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Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair

You Pay: $149.99

The Behringer MS40 is a pair of shielded 2-way monitor speakers with an Active Main/Passive Satellite system design. The speakers are powered by 20 Watts per channel of internal amplification, and offer TOSLINK and Coaxial SPDIF digital input capability with full 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters.

The 4.75" woofers and unusually large 2.5" tweeters of the MS40's are housed in a tuned, ported bass-reflex cabinet. Treble, Bass and Volume controls are easily accessed on the front panel of the Main speaker, and a standard stereo 1/4" headphone output is available as well. All controls and connectors, except for the Passive Satellite cable input, are located on the Main speaker, along with the amplifier.

2-way active studio monitors for computer studios, audio and multimedia workstations and electronic keyboard monitoring
Front-ported bass-reflex cabinets, Active Main/Passive Satellite speaker system design
TOSLINK and Coaxial SPDIF digital inputs with 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters
Magnetically shielded 4.75" woofers and 2.5" tweeters for close proximity use with computer and video monitors
Built-in high-headroom 40-watt stereo (20W per channel) amplification
Treble and Bass tone controls, separate Volume controls for input Line 1 and Line 2
1/4" Headphone output, standard RCA and 1/8" Stereo Mini inputs
Low Frequency Driver 4.75"
Mid Frequency Driver No
High Frequency Driver 2.5"
LF Amplifier 40 Watts (20W per ch.)
HF Amplifier No
Crossover Not Specified by Manufacturer
Frequency Range 50 Hz - 25 kHz
Impedance 20 kOhms(inputs)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Controls and Indicators 2 x Volume Knobs
1 x Treble Control Knob
1 x Bass Control Knob
1 x Power Switch
Connectors 2 x RCA Phono Line 1 In
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Line 2 In
1 x Coaxial SPDIF Digital In
1 x TOSLINK Optical In
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Out
1 x RCA To Left Speaker Out
Shielded Yes
Dimensions (HxWxD) 11 x 6.8 x 9.6" (279 x 173 x 245mm)
Weight Right: 10.8 lb (4.9 kg)
Left: 7 lb (3.2 kg)
Specialties 24-bit/192kHz D/A Converters
Optical and Coaxial SPDIF Digital Inputs
Main/Satellite System Design
Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair
  • Power Cable
  • RCA Left-to-Right Speaker Connector Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    BehringerMS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair
     
    4.5

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Great sound quality (12)
    • Attractive (11)
    • Good power output (11)
    • Easy to mount (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (13)
    • Home (6)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (6)
    • Recording (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (8), Experienced (6), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4), Tech savvy (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does the job and does it well

    These two mid-sized speakers provide clean and clear sound through digital hook up. they support up to 192kHz which is the highest most of us will ever need. The wattage is sufficient for most...Read complete review

    These two mid-sized speakers provide clean and clear sound through digital hook up. they support up to 192kHz which is the highest most of us will ever need. The wattage is sufficient for most applications such as gaming, playing music and checking our your digital recordings. Don't be supprised if you begin to notice the limitations of your mp3 and m4a files. These puppies are meant for the highest quality audio from cd's and recorded with high-end sound recording audio interfaces. It works well with my entry-level EMU 0404 usb 2.0 audio interface device. (although i'm not sure i would recomend this device but thats not what this review is about). Expect booming bass and crystal clear treble and to really hear the difference between compressed audio and the best sampling. These are somewhat heavy and will arrive in a rather large box about 4-4.5ft by 2.5ft by 2ft (ruff estimate). they weigh like 25 pounds together

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    worth the price

    I use these speakers for video editing. I needed something with good sound and volume. These speakers delivered. I also like that you have 2 inputs and seperate volume control if you wanted...Read complete review

    I use these speakers for video editing. I needed something with good sound and volume. These speakers delivered. I also like that you have 2 inputs and seperate volume control if you wanted to mix 2 different sounds. The sound is good and crisp for the price range. Nice look too. Only thing bad about them is the air that pushes through, but that is only if you are really cranking them up. Tested them out with [@] and CD. Outside of that these speakers are solid.

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    5.0

    Great Speakers

    By Hugo Teo

    from New York

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

      Great speakers for the price, I replaced my Alesis small speakers with these ones.

