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Behringer EPS500MP3

Portable 8-channel PA system with built-in MP3 player

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Our take on the Behringer EPS500MP3

Need a quick and easy way to set up your presentation? The EPS500MP3 from Behringer is an all-in-one portable PA system that goes nearly anywhere and can fill a mid-size to large room with clear, powerful sound. And if you want to add pre-recorded audio to the mix, its built-in MP3 player lets you reach your audience with your digital files easily. And whether you're in a church or a lecture hall, you can use the system's 8-channel mixer with reverb to make even the most complex presentation sound great.

A road-ready portable PA that plays MP3s

Need a quick and easy way to set up your presentation? The EPS500MP3 from Behringer is an all-in-one portable PA system that goes nearly anywhere and can fill a mid-size to large room with clear, powerful sound. And if you want to add pre-recorded audio to the mix, its built-in MP3 player lets you reach your audience with your digital files easily. And whether you're in a church or a lecture hall, you can use the system's 8-channel mixer with reverb to make even the most complex presentation sound great.

Convenient and capable

The EPS500MP3 comes fully equipped with a pair of speakers and a detachable mixer, plus a dynamic microphone, a pair of speaker cables, and a power cord. The entire package weighs just over 40 pounds, making it eminently transportable from gig to gig. If you've got a social function where different people might be setting the system up, it's intuitive enough for even the most novice of audio enthusiasts. The speakers feature standard mounting pole sockets for placement flexibility.

Behringer EPS500MP3 portable 8-channel PA system

The EPS500MP3's mixer fits comfortably in the rear of one of the system's speakers.

Sound you can count on

The EPS500MP3's 8-channel mixer gives you control over the audio without inducing panic attacks. Channels 1-4 feature Behringer's trademark XENYX mic preamps for clear sound with gusto, while the 2-band EQ (bass and treble) lets you set the tone of your event. You can even program the system to prioritize speaking voices over music, allowing your words to be heard as the music gets relegated to the background.

The built-in digital reverb processor lets you add a touch of sweetness to your singing or playing, allowing you to make your performance truly remarkable. And it's so simple to operate, you'll wonder how you got along without it before.

Built-in MP3 player

The dilemma: you want to add music to your presentation, but you don't want to lug around a portable CD player and connection cables. Just load up a thumb drive with the songs you need, and you can plug them right into the EPS500MP3's built-in USB port. You can manipulate the tracks on your thumb drive with the mixer's 4-button pad with random, play/pause, rewind, and forward controls.

Powerful audio

Behringer's custom-designed speakers feature 8" woofers and 1" compression tweeters, for distortion-free, ear-friendly sound at just about any volume. And with 500 watts at your disposal, you can take your party, wedding, or karaoke night to the limit. With the 48-volt phantom power on hand, you can even add condenser mics to the system.

Connections galore

The EPS500MP3 boasts 4 XLR connections for microphones, plus the same number of balanced and unbalanced 1/4" line-level inputs for electronic keyboards and other sources. You also get 2 pairs of RCA and 1/4" inputs on channels 5/6 and 7/8, allowing you to plug in the entire band without worry. The system's also compatible with Behringer's ULM Series wireless microphones, for those times when you want to perform untethered.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • 8-channel portable PA system
    • detachable 8-channel mixer
    • dynamic microphone
    • built-in amps (250W x 250W dynamic rating)
    • 2-way bass reflex speakers (8" woofer, 1" compression driver)
    • embedded USB MP3 player with controls (plays up to 320 kbps)
    • stereo reverb
    • 2-channel EQ
    • Voice-Over-Priority function lowers music volume when microphone signal is detected
    • compatible with Behringer ULM Series wireless microphone system
    • inputs: four XLR mic inputs, six 1/4" inputs (switchable stereo/mono), two stereo RCA inputs, USB port
    • +48V phantom power
    • outputs: left/monitor and right line out, two speaker outputs
    • 35mm pole socket on each speaker
    • frequency range: 50-20,000 Hz
    • speaker dimensions: 18-5/16"W x 10-7/8"H x 10-1/8"D
    • mixer dimensions: 12-1/8"W x 7-1/8"H x 4-9/16"D
    • weight: 41.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years (with product registration)
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 2 Speakers
    • Detachable mixer
    • Microphone (XM1800S)
    • 5' AC power cord
    • Two 20' Speaker cables
    • 20' Mic cable
    • Mic adapter bracket
    • Mic clip
    • Mic bag
    • Quick Start Guide (for PA system)
    • User Manual (for microphone)
    • Global Care Information

