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Behringer B208D Monitor / PA Speaker
Behringer B208D Monitor / PA Speaker Review - 06/06/14 The Behringer B208D is a 200 watt powered speaker with a 1.35” compression driver and an 8’ woofer. After using the B208D as a  monitor for nearly a year and a half, I can say that it is better than using hotspots or full size monitors. I won’t go into the specs of the product but you can click the link above to find out more. I will focus more on the use and durability of the product. I bought a pair of these just in case we were at a very small venue doing an acoustic set and didn’t want to bring a lot of extra equipment. So far I have not used them in that capacity but after using them as a monitor for myself and one for the second keyboardist I am convinced that they would do well as the main speakers in a small setting. Let’s start with the pro’s. The speaker is very lightweight and can be very loud. They have a higher output than Behringer’s B205D and I think they have better sound quality and range for about $30 less. I am not saying it’s not a good product but for playing in 6 piece band it just doesn’t cut it for me. The controls for the speaker are in the rear which make it difficult to adjust the volume during live  performance for those instances when you can’t get your sound engineers attention. The speaker fits on a standard size speaker stand so no searching for a special stand to fit the speaker. The speaker can be daisy chained if necessary to another powered speaker. The fact that the speaker delivers good sound quality and power, when needed, is a plus. Because of it being small and powerful you can use it just like a hotspot but with better sound quality. I set it right next to me when I play and because I can get it close to me it keeps the stage volume lower than if we had floor monitors. It has 1/4” and XLR inputs and high and low tone control. The tone controls are more for when you use the speaker as a stand alone mini PA system but I use it to get as close to the tone coming out of the mains as I can get. It helps me when I play keyboards to make sure I don’t over or under compensate the EQ on a patch. Now the con’s. The controls are on the back which during sound check and live performance can be annoying if you need to tweak  something. I find that at high volume the speaker will distort. While that’s not unusual and not a big deal considering what they we  designed for. The speaker grill can easily be pushed in and will stay there. Not a big deal so if you suffer from OCD and you have a pair of these just push the other grill in and no one will notice. Overall the B208D is an great addition to your gear. It seems to take gigging well and delivers solid and consistent performance without being heavy. The plastic construction is solid and does not feel cheap in any way. Although many bands are going to in ear monitors to reduce stage volume, many of those systems are too expensive for most local bands. These are the best alternative.
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Behringer B208D Monitor / PA Speaker
Behringer B208D Monitor / PA Speaker Review - 06/06/14 The Behringer B208D is a 200 watt powered speaker with a  1.35” compression driver and an 8’ woofer. After using the  B208D as a monitor for nearly a year and a half, I can say that it is better than using hotspots or full size monitors. I won’t go into the specs of the product but you can click the link above to find out more. I will focus more on the use and durability of the product. I bought a pair of these just in case we were at a very small venue doing an acoustic set and didn’t want to  bring a lot of extra equipment. So far I have not used them in that capacity but after using them as a monitor for myself and one for the second keyboardist I am convinced that they  would do well as the main speakers in a small setting. Let’s start with the pro’s. The speaker is very lightweight and  can be very loud. They have a higher output than Behringer’s B205D and I think they have better sound quality and range  for about $30 less. I am not saying it’s not a good product but for playing in 6 piece band it just doesn’t cut it for me. The  controls for the speaker are in the rear which make it difficult to adjust the volume during live performance for those  instances when you can’t get your sound engineers attention. The speaker fits on a standard size speaker stand so no  searching for a special stand to fit the speaker. The speaker  can be daisy chained if necessary to another powered  speaker. The fact that the speaker delivers  good sound quality and power, when needed, is a plus. Because of it being small and  powerful you can use it just like a hotspot but with better sound quality. I set it right next to me when I play and because I can get it close  to me it keeps the stage volume  lower than if we  had floor monitors. It has 1/4”  and XLR inputs and high and  low tone control. The tone  controls are more for when you use the speaker as a stand  alone mini PA system but I use it to get as close to the tone  coming out of the mains as I  can get. It helps me when I play keyboards to make sure I don’t  over or under compensate the  EQ on a patch. Now the con’s. The controls are on  the back which during sound check and live performance can be annoying if you need to tweak something. I find that at  high volume the speaker will distort. While that’s not unusual and not a big deal considering what they we designed for. The speaker grill can easily be pushed in and will stay there. Not a big deal so if you suffer from OCD and you have a pair of  these just push the other grill in and no one will notice. Overall the B208D is an great addition to your gear. It seems  to take gigging well and delivers solid and consistent  performance without being heavy. The plastic construction is solid and does not feel cheap in any way. Although many  bands are going to in ear monitors to reduce stage volume,  many of those systems are too expensive for most local  bands. These are the best alternative.