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Behringer BXD3000H 300@4 ohms/$180 new retail

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by carl h., Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Looks like a new budget micro out there.


    Seems pretty inexpensive and maybe underpowered for much, but has anybody tried out one of these? The 2nd Bass in my band has one on order :)rollno: listened to the guitar player who sells them... :scowl: and I don't think he will be happy with it once it arrives.)

    I'm using a PF500 into a 410HLF for a pair of 5 string beadg basses and he plays 4 string. No idea what he ordered for a cab (I fear he may be building one from some PA speakers the guitar player sold him too :help: ).
  2. Saw this for the first and last time tonight. Thing buzzed like mad from the line out.

    (And the speakers also buzzed like mad, or so I hear.)
  3. Behringer Typically uses peak short burst values to state their output wattage... That would put this amps true output at about 100 WRMS if your budy is lucky. Just sayin. :)
  4. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    They give both peak and RMS figures for their power amps - if only they would do the same for their MI amps. I guess they think PA users have a clue and musicians don't. For their power amps, the stated RMS power is around 2/3 of peak, so it could be good for 200 real watts.

    I'd be more worried about the input impedance for the instrument input - 240 ohms! It's the same figure in the quick-start guide but it must be a typo. 240 ohms would suck the life out of a passive pickup.
  5. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    Patience grasshopper. If you use the line-out to connect to other equipment, a hum loop can result if they're connected to different power outlets, if there's an earthing problem, or any number of other possible causes. Could be faulty equipment or faulty mains wiring. Let's jump to conclusions later on the basis of one example of hearsay.
  6. Everything (7 guitar rigs) else plugged into the same AC snake (same as the PA and mixer) was dead quiet. I loaned him a spare rig I had along and it was also dead quiet plugged into the same AC circuit and using the same xlr into the same channel into the board.

    I purposely plugged my rig into a different AC circuit and all my rig - svp pro/epq900, Hammond, Roland - were also dead quiet!

    Our band has well over 100 years worth of gigging experience ranging from bar bands to concerthall sound tech to arena gigs. The piece of crap isn't coming to a gig again.
  7. I have the combo version of this amp to use for home practice. It sounds decent, and a couple times I've had to use it at band rehearsal, where it was plenty loud. I don't know that id ever want to use it as my main rehearsal/gig amp for a rock band, but for quieter stuff it'd be just fine.
  8. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    These have been out for a couple of years.
    Note they are not Bugera
    They fit in racks, and are light. The compressor isn't bad. Ultrabass is a cool effect at times. Cheap enough and light enough for a backup head in a rack. Not 2 ohm stable. 3 year warranty.
  9. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I would go further and say that Behringer / Bugera claim nothing about the basis of their power ratings. You can decide if the amp is powerful enough for your use by buying one and giving it a try.

    Credit to the B's for finally getting into the switchmode bass amp business. This looks like a recycled preamp from an earlier Class-AB product.

    With that said, there's been an awful lot of shucking and jiving in the amp industry, since Bass Gear Magazine and a few brave hobbyists started reporting output power measurements.
  10. John Eland

    John Eland

    Oct 27, 2015
    The Behringer BXD3000H, I tried this amp amp was not impressed so will not be ditching my GK fusion 500 for it, It would make a great little practice amp for the home but as for using live, not a chance! ultra bass setting sounded like a pitch shift and the compressor was also a let down, maybe I have been spoilt by more costly amps in the past but you really do pay for what you get with this particular amp, but it's the price you pay when you build to a budget cause they have done it on the cheap.
    I get the impression that if I drive this amp hard in a live environment it's going to break on me!
  11. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I purchased one of these when the power section of my Ampeg BA 115T died.
    This is one of my practice rigs and I am very pleased with the results.
    The Ampeg cab is 4ohm so the amp delivers 300 watts. The construction of the Ampeg is such that this rig is a very solid setup.
    A 2 channel amp with an eq and compression for less than the cost of a service call that's a win in my book everyday.
    I know Behringer gets a bad rap here all the time. But I have owned several of there bass rigs and always found them to be a good value.
    I play in a classic rock trio and would not be afraid to take my BHD/Ampeg on a gig if I needed to.
    BTW I got mine new from Sweetwater for $149.99 with free shipping.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
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  12. Deltatim


    Nov 5, 2016
    Stockton, CA
    Unbeatable bang for the buck. IMO. Running into a 2X10+115, have no hum or other problem. DI good, EQ good. Don't like their Ultrabass thingy, but that is a matter of taste. 2 channels with foot sw allows 2 tone setups. Good compressor. If on a limited budget, you can't go wrong by at least trying one.
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  13. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I never did like the Ultrabass thing on any of their units.
    It's still alot of bang for the buck.
    I just looked and Sweetwater still sells them for $149.99
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  14. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    At least it got an "Ultra-musical, active 7-band graphic EQ", whatever that might mean, according to the add :p

    Jokes aside, I was unfortunate enough to play through a Behringer bass amp once, can't remember the model though, but what I do remember is that it sounded like poop and was completely lifeless.

    This amp might be alright though, I am pretty satisfied with my active PA speaker at least, of the model Eurolive B212D with a 12" and a horn, though I disabled the horn.

    It is rated to 550 W peak, 345 W RMS, so I guess Behringer not always rate only the peak power of their amps.

    I use it to give my Trace Elliot 130 W combo with a 15" speaker extra power whenever the 130W isn't enough, by connecting the active speaker to the Line Out of my amp.

    Some of Behringer's products are actually quite nice, although I realize most of them are not that great or even straight out bad.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
  15. I need an emergency amp while my Ampeg head gets serviced.

    Will this work with my Ampeg SVT-810E cabinet?
  16. John Eland

    John Eland

    Oct 27, 2015
    Get a GK 550 fusion, unbelievable sound
  17. John Eland

    John Eland

    Oct 27, 2015
    It's a bit like comparing High end Hi fi! do I go for the Linn LP12 or the amstrad! Amstrad were a lot of bang for the buck but if reality they were unadulterated rubbish! in the house for practice fine but pushing hard for a show, no thanks.