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    Behringer Truth B2031A

    Truth B2031A, Active Monitor from Behringer in the Truth series.


    61 user reviews
    Prices starting at $200 average price: $300
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    Behringer Truth B2031A tech. sheet

    • Manufacturer:Behringer
    • Model:Truth B2031A
    • Series:Truth
    • Category:Active Monitors
    • Added in our database on:08/10/2008

    The TRUTH B2031A is the substantially improved successor to the B2031. It is a high-resolution, active 2-way reference studio monitor with XLR and ¼\" TRS servo balanced inputs that delivers very neutral sound and has an extremely flat frequency response (50 Hz - 21 kHz).

    It includes built-in 150- and 75-Watt power amps with enormous power reserve plus separately controlled limiters for low and high frequency overload protection. Tight, deep bass is provided by a long-throw 8 ¾\" woofer with a special polypropylene diaphragm, while a ferrofluid-cooled HF driver guarantees clear and detailed highs. The unique BEHRINGER wave guide and the extremely low-distortion active crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters produce an absolutely linear phase response with sound dispersion and stereo imaging. The B2031A is adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions or subwoofer combinations and magnetic shielding allows placement near computer/video monitors. All TRUTH monitors are delivered as “matched pairs” with individual response curves.

    Source: Behringer

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    User Reviews Behringer Truth B2031A

    Mattfig06/21/2012

    Mattfig's review"Nice monitors for the $$$"

    Behringer Truth B2031A
    Thee actie speakers sound terrific and offer a lot of user control...

    B2031A
    1. Built-in 265-Watt power amp with enormous power reserve
    2. Long-throw 8 3/4" woofer with special polypropylene diaphragm and deformation-resistant aluminum die-cast chassis Ultra-linear frequency response from 50 Hz to 21 kHz with individual frequency diagrams
    3. Ultra-high resolution ferrofluid-cooled tweeter
    4. 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
    5. Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions and subwoofer operation
    6. Separately controlled limiter for low and high frequency overload protection
    7. Automatic standby mode (defeatable)
    8. Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
    9. Delivered as “matched pairs” with individual frequency diagrams
    10. Servo-balanced inputs with XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors
    11. High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
    12. Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
    13. Ultra-linear frequency range from 60 Hz to 23 kHz
    14. High power handling capability (100 W / IEC268-5) produces full-range output with extremely low distortion
    15. Phase-optimized and high-precision crossover for absolute phase linearity
    16. Auto overload protection prevents tweeter damage and resets automatically
    17. Powerful 5 1⁄2" woofer with extremely light-weight cellulose cone and high-resolution 1⁄2" tweeter
    18. Solid protective grille and exceptionally rugged construction for long life and durability
    19. Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany



    SOUNDS

    Works as a nice stereo pair for my setup...I use it as near fields for home recording...They are accurate and sound terrific...Anyone who discounts these because of the name on them deserves to miss the boat...These are awesome for the price...

    They have some VERY useful room adjustments on the back for highs, mids, and lows...Super easy to dial them into your setup...And believe me, once properly adjusted - they simply rule...

    The entire spectrum is well balanced...The 5.5 throws out more bass than I expected...It is a great reference speaker- or pair depending on you...

    The sound is exactly what you put in...If you do bass-heavy music, you probably want to add a sub...But if you just want the rock thump of a kick drum- you are covered with the 2031A...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I like the fact that you can adjust them to your room...Very nice feature....The power is clean and clear....The speakers can handle a lot of sound and stay faithful to the truth, hence the name.... :)

    For the moolah, you won't find better...For twice as much you might...

    WOuld totally buy again if and when I open the B Room...

    Overall a terrific product...Great features, great sound...Great manual....

    They are a tad heavy but hey, they are active...

    And, since no one else has done this yet...

    YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!
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    MGR/Craig Durham / Tangent Mobile Recording01/24/2006

    MGR/Craig Durham / Tangent Mobile Recording's review"Behringer Truth B2031A Studio Monitor"

    Behringer Truth B2031A
    I have been around music most of my life. I started playing bass in bands in the mid 70's cuz all my friends wanted to be Hendrix! I later took up electric & acoustic guitar & keyboards.I have quite the guitar & bass collection! My musical interests have always centered around the more progressive and powerful bands like the aforementioned Jimi,Yes,Deep Purple,ELP,Sabbath,Blue Oyster Cult,Rush and the like. Newer groups like Coheed & Cambria are exciting.In recent years I have been very involved in recording my own solo material as well as other local bands & musicians. I have a fairly decent mobile recording venture which to me is a total blast! Lots of fun!

