping out once or twice a night when I'm inside the venue trying to mix -- unacceptable.
                      ...dave

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                      • #13
                        Well, in low RF areas, things will generally work better but in places I work the 2.4GHz band is stuffed tight and the higher stuff is filling up as well. Range is a lot shorter and more line of sight at 5GHz+.
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                        • #14
                          I'd wait for the new quantum entanglement wireless to come out but it may or may not .

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                          • #15
                            Is that like a Flux Capacitor?
                            Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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