The Ultrawave B300 has nothing in common with conventional "plastic" boxes. It sounds so transparent and precise at any level that it couldn't be called a PA box. Compare it to any system on the market. And we mean any system, even if it costs tens times as much.
Behringer Super-X" Technology Built InBehringer has been researching and developing active crossover technology for years. Their Super-X is one of the most successful crossovers on the market and features phase-linear, 24-dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley filters as well as delay and limiter circuitry in every band. What could have been more logical than to incorporate this technology into the Ultrawave B300?Processor PA, Bi-Amping, Time Alignment: Common Terms in the Pro PA SceneThese terms stand for technological solutions that until recently were expensive and only available to pros. Bi-amping is a method of powering individual frequency ranges in a multi-way speaker system with separate amplifiers, giving you the opportunity to use active, phase-optimized frequency crossovers. The individual bands are overload-protected via limiters, the goal being complete speaker protection and distortion-free reproduction even at maximum volume. It was obvious to the engineers that this modern solution should form the basis for the Ultrawave B300. So it's fitted with 2 separate high-power amplifiers one for the low frequency range and one for the high end with a total of 300 Watts for extremely high sound pressure levels and incredibly low distortion.Ultrawave: What's in a Name?The basic problem with compression horns is their shape and the resulting dispersion pattern. Assisted by state-of-the-art computer simulation, Behringer developed a new wave guide that ensures optimal sound in practically any situation. The result is an extremely wide, phase-accurate high-frequency dispersion pattern, which ensures consistent resolution in the entire room, regardless of listening position.Active: Great Sound, But Lots of WorkIf you do live sound, you've been there: active crossovers, limiters, EQs, amps, and speakers have to be transported and positioned, countless cable connections made and the frequency ranges of the individual components aligned. And even then there's no guarantee that the system will perform like you want it to. Well, you problems are over. After years of research and development in an entirely new system, Behringer has brought you the answer: the Ultrawave B300.Behringer's Reflex Cooling SystemUnique problems demand unique solutions. After extensive development Behringer fitted the B300 with an intelligent cooling system. Conventionally, fans are used to increase the heat sink's efficiency by forcing air past them. Exactly this kind of airflow can be found in the bass reflex openings that serve to extend low-frequency reproduction. So what was to prevent us from constructively combining these 2 elements, allowing the amplifier cooling to profit from the "ventilation" created in the bass reflex tunnel? Since increased amplifier power leads to increased volume and thus to increased airflow in the tunnel, cooling increases proportionally with heat loss. Another advantage is that the complete electronic circuitry, including the heat sink, is built into the B300. No sharp corners from external heat sinks and optimal protection of the active components. Pretty cool, huh?More than Great SoundThe attractive design of the fiberglass-reinforced cabinet combines functionality and mechanical durability. Place the B300 on a stand with its integrated flange or use it as a monitor wedge on stage. Or stack several boxes....Thanks to the clever construction, you still won't need to buy a truck. With its practical handles and minimal weight, the B300 is an ideal partner for all your PA applications.Nothing Else RequiredBalanced inputs and outputs with XLR and 1/4" connectors not only give you connective flexibility, but also insurance against interference even when using extremely long cables. Just hook up your console's outputs to your B300s' inputs and off you go. Well, almost: there is the problem of different room acoustics, which can be extreme, varying between bright, muddy and middy. Never fear: Behringer has integrated an ultra-musical 2-band EQ, borrowed from our console technology, with which you can master just about any acoustics you may come up against. To make your life even easier, we also added our high-quality ULN preamp, enabling you to directly connect your microphone. For perfect speech reproduction or one-man shows, all you need is your microphone and a B300. Something to say might help, too!
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