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Behringer EUROLIVE B212A Active Loudspeaker

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The Behringer Eurolive B212A is an active 2-way PA speaker that features 400W power, a 12" long-excursion woofer, a 1-1/4" titanium-diaphragm compres...Click To Read More About This Product

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A loudspeaker with integrated power amp, inputs, level, and EQ controls.

The Behringer Eurolive B212A is an active 2-way PA speaker that features 400W power, a 12" long-excursion woofer, a 1-1/4" titanium-diaphragm compression driver with horn, and a versatile enclosure design that allows positioning for use as a monitor or main. You also get ultra-low noise mic (XLR) and line (1/4") inputs with level control and 2-band EQ plus an XLR out. It also has speaker protection, a 35mm polemount, and ergonomically shaped handles.

FEATURES
  • 2-way active PA speaker
  • 400W power
  • 12" long-excursion woofer
  • 1-1/4" compression driver with horn
  • Speaker protection
  • Trapezoidal enclosure
  • 35mm polemount socket
  • Ergonomic handles
  • XLR/mic input
  • 1/4"/line input
  • Level control
  • 2-band EQ
  • XLR out
  • Dimensions: 14"W x 22"H x 11"D
  • Weight: 36 lb.
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4.7

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Impressive budget PA

As a church planter on a tight budget I needed a simple compact PA solution. Having purchased other PA systems in the past I really wanted to go with a molded active speaker for...Read complete review

As a church planter on a tight budget I needed a simple compact PA solution. Having purchased other PA systems in the past I really wanted to go with a molded active speaker for easier setup in this case, but the cost of SRM's was out of reach for our tight budget. I decided to try the B212A's and I am really pleased with the purchase. I'm still impressed each time I play some music through these. There is a lot of volume available, the highs are crisp, there's a nice full body to the sound with no mud, and a surprising punchy low-end for a 12" speaker. Overall a very nice articulate sound which will allow one to hear more separation of musical parts than on many other systems. Compact enough to haul in any vehicle and light enough for a small person to setup. Combined with a small Behringer Xenyx mixer and there is no noticable background noise or hiss, just a nice clean sound which will serve a small audience very well with minimal hassles during setup. For well under $1000 (including mixer, stands, cables) these will provide a very acceptable PA for many applications. These would also serve well as wedge monitors or for a heavier sound could be supplemented with a sub, leaving many options available to use these down the road, so they'll adapt with changing needs. Great purchase!

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Good luck

First of all, let me say that I have never been as dissatisfied with a product as I am with these speakers.A couple of months ago I bought two of the B212A's brand new...Read complete review

First of all, let me say that I have never been as dissatisfied with a product as I am with these speakers.A couple of months ago I bought two of the B212A's brand new from Guitar Center to use for monitors and to back-up my QSC K12 mains (which are awesome, BTW). Just 5 minutes into sound-checking our first gig using these things and one started hissing and crackling, then went completely dead. I was upset, but I figured you're bound to get a bad one once in a while. So I drove it 80 miles back to the GC and since it was within 30 days they replaced it with a B212D (they were out of stock on the B212A).A few days ago we played a gig using the other B212A for maybe the third time. Guess what...it burned out, too. Except this time, I'm outside of the 30 days from purchase so I can't just take it back and get a new one.They sound ok and are loud when they work, but I figure you have maybe a 50% chance of them actually making a sound. For the price, I could deal with the harsh highs and excessive feedback, but when I pay this much per speaker I expect at the very least it should turn on and produce sound. I guess I was wrong.My advice: stay away from these things. You're gambling with your money.

