Power your passive PA speaker system for a affordable price with Behringer's full-featured EP4000 Stereo Power Amplifier. Delivering a staggering 4,000 watts into four ohms bridged, the powerful EP4000 amp translates tight, punchy bass beats through the speakers exactly as they're intended, utilizing Behringer's exclusive Accelerated Transient Response technology to react instantly to fast low-frequency peaks. Built with an impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis, the EP4000 has a back-to-front ventilation system and high-current toroidal transformer for independent DC and thermal overload protection on both channels.
Clean, Professional Design
Simply take a look at the front panel of the Behringer EP4000 amplifier to see why it's one of the best values on the market. Behringer kept the design simple with a power switch, detented gain dials for each of the stereo channels, and ventilation slots to keep your amp cool even when it's pushing 4,000 watts. As you would expect from any pro power amp, the EP4000 has green power LEDs to let you know when the amp is warmed up and ready to go, as well as signal and clip LEDs to help you monitor performance and keep your PA system's gain structure under control.
Flexible Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, and More
On your EP4000's back panel, you'll find an on/off switch for an important safety feature: the power amp's defeatable clip limiter. When it's engaged, this limiter will automatically duck the level on the incoming audio signal to prevent clipping, distortion, and speaker damage on output. You'll also find a flexible low-cut filter designed to cut the sludgy low-end frequencies that your speakers can't faithfully reproduce. For example, you may set your low-cut filter at 30 Hz or 50 Hz if you're pushing floor monitors or a pair of full-range boxes -- or simply turn the low-cut filter off if you're using your EP4000 to power, say, a large subwoofer. The back panel also includes controls for setting your amp to run in bridged mono or stereo mode, as well as controls to daisy-chain EP4000 amps in parallel mode.
High-End Components Under the Hood
For their EP-series amps, Behringer uses reliable Toshiba/Fairchild power transistors in a rugged steel 2-space enclosure. The EP4000 also features a high-current toroidal transformer, ideal for fast transient response. To ensure a long life of reliable performance, this high-powered amplfier features a front-to-back cooling system with an exhaust fan located on the back of the amp. The fan draws air in through the front slots, across the internal components, and out the back, pulling the heat along with it. Even under heavy 2-ohm loads, the EP4000 is designed to stay cool.
- Stereo power amplifier delivers 2 x 2,000 watts into a 2-Ohms load; 2 x 1,400 watts into a 4-Ohm load, and 4,000 watts into a 4-Ohm load in bridge mode
- Behringer's exclusive Accelerated Transient Response technology for tighter, punchier low end
- Defeatable limiters on each channel ensure maximum output level and overload protection
- Selectable 30 Hz/50 Hz low-cut filters remove muddy, potentially speaker-damaging frequencies
- Precise detented gain knobs, plus Power, Signal and Clip LEDs for each channel
- Inputs accept XLR and 1/4" TRS sources
- Professional Speakon and binding post ouput connectors
- DC and thermal overload protection automatically protects amplifier and speakers on each channel independently
- "Back-to-front" ventilation system, including air filter
- Rugged steel 2U rackmount chassis
Serious Power for Your Dollar
Budget-conscious shoppers know that Behringer Europower amps deliver serious power per dollar. At this price-to-wattage ratio, powering your whole venue system with Behringer is a no-brainer. And with high-performance features like Accelerated Transient Reponse, flexible low-cut filters and defeatable automatic limiting, this power amp is perfect for performance venues of any kind. If you have passive speaker boxes to push, the 4,000-watt Behringer EP4000 stereo power amplifier is simply an excellent value.
