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Hey Boomer! How about a review of your speakers?
Wed Aug 1, 2018 09:57

I am seriously considering getting back into the equipment rental side of pro audio. I don't want to "run the sound" for hire outside of my steady job at the venue where I currently work. But every now and then, I think there might be a modest market for gear rental...a pair of mains or monitors or both...maybe a mixer, maybe an entire set up.

After all, I live in a college town and while many have their own gear, it may not be big enough for a band gig...As far as I know, there is not a local rental source for a pair of mains, 2 or 3 monitors and a mixer unless they rent or borrow from their buddies.

I know you like your Behringer powered speakers and I would like to save some money on this investment..."IF"...I go further into this project.

Behringer like a couple of other manufacturers has gotten a little wrapped around their model numbers and thus I do not know which is the better values these days. Many of the retailers do not publish enough specs to decide which is the better buy and honestly, I have never found the Behringer website easy to navigate to find the information I was looking for.

But recently, a coworker went to jam at a friend's home on his days off and came back sharing his surprise at the quality of the sound of his friend's B'ger cabinets. I have asked him to find out what models, but that may take a few days...and I got to thinking that I have another source that I have always trusted...

So, if you don't mind wasting a few minutes to share your experience with Behringer powered speakers, I would really appreciate your input, observations and first hand knowledge over more than just "one week end".

Thanks in advance....I appreciate the trouble.

It might be good information for someone who lurks and might be interested in their own needs and their own hesitation.

    • Not Behringer speakers, but I've been pleasantly impressed by the EV ZLX12P that I bought about two years ago. Clean and clear audio with onboard DSP that makes it ideal for throwing on a stand or... more
      • Other brand powered plastic speakersBoomer, Sat Aug 4 09:00
        There are a lot of other brands as good with a better reputation. My SoundCo buddy has a couple of the Yamaha DBX10s (model number might be wrong) & they work great for speaking gigs and as extra... more
        • Yamaha boxesTony Wright, Sun Aug 5 05:59
          The lightweight plastic boxes I own are the Yamaha DBR series. I have four of the DBR10 and I think they are great sounding and PLENTY LOUD for MY band at any venue we might play...and that would... more
        • Re: Other brand powered plastic speakersMusicManD, Sat Aug 4 11:18
          At $700 apiece, I'd expect the Yammies to be miles ahead of the ZLX12P. I don't remember if they were in my consideration when I was shopping for an FRFR speaker; they might have been out of the... more
          • Keep in mind my goal for this system...Tony Wright, Sun Aug 5 04:47
            MusicManD: Keep in mind that I am retired. I had to take the job I have (limited to 29 hours per week and NO benefits) in order to have spare cash for stuff like band gear and car insurance and those ... more
            • Powered speaker Accessories Boomer, Sun Aug 5 18:17
              I think the powered speakers come with 3' IEC power cables. I purchased several 6' & 10' IEC power cables so the extension cord connection isn't halfway up the pole/stand. So a floor power strip... more
              • Good stuff Boomer, thanks!Tony Wright, Mon Aug 6 07:02
                I need some of the longer IEC cables. Thus far, I have used some black extension cords that I gaff tape to the IEC and it works, and doesn't took "bad" but doesn't look as nice as I want. I just... more
    • Behringer D seriesBoomer, Thu Aug 2 12:56
      I have the D series. B1xxD where the xx is the woofer size, they come in 8, 10, 12, & 15" two way powered tops. There is an additional 12 & 15 model that can connect with Bluetooth for running iTunes ... more
      • Thanks - and a follow up questionTony Wright, Thu Aug 2 22:06
        I appreciate your reply. A couple of follow up questions... Are you running bass or keyboard thru your own PA? If you had a pair of the B115D would you still want or need the B1200D for low end? You... more
        • Fair questions Boomer, Fri Aug 3 11:04
          I ran the full band through the PA. The bass stage amp was as strong as the subs. The keys low end about the same but that was at a winery and the band was too loud for the space. The couple bar gigs ... more
    • berringer monitorsMike M, Wed Aug 1 16:32
      FWIW: I have a sound-tech friend (with whom I have alot of respect for) that uses Behringer 12" powered speakers for monitor duty. He has had them for quite a few years and likes them for his... more
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