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Behringer PMH3000 Powered Mixer (Europower PMH3000)

By MGR/Dave Breton, 13/07/2004
I bought the unit online for $450. It is also advertised as the PMX3000 but the unit comes labelled as the PMH3000.

I needed a low profile and light weight unit that I could use to mix to drive a sub and monitors in addition to stereo mains.

The PMH3000 has many useful feature

1) Insert external effects jack on all 8 mic channels, useful for adding external noise gates/expanders/commpressors

2) Per channel prefade listen (PFL) for individual headphone soundcheck plus dB level check on the main soundlevel LEDs.

3) Two monitor and FX level mixers per channel

4) Built in effects unit is low self noise and lots of reverb and chorus effects

5) After Fade Listen (AFL) on output sliders
for headphone monitoring

6) Mono output slider dedicated sub woofer

7) Main equalizer sliders have buitin LEDs to help pinpoint a feedback frequency

The main speaker outputs are clean all the way up to the +10dB LED on main stereo out which is starting to hit 400w/channel into 4 ohms.

LIGHT WEIGHT!! the unit uses a switched mode power supply in place of the normal bulky supply transformer.

Easy to grab carrying handle

This is not really a dislike but to get to 400Watts (as tested with a 4 ohm load resistor) the main stereo sound level must peg the +10 dB level LED (but not clip). 0dB on main stero out is about 40W/4 ohm and a safe upper level for headroom should be kept under 300 W/channel into 4 ohms which falls off to 150 W/channel into 8 ohms.

An input channel has to be + 10dB on its PFL level check to generate these max speaker levels, needing condensor mics and pro line level sound gear.

Otherwise think of the PMH3000 as having plenty of headroom!

This unit does not have a "band break" swith to mute the mic channels.





The main amps are very quiet when there are no input signals. The cooling fans are quiet. The attractive case is all steel. The Speakon speaker connectors are superior to 1/4" jacks but many people will end buying adapter cables.


The PMH3000 is a versatile and lightweight unit. It doesn't have mind bending speaker drive but still has plenty of clean output and headroom for small to medium gigs.

Behringer customer service confirmed that the unit can be used without connecting loundspeakers. The unit can double up as a low noise mixer with effects and two monitor busses.

I give it a 4 only because the channels have to be driven to get to the rated output power, otherwise you get a lot of value for your money.


This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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preamps rock, and lots of effects (Europower PMP4000)

By JimboSpins, 31/12/2012
The PMP 4000 is a 16 channel powered mixer that is made for a table top. It cannot be racked and needs to be on a flat secure surface. For some situations this mixer was our best option depending on where we had to be. But in some situations it was not the best option, so we used it only for certain shows or events. All of the knobs and sliders are very well made though and you can easily tell that it was made with the best materials because nothing feels cheap or plastic like. The whole thing is not heavy but it seems to be made out of solid metal making it very sturdy.
There is a 3 Band EQ on each channel, but there is no compression. That is a deal breaker for some of the shows and events that I am at. There are some effects, they are pretty standard though and nothing that will really shock you. The EUROPOWER series of mixers has been great since the day they came out but for some reason it is like they do not put the essentials in the mixers for this line; like compression! The 3 Band EQ is decent and gives you a lot of control over the audio. There is also an LED Meter and phantom power. This whole mixer is pretty light, it weighs around 20 pounds which is very light.
The preamps that are built into the PMP 4000 and the whole EUROPOWER line of mixer is very good. You will have no need to use any other mic preamps because of how good these are. You can use any type of microphone with them and it will sound clean and sharp.
The effects that are built in are ok; there are a lot of them though. They are all 24 bit FX and you can use them on any of the 16 channels. But there are no effects that really stand out to me. Not saying they are bad, just nothing that makes say “wow”. But some people feel that the effects on the PMP 4000 are some of the best around.
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