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EUROPOWER
2x1200 WATTS POWER AMPLIFIER
2x700 WATTS POWER AMPLIFIER
EP1500/EP2500
User Manual
A50-18333-00006
EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
Important safety instructions
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
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presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the
enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute
a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important
operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature. Please read the manual.
Caution
++ To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the
top cover (or the rear section). No user serviceable parts
inside; refer servicing to qualified personnel.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
++ To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall
not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
++ These service instructions are for use by qualified
service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric
shock do not perform any servicing other than that
contained in the operation instructions unless you are
qualified to do so.
12) Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used
as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall
remain readily operable.
++ We would like to bring your attention to the fact that
extremely loud sound levels may damage your hearing
as well as your loudspeakers. Please lower both GAIN
controls leftwards before powering up the unit. Be sure
to keep the volume at an appropriate level.
14) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When
a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
Ventilation:
++ The appliance should be situated so that its location or
position does not interfere with its proper ventilaton.
For example, the appliance should not be situated on
a bed, sofa rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation openings: or placed in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow
of air through the ventilation openings.
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11) The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket
outlet with a protective grounding connection.
13) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
15) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
16) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.

EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
EUROPOWER
Power amplifier with 2 x 700 or 2 x 1200 Watts
2x700 WATTS POWER AMPLIFIER
2x1200 WATTS POWER AMPLIFIER
== EP2500: 2 x 1,200 Watts into 2 Ohms; 2,400 Watts into 4 Ohms bridged operation
== 2-channel, parallel or bridged mono operating modes for flexible application
== Independent limiters for each channel offer dependable protection against distortion
== Precise signal and clip LED indicators to monitor performance
== Selectable low-frequency filters (30 Hz or 50 Hz) remove distracting infra-sound frequencies
EP1500/EP2500
== EP1500: 2 x 700 Watts into 2 Ohms; 1,400 Watts into 4 Ohms bridged operation
== Professional connectors, compatible with Neutrik Speakon connectors, and "touch-proof" binding
post loudspeaker outputs enable secure operation
== Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs
== Connection option for extra amps in parallel operation
== Ultra-reliable Toshiba/Fairchild high-power transistors
== High-current toroidal transformer for absolute reliability and lowest noise emission
== “Back-to-front” ventilation system including air filter with automatically adjusting fan speed for smooth
operation
== Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects amplifier
and speakers
== High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
== Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
All trademarks (except BEHRINGER, the BEHRINGER logo, JUST LISTEN and EUROPOWER) mentioned belong to their respective owners and are not affiliated with
BEHRINGER.

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EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
Foreword
Dear Customer,
Welcome to the team of BEHRINGER users, and thank you very much for expressing your
confidence in us by purchasing this power amplifier.
Writing this foreword for you gives me great pleasure, because it repre-sents the culmination
of many months of hard work delivered by our engineering team to achieve a very ambitious
goal: to develop two outstanding power amplifiers, whose flexibility lets them respond to all the
P.A. and instrument amplification requirements. The task of designing our new EUROPOWER
EP1500 and EP2500 certainly meant a great deal of responsibility, which we assumed by focusing on you, the discerning user and musician. Meeting your expectations also meant a lot
of work and night shifts. But it was fun, too. Developing a product usually brings a lot of people
together, and what a great feeling it is when all who participated in such a project can be proud
of what they’ve achieved.
It is our philosophy to share our enjoyment with you, because you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team. With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve
made a significant contribution to shaping our company and making it successful. In return, we
guarantee you uncompromising quality as well as excellent technical and audio properties at an
extremely reasonable price. All of this will enable you to give free rein to your creativity without
being hampered by budget constraints.
We are often asked how we manage to produce such high-quality devices at such unbelievably
low prices. The answer is quite simple: it’s you, our customers! Many satisfied customers mean
large sales volumes enabling us to get better purchasing terms for components, etc. Isn’t it only
fair to pass this benefit on to you? Because we know that your success is our success too!
I would like to thank all of you who have made the EUROPOWER power amplifiers possible. You have all made your own personal
contributions, from the developers to the many other employees at this company, and to you, the BEHRINGER user.
My friends, it’s been worth the effort!
