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Mini XLR Mixer pocket-sized expansion mixer for your band's portable pa

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Mini XLR Mixer expands anything with an XLR input: portable pa, karaoke machine, DJ controller, mixer, acoustic combo amp, installed sound system, etc
1600+ in use all 50 states & 12 foreign countries
No batteries or AC power needed, however level is reduced about 6db, so you'll need to turn up what it's plugged into a bit more
Name Brand Parts: Bourns pots, Neutrik XLR & Hammond Case
Designed by live sound engineer & Berklee College grad Lonnie Bedell '87
Hand assembled in the USA

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What about Phantom Power? A: It passes through slightly reduced phantom power from House Sound Systems, Powered Speakers, or other mixers. The vast majority of condensor mics don't need the full 48 volts unless it's specifically designated as P48. Actual voltage varies depending on the current draw of the mics involved. Since the mixer itself doesn't require power, it can't provide it in & of itself.
Q: What Signal Levels does it work on? A: Both Mic or Line Level work fine.
Q: Must the Signal be Balanced? A: YES! All XLR outs from mics or direct boxes are balanced. 2 conductor 1/4" to XLR kludge cables won't work. Balanced sources have 3 connections: in phase, out of phase & ground.
Q: Is there a loss in signal? A: Insertion loss is approx 6 db.
Q: What do the knobs control? A: Volume level for the individual inputs. There is no master control since whatever you're plugging it into probably has a level control.
Q: Does it need power? A: No. It passes phantom power through it from other mixers, but doesn't need any power itself.
Q: How big is it?
A: It measures 4 5/8" Long x 3 3/8" Wide (w/ knobs) x 1 5/8" High. About the size of a guitar pedal. Weight approx 10 ounces.
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My name is Lonnie Bedell, and unlike big companies with their marketing teams & circuit designers, I've been doing actual live sound work for years, and live recording before that.
I know the real world audio problems first hand because, like you, I've lived them.
Insane requests, non-technical clients & Last Minute Everything! So I created a line of products to help me, and maybe you too.

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Here's what customers have to say...
"Awesome! Had a sitch where i ran out of channels due to the 'oh by the ways' of a client and the mixer saved the day! Thanks again!"
 - Jeff Hamilton/Hamtone Audio (Milwaukee, WI)
"It's working fantastic! Thinking about getting another one! Keep up the good work."
Lamar Clark (Belton, MO)
"Awesome.  Saved my ass in two gigs already. Great product."
- Mark Lehi Jones (Atlanta, GA)
"You can buy a used mixer for the same money, but it won't fit in your pocket or in your soundman's 'Oh S***' kit. This little guy is worth it."
- Vaughn Coomer / Rainbow Audio Visual (Dallas, TX)
"We're LOVING it, Lonnie!  It's the perfect solution to a problem we were having with a very compact band  mix setup we're using.  Now everyone sends an XLR to the singer/band leader, he sets the mix for the band, we send one line out to the PA and it always sounds great.  Thanks so much for helping us sound so good!  And thanks for the followup, too.  Best wishes -- Jeff"
 - Jeff Hallock (Fresno, CA)