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1.0

Good luck

By Nate Morrow

from Oregon

First of all, let me say that I have never been as dissatisfied with a product as I am with these speakers.A couple of months ago I bought two of the B212A's brand new from Guitar Center to use for monitors and to back-up my QSC K12 mains (which are awesome, BTW). Just 5 minutes into sound-checking our first gig using these things and one started hissing and crackling, then went completely dead. I was upset, but I figured you're bound to get a bad one once in a while. So I drove it 80 miles back to the GC and since it was within 30 days they replaced it with a B212D (they were out of stock on the B212A).A few days ago we played a gig using the other B212A for maybe the third time. Guess what...it burned out, too. Except this time, I'm outside of the 30 days from purchase so I can't just take it back and get a new one.They sound ok and are loud when they work, but I figure you have maybe a 50% chance of them actually making a sound. For the price, I could deal with the harsh highs and excessive feedback, but when I pay this much per speaker I expect at the very least it should turn on and produce sound. I guess I was wrong.My advice: stay away from these things. You're gambling with your money.

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5.0

please send me another one

By Mye

from Boston MA. area

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I recently took over running sound at a small club north of Boston for an open mic Blues Jam. I needed a couple of powered monitors. I'm running a Behringer PMX3000 powered mixer so I thought why not try the B212A . When I got them I thought they looked awfully small and light. I am used to much larger heavier units. I was a little dissapointed to tell the truth. Then I plugged them in, and WOW! I just couldn't believe how good they sounded so I decided to order the B212 s to replace some aging J.B.L. front speakers , and WOW! again. So I ordered first one then another of the 3-packs of Behringer XM8500 Vocal Mikes . Now the whole P.A. seems matched and the sound is CRAZY for the money. Everyone, players and listeners both, have raved about the new sound, even the Owner. I'm on this website tonight to order a third B212A. That's all I can say.

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2.0

2 Have died on me in less than 1 year

By 4GR

from upstate ny

I bought 1 B212A to use for vocals in my small practice space. I liked the sound quality and ease of use so much that I bought another to use with a small mixer as a PA for vocals and acoustic guitar. Then the trouble began. First, one speaker started to crackle a bit and was far more quite than the other. I called Behringer - they gave me a return authorization number and directed me to send the speaker in to their repair center. 3 months later I got my speaker back. In the meantime I foolishly bought another so we could play shows. Again, we're only running vocals and acoustic through these things and not too loud. Now, another speaker has blown. It just gurgles, pops, and hums. I plan on sending it in tomorrow. My dime of course. Not sure what to do at this point.

 
5.0

An ear shredder

By kcnotek

from Remus, MI

It'd be nice if its monitor stands came with it. You might want to use right angle XLR plugs. Everything else, sound, look, size, weight, and value is great. I measured 118 db of pink noise at 6 feet and it still didn't clip. Had to nail my face back on. No more monitor amps in squeaky wheeled racks and static-y speaker cables!

 
5.0

The best powered monitor period!

By Michael Dirt

from Houston, TX

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I play a regular solo acoustic gig and my small PA only had an unpowered monitor line out. I looked around for options to add a single powered monitor to my solo rig. All the other possible candidates were only a few bucks less, had 10" or smaller speakers and half or less the amp. When I got it and tried it out my thoughts were that it could replace my entire PA. This amp is ice cold clear and the power will rattle windows. I keep the volume down at gigs but I'll NEVER have trouble hearing myself again! Almost a year now and its still going strong. A little heavy, but worth it.

 
5.0

Great Speaker!

By Musicman-k7sQ1

from Austin, TX

I got this speaker about two weeks ago. I was kind of skeptical of the quality and power this speaker would give me. Since it was cheap i gave it a chance and bought one to try it out. Wow... It's such a great and power speaker. It says it gives you up to 450 watts and well it does. I have a pair of Mackie Srm450's and I compared one of them to the Behringer and they are really comparable so I'll definitely be buying more.

 
4.0

Go for the 15

By Adam California Djboy

from Palo Alto, CA

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So I got a pair of the 12" Behringer EUROLIVE B212A and the woofer one one speaker broke after the second time using it. I had it too loud. These speakers are loud enough to do even an outdoor event, but i would recommend getting the 15" version (Just so you can have more bass and not worry about blowing your speaker.) Other than that, you can't beat the deal

 
5.0

behringer active monitor

By none-7KOeh

from Central NY

I use my B212A mostly as a guitar and acoustic bass amp. I suspect an electric bass player might be dissappointed with low E but for acoustic low G and above this is a very nice solid, versatile, and good sounding alternative to the traditional guitar amp.