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      4.0

      Nice Product

      By Mark G

      from North State CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

        We use this product to boost sound from the computer on a media cart. Much fuller sound than trad computer speakers but still portable. They do the job for us without having spent a fortune.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Really good speakers

        By CameraManKevLar

        from Sacramento Ca

        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • DJ / Mixing
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

          I bought these for video editing Im super happy for the price there a steal. The highs are a little weak have to turn them up a bit but over all great speakers

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          4.0

          Pretty Happy

          By CameraMan Kev RCTV

          from Sacramento Ca

          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bass In Killer
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • DJ / Mixing
            • My Office Is 10'x11feet
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

            These speakers ROCK for real. I didn't expect them to sound so clean for the price.I think theres are the best speaker in there class and are WELL worth the price.I'm using them in a Multi Media room to monitor sound on my video editing.I think the tweeter's are a little on the light side but I just reduced the bass and there perfect .When I play a mp3 its really clean.I ran them overnight a very low volume with mp3's running to "Break" Them I have always done this because you should let woofers bound on a low volume. I would also like to commend B&H for there amazing customer service.

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            5.0

            Worth it if you're on a budget.

            By C-Smitten

            from Baltimore, MD

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Mount
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • DJ / Mixing
              • Home
              • Home Theater
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

              Before I had these speakers, I had Alesis M1520 usb monitors. They were great, but I had to sell them unfortunate. As soon as I saved enough money, I decided to give another brand a shot and Behringer, Yamaha, and M-Audio came to mind. After seeing the features and prices of the other brands, I noticed the prices were either high or the features and interface was not as great. So, I chose Behringer and I'm satisfied to get a much more clear sound for my mixes. I can adjust the bass and treble to emulate how it would sound in the car. I even use my monitors for my tv sometimes. It's a great so far me all around, especially when you can go still go analog with the rca outputs. It's worth buying for a musician/producer/engineer on a budget.

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              5.0

              Reference speaks NLE

              By RichCreative

              from Detroit MI

              About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Mount
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                  I bought these Behringer speakers because I needed an audio reference that I can trust for producing video with Final Cut Pro. I liked the specs. The description looked good. The price was reasonable and the brand seems respected. I am happy with the purchase.I lament that I cannot hear audio the way I see images. I can look at a photo with nothing else to compare it to and tell you everyone that is right and wrong about the value distribution, color balance, etc. However, I am not trained to do so with audio. Only if I hear two samples in succession can I tell that one is superior. So, I am trusting that these Behringer speakers are exactly what I need for a neutral reference They sound better than the Apple Soundsticks (with Subwolfer) that I spent $ . on 12 years ago at almost twice the price of these speakers today.What I like about the Behringer speakers:Fit and finish looks very good.Appears professional to my clients.Appears to be well built.Has multiple inputs including TosLink. (I connect direct to a MacPro via fiber optic link)At 20w/channel, plenty of volume to fill a small room at half scale.Product arrived on time in adequate packaging.Sound is very good as far as I can tell but bear in mind that I am trusting itsince I am not yet an audio expert. So, 5 start with that reservation.

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                  4.0

                  MS40 Behringer

                  By Lise from VGA

                  from Montreal Canada

                  About Me Installation Multimedia

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • Heavy / Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Class Room
                  • Multimedia Presentation

                  Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                  For installation in school, HospitalWe used them in class room with Professionals projectors Our customer like them a lot for presentation

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                  5.0

                  So far so good

                  By Eric Buist

                  from Corvallis, OR

                  About Me Video editor

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Home
                    • VIdeo Editing

                    Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                    Purchased these to upgrade from computer speakers. It was a HUGE upgrade for me. Great quality speakers on a low budget.

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                    5.0

                    Best you can get for that price

                    By Steve

                    from Clovis, CA

                    About Me Intermediate Musician, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Decent Flat Sound
                    • Not too Expensive

                    Cons

                    • Off center bass holes
                    • Off center tweaters
                    • Weak Bass

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • DJ / Mixing
                    • Entry level mixing
                    • Home
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                    They sound good. Bass and treble controls allow you to make them sound ok for listening to mp3s and other computer audio. When it is time to record set the tone controls so the speakers sound flat, the way they should be. Then edit the mixes so they sound good. If you want more bass, you can add a subwoofer, but your mixes might end up muddy with too much artificial sound. The volume can only go up around half way, without distorting the sound, but they are still moderately loud.
                    I like having the headphone jack and the controls on the front.
                    Having the ports on the front is good to keep it from bouncing off the walls and trapping it in a corner. On the face of both speakers, the bass holes are on the right side and the tweeters on the left, but not too noticeable with minor adjustments.
                    Reviewers were right about air leaking out the front plate and headphone jack, but I can't say it does any damage to the sound. But, sometimes they seem to sound a bit like plastic. I would have preferred Kevlar cones. They look nice but a grill would look better and add protection.
                    Put them on foam pads so they don't send vibrations out to the desk, or scratch it.
                    All in all, they are very nice for an entry level home studio.

