Peavey XR 1220 Powered Audio Mixer (Discontinued)
There's no denying that Peavey has won the confidence of many with the quality of the music gear they manufacture, so it's not surprising to find their products doing well in the market - including the XR1220 Powered Mixer.
This lightweight mixer packs quite a lot of bang per pound, weighing in at just 25 lbs., it sports 20 channels and a host of complementary features that make it a viable workhorse mixer and poweramp unit for small to medium sized venues.
- Inputs: 20 x XLR, 18 x 1/4" (Ch 1-18), 2 x 1/4" (CH 19 Stereo), 2 x RCA (CH 20 Stereo), 1 x 1/8" (MP3)
- Channels: 20
- Power Rating: 2 x 600W @4 Ohms
- Phantom power: 20 Channels
- Equalizer: 4-band (CH 1-18), 3-band (CH 19-20) (Channel), 9-band Graphic (Amp 1), 9-band Graphic (Amp 2)
- Outputs: 2 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" (Mono), 4 x speakON (Mon 1, 2), 2 x RCA (Tape), 1 x 1/4" headphones out.
- Faders: 25 x 60mm
- Built-in Effects
- Weight: 25 lbs.
From small acoustic groups to full-on bands with miked drums, many reviewers found the XR1220 more than satisfactory. Users have reported using it for clubs and churches, and some even use it for their studios, which is a testimony to its overall sound quality and control. Also note worthy is how many customer reviews praised the mixer's intuitiveness, stating that it is very easy to setup and configure, and that they had it running in no time.
The ratings for this mixer would've been higher if not for some negative scores due to shipping issues, there are also some who reported finding defects out of the box. Thankfully these are rare, and can be resolved via warranty. There were also those who found the power amp section lacking for their bigger venues.
Unfortunately the Peavey XR 1220 is no longer available from most stores, so if you're looking for an alternative then read our guide to The Best Audio Mixer Consoles - Powered & Unpowered.