Behringer BX600

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Khazid'hea, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. O.K. I am new here so Hi to everyone!

    I am planing to buy a Behringer BX600. I have talked to friends, checked stores, web sites and stuff. Now I have rough idea abuot the amp. When compared to other amps of same specification its so cheap. Thus I am having hard time to trust its worthyness! What do you say friends? Help me out here!
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Khazid'hea you have just volunteered to be our Lab-rat. Let me explain.

    Behringer was formed by a guy who believed it was possible to make music equipment for a fraction of the cost of what current manufacturers offer. Behringer's designes are nothing new. In fact they blatantly copy existing designs from other manufacturers. I believe the bass amps are very similar to Ashdown, their desks are copies of Mackie, their power amps are copied from QSC, etc etc........

    But as you point out, no-one really knows exactly HOW he manufacturers them so cheaply. Behringer owners all seems say that their products work quite well. I even went an bought a Behringer Ulktra Voice for recording vocals and so far I can't fault it.

    However, Behringer haven't been around long enough for us to determine if their products will last.

    So we would like you to let us know how the amp goes - if you decide to buy it of course.
  3. I use to play in a band where a guy had one of their keyboard amps. He loved it and it was dirt cheap. I'm another one who can't understand how they can make stuff so cheap. However, what I've used of their stuff has been OK. Good luck with it.
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    maybe the guy has a deal with satan. That's the only way this stuff can work that well and sound that good for that cheap.
  5. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm an Accountant by day. Most business work on the basis of moderate-margin with moderate turnover, or High-margin with low turnover. Everyone now and then, someone comes along and builds a business on low-margin, rediculously high turnover - and makes a profit, often against the odds.....

    If you knew how much margin was in a litre of petrol (or GAS as you Americans call it, even though it's liquid?????), you wouldn't believe me. It's less that one cent per litre. But it you sell lots and lots of litres................
  6. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    well, i would really reccomend, if you are playing in a band, getting the bx1200. its 120 watts, tilback cab, ultrabass, dual channel, aluminum cone 12" speaker. You'll need the extra power, I can guarantee.
  7. I have one. I bought it for $125.00 used. The amp sounds pretty good, I use it as a practice amp in my room.
  8. frosty


    Feb 18, 2003
    Southern USA's no mystery how Behringer manufac-tures it's gear so cheaply. They're made in China,
    like a lot of other consumer goods, with very
    very cheap labor, overhead etc. The Behringer
    stuff I've used is pretty good though. The dif-ference between them and other companies manufacturing in China is probably the old MIJ-anese (and WalMart?) strategy of undercutting the competition (sometimes below costs)to gain market
    share and then inching prices up. In other words,
    the profit margin is more or less. But most of
    the chips, boards etc are made and assembled in
    Asia for all electronics. Now this is either good
    business or morally repugnant depending on your
    view. I won't bore you with mine. Rock on.
  9. thadood


    Jun 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    I've got a BX1200, 120w with a 12" aluminum driver. I have no complaints about it. I've used it for a few months, and have driven it pretty hard. It will get fairly loud. The EQ could be a bit better, but for $240, you can't really beat it. Nothing has broken off of it, everything is still secured onto it tightly.
  10. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I have had mine for about 6 months now with no problems. You will be pleasantly suprised at the sound for 139.00. I don't know about the 1200, but with the 600 you can tell where the corners were cut to save money. The pots are very cheap and "loose" feeling. Everytime I haul mine in the trunk of my car, the knobs will be in a totally different position as when I loaded it. On the upside, it is pretty quiet and you can get a pretty wide assortment of sounds from a 139.00 amp. Heck, you could run 2 together for $300.00 and have a rig that rocks!