800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 145R-QXRP
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)
Email Print
 

Behringer B3030A 2-Way Active Studio Monitor

Examine every note in your recordings with the Behringer B3030A, which has built-in 80 and 35 watt amps. (7) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States Can ship to Puerto Rico Can ship to APO/FPO
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
$399.98
or 4 payments of
$100.00 details
Coming SoonOrder Today!
FAST FREE SHIPPING
$$$$ Seen it for less? Request Lower Price
Questions? Call a gear expert now! (800-996-8637)
OWN THIS ITEM FOR
$100.00 PER MONTH

Product Description

When it comes to your studio recordings, you want honesty. In fact, considering how important your art is, you should demand it! That's why they designed the B3030A and B3031A Reference Monitors to speak nothing but the Truth. Oh, they still sound great hooked up to your stereo or your video surround system, but they were really built with the studio in mind -- where every note you play or sing is "under the microscope."

Features

- Ultra-linear frequency response with individual frequency diagrams
- Built-in 80 and 35-Watt power amplifiers with enormous power reserve
- Ultra-high resolution, 2-inch velocity ribbon transducer for ultimate sound reproduction
- Long-throw 6 3/4-inch woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone and aluminum die-cast chassis for ultimate bass response
- Controlled dispersion characteristics and extremely large "sweet spot" owing to the unique Behringer wave guide technology
- Active crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters
- Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions and subwoofer operation
- Separately controlled limiter for low and high-frequency overload protection
- Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
- Servo-balanced inputs with XLR and 1/4-inch TRS connectors
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany

Built on a Legacy

Their Truth B2030A and B2031A monitors have been so wildly successful that they've sold thousands upon thousands of them to some of the most critical ears on the planet. So, from the moment they started this project, they knew these speakers would have to be something really special, and indeed they are!

Years of R'n'D

For the past two years their Research and Development team has been on a mission to create the "perfect" studio monitor. Since the Truth B2031A had already become the industry standard, the acoustic engineers decided to start there and see just how far they could push the envelope. They tried a variety of transducers and enclosure designs, along with existing and emerging technologies. When all the dust settled, they chose to deploy an ultra-high resolution, 2-inch velocity ribbon transducer and a long-throw, Kevlar-coned woofer in a deformation-resistant, die-cast aluminum chassis.

Why Kevlar?

Glad you asked. Kevlar has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio -- that's one reason it's used in bulletproof vests. Kevlar gives the LF transducer the strength to handle the extremely high energy levels required for distortion-free, chest-pounding bass. And since they have such low mass, Kevlar speaker cones also respond much more quickly than those made of paper, important for not only maintaining bass content integrity, but critical for midrange accuracy and definition. The Kevlar transducers reproduce even the subtlest nuance of the low-frequency realm without muddying the midrange.

What's With the Funny-Looking Tweeter?

Ribbon tweeters bring a level of accuracy and sophistication to high-resolution studio monitors that was previously unattainable. They provide exceptionally wide horizontal dispersion (for a larger "sweet-spot"), while holding the vertical dispersion extremely tight. And since the ribbon transducer diaphragm is virtually weightless, it reacts instantaneously to changes in the high-frequency content. Now, not only do you hear the dulcet tones of a flute, you hear the breath flowing through it... You hear the wind chimes bouncing off each other... You can hear the fingernails on the nylon strings of a classical guitar...

Another reason why ribbon tweeters are so supremely accurate is their ability to reproduce frequencies far above the normal hearing range. Even though you can't hear these "ultrasonics," the lower harmonics they generate do affect the way they experience the stereo image. For instance, a 30 kHz signal is too high for you to hear, but you can hear its first sub-harmonic (15 kHz), second sub-harmonic (7.5 kHz), and third (3.75 kHz), etc. All these sub-harmonics combine with the primary sound to create stunning realism. Power to the People It takes quite a bit more than just a "bulletproof" woofer and a high-tech ribbon tweeter stuck inside a fancy box to make a studio monitor of this class. It also takes power -- and lots of it! But even more importantly, that power has to be matched to the individual high and low-frequency transducers. While some of the competitors are content to stick whatever speakers they have on the shelf into haphazardly designed boxes and then strap on a one-size-fits-all amplifier package, they build every single component from the ground up.

They pack 225-Watts of bi-amped technology (including a time- and phase-corrected active crossover) into every B3031A (110-Watts for B3030A), ensuring that you have the enormous power reserves you'll need to drive them really hard.

Power to the People

It takes quite a bit more than just a "bulletproof" woofer and a high-tech ribbon tweeter stuck inside a fancy box to make a studio monitor of this class. It also takes power -- and lots of it! But even more importantly, that power has to be matched to the individual high- and low-frequency transducers. While some of the competitors are content to stick whatever speakers they have on the shelf into haphazardly designed boxes and then strap on a one-size-fits-all amplifier package, they build every single component from the ground up.

They pack 225-Watts of bi-amped technology (including a time- and phase-corrected active crossover) into every B3031A (110-Watts for B3030A), ensuring that you have the enormous power reserves you'll need to drive them really hard.

