Behringer EP4000 Power Amplifier

Wattage Ratings:
- Stereo into 2 Ohms: 1250 watts RMS, 2000 watts peak (per channel)
- Stereo into 4 Ohms: 950 watts RMS, 1400 watts peak (per channel)
- Stereo into 8 Ohms: 550 watts RMS (per channel)
- Mono Bridge Mode into 4 Ohms: 2400 watts RMS, 4000 watts peak
- Mono Bridge Mode into 8 Ohms: 1750 watts RMS
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 47 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 22 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EP4000

Behringer EP4000 Europower Power Amp

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.

Panel Discussion

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?

Features:

- 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
(66 ratings)
Submitted February 17, 2014 by troy johnson in bakersfield, CA
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i bought one of the ep4000 amps bout six years ago and the only problume ive had with it is some one left my systim on for two days and i had to let it cool off before it would come back on. the amp works fine and i have ran this at 2ohms with no problumes. some people say you get what you pay for but really how do you know your not getting rip from the big guys. Ive learn a lot in the passed seven years big names are not what they seem to be and I will be buying at least four more of these amps. Thanks Behringer for putting a true value on your products.
Musical Background:
been doing sound about seven year. outreaches and ralleys
Musical Style:
christian rock,rap,country alltype of music
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