Behringer 1C-BK Compact 2-Way Monitor Speaker Pair Black
Behringer 1C-BK Compact 2-Way Monitor Speaker Pair Black is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5
by Killer B
from Great Vocals!I got these to use for a center channel (these being 4 ohm speakers, in series for an 8 ohm load; perfect for my mono center channel amp.). With no room for a sound-bar style speaker under the t.v., and placing a speaker above the t.v. would have it higher above the plane of the other speakers, I decided to place one of these on each side of the t.v. for excellent imaging.The frequency response is supposed to be very flat, but they can be somewhat bright depending on the source material - I guess they're just playing true-to-life probably.The vocals are rich and warm and natural sounding.I think these speakers are actually more efficient than the rather pessimistic claim in their specifications; the ones they replaced were Pyle car audio 6x9's in boxes, that were rated at 96 dB, and these play louder and of course much clearer. The amp is just a 50 watt Radio Shack p.a. amp, but the center channel blends just fine along with my 4-way JBL's and Kef surrounds, which get 100 watts per channel.I'd say they are a great value for the sound, but being assembled in China I guess that they're made to be bargain speakers in the first place.The mounting brackets are a nice bonus, and I am using them, but they are pretty flimsy and are probably just barely strong enough for these light little speakers.I would have also liked to try the Pioneers and the JBL Control model speakers in around the same price bracket, and would have tried at least one of those if these had turned out to be disappointing, but I'm happy with these and yes I would recommend them for the price!
Date published: 2012-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5
from Great value, great soundI purchased these unpowered monitors for a bedroom stereo setup. I'm very happy with their performance. They have a nice, balanced frequency response, with a respectable low frequency -3db cutoff.I'm using a small amplifier to power them, far below their power threshold, so I do not know how they sound toward their upper limits...but geez, they're only $80!!!! For a pair!!!!
Date published: 2011-09-30