Behringer MS-20 - 20 Watt Digital Stereo Nearfield Monitors - Pair

Behringer MS-20 - 20-Watt 24/192 Digital Stereo Nearfield Monitors with SPDIF and Optical Inputs - Pair

Behringer MS-20 - 20-Watt 24/192 Digital Stereo Nearfield Monitors with SPDIF and Optical Inputs - Pair

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The Behringer MS-20 is a pair of inexpensive nearfield speakers, equipped with high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz converters, optical and coaxial SPDIF digital inputs, and analog line inputs in a dual RCA phono and 1/8" stereo mini configuration.

Designed primarily for desktop audio and multimedia personal production monitoring, the MS-20's offer 20 Watts of amplification, Bass and Treble tone controls, individual line input volume controls, and a headphone output, all easily accessed from the front panel of the Right speaker. Compact and feature-laden, these speakers are a worthy solution for desktop workstation audio monitoring.

Inexpensive 2-way active studio monitors with 2 x 10W amplification and Bass/Treble controls for Desktop Audio, Multimedia, and Keyboard workstation applications
Active Main, Passive satellite system design, ported bass-reflex cabinets for tighter low frequency reproduction
Magnetically shielded for close proximity use with a computer or video monitor
Optical and coaxial digital inputs, high-res 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters with maximized dynamic range
Two stereo analog inputs with 1/8" TRS and stereo RCA connectors, may be used simultaneously or mixed with a digital stereo input source
Individual volume controls for line inputs
Accessible front panel stereo headphone connector with loudspeaker auto-mute function
UPC: 689076359863
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Behringer MS-20 - 20-Watt 24/192 Digital Stereo Nearfield Monitors with SPDIF and Optical Inputs - Pair
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  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Behringer MS20 specs

    Low Frequency Driver 3.6" woofer
    Mid Frequency Driver No
    High Frequency Driver 2.5" Dome Tweeter
    LF Amplifier 2 x 10 Watts
    HF Amplifier Not Applicable, Not Biamplified
    Crossover Yes, Active
    Frequency Range 65 Hz - 25 kHz
    Impedance 20 kOhms
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not Specified by Manuafacturer
    Controls and Indicators 1 x Power Switch
    2 x Rotary Bass/Treble Control Knobs
    1 x Line 1/Digital Volume Control Knob
    1 x Line 2 Volume Control Knob
    Connectors 2 x RCA Phono Line 2 In
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Line 1 In
    1 x TOSLINK Optical Digital In
    1 x Coaxial SPDIF Digital In
    1 x RCA To Left Speaker Out
    1 x 1/4: Stereo Headphone Out
    Shielded Yes
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.4 x 6.0 x 7.4" (239 x 154 x 187mm)
    Weight Right Speaker: 8.1 lb (3.7 kg)
    Left Speaker: 4.5 lb (2.05 kg)
    Specialties Optical and SPDIF Digital Inputs
    24-bit/192kHZ Resolution for Digital Inputs
    Ported Cabinet Front for Improved LF Response
    Bass and Treble Controls
    Headphone Output
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 11.5 x 9.5"

    Behringer MS20 reviews

    MS-20 - 20 Watt Digital Stereo Nearfield Monitors - Pair is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Mids and Highs, No Sub-Bass These speakers were bought to mix down drum and bass in a townhouse community without upsetting the neighbors. They exhibit fantastic mids and highs, but be mindful of the 65hz bottom end. The woofer is less than 4 (3.75) and goes ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 65hz with amazing clarity, but the response abruptly ends there (and drum and bass NEEDS to be monitored to 20hz). In an analog setup with a subwoofer or any application not needing intent monitoring of the sub-bass range, these would be an ideal solution. I was intent on using Behringer's excellent on-board DAC, and I cannot use a separate subwoofer in that configuration, and am buying the MS40s with a listed response down to 25hz, which is hopefully as true as the MS20's 65hz claim.
    Date published: 2010-05-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value I was really pleasantly surprised by these monitors. I had been looking for an affordable set of near field monitors ...Keep in mind, they are actual near field monitors, meaning flat response, neutral bias. If you have a good mix, they sound fantastic. If your mix is off, they sound horrible. And don't be put off by the 10W per channel. They are LOUD! and have plenty of headroom which is great for mixing.Size wise, they fit neatly on my desktop and the dual input is quite handy. They look great (all my edit gear is black so they fit right in)Also, remember, these speakers are made in China. When they arrived, the left speaker was buzzing like crazy, so instead of returning them, I decided to open them up and discovered quite a bit of sawdust/woodchips inside. Once they were cleaned out, they sounded great. So be prepared...All in all, great value for the price.
    Date published: 2009-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh WOW! Better than my Bose. Clear, crisp, uncolored. Pure sound. They are full-bodied at low volume, but you can also crank 'em.
    Date published: 2008-04-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay paired with Epson MovieMate 62 Bought these to use with an Epson MovieMate 62 during driveway movie nights for the kids. B&H filled order quickly. I didn't want to spend alot of money for speakers that get limited use for family movies, so I thought these were a good compromise. The sound quality is more than adequate. Since they are AC powered speakers, I thought they would be louder. In my case, I have the speakers about 20 feet in front of where the kids lounge. With the volumes full up, they were audible but definitely not loud. Set up with the Moviemate was easy. I ordered the inexpensive digital coax cables from B&H although it comes with a 6 foot cable to pair the two speakers. Overall they do the job but there is no WOW factor.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great we use this in our mothers room at church so mothers can hear the sermon. THe sound is great, they are powerful enough to be heard in our 25x25ft mothers room. they have a clear sound and the sound is clearer in our mothers room than in the main sanctuary. had tehm for 3months so far and no problems at all.
    Date published: 2008-12-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price These aren't Yamaha NS10s, but attached to my video editing computer these are just about perfect. There's plenty of power and the DA/AD converters work very well (I'm using a TOSLINK connection). And these can get plenty loud -- and that means plenty of headroom which is important because for good editing you don't need loud.
    Date published: 2008-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the money; not best for pros I wanted a pair of <$100 monitors for my bedroom for playing music from my computer. 95% of the listening is from iTunes and net radio. The other 5% is bedroom DJing. These are perfect for that. The digital inputs are a plus. If you are mastering serious music or vocal production, you'll want something with better response and more punch. But for computer audio with rich sound, these are great.
    Date published: 2010-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for good price Behringer's MS-20 Monitors are fairly powerful. Simple setup, both analog and digital outs, and good bass response make them reasonable for a small studio. If you're out to recreate Electric Ladyland, these probably aren't the monitors for you. If you're out to convert you garage into a home studio, it would likely be worth considering them.
    Date published: 2010-01-27
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