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Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W

Brand:| Model: A500
Overview
This ultra-linear Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier is the top choice for recording studios and post-production work, yet its amazing price is just the beginning. You get true audiophile-grade performance that delivers 2 x 300 watts into 4 ohms or 600 watts into 8 ohms bridged.
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Highlights
  • For recording studios, post-production, live sound, and hi fi applications
  • Servo-controlled design can drive virtually any passive speaker
  • Advanced convection-cooling for absolutely noise-free and stable operation (no fan)
  • Precise level meter and clip indicators for accurate performance monitoring
  • Quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Speaker outputs on professional "touch-proof" binding posts and 1/4" TS connectors
  • Ultra-reliable Toshiba® / Fairchild® high-power transistors
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248-749
Weight: 26.9 lbs.  
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Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W

 This Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier comes with enough headroom to always keep you on the safe side. The A500's advanced convection-type cooling system guarantees stable, noise-free operation, while its servo-controlled design can drive virtually all passive speakers.

A precise level meter and clip indicators are provided for accurate performance monitoring. Input connections are laid out on balanced XLR, 1/4" TRS and RCA connectors, making sure you never run out of connectivity options. Plus, the speaker outputs give you a choice between professional 'touch-proof' binding posts and 1/4" TS connectors. To assure years of trouble-free operation, This Behringer Power Amplifier only uses the ultra-reliable Toshiba® or Fairchild® high-power transistors that are known for their rock-solid reputation.

In addition to all these features, an independent thermal overload protection system with LED indicators for each channel automatically protects both your amplifier and your speakers. Last but not least, Behringer Amplifiers have relied on a tough high-current toroidal transformers for absolute reliability and lowest noise interference possible. You deserve the very best in studio power amplification. Get the A500 and it will be love at first sight: reference-class audio, ultra-reliable quality, and super-affordable!

Specifications: • Output power (RMS, 1 kHz @ 1% THD): Stereo mode (both channels driven): 125 watts RMS x 2 @ 8 ohms, 185 watts RMS x 2 @ 4 ohms; Bridged mono: 375 watts RMS x 1 @ 8 ohms • Output power (peak power, 1 kHz): Stereo mode (both channels driven): 175 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms, 300 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms; Bridged mono: 600 watts x 1 @ 8 ohms • Weight: 18.5 lbs. • Dimensions: 4" H x 19" W x 10.85" D.



