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Audio Studio Mixers

What is a PA mixer for? Mixing desk or consoles, also known as mixers, bring different sound sources together into one comprehensive whole. You can easily connect a CD player and a couple of microphones to a small analogue mixer, for instance. We offer a wide range of mixers, including large ones that are big enough to mix a complete orchestra. If you don't want to use a separate amplifier or active speakers, a mixer with a built-in amp could come in handy.

Digital mixers can be used to combine channels under different tabs and assign various effects to them via displays. If you want to edit all of your tracks on your computer, you might want to consider an analogue or digital mixer that's equipped with USB or FireWire. Check out our extensive DJ section, which includes special DJ mixers too. Bax Music also offers lots of accessories, so you can protect your mixer with a PA mixer flight case, a PA mixer dust cover & flight bag and fit it with a gooseneck light or a rack mount.

Mixer connectors

3-pin XLR inputs on a PA mixer are usually used for connecting different kinds of microphones. You can often find a separate input underneath each of the XLR inputs for devices with a mono jack connector (not to be confused with insert connectors). Stereo signals can be transmitted to a stereo input, which you’ll recognise from its double jack input and double channel indicator (e.g. 7/8). XLR and jack outputs are responsible for transmitting audio from a regular mixer without an amp to an amplifier or active speakers. Extra inputs and outputs without extensive controls can often be found in the form of red and white RCA connectors. They can be used for connecting an MP3 player or a recorder, for instance.

Before you purchase a PA mixer, think about the quantity and type of sources and speakers that you want to connect, and then select a mixer that accommodates a couple of extra connectors. After all, you wouldn't want to come up short on inputs when that guest musician or speaker brings their own instrument, headset or laptop! You'll probably end up getting extra microphones, instruments, PA speakers or floor monitors in the future anyway, so it's always good to have additional inputs available.

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