Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W

Brand:| Model: A500
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.
  • 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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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 CategoryPower Amplifiers - Live Sound
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (33 Reviews)
  • Weight26.9 lbs.
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    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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Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W is rated 4.2424 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost 2yrs and still kicking strongI had originally purchased this to power a DVC 12inch sub, but ended up using it to power some rather large towers that my Onkyo receiver was having a hard time pushing. I was surprised how clean it was given it’s more of a PA amp than a hifi home audio amp. I am tempted to replace it with a more traditional hifi amp but can’t find a good reason too. For the price it’s a great deal for a good clean power source for hungry speakers. Also it has a very robust design and can be run hard for hrs without coming close to overheating. My onkyo head unit is rated at 175 watts x6 but just running 2 towers it gets hot fairly quick, this amp handles the same load with hardly getting warm! I highly recommend it for a hifi enthusiast on a tight budget.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean and loudI've only been using it for a few days but so far everything is great. I'm replacing an older Crown amp with this unit and I must say the price per watt is very favorable compared to my older workhorse amps. It arrived promptly with no shipping issues, the case is impressive, it's got massive heat sinks and it sounds clear as a bell with my NS10s. Runs pretty cool with these monitors cranked. .It came set to bridge mode, threw me for a sec.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful solid ampThis is a very powerful and solid built amp, it has all the power you need to push any speaker I use it on a set of micca center channel speakers it has more than enough power for the miccas the only reason I gave it four stars is it really needs a bass and treble feature to clean up the highs a little bit, but I solved this issue I purchase the ART 341 EQ and that was all I needed my system is now very loud and crystal clear with plenty of extra power to spare. Great product.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ValueI have been testing Amps side by side for 6 months now, seeking an Amp that will reach 20 Hz, has 2 or more channels, has over 150 Watts per Channel, capable of delivering clear sound in a very serious environment, with a price one can afford. Behringer knocked this one out of the park. They really did a great job, and it is silent. No intermediate fan noise. I love it.
Date published: 2014-06-03
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: 2014-04-19
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
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Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier 2 x 300W

Can you or how do you hook up a Behringer A500 power amp to a Onkyo TX8050 ? If not what receiver would work best? Speakers are Cerwin Vaga LS12's and BIC PL 200 sub.

Asked by: mikey34
The A500 will have to be plugged into a second zone or aux preamp output via RCA on the receiver. Unfortunately I am not familiar enough with Onkyo products to know if this model has this feature or not.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-21

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

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

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

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

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
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