Behringer Studio XL – USB Interface with Monitor Control

The Behringer Studio XL is a High-end studio controller and communication centre for your studio. With  Midas Preamps, it is capable of delivering 192 kHz and also doubles as a  2×4 USB Audio Interface and VCA Stereo Tracker.

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Behringer Studio XL – USB Interface with Monitor Control

The Behringer Studio XL is a High-end studio controller and communication centre for your studio. With  Midas Preamps, it is capable of delivering 192 kHz and also doubles as a  2×4 USB Audio Interface and VCA Stereo Tracker.

Midas Preamps

Midas is one of the most recognized brands used by audio professionals around the world. So now is the opportunity for you can to the gear the pros use. Studio XL comes with two state-of-the-art Midas microphone preamplifiers; with +48 V phantom power, ultra-low noise, high gain and audiophile quality.

The Studio XL is the ideal solution for home or professional studios, or as part of a larger setup. Premium, ultra-low noise components and high headroom let your music shine at its best. This is especially true for one of the most critical sources being Vocals.

Crystal Clear Signal Path at 192 kHz

The Studio XL is more than just a monitor controller. It is one of the best USB audio interfaces with the highest possible resolution and lowest latency. A full 192 kHz sampling rate at a clear 24-bit resolution offers a crisp and astonishing sound.

With Studio XL you won’t have to worry about any USB noise or hum. It features a super-quiet USB I/O with up to 8 dB of less noise. While the lower output impedance on the Studio XL allows for even higher output volume.

VCA-Control – Not Just a Volume Knob

Unlike the typical and inexpensive potentiometers used by our competitors, Studio XL utilizes high-end Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) technology. While conventional monitor controllers directly pass the signal through the volume potentiometer; the Studio XL controls a separate high-precision amplifier circuit that drives the volume change. For perfect stereo and phase coherency, precision level adjustment, accurate sound and no quality degradation over time.

And our really big dial allows you to make precise adjustments with ease and set levels fast and accurately – critical to the final sound when it comes to mixing and mastering.

The All-In Device

The Studio XL integrates seamlessly into your existing setup. You can even make it the centrepiece of your studio. Thanks to the built-in audio interface and Midas microphone pre-amps it becomes an all-in-one recording solution, just add your computer and you’re ready to go.

Instantly switch between both audio sources being USB and monitor outputs. The large volume knob makes it easy to dial in the perfect level every time, without having to reach for your mixer – or your mouse. Now you can create powerful, custom monitor mixes. Plus, the built-in Talkback mic lets you communicate directly with the talent.

Studio XL Provides More Monitor Options

Today’s recordings have to sound great everywhere. This includes in the car, at home, on your cell phone, soundbar, Bluetooth speakers and in the club. So experiencing your mix through as many speaker systems as possible is more essential than ever.

The ultra-convenient Studio XL lets you switch between 3 independent pairs of studio monitors – each with individual level adjustments. Listen through studio monitors (such as Behringer B2031A, MS16 or Tannoy Gold 5), or any other combination – at the mere press of a button.

Connections Matter

The Studio XL comes with two pairs of input connectors and a 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo input for connecting a smartphone or music player, as well as two pairs of high-quality outputs to connect your favourite monitor speakers.

The first 2 inputs can be fed by a line source or any type of microphone, in any combination – operating in dual mono or stereo-link mode. Not to mention the 2-Track output which can be used for a variety of applications. Connect a 2-track digital recorder, an additional soundcard, mixer or whatever you require.

Behringer Studio XL Lets You Communicate

No need for a desk stand and an external mic to talk to the talent in the isolation booth. Studio XL’s high-quality, built-in microphone is just a button push away, so you can save your mics for the drum kit. The onboard headphone amplifier section lets you connect 2 pairs of headphones with individual level controls and a common source selector, which will make the next session one of your best.

