BEHRINGER Studio Monitor Wins Listening Test...

...Against $9,000 Hi-Fi Speaker      15/05/13
BEHRINGER Studio Monitor Wins Listening Test...


In a recent independent test, the BEHRINGER TRUTH B2031A studio monitor loudspeakers matched the performance of the much higher-priced and acclaimed Linkwitz Orion loudspeakers. Earl R. Geddes, PhD., a leading authority in loudspeaker design, conducted a scientifically controlled blind listening test as well as a series of measurement tests in his advanced polar measurement lab. In the end, Dr. Geddes concluded that the TRUTH B2031A was in the same class as the much more expensive loudspeaker. In a letter to BEHRINGER, Geddes says, "I was totally impressed by the BEHRINGER's performance. It was clearly a highly-refined design which showed a great deal of talent in its design."

BEHRINGER tells us that they are excited to receive such high praise from an expert of Dr. Geddes' caliber in the audio industry. Geddes went on to say, "I must commend your design team on what can only be seen as a remarkable achievement -- bringing truly high performance into the range of highly-affordable product." The popular TRUTH Loudspeakers have been sold to everyone from professional audio engineers to musicians building their own home studio. "We are pleased to have heard from Dr. Geddes personally about his test of the B2031A monitors, and we are not surprised at the results. The speakers have been used by some of the most discerning audio experts in the world," commented SVP of Marketing, Costa Lakoumentas.


About Earl R. Geddes, PhD.
Earl R. Geddes, PhD. is an audio enthusiast with an expertise in active and passive methods of noise control. He is the president of GedLee LLC, a designer of Geddes Loudspeakers, and has written several books on audio and acoustics with his business partner Lidia W. Lee, PhD. In addition to his work as an audio consultant and designer of loudspeakers, Geddes' main areas of interest are in compressed audio, home theater, and loudspeaker simulation and measurement.

About the TRUTH B2031A Studio Monitors

Designed for the recording studio, the TRUTH B2031A is a serious contender capable of achieving output levels in excess of 116 dB SPL, and is powered by a built-in 265-Watt bi-amp module. The 2-way reference monitors are perfect for nearfield monitoring applications: from small mixing environments to multi-channel surround setups. The monitors provide ultra-linear frequency response from 50 Hz to 21 kHz, are hand-aligned and come with an individual measurement protocol. The B2031A is adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions and subwoofer operation, providing the flexibility needed for any recording situation. .


Pricing and Availability:
The BEHRINGER TRUTH B2031A Studio Monitors are available for the street price of $229.99 each.

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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Pff..    Said...

On behringers website, under the 'reviews' tab on the 2031 product page, below the paragraph 'reviews from the press', there is a short *letter* from Geddes, commending behringer on their achievement.

There is nothing mentioned about any magazine or agency requesting this test. It just states he was 'asked' to compare them to the Orion speaker.

There is nothing about measurement methods or any data, nor any information who participated in the blind listening test.

In other words this is bla bla bla and similar expressions to the same effect.

17-May-13 04:37 AM


V8FPGA    Said...

Very strange analogy in their choice of comparison.

As the same Behringer is using Linwitz filters, which by creation belongs to Siegfried Linkwitz.

And the same Linkwitz is actually designer of the Orion speaker used as comparison.

Since Siegfried is very found of dipole type of mplementation while using conventional dynamic drivers. Well, one has nothing with other, but rather strange choice to be compared with Behringer monitor.

Perhaps, being less know in audio community, makes it less troubling to use for such promotional "accolade" driven use.

17-May-13 12:04 PM


V8-FPGA    Said...

Very strange analogy in their choice of comparison.

As the same Behringer is using Linwitz filters, which by creation belongs to Siegfried Linkwitz.

And the same Linkwitz is actually designer of the Orion speaker used as comparison.

Since Siegfried is very found of dipole type of Implementation while using conventional dynamic drivers. Well, one has nothing with other, but rather strange choice to be compared with Behringer monitor.

Perhaps, being less know in audio community, makes it less troubling to use for such promotional "accolade" driven use.

17-May-13 12:05 PM


Adam    Said...

I call horseshit. Those things sound like a butthole on a pig farm.

18-May-13 12:22 AM


Bhang    Said...

I would very much like more information on this review. Where's the meat? It looks like nonsense to me and without any data or information on how this test was done it is a completely empty statement.

18-May-13 09:01 PM


Earl Geddes    Said...

This article incorrect states that I conducted the listening test, I did not. It was conducted by Dave Clark and published in AES as a preprint. It is available there. I simply provides the measurement data comparing the two loudspeaker systems, I did not do any listening nor participate in the test. The measurements are available on my web site in the PolarMap program.

23-May-13 10:33 AM


richiedutch    Said...

Well, compared to a lot of far more expensive monitors or the krk's(i hate them), thet give a much cleaner sound. I use the b3031a for scratching and i had the say, i used the rpg6's ,they sound cleaner, much more energie where you need it and a couple of days ago i cleaned the inside....not a bad transformer and replacing the fett's and capacitors for better once ain't no week work... en that for 330euro a pair. mixer from behringer suck...but hese monitors are a bang for a buck, easing the right source...

06-Jul-13 04:07 AM


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