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Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single)  
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A high-resolution, active 2-way reference studio monitor with 5.25" Kevlar woofer.

The Behringer TRUTH B1030A Reference Monitor speaks nothing but the truth. When it comes to your studio recordings, you want honesty. In fact, considering how important your art is, you should demand it! The TRUTH B1020A monitor also sounds great hooked up to your stereo or to your video surround system even though they were really built with studios in mind—where every note you play or sing is under the microscope.

Built on the Behringer Legacy
Behringer's TRUTH B2030A and B2031A monitors offer the neutral sound of a true reference monitor. Ask any recording engineer and they will tell you that listening to a recording on just a single set of monitors doesn't always paint an accurate picture of the mix. Since people listen to music at home, in their cars, on MP3 players, etc., it is critical your final mix be heard on as many sizes and types of speakers as possible. That's the reason Behringer created these smaller B1030A monitors, plus they make ideal rear-channel speakers for surround sound applications.

Years of Behringer R'n'D
For the past 2 years Behringer's research and development team has been on a mission to create the "perfect" studio monitor. They tried a variety of transducers and enclosure designs, along with existing and emerging technologies. When all the dust settled, they chose to deploy an ultrahigh resolution 1" dome tweeter and a long-throw 5.25" Kevlar-coned woofer in the B1030A.

Why Kevlar?
Kevlar has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio—that's one reason it's used in bulletproof vests. Kevlar gives the LF transducer the strength to handle the extremely high energy levels required for distortion-free, chest-pounding bass. And since they have such low mass, Kevlar speaker cones also respond much more quickly than those made of paper, important for not only maintaining bass content integrity, but critical for midrange accuracy and definition. Behringer's Kevlar transducers reproduce even the subtlest nuance of the low-frequency realm without muddying the midrange.

Power to the People
It takes quite a bit more than just a "bulletproof" woofer and a high-tech tweeter stuck inside a fancy box to make a studio monitor of this class. It also takes power—and lots of it! But even more importantly, that power has to be matched to the individual high- and low-frequency transducers. Behringer builds every single component from the ground up. They packed 75 watts of biamped technology (including a time- and phase-corrected active crossover) into every B1030A, ensuring that you have the power reserves you'll need to drive them really hard.

Designed to Work in Your Environment
The ideal environment for listening is a room that is "flat," neither too reflective (echoes) nor too absorptive (where the sound is muffled). But since all rooms are not the same acoustically, all TRUTH monitors come equipped to function in a wide variety of situations. Switches are provided to adapt the monitor's low- and high-frequency characteristics for optimal performance specific to your listening environment.

Placement is also critical. Ideally, all loudspeakers should be placed away from walls to ensure proper bass response. But fear not, B1030A monitors feature Room Compensation switches so you can place them against walls, or even in corners. Walls tend to enhance low frequency content, and corners exaggerate bass even more, but your TRUTH monitor can be custom-tailored to provide honest bass response for your situation, with the simple flick of a switch or two.

Non-Fatiguing, Wide "Sweet Spot"
While some of Behringer's competitors' studio monitors have a highly focused "sweet spot" (the optimal listening position for a pair of loudspeakers), Behringer's wave-guide is designed to create a much more generous, broader listening zone. That means you won't wear a hole in the carpet in that one spot where everything sounds great. You are free to move around inside the stereo image to find the ideal spot in the mix for subtle instrument or effects placement opportunities.

You also won't suffer the ravages of "monitor-fatigue-syndrome," an ailment that comes from listening to harsh high-mids and treble content for hours on end—a pretty important consideration for those all-night mixdown sessions that can really test your nerves.

What's Up with the RCA Connectors?
Yes, it is a bit unconventional to put RCA sockets on a studio monitor—but why not? Now you can connect B1030A loudspeakers to your computer, MP3 player or television receiver for amazing sonic performance. For a truly versatile setup, use one of Behringer's USB audio interfaces (the UCA222, for example) to connect to/from your computer. This convenient setup allows you to monitor your recording projects, and mix and master them directly from your computer. And you can place these speakers right next to your video monitor, thanks to B1030A's internal magnetic shielding.

Hearing is Believing
Behringer could bore you to tears with all the technical jargon, but hearing the TRUTH will make you a believer. From the "bulletproof" bass of its Kevlar woofer to the silky top-end of its HF dome tweeter, Behringer thinks you'll agree that nothing in this class outperforms the B1030A.

Features
  • Ultralinear studio monitor with true active design
  • Precision Class A/B amplifiers with active protection circuits: 50W for LF/25W for HF
  • Ultrahigh resolution, ferrofluid-cooled 1" dome tweeter for ultimate sound reproduction
  • Long-throw 5.25" woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone for ultimate bass response
  • Ultimate dispersion characteristics and extremely large "sweet spot" owing to advanced wave guide technology
  • High-precision crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters
  • Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions
  • Separately controlled limiter for low- and high-frequency overload protection
  • Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
  • "Planet Earth" power supply for maximum flexibility (100 – 240V), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
  • Servo-balanced inputs with XLR, 1/4" and unbalanced RCA connectors

Hear the truth. Order today.

