Behringer A500

Studio Power Amplifier

The ideal power amplifier for recording studios and post-production with excellent value for money. It offers ample power reserves, servo-controlled circuitry and is suitable for practically all passive speakers, e.g. studio monitors. A convection cooling unit ensures silent and safe operation.

For maximum flexibility, the inputs are designed as balanced XLR and 6.3 mm stereo jack sockets as well as RCA connectors, while the outputs come as professional "touch-proof" binding posts and 6.3 mm jack sockets. The power amplifier is equipped with Toshiba/Fairchild high power transistors and offers independent, automatic overload protection with LED display for each channel. For absolute reliability and minimal interference, the A500 is equipped with a high power toroidal transformer.

  • Convection cooled studio power amplifier
  • Class AB
  • Power: 2 x 185 W at 4 Ohm, 2 x 125 W at 8 Ohm
  • Bridged mono: 375 W RMS at 8 Ohm
  • Short circuit protection
  • With limiter
  • Inputs: Jack, XLR female and RCA
  • Outputs: Jack, binding posts
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 482.6 x 257.5 x 101.6 mm
  • Weight: 8.4 kg
  • Rack size: 2 RU

Further information

Channels 2
Rack Units 2 U
2 Ohm stable No
DSP/Frequency No
Convection cooling Yes
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My 2nd...

Manolis K., 12.11.2015
Used in home hifi application. Main speakers are Quad ESL 57, that are difficult to drive as they go down to 2 ohms. Good valve power amps normally recommended or very good solid state. These drive them no problem and sound really good (High end turntable/cartridge, valve phono and preamp, Marantz CD6005 cd player). They also work great with "normal (box) speakers, Castle Pembroke II in my 2nd system.
Don't like the "ears"/handles, but LED's useful to show clipping (needed for ESL 57's...).
Arrived in great condition. And quickly.
Can take XLR, RCA or guitar jack (use as a clean guitar amp!).
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Excellent amp for the money!

James Freeman, 12.04.2015
This amp delivers the juice with great built quality (that's right), linearity and silent operation across the whole frequency range.

To avoid the three known problems of Distortion, Hot RCA Input Gain, Ground Loops and use this beast as a top notch studio amp, do the following:

1. Turn the Volume pots to max to avoid distortion (fixes the design flaw).
2. Use RCA->TS plug into the balanced inputs to avoid the hot gain of the RCA inputs.
3. Use two prong power cable (without ground) to avoid ground loops, your amp will still be grounded through whatever you connect to it.

Enjoy, I know I do. ;)
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