Designed to Work in Your Environment

The ideal environment for listening is a room that is "flat," neither too reflective (echoes) nor too absorptive (where the sound is muffled). But since all rooms are not the same acoustically, all Truth monitors come equipped to function in a wide variety of situations. Switches are provided to adapt the monitor's low- and high-frequency characteristics for optimal performance specific to your listening environment.

Placement is also critical. Ideally, all loudspeakers should be placed away from walls to ensure proper bass response. But fear not, B3030A/ B3031A monitors feature Room Compensation switches so you can place them against walls, or even in corners. Walls tend to enhance low-frequency content, and corners exaggerate bass even more, but your Truth monitor can be custom-tailored to provide honest bass response for your situation, with the simple flick of a switch or two.

Non-fatiguing, Wide "Sweet Spot"

While some of the competitor's studio monitors have a highly focused "sweet spot" (the optimal listening position for a pair of loudspeakers), the wave-guide is designed to create a much more generous, broader listening zone. That means you won't wear a hole in the carpet in that one spot where everything sounds great.

You are free to move around inside the stereo image to find the ideal spot in the mix for subtle instrument or effects placement opportunities. You also won't suffer the ravages of "monitor fatigue syndrome," an ailment that comes from listening to harsh high-mids and treble content for hours on end. The 2" velocity ribbon transducer, along with the proprietary wave-guide design, generates silky-smooth high-end that is non-fatiguing, even during those all-night mix-down sessions that can test your nerves.

Hearing is Believing

The technical jargon might bore you to death(if you really like that stuff, there's a special treat at the end), but hearing the Truth will make you a believer. From the "bulletproof" bass of its Kevlar woofer to the silky top-end of its ribbon transducer, you'll agree that nothing in this class outperforms the B3030A and B3031A monitors. Compare them to the competition and own Behringer!

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Behringer products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 45 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 13 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Best Value, Best Sound for the money... B3030A's"
Sound: I bought the Behringer B3030a's because in the store they lived up to the reviews I had read about in being very similar to the Adam speakers. When I got them home I was not dissappointed. They have a great stereo field, very good mids and hi's and more than enough bass. The settings for room placement works great. They are quite loud as well. Feature: I like the fact that these speakers are solid. they are heavy and the fact that the cabs are real wood makes a lot fo differnce. The ribbon tweeaters are crisp and clean and they fit really well in my studio space. Ease of Use: Right out of the box and on the desk... voilla.. sound Quality: C'mon you can't find another pair of speakers that sound this good for $329. I mean really aside from a slight difference in the mids and hi's they sound just as good as the Adam speaker they are compared with. I use them all day and they do not fatigue my ears. Value: At 329 bucks this is the best value I've seen around. Even if they were $529 for the pair they would be a better value than their rivals the Adams at almost $1400 a pair. Don't let anyone tell you different either. You need to hear them. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to use any tech support or return them and I'm hoping I don't have to. But we'll see. I usually don't blow my speakers and if they are built as sturdy as they feel, I won't be replacing them for a while... unless I get rich and then I'll still be using them. The Wow Factor: I know everyone bags on Behringer, but truly I've had several of their products and so has my friends and we never have problems with the stuff. I think those that do are probably idiots that don't know how to use products and then plame failure on the product when it was their fault. Maybe not everyone, but a good portion of the people that buy gear don't know what they're doing and then blame it on the product. Overall: I shouldn't have to replace these speakers for quite a while
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Zzounds is awesome, and so are these monitors"
Overall: I've had a pair of b2031's for years now. I got them before they started putting the "A" distinction on them and I've loved them from the moment I started using them. the b3030a's are the revised version of the b2030's with ribbon tweeters and kevlar woofers. They do not disappoint. I've paired them with a b2092 (I still don't understand why they discontinued them) and they are amazing and smaller than the 2031's. Definitely recommend them for anyone who already intends to pair them with a studio sub and wants to spend any amount less than 1200 for a pair of monitors. i'm selecting all the relevant ratings with regard to these monitors and had no dealings with the manufacturer and the wow factor would be to say they did something beyond what I expected. I went in knowing what to expect so I can't really offer I was surprised but they are awesome.
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Our extended 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee applies on this product Buy it, and if it isn't just right for you, return it!
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "zZounds is great! As usual, they always come through. If your money's low or your budget's tight, I'd suggest that you give zZounds a try. They have a Play As You Pay plan that is amazing! I can get what I need when I need it. zZounds has never let me down yet and I will continue to use them for all my musical needs." - customer on June 6, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 145R-QXRP. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
X
ALL ACCESS PASS
5 REASONS YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE ZZOUNDS NEWSLETTER
  • Limited-time payment plan offers
  • Weekly deals
  • Exclusive giveaways
  • Exclusive artist interviews
  • Insider info on your favorite gear
To get your cool stuff, we'll need your address:
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]On OrderThis item has been ordered from the manufacturer. We do not have an expected date for this shipment yet, but will post one as soon as it is available.
close [x] Faster Shipping Options
2 Day Air $43.99
Overnight $89.99
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $49+

Just $2.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey and Nevada, nearly 75 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $49+

Just $2.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!