Behringer F1220A Powered Stage Monitor
How many times have you been in a soundcheck, one finger in your ear, your thumb stabbing the air, trying to get the sound guy to put enough of your vocals in your passive floor monitor. Suddenly, as the band tears into the first tune, you realize all you’re getting from your floor monitor is a muffled, annoying mess?
The F1220A is designed to make those experiences little more than mournful memories. This 125-Watt powered monitor has its own EQ and volume, so you not only have control of the output, you can also tweak the highs, mids and lows for a sound that gives you a clear, true sense of your sound. It’s a proven fact that the better you can hear yourself, the better you’ll play—isn’t it time you got powered?
Behringer F1220A Powered Stage Monitor Features
Great Sound Takes Guts
- High-performance, 125-Watt, active monitor system for live and playback applications
- Exceptional sound quality, wide frequency bandwidth and dynamic range
- Adjustable feedback filter and integrated limiter for ultimate system control and speaker protection
- Ultra-low noise Mic/Line input with Volume control and peak LED
- Dedicated 3-band EQ for perfect sound shaping
- Powerful 12 inch long-excursion driver provides incredibly deep bass and acoustic power
- High-resolution 1 inch HF driver for exceptional high-frequency reproduction
- Proprietary horn design for ultra-wide sound dispersion
- Integrated 35 mm pole socket for stand mounting and use as PA system
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany
Inside the F1220A is the equivalent of a 2-way electronic crossover, a graphic equalizer, a parametric equalizer, a mic preamp and two power amplifiers! A 12 inch long-excursion driver delivers deep, punchy lows while a 1 inch titanium-diaphragm compression driver gives you clean, crisp highs. They all work together with 125 watts of handling power and don’t need adjustments or a degree in sound engineering.
Every stitch of the F1220A is built to deliver, but the fact is that their transducers (woofers and tweeters) are the only part you actually hear. While some manufacturers are okay with putting off-the-shelf transducers in their boxes, Behringer custom-designs and builds theirs from scratch. Not only do they wind our own voice coils, they grow the trees that are processed into the paper pulp that becomes the cones. Behringer even machine the frames and backplates. Behringer’s quality is truly under control.
Speaking of Control…
The F1220A doesn’t just sound great. It also gives you instant control of your monitor mix, even in mid-performance—something passive monitors simply cannot deliver! Need more volume? Turn the LEVEL dial until the desired volume is reached without activating the CLIP LED. Sound too bassy or trebley? Just reach down and use the three-band EQ (HIGH, MID, LOW) to tailor a rich, exciting sound. Behringer has even given you a line of defense against live sound’s greatest enemy. If you’re experiencing feedback, just press the FEEDBACK FILTER switch, then slowly turn the FREQUENCY dial until feedback is eliminated.
Anytime, Anywhere You Choose
This monitor doesn’t just cater to musicians. It’s excellent for anyone with a need to be heard! With just one F1220A and a microphone or MP3 player, you can set up an instant sound system. Thanks to the built-in preamp section, you can connect a dynamic mic directly to the F1220A and raise and lower the volume with the Level control. Suddenly, it’s showtime in no time at all. The F1220A also has a 35-mm socket so you can easily mount it on a pole for use in a PA system.
Awesome Sound, Unbelievable Value
The F1220A is designed to give your next crazed rant/public announcement/synthesizer recital exactly the monitor or PA sound you want with minimal prep time. Suddenly a monitor sound that once was only available in a recording studio is available in virtually any live setting. Loaded with a slew of incredible features but never loaded down by a heavy price tag, isn’t just an excellent addition to your sound system; it’s an excellent way to have enough cash left over to start buying all the other sound essentials.