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Behringer EUROLIVE B215XL-WH User manual
User Manual
EUROLIVE
B215XL/B215XL-WH
B212XL/B212XL-WH
1000/800-Watt 2-Way PA Speaker System with
15"/12" Woofer and 1.75" Titanium Compression Driver
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Table of Contents
Thank you........................................................................ 2
Important Safety Instructions....................................... 3
Legal Disclaimer.............................................................. 3
Limited Warranty............................................................ 3
1. Before you get Started............................................... 5
1.1 Shipment................................................................................. 5
1.2 Initial operation.................................................................... 5
1.3 Online registration.............................................................. 5
2. Connections................................................................ 5
3. Optimal Operation..................................................... 6
3.1 HF drivers................................................................................ 6
3.2 How to prevent feedback................................................. 6
3.3 How to avoid feedback when working with
record players (DJ Applications)............................................. 6
3.4 Loudspeaker protection by using a
low-cut filter.................................................................................. 6
4. Additional Considerations........................................ 6
4.1 Length and diameter of loudspeaker cables............. 6
4.2 Power amp rating................................................................ 6
4.3 Fuses........................................................................................ 6
4.3.1 Protecting your equipment....................................... 6
5. Application Examples................................................ 7
5.1 Full-range stereo operation............................................. 7
5.2 Using several B212XL/B215XL loudspeakers.............. 7
5.3 Stereo operation with a subwoofer.............................. 7
6. Installation.................................................................. 8
7. Specifications.............................................................. 8
Thank you
Thank you very much for expressing your confidence in BEHRINGER products by
purchasing the EUROLIVE B212XL/B215XL. This extremely compact loudspeaker
has been designed specifically for those applications in which space is a problem.
The compact dimensions and the low weight as well as the option to mount
the loudspeaker on a wall give this product maximum flexibility. The EUROLIVE
B212XL/B215XL is equipped with both ¼" TS and pro-level speaker connectors,
so that you can expand your set-up flexibly at any time. All of these features
make this loudspeaker a high-quality and highly reliable companion on the road.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Terminals marked with this symbol carry
electrical current of sufficient magnitude
to constitute risk of electric shock.
Use only high-quality professional speaker cables with
¼" TS or twist-locking plugs pre-installed. All other
installation or modification should be performed only
by qualified personnel.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to the 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.
Caution
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 liquids and no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
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.
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.
11. Use only attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
12. 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.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. 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.
15. The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket
outlet with a protective earthing connection.
16. Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is
used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall
remain readily operable.
Caution
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. Repairs have to be performed by qualified
service personnel.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
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.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND APPEARANCES
ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND
ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED. BEHRINGER IS
PART OF THE MUSIC GROUP (MUSIC-GROUP.COM).
ALL TRADEMARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR
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LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED
BY ANY PERSON WHO RELIES EITHER WHOLLY OR
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OR STATEMENT CONTAINED HEREIN. COLORS AND
SPECIFICATIONS MAY VARY FROM ACTUAL PRODUCT.
MUSIC GROUP PRODUCTS ARE SOLD THROUGH
AUTHORIZED FULLFILLERS AND RESELLERS ONLY.
FULLFILLERS AND RESELLERS ARE NOT AGENTS OF
MUSIC GROUP AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY
TO BIND MUSIC GROUP 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 MUSIC GROUP IP LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
© 2012 MUSIC Group IP Ltd.
Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
LIMITED WARRANTY
§ 1 Warranty
(1) This limited warranty is valid only if you purchased
the product from a MUSIC Group Authorized Reseller in
the country of purchase. A list of authorized resellers can
be found on BEHRINGER’s website behringer.com under
“Where to Buy”, or you can contact the MUSIC Group office
closest to you.
(2) MUSIC Group* warrants the mechanical and
electronic components of this product to be free of defects
in material and workmanship if used under normal
operating conditions for a period of one (1) year from
the original date of purchase (see the Limited Warranty
terms in § 4 below), unless a longer minimum warranty
period is mandated by applicable local laws. If the product
shows any defects within the specified warranty period
and that defect is not excluded under § 4, MUSIC Group
shall, at its discretion, either replace or repair the product
using suitable new or reconditioned product or parts.
In case MUSIC Group decides to replace the entire product,
this limited warranty shall apply to the replacement
product for the remaining initial warranty period, i.e.,
one (1) year (or otherwise applicable minimum warranty
period) from the date of purchase of the original product.
(3) Upon validation of the warranty claim, the repaired
or replacement product will be returned to the user
freight prepaid by MUSIC Group.
(4) Warranty claims other than those indicated above
are expressly excluded.
PLEASE RETAIN YOUR SALES RECEIPT. IT IS YOUR PROOF
OF PURCHASE COVERING YOUR LIMITED WARRANTY.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VOID WITHOUT SUCH PROOF
OF PURCHASE.
