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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 direct marketing presence in over ten countries or territories and a sales network in over 130 countries around the world.
The Behringer 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.
Owned by Music Group,It is a holding company chaired by Mr Uli, The company also owns other audio companies such as Midas, Klark Teknik and Bugera, as well as Electronic Manufacturing Service Company Eurotec.
In June 2012, Music Group acquired Turbosound Company involved in the design and manufacture of professional loudspeaker systems, formerly owned by Harman.
A Brief History:
1989–2001: Foundation and early development:
Mr 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, Mr Uli, due to the university’s limited equipment, started to build his products. On popular request for his gear from his students, he soon was receiving more orders than he could handle himself, leading to the creation of Behringer Inc.
In the early days, The company focused on studio audio processors such as noise reduction systems and compressors.
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 firm’s product manufacturing happened at Willich, Germany, since many of the individual components were from mainland China,
In 1990, to reduce the production costs, The company shifted production from West Germany to mainland China. By 1997, Mr Uli had relocated to Hong Kong to supervise the manufacturing quality and to understand Chinese culture better.
According to Mr Uli , his piano teacher being impressed with his sense of perfect pitch nicknamed him “The Ear”, which became an inspiration for the Behringer 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, The company 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 up to 4,000 Watts and efficiencies up to 90%, considered as one the best in audio. The acquisition included an extensive intellectual property portfolio and licensees such as Alpine and Rowe, among others.
2002–2007: Company’s Own City:
In 2002, The company 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 of eight buildings that are 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. The 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) manufacturing complex in Zhongshan ships more than 2.5 million Professional audio speakers and other products per year to markets all around the world.
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.
Audio 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 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 mixers for its digital mixing capabilities with programmable MIDAS preamps.
Headphones: Behringer provides high definition DJ as well as studio headphones delivering highly efficient music quality with thumping bass. HPM, HPX and HPS series products are few who rule the Behringer headphones.
Behringer has high-performance loudspeaker systems for commercial installation applications, multimedia, portable speakers as well as 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 are capable of capturing more detail due to their broader, flatter frequency response and collects sound from throughout the environment rather than just directly in front of it.
Large-diaphragm microphones: Behringer provides gold-sputtered large-diaphragm condenser microphone for professional studio purposes. Designed and engineered in Germany, these have heavy-duty suspension mount with a transparent aluminium case included.
Dynamic microphones: The XM series Behringer dynamic microphones have several advantages which make 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.
Other Audio products:
The company has products for varied purposes like Behringer mixers, computer audio, headphones, tuners and synthesizers for musical instruments, loudspeaker systems, microphones, power amplifiers and wireless systems.
Popular reviews on Behringer products:
X32 Digital Mixer:
“Behringer is known for making cost-effective products, but their new Behringer 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 Behringer X32.”
-Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound.
C1 studio condenser microphone:
“The Behringer 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 Behringer speakers and mixers, Symphony 440 Design Group provides genuine, authentic products at attractive prices.
The Behringer products can be shipped and installed at any location in India, including Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Pune.