Behringer VS1520 Passive PA Speaker 150W 15" Woofer
When it comes to entry level music related gear, Behringer is one the first brand names to come to mind. And it's not just about being cheap because the quality of their releases are getting better and better, while keeping their price ridiculously low.
The Behringer VS1520 shows they can do a reasonable of balancing cost with quality, with good features for small size venues having a 15" woofer and a 1.75" tweeter.
Unfortunately, it came off our recommended list of Passive PA Speakers due to other options becoming more highly rated, but the brand was back on the list in the January 2018 update with the Behringer B1520 Pro.
- 15" LF Driver
- 1.75" HF Driver
- Continuous Power: 150W
- Program Power: 300W
- Peak Power: 600W
- Impedance 8 ohms
- Frequency Range: 50Hz - 20kHz
- Maximum Peak SPL: 123dB
- Weight: 48.3 lbs.
Reviewers have mostly good words to say about this super affordable speaker. At just under $150, it's obvious what endeared it to many, its super low price tag, which gave them the best return for their money. For the price, it comes with a 15" woofer which can handle lows better, and a good sized tweeter that evens out the frequency spectrum. The exterior doesn't look cheap either, having a modern sleek appearance that many users liked.
With its low power rating, this speaker is not meant to be driven hard, but there are some reviewers who claim to have used it satisfactorily for bigger venues. Anyway, you can easily just setup multiple VS1520 speakers to cover more space, and still end up with spare change, compared to buying more expensive alternatives. Another reported cause of concern is the cabinet, which as expected of the price point may feel a tad bit weak.
If budget is limited then don't feel ashamed to opt for this practical yet reliable solution - because many others have bought it and felt happy with their purchase.