Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sold - Behringer Eurolive F1220 Stage Monitors - £49 each

I bought these a few years ago for a series of gospel shows that needed more monitoring than a normal gig. They came from another pa hire company who had used them for church related music events, they were supplied with heavy duty custom covers. In my experience the sort of companies who look after their kit with covers, don't run things into the ground and are worth doing business with.

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - top view
Behringer Eurolive F1220 monitor speaker system

The Behringer brand was built on price and there hs been legal action taken where some product lines have veered too close to being copies of other manufacturers premium brand products. Within the sound industry there is also a great deal of snobbery about the label on items, sometimes this is justified and sometimes this not.

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - side view
Behringer - brand snobbery sometimes justified, sometimes not

I was impressed with the solid build of these units, they are constructed from extremely thick ply with a carpet covering. I remember using a Shermann Sound Systems pa that was built to similar levels of ruggedness. In some respect they could be too solidly built, each monitor weighs as much as some bass bins. Still, if you're young and fit, or better still have a suitably ape like humper to shift stuff around, life will be sweet. Unusually it is worth noting that these units can be run passively or can be bi-amped with separate amplifiers for the bass and treble drivers. In my experience this is quite a high end option, especially on what many would consider to be a budget unit.

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - custom cover
Speaker covers - we don't run things into the ground

The sound was up to scratch too, the only complaint I remember was that they could be too bass heavy, which is not bad for a 12" driver. Behringer themselves have the following to say...
The BEHRINGER EUROLIVE F1220 monitor speaker system is specially designed to provide the musician on stage with the same power and clarity that our EUROLIVE full range systems offer, ensuring first-class monitoring in any situation. With its custom-made high-power 12" woofer and 1" titanium HF driver, the F1220 delivers plenty of sound for a variety of applications. In addition, the system can be operated in passive full range or active bi-amping mode. 
This is the full specification:
  • 200 W (RMS)/400 W (pink noise), nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Extremely high sound pressure level (95 dB full space 1 W @ 1 m)
  • 50 Hz – 18 kHz frequency response (-10 dB)
  • Switchable bi-amping mode
  • 1" titanium diaphragm for brilliant, natural high-frequency reproduction
  • BEHRINGER CD horn technology for optimal wide-angle dispersion (90° x 40°)
  • BEHRINGER HF driver protection
  • Ultra-rugged carpet covering for efficient cabinet protection
  • Recessed, ergonomically shaped die-cast handles
  • Rugged steel grille plus acoustically transparent polyester foam for optimal speaker protection
  • 2 different cabinet angles
  • Professional connectors compatible with Neutrik® Speakon®
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Read more at the Behringer website here

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - input panel
Behringer F1220 monitor - capable of bi-amping

Manufacturer's marketing copy is one thing, but it seems that real world musicians like the  Eurolive F1220 monitors too, there are favourable reviews to be found here at giving them the highest 5 star average rating, pretty much across the board.

I currently have 3 at the workshop to clear, custom covers included, there is also the possibility that I can source a further unit locally, without a cover, if you would like to make up a full set of 4. They are all still in good presentable condition, there are one or two tiny wear holes in the carpet about the diameter of a ball point pen in places. The electrics are in fine shape. The branding shown in the images will be removed prior to sale to their new owners.

They are priced at £49 each to clear, courier delivery available for a further £15, or if you are buying a batch, I can deliver any quantity of 2 or more personally on the following price scale:
  • Within the M25 - No charge
  • 50 miles from London (e.g. Brighton) - £20
  • 100 miles from London (e.g. Coventry) - £30
  • 200 miles from London (e.g. Sheffield) - £55
  • 300 miles from London (e.g. Newcastle) - £80
If you want to inspect them, or make a purchase drop me a line via the contact page here


02/11/13 - Currently under negotiation for sale as a set of four.
05/11/13 - Sold Out


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