Behringer B1520 PRO Passive PA Speaker

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$388
Behringer B1520 PRO 1200W Passive PA Speaker

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 125+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Coming from the popular budget-friendly brand, the Behringer B1520 Pro offers good specs at a very reasonable price point.

To start with, it houses a 15" LF Driver and a 1.75" HF Driver, both of which are big for the price.

As expected, it is not meant for big venues, but it can handle small to medium venues quite well with its peak power handling of 1200W and max SPL of 96dB.

Features:

  • 15" LF Driver
  • 1.75" HF Driver
  • Continuous Power: 300W
  • Program Power: 600W
  • Peak Power: 1200W
  • Impedance 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 1W/1m: 96 dB (Full Space)
  • Frequency Range: 50Hz-18khz (-10 dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 99 dB
  • Weight: 66 lbs.

Pros

The Behringer B1520 Pro continues to rake in positive reviews from many DJs, musicians, sound engineers and event coordinators. And one user summarizes market sentiment nicely by saying that it is unbelievably good for its price. Sound clarity, good bottom end, balanced highs and lows, and good dispersion are just a few of the many commendations it has gathered. Build quality also got a lot of thumbs up, even from those who are doing mobile gigs.

Cons

Some users cautioned that the B1520 is not to be driven hard, but they report that when used within proper settings, it does work well. There were some who encountered issues after some use, but they were able to get in and make the fixes themselves.

Overall

The Behringer B1520 was on our recommended list until October 2019 when we conducted a major review of the category and found there were more highly rated options to recommend, such as the JBL JRX215 which you'll find in our guide to The Best Passive PA Speakers.