What are the best unpowered recording mixers?

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    #1QSC TouchMix-30

    QSC TouchMix-30

    The QSC TouchMix-30 is an unpowered recording mixer with a 10" multi-touch touchscreen. The QSC TouchMix-30 also features 8 sub-groups with 6-band full parametric EQ, and variable high-pass and low-pass filters.

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    Cheryl Anderson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This Mixer has decent reviews bringing it up to a 3.7 rating. It also has excellent features and a loyal customer service team making it one of the better mixers out there. This would be toward the top of any list with this search."
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    #2Yamaha MG12XU

    Yamaha MG12XU

    The Yamaha MG12XU is a 12-channel unpowered recording mixer with USB and SPX digital effects. The Yamaha MG12XU also has class-A D-PRE preamps with inverted Darlington circuit.

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    Deborah Wade
    Written on May 5, 2018
    " Yamaha MG12XU is developed for use in high-end professional consoles. Sound engineers are dependent on the quality of the preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. You can't go wrong with this 12-channel mixer featuring USB."
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    #3Yamaha EMX5014C

    Yamaha EMX5014C

    This Yamaha EMX5014C is a DJ mixer with 14 inputs with digital effects and 2 500W amps. It has 8 mono inputs, and 6 inputs have built-in compression. It has a feedback channel locator and has the Yamaha Signal Processing wiring. 

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    Agustina Zepeda
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Just starting out as a DJ and needed a mixer that wasn't too expensive. So far I have been impressed with this mixer, well built and sturdy and the sound is outstanding. So easy to use and take to gigs. "
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    #4Behringer XENYX X2222USB

    Behringer XENYX X2222USB

    Behringer XENYX X2222USB is a 22-Input 2/2-Bus unpowered recording mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps Compressors, British EQs, 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor and USB/Audio Interface.

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    Henry Rice
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I work as a sound engineer and am always on the hunt for the best tech. The Behringer XENYX X2222USB is the latest addition to my tools and I have to say this mixer is awesome. It has all the features I love and is easy to use. If you are in the market for a mixer give this one some serious consideration. "
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    #5Behringer X32 COMPACT

    Behringer X32 COMPACT

    The Behringer X32 COMPACT is an unpowered recording mixer that has 40 input channels and 25 bus digital mixing console. The Behringer X32 COMPACT also has 16 Programmable MIDAS Preamps, and 17 Motorized Faders.

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    Sharon Li
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Behringer X32 COMPACT is one of the premier recording mixers on the market. This unpowered recording mixer is both powerful and convenient to use. "
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    #6Allen & Heath Qu-16

    Allen & Heath Qu-16

    Allen & Heath Qu-16 is an unpowered recording mixer with 16 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR), 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS), 4 Stereo FX Returns, 16 Busses, and 12 Mix Outputs (LR, Mono Mix 1-4, Stereo Mix 1-3).

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    Donna Peters
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Quite a bit of features for an unpowered model. A little bigger than expected."
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    #7Behringer XENYX 1204USB

    Behringer XENYX 1204USB

    The Behringer XENYX 1204USB is a 12-Input 2/2-Bus unpowered recording mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps & Compressors, British EQs and USB/Audio Interface. The unpowered recording mixer weighs 8.38 pounds.

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    Roy Fernandez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Everything about this mixer is great. It works well with my laptop and is easy to move around. I've brought it to recording sessions all over the city. I am happy with the quality of the recordings I get with this board. If you're on a budget and need something portable I recommend giving this mixer a try. "
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    #8QSC TouchMix-16

    QSC TouchMix-16

    The QSC TouchMix-16 is an unpowered recording mixer with 20 Full Function Inputs and 12 outputs. The QSC TouchMix-16 also has 4-band full parametric EQ, and variable high-pass and low-pass filters on all input channels.

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    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The QSC TouchMix-16 is listed as a compact recording mixer, which is true. But don’t let the name fool you. Unlike many compact recording mixers, the QSC TouchMix-16 contains just as many-if not more-features than many standard sized recording mixtures. If you’re in the market for a compact recording mixer, then this one will do everything you need and more."

Summary

Best What are the best unpowered recording mixers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1QSC TouchMix-30Electronics 15 Paid
2Yamaha MG12XUElectronics 12 Paid
3Yamaha EMX5014CElectronics 10 Paid
4Behringer XENYX X2222USBElectronics 10 Paid
5Behringer X32 COMPACTElectronics 7 Paid
6Allen & Heath Qu-16Electronics 6 Paid
7Behringer XENYX 1204USBElectronics 4 Paid
8QSC TouchMix-16Electronics 2 Paid
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