Behringer B212D Powered Speaker (550 Watts, 1x12")

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These compact, easy-to-carry 32-pound powered speakers deliver Behringer bang-for-buck. Perfect for portable PA rigs, they push out a huge 125 dB peak SPL.

Weighing only 32 pounds, the 550-watt Behringer B212D 2-way active loudspeaker delivers excellent sound as a front-of-house speaker, or as a powerful personal monitor.

Cool Running with Hot Output

The Behringer B212Ds employ a Class D amplifier design for cooler-running, more efficient power usage than an AB system. Their active electronics deliver a sound that remains clear and undistorted even at maximum volume -- extremely useful when you're running these at the top of their output! They're also quite light for their wattage at 32 pounds a piece, and are highly rugged and durable.

Standard Ins and Outs

Each Behringer B212D comes with a single balanced TRS 1/4-inch input that accepts the output from a mixer, or other line-level signal. Below that, a single XLR female input will accept inputs from a microphone, a mixer, or any other balanced source. A balanced male XLR Link Output jack sends a copy of the main signal to another powered loudspeaker. A master Level knob gives you more relative force when you need it, and lets you pull back when you don't.

World-Class Transducers

The B212D's 12-inch long-excursion woofer cone and 1.75-inch aluminum-diaphragm compression driver are proprietary Behringer designs. This speaker's lows are pronounced and strong, while its reproduction of high frequencies is notably clear. The integrated 2-band EQ helps you fine-tune the way the B212Ds sound in different spaces.

Active Electronics Onboard

The B212D has an read more integrated built-in active high-pass filter that helps keep control over the overall sound. It cuts down the piercing highs that can create distortion or damage speakers when you're pushing out extreme volumes.

Learn more about the Behringer B212D powered speaker:


- 550-Watt 2-way powered speaker
- 1 x 12-inch long-excursion LF driver
- 1 x 1.75-inch titanium-diaphragm compression HF driver
- Class-D amplifier design
- Ultra-wide dispersion, large-format exponential horn
- 2-band Bass/Treble EQ
- 1 x XLR Link output for speaker daisy-chaining
- Trapezoidal cabinets for onstage floor monitor use
- Built-in 35 mm pole socket
- Ergonomically designed handles
- Rugged and durable
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- Power Configuration: Bi-amped
- LF Driver Size: 1 x 12"
- HF Driver Size: 1.35"
- LF Driver Power Amp: 250W Continuous
- HF Driver Power Amp: 65W Continuous
- Total Power: 550W Peak
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR
- Outputs: 1 x XLR
- Frequency Range: 65Hz-20kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 2.4kHz
- Maximum Peak SPL: 125dB
- Enclosure Material: Molded Plastic
- Mounting Options: 1-3/8" (35 mm) pole-mount socket
- Height: 21.7"
- Width: 13.6"
- Depth: 10.6"
- Weight: 31.9 lbs.

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Behringer B212D Powered Speaker

Thanks to Behringer's revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology and internal switch-mode power supplies, EUROLIVE D Series loudspeakers provide a much better power-to-weight ratio than competing active speakers. Put simply, you get all the power without the back-breaking weight. And the sound quality of these lightweight loudspeakers exceeds that of their extremely popular EUROLIVE B212A and B215A systems.

Due to their high-efficiency design, they crank out 550/220 of the cleanest, punchiest audio Watts you've ever heard from a compact loudspeaker system. The integrated sound processor provides total system control, along with dependable protection of the LF and HF transducers, thanks to the built-in active high-pass filter, which virtually eliminate distortion -- even at extreme operating levels. In addition, all four models feature an Ultra-Low Noise (ULN) Mic/Line input with LEVEL control and a dedicated 2-band EQ (bass/treble) for easy control.

Intelligent by Design

One of the coolest things about active loudspeakers is the lack of back-breaking racks of amps, crossovers and EQs that are often required to make passive speaker systems sound almost as good. But that comes with a trade-off -- that extra weight is transferred to the loudspeaker, making it difficult for a single user to heave all that mass onto the top of a speaker stand.
BEHRINGER's D Series' "Intelligent-Design" merges the best features of active loudspeakers with significantly lower weight by using switch-mode power supplies and Class-D amplifier topology.