Not to forget, the Studio XL also comes with the most important switches exactly where you need them – right at your fingertips. Mono and Mute buttons and even a Dim switch which instantly reduces the signal going to the monitor speakers by 20 dB. Perfect for momentarily lowering the volume to talk to someone without moving the knob.

High Quality, Best Value

Studio XL will provide many years of super-clean, high-fidelity performance in the most critical listening environment that is yours. Built from the highest-grade components, Studio XL is the perfect way to add a lot more convenience to your current studio setup.


Also available is the Smaller Behringer Studio L – USB Interface with Monitor Control.

  • Premium, ultra-low noise and high headroom studio control and communication centre
  • All-in-one master volume controller, source selector, monitor switcher and talkback box
  • 2 state-of-the-art, Midas mic preamplifiers with +48 V phantom power
  • Audiophile 192 kHz 2×4 USB audio interface, perfect for computer-based studios
  • True VCA control for extremely precise level control and stereo tracks
  • 6 inputs with level controls plus additional aux mix input and USB monitoring from your DAW
  • 3 independent and adjustable monitor outputs to connect up to 3 sets of studio monitors
  • Versatile talkback options with a built-in and external microphone input with footswitch and level control
  • Convenient mono, mute and dim functions right at your fingertips
  • 2 powerful headphone amplifiers with separate volume controls and source select switches
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring with controlled blending between direct inputs and cue mix sources
  • Quick-access aux input to connect your smartphone and music player for reference tracks
  • High-precision dual LED meters for a perfect level overview


Inputs: 6

Preamps: 2 x Midas designed

Type: 2 x XLR / TRS combo connector (mic/line)

Impedance: Mic: 3 kΩ / Line: 1 MΩ


Line inputs

  • 4 x 1/4″ TRS, balanced or unbalanced,  +4/-10 dB (Input 5/6 only)
  • 1 x 1/8″ TRS stereo (input 5/6)

Maximum input level: +22 dBu

Talback input: 1 x XLR

Footswitch: 1 x 1/4″ TRS



Outputs: 5 stereo

Line outputs: 10 x 1/4″ TRS, balanced or unbalanced

Headphone outputs: 2 x 1/4″ TRS stereo

Maximum output level: +22 dBu



Type: Class compliant USB 2.0, type B

Supported operating systems: Windows 10/ Mac OS X 10.14 or higher

Audio: 2 in / 4 out

Converter resolution: 24-bit

Supported sample rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192 kHz


Talkback Section

Output level:  -∞ to +10 dB

Talback level: -∞ to max

Talkback destination: 2 track or cue

Talkback input: Internal (mic) or external (XLR)

Foot switch: Activates talkback



Phantom power: +48 V (inputs 1/2)

Volume: High-precision stereo tracking VCA volume control 0 – 100%

Playback controls: Mono, Mute, Dim

Monitor select: A, B, C

Input 1/2:  48 V on/off, Stereo on/off, 1/2 (channel select) on/off

Input 3/4: -12 to +12 dB Trim, 3/4 (channel select) on/off

Input 5/6: -12 to +12 dB Trim, 5/6 (channel select) on/off

USB input: USB (channel  select) on/off

Muted: -60 dB

Dim: -20 dB

Cue source: Aux Mix, Source, USB 3/4

Studio outs: -∞ to max, on/off

Direct monitoring: Inputs to Cue blend

Phones 1/2: Level control -∞ to the max,  individual source select



Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)

Signal-to-noise ratio: <-90 dBu RMS, un-weighted

Distortion (THD+N): <0.01% @ 1 kHz, unity gain, 4 dBu input

Crosstalk: <-60dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain, 4 dBu input


Power Requirements

Mains voltage: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz

Power supply: 12 V DC 2000 mA

Power consumption: 18 W max



Standard operating temperature range:  5° C – 45° C (41° F – 113° F)

Dimensions (H x W x D):  80 x 328 x 163 mm (3.15 x 12.91 x 6.42″)

Weight: 1.8 kg (3.97 lbs)

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.