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Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System  

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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 b... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Features Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive:Active
  • Type:Two-way full range
  • LF driver:12"
  • MF driver:N/A
  • HF driver:1.4" ferrite driver
  • Power
  • Amplifier class:D
  • Wattage:345W cont./550W peak
  • Mixer/preamp:2 Channel
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:65Hz - 20kHz
  • Coverage pattern:90 x 60
  • Max SPL:125 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:1
  • TRS:1
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • Output/thru
  • XLR: 1 mix output
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • SPEAKON:
  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material:Polypropelene
  • Width:13.6"
  • Height:21.7"
  • Depth:10.6"
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 ”ˆž 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.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerEurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System
 
4.2

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Good audio (16)
  • Compact (15)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (14), Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great !!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great speakers for the money.

I read a few reviews here about these speakers and I must say that I disgree with a number of them. First off I have owned a pair of these for about five years...Read complete review

I read a few reviews here about these speakers and I must say that I disgree with a number of them. First off I have owned a pair of these for about five years now. I finally got tired of "lugging" around a rack and two QSC amps to play clubs. I decided to try a pair of active powered speakers and bought the Behringer B212 which I pole mount. This immediately eliminated two of the speakers I was carrying and one of the QSC amps. The sound was very impressive. Two years ago I bought a pair of Mackie Thump 15's when they were introduced at a price point very near the Behringer 15 inch active speakers which I was planning to buy. This and eliminated my two 15 JBL cabs and the other QSC amp. My back is greatful. While my Behringers look a little beat up, they work like the day I bought them. I do not abuse my equipment on purpose but since I am a regular player (at least twice a week) things just happen. These Behringer B212 cabs have tumbled off of my hand cart several times and become scratched and nicked in the process but they still work great. Nice clean high end (actually better highs than my Mackie's) and very reasonable low end.

I am not sure where Behringer got an undeserved reputation for "cheap" "low quality" products, but I have lots of Behringer stuff and it all works great. I have several Behringer rack mount units (patch panel, compressor, sonic enhancer) in my 24 track digital home studio and they sound great. I have also never had to return or repair any of my Behringer stuff. I can't say that about some other well known products I have had that cost twice as much and cost me even more in repairs.

If I had one complaint about these speakers it would be that the knobs on the rear of the speaker stick out too much and (though it hasn't happened to me yet) I am afraid that one or more will be broken off one day. Behringer should recess these knobs. I use my Behringers on stands with my Mackie 15's on the floor. The sound is very big, clean and loud. In addition my band often plays a club that has it's own permanent house system (not too bad either). We take along the Behringers and use them as extra powered floor monitors and they work great.

After five years of use playing and unintentional abuse these Behringer speakers have continued to work well. If money is not a problem, go for it and buy JBL, Community or other high end speakers. They are great and deserve their reputations. On the other hand, they will cost at least two to three times (or more) as much as the Behringers. You decide if it is actually worth it for your playing situation.

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5.0

Great Product for a really price

By Dan

from Rouses Point, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

    These speakers pump out great sound, the lows are nice and tight and the mid's and highs are crisp. The trick with any speaker is not to clip the gain input signal and don't overdrive them and if you do that they are as good as more expensive speakers.

     
    5.0

    Good product, but don't leave it on all the time!

    By 123456

    from Speakertown, US

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

      This is a great deal for a great powered speaker. I made the mistake of leaving it on for too long and it eventually would not turn back on. Don't make the same mistake as me!

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Rocky

      from Portland OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

        Far and away the best sounding pair of monitors I have owned, blows away any passive 2 ways, have taken much road abuse and have always been reliable, and as a back-up PA system have saved many a gig.

         
        4.0

        Good value

        By Mark bass

        from Syracuse, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

          Have had one of these for 3+ years for occasionally use as a keyboard amp. Just got a second for light PA use. Like another reviewer found, if you roll the bass off (to 10-12 o'clock) and use a mixing board to control the bass and mids, it's a surprisingly good sound.
          Am conscious not to overdrive these (volume past 2 o'clock) because it's unclear how much they can take before failing.

           
          5.0

          Pro Sound - Indestructible

          By mark

          from Concord, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

            I gig with a blues rock band and these are perfect for small clubs and private events.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Behringer Eurolive B212D

            By Mightycujo

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

              I have been in the business all my life and bever have I been so happy with a speaker for my keys. I use a Behringer UB808 to mix my keys and plug it into the speaker. Increduble fullness.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best for the monies

              By Douglas

              from Salem, Oregon

              Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

              Have used these speakers for over two years now and not a problem using them. I have invested almost $20,000 in Behringer products and have had no problems using them.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent powered speaker for the price

              By DJ Skello

              from Elk Grove, Ca

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

              Ive been around speakers for a while now and this behringer puts out.it has alot of power and for the price and the size of this thing you cant go wrong.i will be ordering another one soon.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              No Complaints Here, (so far)

              By Mainmat

              from Missouri

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

                It's nice n quiet when you want it to be, which I like. I've only had mine for a couple months and haven't had the chance to really push it where it should comfortably go. But, all that I have used them for has worked out great! I believe it's a great buy.

                 
                4.0

                So Far So Good

                By GaGa Mary

                from Winston-Salem, NC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer Eurolive B212D Active PA Speaker System:

                Nice, lush tone with limited EQ, but they are very responsive.

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