Thank you very much,
Uli Behringer
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1. Introduction.......................................................................... 5
By purchasing one of the BEHRINGER EUROPOWER amplifiers,
you have selected a piece of high-end gear. This unit was developed for professional use in live applications, and its rich list of
features will make it a dependable part of your equipment with a
diverse set of possible uses.
1.1 Before you get started................................................... 5
1.1.1 Shipment.............................................................. 5
1.1.2 Initial operation.................................................... 5
1.1.3 Online registration................................................ 5
2. Control elements................................................................. 6
2.1 Front panel.................................................................... 6
2.2 Rear panel..................................................................... 6
2.3 Configuration switches (MODE SWITCHES)................ 7
2.3.1 Clip limiter............................................................ 7
2.3.2 Input filter............................................................. 7
2.3.3 2-channel mode (stereo)...................................... 7
The EUROPOWER amps feature for example an input filter
for each channel, enabling you to remove the disturbing lowfrequency portion of the signal. Additionally, there is a limiter that
protects your loudspeakers. Various operating modes, such as
parallel or mono mode, open up various possibilities for effective
implementation with the rest of your audio equipment, leaving no
wishes unanswered.
++ This manual first describes the terminology used, so
that you fully understand the EUROPOWER and its
functions. Please read the manual carefully and keep it
for future reference.
2.3.4 Parallel mode....................................................... 7
1.1 Before you get started
2.3.5 Mono-bridged mode............................................. 7
3. Applications......................................................................... 7
3.1 Differences between 2-channel, parallel and monobridged operating modes ............................................. 7
3.2 Bi-amping...................................................................... 9
4. Installation......................................................................... 10
4.1 Connections................................................................ 10
4.1.1 Using the binding posts......................................11
1.1.1 Shipment
Your EUROPOWER was carefully packed at the factory, and the
packaging is designed to protect the unit from rough handling.
Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully examine the packaging and its contents for any signs of physical damage, which
may have occurred during transit.
++ If the unit is damaged, please do NOT return it to
BEHRINGER, but notify your dealer and the shipping
company immediately. Otherwise, claims for damage
or replacement may not be granted.
1.1.2 Initial operation
4.1.2 Connecting to the mains.....................................11
4.2 Audio connections........................................................11
5. Specifications.................................................................... 12
6. Warranty............................................................................. 13
Please make sure the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation,
and never place your EUROPOWER amp on top of other heatemanating equipment or in the vicinity of a heater to avoid the
risk of overheating.
The mains connection is made via the enclosed power cord and
a standard IEC receptacle. It meets all international safety certification requirements.
++ Please make sure that all units have a proper ground
connection. For your own safety, never remove or
disable the ground conductor from the unit or the AC
power cord.
++ The sound quality may diminish within the range of powerful broadcasting stations and high-frequency sources.
Increase the distance between the transmitter and the
device and use shielded cables for all connections.
1.1.3 Online registration
Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your
purchase by visiting http://www.behringer.com and read the terms
and conditions of our warranty carefully.
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, it is our intention
to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty
service, please contact the BEHRINGER retailer from whom the
equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not
be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our
subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in
the original equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/
European Contact Information). Should your country not be listed,
please contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can
be found in the support area of our website (http://www.behringer.
com). Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us
process your repair claims more quickly and efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Introduction
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2. Control elements
Since control elements of both the EP1500 and the EP2500 are identical, we have used the EP1500 as the model represented in the
illustrations to assure simplicity.
2.1 Front panel
Fig. 2.1: Front panel control elements
{1} The main switch is used to power up the amp.
++ Merely switching the unit off does not mean that it is fully disconnected from the mains. When not using the unit for
prolonged periods of time, please unplug the unit’s power cord from the power outlet.
{2} Ventilation openings are located at the front of the unit, so that hot air is prevented from being trapped inside the unit, thus causing
faulty operation or even damage.
{3} The CLIP LED lights up when the signal is distorted. Should distortion occur, reduce the input level, so that the CLIP LED stops
lighting up.
{4} The SIGNAL LED lights up as long as a signal is present at the input.
{5} The Gain control (channels 1 and 2) is used for setting up the input gain.
{6} The POWER LED lights up as soon as the unit is powered up.
