- Handcrafted in Japan
- 2 Channel USB digital audio output
- USB out connects to computer, smartphone or tablet
- 4 balanced XLR line/mic inputs and pan controls
- Switchable 48V phantom power and limiting
- Professional quality VU meters
- 2 balanced XLR outputs (line/mic switchable)
- Stereo mini-jack output for DV cameras
- 6x AA battery powered
- Optional A/C adapter
Azden’s FMX-42 portable mixer has been trusted by audio professionals in the field for over a decade. Its extensive set of features, handcrafted quality and affordability have made it one of the most popular portable mixers on the market. Now with the new FMX-42u, Azden has added a USB digital audio output for even more flexibility.
The USB Out on the FMX-42u is designed to connect to a computer, smartphone or tablet and acts as a secondary stereo audio output (necessary USB cables and adapters are not included but readily available from electronics suppliers). This flexible feature could now allow you to use a mobile device or laptop computer as a backup digital recorder, use up to 4 XLR microphones while shooting video with a smartphone or tablet, or even use the FMX-42u as an in-studio mixer for web streaming or podcasting.
Of course the FMX-42u still boasts the many features of its predecessor, which include 4 balanced XLR line/mic inputs with individual level and pan controls, switchable (per channel) 48V phantom power and limiting, professional quality VU meters for accurate level setting, master level control, 1k tone generator, 2 balanced XLR outputs (line/mic switchable), stereo mini-jack output for DV cameras and a headphone output with level control.
The FMX-42u can be powered by either 6 internal “AA” batteries or an optional 12V DC external power supply (Azden part #BC-27H). A ballistic nylon carrying case is included.
In The Box
- FMX-42u mixer
- Nylon carrying case
General Frequency Response Balanced or Unbalanced Output: 20 Hz – 30 kHz (+0/-1.5 dB) Monitor Output: 30 Hz – 30 kHz (+0/-2 dB) Signal-to-Noise Balanced Output: -120 dBu (A weighted, input equivalent level) T.H.D. Balanced Output: < 0.005% @ 1 kHz (at LINE position +19 dBu output) Phantom Power Voltage: 48V (±1.5V) Sample Tone Frequency: 1 kHz Battery Requirement: 6 Alkaline “AA” External Power: 10.5 ~ 17V DC @ 200mA Dimensions: 220mmW x 160mmD x 56mmH (without protrusions) 9″W x 6 1/2″ D x 2 1/4″H (without protrusions) Weight: 1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs (without batteries) INPUT Balanced Input: XLR 3-pin Female x 4 (CH1, 2, 3 & 4) Level Line Standard: +4 dBu (electronically balanced) Maximum: > +26 dBu Impedance: 20kΩ MIC HI Standard: -38 dBu (electronically balanced) Maximum: +4 dBu Impedance: 2kΩ MIC LO Standard: -58 dBu (electronically balanced) Maximum: -15 dBu Impedance: 2kΩ High Pass Filter (HPF): 100Hz – 6dB/oct Return Inputs (FMX-42a): Hirose 10-pin Female for Hirose Plug Part #RM15TD-10P 3.5mm (1/8″) Stereo Mini-Jack Input Level: -20 dBu – +19 dBu (unbalanced) Impedance: 11kΩ OUTPUT Balanced Outputs: XLR 3-pin Male x 2 (Output L & R) Hirose 10-pin Female for Hirose Plug (FMX-42a only) Unbalanced Output: 3.5mm (1/8″) Stereo Mini-Jack Monitor Output: 6.3mm (1/4″) Stereo Jack Digital Signal Output (FMX-42u only): USB mini-B connector (female) Balanced Level Output +4 dBu LINE Standard: +4 dBu (electronically balanced, 5kΩ load) Maximum: +20 dBu (electronically balanced, 5kΩ load) Impedance: 600Ω -36 dBu MIC Standard: -36 dBu (electronically balanced, 5kΩ load) Maximum: -20 dBu (electronically balanced, 5kΩ load) Impedance: 600Ω Unbalanced Output Level Standard: -36 dBu (electronically balanced, 2kΩ load) Maximum: -20 dBu (electronically balanced, 2kΩ load) Impedance: 120Ω Monitor Output Max Output: +1 dBu (32Ω load at 9V) 16-100Ω load recommended Meters Standard Output Level: 0 VU (+4 dBu) DIGITAL SIGNAL OUTPUT (FMX-42u Only) Interface Format: USB 2.0 Full Speed Audio Data Format: Isochronous Data Format Sampling Frequencies: 16 / 22.05 / 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz Compatible Bit Depth: 8 / 16 bit Compatible Channels: 2 Device Name: USB AUDIO CODEC