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Behringer EUROLIVE B212D Active PA Speaker System
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An improved power-to-weight ratio thanks to Class D technology.

Like its fellow EUROLIVE D Series loudspeakers, the EUROLIVE B212D PA speaker system features Behringer's special Class D amplifier technology and internal switch-mode power supply to provide a much better power-to-weight ratio than other active speakers. To put it simply, you get all the power without the backbreaking weight.

Due to the high-efficiency design, the EUROLIVE B212D cranks out 450W of the cleanest, punchiest audio you've ever heard from a compact PA speaker 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, it features an ultralow-noise mic/line input with LEVEL control and a dedicated two-band EQ (bass/treble) for easy control.

Intelligent by design
One of the coolest things about active loudspeakers is the lack of backbreaking 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 audio speaker, making it difficult for a single user to heave all that mass onto the top of a speaker stand.

Behringer's EUROLIVE 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 the enclosure is the equivalent of an active two-way electronic crossover, graphic EQ, parametric EQ, mic preamp, limiter, and 2 Class D power amplifiers, yet the overall weight is less than a comparable loudspeaker system. 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 A/B 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 simple 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, yet without the drawbacks. That's why they invested more than 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). It's also 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, these new 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 loudspeakers run cooler and don't require huge and heavy heat sinks. The resulting speakers systems are much lighter, making them easy to transport and set up. BEHRINGER's no-compromise design means your EUROLIVE B212D active speaker system will deliver full power and incredible fidelity all night long, with no need for rest cycles.

Instant PA system
With just a single EUROLIVE B212D PA 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 use two EUROLIVE B212D enclosures for stereo playback of your MP3, CD, or old-school 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, and you've got an instant party.

Marvelous monitoring
Thanks to their trapezoidal design, the D Series cabinets can be laid on their side providing the ideal angle for onstage monitor wedge applications. Hookup is simple too, 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
The transducers (woofers and tweeters) are the only part of a sound system you actually hear, so Behringer didn't cut any corners. 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 back-plates. This enables Behringer to control the quality and make better components, like the long-excursion LF transducers and state-of-the-art 1.35" compression drivers deployed in each EUROLIVE speaker enclosure.

Low-frequency response
The EUROLIVE D Series speakers were 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.

Accurate non-fatiguing midrange and treble
Even if your particular application doesn't include booming bass, you'll love the sheer accuracy of the EUROLIVE B212D system. Over a year of design went into an 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, the D Series loudspeakers are able to articulate complex harmonic details.

Processor controlled output
Dynamic processing is one of the best ways to maximize output without sacrificing sound quality. The EUROLIVE B212D's 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 Behringer EUROLIVE B212D loudspeaker is two high-current amplifiers with a total output of 550 watts. 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.

Behringer EUROLIVE B212D Active PA Speaker System Features:

  • High-power 550W 2-way PA sound reinforcement speaker system for live and playback applications
    Ultracompact and lightweight system delivers excellent sound even at extreme sound pressure levels
    Revolutionary Class D amplifier technology: enormous power, incredible sonic performance, and super lightweight
    Internal switch-mode power supply for noise-free audio, superior transient response, and very low power consumption
    Integrated sound processor for ultimate system control and speaker protection
    Extremely powerful 12" long-excursion driver provides incredibly deep bass and acoustic power
    State-of-the-art 1.35" 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:
    Stand mounting with 35-mm pole socket
    Tilts on its side for use as a floor monitor
    Ergonomically shaped handles for easy carrying and setup
    High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long-life


Behringer EUROLIVE B212D Active PA Speaker System Specifications:

  • Low-frequency range:
    RMS power 280 W @ 8 Ohms
    Peak power 450 W @ 8 Ohms

    High-frequency range:
    RMS power 65 W @ 8Ohms
    Peak power 100 W @ 8Ohmns

    Speaker power capacity
    Woofer
    Size: 12"
    RMS @ 1% THD: 250W @ 8 Ohms
    Peak power handling: 1000W @ 8 Ohms

    Tweeter
    RMS @ 1% THD: 30W @ 8Ohms
    Peak power handling: 120W @ 8Ohms

    Audio inputs
    XLR(Servo-balanced)
    Sensitivity: -40dBu to +4dBu
    Input impedance: 20kOhms

    1/4" TRS jack (servo-balanced)
    Sensitivity: -40dBu to +4dBu
    Input impedance: 20kOhms

    Level control
    Input Trim —∞ to + 30dB
    Max. input level: +22dBu

    Link
    Connector: XLR connector

    Loudspeaker system data
    Frequency response: 65Hz to 20kHz
    Crossover frequency: 2.4kHz
    Sound pressure level: max. 125dB SPL @ 1m
    Limiter: Optical
    Dynamic equalizer: Processor-controlled

    Equalizer
    High: 12kHz/-15dB
    Low: 80Hz/-5dB

    Power supply:
    Voltage (Fuses):
    USA/Canada: 120V, 60Hz (T 6.3 A H 250V)
    UK/Australia: 240V~, 50Hz (T 3.15 A H 250V)
    Europe: 230V~, 50Hz (T 3.15 A H 250V)
    Japan: 100V~, 50-60Hz (T 6.3 A H 250V)
    Power consumption max.: 600W
    Mains connection: Standard IEC connector

    Dimensions (HxWxD) 21.7" x 13.6" x 10.6", 550mm x 345mm x 270mm
    Weight: 31.9lb./14.5kg.


Behringer EUROLIVE B212D Active PA Speaker System

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  • Great !!

    As reviewed by Manny on 3/22/2010

    I am mobile DJ, I dont have too much experience and I dont know a lot about speakers, I wanted to buy two powered speakers easy to carry. I found this speaker as the greatest option for me and my wallet! Mackie and JBL are great companies and YES...they do sound amazing...but the B212D has a great sound and its cheaper. I bought two of these and so far...they put a big smile on my face everytime I use them!... GREAT BUY!

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  • Good to use as PA

    As reviewed by Mimi on 3/18/2010

    We used only one of these for our vocalist in a hotel ballroom with approx. 150 people attending. The sound was clear and carried throughout the entire room even when our full band was playing...kb, drums, bass, sax & guitar. If you need a good vocal speaker for a small/med sized room, buy this.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • Small package...big punch

    As reviewed by Soundwerx Karaoke on 6/6/2010

    We've been using these speakers for almost a year. They don't disappoint! For small clubs/bars, these will get the job done. Lots of sound w/ no distortion. We usually run the 12"s with a subwoofer for more thump, but since we do karaoke, don't really NEED it. Great by themselves, with a sub, or as monitors for the 15" version

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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