2.2 Rear panel
Fig. 2.2: Rear panel control elements
{7} These are the balanced XLR inputs (channels 1 and 2).
{8} These are the stereo 1/4" TRS inputs (channels 1 and 2). They can also be used with unbalanced plugs.
{9} These are the MODE switches, used to alter the operating modes as well as to set the limiters and high-pass filters (see chapter
2.3).
[10] The unit’s fan is located here. Fan speed adjusts automatically to assure trouble-free operation.
++ To prevent faulty operation, please assure that the unit is kept at a distance from other appliances emanating heat.
[11] These are the Speakon-compatible outputs (channels 1 and 2). When running the unit in mono-bridged mode (see chapter 2.3.5),
please use the channel 1 output exclusively. For further information on the connectors please refer to chapter 4.1.
[12] These are the output terminals (channels 1 and 2). When running in mono, please make sure to use both middle connectors to
connect your loudspeaker.
[13] BREAKER (automated fuse). After eliminating the cause of faulty operation, simply depress the BREAKER and power up the
unit again. The BREAKER acts in place of common discardable fuses.
Caution
++ Before engaging the BREAKER switch, you should power down the unit (POWER switch set to OFF)!
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[14] Power is supplied via an IEC connector. The matching cable
is provided with the unit.
[15] SERIAL NUMBER of your EUROPOWER.
[16] Here you can find a detailed overview of the individual MODE
SWITCHES functions ({9}).
2.3 Configuration switches (MODE SWITCHES)
2.3.4 Parallel mode
Running in parallel mode enables you to feed a signal via one of the
inputs into both outputs. Each channel drives its own loudspeaker
with independent amplification, filter and limit characteristics. To
link the inputs, set the MODE SWITCHES 4 and 5 to “PARALLEL
INPUTS”.
++ Mono-bridged mode switches must be disengaged when
running in parallel mode.
With inputs set to parallel, you can use the remaining input connectors to feed the signal into additional amplifiers. This means
that the channel 2 inputs function as outputs.
The parallel mode is well-suited for applications in which driving
two speakers with the same signal but with separate amplification,
filter and limiter settings is desired.
2.3.5 Mono-bridged mode
Fig. 2.3: DIP-switches
2.3.1 Clip limiter
When the input signal connected to your amp is too high, you end
up with a distorted output signal. To prevent this, both channels
of your EUROPOWER feature a clip limiter that can be engaged
or disengaged selectively. The limiters automatically recognize
distortion and lower amplification until distortion is reduced to
a tolerable level. To preserve the dynamic characteristics of the
signal when low distortion levels are occurring, the clip limiters
function with moderate suppression. Use switches 1 (ch. 1) and
10 (ch. 2) to activate the clip limiters.
When using broadband loudspeaker systems, the clip limiter
reduces high frequency distortions which occur when an amplifier is overloaded. The drivers are thus protected from being
damaged.
This operating mode enables you to add up the respective voltage of both channels and use it to drive a single loudspeaker.
The voltage is therefore doubled, the peak power is quadrupled,
and program power is roughly three times as high as that of
the individual channels. The input, output, gain, filter and limiter
controls belonging to channel 1 are used when running in monobridged mode. The controls belonging to channel 2 are not used.
To prevent signal cancellation due to internal phase inversion,
the GAIN control belonging to channel 2 must be turned to its
left-most position.
Use this operating mode to route the power from both channels
to a single 8-Ohm or 4-Ohm load. To do so, set up the switches 6
and 7 to “BRIDGE MODE ON”. To use the binding posts as your
output, you MUST use the two middle posts only.
++ The mono-bridged mode puts added demands on amplifier and speakers. Excessive distortion may occasionally
completely mute the amp’s outputs as well as cause
permanent damage to the speakers. Please assure that
your speakers (minimal impedance 4 Ohms) as well as
the cables used can handle the extra power generated
in this mode.
2.3.2 Input filter
The LF (high-pass) filter removes frequencies below 30 and 50 Hz
respectively. The reproduction of the signal’s bass portion is thus
optimized, since ultra-low, distracting frequencies are eliminated,
and more power is available for the reproduction of the wanted
segment of the signal. Engaging and disengaging the filters is done
by using the switches 3 (ch. 1) and 8 (ch. 2). Switches 2 (ch. 1)
and 9 (ch. 2) determine the cut-off frequency. As long as the filter is
disengaged, frequencies below 5 Hz are cut to prevent damage.
