What’s the Big Deal About Class-D?
Instead of operating relatively continuously like Class AB circuits, Class-D amps switch on and off thousands of times per second, delivering power only when needed. In other words, the amplifier is either fully on or fully off , which significantly reduces power losses from the output devices given off as heat. Less heat means our amps don’t need massive heat sinks, and that means we can make them lighter. Our no-compromise design means your EUROLIVE D Series loudspeakers will deliver full power with incredible fidelity all night long, without the need for lengthy rest cycles.
When used in conjunction with switching-mode power supplies, which don’t require huge and heavy transformers, our Class-D amplifiers provide tremendous dynamic punch and superior fidelity. The resulting speaker systems are much lighter, making them easy to transport and set up.
Superior Sound Quality
The state-of-the-art EUROLIVE VP1220D and VP1520D loudspeaker systems boast 550 Watts that will simply blow you away. At the heart of these powerful loudspeakers is a bi-amped 550-Watt Class-D engine, which drives a high-efficiency 12" woofer (15" for VP1520D) for brutal punch, and a 1.75" titanium-diaphragm HF (High-Frequency) compression driver for articulate high-end resolution. The internal amplifiers and speakers are designed to function as a perfectly matched team, ensuring optimal sound every time you power up.
Dynamic processing is one of the best ways to maximize output without sacrificing sound quality. The D Series’ built-in circuitry automatically adjusts program content, allowing the loudspeaker to operate at extreme levels. It accomplishes this by reducing bass output slightly as you approach the limit of the transducers. This frees up LF (Low Frequency) amp and transducer resources so that higher overall volume can be realized. It’s like having a tiny soundman inside each cabinet constantly monitoring and tweaking output parameters.
In order to produce tight, deep bass, a loudspeaker has to move lots of air. EUROLIVE loudspeakers accomplish this by using powerful, long-excursion LF (Low Frequency) drivers that are handmade in our own factory. While some companies are content to use “off-the-shelf” drivers, we custom-design each LF driver to perfectly match each application. Each VP1220D or VP1520D feature custom-designed LF drivers in a tuned enclosure, providing rich, tight bass all the way down to 55 Hz (50 Hz for VP1520D).
Articulate Top End
HF content can easily make or break your performance. Too much and the sound becomes brittle and obnoxious, too little and it sounds muddy and poorly defined. The 1.75" titanium-diaphragm HF driver provides natural-sounding high end, with an ultra-wide sound dispersion pattern.
Instant PA System
With a single loudspeaker system and a dynamic microphone, you can set up an instant sound system. Just connect a mic directly to the builtin XLR mic preamp, place the loudspeaker on a tabletop or speaker stand, and power up. It’s that easy. And if you need more coverage, you can chain together as many as you like via the convenient LINK OUTPUT XLR connector.
Ideal for FOH (Front-of-House) deployment, VP1220D and VP1520D’s trapezoidal design also makes it the perfect choice for side fill monitor applications. Enclosures can be clustered, stacked, or even stand-mounted thanks to the built-in 35-mm (1.375") pole socket.
The Technical Stuff
VP1220D and VP1520D’s trapezoidal enclosure allows multiple positioning options: 10° and 35° cluster or stacking mode and stand mounting, thanks to the built-in 35 mm (1.375") pole socket. The VP1220D is capable of extremely high sound pressure levels (118 dB @ 1 m) and provides a 55 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range. And at just 44.2 lbs (20.1 kg), the VP1220D is supremely portable. The VP1520D provides similar output (119 dB @ 1 m), with a 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range and is just 54.5 lbs (24.8 kg).
Both the VP1220D and VP1520D have been optimized for maximum reliability through our integrated overload-protection circuitry, ensuring ultimate high-frequency driver protection. Designed to stand up to the rigors of the road, these loudspeaker systems are built to last and made to perform!
Stop in at your authorized BEHRINGER dealer today and put the VP1220D and VP1520D loudspeakers to the test. Compare them to each other to see which one best meets your needs—and by all means, compare them to the competition. When you see and hear what the VP1220D and VP1520D offer in terms of sound quality and features, you’ll own BEHRINGER—with money to spare!