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                    5.0

                    good equipment if you are not to picky

                    By Lord Plushbottom

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Professional musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Value

                    Cons

                    • Modest bass response

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Desktop composition
                    • On line sample listening

                    Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                    I use this as a near field monitor at a distance of about 4-6 feet. Don't expect massive bass and you will not be disappointed. It is accurate enough for professional musicians, but probably not for recording studio type use. I like the volume and tone controls and multiple inputs. Can't beat it for the money.

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                    5.0

                    MS40 Nearfield Monitors

                    By BMG

                    from Dallas Texas

                    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home

                      Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                      Solid and studio sound good monitors for my application using Adobe Suite and Edius 6 applications

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                      3.0

                      Average Speaker - Not for home recording

                      By Bleeding Eardrums

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Good for a home stereo

                      Cons

                      • Not a flat sound
                      • Not a home studio speaker

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home

                      Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                      After reading several positive reviews on this speaker as a home recording studio speaker I decided to give it a whirl. The speaker is a decent speaker and fairly clear, but missing a ton of crispness that a powered speaker delivers. Don't be fooled by first time home studio musicians, for home recording there is still no match for a set of powered speakers. Yeah, you'll spend more but your recordings will be more flat with an unbeatable clean sound.

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                      5.0

                      Sound Great

                      By AK

                      from Grand Rapids, MI

                      About Me Media Editing, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                      • Heavy / Bulky
                      • Somewhat Large

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home
                      • Home Theater

                      Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                      I use these to edit video/audio. They sound great and look good too.

                      They somewhat big, I have a big desk and can fit them. I bought them for sound quality and they do that very well.

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                      4.0

                      not bad for the price

                      By jay

                      from chicago

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Digital input
                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                      • Heavy / Bulky
                      • Lack Of Power

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems

                      Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                      good monitors but the bass gets clippy with the vol past 12

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                      4.0

                      Great price$

                      By CEO

                      from montebello, CA

                      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Digital inputs
                      • Front controls
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Great Value

                      Cons

                      • No rubber feet
                      • No screen for woofers

                      Best Uses

                      • Home recording monitors
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                      Very good sound for the price, well built, two independent inputs with volume control each, allows you to monitor and mix 2 different audio sources (master out from mixer and Audio out from PC)

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                      4.0

                      Quite decent at mid to low volumes

                      By BonkaBonka

                      from Durham, NC

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                        Pros: These speakers do a good job (at low to mid volume levels) of providing adequately neutral sound (not boomy or tinny).

                        Cons: Crank the volume much past the midpoint tho and things start to distort badly. Also, at midpoint volume on a bass-heavy track, air will be forced out around/through the control knobs and headphone jack. Sorta whistles.

                        Overall: For the price, they have a nice set of features and sound good as long as you don't push them. I have them plugged into the SPDIF output on my TV which passes through the audio from the HDMI source. Saved me the expense of a receiver for the second TV.

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                        4.0

                        Great for the money

                        By Winston

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems

                          Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                          I don't do a lot of audio mixing, usually just score + sound effects for motion graphics pieces, so these have worked perfectly for my needs. They have a great range of inputs in the back and I've found the sound to be excellent.

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                          5.0

                          Best Deal for you dollar

                          By dennis the photographer

                          from boston

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Recording

                            Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                            I use the product right now for my home TV and computer. The sound is rich and there are many controls. It packs a great punch too.

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                            5.0

                            Impressive, inexpensive and convenient

                            By gletiecq

                            from Manassas, VA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good value
                            • Sound fidelity

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Desktop
                              • Edit suite

                              Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                              For rather inexpensive near-field monitors, these seem outstanding. No self-noise, pretty impressive performance at high volume levels, and no apparent distortion. I'm rather impressed.

                              Having a front-panel headphone jack is awfully convenient when there's ambient noise or you want to minimize the racket you're making.

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                              5.0

                              Fine addition to my home office!

                              By Rich in VT

                              from Barton, VT

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Home office
                              • Recording

                              Comments about Behringer MS40 - 2-Way 40-Watt 24-bit/192kHz Hybrid Nearfield Monitors - Pair:

                              This is a fine pair of speakers for my home office! I have several computer systems tied in a network, and at the audio level with a Behringer analog mixer. I mix a variety of live and recorded sounds for my personal use. Also handy is the headphone jack for late listening. These speakers give a very natural sound, and give a great representation of my final mix. The optical input and mix with analog inputs has come in very handy with my Mac system. So far, no negatives about this fine pair of speakers, at a great price.

                              Rich in VT.

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