Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Another Cheap Behringer Monitor
I just did some routine measurements on the Behringer 1030A monitor. This thing looks pretty good on paper and the sound matches. This particular one unfortunately has a noticeable rattle while doing the frequency sweeps that wasn't heard with music and a sporadic treble distortion that is more frequent when the treble boost is engaged. t took me some time to figure out that the treble distortion was actually on the recordings I was listening to. I am just barely able to hear it on other speakers. This is not really a fault of the speaker except that it will expose problems on recordings that may have escaped the producers of the recording. The top is the vertical polar response toward the tweeter followed by the vertical polar toward the woofer. A fairly broad vertical lobe for such spacing. Next is the impulse response which is very clean and the horizontal shows a generally broad pattern with some degree of beaming in the top octave. Certainly no major diffraction issues here d/t the sculpted baffle.
Posted by DanTheMan at 3:14 PM