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post #11 of 187 Old 12-20-09, 04:53 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Behringer Studio Monitors (2030 and others), active and passive

i dont have any experiance with the speakers you are looking at but just to give you some support i run 3 - jbl lsr6332 across the front of my set up that replaced some dynaudios . good luck
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i dont have any experiance with the speakers you are looking at but just to give you some support i run 3 - jbl lsr6332 across the front of my set up that replaced some dynaudios . good luck
Hello,
Especially with the Dynaudio's, you are talking about Monitors which cost a great deal more than the Behringers. That being said, JBL makes some fantastic Studio Monitors.
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oops i ment dynaudio home speakers not monitors .
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Re: Thoughts on Behringer Studio Monitors (2030 and others), active and passive

I know that they cost a little bit more than the Behringers, but I've heard nothing but praise for the Mackie Active monitors like the 624 and, even more, the 824.
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Hello,
In truth, many in Pro Audio are not huge fans of Behringer. I am talking more about Studio Owners and the like. Many of them are turned off by the fact that Behringer has been sued multiple times for Copyright Infringement for cloning designs and building them with less expensive components in China.

That is not to say they do not offer amazing value. Nor does it mean they do not offer excellent performance because they often do. The price/performance ratio is off the charts with their offerings.
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Oh, behringer's cloning is pretty blatant, especially with the guitar effects pedals. However, as a consumer, I can't argue with their price/performance ratio. Maybe I should be more principled in supporting the RD of companies like Mackie, Boss, and others, but I can't afford to.
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Just an update, I got a killer deal on the 2031a that I couldn't pass up, despite reservations listed in this thread. After the dust settles (we're finally closing on a house next week, and I need to restart a podcast), I may attempt some of the mods for the 203p listed in this thread:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...-mod-list.html

I'll post my initial impressions after I get the 2031a setup.
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Just an update, I got a killer deal on the 2031a that I couldn't pass up, despite reservations listed in this thread. After the dust settles (we're finally closing on a house next week, and I need to restart a podcast), I may attempt some of the mods for the 203p listed in this thread:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...-mod-list.html

I'll post my initial impressions after I get the 2031a setup.
I do not think you will be disapointed, i have been listening to mine in a bed room computer system for close on 2 years and i really enjoy them

Im building some stands for them at the moment to to get that tweeter up at ear level.




Im very interested to hear your thought on them
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They look great, planning a paint or lacquer finish? I'm not sure if this is already in the works, but I'd plan on cutting a rubber mat to decoupled them and kill any potential vibrations between the speakers and the stands. Mouse pads work pretty well, IMHO.
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Re: Thoughts on Behringer Studio Monitors (2030 and others), active and passive

Eugovector,

I have no less than 10 B2031A's and I've had them for many years. I have only had one problem and it was a defective amp on one speaker, but it did not work when I received it. It wasn't like it just quit one day. Otherwise they've been flawless. I prefer them to the passive version's personally. They are an incredible value IMHO passive or active.

Also in the first post of this thread it was noted that the off axis response is not that great and i beg to differ. The measurement posted shows what looks to be very good performance at up to 90deg off axis due to the waveguide. It does degrade significantly from there, but you have to ask yourself if you plan on listening to these from that far off. Most people don't.

Anyway. My 2 cents.
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