 
5.0

Very nice set of active speakers!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

For the price, they are unbeatable! Almost as good as the Mackie SRM450, but 250% cheaper. I use them in a 100x40x12 space, and they are more than enough!Get them! You won't be sorry...

 
5.0

Solid Monitor

By steddyb

from VT

I picked this up to be used primarialy as a monitor for my band, and we're really happy with how it has been performing for us. The sound is excellent and can be tailored for whatever you need to hear. The one issue that I have is with the unit's durability as a floor monitor. While it can be used as either a PA or floor monitor, it is definitely not quite contoured correctly to allow a guitarist to put a foot up on it while playing. Also, the angle of the input jack is positioned such that it can really pinch your 1/4" cord against the ground when on the floor. Not a tremendous negative, just room for improvement. Other than that I'm totally happy and will be picking up more in the future.

 
5.0

loud and very tough

By dj diamond dave

from coldsprings, TX

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Ive owned 2 of these speakers for 6 months and they are impressive.I use them as monitors in my band. If we arent careful they will overpower our mains.The really cool thing is one was recently dropped,and it still works.

 
5.0

Good, but Not a JBL

By Robot_Dr

from Lansing, MI

I purchased the B212A a few months ago. I use it as a monitor for my electric guitar. I do not use an amp. I use a Boss VF-1 Multi effects / Modeler, and run direct into this speaker. Then DI out of the speaker to the PA. Using this methode I can hear exactly what the PA sounds like, and I dont have to mess with a mic. etc.My initial finding was the HUGE low end this speaker was. And I mean HUGE bass responce. For my aplication, I had to turn the bass down almost all of the way. It would probably be great for a mobile DJ that plays lots of modern dance music. There would be no need for a sub. But, I do not believe it is 400+ watts. The sound output is not much louder than a 60 watt peavey guitar amp, but I am compairing apples and oranges sort of.I did a side by side comparison with an active JBL EON. The B212A dose not have the individual not clarity and definition that the JBL has. Botton Line - The B212A is no JBL. But its less than half the cost. It is an awesome value for yur dollar and it will definately get the police called on you if you pump it up in town. I will probably be buying more. Most likely B215A for bass monitor and electronic drums.

 
5.0

Good Bang for the Bucks

By Paddy-O

from Los Angeles, CA

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I just got these speakers to use with my lounge-style sextet on a gig. I used my Behringer Xenyx 1202FX mixer and a potpurri of mics, and these speakers handled everything swimmingly. I'm not an audiophile nor sound engineer, nor do I have to be with these speakers. the sound was so big for a 60x80 room, I ended up using only one speaker for PA and the other (turned down, and EQ'd) for a monitor. What a blessing to be able to EQ the speaker itself instead of having to fuss with monitor sends (which i don't even have on that mixer) for stage monitoring. The triangular shape is great for on stage, but not so much fun for packing/storing. Keep the boxes. The supplied power cords are typical computer power cords - six feet. As with other behringer speakers, the control knobs on the back aren't very protected, so don't get all crazy, throwing your speakers around. The handles make these easy to carry and position.These speakers did exactly what I asked of them - clear, clean sound without being overwhelming.

 
4.0

Monitors

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought a pair of these to use as monitors for my band. The mains amp went out and I was forced to use these as mains. I was astonished at how much I could drive these speakers. I did however have a crossover and a sub cutting the lows at about 100hz. Given that though, they pumped out the vox, keys, guitar, and high end of the bass incredibly. My only wonder is how long they will last....

 
5.0

Much better than expected!

