Behringer B315A 400w 2-Way 15 PA Speaker
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Thanks to its high-efficiency design, the B315A cranks four hundred of the cleanest, punchiest audio Watts you've ever heard from a compact loudspeaker system. The integrated sound processor provides total system control, along with dependable protection of the LF transducer and 1.75" titanium diaphragm compression driver. In addition, both models features an Ultra-Low Noise (ULN) Mic/Line input with LEVEL control and a dedicated 2-band EQ (bass/treble tone control) for easy control. And both the B312A and the B315A are extremely affordable!
No need for racks of amps and external processing gear
Without a doubt, one of the coolest things about powered loudspeakers is the lack of back-breaking racks of amps, crossovers and EQs that are often required to make passive speaker systems sound good. Hiding inside each B312A/B315A enclosure is the equivalent of a 2-way electronic crossover, a graphic equalizer, a parametric equalizer, a mic preamp and two power amplifiers! They all work together and don't need adjustments or a degree in sound engineering.
And more about those power amplifiers. They're perfectly matched to the loudspeaker's woofer and tweeter…so there's no risk of either over or under powering your speakers, which can lead to catastrophic failure of the entire system. Since all the electronics onboard have been designed and optimized to work as a total, high-performance system, you never have to worry.
Instant PA system
With just a single B312A or B315A loudspeaker system and a microphone or MP3 player, you can set up an instant sound system. Thanks to the built-in preamp section, you just connect a dynamic mic and raise and lower the volume with the Level control. Plug in your sound source, place the speaker on a tabletop or stand, and power up. It's just that easy. And if you need more coverage, you can chain together as many as you like via the convenient Line Out XLR connector.
Stereo music system
You can even use two the B312A or B315A enclosures for stereo playback of your MP3, CD or old-skool cassette deck without any additional hardware. Just plug the appropriate stereo "breakout" adapter into your deck's output jack and run the cables to the 1/4" inputs on each loudspeaker. Set the Level and EQ controls the same on both enclosures. Voilà, instant party!
Thanks to their trapezoidal design, both of these cabinets can be laid on their side providing the ideal angle for onstage monitor wedge applications. With onboard amplifiers and dual-band EQ, the B312A and B315A merge high fidelity performance with portability. Hookup is simple, requiring only a single XLR or 1/4" cable from the monitor send on the mixing console and, of course, power. Additional monitors can be chained together via the XLR LINK OUT jack on the rear panel.
Low frequency response
The EUROLIVE Series was built with extended low frequency handling in mind. With a tuned port, internally-braced, injection molded enclosure, each model's custom designed LF transducer (woofer) really cranks out tight, room-shaking low end. So, if deep, solid bass is what you're after, you can count on both the B312A and the B315A to deliver loads of it at lease-breaking volumes.
Accurate non-fatiguing midrange and treble.
Even if your particular application doesn't include booming bass, you'll love the sheer accuracy of these loudspeakers. Over a year of design went into a exponential/conical horn/multi-cell aperture throat horn/titanium dome compression driver combination that could do justice to loud hard rock or dance music — yet could also satisfy audiophiles with its musical timbre and attention to detail. For spoken word, singing or acoustical instruments, they are un-matched for being able to articulate complex harmonic details. In fact, many customers think it's the most naturalsounding speaker they've ever heard at anywhere near the price.
Massive power to size ratio
Cutting-edge technology and high fidelity speakers are not all it takes to get your message across — you need power, and lots of it. At the heart of the B312A and B315A are two high-current amplifiers with a total output of 400 watts. They're capable of driving the speakers to their maximum without the slightest hint of distortion — and without speaker damage due to active internal protection circuits. Put simply, they will astound you with their massive punch, smooth mids and articulate top-end!!
Let's face it; the transducers (woofers and tweeters) are the only part of a sound system you actually hear, so we don't cut any corners. While some of our competitors are content to buy off-the-shelf transducers and plug them into their boxes, we custom-design and build our transducers from scratch. Not only do we wind our own voice coils, we process the paper pulp into cones and even machine our own backplates. This enables us to control the quality, and frankly, make better components, like the long-excursion LF transducers and state-of-the-art 1.75" titanium drivers we deploy in each and every EUROLIVE enclosure.
B312A or B315A?
As you've probably noticed, we make these active loudspeakers in two woofer sizes. Which one is right for your application?
Well, let's start with your application. Is it spoken word in a hotel ballroom? Hard rock in a park? A folk singer or a drum ‘n' bass DJ? Loud enough for an 18-year old or loud enough for your grandmother? A huge auditorium or a tiny club?
First, let's get one thing established: both models put out plenty of bass. But physics are physics and a 15" low frequency transducer has almost 40% more surface area with which to move air than a 12". So the easiest answer is "Whether to choose the B312A or B315A depends on your bass requirements."
If you're amplifying a sales presentation with a single mic or an acoustic guitar, the B312A should be all the speaker you need in most rooms. If your music has more bass in it — or you want to crank it up louder, then the B315A may be your choice.
Up to a point…
"Bass requirements" isn't quite as easy an answer as it sounds. The larger a room's cubic volume, the more energy is required to achieve any given desired level of bass. In other words, when playing the same tune in a big room versus a small room, big room = less bass; small room = more bass.
We suggest that you consult your BEHRINGER dealer for more advice on this subject — which is also a good time to do a listening test of both the B315A and B312A. Against their competition and against each other. Judge for yourself. And then own BEHRINGER with money to spare.
• High-power 400-Watt 2-way PA sound reinforcement speaker system for live and playback applications
• Ultra-compact lightweight system delivers excellent sound even at extreme sound pressure levels
• Integrated sound processor for ultimate system control and speaker protection
• Extremely powerful 12" long-excursion driver provides incredibly deep bass and acoustic power
• State-of-the-art 1.75" titanium-diaphragm compression driver for exceptional high-frequency reproduction
• Ultra-wide dispersion and large format exponential/conical horn with multi-cell aperture throat
• Ultra-low noise Mic/Line input with Volume control and Clip LED
• Dedicated 2-band EQ for perfect sound adjustment
• Additional Line output allows linking of additional speaker systems
• Versatile trapezoidal enclosure design allows different positioning:
- Stand mounting with 35-mm pole socket
- Tilts on its side for use as a floor monitor
• Ergonomically shaped handles for easy carrying and setup
• High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
• Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
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