    The speakers sound better than I expected.

    Anonymous, Hopatcong, NJ


    Behringer EPS500MP3 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (4 Reviews)

    Great entry-level PA system

    Chris from Kansas City, MO on 3/7/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to use for a presentation for a group of 125+ people in a large auditorium, and for a music trivia night in the same auditorium. Great sound for the money, and super easy to use. You won't find a better value in an entry-level PA system. I added a few accessories that brought the overall price up to $500 or so, and I'd recommend you consider doing the same if you intend to use this regularly. I bought PA speaker stands for the two speakers and two sets of 50-foot speaker cable so I could better control speaker placement. We host "drive-in movie nights" in our backyard in the summer, so this was mostly to help with speaker placement for that. All in all, a great purchase.

    Pros: Easy set up Good sound Loud Good bargain


    Better than Expected

    Anonymous from Hopatcong, NJ on 8/3/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The speakers sound better than I expected.



    Behringer EPS500MP3

    Lascell from ft lauderdale, FL on 1/31/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound from the speakers and the mixer work great




    Natalie W from California on 11/12/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty good little system for the money! There are a couple things that would have made this little unit absolutely perfect, but you get what you pay for and for the money it's pretty hard to beat. Lightweight & compact. Decent sound and volume levels. I think it will be good for smaller venues and events. Played recorded music through it and the audio was pretty good. Plugged in guitar and vocals and I would have liked a little more room to EQ it but it was OK. I'll have to use it a number of times to really know but after 1 show and some testing, I think it will make for a good small set up. The documentation doesn't explain some of the functions, which is a bummer. On the USB connector you can't connect an iPod via the USB cable and have it work and there is no mini input. Lastly, there is an interesting design oddity, they made the PA/mixer to fit inside one of the speakers. But if you choose to take it out and put it on a mic stand using the supplied bracket, you won't be able to fit it back in the speaker without using a screwdriver every time you want to take the bracket on and off. I plan to just get a laptop stand and put it on there.

    Pros: Lightweight, affordable, good basic system

    Cons: If you understand what you're buying and are expecting your sound quality to be worth the price, then there aren't many.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Mic inputs XLR, 1/4"
    Line inputs 1/4", RCA
    Phantom power Yes
    Channel EQ Y
    Master EQ N
    Monitor outputs 1/4"
    Built-in effects Y
    Number of speakers 2
    Drivers per speaker 2
    Woofer Size (inches) 8"
    Tweeter Size (inches) 1"
    System Frequency response 50-20,000

    Product Research


    Portable PA System: The Behringer EPS500MP3 Portable PA System consists of a pair of two-way loudspeakers and a detachable powered mixer.

    Two-Way Loudspeakers: The two satellite loudspeakers, each with a custom-designed 8" woofer and 1" compression driver, provide the rich sonic performance you would expect from a much larger system. The EPS500MP3's powerful 8'' woofers and 1'' compression transducers crank out rock-solid low end, with articulate, detailed mids and crystal-clear highs.