    I had been looking for a good but fairly inexpensive pair of active studio monitors - ones that i wouldnt mind taking on location for a recording & mix session. Of all the powered monitors in this price range (I paid $280 for the pair off ebay-sorry MF!),these had the most power (150w to the woofer & 75w to the tweeter)they also had larger woofers (8.75") than most in this price range. They are absolutely worth more than the $340 MF has them listed as!

    I really like the flat,neutral response these monitors provide. They also have EQ adjustments on the back to compensate for different rooms or locations. I generally leave these at their normal settings. The power output is very smooth with lots of headroom. The power switch is located on the top of each cabinet, which is easy to reach. The monitors accept both XLR & 1/4" jacks that are angled down to alow them to be placed up against a wall if needed. The actual size of these are just right for a smaller studio space or (in my case,taking them out on location). A red peak led lights up when pushing them too far. I purposefully cranked them up to that level breifly just to hear how loud they could get! they have more than enough power for my needs on location or in the studio.

    There is nothing I dislike about them. These monitors would be perfect if they had a protective grille over the woofers. I have to be careful when transporting them. Then again, these units are not really designed to go out of the studio!

    The construction is very solid in every way. Very good thought & workmanship went into the design of these monitors.

    I did a lot of shopping around & read a lot of reviews of several comparable brands before choosing this pair of monitors. They are the best value in its class & price range(anyone could spend hundreds more on the better known "name brands" - but why?)

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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    theaudioandvideoguy04/25/2012

    theaudioandvideoguy's review"solid sound"

    Behringer Truth B2031A
    When using the Behringer Truth Series monitors they will give you a very clean sound. The low end of these monitors provide a very solid and full bass/low end. Not need to do a lot a re mixing with them either because how ever it sounds coming out of the Behringer Truth Series is pretty much how its going to sound on universal systems and monitors. I really don’t have anything negative to say about the Behringer Truth Series Monitors. The price of these are very affordable, you cannot beat the quality and price.


    SOUNDS

    Sounds are great, they even have cut offs for the bass and treble so you can get it to be just right with our surrounding environment. But as with most monitors you always want to keep them at ear level and create space between the monitors and whatever they are sitting on and keep your room treated with some good pads that you can buy a box of them for about 60 dollars that will take care of most of your room space, or at least the crucial parts.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, you wont beat the price of these. You can probably pay double than what you could pay for these and not get a better quality. Your monitors are very important and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Don’t just go out and spend a bunch of money on monitors because they are loud and have a lot of bass. Monitors should be confused with listening speakers. Your listening speakers should be loud and bassy and really get you in the middle of the music. But your monitors for mastering and mixing down your projects should very accurate with good hi’s lo’s and a solid mid range. Don’t ever look that when shopping for monitors. The Behringer Truth series monitors will take care of you.
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    FP User10/31/2008

    FP User's review

    Behringer Truth B2031A
    For the money ($300 USD) these have everything you need, the bass and treble cutoffs can be set to sound good in almost any studio environment, and i love the auto shutoff option no more on /off when you leave the studio, these shut themselves off, and then when a sound is played the automatically come back on. with the amp on the back they weigh a bit and if you pump em with out isolation they WILL rattle yourwhole spot i put AURALEX monitor isolators underneath mine

    Price paid

    $300 USD

    SOUNDS

    The sound quality of the behringer is very solid the bottom end is thick even at high volumes,the highs are a bit crispy sometimes, but this can be compensated for by the crossover switches on the back of the monitors. there is a superb wide sweet spot when your directly in front of the monitors (mine are about 4 to 5 feet in front of me depending on where im sitting). i really couldnt find a weak point in these monitors i have 2 pair both are crossed over differently, so i can hear every little blip pop or thud , i give them overall a 9 would be perfect with a tighter bass response and a bit more power handling capability but for a studio on a budget these cant be beat.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The useability ...a caveman could use em =) they come with 1/4" sound cables and power cords..basically there plug and play ( i would recommend setting the cutoffs to your set up for maximun sound quality )

    i have pumped these into oblivion playd em til the limit light was glowing red (just to see ) and they sustained beautifull i control mine with a tascam US-428, these monitors are straight hard if you blow em your just a destructive ass or deaf..or both .. i have yet to have one problem out of either set of mine!

    after having a set of edirol's near field monitors that were passive to go to these was a real joy. i fell in love with mine the moment i heard a hard bass drop from one of my mixes, they sound great, there reliable, and there affordable .. nuff said

    Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
    Posted by: SInister_Keys ( 6-, 2005)
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