§ 2 Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER
equipment right after your purchase at behringer.com
under “Support” and kindly read the terms and conditions
of our limited 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 Return materials authorization
(1) To obtain warranty service, please contact the
retailer from whom the equipment was purchased.
Should your MUSIC Group Authorized Reseller not be
located in your vicinity, you may contact the MUSIC Group
Authorized Fulfiller for your country listed under
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“Support” at behringer.com. If your country is not
listed, please check if your problem can be dealt with
by our “Online Support” which may also be found under
“Support” at behringer.com. Alternatively, please submit
an online warranty claim at behringer.com BEFORE
returning the product. All inquiries must be accompanied
by a description of the problem and the serial number
of the product. After verifying the product’s warranty
eligibility with the original sales receipt, MUSIC Group
will then issue a Return Materials Authorization
(“RMA”) number.
(2) Subsequently, the product must be returned in
its original shipping carton, together with the return
authorization number to the address indicated by
MUSIC Group.
(3) Shipments without freight prepaid will not
be accepted.
§ 4 Warranty Exclusions
(1) This limited warranty does not cover consumable
parts including, but not limited to, fuses and batteries.
Where applicable, MUSIC Group warrants the valves or
meters contained in the product to be free from defects
in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90)
days from date of purchase.
(2) This limited warranty does not cover the product
if it has been electronically or mechanically modified
in any way. 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. This limited warranty
does not cover any such modification/adaptation,
regardless of whether it was carried out properly or not.
Under the terms of this limited warranty, MUSIC Group
shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting from
such a modification/adaptation.
(3) This limited warranty covers only the product
hardware. It does not cover technical assistance for
hardware or software usage and it does not cover
any software products whether or not contained in
the product. Any such software is provided “AS IS”
unless expressly provided for in any enclosed software
limited warranty.
(4) This limited warranty is invalid if the
factory-applied serial number has been altered or
removed from the product.
(5) Free inspections and maintenance/repair work
are expressly excluded from this limited 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, guitar strings,
illuminants and similar parts.
(6) Damage/defects caused by the following conditions
are not covered by this limited 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 acts of God/Nature
(accident, fire, flood, etc) or any other condition that
is beyond the control of MUSIC Group.
(7) Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by
unauthorized personnel (user included) will void the
limited warranty.
(8) If an inspection of the product by MUSIC Group
shows that the defect in question is not covered by the
limited warranty, the inspection costs are payable by
the customer.
(9) Products which do not meet the terms of this
limited warranty will be repaired exclusively at the buyer’s
expense. MUSIC Group or its authorized service center will
inform the buyer of any such circumstance. If the buyer
fails to submit a written repair order within 6 weeks after
notification, MUSIC Group will return the unit C.O.D. with
a separate invoice for freight and packing. Such costs will
also be invoiced separately when the buyer has sent in a
written repair order.
(10) MUSIC Group Authorized Resellers do not sell new
products directly in online auctions. Purchases made
through an online auction are on a “buyer beware” basis.
Online auction confirmations or sales receipts are not
accepted for warranty verification and MUSIC Group will
not repair or replace any product purchased through an
online auction.
§ 5 Warranty transferability
This limited warranty is extended exclusively to the
original buyer (customer of authorized reseller) and is
not transferable to anyone who may subsequently
purchase this product. No other person (reseller, etc.)
shall be entitled to give any warranty promise on behalf
of MUSIC Group.
§ 6 Claim for damage
Subject only to the operation of mandatory applicable
local laws, MUSIC Group shall have no liability to the buyer
under this warranty for any consequential or indirect
loss or damage of any kind. In no event shall the liability
of MUSIC Group under this limited warranty exceed the
invoiced value of the product.
§ 7 Limitation of liability
This limited warranty is the complete and exclusive
warranty between you and MUSIC Group. It supersedes
all other written or oral communications related to this
product. MUSIC Group provides no other warranties for
this product.
§ 8 Other warranty rights and
national law
(1) This limited warranty does not exclude or limit the
buyer’s statutory rights as a consumer in any way.
(2) The limited warranty regulations mentioned herein
are applicable unless they constitute an infringement of
applicable mandatory local laws.
(3) This warranty does not detract from the seller’s
obligations in regard to any lack of conformity of the
product and any hidden defect.
§ 9 Amendment
Warranty service conditions are subject to change without
notice. For the latest warranty terms and conditions
and additional information regarding MUSIC Group’s
limited warranty, please see complete details online at
behringer.com.
* MUSIC Group Macao Commercial Offshore Limited of
Rue de Pequim No. 202-A, Macau Finance Centre 9/J, Macau,
including all MUSIC Group companies
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1. Before you get Started
2. Connections
1.1 Shipment
Your B212XL/B215XL was carefully packed at the assembly plant to assure secure
transport. Should the condition of the cardboard box suggest that damage may
have taken place, please inspect the unit immediately and look for physical
indications of damage.
