Behringer EP2000 Professional Stereo Power Amplifier - 500W RMS per channel into 4 ohms
Stereo per channel @ 8 Ohms = 350 watts RMS
Stereo per channel @ 4 Ohms = 500 watts RMS
Stereo per channel @ 2 Ohms = 650 watts RMS
Mono bridged @ 8 Ohms = 1000 watts RMS
Mono Bridged @ 4 Ohms = 1300 watts RMS
(1kHz sine-wave @ 1%THD)
The EP2000 represents everything musicians love about the popular EP1500 - excellent sound quality, road-worthy toughness and reliability, low-noise operation and incredible power. With 2000 Watts, the Behringer EP2000 amplifier is perfect for medium-sized club gigs, mobile PA systems, church services or public spaces.
The uber-simple front panel controls of these amps give you all of your sound's vital signs at a glance. After flipping the MAIN switch, 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.
A panel of switches found on the back panel offers an array of cool options to apply to both channels of the Behringer EP2000. The Clip Limiter lets you get even more out of the amplifier without overdriving either it or your speaker system. Built-in circuitry automatically senses when the EP2000 is being overdriven into clipping and then momentarily reduces the input level to avoid clipping distortion. This all happens in a few thousandths of a second, so it's an inaudible way of avoiding audible clipping distortion. Of course, you can turn the Limiter off if you're feeling lucky.
Ultra-low frequency sounds (infrasonics) caused by rickety stage vibrations, mic thumps and wind noise - whilst technically inaudible - can cause a huge drain on amp power, potential damage to your speakers and a sludgy sound in the audible bass ranges. The Behringer EP2000 features a defeatable Low Cut Filter that chops off unwanted frequencies below 50Hz or 30Hz (depending on your PA system's capabilities).
The same panel contains the switches that allow you to put these amps to work in either stereo or bridge (mono) mode. The EP2000 can be linked to additional power amps by switching into parallel mode.
There's plenty of awesome features on the outside of the EP2000, but there's also a team of cool components on the inside helping it work its magic. They come loaded with famously reliable Toshiba/Fairchild power transistors as well as a high-current toroidal transformer for ultra-high transient response and further reliability. Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects the amplifier and speakers from any show-stopping meltdowns. There's no need for fuses, giving you one fewer potential mid-gig headache.
The Behringer EP2000 has both XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs. Even the outputs are totally flexible, consisting of Speakon-compatible outputs and five-way binding posts. Whether you're dealing with bare wire or boutique audiophile cabling, the EP2000 is right at home.
The exhaust fan, visible on the back panel, is the final stage of an internal back-to-front cooling system that keeps these amps working in the mild temperatures they love, even through periods of extended use. Finally, an impact-resistant, all-steel 2U rackmount chassis helps these workhorses stand up to all the rigours of the road.
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 optimising other proprietary parts of our circuitry, this amp is 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.
If you read the reviews of the EP2000's older brothers, the EP1500 and EP2500, it's clear that those amps are renowned not only for their performance and durability, but also their astoundingly low price tags. The EP2000 extends that legacy to the next level. Why shell out for a "Brand-X" amp when you can get a BEHRINGER EP2000 power amp and have money left over for other gear?