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Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)

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These extremely compact, 2 x 20W nearfield monitors feature ultra-high resolution 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters. With the MS40, you can connect direct...Click To Read More About This Product

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2-way active studio monitors ideally suited for computer studios, audio and multimedia workstations and keyboard monitoring.

These extremely compact, 2 x 20W nearfield monitors feature ultra-high resolution 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters. With the MS40, you can connect directly to your digital signal sources and eliminate annoying analog line-loss and hum. Whether you connect to your computer soundcard, keyboard, or MP3 player, you will enjoy exceptional sound quality with great dynamics. The built-in amplifiers provide lots of headroom, while the powerful woofers and tweeters provide ultra-linear frequency response.

Getting Connected
The MS40 features exceptional connectivity, including stereo 1/8" and RCA jacks, which can be used simultaneously or mixed with a digital stereo source. Digital duties are handled by either RCA or TOSLINK sockets, providing for ultra-simple hookup. Individual volume controls for both Line inputs plus Bass and Treble EQ controls are provided on the front panel, along with a 1/4" headphone jack that automatically mutes the internal speakers.

Sound Quality
Sporting 4.75" woofers and 2.5" high-resolution tweeters, MS40 monitor speakers bring high-quality audio within the reach of anyone operating a computer workstation. Two high-powered amplifiers feed a total of 40W of super-clean power to the internal speakers, providing an ultra-wide frequency response from 50Hz to 25kHz. Whether you'e a musician tracking your latest masterpieces, or just someone who listens to your favorite songs at work, MS40 loudspeakers will make them sound significantly better. They also make excellent add-on speakers for electronic keyboards. Front-mounted volume and individual bass and treble controls make accurate sound adjustments a breeze.

Built-in Mixer
The MS40 takes audio to an even higher level with its multiple input options. The built-in mixer features 1/8" stereo inputs for connecting CD/MD/MP3 players, dual RCA jacks for tape decks and stereo keyboard modules, and even both RCA and TOSLINK connectors for digital signal sources. This adds up to a system that lets you play along with a variety of prerecorded tracks. And you can wail away to your heart' content in total privacy, thanks to MS40' powerful headphone jack.

FEATURES
  • 2-way active studio monitors ideally suited for computer studios, audio and multimedia workstations and keyboard monitoring
  • Built-in powerful 2 x 20W amplifiers with immense headroom
  • Powerful woofers and high-resolution tweeters
  • Ultra-high resolution 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters
  • Optical and coaxial inputs to directly connect digital audio sources by S/PDIF interface
  • Two stereo analog inputs featuring 1/8'' TRS and stereo RCA connectors can be used simultaneously or mixed with a digital stereo source
  • Individual Volume controls for both Line inputs plus Bass and Treble EQ controls
  • Front panel 1/4'' TRS headphone connector with auto-mute loudspeaker function
  • Magnetically shielded for placement near computer monitors
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
  • 3-year manufacturer warranty

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SPECIFICATIONS
Loudspeakers
  • Tweeter: ˜ 65 mm (2-1/2"), 8 Ohm
  • Woofer: ˜ 120 mm (4-3/4") 4 Ohm
Audio Inputs
  • Line 1: 1/8" TRS stereo, impedance 20kOhm
  • Line 2: 2 RCA, impedance 20kOhm
Digital Inputs
  • Optical: TOSLINK
  • Coaxial: RCA
  • Converter: 24-bit
  • Sample rate: < 192kHz
System specifications
  • Output power: 2 x 20W
  • Frequency response: 50Hz to 25kHz
Power Supply
  • Mains Voltages: USA/Canada (120V)
  • Power Consumption: 90W
Dimensions
  • 11" x 6-4/5" x 9-5/8"
Weight
  • Right (10.78 lb./ 4.9kg)
  • Left (7.04 lb./ 3.2kg)
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BehringerMS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth every penny

I couldn't be happier with these monitors. They may be on the lower end of the price scale as far as other studio monitors go but they do not lack in quality. They are...Read complete review

I couldn't be happier with these monitors. They may be on the lower end of the price scale as far as other studio monitors go but they do not lack in quality. They are wood, not plastic. All components are of high quality and well put together.

At first I was skeptical about EQ knobs on something that should have a flat EQ but I quickly realized that for the price these monitors make amazing speakers even for the non-studio user. The EQ makes it easy to go from listening to music to watching a movie or playing a video game. And the knobs have a divot at center so its quick and easy to bring the EQ right back to zero.