◊ Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly to us. Please inform
the dealer from whom you acquired the unit immediately as well
as the transportation company from which you took delivery.
Otherwise, all claims for replacement/repair may be rendered invalid.
◊ Please always use the original packaging to avoid damage due to
storage or shipping.
(5)
(2)
(4)
(1)
(3)
◊ Never let unsupervised children play with the B212XL/B215XL or with
its packaging.
◊ Please dispose of all packaging materials in an environmentally
friendly fashion.
1.2 Initial operation
Your B212XL/B215XL speakers are connected to a power amplifier
using the speaker connectors located in the back. Please read ch. 4,
“Additional Considerations” and ch. 5, “Application Examples” to get important
technical information and practical suggestions about use.
This loudspeaker is capable of producing extreme volumes. Please keep in mind
that high sound pressures do not only temporarily damage your sense of hearing,
but can also cause permanent hearing damage. Be careful to select a suitable
volume at all times.
1.3 Online registration
Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase
by visiting http://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://behringer.com).
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair
claims more quickly and efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Fig. 2.1: Connections (B212XL and B215XL)
(1) The B212XL/B215XL features two professional speaker (1) connectors which
are wired in parallel. You can alternatively connect one of the connectors to
the output on your power amp and tap into the signal from the amp once
again on the second connector, in order, for example, to feed this signal
into an additional loudspeaker. The pin designation of the speaker is pins
1+ and 1-.
◊ ATTENTION: Never connect the output signals of different power
amps to both parallel inputs at the same time. This may permanently
damage your setup.
(2) The B212XL/B215XL includes 2, parallel ¼" loudspeaker (2) inputs. You can
alternatively connect one of the connectors to the output on your power amp
and tap into the signal from the amp once again on the second connector,
in order, for example, to feed this signal into an additional loudspeaker.
◊ When several loudspeakers are wired in parallel the overall impedance
ZT to be handled by the power amp can be calculated, as shown below,
from the individual impedance values of the connected speakers:
◊ Your amplifier may be damaged if the actual
T
impedance drops below its input impedance.
Please make sure that the calculated total
impedance ZT is not smaller than the minimum impedance specified for
your amplifier.
(3) Serial number.
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3. Optimal Operation
4. Additional Considerations
We have developed the B212XL/B215XL for use in a wide range of possible
applications. Of course, the sound of your loudspeakers depends on the acoustic
characteristics of the room/space in which they are being used. The following
chapters of this manual will give you information about getting the most out of
your EUROLIVE speakers.
4.1 Length and diameter of loudspeaker cables
3.1 HF drivers
High frequencies are the segment of the audio spectrum responsible for
clarity and speech intelligibility. These frequencies are the easiest ones to
locate, but at the same time they are also the easiest ones to “obstruct”.
Therefore, we recommend positioning your speakers so that the HF drivers are
located slightly above the height of the audience. This guarantees the best
possible dispersion of high frequencies and considerably higher intelligibility.
3.2 How to prevent feedback
Always place the “front of house” speakers ahead of the microphones (from the
audience’s perspective), and never behind. Use professional floor monitors or an
in-ear monitoring system to hear the stage performers.
3.3 How to avoid feedback when working with
record players (DJ Applications)
In applications with record players, bass feedback can occur. Bass feedback occurs
when low frequencies get back to the pickup and are reproduced on the speakers.
The most common causes for this are: speakers located too closely to the record
player, a room with a wooden floor, or presence of a podium or a platform.
In such cases, it is best to move the speakers away from the record player
and “banish” them from the stage, so that they are located on firm ground.
Another option is to use raised stands, which prevent the speakers from having a
direct contact with the ground.
3.4 Loudspeaker protection by using a
low-cut filter
Try to prevent damage to your speakers caused by extreme oscillation of the
bass membrane due to subsonic noise and extremely deep frequencies. Use an
equalizer to cut off those frequencies that fall below your speakers’ frequency
range, or use a low-cut/high-pass filter. Most equalizers and sound-improvement
systems offer a low-cut function, like the BEHRINGER ULTRAGRAPH DIGITAL
DEQ1024, for example.
Using a low-cut filter in your signal path is particularly recommended if you
use record players or CD players as your signal source. CD players often produce
extremely deep frequencies, which can lead to extreme excursions of the
bass membrane.
Loudspeaker cables whose diameter is too small can considerably limit the
power amp performance. The longer the cable, the more pronounced the
problem. As a result, musicians often simply “turn up” the amp, which can lead
to loudspeaker damage. Therefore, don’t use cables longer than 15 m (45 ft.).