" Hello Lonnie, the little mixers are working out great. When I do small gigs and and don't have to use my large mixers, these little mixers allow me to use more channels on the main mixer for instruments and if I need mics for a vocal ensemble it helps to use only a couple channels in the main mixer. Pretty cool. Thank you so much and you have other products that I might be purchasing in the future. Take Care Don " - Don Hicks (Bakersfield, CA)
"Lonnie..IT sounds fantastic! Thank you very much for making it!!! Very beautiful to look at it too." - Pawel Wdowczak (W.Hollywood, CA)
"just used sat for a neil diamond tribute act, its working great , I used it for drums , toms ! frees up my Mackie dl 1608 making it a 18 channel ! love it, recommended to my sound guy /staff. thanx !" - Mike Festa/Pro Sound Rentals (East Meadow, NY)
"Lonnie, thanks for the check-in. Working as advertised and as expected. Really a nice add to my rig. Have even tried subgrouping vocalists to run the summed channel through a harmonizer/processor, with some good (and interesting) results! Kudos!" - Steve Hanson (Brentwood, CA)
"It works great. I use it with a Fishman SA220 when my daughter sings with me. I can use the mini mixer to run both of our mics into channel one. Keeps me from having to lug, hook up, and plug in my 8 channel mixer. Great product! Thank you" - Brett Cooley (Lake Charles, LA)
"Thanks for the follow up. I've used it once, and it worked great. Definitely comes to every gig w me in my mic case, for the next time I have a drummer that insists on having each of his 6 toms mic'd. Good work!" - Ryan Leonardo/Davinci Sound & Vision (Fairfax, VA)
"It works great! " - C.L. Grassi (San Francisco, CA)
"Quite nicely actually-running all of our drummers toms thru it---I have a presonus 16.4.2 and always seem to need 17 channels-the mixer fills the void. Thanks" - Greg Percy (Monona, WI)
"Lonnie, it’s a great little tool. It replaced a large 4-channel mixer we used to add 2 channels to our 8-channel board. Very nice." - Carl Yaffey (columbus, OH)
"Have had this for a few months. Feels solid. Sound is uncolored. No problems to date and frankly, it is still working great despite me dropping it a number of times. Being passive makes it one less thing to plug in and we're always trying to cut our load in load out time down." - Scott Sinner (Takoma Park, MD)
"It works fine. I plugged in cables to make sure everything was working as described. Basically, I have it in my go to bag just in case I need additional inputs and am confident that it will work when I need it." - Patrick Lines (Seaside, OR)
"Hi Lonnie, It's been great. Actually even the km184 is getting enough power when plugged in alongside a dynamic mic, go figure. Thanks again." - Sean Pearson (New York, NY)
"I've been showing to friends and colleagues. All were impressed. Really will be handy with those last minute channel needs. Thanks, Dave" - David Koski (Ashtabula, OH)
"Hey Lonnie, So today I am providing DJ and AV services for Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton CA, it's a retirement dinner for a physician. I have channel one for the projector, channel 2 and 3 for the "turntables" and the remaining input for the mic. They just asked for another mic and look what came in SUPER handy today!" - Hugo Gomez/The Gomez Brothers Entertainment (Daly City, CA)
"Hi, Lonnie! Sorry it took me a while to get back to you! The mixer is working out great! I'm using it for recording my guitar amps. I have 3 mics set up, and I'm using the mixer to blend them before I run them through the mic pre. This way I can do everything without leaving my chair :) Thank you!" - Alexander Knutsen (Saugus, MA)
"Thanks for checking – it works great, glad to have it! Working flawlessly. Thanks again, Blessings always, Rick" - Rick Jackson (Vancourver, WA)
"Working great! We had a big concert last week and it saved me from having to use my Mackie board. Great job!. " - Mike Jackson/Creative Audio Productions (Mooresville, NC)
"Working great, just as I hoped it would. I use it to run the mics at our churches Easter Musical as well as other events, I have to run the music CD for the choir from the front of the church by the director, I had no way of adjusting the individual mics used for soloist as the mixer is in the back of church and I am a one man crew. So I came across your little mixer, I plug it into one of the mic lines and run the 3 soloist mics into it and like magic I can now control and adjust the soloist mics from the front of church. I tried a couple of other inline volume controls previously and they sent so much static through the PA when you used them to adjust the volume, there was no way they could be used. Yours works perfect and is dead silent, I could actually use one with 5 or 6 mic lines in it, lol. I am a very satisfied customer and your little mixer worked great for me. Jim " - Jim Wintz (Batesville, IN)
"Killer! I could only run three XLR into my Bose mixer. Now I have five on my one man deal. Into your box goes snare, hi hat and guitar mic and then into the Bose. Direct into the Bose is VOX and kick. Killer! The Mini XLR Mixer made it happen. No extra boxes/racks etc because it is so small. All the best, Lucky" - Lucky Beall (Lexington, SC)
"Hi Lonnie, It is working out well! I am using it to mix the signals from 2 separate mic’d guitar cabinets to a single FOH feed. Great idea and great product! Thanks, Steve" - Steve Clay (Camp Hill, PA)
"I use the mini mixer on a regular basis. I use Shure Wireless mics. I run the wireless receivers into the mixer, and then send a single feed into my PA for my vocals. This works quite well. I am quite pleased with your product. " - Craig Seavey (Miami, FL)
"Lonnie - the little mixer works fine. I used it last weekend with our PA to add mics for a trio. The amp is battery powered and is my go to sys for weddings on the beach, in the garden, forest etc. but only has 3 xlr ins. So the Lifesaver 3>1 is the perfect addition. I also enjoyed your articles on corp a/v. They totally ring true in my experience." - Eric Torgerson (Kapaa, HI)
"Hi Lonnie, love it. It works perfectly for the purpose I bought it for. It will be a very handy item to have in my gig box. Thanks!" - Jack Brown (Highland, MI)


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