You should set up the filters so they best suit the frequency response of your speakers, since some speakers (e.g. bass reflex
speakers) are particularly sensitive to over-excursion below the
listed frequency range.
The 50 Hz filter should be engaged when using broadband
speakers because the filter provides a moderate amplification
in the 100-Hz range, resulting in a fuller sound. The 30 Hz filter
is ideally suited for subwoofer operation as well as for broadband cabinets. The “Off” setting should be used only for special
applications (e.g. studio applications), in which recognizing and
subsequently removing infra-sound is important.
3. Applications
++ Running EUROPOWER amplifiers in conjunction with
8-Ohm speakers with a power rating of at least 2 x 260
Watts (EP1500) and 2 x 450 Watts (EP2500) is recommended to assure optimal operation.
3.1 Differences between 2-channel, parallel
and mono-bridged operating modes
2-channel mode is the most common operating mode of amplifiers. Both channels operate fully independently from one another.
There is always a separate input signal as well as a separate
output signal.
2.3.3 2-channel mode (stereo)
Both channels of your amp function independently from one
another in this operating mode, and each has its own input signal. Two independent speakers are connected at the outputs. To
activate this operating mode, please set the MODE SWITCHES
4 and 5 to “STEREO”.
++ When running the unit in two-channel mode, the switches for mono-bridged mode must be disengaged (dip
switches 6 and 7 in left position).
Applications
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Examples:
Examples:
== 2-channel (stereo) playback
== A mono signal is fed into both channels, whereby amplification
of each channel is controlled separately.
== Two independent mono signals, e.g. instrument signal and
monitor mix
== Bi-amp operation, whereby bass frequencies are run on
channel 1, and high frequencies on channel 2 (see chapter
3.2 “Bi-amping”).
== Parallel mode (as described above) with connection of an
additional amp via the remaining free input connector. The
input signal is present there and may be connected to further
equipment.
++ When connecting a balanced input signal, please make
sure to exclusively use balanced cables for passing the
signal further on. Otherwise, a single unbalanced cable
can turn the entire signal unbalanced.
Fig. 3.1: 2-channel mode
Fig. 3.3: Parallel operation
Fig. 3.2: DIP switch positions for 2-channel operation
Parallel mode is identical to 2-channel mode, except for the inputs
of both channels are internally connected in parallel. One input
signal routes parallel both channels, while their filters etc. are
independently controlled.
Fig. 3.4: DIP switch positions for parallel operation
When running in mono-bridged mode, the voltage of both channels
is added up and fed into a single loudspeaker system. There is
one input and one output signal respectively, and only the controls
of channel 1 (and not of channel 2) are used.
++ However, should the DIP switches 4 and 5 still be in
PARALLEL INPUTS position while in mono-bridged
mode, the signal on the free input (input channel 2) can
be forwarded to an additional amp.
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Examples:
Safety precautions for
mono-bridged operation
== Driving a single 8-Ohm loudspeaker.
== Driving a single 4-Ohm loudspeaker.
++ Running your amp in mono-bridged mode can quickly
result in excessive overdriving and premature shutting
down of the unit itself. In the worst-case scenario, your
loudspeakers may be damaged permanently. Therefore,
you should always make sure that the speakers you use
can indeed handle the power load fed into them.
++ A voltage of up to 100 V RMS is present between the
output connectors of the EP2500. Always implement
appropriate safety precautions when connecting your
speakers to avoid the risk of electric shock.
3.2 Bi-amping
By using an active crossover, you can divide up the frequency
range into several bands. For example, in doing so you can split
a mono signal into upper-frequency and lower-frequency ranges.
These two signals can then be hooked up to the inputs of your
amp, so that channel 1 amplifies the lows and channel 2 amplifies
the highs (2-channel operation). The outputs are connected to
a 2-way speaker, whereby the output signal 1 drives the woofer
and output signal 2 runs the drivers. Of course, you can use two
separate speakers instead of a single 2-way speaker.
