The TTRUTH B3030A 2-way actove ribbon studio reference monitors; Behringer designed the B3030A'a to speak nothing but the "Truth". They still sound great hooked up to your stereo or your video surround system, but they were really built with the studio in mind - where every note played or sung is "under the microscope."
- Ultra-linear frequency response with individual frequency diagrams
- Built-in 140-Watt Bi-amp module with enormous power reserve
- Ultra-high resolution, 2" velocity ribbon transducer for ultimate sound reproduction
- Long-throw 6 ¾" woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone and aluminum die-cast chassis for ultimate bass response
- Controlled dispersion characteristics and extremely large "sweet spot" owing to the unique BEHRINGER wave guide technology
- Active crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters
- Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions and subwoofer operation
- Separately controlled limiter for low and high-frequency overload protection
- Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
- Servo-balanced inputs with XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Years of Research and Development
For the past two years Behringers has been on a mission to create the “perfect” studio monitor. Since the TRUTH B2031A had already become the industry standard, thier acoustic engineers decided to start there and see just how far they could push the envelope. They tried a variety of transducers and enclosure designs, along with existing and emerging technologies. When all the dust settled, they chose to deploy an ultra-high resolution, 2" velocity ribbon transducer and a long-throw, Kevlar-coned woofer in a deformationresistant, die-cast aluminum chassis.
Kevlar has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio — that’s one reason it’s used in bulletproof vests. Kevlar gives our LF transducer the strength to handle the extremely high energy levels required for distortion-free, chest-pounding bass. And since they have such low mass, Kevlar speaker cones also respond much more quickly than those made of paper, important for not only maintaining bass content integrity, but critical for midrange accuracy and defi nition.
The "Funny-Looking" Tweeter
Ribbon tweeters bring a level of accuracy and sophistication to high-resolution studio monitors that was previously unattainable. They provide exceptionally wide horizontal dispersion (for a larger “sweet-spot”), while holding the vertical dispersion extremely tight. And since Behringer's ribbon transducer diaphragm is virtually weightless, it reacts instantaneously to changes in the high-frequency content. Now, not only do you hear the dulcet tones of a flute, you hear the breath flowing through it... You hear the wind chimes bouncing off each other... You can hear the fingernails on the nylon strings of a classical guitar…
Another reason why ribbon tweeters are so supremely accurate is their ability to reproduce frequencies far above our normal hearing range. Even though we can’t hear these “ultrasonics,” the lower harmonics they generate do aff ect the way we experience the stereo image. For instance, a 30 kHz signal is too high for us to hear, but we can hear its first sub-harmonic (15 kHz), second sub-harmonic (7.5 kHz), and third (3.75 kHz), etc. All these sub-harmonics combine with the primary sound to create stunning realism.
Designed to Work in Your Environment
The ideal environment for listening is a room that is “flat,” neither too reflective (echoes) nor too absorptive (where the sound is muffled). But since all rooms are not the same acoustically, all TRUTH monitors come equipped to function in a wide variety of situations. Switches are provided to adapt the monitor’s low- and high-frequency characteristics for optimal performance specific to your listening environment.
Placement is also critical. Ideally, all loudspeakers should be placed away from walls to ensure proper bass response. But fear not, B3030A/ B3031A monitors feature Room Compensation switches so you can place them against walls, or even in corners. Walls tend to enhance low-frequency content, and corners exaggerate bass even more, but your TRUTH monitor can be custom-tailored to provide honest bass response for your situation, with the simple flick of a switch or two.
Non-fatiguing, Wide “Sweet Spot”
Behringer's wave-guide wasdesigned to create a much more generous, broader listening zone. That means you won’t wear a hole in the carpet in that one spot where everything sounds great. You are free to move around inside the stereo image to find the ideal spot in the mix for subtle instrument or eff ects placement opportunities. You also won’t suffer the ravages of “monitorfatigue-syndrome,” an ailment that comes from listening to harsh highmids and treble content for hours on end. The new 2" velocity ribbon transducer, along with Behringer's proprietary wave-guide design, generates silkysmooth high-end that is non-fatiguing, even during those all-night mix-down sessions that can test your nerves.