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  • blazingfirefly
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-10-21

    Hi There

    I am fairly new to the entire topic. I bought two Behringer A800 Amplifier with the idea in mind to power my two passive speakers. One I thought to use for the left and another one for the right speaker. My Question now is: How can I set up the A800 in bridged mono mode? Do I simply use Output A, leave Output B empty and use input A for either right or left? I am aware of the bridge mono switch. 

    I am also a bit stuck on the cables as I read that I have to switch one end of the speakon cable from 1+ to 2+ and 1- to 2-. Sadly I can find nothing on this in the instructions manual.

    I am thankful for any input that might help.

    Cheers!

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    • blazingfirefly
      DavidKnighton Hi James Smith,
      If you focus on the rear of the amp, it is actually very clear how to connect the bridge outputs. Simply take the positive terminal of channel A and channel B, flip the unit into bridge mode, power cycle the unit, and plug your input into channel A. It also tells you that channel A positive is bridge positive, and channel B positive is Bridge negative. If you intend to use the speakon outputs, the silkscreen says to use channel B pins 1+/1-. If you're not sure what this means; almost every speakon has 4 terminals inside. A single amp channel only needs two, pin 1+/1- and pin 2+/2-. You'll need to ensure your NL4 speakon cable is properly wired for bridge operation on this amp by removing the connector sleeve and inpspecting the lead wires. Most speakons will be wired 1+/1- if they are 2 conductor cable.
      • October 21, 2020
    • blazingfirefly
      Paul_Vannatto Hi James, if you are planning on connecting 2 passive speakers to the A800, you shouldn't change the amp to bridge mode. The reason is that the minimum impedance for bridge mode is 8 ohm. Most passive speakers are typically 8 ohm impedance. If you daisy chain the 2 speakers, the amp will see 4 ohms, which it is not designed to power.

      If you intend to power only one speaker, then you would wire the speakon end (plugged into the A jack) with + on 1+ and - on 2+.
      • October 21, 2020
    • blazingfirefly
      blazingfirefly Thanks for both your input!
      However, I am a bit confused now. I intend to use Speakon cables as output and I only intend to power one speaker with one amp. No daisy chaining. Paul Vannatos comment seems to contradict what David Knighton wrote regarding the wiring of Speakon outputs to the speakers. David also mentions to use channel B and Paul is telling me to use A. What is correct now? Can I use standard wiring 1+/1- or do I have to change the output wire - from 1- to 2+?

      As in these instructions? (change the output wire)
      https://www.crownaudio.com/zh/site_elements/stb-gen-speakon-bridge-configuration-0001

      Or as in the screenshot attached from the back of the A800 (use standard wiring 1+/1-)

      FYI: I currently have a two conductor cable (two wires) wired to 1+/1-.
      • October 21, 2020
      • Behringer A800 Bridged Mono Mode setup
        DavidKnighton Hi James Smith,
        Many amps on the market would in fact utilize pin 1+/2+ for bridge operation, but not this amp specifically. So while Paul is correct in a sense, I don't believe he is correct regarding this particular amp.

        EDIT: I retract my statement a bit. Paul is not wrong. I believe you can indeed rewire the speakon for 1+/2+ but only for speakon A output in bridge mode. Speakon B output is wired 1+/1- specifically for bridge mode operation so that you don't need to rewire the cable.
        • October 21, 2020
      • Behringer A800 Bridged Mono Mode setup
        Paul_Vannatto Hi David, I definitely don't read the silkscreen that the bridge mode uses the B speakon jack. The top block shows that the 1+/1- is used on the A jack when using it in stereo mode. The bottom block shows the 1+/1- is used on the B jack also when using it in stereo mode. That is the standard for all amps that I've ever come across. The second section of the top block shows how to use the A jack for the dual side configuration (1+/1- for left, 2+/2- for right), which is also the standard configuration (industry wide). The B jack on this particular amp does not have this dual side configuration. Therefore the bridge mode (1+/2+) will only work using the A jack (also industry standard).
        • October 21, 2020
      • Behringer A800 Bridged Mono Mode setup
        DavidKnighton Hi Paul, it's possible I'm reading the silk screen incorrectly then. I'm looking at the literature to the side and making a correlation. Between bridge mode and output B. The user guide is not very clear on the subject.
        • October 26, 2020
    • blazingfirefly
      PeterATech

