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Behringer TRUTH B3030A Active Monitor (Single)

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The Behringer TRUTH B3030A active monitor speaks nothing but the truth. When it comes to your studio recordings, you want honesty. In fact, consideri...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable high-resolution, active 2-way reference studio monitor.

The Behringer TRUTH B3030A active 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 B3030A monitor also sounds great hooked up to your stereo or your video surround system, but 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 TRUTH B2030A monitors have been so wildly successful that they've sold thousands upon thousands of them to some of the most critical ears on the planet. So Behringer knew that the B3030A had to be something really special. And they are. Due to their high-resolution performance, B3030A active 2-way reference studio monitors are perfect for nearfield monitoring applications: from small mixing environments to multi-channel surround setups.

Years of R'n'D
For the past two years Behringer's research and development team has been on a mission to create the "perfect" studio monitor. Since the TRUTH B2031A had already become an industry standard, Behrinhger acoustic engineers decided to start there and see just how far they could push the envelope. 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 ultra-high resolution, 2" velocity ribbon transducer and a 6-3/4" long-throw, Kevlar-coned woofer in a deformation resistant, die-cast aluminum chassis.

Why Kevlar?
Kevlar has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio - that's one reason it's used in bulletproof vests. Kevlar gives Behringer's 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.

What's With the Funny-Looking Tweeter?
Ribbon tweeters bring a level of accuracy and sophistication to high-resolution studio monitors that was previously unattainable. They provide exceptionally wide horizontal dispersion (for a larger "sweet spot"), while holding the vertical dispersion extremely tight. And since Behringer's ribbon transducer diaphragm is virtually weightless, it reacts instantaneously to changes in the high-frequency content. Now, not only do you hear the dulcet tones of a flute, you hear the breath flowing through it¦ You hear the wind chimes bouncing off each other¦ You can hear the fingernails on the nylon strings of a classical guitar¦

Another reason why ribbon tweeters are so supremely accurate is their ability to reproduce frequencies far above our normal hearing range. Even though people can't hear these "ultrasonics," the lower harmonics they generate do affect the way we experience the stereo image. For instance, a 30 kHz signal is too high for us to hear, but we can hear its first sub-harmonic (15 kHz), second sub-harmonic (7.5 kHz), and third (3.75 kHz), etc. All these sub-harmonics combine with the primary sound to create stunning realism.

Power to the People
It takes quite a bit more than just a "bulletproof" woofer and a high-tech ribbon 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 tranducers. While some of our competitors are content to stick whatever speakers they have on the shelf into haphazardly designed boxes and then strap on a one-size-fits-all amplifier package, we build every single component from the ground up.

Behringer packed 110W of biamped technology (including a time- and phase-corrected active crossover) into every B3030A, ensuring that you have the enormous power reserves you'll need to drive them really hard

Non-Fatiguing, Wide "Sweet Spot"
B3030A's HF (High Frequency) content comes courtesy of an ultra high-resolution 1.0" ferrofluid-cooled tweeter mounted on Behringer's proprietary wave-guide. While some of Behringer's competitor's 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, even during those all-night mix-down sessions that can really test your nerves.

  • Ultra-linear frequency response with individual frequency diagrams
  • Built-in 140W biamp module with enormous power reserve
  • Ultra-high resolution, 2" velocity ribbon transducer for ultimate sound reproduction
  • Long-throw 6-3/4" woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone and aluminum die-cast chassis for ultimate bass response
  • 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
  • Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions and subwoofer operation
  • Separately controlled limiter for low and high-frequency overload protection
  • Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
  • Servo-balanced inputs with XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

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  • Audio Inputs
  • XLR connector: servo-balanced input
  • 1/4" TRS: servo-balanced input
  • Input impedance: 10 kÎ
  • Input Trim: -6dB to +6dB
  • Max. input level: +22dBu
  • High-frequency driver: 2" ribbon
  • Low-frequency driver: 6-3/4" diameter Kevlar
Amplifier Output Power
  • Low-frequency range
  • RMS @ 0.1 % THD (sine wave): 50W @ 4Î
  • Peak power: 75W @ 4Î
  • High-frequency range:
  • RMS @ 0.1 % THD (sine wave): 25W @ 6Î
  • Peak power: 35W @ 6Î
  • Type: active, 4th order Linkwitz-Riley
  • Crossover frequency: 3.6kHz
System Specification:
  • Frequency response: 50Hzto24kHz
  • Sound pressure level: max. 113dB SPL @ 1m (pair)
Power Supply
  • Voltage/Fuses
  • 100-120 V, 50/60Hz: T 2.0 A H 250V
  • 220-230 V, 50/60Hz: T 1.6 A H 250V
  • Power consumption: max. 110W
  • Mains connection: Standard IEC connector
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 12.50" x 8.40" x 8.33", 315mm x 215mm x 210mm
  • Weight: 22lb./10kg