    Detachable Power Mixer: The Behringer EPS500MP3 features a 500-watt stereo amplifier built into the PA system's detachable powered mixer. And with 500 Watts of stereo output, the EPS500MP3 has the power to deliver your message loud and clear. The detachable powered mixer offers 8-channel inputs; ranging from XLR mics, balanced & unbalanced 1/4" inputs, and stereo RCA inputs. The PA system's powered mixer can be used either while installed in one of the speakers or detached for easy positioning and access.

    Inputs: The Behringer EPS500MP3 portable PA system offers a variety of inputs for greater flexibility.

    • Channels 1-4: Channels 1-4 of the detachable powered mixer feature Behringer's high-quality XENYX Mic Preamps, which have been praised by audio professionals for their transparency and massive headroom. This means you get a truly clean input signal without any unwanted coloration or distortion. Channels 1-4 accept balanced XLR mics, as well as balanced and unbalanced 1/4" line-level sources, such as electronic keyboards.
    • Channels 5/6 & 7/8: Stereo channels 5/6 and 7/8 accommodate RCA and 1/4" inputs, such as drum machines, keyboard, sound modules, etc..

    • USB Input: The EPS500MP3 features USB (type-A) input to plug in your USB thumbdrive for MP3 (8-320kbps; 8-48kHz) music playback. You can use the system's 4-button pad (Play/Pause, Random, Rewind, & Forward) to control music playback.

    Speaker Outputs: The Behringer EPS500MP3 portable PA system features 1/4" outputs for connecting the included pair of two-way loudspeakers and for connecting a set of powered monitor speakers (sold separately). The included two-way loudspeaker's connect to the system's detachable powered mixer via the supplied 20' speaker cables.

    Controls: The Behringer EPS500MP3 portable PA system provides the controls you need to tailor the system to your application.

    • Main Volume: The Main Volume level (0-10) adjusts the overall volume of the PA system's at its speaker outputs.
    • Channel Level: You can adjust the volume level (0-10) of each channel input individually.
    • 2-Band EQ: Each input channel has a highly musical 2-band EQ (Bass & Treble) that can be adjusted from -15 to +15dB.
    • Reverb: Channels 1-4 include a great sounding digital Reverb processor to help with musical effects.
    • Contour: Changes the frequency boost to optimize for speech or music.
    • Voice-Over-Priority: The Voice-Over-Priority function automatically lowers the stereo channels when you're on the mic, so all of your important announcements will be heard.
    • Phantom Power: You can engage the +48V phantom power feature for studio-quality condenser microphones.

    Included Microphone: The Behringer EPS500MP3 portable PA system comes with a dynamic vocal/instrument microphone for excellent studio and live performance. The mic offers an ultra-wide frequency response for brilliant and transparent sound. The mic's Cardioid design minimizes background noise and feedback. It comes with an spherical wind and pop noise filter, microphone clip and stand adapter, carrying case, and a 20' mic cable.

    UltraLink ULM Wireless Mic Compatible: The Behringer EPS500MP3 is compatible with Behringer's UltraLink digital wireless microphones (sold separately). The Behringer UltraLink digital wireless mic system is a high-performance 2.4GHz digital wireless microphone with USB receiver. And because the wireless signal is digitally encrypted, your audio signal gets through in all its pristine, high-definition quality, without the random artifacts that often plague other wireless systems.

    Auto Limiter: The PA system's Auto limiter prevents overload damage to power amplifier and speakers.

    Mounting Options: The PA system's two-way loudspeakers can be placed on a flat table-top surface or mounted to stand (sold separately) via their integrated 35-mm pole socket.

    Storage Compartment: One of the two-way loudspeakers features a storage compartment that is used to store the microphone, cables, and accessories.

    Switching Power Supply: The Behringer EPS500MP3 uses a switching power supply for maximum flexibility, noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy savings.

    Warranty Terms: Behringer offers a 3-year warranty when you register your product within 90 calendar days of purchase. If the product is not properly registered, the warranty period is one year.

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    I needed a PA that would fit in my trunk [ Robert  Nov 12, 2016 ]
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