Behringer EPS500MP3 Portable PA System
While there will always be naysayers, there's no stopping Behringer's popularity and reputation, as evidenced by the many highly rated products that they have in the market today.
The EPS500MP3, has 8-channels and a 500W amplifier with four preamps, that can easily handle the needs of most small venue events. And since Behringer is not one to compromise features for price, this PA system comes packed with features that include Klark Teknik Effects, Stereo Reverb, Auto-Limiter, Voiceover priority, and it even comes bundled with a handheld dynamic microphone and all the cables needed to set up the system.
- 500W(Peak) Amplifier with Onboard USB MP3 Player
- Channels: 8
- Mic Preamps: 4 with 48 V Phantom Power
- Speakers: 2 (2 x 8" LF Driver, 1 x 1" HF Driver)
- EQ: 2-Band EQ with Stereo Reverb
- Klark Teknik Effects with 100 Presets
- Input: 4 x XLR (Mic), 6 x 1/4", 2 x stereo RCA
- Output: 2 x 1/4" (Speaker), 2 x 1/4" (Line)
- Voiceover Priority feature
- Storage Compartment for mics, cables and accessories
- Bundled with 2 x 20' speaker cables, handheld Behringer XM1800S microphone, mic cable and clip.
- Enclosure: Polypropylene
- Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20kHz
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 18.3"x10.87"x10.1"
- Weight: 41.3 lbs.
The overall sentiment is that this is an affordable solution for mobile sound reinforcement needs. Most users say that it is very simple to setup and store away for transport. But it's not just about transport because a good number of reviews mention that it is clean sounding and very loud for the price. One user even noted that he rarely had to go past 30% of what this PA system can provide. The added effects were also well appreciate by some users.
There are a few who complained about the quality of the reverb, which they found to be lacking. Others cautioned that the bundled speaker cables will need to be replaced sooner than later.
With its combination of great features, good sound quality, and tempting price tag, the Behringer-EPS500MP3 is a good low budget option.
We were recommending the Behringer EPS500MP3 until November 2017, however it's no longer on our recommended list because there are now more highly rated options available which you will find in our guide to The Best Portable / Compact PA Systems.