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  • GeoffL
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-29

    Hi All,

    I'm thinking of getting a Behringer Europort MPA30BT to use away from mains power. However, I need to be able to charge it from 12v DC, USB or other DC supply when mains is not available. Is there a DC charging input on this unit?

    Thanks for looking, Geoff

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    • GeoffL
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi Geoff @GeoffL 


      Welcome to the forum. The MPA30BT charges the internal battery from the AC input. Therefore the only way to charge it via battery is to use a sine wave type inverter.


       

      • February 28, 2020
    • GeoffL
      RexBeckett

      @GeoffL 


      Hello Geoff, welcome to the community.


       


      There is no DC power input on the MPA30BT. It requires 100-240 V at 50/60 Hz. If that is not available, you should be able to charge it from a 12Vdc supply through a small inverter like this. 

      • February 28, 2020
  • kmchez
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-12

    I have  blown crossover.  I thought I blew the horn, but after replacing it, the scratchy sound cutting in and out is still there.  Can someone direct me where I can replace this part?  I can seem to find options for it.

     

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  • usonianhorizon
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-06-21

    We have an upcoming conference with 60 participants in an overall space of 105' W X 18' D X 10' H.  Orientation may switch with screen and speaker along short wall.  Spoken word only.

    I wanted to find out if this system might suffice for this volume of space?


    advTHANKSance.

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    • usonianhorizon
      KenMitchell

      Hi Pavneet ( @usonianhorizon ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  It should work just fine although you'll want to consider proper speaker placement. Those room dimensions are almost a hallway so I definitely would present from the short wall.  Assuming the audience will be sitting in chairs, you'll need about 10 rows of 6 chairs each which puts the back row at least 30 ft from the front row. No problem for a 500W PA. 


       


      I'd recommend you get a pair of speaker stands and also consider the ULM wireless mics if the presenter isn't standing at a podium. Most presenters, particularly those with less experience, prefer the wireless freedom. However, you need to make sure to place the speakers far enough forward so the presenter (and mic) never get in front of the speakers. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken


       

      • June 22, 2019
    • usonianhorizon
      usonianhorizon

      Thanks for your detailed reply, @KenMitchell .


      Yes, we would like to use ULM mics, but haven't found an update to the dongle weakness problem posted on this video (suggested on the Behringer product page):


      Behringer ULM Ultralink Mic problems at Northern Beaches PA Hire


      Plus, I am not clear on the difference between the 200 and 300 series mics.


      Regards.

      • June 23, 2019
    • usonianhorizon
      RichardYClark Basically the 200 series use the USB dongle as the receiver. And yes it does stick out if connected straight into a USB socket on the back panel of a Behringer powered speaker. Answer. Use a short USB extension lead so that it can be kept flat to the back panel with Velcro or similar. The 300 series comes with a proper receiver rack with analogue audio out like any other traditional wireless mic.
      • June 23, 2019
    • usonianhorizon
      RichardYClark To put your mind at rest I only thought of it as I answered your post. I have been using it sticking out and liable to damage. Doh!
      • June 24, 2019
  • AyChords
    Contributor - Level 3
    2019-11-10

    I bought a subwoofer THRUTH B2029A (fairly used) on eBay, and after carefully reading the manual and following the voltage selection procedures, I powered on the subwoofer. After awhile (5min) I discovered the woofer was seriously heating, and shut down after some minutes. I thought it was disconnected from the mains but not. I troubleshoot (checked and replaced the fuse) but it was not coming up.
    Later I discovered the toroidal transformer is faulty.
    Now I want to replace the transformer, what’s the specifications I should be looking for.? And what’s the voltage that enters to the PCB of B2029A?

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  • buskerer
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-03-17

    Hello everyone,

    As there isn't an on/off switch for phantom power on the PPA200, not that I can see anyway, how does the unit know if a dynamic or a condenser microphone is being used?

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    • buskerer
      RexBeckett

      @buskerer 


      There's no magic at work. Phantom power will always be connected to the XLR inputs. This should not harm dynamic mics as long as they are wired correctly with balanced XLR cables.

      • March 17, 2020
    • buskerer
      buskerer

      Thanks Rex - I was kind of hoping for magic but there you go.


      You say "should not harm dynamic mics", I'd really rather it was "most definately will not harm". I have an expensive Sennheiser dynamic vocal microphone which I wouldn't want to be fed with phantom power in any circumstance.


      Just out of curiosity, and if you know, why was no phantom power on/off switch part of the design of this unit? All my various other units with a phantom power option have an on/off switch or button - in fact the PPA200 is the only unit I've ever seen that doesn't have one.


      All my XLR cables are balanced.

      • March 17, 2020
    • buskerer
      RexBeckett


      @buskerer wrote:


      Thanks Rex - I was kind of hoping for magic but there you go.