I have listened to various styles of music through these (country, metal, rap, dubstep, ect) and I have yet to find a genre that sounds bad through these monitors. I have them hooked up to an M-Audio interface (red and white RCA from interface to right monitor and the yellow video RCA from the set running from right speaker to left speaker) and keep the monitor volume maxed and use the volume knob on the interface to adjust volume and even while listening to dubstep the lows are deep and rich all while the mids and the highs are still crystal clear even at 80% max output. I'm afraid to push them past that; not because I think they will fall apart but I'm pretty sure the neighbors will call the police. The only thing that will get me to replace these monitors is winning the lottery and being able to build a professional studio instead of having a spare room in my home with my setup.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work and Musician's friend un helpful

There is no output to the second speaker and I contactred Musician's Friend and found they could care less. No help and no speaker.

There is no output to the second speaker and I contactred Musician's Friend and found they could care less. No help and no speaker.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny

By facebook.com/shawncarpentermusic

from St. Marys, Ohio

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

I couldn't be happier with these monitors. They may be on the lower end of the price scale as far as other studio monitors go but they do not lack in quality. They are wood, not plastic. All components are of high quality and well put together.

At first I was skeptical about EQ knobs on something that should have a flat EQ but I quickly realized that for the price these monitors make amazing speakers even for the non-studio user. The EQ makes it easy to go from listening to music to watching a movie or playing a video game. And the knobs have a divot at center so its quick and easy to bring the EQ right back to zero.

I have listened to various styles of music through these (country, metal, rap, dubstep, ect) and I have yet to find a genre that sounds bad through these monitors. I have them hooked up to an M-Audio interface (red and white RCA from interface to right monitor and the yellow video RCA from the set running from right speaker to left speaker) and keep the monitor volume maxed and use the volume knob on the interface to adjust volume and even while listening to dubstep the lows are deep and rich all while the mids and the highs are still crystal clear even at 80% max output. I'm afraid to push them past that; not because I think they will fall apart but I'm pretty sure the neighbors will call the police. The only thing that will get me to replace these monitors is winning the lottery and being able to build a professional studio instead of having a spare room in my home with my setup.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Speakers for the money

By Berin

from Washington, DC

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

I bought these as a replacement for some 15 year old computer speakers. The digital inputs were a selling point, because it avoids the noisy DACs on the computer's motherboard and is a much more solid connection than the 1/8th inch TRS jack.

The speaker comes with bass and treble knobs, which I had to turn up to unity. Once everything was hooked up, I was impressed by the sound I heard. It's not as tight in the low mids as I like, but using them as a computer speaker it's better than any equivalent priced consumer option.

My first pair came with the front panel broken during shipment (the whole panel was pushed in so none of the knobs were accessible). Musician's Friend took care of me with the exchange, and the second pair arrived in good condition.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for studio monitors

By Tom

from Yaphank (gateway to the Hamptons) N.Y.

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

Bought these based on good experience with Behringer
Vintager AC112 I got from Musicians Friend years ago. Bought these monitors from a different source because of order backlog. Hooked them up to Tascam DP 03 record, also MF purchase. Sound is excellent for basement hobbyist. Have them wired to supplement AC112 for stereo:guitar plugged into Digtech RP355 (also MF), one output to amp, second to Tascam and then Tascam to MS 40's.Oh yes! You will like that sound!
Good experiences with Behringer and Musicians Friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Berhinger does it again.

By Gbryanmiller

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

    These MS40s were a little smaller than I was expecting but they sound much bigger. What a great little pair of studio monitors. I use to own a set of Berhinger Truth monitors and I was going to get this again but I remember them being very big. I just don't have the room for big monitors in my small home studio. These MS40s are perfect size, great sound, good bass response and priced right.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small Room Recording / Gaming

    By larr

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Build
    • Excellent Price
    • Excellent Range
    • EXCELLENT SOUND
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

      Are used in 12 x 12 room on desktop.
      Wish they had 1/4 inch jacks inputs but for the price I'm not protesting.

       
      5.0

      Positive experience

      By Cowboy Jim

      from Laughlin, NV 89029

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

          100% satisfied

           
          5.0

          Very Satisfied

          By Carsonics

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

            I have to say I was rather surprised by the extended frequency range and clarity of these speakers. As soon as I tried them out my music sounded new, better . . . like I was hearing new pieces. Behringer really understands all the features musicians require and these speakers have a multitude of inputs and outputs, digital, etc. They look fantastic and the controls are on the front! They are small enough to be ergonomic in your studio and big enough to output full punchy sound or crystal clear textures.

             
            1.0

            Doesn't work and Musician's friend un helpful

            By John

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesn't work- No output to second speaker
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Boat Anchor

            Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

            There is no output to the second speaker and I contactred Musician's Friend and found they could care less. No help and no speaker.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super good sound and quality for the money..!!

            By Tim

            from Willmar, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

            It's all good is the best way to describe these monitors..!!

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome deal! Great product!

            By D. Brown

            from Alabama

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer MS40 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair):

              Great deal for a great sounding set of studio monitors!

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