Behringer Powerplay P2

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Headphone amplifier

  • Very compact headphone amplifier for in-ear monitoring
  • XLR and jack input (combined, lockable)
  • 3.5 mm Mini-jack jack for earphones
  • Built-in stereo / mono source switch
  • Volume control with on / off switch
  • Operation up to 12 hours with 2 AAA batteries or rechargeable batteries (not included, suitable batteries: Article Nr. 417474)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 33 x 38 x 132 mm
  • Weight: 0.140 kg
  • Includes belt clip
available since November 2018
Item number 448424
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Powered by: Battery
Integrated Mixer No
Limiter Yes
40 €
Including VAT; Excluding 4,80 € shipping
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powerfull and compact, Price allows no questions to be asked.
djlawris 12.08.2020
P2 is a much better than a P1 amp in both: size and power.

It is much more comfortable to use it for a standing setup, because, it is not as bulky as P1. If you make a custom cable 2 xlr mono > 1 xlr stereo it works as a stereo amp flawlessly. And thats the only thing that is better on the P1.
Power of the amplification and the power consumption is way better than it's bigger brother. 9v batteries on the P1, can hold not more than 1/3 time of this AAA battery setup.. Its superb. Quality batteries hold up to 10gigs (±2hours of playing thru the night) for me. While the P1 is not as loud and powers up on a single battery only for ±3 gigs..
It has a good headroom (much more louder than a P1) for playing with a loud band and setting up a powerful headphone mix.

2 things, that could (and should) be improved:

1: Though the format is small, its not very VERY strong. I have had used it for 30-50 gigs already, always clipping it to my jeans strap, sometimes sitting on a chair, sometimes standing up, and, it's chassis has a dent around a XLR area, and a belt clip has a little lost its form.
This does not effect its performance in any way. Just it could be a little stronger.
2: The batteries, more than a few times, after a transportation have had fallen from their places, so almost 2/3 times, out of 4, after you arrive at a gig, you have to open it up and reattach the batteries in to their place.

Price - makes it a no brainer.

Would I recommend them? Why would you even ask it! Would recommend it by 150%. It is a must have for any gigging musician. Just to have it in their backpack with a cheap set of in ears (for example KZ ES4), if the venue is too noisy/loud/not enough monitors/not working monitors - you can save your day for a ±50eur and hear everything loud and clear.
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A good entry level headphone amp
Impulsive buyer 31.03.2022
Behringer has been producing good equipment for some time now, and this is no exception. I use this as an in-ear amp at band rehearsals and it does the job just fine as the actual sounds depend on a multitude of other equipment, so it's hard to really weigh in on that.

The build itself is good and it's really robust with an accessible battery for quick changes, however, I think that the buckle is a poor design, not the quality, that's good, but the design and the placement are not really functional. That might not be an issue for everyone, but it is for me and I would like to see a better option in some newer designs.
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Makes the job for the price
SBKT_v24 31.03.2022
Great product, not expensive and makes the job. Howver had some noises when plug in a Jack instead of an XLR. The metal box itself does not stay really sealed when closed. So a good interim solution for me in case my wireless does not work
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Just Get One
Herms 23.05.2020
For the small sum of £30, it's just brilliant. Not all gigs I play where I'm using my in-ears need a wireless transmitter. This hard wired belt pack is perfect for smaller bar & pub gigs, even rehearsal rooms & home practise. No low end loss here, a perfect full range sound every time.
Using an XLR it works in mono only. The XRL cable also locks in to the P2 (so you won't accidentally pull out the XLR cable mid gig), as long as the XLR connector on the cable has that small locking tab. Most do, some don't. If you open up the P2 (like when to change batteries) you'll see there's a mono/stereo switch mounted on the PCB. In stereo mode you can connect a stereo jack cable and have a stereo mix. The jack doesn't lock in though, be careful not to pull it out by accident. Having the mono/stereo choice is fantastic.
Even though two AAAs last for many hours, I recommend getting rechargeable batteries & a charger if you're going to use the P2 a lot. Which you probably will if you buy one.
If you want to use in-ears, you need one of these. If you already have a wireless for your in ears, you still need one of these. Even just as a cheap back up in case your wireless battery dies in the last set of the gig, or to use at band practise, you need one of these.
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