      • Sep 28
  • MrGTO
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-09-12

    On the spec sheets it states that the NX6000D has the following modes:  

    • BRIDGE, DUAL (Dual Mono), STEREO, BIAMP1 or BIAMP2.

    I connected to the amp via NXEdit, and the only modes that are being shown is: DUAL (Dual Mono), STEREO, BIAMP1 or BIAMP2.

    I went thru the front display and even there the option for Bridge is not shown.

    So my question, how do I set this amp in Bridge mode?

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    • MrGTO
      john0121 Hi MrGTO, the NX6000D doesn't feature a bridge mode. This is covered in the user manual and no bridge power is specified in the QSG here:

      https://mediadl.musictribe.com/media/sys_master/hc5/h4d/8850167529502.pdf

      Could you let me know the document you have read there is Bridge Mode for the NX6000D in case there is an error?
      • September 13, 2020
      • NX6000D Bridge mode???
        MrGTO Hi John, this is a big issue, the link attached above is for the user manual correct? This is a screen shot from that manual... #6: so I ask, how do I access Bridge mode on this $600 amp I just purchased?
        • September 14, 2020
    • MrGTO
      MrGTO This was one of the selling points for the setup I built. Very misleading. Listed as mono bridge being available on the nx6000d on Sweetwater and parts express.
      • September 14, 2020
    • MrGTO
      john0121 Sorry this would seem to be an error in the product description, and I agree it could be made clearer in the QSG that Bridge mode does not apply to the NX6000D. I will report this to the relevant team at once so it can be updated to avoid this error in future. In the meantime it would be best to contact your Sweetwater rep for assistance in sourcing an amp suitable for your setup and returning this one. If you need more help with this then plesae submit a tech support case via the support button and a member of our team in your region will be able to assist.
      • September 14, 2020
  • PeterH
    Triber
    2021-11-03

    We are replacing the tried and trusted IPD series of DSP-controlled power amplifiers with a new, improved breed of raw power and ultimate control solutions. This move is part of a general strategic leap forward that will benefit you, starting…. Right now!  

    You probably know the feeling: You are planning some fundamental changes, but the time just never seems to be perfect for actually making the big move. But then something unforeseen happens, and suddenly everything aligns, which causes you to pull the trigger on opening a new chapter in your life. That was exactly what happened to us – both specifically when deciding to discontinue the renowned IPD series of power amps and introduce the IPX series, but also on a higher level, as we decided to turn our Swedish facility into a dedicated research and development power house that will be focusing entirely on what they do better than anyone: Design and develop unparalleled amplification and digital signal processing for the future!

     

    Making the Most of an Unfortunate Situation

    As is often the case, unfortunate events tend to occur in quantity. Obviously, 2020 was an unusual and challenging year on a number of levels. First and foremost, the global Coronavirus pandemic took us all by surprise and caused unfathomable human distress across the globe, yet the acute situation also taught many of us new things such as optimizing our collaboration-on-a-distance skill set.

    Fortunately, when entering 2021 it seemed like there was a good chance that things would gradually begin to move back to normal. However, the combination of the pandemic, natural catastrophes and a fire that had consequences throughout the pro audio industry caused severe supply chain problems and skyrocketing freight rates – not just for us, of course, but generally and globally.

    These were the elements that ‘suddenly aligned’ and gave us confidence that now was the time to make some real changes. Transition phases are always painful to some degree, but they are also necessary, and we felt wholeheartedly that it was absolutely the right thing to do – so why wait?