Hidden deep inside each enclosure is the equivalent of an active 2-way electronic crossover, graphic EQ, parametric EQ, mic preamp, limiter and two Class-D power amplifiers, yet overall weight is less than comparable loudspeaker systems! These components work together seamlessly to provide optimum sound quality -- and it all takes place automatically, without you having to touch a single knob.


Class D Amplifier Technology Delivers High Power With Low Weight. Instead of operating relatively continuously like Class AB circuits, Class D amps switch on and off thousands of times per second, delivering power only when needed. In other words, the amplifier is either fully on or fully off, which significantly reduces the power losses in the output devices. This is easy in theory and complex in practice, which is why there are so many different Class D designs. Without boring you with terms like PWM Generation and Gate Drivers, let's just say that to realize the benefits of a Class D design requires compensating for a lot of potential problems that can cause audible distortion.

BEHRINGER didn't invent Class D technology, but their R&D Department has been working for years to perfect their own version with all the benefits of reduced weight and cool running, and none of the drawbacks. That's why they invested over a solid year of research time eliminating pitfalls like quantizing errors and excess dead time, selecting just the right switching frequency (and other equally tech-y terms). And why they spent an equally long time testing individual components to ensure they will stand up to the rigors of the real world.

When combined with switching-mode power supplies that replace heavy toroid transformers, their designs provide more dynamic punch since the higher switching frequency reloads the supply's capacitors much faster. And, because they are so much more efficient, the D Series runs cooler and doesn't require huge, heavy heat sinks. The resulting speakers systems are much lighter, making them easy to transport and set up. Their no-compromise design means your D Series active loudspeakers will deliver full power and incredible fidelity all night long, with no need for rest cycles.

Instant PA System

With just a single D Series loudspeaker system and a microphone or MP3 player, you can set up an instant sound system. Thanks to the built-in preamp section, you just connect a dynamic mic and raise and lower the volume with the Level control. Plug in your sound source, place the speaker on a tabletop or stand, and power up. It's just that easy. And if you need more coverage, simply use the convenient LINK OUTPUT XLR connector to add more active loudspeakers.

Stereo Music System

You can even use two D Series enclosures for stereo playback of your MP3, CD or old-skool cassette deck without any additional hardware. Just plug the appropriate stereo "breakout" adapter into your deck's output jack and run the cables to the 1/4" inputs on each loudspeaker. Set the Level and EQ controls the same on both enclosures. Voila, instant party!

Marvelous Monitoring

Thanks to their trapezoidal design, these cabinets can be laid on their side providing the ideal angle for onstage monitor wedge applications. Hookup is simple, requiring only a single XLR or 1/4" cable from the monitor send on your mixing console and, of course, power. Additional monitors can be chained together via the XLR LINK OUTPUT jack on the rear panel.

Custom-Designed Transducers

Let's face it; the transducers (woofers and tweeters) are the only part of a sound system you actually hear, so they don't cut any corners. While some of their competitors are content to buy off-the-shelf transducers and plug them into their boxes, they custom-design and build their transducers from scratch. Not only do they wind their own voice coils, they process the paper pulp into cones and even machine their own backplates. This enables them to control the quality, and frankly, make better components, like the long-excursion LF transducers and state-of-the-art 1.35" compression drivers they deploy in each and every EUROLIVE enclosure.

Low Frequency Response

The EUROLIVE D Series was built with extended low frequency handling in mind. With a tuned port, internally braced, injection molded enclosure, each model's custom-designed LF transducer (woofer) really cranks out tight low end. Keep in mind that bass response varies according to LF transducer size, so the larger the speaker, the more bass you will be able to generate.

Accurate Non-Fatiguing Midrange and Treble

Even if your particular application doesn't include booming bass, you'll love the sheer accuracy of these loudspeakers. Over a year of design went into a exponential horn/aluminum dome compression driver combination that could do justice to loud hard rock or dance music -- yet could also satisfy audiophiles with its musical timbre and attention to detail. For spoken word, singing or acoustical instruments, they are un-matched for being able to articulate complex harmonic details. In fact, many customers think it's the most natural-sounding speaker they've ever heard at anywhere near the price.