A stereo signal can also be split up analogous to the example
described above. However, to do that you need two 2-way speakers or 4 separate speakers, two EUROPOWER amps and an
active 2-way stereo crossover. The BEHRINGER SUPER-X PRO
CX2310 is optimally suited for this ask and offers additionally a
single mono-subwoofer output. By deploying a third EP1500 amp
(preferably in mono-bridged mode) and a subwoofer, you have a
perfect setup that adds a low-frequency system to the stereo biamp application (see fig. 3.4). The amp’s input filters for the high/
mid-frequency ranges should in this case be engaged and set at
50 Hz. To remove low, disturbing frequencies from the signal, the
input filter for the subwoofer signal should be set at 30 Hz.
Fig. 3.5: Mono-bridged mode
The BEHRINGER EUROLIVE SERIES loudspeakers are an outstanding solution for expanding your P.A. system, because each
frequency range/application has a speaker type that optimally
suits its characteristics.
++ Extreme clip limiter settings in bi-amp operating mode
can result in balance shifting.
Fig. 3.6: DIP switch positions for mono-bridged mode
++ When the amp is overdriven for longer periods of time,
the output signal may occasionally be muted for several
seconds. In certain situations, excessive overdriving
may trigger off the automated fuse. To avoid overdriving
the amp, please continually make sure that an appropriate volume level is applied.
Caution
++ 2-Ohm loads should never be applied when in monobridged mode.
++ When connecting a balanced input signal, please make
sure to exclusively use balanced cables for passing the
signal further on. Otherwise, a single unbalanced cable
can turn the entire signal unbalanced.
Applications
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4. Installation
Your EUROPOWER can be installed into a 19" rack and requires
two rack units. Please use four attaching screws and washers for
installation. Reinforce the back end, especially for on-the-road use.
Please assure that enough cool air reaches the rack, especially
when other rack equipment emanates a lot of heat. In the case of
the EUROPOWER EP1500 and EP2500, hot air circulates at the
front of the unit to thermally relieve the rack enclosure.
++ Fan speed adjusts automatically and assures safe
operation. Never block ventilation openings. Should
internal temperature reach extreme values, the unit will
shut down automatically.
4.1 Connections
Inputs
Each channel features balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS stereo jack
inputs, with input impedances of 20 kΩ (balanced) and 10 kΩ
(unbalanced). In general, balanced signals cause less noise than
unbalanced signals.
For balanced input signals, use the XLR and 1/4" TRS stereo
inputs. For unbalanced input signals, use the unused pin of the
XLR connector with grounding. No alteration is necessary on
mono jack connectors.
++ Should you register distractive signals such as noise or
hissing, we recommend separating the amp input from
the signal source. This way, you can quickly determine
if the noise originates in the equipment connected to
the amp. Always make sure to completely lower amplification of both channels before powering up the amp
(GAIN control turned all the way leftward). Otherwise,
permanent damage to your speakers may occur.
Outputs
Your EUROPOWER offers several output connection possibilities:
two Neutrik Speakon-compatible connectors and two pairs of
touch-safe binding posts. The Speakon connectors were especially developed for driving high-power speakers. They snap in
securely, prevent electric shock and assure correct polarity. The
upper connector drives either one or both channels, and is therefore well-suited for mono-bridged operation (1+/2+). The lower
connector carries the signals from channel 2 only.
Fig. 3.7: Stereo bi-amp mode with a separate subwoofer
Fig. 4.1: Neutrik Speakon-compatible connectors
++ Whenever possible, use thick and short speaker cables
to minimize power losses. Never lay out output cables
near input cables.
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4.1.1 Using the binding posts
To connect the loudspeakers to the amplifier’s binding posts,
please do the following:
1. Switch off the amp and disconnect it from the mains (unplug
mains connector).
2. Remove the protective plastic covers shielding the binding
posts by loosening the two screws on the right-hand side of
the connections and lift the plastic cover upwards.
4.2 Audio connections
Various cables are needed for different types of applications.
The following illustrations show the correct wiring. Always use
high-grade cables.
++ When connecting a balanced input signal, please make
sure to exclusively use balanced cables for passing the
signal further on. Otherwise, one single unbalanced
cable can turn the entire signal unbalanced.
