Reviews and Problems with Behringer FBQ800 Minifbq Ultra Compact 9 Band Graphic Equalizer
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great unit, but might need repair
smart shopper, amazon.com
17 November 2011
Summary: I wanted to write this review to inform those of you who might have bought this unit and thought it quit on them after year. For a while, the LEDs on the unit had not been coming on as bright, especially the ones on the equalizer bands. I thought it was just due to low quality parts not making good contact.. or something.
Summary: I purchased this unit because I couldn't locate an acceptably affordable decent quality line-level preamplifier to pair up with my QSC GX5 amplifier. The Behringer documentaton merely describes this unit's gain control as an input "level control". I was pleased to discover that it can indeed be setup to perform as a master gain (volume) control via the associated IN/OUT "control elements activation" button.
Summary: If you are familiar with equalizers this one should be pretty self-explanatory. Works well, small size means it fits into almost any audio setup. Many amplified speakers lack EQ or tone controls, probably because the manufacturers assume they will be connected to a computer and therefore the customer can just use software EQ.
Summary: I use the FBQ800 for my laptop to "tailor" my audio from music sites on the internet. It works well from sites that uses their own media player without the benefits of an equalizer. Also, very portable for other applications too that needs audio tweaking too! Nice price for the nice sound!
Summary: This is a great little equalizer for the money. I have it connected between two Behringer B212D powered speakers and a Dell lap top. I use it for DJ-less music at our club. When I first set it up, there was a noticable hum but it was due to a ground loop I had and not the fault of the equalizer...
Summary: I hooked up this equalizer in a snap and there was an immediate improvement in my sound system. I have a medium quality amp and speaker set, suitable for a large living room setting. The equalizer was capable of significantly boosting sound volume and quality on all frequencies. The volume boost was very noticeable, resulting in me reducing my "standard" volume setting on my amp by half while still receiving the same output sound.
Summary: My hearing is not so good anymore. Bass background noise really muddles words. I use this on my surround sound system connected to the tv. I adjusted the bands to my taste and all the voice comes through clear as a bell.The Behringer FBQ800 is for performances but really works great on HiFi, Stereo, and Direct TV. The manual is small plain and simple.I got lucky.
Summary: You get what you pay for, which is to say, not very much. This little equalizer suffers from multiple deficiencies. Setting aside the "user interface" issues for the moment, the basic equalization functionality suffers for two distinct reasons. First, it is not a "constant Q" equalizer, which means that there is at most one position for each of the sliders at which the gain/attenuation applied to that frequency will blend correctly with the adjacent bands.