Field Report: Behringer EPA150
Looking at the outputs there are four usable outputs: a 1/4" jack main output for the speakers, an RCA stereo output, a direct mono out 1/4" jack and a stereo headphone 1/4" jack.
On the mixer itself there are six sliders controlling the inputs and outputs. From left to right, channels one through three each contain pots for bass, mid range, and treble controls and an effects pot for adjusting the level of effects desired. Channels four and five are the stereo channels and ganged together in one slider and contain the same pots as one through three. The last two sliders are for the main level output control. There is also a pot for headphone volume. Across the top of the mixer is an equalizer with the FBQ feedback detection. This is operated with the typical sliders of an equalizer with seven bands for frequency controls. The EQ and FBQ each have a button for turning them off and on. Then an LED readout appears for selecting the effects.
Housed within the speakers are a 4" woofer and a 1" tweeter. The speakers also have a 17mm stand insert for use with standard microphone stands and 12' cables.
This system is perfect for use when you need just enough sound and fast setup. The EPA 150 also has versatility in providing the perfect PA for a small band and I even used the system to provide a PA and mixing board for a production studio with just my laptop and the Behringer USB adapter (not included).
Wilson is an announcer, producer, webmaster and promotions guy at WAKO-AM/FM, Lawrenceville, IL.
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