     

    The IPX Move into The Future

    While the IPX series looks very similar to the IPD series that it is replacing, there are indeed a host of improvements to be found under the hood. For instance, the DSP has been upgraded and is prepared to integrate seamlessly with future audio and control protocols.

    Along with sister companies such as TC Electronic and Midas, we have always been a first mover in terms of adopting new technologies, as well as developing them, and this case is no exception. We consider it as a huge benefit to audio professionals when manufacturers across the board agree on standardization and harmonization in order to make your job easier. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that IPX is your bullet-and-future-proof power amp solution. However, this fundamental change of the DSP design also means that IPX is not backwards compatible with the IPD series.

    Further, while specified at the same power ratings as the IPD series (1,200 W and 2,400 W), the new IPX series is more power efficient, and they deliver more power at lower impedance loads. And last but not least, they have a lighter environmental footprint due to their improved power factor load, making them more efficient in terms of sheer electricity consumption.

     

    The Collaborative Move into The Future

    As already mentioned, 2020 turned out to become a year of remote work optimization. However, since Music Tribe has been a global organization for decades, collaborating across country borders and time zones was definitely far from new to us. Along with other factors that pushed in the same direction, we decided to make the move for Lab Gruppen in 2021, ensuring that the engineering staff in Kungsbacka, Sweden, is now allowed to dedicate its every moment of attention to developing, refining, rethinking, improving and designing new products and cutting-edge technologies that will help you stay ahead of the curve.

    This means that production has started taking place in Asia, which may cause concern to some, but please rest assured that you will not experience any changes in terms of quality, sturdiness and reliability. The number one mistake Western companies make when moving production to Asia is more than anything to have missed out on doing their homework properly – on a cultural as well as a practical level. Well, Music Tribe has been present in the region for ages. In fact, far longer than e.g. Apple and other huge consumer goods manufacturers that we have all accepted as high quality vendors long ago. It cannot be stressed enough that this is not a new process of change for us, or a first attempt at dipping the toes in new waters – we have decades of experience with how to manufacture efficiently and reliably out of Asia. And perhaps most important of all, we have a proven track record of successful Pro Audio and MI brands to back our beliefs that this will indeed become very beneficial for all of our customers.

    At the end of the day, all that really matters is providing the finest audio tools imaginable, which in turn empowers you to focus exclusively on delivering stellar results as an passionate audio professional every single day – regardless of whether your field of work is within Touring, Venues, House of Worship, Corporate, Education, or other parts of the Live Sound and AV Install spheres.

     

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    florentinzuest
    Newcomer - Level 2
    2022-02-09

    Does anyone happen to know, how to factory reset an IPD-2400 frame, after beeing locked out by password? I want to initiate a hard reset, so far to no avail.

     

    Best regards!

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  • DJBOGS
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-07-15
    HI GUYS I'M GOING TO ASK ABOUT BEHRINGER NX4-6000 RMS POWER, IS THIS CORRECT? BEHRINGER NX4-6000 Specifications: • Output power (per channel, four channels): 315 watts RMS, 440 watts peak (8 ohms), 680 watts RMS, 860 watts peak (4 ohms), 1040 watts RMS, 1600 watts peak (2 ohms) • Output power (per channel pair, bridge mono): 1250 watts RMS, 1600 watts peak (8 ohms), 2050 watts RMS, 3000 watts peak (4 ohms) • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz, +0/-2 dB • Distortion: < 0.2% • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 100 dB • Power supply: 220V, 60 Hz • Dimensions: 3.5" H x 19" W x 12.2" D (95 x 482 x 310 mm) • Weight: 12.4 lbs.
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  • forart
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-05-17

    Hi everyone, since Behringer studio amplifiers are often used in home HiFi too, someone made an unofficial DIY kit to convert their look:

    A500_hifikit_1.jpg

     

    The main problem - since it's CNC manufactured - is the cost (around 120€)...