3. Attach the terminal of your loudspeaker cable to the corresponding binding post.
4. Place the protective plastic covers into its original upright
position on each binding post and replace the two screws.
++ Never operate the device without the protective plastic
covers in place!
Fig. 4.3: XLR connections
Fig. 4.2: Protective plastic covers shielding the binding posts
When using binding post connectors, please make sure that insulation on cables is not removed too high. Insert the naked part of
the cable fully so that no metal is visible. Cable clamps must be
isolated to avoid the possibility of electric shock. When running the
amp in mono-bridged mode, always use the middle two binding
post connectors, paying attention to correct polarity.
Caution
Fig. 4.4: 1/4" TS connector
++ If you notice naked cable endings on the binding post
connectors, do not power up the amp because of the
risk of electric shock.
4.1.2 Connecting to the mains
Always connect your EUROPOWER amplifier to the voltage specified on the rear of the device. Connecting the amp to an incorrect
voltage can permanently damage your amp.
Before powering up the amplifier, double-check all connections
and fully lower the gain setting.
Fig. 4.5: 1/4" TRS connector
Installation
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5. Specifications
Output Power
20 Hz - 20 kHz @ 0.1% THD, both channels driven
8 Ω per channel
4 Ω per channel
1 kHz @ 0.1% THD, both channels driven
8 Ω per channel
4 Ω per channel
2 Ω per channel
Bridged Mono
8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.1% THD
8 Ω, 1 kHz, 0.1% THD
4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD
Distortion
EP1500
EP2500
260 W
400 W
450 W
650 W
280 W
450 W
700 W
500 W
750 W
1200 W
800 W
900 W
1400 W
1300 W
1500 W
2400 W
< 0.01%
< 0.02%
Frequency Response
at 10 dB below rated output power
at -3 dB points
Damping Factor
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-1 dB
5 Hz - 50 kHz
> 300 @ 8 Ω
Noise
unweighted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Voltage gain
Input sensitivity
V RMS (@ 8 Ω)
Input impedance
-100 dB
40x (32 dB)
50x (34 dB)
1.15 V (+3.4 dBu)
1.23 V (+4.0 dBu)
10 kΩ unbalanced, 20 kΩ balanced
Controls
Front
Rear
Indicators
POWER
CLIP
SIGNAL
Connectors
Inputs
Outputs
Cooling
Power switch, gain control (channels 1 and 2)
DIP switches (10x)
green LED
red LED, 1 per channel
yellow LED, 1 per channel
Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors
Touch-Proof binding posts and NEUTRIK SPEAKON
Continuously variable speed fan, back-to-front air flow
Amplifier protection
Full short circuit, open circuit, thermal and HF protection
Stable into reactive or mismatched loads
Load protection
Turn-on/off muting, AC coupling
Output circuit type
Class AB complementary linear
output
Power supply
Mains voltage/Breaker
100 - 120 V~, 50/60 Hz
220 - 230 V~, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Mains connector
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
Class H complementary linear
output
15 A
8A
1600 W
2600 W
Standard IEC receptacle
approx. 88 x 482.6 x 402 mm
approx. 3 1/2" x 19" x 15 4/5"
approx. 15.7 kg
approx. 16.6 kg
approx. 34.6 Ibs
approx. 36.6 lbs
BEHRINGER makes every effort to ensure the highest standard of quality. Necessary modifications are carried out without notice. Thus, the specifications and design of the device
may differ from the information given in this manual.
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6. Warranty
§ 1 Other warranty rights and national law
§ 5 Warranty regulations
1. This warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory rights
provided by national law, in particular, any such rights against the seller
that arise from a legally effective purchase contract.
1. Warranty services will be furnished only if the product is accompanied
by a copy of the original retail dealer’s invoice. Any product deemed
eligible for repair or replacement under the terms of this warranty will
be repaired or replaced.
2. The warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable unless they
constitute an infringement of national warranty law.
§ 2 Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right
after your purchase by visiting http://www.behringer.com and kindly read
the terms and conditions of our warranty carefully.
