Behringer B2031A Truth Active Monitors

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Audio Inputs:
- XLR Connector: Servo-balanced input
- 1/4 in. TRS: Servo-balanced input
- Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
- Maximum input level: +22dBu

Components:
- Tweeter: 1 in. ferrofluid-cooled dome
- Woofer: 8-3/4 in. polypropylene diaphragm

Amplifiers:
- Low Frequency: Maximum 150 Watts
- High Frequency: Maximum 75 Watts
- Noise: <10 dBA @ 1M (each)

Crossover:
- Type: Active, 4th order Linkwitz-Riley
- Crossover Frequency: 2kHz

System Specifications:
- Frequency Response: 50Hz to 21kHz
- Sound Pressure Level: Maximum 116dB SPL @ 1M (pair)

Power Supply:
- Voltage (USA/Canada): 120V~, 60Hz
- Power Consumption: 1.1A, standby 120mA
- Fuse: 100 - 120 V~: T 5 A H 250 V
- Mains Connection: Standard IEC connector

Dimensions/Weight:
- Physical Dimensions: 15-3/4 x 9-13/16 x 11-3/8 in. (400 x 250 x 290mm)
- Weight: 33 lbs. (15 kg)

Behringer B2031A Truth Active Monitors

Behringer has upgraded their B2031 studio monitors to a professional level of transparency, power, accuracy and versatility for the home studio - at an amazing price. These high-resolution, active monitors provide XLR and 1/4 in. TRS balanced inputs, very neutral sound and an extremely flat frequency response (50Hz - 21kHz). They're loaded with 150W (lows) and 75W (highs) power amps, separately controlled limiters, long-throw 8-3/4 in. woofers for deep, tight bass, ferrofluid-cooled HF drivers, unique wave guides, and extremely low-distortion active crossover networks with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters. They deliver excellent dispersion & stereo imaging and a large "sweet spot". The B2031A is adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions or subwoofer combinations and magnetic shielding allows placement near computer/video monitors. Truth monitors are delivered in matched pairs.

Features:

- Ultra-linear frequency response from 50Hz to 21kHz with individual frequency diagrams
- Built-in 150- and 75-Watt power amps with enormous power reserve
- Ultra high-resolution ferrofluid-cooled tweeter
- Long-throw 8-3/4 in. woofer with special polypropylene diaphragm and deformation-resistant aluminum die-cast chassis
- 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 limited for low and high frequency overload protection
- Automatic standby mode (defeatable)
- Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
- Delivered as "matched pairs" with individual frequency diagrams
- Low-vibration and environment-friendly E1 MDF cabinet
- Servo-balanced inputs with XLR and 1/4 in. connectors
- Designed in Germany. Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
(218 ratings)
Submitted January 7, 2009 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Had these for 7 years now"
Sound
I'll start off this review by noting I've been using these monitors now for 7 years, so I'm not some excited newbie I'm actually a guy that's been recording for about 17 years now and have had this product for 7 years. I'll start by noting how flat these are. They are perfect in that whatever I play on them that sounds bad sounds bad on all other systems. Whatever sounds good translates to sounding good on other sources. Being I've had mine so long I have to rate the quality very high as I've had ZERO problems with mine - no joke... not one problem, though I've read some horror stories from some owners. That being said I'd like to note I've read some slight speculation on the net that the older models, such as mine, are far better in quality than the more current models... again though that is purely specualtion from 1-2 people. I've tried upgrading, cause we all want the supposed "best" no? I've tried Dynaudio BM15A's, Mackie HR824's (MK1 & MK2) and I keep coming back to these and returning the others. I will say, the new Mackies are awesome but the bass is just way too much for a "half-space" setup, meaning a setup where there's a wall right behind your speakers. The room acoustics need serious treating due to the Mackies low end response and that costs thousand in serious bass trap to fix the problem. I don't have this problem with the Behringers, yet I still have great tight punchy low end, just not as low as other brands read more go. In all honesty though most consumer listening sources don't have a good accurate sub 50hz response anyway. I don't know what else to say about them. I mean, they're flat, they're super accurate, they're super inexpensive, and I've had mine for 7 years and they're still going strong. Your mileage may vary of course so you're on your own. But after all this time I thought, "Why didn't I ever write a review? After all this time I think I have something valuable to contribute".

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Industrial, Electronic, Nu-Metal, Gothic
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