 
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BehringerTRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single)
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tell The Truth

By Billy

from Jonesboro AR

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Flat response
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Power Switch Placement

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Mixing Tracks

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single):

Exactly what I was looking for. Very clean sound. Easy to mix with.

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

not bad monitors but depends on what you need

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single):

overall i think it s a tough one to beat. but for myself they just didnt do it. i though they were a tad underpowered,but i like to use them as my stereos speakers. but for near field they have enough. the bass was not adequate,but i like to exaggerate the bass so thats subjective. they are nice and clear. so if you dont need multipurpose speakers and dont blast your bass. these price wise ARE THE BEST!
i think the multiple inputs and attenuation is commendible. nice to have on off switches too.
hard to say being new, but i have had no trouble with stuff i have had from behringer, years of trouble free service
for what they are its a tough call

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE WHOLE TRUTH!

By Josh Bentley

from Texas

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single):

Straight cut to the point.

These cones are 5'' 1/4'' with that size cone don't expect to get a big boom.
However, the kevlar plating and ergonomic design help those low ends tremendously well.
These monitors are pretty flat. They aren't PERFECT flat. But close.
3 controls for frequency and room adjustment is nice. But make sure your changes are final in the room before you change your hearing. These baby's are tough in design material.
I made the mistake of scooting them a few inches on my hardwood floor once. Floor was fine, but bottom of monitors were scratched pretty hard core. These baby's aren't going to be loud as your blaring car radio. But they get loud enough to succesfully hear each part of your recording.
3 choice inputs are nice if your a real low budget gig and need RCA without a conversion.
Back firing bass port is not ideal to me. But I run 3 feet off the wall and on off axis point in to my ears, so I don't have to worry about the back firing. But if your wet behind the ears just know, with back firing bass ports and keeping your monitors close to the wall with out acoustic treated rooms your gonna have a muddy environment that's gona reak havoc on the rest of your mix.
If your working with Techno or genres involving heavy bass or 808 signals, these monitors are not for you. I would say these monitors are ABSOLUTELY perfect for singer-songwriter, country, acoustic, folk, indie, sing and big band.Rock, Rap and Alternative would benefit better with bigger drivers and cones.

I track, mix, master (3 different engineers) acoustic, flok and indie music at my studio. I have a pair of these in each room. PERFECT for what we do.

Love these monitors! I have 3 active pairs!
Straight cut to the point.

These cones are 5'' 1/4'' with that size cone don't expect to get a big boom.
However, the kevlar plating and ergonomic design help those low ends tremendously well.
These monitors are pretty flat. They aren't PERFECT flat. But close.
3 controls for frequency and room adjustment is nice. But make sure your changes are final in the room before you change your hearing. These baby's are tough in design material.
I made the mistake of scooting them a few inches on my hardwood floor once. Floor was fine, but bottom of monitors were scratched pretty hard core. These baby's aren't going to be loud as your blaring car radio. But they get loud enough to succesfully hear each part of your recording.
3 choice inputs are nice if your a real low budget gig and need RCA without a conversion.
Back firing bass port is not ideal to me. But I run 3 feet off the wall and on off axis point in to my ears, so I don't have to worry about the back firing. But if your wet behind the ears just know, with back firing bass ports and keeping your monitors close to the wall with out acoustic treated rooms your gonna have a muddy environment that's gona reak havoc on the rest of your mix.
If your working with Techno or genres involving heavy bass or 808 signals, these monitors are not for you. I would say these monitors are ABSOLUTELY perfect for singer-songwriter, country, acoustic, folk, indie, sing and big band.Rock, Rap and Alternative would benefit better with bigger drivers and cones.

I track, mix, master (3 different engineers) acoustic, flok and indie music at my studio. I have a pair of these in each room. PERFECT for what we do.

Love these monitors! I have 3 active pairs!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Behringer Truth B1030A

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single):

These monitors replaced a pair I have used regularly since the early '90's. I no longer have to guess the proper amount of lows or highs. The mixes translate well between playback systems. Stereo seperation and the listening field are impressive. Plenty of power for my studio, good clear sound. As I stated above, "works for me".
The 10 rating doesn't mean 'best in the world', but these monitors deliver as promised. I have a "works for me" policy; these work for me in my situation.
Comparable to other products in this range. I own quite a few pieces of Behringer gear, so I expected the same value and quality.
At this price, I feel I got good value.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good Studio monitor.

By Tim Ameche

from East coast

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single):

Very well Built product.
I purchase two of these monitors and have them hook up to my Korg Kronos Workstaion. They work very well indeed. The sound is quite full and very clean. Great bottom end with out any overhang. I already have showen them to friends and they loved them. Quite a lot of power in a small box. For a very good price.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

best for the money

By kidnasty

from brooklyn

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B1030A Active Monitor (Single):

these speakers are excellent for playing digital music (itunes, ipod, etc) and very solid for studio recording (flat sound for mixing that can be customized based on their location in the room and personal preference). great bass response and clarity...good overall definition...and they also remain crisp at higher volumes. obviously you can get other monitors that do these things noticably better, but not for this price.

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