Processor Controlled Output

Dynamic processing is one of the best ways to maximize output without sacrificing sound quality. The D Series' built-in circuitry automatically adjusts program content, allowing the loudspeaker to operate at extreme levels. It accomplishes this by reducing bass output slightly as you approach the limit of the transducers. This frees up LF amp and transducer resources, so that higher overall volume can be realized. It's like having a tiny soundman inside each cabinet constantly monitoring and changing output parameters. By making subtle changes to the crossover frequency and the audio content, the system is able to crank out more sound -- without the slightest hint of distortion.

Massive Power to Size Ratio

Cutting-edge technology and high-fidelity speakers are not all it takes to get your message across -- you need power, and lots of it. At the heart of each EUROLIVE D Series loudspeaker are two high-current amplifiers with a total output of 550-Watts for the B212D/B215D and 220-Watts for the B210D/B208D. They're capable of driving the speakers to their maximum with no distortion -- and without speaker damage, thanks to active internal protection circuits. Put simply, they will astound you with their massive punch, smooth mids and articulate top-end!

Which Speaker do I Need?

As you've probably noticed, they make these active loudspeakers in four different woofer sizes. Which one is right for you?

Well, let's start with your application. Is it spoken word in a hotel ballroom? Hard rock in a park? A folk singer or a drum 'n' bass DJ? Loud enough for an 18-year old or loud enough for your grandmother? A huge auditorium or a tiny club? Physics are physics and a 15" low frequency transducer has almost 40% more surface area with which to move air than a 12". A 12" has 30% more area than a 10", and a 10" has 35% more than an 8". So the easiest answer is "Whether to choose one speaker cabinet over another depends on your bass requirements." If you're addressing a small meeting, or demoing the "slice-o-chop-o-vegamatic" at the swap meet or county fair, the B208D might be all the speaker you'll need. But if you're providing disco to the masses at a standing room only nightclub -- or you just need to crank it up louder, then the B215D may be a better choice.

As you can see, "Bass requirements" isn't quite as easy an answer as it sounds. The larger a room's cubic volume, the more energy is required to achieve a given level of bass. In other words, when playing the same tune in a big room versus a small room, big room = less bass; small room = more bass.


- High-power 550-Watt 2-way PA sound reinforcement speaker system for live and playback applications
- Ultra-compact and light weight system delivers excellent sound even at extreme sound pressure levels
- Revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology: enormous power, incredible sonic performance and super-light weight
- Internal switch-mode power supply for noise-free audio, superior transient response and very low power consumption
- Extremely powerful 12 in. long-excursion driver provides incredibly deep bass and acoustic power
- State-of-the-art 1.35 in. aluminum-diaphragm compression driver for exceptional high-frequency reproduction
- Ultra-wide dispersion, large-format exponential horn
- Ultra-low noise Mic/Line input with Volume control and Clip LED
- Dedicated 2-band EQ for perfect sound adjustment
- Additional Line output allows linking of additional speaker systems
- Versatile trapezoidal enclosure design allows different positioning
- Ergonomically shaped handles for easy carrying and setup
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (27 ratings)
Submitted June 13, 2011 by a customer from
"Live stero pair...Sounds great."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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You simply can't go wrong for the price. These do exactly what you want and do it for a great price. They just sound good and are very easy to work with. Buy them, you won't regret it.
I use these powered speakers in a stero pair. They sound very good lots of power without being muddy. Let me clear, these are not the best sounding studio referance monitors, and they are not priced that way. For live sound use or as a DJ they deliver room filling good clean audio.
These speakers have 2ch. Parametric EQ, Level, XLR & 1/4 inputs with an XLR link output. That is all the controle you could want in powerd PA's.
Ease of Use
Plug it in, turn it on, turn it up...What else is there?
The build quality seems very good. With the built in handels they are easy to move and setup.
For the price I know of nothing that even comes close. You could spend 2X the price and get speakers that may sound better, but only in controled acoustic settings, not in the real world.
Manufacturer Support
I called the company once to ask a question, got a quick accurate answer in English...That was all I could ask for.
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