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Behringer D series
Thu Aug 2, 2018 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 from your phone straight to the speakers. My subs are the B1200D 12" 500 watt self powered. I have two each of the B110D, B112D, & B1200D. The claimed powered on the 12 & 15 tops is 1000 watts. 8 & 10 wattage is 300.

I have only gigged them a few times. I like the 10s on adjustable satellite poles over the B1200. Plenty loud in a bar club environment. I used the 12s as monitors along with my Yorkville NX20 12"s with a power amp. While not the same, nobody felt jilted with a littler monitor. I have swapped the 12s for tops and the 10s for monitors.

For our annual award dinner, I always use the 10s over the 12 subs. Personally, I think they sound great.

If I was busier with my own gear, I'd pick up a couple B108D to try out, especially with the subs. As is, the 10s are fairly small and pretty light weight. If I get the 8s, I'd make a mic stand adapter for them for an up close in your face monitor.

Trying to keep them looking good. I saw some covers on eBay that looked like they were sewn from Harbor Freight moving blankets. My preferred NYC Undercover bags almost cost as much as the speakers. So I sewed some up myself out of the moving blankets.

  • Hey Boomer! How about a review of your speakers?Tony Wright, Wed Aug 1 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... more
    • 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 series — Boomer, Thu Aug 2 12:56
      • 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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