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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... Read More

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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
  • 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
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.
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1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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4.2

(based on 31 reviews)

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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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Great, until they go bad

I bought a pair of these for my son, who is trying to start up a DJ biz. Sadly, within two months, the tweeter in one speaker quit working. Don't know if...Read complete review

I bought a pair of these for my son, who is trying to start up a DJ biz. Sadly, within two months, the tweeter in one speaker quit working. Don't know if it's the tweeter itself, or the cross-over circuit. I was on hold trying to get to Behringer customer service for more than an hour. Even when I got thru, it took several follow up calls and emails to get an "RMA number" so that I could get the speaker repaired under warranty. Well, that meant getting the speaker to an Behringer authorized service center at my own expense. Happily, there is on in my town, although quite a drive away. When I got there, carrying the speaker, and complained about the difficulty in getting the RMA, they laughed and said I'd actually gotten off easy. Then they said the company was notorious for not providing them with the parts they need to make the repairs. "Sometimes it takes them months," they said. They also indicated they see lots and lots of Behringer speakers and other products with defects and problems. Long story short, the speaker has been languishing for ten weeks at the repair shop, and they still haven't gotten the part. This is an oh-too-familiar example of a firm that offers a great up-front price and clearly doesn't care about building a relationship with their customers, standing behind their warranties, or even pretending to act in an ethical manner. I won't ever buy anything from them again, and invite you to consider my experience when making a purchase choice.

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5.0

Best for the monies

By Douglas

from Salem, Oregon

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.

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3.0

Decent product - Bad service

By Kurt Bares

from Michigan

Buyers take note on any Behringer product! The Eurolive B212D speaker has decent sound quality. It has worked well for a vocal monitor and basic PA for a few years now. The enclosure is on the smaller side which is nice for loading and carrying. Overall I would recommend this as an inexpensive speaker monitor. There are better options if your looking to create a PA system. (the Alto line is superior as a low cost solution) Service on the other hand is unacceptable. Behringer forces all support through their "Care@music" group. In my experience it has been impossible to get a fuse holder replaced. Nobody answers the parts line. I have over 20 hours on hold in the past 4 months (though I have never waited more than 30 minutes at any one time for someone to answer the phone during their business hours but that is not acceptable to me.) There is too much competition these days. If you buy these products you should consider the GC replacement warranty or take your chances. You will NOT be able to get parts for any Behringer product. Unfortunately these products are no longer something I would consider again unless they fix the support channels.

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4.0

Pretty decent speakers!

By Steve McMullen

from Akron Ohio

I use these as a mobile DJ, One of them has a power up issue (I have the pro-coverage, gonna get it fixed) And one has survived a pretty hard car wreck.. Powerful. Hardly have to kick the main above 9:00 position, beats well on the low end, clear high end.. and the XLR output link is handy if running to in-house equipment. There is also a mounting hole in the top I have mounted one of my effect lights to. ~~DJ Steve (/DJSTEVEAKRON)

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1.0

worked for a whole 5 minutes!

By edwin alvarez

from windham,ct

I really wanted to like these, in the 5 minutes i had them they sounded pretty good. nice high and mids, not much low end but they're not meant for "sub" bass. So the sales guy said these were waaaay better than mackies. That was the push I needed cause I really liked their size and looks, I know at this price point what I'm getting for sound so I wasn't expecting much. BUT after less than 5 minutes the tweeter stopped working! I was pretty mad cause I had my heart set on mackies, so i packed it up and went straight back to GC and got the mackie thump. Doesn't sound as "bright" as the behringer but it didn't die after 5 minutes. SO FAR! I'm sure this was a factory freak but I'm not taking that chance on a live gig.

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5.0

Great Speaker; Lightweight

By Michael Arganetto

from Drexel Hill, PA

I purchased one of these to run bar trivia. You can't beat it for the price. I used to have Mackie SRM450v1's when I was a full-time DJ (LOVED THEM) but I didn't want to put out $1000 for those again. I haven't cranked this one up yet, but it's got great sound for what I use it for.

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1.0

Horrible. Period.

By Nicholas Hoover

from Mitchellville, IA

I have used these speakers for 3 live events. I have used these for vocals and they just distort like crazy when i really get into the song. It is so embarrassing during a small gig when i really start getting into the song and the speaker sounds like you were stabbing it with a knife.

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4.0

Monitors for Band

By Steve McLaughlin

from San antonio, Texas

I bought one of these as a monitor for a 4 piece band. We have keyboards, acoustic guitars, and a lot of vocals and harmonies. Not a heavy rock sound. More jazzy and pop. Billy Joel, Eagles, Jazz standards, etc. First, this thing is LOUD. Tons of power. I could probably use a couple of these for our mains for most of the venues we play. However, I probably wouldn't for our kind of music. It is very "thumpy" and bassy. I think this was more tuned for DJ type of music. I had to roll off the bass on the speakers eq to 0...and it was still a little bottom heavy. This speaker is very loud, but I wouldn't necessarily call it all that musical. I gave it 4 stars, because for the price, it is an outstanding value. With the bass rolled off, it worked well as our monitor. The sound dispersion worked perfectly for 3 musicians on stage(we give the keyboardist his own monitor/mix.) I think this could work really well as rock bands main for small venues, and for DJ's. I say small venues, meaning clubs, gyms, ballrooms, etc. It is very loud, so I'm sure it would do well even outside. For the price, it's an outstanding deal. Light, powerful, built extremely well. I have heard that the amps on these things might not last too long, but that might depend on usage as well. Our band will never come close to pushing this thing, and we only play 2-3 times a month. So, I'm thinking it should last longer under those conditions. As a stage monitor, it more than meets our needs.

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5.0

Great as monitors...

By Mark Monteverdi

from Portland, Or

I bought two of these and use them as monitors in my PA rig. They're absolutly perfect for the job. I send the singnal out an aux send thru an EQ then route to the montors. I use the EQ to obviously "ring them out;" the built in two band EQ isnt enough. I play in a loud heavy rock band and they have no problem keeping up. My only suggestion is although I EQ with a 15 band, you should still drop the low EQ on the monitor to about 9 o clock otherwise they can be a bit tubby. I usally leave the level both at 12 o clock and control the it from the board. I've used them hundreds of times with no issues with no problems what so ever. Even had beer spilled down the compression driver and they keep on going. Light as hell too. Can easily carry two at a time without killing my back.

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5.0

very happy with my purchase

By Tim Morrison

from Damascus, Md

So, Behringer has gotten a bad rap for a while and that should change (although I'm glad that they're not the benchmark brand because then they might raise their prices like all of the other brands out there). I play in a 4 piece rock cover band that plays out 1-3 per month and we use these B212D's as monitors- they cut through our stage volume to allow us to hear vocals, keys, guitar and bass with awesome clarity. Their size and weight makes for easy load in and out of clubs with steps and tight passages. For mains we use the B212's big brothers (B215's) and their fat uncle (B1800D-sub woofer) So as you can see, our whole setup is Behringer. I haven't had to use it yet but I always buy the protection plan for peace of mind. I really think that if you're expecting to blast straight hip hop or sing for a metal band through the B212D's you'll be disappointed but as a monitor or acoustic open mic, you can't beat the price and quality of these. Final thoughts: Buy the protection plan; don't set the level past "2 O'clock" and have realistic expectations out of a 12 inch speaker.

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5.0

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

By joe thomas

from new baltimore mi

amazing, these are for my karoke setup in the basement, i started with harbinger 15 and they just couldnt give me what i wanted, so I brought them back and purchased two of theses , they wont let you down there amazing!! music and vocals are just exciting!!! love them

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