Behringer CONTROL2USB Studio Monitor Controller

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 11 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CONTROL2USB
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Submitted July 3, 2017 by Bradford Penrod in Peoria, AZ
"Fantastic Upgrade!"
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I needed to replace my Presonus Monitor Station V1. I was a bit concerned when I received the Behringer Control2USB and saw how much bigger it is than the Presonus; this thing is big! At 15.5" wide the Behringer is much wider than the Presonus - it takes up more desk space. On that note, I can say this this unit appears to be built like a tank! BUT, once I had it connected and started using it, I am SO glad I made the choice to try it. To me anyway, it blows away the Presonus, both in function and sound. What I was considering a possible downgrade from the Presonus is actually an upgrade! The Presonus has no USB connectivity like the Behringer and that's a huge plus; it just adds more functionality since I work 95% with DAW. I seem to get better control-response from my monitors as well (I use KRK Rokit 8s + a sub) I get twice the SPL response without having to play with the monitor's rear settings. I am assuming this is because of the VCA control in the volume control. The ability to switch meters between in and out is very useful, along with the typical studio features like talkback and source select. I really love this unit, even if it is a behemoth! I cannot say whether or not this matches the Presonus Monitor Station in actual sound reproduction quality, but I would have to say that it's pretty darn close. From the softest interludes and effects tails, to full blown screaming guitars, I can hear it all in detail the way I need to. The only drawback that I can read more see at this point would be lack of headphone outs - only two, where the Presonus has 4. The wow factor? Well, if you compare the price to features - I said wow! This is a real deal in today's music world. If you need to save some money but do not want to sacrifice real quality, this is a good choice! This unit will be setting on my desk for years I'd bet.

Musical Background:
40+ years as a performing musician, writer & producer.

Musical Style:
Christian POP, Country, Moderate Rock, Ambient/Electronic, Blues.
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