Product Specifications
  • Power Output (RMS Per Channel @ 8 ohms)125 Watts
  • Output Channels2
  • Weight Range20 to 29 lbs.
Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W
  • BrandBehringer
  • ModelA500
  • Part Number248-749
  • UPC4033653070041
  • Product CategoryAmplifiers - Live Sound
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (29 Reviews)
  • Weight26.9 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W
Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W is rated 4.1724 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine piece of audio craftsmanshipI've been working here at JMM Recording Studio for 33 years and have burned my way through Crown, Marantz, Yamaha and Ashly power amplifiers. While all top of the line units, compared to them, this Behringer is a wonderful surprise. Yes, there is a little more self-noise than the others but when using it within human limits, it performs as well as the aforementioned Big-Buck units but at a fraction of the cost. GREAT frequency response!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unleashed the beasts that are the cerwin vega at-15'si was pushing my cw at-15s off from my 120w per channel harmon kardon amp. speakers sounded great until my friend showed me how loud his older cw at-12's were with his ancient(but still powerfull and expensive) carver amp, Needless to say it was game on!! so i did some looking and asking, researching and came up with thisBehringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier. Could have gone bigger but budget was an issue. My vega's now sound like a rock concert, highs are louder and more crisp, lows shake and rattle walls. i also purchased a pyle 10 band eq that now drives both Harmon kardon amp (with 4 cerwin vega bookshelfs)as well as theBehringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier ( with the at-15's). Amp is solid gold for the money. In my amateurly opinionated mind!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little AmpI've owned 3 A500s for almost 8 years - they get used at least 4 times a week for 2 hours down in my home theater room. I can tell you that they are the real deal and that they still happily pound away for me each night without issue.I bought 2 brand new, one used - the used one arrived at my door with a rack ear bent in half - along with a couple of bent heat sink fins - and one channel not working. Best I can figure is that it was dropped during shipping. Anyhoo, I cracked the top off and reattached a loose disconnect that had slipped off its jack and it has been singing to me every night for eight years running.These amps run silent - no fan noise - great for HT. Balanced ins, and plenty of juice. I find that the noise floor is acceptable - I can start hearing hiss when I turn it up higher than 3/4 volume - but that, to me, is par for the course for a $200 amplifier. I keep the amp volume just under 3/4 and I can't hear a thing.Negatives? Well, it's an ugly amp, in my opinion. An all-black front panel would have gone a long way there. Otherwise, it's pretty difficult to fault this amp for not being a better value when it's already a great value.Not to rant, but I don't understand all the smack talk about Behringer. I've owned more Behringer gear than I can shake a stick at - from amps to guitar pedals and switches to microphones to preamps to effects processors to compressors to monitors to mixers - and the only problem I've ever had with any of it was when one of my compressors suffered a burnt LED indicator. Still works fine, just no red light.And yet, when I tell others that I use Behringer gear, they grimmace at me like I was wearing a pink Speedo.Anyway, the A500 amp is a solid little amp for a very reasonable price. If it fits the bill, don't be shy about picking one up - I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lasted 1 year of mild useUsed in home, decent quality sound but didn't last. Price for repair is close to the cost new amp. Next amp won't be an a500...
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid quiet amp on a budgetI needed a silent amp to power my studio monitors, so the lack of a cooling fan sold me on this unit. The power is adequate for my Yamaha NS-10M speakers. There is a slight buzz, but barely noticeable, and once the music is playing it is imperceptible, so I can live with it. I would recommend this amp if your budget is tight.
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Built to sell, but not built to last, alas...This amp drove four PA cabs I built for our cover band using Altec Lansing CD912 coax 12" speakers; 4 ohm load per each channel. We drove it hard but never to the point of clipping. The sound pressure was impressive and the amp performed fine for about 3 months. Then we started having issues with the right channel shorting out until the amp heated up. Soon after...nothing. I disassembled it, but I could not find anything wrong; all connections were fine, no burnt caps. We replaced it with a much more expensive Crown, which has given us two years of service and counting. Frankly the Behringer gives the Crown, triple its price, a run for it's money...but we have learned a hard lesson about bringing undependable gear to a paying gig.If you're a garage band, or if you're a speaker hobbyist that wants a lot of cheap clean watts to throw at your monkey coffins, you may want to throw the dice and get one of these; these little amps REALLY do rock. For a gigging band...sorry, save up a few more bones and get the dependable pro stuff - Peavey, Crown, QSC.Owning Behringer is like dating a crazy stripper; it's GREAT...while it lasts.
Date published: 2013-10-17

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Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W

Drive a dual voice coil sub?

This amp seems quite impressive for the money. I have a passive sub woofer that has a single driver with two, 4 ohm voice coils. My current amp is 2 ohm stable but is getting pretty long in the tooth. I wonder what results I could expect by connecting channel 1 to one 4 ohm voice coil and channel 2 to the other? Seems like it would meet the minimum 4 ohm impedance requirement from Behringer. I would have a mono, low pass filtered output from my home theater receiver to present to this amp.
Asked by: Dave511
There is nothing wrong with driving a sub this way, it would be a viable option with a dual voice coil subwoofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-10

how do you set the ohm load on it

Asked by: cyrus
The impedance load is determined by the speakers you plug into it. This amplifier will handle a 4 ohm load on each channel, or an 8 ohm load bridged.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-03

What cable connector is needed to run Zone 2 (L/R) from my receiver into the A500? And where should it be plugged into the A500?

This product was recommended for a home solution to ease the burden of my receiver into a speaker selector and four pairs of speakers through the home.
Asked by: MrBaja
Never mind ... just a standard dual RCA connector cable did the trick! It is working!
Answered by: MrBaja
Date published: 2013-06-13

is this the right amp for me?

i have a pair of cerwin vega at-15's, they are now pushed with a harmon kardon 2 channel amp, but i want to run 4 bookshelf speakers off that h/k amp, and run the vega's on this amp paired with a pyle 10 band eq. am i on the right track? if not suggestions strongly welcomed, keep in my mind that this is my maximum expense on this application.
Asked by: beaster
As long as your receiver has a preamp output this amplifier will work fine for your application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-11

i have 2x 150watt rms , 350watt max power @ 8ohm monitors with  the common hi-fi monitors cables , is this amp a good choice for me ? considering that the price is quite good and affordable for me :D

Asked by: fofos
Yes this amp will work well for speakers with those power ratings.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-19

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