Karaoke Mixer Reviews


Audio mixers are used to mix the audio signals from input devices like music players, microphones, and musical instruments, to be sent out as a "main mix" to the speakers. Tone adjustments, and often effects, can be added. An audio mixer alone must be used with a power amplifier and passive speakers or with powered (amplifier built in) speakers. Powered mixers are an audio mixer and power amplifier incorporated into a single unit.

If you are using a computer as the player it is highly recommended that you opt for a USB capable mixer like the Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX or the Yamaha MG10XU for example. A bi-directional digital USB connection is superior to an analog connection and also allows you to easily send the main mix back to the computer for recording.

With a powered mixer, or mixer/power amp combination, the output power of the amplifer must be matched to the program (continuous) power handling capability of the passive speakers it will power. This means that the total output power of the amplifier should be roughly twice the total program power handling capability of speakers combined.

Below are some of the more popular audio mixers with the manufacturer's description. Jump to Powered Mixers


Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX
Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX
This four-channel audio mixer offers a USB digital audio interface that allows you to mix live and record audio directly to a computer. It is ideal for the home user who wants to use their computer as a karaoke player. It is also perfect for those who record online and would like to be able to use a condenser microphone and/or enhance their vocals with the built in effects processor.


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Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer
Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer
Simple sound calls for the simply superb XENYX 502, the BEHRINGER mixer with everything you need to give an intimate setting incredible sound. The ultra-compact XENYX 502 mixer’s 5 Inputs (1 mic, 2 stereo) allow you to effortlessly achieve premium-quality sound, thanks to the studio-grade, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamp and ultra-musical “British” channel EQ.


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Behringer XENYX 1202 Mixer
Behringer XENYX 1202 Mixer
The XENYX 1202 gets its name from our legendary, high headroom XENYX mic preamps, which have been praised by audio engineers all over the world. These state-of-the- art mic pres represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology – and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to the most expensive stand-alone mic preamps. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. Armed with these outstanding mic preamps, the XENYX 1202 provides such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics while you weren’t looking.

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Behringer Xenyx 1202fx Mixing Console
Behringer Xenyx 1202fx Mixing Console
The compact XENYX 1202FX mixer allows you to effortlessly achieve premium-quality sound, thanks to its 4 onboard studio-grade XENYX Mic Preamps and ultra-musical “British” channel EQs. Add to this our 24-Bit, dual engine FX processor with 100 awesome presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and various multi-effects – and the 1202FX becomes an incredibly versatile mixer for your live performances.

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Behringer XENYX 1002 Mixer
Behringer XENYX 1002 Mixer
From bare-bones rock and roll to a mellow folk ensemble, the 10-input, two-bus XENYX 1002 can give an intimate performance the vibe it needs to sound great in the crowd as well as on record. It's simple to transport, simple to use and simply essential. Play music between sets via the RCA CD/tape inputs (assignable to main mix or control room/phones outputs) and record your performance to an outboard recording device via the RCA outputs.

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Behringer XENYX 1002FX Mixer
Behringer XENYX 1002FX Mixer
The 10-input, 2-bus XENYX 1002FX has two XENYX mic preamps with +48 V phantom power, making it possible to use two dynamic or condenser microphones. The three-band British EQ is famous for its warm, musical sound. Simple, high-quality controls make it possible to create beautiful mixes with minimal technical expertise. Add some digital trickery to your sound using the internal FX processor. You can also connect an outboard device to apply additional effects to any channel.

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Mackie Mix Series Mix8 8-Channel Mixer
Mackie Mix Series Mix8 8-Channel Mixer
Mix Series Compact Mixers are reliably rugged, with the proven quality you expect from Mackie, the world leader in compact mixer design. With Mackie preamps and proven high‐headroom, low‐noise design, Mix Series mixers sound great and maintain audio quality from any source. Plus, with their rugged metal chassis and high‐quality components throughout, they are a solid investment in reliability. An amazing value, Mix delivers a straightforward feature set that's easy to use and the sound quality you need in rugged designs built to last.

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Yamaha MG06X 6-Input Compact Stereo Mixer with Effects
Yamaha MG06X 6-Input Compact Stereo Mixer with Effects
Yamaha has always strived to provide sound engineers with the purest possible signal instead of added processing or color to give it a "signature" sound, and the MG Series is no exception. Embracing this philosophy of transparent sound, these mixing consoles deliver a level of sonic purity and sound quality that is unmatched in their class. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. MG Series mixing consoles feature Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance.
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Yamaha MG10XU 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Effects
Yamaha MG10XU 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Effects
Yamaha has always strived to provide sound engineers with the purest possible signal instead of added processing or color to give it a "signature" sound, and the MG Series is no exception. Embracing this philosophy of transparent sound, these mixing consoles deliver a level of sonic purity and sound quality that is unmatched in their class. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. MG Series mixing consoles feature Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance.

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Below are some of the more popular powered mixers with the manufacturer's description.


Behringer Europower PMP2000 Powered Mixer
Behringer Europower PMP2000 Powered Mixer
If you need superior stereo sound for small club gigs, churches or speeches, but have to keep the outboard gear to a minimum, the 10-channel PMP2000 can really deliver. This 800-Watt mixer has built-in mic preamps and an FX processor, as well as enough power to drive both mains and monitors, thanks to dual 350-Watt onboard power amps.

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Behringer Europower PMP1680S Powered Mixer
Behringer Europower PMP1680S Powered Mixer
The Behringer Europower Powered Mixer, PMP1680S is a 1600W, 10-channel powered mixer with dual multi-FX processor. This new Behringer Europower Powered Mixer, PMP1680S produces even more power than its predecessors while maintaining a famously low weight and high efficiency. This 10-Channel Powered Mixer employs class-D technology including a new switch-mode power supply, significantly reducing weight and heat. The PMP1680S features eight high-quality built-in mic preamps and 24-bit FX processors and FBQ feedback detection.

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Yamaha EMX212S 12-Input Powered Mixer
Yamaha EMX212S 12-Input Powered Mixer
The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 200W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options. 16 Yamaha SPX effects-including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion-let you add the finishing touches to your live presentation. Graphic equalizers are provided for both the main and monitor power channels so you can effectively control feedback or tailor the sound to match the room and program material.

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Yamaha EMX512SC 12-Input Powered Mixer
Yamaha EMX512SC 12-Input Powered Mixer
Experienced musicians, performers, speakers, and club operators know the importance of a high-quality sound system with the right features and performance to deliver their sound. Where portability and convenience are important criteria, a system based on a high-performance Yamaha EMX512SC powered mixer is definitely the way to go. In one integrated, portable unit you have a mixer to combine and balance your microphone, instrument, and line sources, effects to refine and polish your sound, and power to drive the main speakers and even monitor speakers as well.

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