      You say "should not harm dynamic mics", I'd really rather it was "most definately will not harm". I have an expensive Sennheiser dynamic vocal microphone which I wouldn't want to be fed with phantom power in any circumstance.


      Just out of curiosity, and if you know, why was no phantom power on/off switch part of the design of this unit? All my various other units with a phantom power option have an on/off switch or button - in fact the PPA200 is the only unit I've ever seen that doesn't have one.


      All my XLR cables are balanced.





      @buskerer 


      I would be happy to connect my Sennheiser, AKG and Rode dynamic mics to inputs with phantom. I would be less confident of unknown brands. If you are really concerned, you could get a phantom blocker .


       


      I don't know why the usual phantom on/off switch was not provided on the PPA200. We might guess that it was a design-to-cost decision.

      • March 17, 2020
    • buskerer
      buskerer

      Blimey! A Phantom Blocker - I'd never have guessed such a device existed.


      Thank you Rex, you've been very helpful yet again.

      • March 17, 2020
  • buskerer
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-03-14

    Hello to all,

    I've just bought the PPA200 and want to add a monitor speaker to my set-up.

    There is no dedicated output to add a monitor speaker, so I was wondering if a passive or active monitor might run from the headphone output. Would that work?

    Thanks.

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    • buskerer
      RexBeckett

      @buskerer 


      Hello Viv, welcome to the community.


       


      You should be able to run an active monitor from the PPA200 phones output. Some active monitors have 3.5mm stereo Aux inputs so you could connect with a cable like this one. 

      • March 14, 2020
    • buskerer
      buskerer

      Hello Rex,


      Thank you for your swift answer. I thought that might work.


      I've looked at a few active monitors and I'm limited on the amount of power consumption for busking.


      I'm running all my gear from a lithium battery and only a 300watt inverter so a passive monitor would be the ideal solution to keep the power load down. There is a mono direct output and left/right RCA outputs on the PPA200 - would a passive monitor work from either of these do you think?


      I've spent a small fortune (to me) on all the gear I already have otherwise I'd just go with an active monitor and buy a higher wattage output inverter and use the headphones output.


      Again, thank you for your reply.

      • March 14, 2020
    • buskerer
      RexBeckett


      @buskerer wrote:


      Hello Rex,


      Thank you for your swift answer. I thought that might work.


      I've looked at a few active monitors and I'm limited on the amount of power consumption for busking.


      I'm running all my gear from a lithium battery and only a 300watt inverter so a passive monitor would be the ideal solution to keep the power load down. There is a mono direct output and left/right RCA outputs on the PPA200 - would a passive monitor work from either of these do you think?


      I've spent a small fortune (to me) on all the gear I already have otherwise I'd just go with an active monitor and buy a higher wattage output inverter and use the headphones output.


      Again, thank you for your reply.





      @buskerer 


      I'm afraid that a passive monitor will not work from any of those outputs. You could always go for a monitor with its own built-in battery. Something like Samson Expedition Express?

      • March 14, 2020
    • buskerer
      buskerer

      Thanks Rex you've been very helpful.

      • March 14, 2020
    • buskerer
      buskerer

      Just as an update:


      I have a Roland Cube Street I originally intended to use on it's own for busking, but it's sound quality and flexibility leaves a little to be desired in my opinion, which is why I decided on a pa system. The Cube as most probably know can be battery powered so I'll use it as a monitor.


      In case anyone is interested I power my busking set-up with the following:



      This most probably isn't the place to include a list of the gear I intend using for busking but if anyone is interested I will do so in an appropriate place.

      • March 15, 2020
  • FResendes
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-12

    Hello from Azores.

    Can anyone help to find a tweeter for this monitor please? Thanks!!

     

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  • 1224
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-11-23

    How do I hook up a monitor speaker to my Europort 2000bt?

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    • 1224
      KenMitchell

      Hi Tony ( @1224 ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  The 2000BT doesn't really have a monitor bus nor an aux output.  The best you could do would be to connect a powered monitor speaker to the "Record Out'. However, this would just be a copy of whatever was coming out the Main speakers. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken

      • November 24, 2019
  • rodj54
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-01-11

    How long did it take for a response from the Tribe? My Behringer Sub woofer 1500 when out and I just had it for 6 months. Are the fast enough to get my work order number? I tool the speaker there just waiting them

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  • DruMcCoy
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-19

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    These two lights now only come on, when I turn on the power for my speaker. Why? Thanks for an assistance in advance.

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    • DruMcCoy
      Paul_Vannatto


      @DruMcCoy wrote:


      These two lights now only come on, when I turn on the power for my speaker. Why? 





      Do the come on briefly then turn off, or do they stay on. If it is the latter, you have a hardware problem.


       

      • October 19, 2019
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