"Behringer got it RIGHT!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
I bought a Behringer EP 4000 and finally had a chance to use it a bit. My only comparison was to play acoustic guitar and singing through it in my living room and A/B-ing it to an AB International 1100A amp. The 1100A retails for around $1650, or at least it did the last time I checked it. I have been using that amp for a long time but it is in good shape with no issues. The speakers I#m using are Yamaha S115mkiv cabs.
I'm not able to offer up any technical review but I can tell you what I heard in between the two. The 100A is an excellent sounding amp and I consider it to be a great live amp. Having said that, the Behringer is blazing loud and without a doubt is producing the wattage it claims to have. It was so loud it took me planting myself in a distant room to be able to stand it. One thing I noticed is that it has a notable amount of feedback rejection. If I get half as loud with my other amp I'm screaming feedback that would make Hendricks jealous. It claims 550 watts a side at 8 and 950 at 4. I believe it.
Without any signal running through, I pinned the amp to max volume and the fan was louder then any noise I could hear. I#m not saying that they fan was obnoxious; just that the noise was lower then I could hear over the fan. The fan compares to a crown CE2000 or so -- maybe a little bit louder. Unless you had an equipment room, you'd never want this thing in your studio -- though I don't know why anyone would want that much push in a studio anyway.
As for its build, I didn't take it apart but it looks like a really sturdy chasse complete with back rails mounts. Its heavier gauge steel then you'd think you could bend up so I think it will last the test of time, at least outside. The power plug does NOT have any screws to hold it in but it fits tight. That is something I get tweaked at when companies don't give you lockdowns for things like that. That is my only complaint though so for $350 bucks I think this thing rocks...
Well, no technical reviews, like I said but I can honestly say that Behringer did something right with this amp.
Ease of Use:
plug and play - nothing to it.
needs a screw down for power plug otherwise it would have been a 10
Haven't needed it
This sounds as good as the amp I spent nearly 2K on and its louder then it is
The Wow Factor:
I'm actually thinking about buying another one of these
I'd recommend this amp to anyone playing live