Reviews and Problems with Behringer REFERENCE AMPLIFIER A500
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Value for money 10
jaco_benhur a Casual Listener, Audio Review
14 October 2013
Summary: I bought two of these after the dissapointing results(lack of bass, flimsy power button) I obtained with my Alesis RA500 I did not expected much but after connecting and let the system cooked for a while the results were as described in the Audiocritic review this little amp is pretty good and...
Excerpt: I have been using the A500 for years both in my Home Theater installation business and for my personal use. These amps provide great performance, are an excellent value, and are next to impossible to damage.
Excerpt: Pricing was what sold me on this amp. Period. I was flat broke trying to replace a downed citation 7.1 used for reference in an Avid studio. You know the story. Why this amp among the old "bargain" amps?
Summary: Like the previous reviewer I also bought two of these amps but unlike him I am using them in a domestic situation, not in a studio. Unlike the guy from the studio I have never used my amps bridged as there is plenty of power for the average domestic listening room.
Summary: not sure why newegg put this in the home receiver category... you will need a preamp/pc sound card with inputs installed in your home theater to integrate this into it. it is also only stereo.
Pros: great amp for the money.
Cons: only passive cooling, but not really a con if it works well.
Summary: The passive cooling isn't a con but be aware that you need to make sure it has good airflow, especially if its in a rack.
Pros: Currently I have 1 of these running my center channel in my home theater. It sounds great, no hissing. Seems to be very clean. I like the passive cooling so it makes no noise. The multiple inputs make it very flexible. All in all, for the price I think it is nearly unbeatable.
Summary: Better with higher efficiency speakers/cabs. The police will come to your home if you turn them up too high. Can do a Gym or smaller club to adequate volume. Did I mention that they were clean. If you can deal with cons, they are a great value.
Pros: Very clear (hi fi) and powerful in home stereo settings, can be bridged into Sub for clean thumping. These have satisfied me both at home and as an amateur DJ. Have multiple ins (RCA, 1/4", XLR) & outs (Binding posts, 1/4").
Cons: Volume controls and output binding posts have given me problems, although I admit I have been kind of rough on them.
Excerpt: I am very impressed with the quality of this amp. I was looking for a inexpensive amp to drive 2 underwater speakers ( electro voice 30 ) in a swimming pool. So I feel kinda bad using such a high quality beautifull amp to entertain my friends while swimming, but its nice to have refrence quality no...
Excerpt: I've been looking for a replacement stereo amp for my old Carver ever since one channel started distorting . Seemed like there were only 7.1 channel 100 watt amps for surround sound, I already have two of those, but I still love the sound of my my old school JBLs.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Powerful, Professional Functions