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BehringerTRUTH B3030A Active Monitor (Single)

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Great Monitor For The Money, Absolutely Recommend

By aduff08

from Boston

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Comments about Behringer TRUTH B3030A Active Monitor (Single):

I'm really impressed with this monitor. Overall it definitely accomplishes what it was set out to do. It has a very flat frequency response accros the line and is extremely clear. I would prefer this woofer size over something bigger or smaller. To me, the larger woofers tend to overpower the bass, making mixes too light on the lower end. The converse is true about smaller woofers. This seems to be the ideal size.
This monitor features a 2" ribbon tweeter. After having listened to monitors by KRK, Yamaha, Alesis, M Audio, etc., I would definitely prefer these tweeters over the typical cone tweeters on most other monitors. They have a huge sweetspot and are crystal clear. The best part about them, though, is how flat they are.
This is a REALLY solid monoitor. It weighs a ton and seems to be build very sturdily. I also love the fact that the sinks are outside the monitor.
You can't beat this pair for the money. To me, this is like a cheaper version of Adam's AX7s while still getting 90-95% of the sound quality. They both have ribbon tweeters and approx. a 7" woofer made of a material with a high strenght to weight ratio (these are Kevlar, the Adams are Carbon Fiber).

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Behringer TRUTH B2031A

By D Zahsterous Studios

from Marietta, OH

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Comments about Behringer TRUTH B3030A Active Monitor (Single):

From low level - to - being able to produce enough sound for our drummer to practice, these speakers have never failed me. Although (on occasion) I have blasted these speakers a little louder than I am comfortable with, they have never produced a less-than-satisfactory sound. Love 'em - Use this as part of my in home recording studio (Purefection Studio) where I have produced and recorded several bands including our own up-and-coming band (Accuse First). Gotta throw in a selfless promotion.

I have a PC that was built by my guitarist to the highest specs of speed and memory available at the time. This computer is exclusively used for recording purposes only (NO INTERNET ALOUD). I use a Tascam DAW and Adobe Audition for most of my recording process. This unit is hooked up via my Tascam, although there are cheaper alternatives. I have been completely satisfied with the sound I am producing, recording, and thankfully listening to. High Quality - Accurate Sound Reproduction -

If you do choose to buy any Behringer products, don't spend an hour with it and then walk away - Spend some time and make sure all features are functional. It has been my experience that if you get one of the "rotten apples" that Behringer sends out, it's not because the people lied in their review - You just got one that slipped through quality control (if they have such a thing). Low price, huge amount of sales, sometimes these things happen. Good luck, hope this helps.
Really limited on features, but the idea is a true sound. It does have an easily accessible power button and an adjustment for the bass level. Pretty much all I desired. After that, a studio monitor needs to produce accurate sound reproduction, which it does. I will say that I've not heard sound out of these speakers that didn't sound as good (typically better) in my home, car stereo, or laptop.
I've owned a set of the Truth Series Behringer's for over 2 years now. It's been trouble free.
If it works and it's a Behringer then it's got an amazing value. I've owned several of their products some are major disappointments, others are an amazing value - THIS IS AN AMAZING VALUE.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


TRUTH B3030A Active Monitor

By J.W.

from Maine

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Comments about Behringer TRUTH B3030A Active Monitor (Single):

Don't like the fact that there made in China, but I guess thats why there Priced as they are!? I've had mine now for a-little over 3 Years, and they haven't Failed me yet. I don't anticipate that they will.
If you want a Great-Sounding, Sweet Flat Response sounding Monitor at a Great Price, give them a try! Hey, if you don't like them, you can always send them back!
The Low Frequency,Room Compensation, High Frequency Attenuation switches, along with the Volume Trim Control on the back of these Monitors let you dial-in the Exact Sound your looking for from your Studio Room. There's also three different Sketched Guides above the Attenuation Switches as Guidlines to Help you with Speaker placement.
The Heatsinks are placed outside on the back of the Enclosure,..therefore No-Heat is within the Cabinet! The Kevlar Woofers provide a Nice Smooth response,without overkill on the Low-End. The Ribbon Tweeters have a True, Great Sweetness to the High's,..and Mixing is a Pleasure with no ear-fatigue!
These Monitors are built Exceptionally Well! Great Construction,..Solid,..and Heavy! I haven't had the Volume Trim Control on the back of the Speaker more than 1 Notch over Half. The Response,Sound,and Punch they deliver at a True non-Colored. Flat Mix in my Opinion make these a Great Monitor!
These Monitors are a Steal at this Price!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Wonderful Monitor

By Michael Daniels

from Corinth, TX

Comments about Behringer TRUTH B3030A Active Monitor (Single):

I bought these on recommendation from a friend and they are fantastic. They sound wonderful and deliver a very true response to the music being worked on. I whole heartedly recommend these monitors.
Easy to access and use
These are solid feeling monitors.
At this price point and this great quality I'm very impressed.

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