Symphony 440 Design Group is immensely happy to be associated with award-winning Behringer, an audio equipment company founded by Swiss engineer Uli Behringer in 1989 in Willich, Germany.
Behringer, being listed as the 14th largest manufacturer of music products in 2007, is a multinational group of companies with a direct marketing presence in over ten countries or territories and a sales network in over 130 countries worldwide.
The Company’s philosophy is to provide professional audio products at prices affordable to every musician & Producer. Though originally a German manufacturer, the Company now has its headquarters in China.
The Brand, owned by Music Group, is a holding company chaired by Uli Behringer, which also owns other audio companies such as Midas, Klark Teknik and Bugera, and Electronic Manufacturing Service Company Eurotec.
In June 2012, Music Group acquired Turbosound Company to design and manufacture professional loudspeaker systems, formerly owned by Harman.
A Brief through Company’s History:
1989–2001: Foundation and early development:
Uli, the Company’s founder, was committed to music and technology at a very early age of around 16 when he had constructed a synthesizer.
While studying sound engineering and classical piano at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf, Uli started to build his products due to the university’s limited equipment.
On popular request for his gear from his friends, he soon received more orders than he could handle himself, leading to the creation of Behringer Inc.
Mr Uli focused on studio audio processors such as noise reduction systems and compressors in the early days.
Product development continued, and soon the lineup included guitar amps, PA amplifiers and loudspeakers, mixing boards, stompboxes, recording interfaces, microphones, digital pianos, guitars, lighting equipment etc. Behringer’s package of performance and low price is what made it appealing to people.
Earlier days of the Company’s product manufacturing happened at Willich, Germany, since many of the individual components were from mainland China,
In 1990, to reduce the production costs, Behringer shifted production from West Germany to mainland China. By 1997, Uli Behringer relocated to Hong Kong to better supervise the manufacturing quality and understand Chinese culture.
According to Mr Uli, his piano teacher, impressed with his sense of perfect pitch, nicknamed him “The Ear”, which became an inspiration for the Ear logo. The highlighted “ING” stands for “diploma engineer”, or the German academic title “Dipl.-Ing”, which he received upon his graduation from the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf.
In May 2000, Behringer acquired the rights to the CoolAudio technology from Intersil Corporation, a US-based semiconductor manufacturer.
CoolAudio is a high-power Class-D amplification technology with power ratings of up to 4,000 Watts and efficiencies up to 90%, considered one the best in audio. The acquisition included an extensive intellectual property portfolio and licensees such as Alpine and Rowe, among others.
2002–2007: Behringer City:
In 2002, Behringer established its factory, Behringer City, in Zhongshan of China’s Guangdong province after it consolidated more than ten separate production locations into one vertically integrated plant.
Comprising eight buildings involved in electronics, speakers, guitars, and digital pianos, it also hosts an onsite health clinic. Owning to run a self-contained plant allowed Behringer a greater level of quality control.
Inspired by lean manufacturing and driven by the Kaizen philosophy of continual improvement, Behringer makes efforts to help its employees to improve.
“Behringer University” supplies employees with training resources and E-learning courses to sharpen their career skills within the Company by providing training for management, career planning, health, language, and general knowledge courses.
Behringer mixer’s technological specifications:
MIDAS technology: MIDAS has had a long history of innovation and leadership in the world of audio mixing consoles. Behringer is proudly associated with MIDAS designed mic preamps & digital mixers for the ultimate high-quality audio reproduction in both live and studio environments.
Behringer has products for varied purposes like mixers, computer audio, headphones, tuners and synthesizers for musical instruments, loudspeaker systems, microphones, power amplifiers and wireless systems.
Behringer mixers are an excellent choice for audio mixing with specifically designed mixer for various applications such as:
S, SD and SRC series for I/O interface
DJX, VMX, DX and NOX series for DJ mixers
Behringer X32 and XR for digital mixing
PMP series for professional powered Behringer mixers.
Behringer X32 is the most favoured among Behringer mixers for its digital mixing capabilities with programmable MIDAS preamps.
Headphones: The Company provides high definition DJ and studio headphones delivering highly efficient music quality with thumping bass. HPM, HPX and HPS series products are the few who rule the headphones.
The Company has high-performance loudspeaker systems for commercial installation applications, multimedia, portable Behringer speakers, and studio monitoring. MS personal monitor series, B series Pro Audio speaker system, B20 high-resolution studio monitor and K6 audiophile studio monitor are few celebrated Behringer speakers.
Behringer offers microphones in three broad categories:
Condenser microphones: Behringer Condenser microphones are the ideal choice for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments.
They can capture more detail due to their broader, flatter frequency response and collect sound from throughout the environment rather than just directly in front of it.
Large-diaphragm microphones: The Company provides gold-sputtered large-diaphragm condenser microphone for professional studio purposes. Designed and engineered in Germany, these have a heavy-duty suspension mount with a transparent aluminium case included.
Dynamic microphones: The XM series dynamic microphones have several advantages, making them ideal for live vocal applications and recording amplified instruments.
Designed and engineered in Germany, they are robust, resistant to moisture and can achieve high gain before feedback. The best feature of this masterpiece is that they don’t require any phantom power.
Popular reviews on Behringer products:
“Behringer is known for making cost-effective products, but their new X32 live mixer takes that to a whole new level. The preamps are clean and usefully quiet, with sufficient gain for live-sound applications. The relatively high input impedance works very well with dynamic mics, and the ability to accommodate line-level sources is beneficial.
The built-in effects cover far more ground than usual and achieve a far higher sound quality than would be expected of a console at several times the price of the X32.”
-Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound.
C1 studio condenser microphone:
“The C1 is a very affordably priced condenser with extra features and would be the first step into the world of home recording for many people. The C1 is a “large-diaphragm” condenser microphone suitable for both live and studio applications.”
Being an authorized dealer of the Behringer, Symphony 440 Design Group provides genuine, authentic products at attractive prices. The products can be shipped and installed at any location in India, including Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Pune.