For most applications, this will not be necessary. Cable diameter should be at
least 14 - 12 gauge.
4.2 Power amp rating
Selecting the right amp can turn out to be rather difficult. Therefore, stick to the
following rule of thumb: the power rating of your amp should be roughly twice
the speaker load capacity. A speaker rated at 200 Watts continuous performance
can easily be powered by an amp rated at 400 Watts output power. An optimal
addition to your speaker system would be the BEHRINGER EUROPOWER EP2000
power amp, for example.
4.3 Fuses
We do not recommend the use of fuses with audio applications. Damage to
loudspeakers can be the result of high peak signals and high output power.
However, fuses can only offer protection from one of these two factors, and never
from both. Additionally, fuse resistors are sometimes nonlinear, leading to
distortion and unpredictable overdriving.
4.3.1 Protecting your equipment
• Always try to find the optimal signal level. Try to avoid overdriving your amp.
• Keep in mind the physical limitations of your PA system.
• Use a limiter to restrict the output signal level. Place the limiter between the
mixing console and the power amp. For this purpose, our proven AUTOCOM
PRO-XL MDX1600, COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 and MULTICOM PRO-XL
MDX4600 compressors offer an outstanding solution. All models can be used
as a limiter: the audio signal doesn’t overdrive any more, and unpleasant
“peaks” are effectively avoided.
◊ Our ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496 and SUPER-X CX3400/ CX2310 crossovers
are particularly well-suited for protecting your equipment: for each
output, they have independent limiters.
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5. Application Examples
5.3 Stereo operation with a subwoofer
5.1 Full-range stereo operation
Using a crossover, the main output signal of a mixing console is split into a stereo
signal and a mono signal. The mono signal covers the lower frequency range
and the stereo signal covers all other frequency ranges. Then, the stereo signal is
connected to a stereo power amplifier. A B212XL/B215XL is connected to each of
the amp outputs. The mono subwoofer signal is connected to one channel of an
additional power amplifier, which powers one EUROLIVE VP1800S subwoofer.
In the following example, the main output signal of a mixing console is
connected to a power amplifier. Both the outputs and inputs are stereo.
A B212XL/B215XL is connected to each of the amp outputs, and these speakers
reproduce the entire frequency range (a full range).
Fig. 5.1: Full-range stereo operation
5.2 Using several B212XL/B215XL loudspeakers
For larger rooms, you can connect several B212XL/B215XL speakers.
EUROLIVE B212XL/B215XL
Fig. 5.2: Wiring several B212XL/B215XL loudspeakers
Fig. 5.3: Stereo operation with a subwoofer
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6. Installation
7. Specifications
The EUROLIVE B212XL/B215XL features professional speaker connectors that
assure problem-free operation. The connector was developed for loudspeakers
with high power ratings. If it is connected into the corresponding plug, it locks
into place and cannot accidentally be disconnected. It protects against electric
shock and assures correct polarity. Each of the plugs only carries the assigned
individual signal.
Professional speaker connector
(compatible with Neutrik Speakon connectors)
System Data
High-Performance Woofer
B215XL:
15" (381 mm)
B212XL:
12" (305 mm)
Tweeter Compression Driver
B215XL and B212XL:
1.75" (44 mm)
Frequency Range
1+
2-
B215XL:
55 Hz to 20 kHz
2-
B212XL:
65 Hz to 18 kHz
2+
Power Rating
1+
1-
1-
2+
front view
rear view
B215XL:
1000 W Peak Power 250 W Continuous
Power (IEC 60268-5)
B212XL:
800 W Peak Power 200 W Continuous
Power
(IEC 60268-5)
Fig. 6.1: Professional speaker connector
Please use only commercially available cables to connect your loudspeakers
to the power amp. Verify the pin assignment of your loudspeakers and cables
depending on the loudspeaker output you are using.
Impedance
Unbalanced ¼" TS connector
strain relief clamp
sleeve
tip
B215XL and B212XL:
8Ω
Sensitivity (1 W @ 1 m)
B215XL:
96 dB (Full Space)
B212XL:
95 dB (Full Space)
Dispersion
sleeve
(ground/shield)
tip
(signal)
Fig. 6.2: ¼" TS connector
B215XL:
70° x 40°
B212XL:
90° x 60°
Crossover frequency
B215XL:
2.0 kHz
B212XL:
1.9 kHz
Dimensions/Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)
B215XL:
approx. 27 1⁄3 x 17 1⁄3 x 13 1/��"
approx. 695 x 440 x 335 mm
B212XL:
approx. 21 2/� x 13 5/� x 10 5/�"
approx. 550 x 345 x 270 mm
Weight
B215XL:
38.7 lbs / 17.6 kg
B212XL:
24.0 lbs / 10.9 kg
BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts,
modifications may be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and
appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.
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