Behringer Europower EPQ2000 Amplifier Review
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Behringer Europower EPQ2000 Amplifier Review Video & Summary
The Behringer EPQ line of amplifiers all boast the new Accelerated Transient Response technology in a lightweight package. Basically what it means is that they pack good power and they don’t weigh as much as traditional amplifiers. The Behringer EPQ2000 has a total power rating of 1000 watts per channel at 4 ohms and 600 watts per channel at 8 ohms. We tested the EPQ2000 with the Behringer B212XL 12-inch two-way speakers for a total two-hour continuous session with the volumes set at 50% or higher with fantastic results. The amplifier performed just as good as my Crown amp normally does and there were no issues or cut-offs to speak of. The amplifier is a bit louder than my other amplifiers, but it wasn’t something I’d worry about in the least. The amplification was continuous and didn’t drop off at any point in our test run. This is a really smooth amp with lots of input and output options. There are a set of XLR inputs, quarter-inch TRS inputs, and RCA inputs on the back. For the outputs, there are two speakon connections and bare wire poles for speakers. We used Speakon to Speakon connections for this test, but I’m sure the bare wire or banana plugs would have also worked nicely if necessary.
In conclusion, the Behringer Europower EPQ2000 Amplifier was better than I initially anticipated. The 600 watts per channel was adequate to bump the speakers throughout our test. There is a plethora of inputs and outputs for DJ’s to choose from and they are very affordable. The Blue LED’s on the front do a great job of monitoring the performance and keeping the DJ informed at a glance. On the downside, the Europower EPQ2000 doesn’t physically feel as strong as other competitor’s amplifiers and there are no Push-Lock style connections for the XLR inputs. If DJ’s can get over these minor issues, then the EPQ2000 may just be right for them. The Europower EPQ2000 isn’t on the same level as the QSC or Crown amplifiers in terms of power delivery and overall quality just yet, but they do perform nicely and they are definitely worth the price they are offered at. I recommend the Europower EPQ2000 to DJ’s who don’t want to break the bank for an adequate amplifier to get them through their small to medium sized gigs. This amplifier is also good for monitoring and bedroom applications as well.
-Good power at 600 watts Per Channel @8ohms
-Good Input & Output options
-Affordable Price-point ($300 shipped)
-Blue Signal and Limit LED’s to Monitor performance
-Doesn’t feel as strong as other Top Brands
-No Push-lock for the XLR Inputs
Behringer Europower EPQ2000 Amplifier Features
Behringer Europower EPQ2000 Amplifier
The EPQ Series power amplifiers pack the power of Accelerated Transient Response (ATR) technology into an exceptionally lightweight package. Ample power and high-tech efficiency combine to give you a feather-light supercharged workhorse that will keep your rig kicking for years to come.
Accelerated Transient Response Delivers the Knockout Punch
It takes huge pulses of energy (current and voltage) to propel a woofer cone out fast enough to match a bass beat. That’s called Transient Response and it’s the holy grail of amp designers. By carefully selecting transistors with extremely high slew rates and optimizing other proprietary parts of our circuitry, our amps are able to react instantly to even the most demanding electronic bass impulses. If the woofers in your PA system can keep up, your audience will hear a tighter, crisper, more natural sound
Instead of operating relatively continuously like most power amps, the EPQ power amps feature rail tracking for effectively modulating the power supply rails with only the peaks of the input signal. This technology has revolutionized pro audio amp designs with its outstanding performance and efficiency. When combined with switching-mode power supplies that do away with heavy toroid transformers, our new designs provide more dynamic punch and, because they are so much more efficient, run cooler and don’t require huge, heavy heat sinks.
BEHRINGER didn’t invent this technology, but our R&D Department has been working for years to perfect our own version, creating lightweight amps that run cool and also achieve our goal of Accelerated Transient Response.
Everything You Need
The simple front panel controls of these amps give you all of your sound’s vital signs at a glance. After pressing the Power Button, the POWER LED will light when the amp is ready for action. Both channels have independent gain dials as well as clip LEDs that indicate when the signal is distorted and you need to reduce the gain. There are also SIGNAL LEDs that light up when a signal is present at the input.
On the back panels of the EPQ2000 and EPQ1200, the INPUTs accept balanced XLR, 1/4" TRS, and unbalanced 1/4" TS and RCA connections. Take your pick of professional locking speaker outputs or touch-proof binding posts to securely connect speakers. The same panel contains the switches that allow you to put these amps to work in either mono, stereo (two channel mode) or mono bridge mode. A built-in CROSSOVER switch allow you to send low frequency content to subwoofers and other sound reinforcement speakers (CH1 < 100 Hz / CH2 > 100 Hz or FULL RANGE). Flick the LIMITER ON/OFF switch to activate the built-in overload protection, or turn it off if you’re feeling lucky.
The back panels of the EPQ304, EPQ450 and EPQ900 accept balanced XLR. The EPQ450 and EPQ900 have MONO On/Off and BRIDGE On/Off switches. The EPQ304 has an MONO On/Off switch for INPUTS 1 AND 2, and another MONO On/Off switch for INPUTs 3 and 4.
BEHRINGER’s new EPQ power amps are built for the working musician. They are exceptionally light, they pack massive power and they are built to last through all the rigors of the road. Plus its light price tag will leave you with enough cash left over to acquire more stuff to amplify! Check out the EPQ series and find out why BEHRINGER power amps are among the most popular on Earth.
* Please see the 3-Year Warranty Program for full details.
High-power 2-way PA sound reinforcement speaker system for live and playback applications (200 Watts Continuous / 800 Watts Peak Power)
Ultra-compact and light weight system delivers excellent sound even at extreme sound pressure levels
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, large-format exponential horn
Overload-protection circuitry ensures optimal HF driver protection
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
2 professional speaker connectors plus ¼'' jack connectors
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
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