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Azden FMX-42a Four-Channel Field Microphone Mixer

Azden FMX42A
 

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Azden FMX-42a Four-Channel Field Microphone Mixer

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The FMX-42a is the top-of-the-line of Azden's popular FMX series portable mixers. This high-performance, feature-rich mixer has been engineered to compete with the best portable mixers available. The FMX-42a includes all the great features of the FMX-42, plus it adds a ten-pin camera return and a mini-jack camera return for direct comparison of the mixer's input signal and the camera's output signal.

Weighing just over three pounds without batteries, and designed for maximum flexibility, the FMX-42a portable mixer has all the features required for in-field audio for video: four Balanced XLR line/mic inputs with individual Level and Pan controls; switchable (per input) 48V phantom power and limiting; professional grade VU meters for accurate level setting; master level control; 1K tone generator; two balanced XLR outputs (line/mic switchable); a stereo mini jack output for DV cams and headphone monitor with level control.

The FMX-42a can be powered by six AA batteries or an optional 12V power supply. It comes with a ballistic nylon case with a clear plastic window over the control panel.

Azden FMX-42a Key Features

Azden FMX42A
Four Balanced XLR Inputs With Individual Level and Pan Controls
Controls the input level of the microphone connected to each input channel. Zero is the lowest (quietest) setting, 10 is the highest (loudest).
Switchable Phantom Power For Each Input
Each mic input has available phantom power (48V DC) with On/Off switch.
Built-in Switchable Limiter For Each Input
The limiter can be switched on to protect against peak distortion due to overload.
Azden FMX42A
Two XLR Outputs, One Mini Jack Output
The FMX-42a features 2 balanced XLR mic/line switchable outputs. Connect a cable from OUTPUT CH A and/or CH B to the mic or line input of your video camera or audio recorder. These outputs accept a standard 3-pin female XLR connector equipped cable.

The UNBALANCED OUTPUT (mini-jack) is designed for video cameras or audio recorders which have mini-jack microphone or line inputs. Because the FMX-42a has low-impedance XLR inputs and a mini-plug output, users of mini DV cameras that have mini-plug microphone inputs can now use high-quality microphones with XLR outputs. The UNBALANCED OUTPUT output is stereo (dual-channel). It is recommended to use a stereo-to-stereo mini cable (not supplied) from the UNBALANCED OUTPUT to the mic or line input of your video camera or audio recorder.

10-Pin Camera Return, Mini-Jack Camera Return
Allows for direct comparison of the mixer's input signal and the camera's output signal.
Professional Quality VU Meters for Accurate Level Setting
Configurable Output
One microphone can be mixed to both outputs as well as either single output while two microphones can be mixed to either single output or mixed together to both outputs. When mixing 2 mics, you can also output the audio from one microphone to one channel while outputting the audio from both mics to the other channel.
Headphone Output (Stereo or Mono) With Level Control
The FMX-42a has a 1/4" monitor headphone jack with level control. You can connect a stereo or mono headphone to the MONITOR output. A MONITOR control adjusts the volume level of headphones connected to the MONITOR output. A 3-position switch allows you to monitor either the Left or Right channel or both. Normally, your would set the MONITOR selector to position L/R, allowing you to monitor the sound of all connected microphones using either stereo or mono headphones. If you only want to hear the output from the left channel, use stereo headphones and set the switch to position L. Or, if you only want to hear the output from the right channel, use stereo headphones and set the switch to position R.
POWER On/Off/Low Battery LED Indicator
When the POWER switch is turned ON, the POWER LED will turn green to indicate the power is on and the battery is charged. When the battery voltage level is low, the POWER LED will turn red.
Runs on Ordinary AA atteries
With meter illumination and phantom power off the FMX-42a operates for 10 hours on 6 AA batteries (not supplied).
12V DC Input
The FMX-42a can be run on 6 AA battery power or plug an optional AC adapter into the 12 volt input. A 3-position Power switch allows you to select internal (battery) power, external (AC) power or OFF.

Azden FMX-42a Specifications

Frequency Response:
Balanced and Unbalanced Output: 20-30,000Hz (±1.5dB)
Monitor Output: 30-30,000Hz (±2dB)
Signal-To-Noise:
Balanced Output: -120dBu (A weighted, Input Equivilent Level)
T.H.D.:
Less than 0.005% @ 1KHz (@ LINE position +19dBu output)
Balanced Input:
XLR 3-pin x 4 (CH 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Line Input Level
Standard: +4 dBu (electronically balanced)
Maximum: > +26 dBu
MIC 1 Input Level:
Standard: -38 dBu (electronically balanced)
Maximum: +4 dBu
MIC 2 Input Level (@ -50):
Standard: -58 dBu (electronically balanced)
Maximum: -15 dBu
Input Impedance:
Line: 20 k ohm
Mic 1, Mic 2: 2 k ohm
Input High Pass Filter (HPF):
100 Hz - 6 dB/oct
Return Inputs:
Hirose 10-pin Female for Hirose
3.5mm (1/8-inch) Stereo Mini-jack

Input Level: -20 dBu - +19 dBu (unbalanced)
Impedance: 11k ohm
Balanced Output:
XLR 3-pin x 2 (Output L and R)
Hirose 10-pin Female
Unbalanced Output:
3.5 mm (1/8-inch) Stereo mini-jack
Monitor Output:
6.3 mm (1/4-inch) Stereo jack
Electronically Balanced Output Level:
Standard: +4 dBu (> 10 k ohm load)
Maximum: +20 dBu (>10 k ohm load)
Unbalanced Output Level 3.5mm Stereo:
Standard:-36 dBu (> 10 k ohm load)
Maximum:-20 dBu (> 10 k ohm load)
Monitor Output 3.5mm Stereo:
Max.: +1 dBu - 32 ohm load @9V (16-100 ohm load recommended)
Tone Generator Output:
1 kHz @ +4 dBu
Output Impedance:
Balanced: 600 ohm
Unbalanced: 120 ohm
Meters Standard Level:
0 VU (+4 dBu)
Phantom Power Voltage:
48V DC (± 4V DC)
Battery Type:
Six Alkaline AA
Battery Life:
Approx. 9 hours (Meter Illum. and Phantom Power OFF)
External Power:
12VDC @ 200 mA(10.5-17VDC - Locking 4-Pin Hirose Connector)
Current Draw:
164 mA (Meter Illum. and Phantom Power OFF - @ 9V)
192 mA (Meter Illum. OFF/Phantom Power ON with 1 mic @ 9V)
125mA (Meter Illum./Phantom OFF @15V)
Dimensions (H x W x D):
2.2" x 8.7" x 6.3" (56 x 220 x 160mm)
Weight without Battery:
3 pounds (1.35kg)

Azden FMX-42a Four-Channel Field Microphone Mixer

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