Behringer Truth B2031A
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The sound quality of the behringer is very solid the bottom end is thick even at high volumes,the highs are a bit crispy sometimes, but this can be compensated for by the crossover switches on the back of the monitors. there is a superb wide sweet spot when your directly in front of the monitors (mine are about 4 to 5 feet in front of me depending on where im sitting). i really couldnt find a weak point in these monitors i have 2 pair both are crossed over differently, so i can hear every little blip pop or thud , i give them overall a 9 would be perfect with a tighter bass response and a bit more power handling capability but for a studio on a budget these cant be beat.
The useability ...a caveman could use em =) they come with 1/4" sound cables and power cords..basically there plug and play ( i would recommend setting the cutoffs to your set up for maximun sound quality )
i have pumped these into oblivion playd em til the limit light was glowing red (just to see ) and they sustained beautifull i control mine with a tascam US-428, these monitors are straight hard if you blow em your just a destructive ass or deaf..or both .. i have yet to have one problem out of either set of mine!
after having a set of edirol's near field monitors that were passive to go to these was a real joy. i fell in love with mine the moment i heard a hard bass drop from one of my mixes, they sound great, there reliable, and there affordable .. nuff said
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: SInister_Keys ( 6-, 2005)
Sounds are great, they even have cut offs for the bass and treble so you can get it to be just right with our surrounding environment. But as with most monitors you always want to keep them at ear level and create space between the monitors and whatever they are sitting on and keep your room treated with some good pads that you can buy a box of them for about 60 dollars that will take care of most of your room space, or at least the crucial parts.
Overall, you wont beat the price of these. You can probably pay double than what you could pay for these and not get a better quality. Your monitors are very important and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Don’t just go out and spend a bunch of money on monitors because they are loud and have a lot of bass. Monitors should be confused with listening speakers. Your listening speakers should be loud and bassy and really get you in the middle of the music. But your monitors for mastering and mixing down your projects should very accurate with good hi’s lo’s and a solid mid range. Don’t ever look that when shopping for monitors. The Behringer Truth series monitors will take care of you.
Behringer Truth B2031A Studio Monitor
I had been looking for a good but fairly inexpensive pair of active studio monitors - ones that i wouldnt mind taking on location for a recording & mix session. Of all the powered monitors in this price range (I paid $280 for the pair off ebay-sorry MF!),these had the most power (150w to the woofer & 75w to the tweeter)they also had larger woofers (8.75") than most in this price range. They are absolutely worth more than the $340 MF has them listed as!
I really like the flat,neutral response these monitors provide. They also have EQ adjustments on the back to compensate for different rooms or locations. I generally leave these at their normal settings. The power output is very smooth with lots of headroom. The power switch is located on the top of each cabinet, which is easy to reach. The monitors accept both XLR & 1/4" jacks that are angled down to alow them to be placed up against a wall if needed. The actual size of these are just right for a smaller studio space or (in my case,taking them out on location). A red peak led lights up when pushing them too far. I purposefully cranked them up to that level breifly just to hear how loud they could get! they have more than enough power for my needs on location or in the studio.
There is nothing I dislike about them. These monitors would be perfect if they had a protective grille over the woofers. I have to be careful when transporting them. Then again, these units are not really designed to go out of the studio!
The construction is very solid in every way. Very good thought & workmanship went into the design of these monitors.
I did a lot of shopping around & read a lot of reviews of several comparable brands before choosing this pair of monitors. They are the best value in its class & price range(anyone could spend hundreds more on the better known "name brands" - but why?)
This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Nice monitors for the $$$
1. Built-in 265-Watt power amp with enormous power reserve
2. Long-throw 8 3/4" woofer with special polypropylene diaphragm and deformation-resistant aluminum die-cast chassis Ultra-linear frequency response from 50 Hz to 21 kHz with individual frequency diagrams
3. Ultra-high resolution ferrofluid-cooled tweeter
4. Controlled dispersion characteristics and extremely large “sweet spot” owing to the unique BEHRINGER wave guide technology Active crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters
5. Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions and subwoofer operation
6. Separately controlled limiter for low and high frequency overload protection
7. Automatic standby mode (defeatable)
8. Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
9. Delivered as “matched pairs” with individual frequency diagrams
10. Servo-balanced inputs with XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors
11. High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
12. Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
13. Ultra-linear frequency range from 60 Hz to 23 kHz
14. High power handling capability (100 W / IEC268-5) produces full-range output with extremely low distortion
15. Phase-optimized and high-precision crossover for absolute phase linearity
16. Auto overload protection prevents tweeter damage and resets automatically
17. Powerful 5 1⁄2" woofer with extremely light-weight cellulose cone and high-resolution 1⁄2" tweeter
18. Solid protective grille and exceptionally rugged construction for long life and durability
19. Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Works as a nice stereo pair for my setup...I use it as near fields for home recording...They are accurate and sound terrific...Anyone who discounts these because of the name on them deserves to miss the boat...These are awesome for the price...
They have some VERY useful room adjustments on the back for highs, mids, and lows...Super easy to dial them into your setup...And believe me, once properly adjusted - they simply rule...
The entire spectrum is well balanced...The 5.5 throws out more bass than I expected...It is a great reference speaker- or pair depending on you...
The sound is exactly what you put in...If you do bass-heavy music, you probably want to add a sub...But if you just want the rock thump of a kick drum- you are covered with the 2031A...
I like the fact that you can adjust them to your room...Very nice feature....The power is clean and clear....The speakers can handle a lot of sound and stay faithful to the truth, hence the name....
For the moolah, you won't find better...For twice as much you might...
WOuld totally buy again if and when I open the B Room...
Overall a terrific product...Great features, great sound...Great manual....
They are a tad heavy but hey, they are active...
And, since no one else has done this yet...
YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!
Behringer Truth B2031A tech. sheet
- Model:Truth B2031A
- Category:Active Monitors
- Added in our database on: 08/10/2008
The TRUTH B2031A is the substantially improved successor to the B2031. It is a high-resolution, active 2-way reference studio monitor with XLR and ¼\" TRS servo balanced inputs that delivers very neutral sound and has an extremely flat frequency response (50 Hz - 21 kHz).It includes built-in 150- and 75-Watt power amps with enormous power reserve plus separately controlled limiters for low and high frequency overload protection. Tight, deep bass is provided by a long-throw 8 ¾\" woofer with a special polypropylene diaphragm, while a ferrofluid-cooled HF driver guarantees clear and detailed highs. The unique BEHRINGER wave guide and the extremely low-distortion active crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters produce an absolutely linear phase response with sound dispersion and stereo imaging. The B2031A is adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions or subwoofer combinations and magnetic shielding allows placement near computer/video monitors. All TRUTH monitors are delivered as “matched pairs” with individual response curves.
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