20 Most Recent Peavey Xr 8600 8 Channel Powered Mixer Questions & Answers


5 amp fuse in tray located at the back of the amp just above the power connector.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Mar 19, 2019


It depends on if this is a new problem on a previously working system , or if it's been going on since it was first plugged in, but geneally speaking it sounds like your impedance load is too low on the amp and it's overheating. I would double check that, but if the load is in line with the specs, it needs to go to the shop. Contact Peavey to get the autorized repair guy in your area, or you can send it to them to do inhouse repairs. They are reasonable and have access to all the needed parts, but you'd have to pay to ship it in and back.
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Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Oct 18, 2016


I suspet you have it connected in such a way that the ohmage the power amp section is seeing is toolow cauysing it to overheat and then fail.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015


When you unload one amplifier you stand the chance of killing the amp's output transistor. If you must use only one speaker, you have to bridge the amps.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Jun 23, 2015


The first thing I would do is get some CRC contact cleaner at Home Depot and give a qick squirt into both of the p

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015


Most likely a power supply problem. Take it to the repair shop.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015


Need more info, how many main speakers and monitor speakers are you trying to plug into the unit?

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Jan 16, 2015


1. Turn the main and monitor volumes all the way down (off). Plug a cd player into channel 9/10 and play a track of music of your liking. With the main/monitor volumes still off, adjust the gain on 9/10 until the clip light turns on, then back it down until the clip light just turns off. Put the channel volume at 12 o' clock.
2. With the music still playing, turn up the mains to the desired listening level first, and then adjust the graphic eq until the music sounds good in the room. Remember or mark the position of the volume control. Do not use the channel eq on 9/10 for music that has been mastered properly, leave the eq flat. Once this step is completed then you have now set the main eq.
3. Repeat the same for monitors. Turn off the main volume and then bring up the monitor main volume to the desired level first, then set eq. Now your monitor eq is set properly. Remember or mark the position of the monitor volume.
4. Set up microphone - plug a mic into channel 1 with volume all the way down. Speak or sing into the microphone and adjust the GAIN until you see the clip light, then back down a litttle on the gain. Put the monitor and main volumes back up to the mark from step 2. Now adjust the volume and monitor send on the mic channel to the desired loudness first before adjusting the mic channel eq. Use subtractive eq method to minimize distortion and feedback. ...i.e. if the mic is bassy then turn down the lows, do not ADD highs. If the mic needs bass, turn down the highs.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


Sure you can, but that mixer amp is a mono amp instead of stereo. Head for radio shack and get an 1/8" stereo male phone jack to 1/4" female mono adaptor. Plug the adaper into the headphone output of your device. Then run a shielded cable with 1/4" mono phone plugs on both ends (like an electric guitar would use) from the device to one of the channels on the Peavey. Bring the volume up on both the channel and master on the amp up maybe 1/3 the way. Play a track on your device and adjust the devices out put as high as it will go with out distorting the channel input. Then adjust the amp's channel and main output as you would normally to get the final volume you need.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Dec 15, 2014


Out put amplifier is defective. If it was protected by a fuse - then look for a fuse that is blown.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Nov 17, 2014


does the speaker still work? use a 9 volt battery and do a test thump to see if the horn and woofer still work...when the power amps on these units fail most of the time they shut down.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014


like feedback???

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Sep 20, 2014


first you have to have bluetooth on the Ipod

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Sep 20, 2014


the pa1 or the pa2 input jack on the front of the unit is dirty, or you have a cracked solder somewhere, as these units are gettting old.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Sep 20, 2014


headphone out put to 2 unused 1/4 in channel inputs,,

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Sep 20, 2014


You CAN drive the power amps from the main amp inout jacks BUT the rest of the inout of the 8600 would be dead then. You can connect the L and R from the FX24 to either the media RCA jacks or into the channel9/10 jacks. FOr the latter, use TRS cables. Leave the two selection buttons in the up position.

Peavey Xr 8600 8... | Answered on Jun 18, 2014

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