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your
repair claims quicker and more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
§ 3 Warranty
1. BEHRINGER (BEHRINGER International GmbH including all BEHRINGER subsidiaries, except BEHRINGER Japan) warrants the mechanical
and electronic components of this product to be free of defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year* from the original date
of purchase, in accordance with the warranty regulations described
below. If the product shows any defects within the specified warranty
period that are not excluded from this warranty as described under §
5, BEHRINGER shall, at its discretion, either replace the product by
providing a new or reconditioned product or repair the product using
suitable new or reconditioned parts. In the case that other parts are used
which constitute an improvement, BEHRINGER may, at its discretion,
charge the customer for the additional cost of these parts. In case
BEHRINGER decides to replace the product, this warranty shall apply
to the replacement product for the remaining initial warranty period, i.e
one year* from the date of purchase of the initial product.
2. If the warranty claim proves to be justified, the product will be returned
to the user freight prepaid.
3. Warranty claims other than those indicated above are expressly
excluded.
§ 4 Return authorization number
1. To obtain warranty service, the buyer (or his authorized dealer) must
call BEHRINGER during normal business hours BEFORE returning
the product. All inquiries must be accompanied by a description of
the problem. The buyer or his authorized dealer will receive a return
authorization number.
2. Subsequently, the product must be returned in its original shipping carton, together with the return authorization number. The return shipment
address will be indicated by BEHRINGER.
3. Shipments without freight prepaid will not be accepted.
2. If the product needs to be modified or adapted in order to comply with
applicable technical or safety standards on a national or local level, in
any country which is not the country for which the product was originally
developed and manufactured, this modification/adaptation shall not be
considered a defect in materials or workmanship. The warranty does
not cover any such modification/adaptation, irrespective of whether
it was carried out properly or not. Under the terms of this warranty,
BEHRINGER shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting from
such a modification/adaptation.
3. Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly excluded
from this warranty, in particular, if caused by improper handling of the
product by the user. This also applies to defects caused by normal wear
and tear, in particular, of faders, crossfaders, potentiometers, keys/
buttons, tubes, guitar strings, illuminants and similar parts.
4. Damage/defects caused by the following conditions are not covered
by this warranty:
== improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in compliance with the instructions given in BEHRINGER user or service
manuals.
== connection or operation of the unit in any way that does not comply
with the technical or safety regulations applicable in the country
where the product is used.
== damage/defects caused by force majeure or any other condition
that is beyond the control of BEHRINGER.
5. Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized personnel
(user included) will void the warranty.
6. If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that the defect
in question is not covered by the warranty, the inspection costs are
payable by the customer.
7. Products which do not meet the terms of this warranty will be repaired
exclusively at the buyer’s expense. BEHRINGER will inform the buyer
of any such circumstance. If the buyer fails to submit a written repair
order within 6 weeks after notification, BEHRINGER will return the
unit. Costs for freight and packing will be invoiced separately C.O.D.
When the buyer has sent in a written repair order such costs will also
be invoiced separately.
§ 6 Warranty transferability
This warranty is extended exclusively to the original buyer (customer of retail
dealer) and is not transferable to anyone who may subsequently purchase
this product. No other person (retail dealer, etc.) shall be entitled to give
any warranty promise on behalf of BEHRINGER.
§ 7 Claim for damages
Failure of BEHRINGER to provide proper warranty service shall not entitle
the buyer to claim (consequential) damages. In no event shall the liability
of BEHRINGER exceed the invoiced value of the product.
* Customers in the European Union please contact BEHRINGER Germany Support
for further details.
Technical specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice. The information contained herein is correct at the time of printing. All trademarks (except BEHRINGER,
the BEHRINGER logo, JUST LISTEN and EUROPOWER) mentioned belong to their respective owners, and such use neither constitutes a claim of the trademarks by BEHRINGER nor affiliation of the trademark owners with BEHRINGER. BEHRINGER accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person who relies either wholly or in
part upon any description, photograph or statement contained herein. Colors and specifications may vary slightly from product. Our products are sold through authorized dealers
only. Distributors and dealers are not agents of BEHRINGER and have absolutely no authority to bind BEHRINGER by any express or implied undertaking or representation. This
manual is copyrighted. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording of
any kind, for any purpose, without the express written permission of BEHRINGER International GmbH.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Tel. +49 2154 9206 0, Fax +49 2154 9206 4903
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