    ...it would be great if Behringer release an OFFICIAL "look conversion kit" at a reasonable price (50€ or even less) !

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  • SethUldall
    Super Contributor - Level 1
    2019-06-22

    Let me just lead this off by letting it be known that I'm not particularly versed in the matter of Power Factor Correction. All I understand in the matter is that if an amplifier has none, they wont run well on consumer grade generators... or so I've read. I've also read that the iNuke series amps won't run well on consumer grade generators for this reason (no power factor correction) and that some of the amps take short gulps of large amounts of current (upwards of 80amps). Does anyone know if this is (still) the case with the newer NX series of amplifiers? Will they run okay on consumer grade generators?  Thank you

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    DJMD888
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-02-20

    Hi, new to the forum and about to take receipt of my first Behringer AMP. I would like to ask the tribe about running the NX3000 in bridge mode, do I have to rewire the output speakon cable amp end to +1+2 as well as flipping the bridge mode switch.

    My set up will comprise of a Numark Scratch mixer to a Behringer Ultragraph EQ with channel 1 split to my monitors and channel 2 to the NX3000, from there I intend to bridge the signal to my first sub (8ohms) then onto the second creating a 4ohm load and hopefully a stable clear sound to enjoy.

    Appreciate any advice and help.

    ??

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    • DJMD888
      DaveMorrison Yes. Unless the cabinet has some type of mode switch or and extra input speakon wired specifically for bridge mode amps.
      • February 20, 2021
  • Greenvillin
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-09-27

    I need a replacement mode switch for a behringer europower pmp2000 P.a .

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    • Greenvillin
      RexBeckett I suggest that you open a Care ticket for this. At the top of this page, click Support -> Create a Care Ticket and select Type: Spare Parts. Make sure that you enter all required (*) data before clicking Submit. The Care team will respond by email.
      • September 27, 2020
    • Greenvillin
      Greenvillin I Have. I haven't heard anything back yet.
      • September 28, 2020
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    SpideyMan19622
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-01-12

    Hello!

    I just purchased a nx4-6000 amp. After hooking a stage monitor to it, it went into Protect Mode on all four channels. I unhooked all cables and followed the instructions to reset it, but it still won't do anything. The breaker in the back doesn't seem to have tripped or at least it won't reset. Any ideas.

    Thanks.

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    • SpideyMan19622
      Nigel67 Hi SpideyMan19622. I am sorry to hear that your brand new NX4-6000 has failed straight away. It looks as though you have tried everything possible to get the unit out of the Protect Mode and it hasn't worked. If the unit is still under 30 days from purchase, you can go back to the shop that sold you the amplifier and request a DOA replacement. If older than that, still go back to the shop and they will get the amplifier repaired.
      • Jan 11
    • SpideyMan19622
      RacerX I have the same problem, NX4-6000 locked in protect mode and need some help please. I tried to purchase the schematic for the NX4-6000 and support just sent out a basic reply about finding a repair location in my area. I asked them the following question: If you can not send a schematic, can you please tell me the part type and number of the following amp board devices?
      T14
      T15
      T52
      T53
      T54
      T55
      R165
      R170
      R172
      R177
      R182
      R183
      R267
      R319 Nothing, crickets... maybe one of you might be able to help me. I bought these amps due to them supposedly having built in protection... they have protection, from starting a fire, but definitely not protecting the amplifier! Thank you!
      • Jan 29
      • My NX46000 Power Amp is stuck in Protect Mode
        RacerX Still no help? Pathetic.
        • Feb 19
    • SpideyMan19622
      DrEVILish

      Just had one of our amplifiers do the same thing.

      • May 16
    • SpideyMan19622
      jnelson3256

      Had same issue twice with same amp. They repaired it. Worked for awhile. Then took it home and stored it. Pulled it out for a show and it broke in same way. I repair electronics. I’m going to get this figured out. Needed a reason to get another O-Scope

      • Nov 9
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