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- 2 x 2,000 Watts into 2 Ohms; 2 x 1,400 Watts into 4 Ohms; 4,000 Watts into 4 Ohms (bridge mode)
- Precise Power, Signal and Clip LEDs to monitor performance
- XLR and 1/4" TRS input connectors for compatibility with any source
- Professional speaker connectors and touch-proof binding posts support most speaker wiring systems
- Selectable low-frequency filters (30 Hz or 50 Hz) remove distracting infra-sound frequencies
- Independent limiters per channel offer reliable protection against overload and distortion
- High-current toroidal transformer for ultra-high transient response and absolute reliability
- Ultra-reliable Toshiba/Fairchild power transistors
- Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects amplifier and speakers without shutting down the show
- Back-to-front ventilation system including air filter for reliable operation
- Built-like-a-tank, impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Base Item
- Shipping Weight: 47 lbs
- with VS1520 Speaker Pack
- Shipping Weight: 176 lbs
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The EP4000 represents everything musicians love about Behringer's popular EP1500/EP2500: excellent sound quality, road-worthy toughness and reliability, low-noise operation and incredible power. With 4,000 watts of power, the EP4000 amplifiers is perfect for medium-sized club gigs, mobile PA systems, church services or public spaces.
Everything You Need, Nothing You Don't
The uber-simple front panel controls of these amps give you all of your sound's vital signs at a glance. After flipping the Main switch, the Power LED will light when the amp is ready for action. Both channels have independent gain dials as well as clip LEDs that indicate when the signal is distorted and you need to reduce the gain. There are also Signal LEDs that light up when a signal is present at the input.
A panel of switches found on the back panel offers an array of cool options to apply to both channels of the EP4000. The Clip Limiter lets you get even more out of the amplifier without overdriving either it or your speaker system. Built-in circuitry automatically senses when the EP4000 is being overdriven into "clipping" and then momentarily reduces the input level to avoid clipping distortion. This all happens in a few thousandths of a second, so it's an inaudible way of avoiding audible clipping distortion. Of course, you can turn the Limiter off if you're feeling lucky.
Ultra-low frequency sounds (infrasonics) are caused by rickety stage vibrations, mic thumps and wind noise. While technically inaudible, they can cause a huge drain on amp power, potential damage to your speakers and a sludgy sound in the audible bass ranges. Both EP models feature a defeatable Low Cut Filter that chops off unwanted frequencies below 50Hz or 30Hz (depending on your PA system's capabilities).
The same panel contains the switches that allow you to put these amps to work in either stereo or bridge (mono) mode. The EP4000 can be linked to additional power amps by switching into parallel mode.
These Amps Have Guts
There are plenty of awesome features on the outside of the EP4000, but there's also a team of cool components on the inside helping it work its magic. They come loaded with famously reliable Toshiba/Fairchild power transistors as well as a high-current toroidal transformer for ultra-high transient response and further reliability. Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects the amplifier and speakers from any show-stopping meltdowns. There's no need for fuses, giving you one fewer potential mid-gig headache.
The EP4000 has both XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs. Even the outputs are totally flexible, consisting of Speakon-compatible outputs and five-way binding posts. Whether you're dealing with bare wire or boutique audiophile cabling, the EP4000 is right at home.
The exhaust fan, visible on the back panel, is the final stage of an internal back-to-front cooling system that keeps these amps working in the mild temperatures they love, even through periods of extended use. Finally, an impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis helps these workhorses stand up to all the rigors of the road.
Accelerated Transient Response Delivers the Knock-Out Punch
It takes huge pulses of energy (current and voltage) to propel a woofer cone out fast enough to match a bass beat. That's called Transient Response, and it's the holy grail of amp designers. By carefully selecting transistors with extremely high slew rates and optimizing other proprietary circuitry, this amp is able to react instantly to even the most demanding electronic bass impulses. If the woofers in your PA system can keep up, your audience will hear a tighter, crisper, more natural sound.
The Legend Powers On
If you read the reviews of the EP4000's older brothers, it's clear that those amps are renowned not only for their performance and durability, but also their astoundingly low price tags. The EP4000 extends that legacy to the next level. Why shell out for a "Brand-X" amp when you can get a Behringer Europower amp and have money left over for other gear?