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 Behringer Xenyx 502Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Behringer Xenyx 502.

 Alto Professional ZMX122FXNext let's have a look at the Alto Professional ZMX122FX.


Behringer Xenyx 502

Alto Professional ZMX122FX


+ Stereo inputs
+ Built-in mic preamps
+ Simple navigation features
+ 3 channel
+ Fantastic audio

+ 16 professional effects
+ Compact
+ Auxiliary sends
+ Decent price
+ Simple and straightforward interface


This is one of the simplest options on our list, which is great because it is friendly to a budget and easy to use. It has excellent audio and a reliable preamp built-in that works great for vocals. Simple, affordable, and secure.

This is simply another option for someone who wants an affordable and straightforward mixer with a decent amount of effects. The audio quality is impressive, and it is capable enough to handle a small band to record or to mix a live acoustic gig.

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