By rjb4474

from Wisconsin

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I bought a pair of B212a's, to use as monitors with a 4 piece 60's/Beatles group. Set up FOH to compare to Peavey 12's with a Crown amp. Awesome! Better bass, much more punch! I bought 4 more, to use as 4 seperate monitors (we are very vocal oriented) and 2 FOH. First time was outdoors, with AC30's, etc. Ran my keyboard rig through them, as well. Had to keep turning them down - loud! Ran non-stop in the sun for 4 hours, didn't skip a beat. Setup? 10 minutes! No more grunting heavy amps! I could pack an AC30, full keyboard rig, full PA, several guitars - all in a small SUV - and be more than loud enough for an outdoor gig!Sure, these aren't Mackie quality - but plenty good for the average band. For the price of FOH Mackies, I got 4-way monitors and stereo FOH. Behringer is definitely getting better at this.

 
5.0

very good speaker.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I am very surprised at how good this speaker sounds! I play guitar, drums and run sound at a theater with a million dollar EAW/yamaha sound system. bi-amped package systems like this are the way to go. The days of hauling racks of power amps are numbered.I wanted something cheap to use as a monitor or to play acoustic and sing through, this is all that and much more! I was considering the 215 but went for the 212 thinking the 12 would be better for vox and the acoustic. This cab still has a lot of low end! I turn the lows down (on the cab) to 10 o'clock from 12 o'clock. When I first picked up the cab it had a very good feel to the quality of construction, like a good guitar, you can feel the quality as soon as you pick one up. I only bought one because it was a cheaper way to get an acoustic amp, plus i can use it for much more, I may go and buy another...if the wife will let me.I wish the controls were on the side instead of the back, its hard to get to them in the monitor position.

 
5.0

For the price, you couldn't ask for more!

By Napolean

from Detroit, MI

I bought one of these 2 months ago, to use in a 3 piece rock band, primarly for vocals (we also mic the drum kit through it). It sounds great, works great, and I see no issues with it! I'm going to buy another one today (you gotta have 2 man)! It's plenty loud enough to be heard over guitar, bass and drums, at least for small parties and practice! And our band plays pretty loud; don't all bands? Prior to this, we've used "top-o-the-line" Mackie SRM 450's, and this Behringer sounds just a good to me; plus they are about half the weight and a little more compact.

 
4.0

Good, but not Great

By toneman1-WMwWX

from Florence MA

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I bought this active cabinet to use as a powered expansion speaker for the piezo acoustic signal from my powerbridge tele, which runs to a Peavy Ecoustic 110 amplifier. Although it does give me more than enough volume and spread, the tome that it produces is not nearly as "natural" sounding as the Peavy. I find that I have to roll off almost all of the lows, and be careful with the highs and output level or the sound gets harsh. That said, this is a heck of a buy - plenty of juice and the sound is workable, for just over chump change. I had tried out all the acoustic guitar amps and keyboard amps, and they are all more expensive and many don't sound very good; this is a very viable alternative.

 
5.0

Buy These!!!!

By Strato1994

from Boston, MA

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I have spoke nothing but praises for Behringer, and I am even a brand name gear snob. Straight to the point! Buy these. I run 4 on stage for monitors and they are sick! I even owned a pair of JBL Eon's, and Mackie SRM450's that I am now trying to get rid of, because these are absolutely outstanding! They are small, low profile, lightweight, you can carry 2 at a time like suitcases, very crisp, and SUPERLOUD! I have to turn the bass know down to zero when I use them as monitors because they rumble my feet. They also have a locking system so you can bolt them together in an array! My only complaint is the shallow angle in which they sit on the floor as monitors. They kind of hit you in the waist when they're in front of you. And, the input/output connections in the back hit the ground when they lay like monitors, so it might shorten your cable life. None the less, they are an unbelievable value. I want 2 more!

 
5.0

Impressive for the buck

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Quite loud, good overall sound response, low price. These will NOT fill up large spaces, but they are very adept at smaller gigs where you need full range. Works well as reinforcement or for powered monitors. Love 'em to death.

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