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post #31 of 38 Old 04-12-2012, 04:55 PM
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It might be cheaper for Behringer to just send you a new one, or a factory refurb, which would be just as good. I hope this quickly gets resolved to your satisfaction. Glad to hear your local dealer stepped up! Losing a customer is never a good thing.
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UPDATE!

Tom Lee Music just called me to say that Behringer will honor the warranty and fix my EP4000 amp!
I'm completely surprised I got a call back.

I brought my unit to a qualified technician and after spending a little over an hour with the unit...all the transistors on one channel was blown!

He said it wasn't worth fixing it and also said he did not want to fix it!

I'm totally impressed Behringer stepped up to the plate and have offered to fix my unit under the warranty.

They are supposed to send me a local address here in Montreal to get it fixed. Will keep this thread posted.

I bought all but 1 of my 8 ep's from ton lee music. though I've never had an issue, it's still nice to know. If you have a low flow fan in your amp, take it out and put the other one back in because technically, you voided you warranty with the swap.

Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!

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Yet another update: Thought you'd should know
I sent my unit in for repairs on April 16th. Today August 21, I have yet to see my EP4000.eek.gif

Short story:
Spoke with 11 agents so far...all of them keep apologizing profusely!

ALL of them said they'd call me back! - They never did except one!
The one that called me back was to inform me that a new unit was approved and was been shipped to me.
She said 3-10 business days. - It's been 15 so far!

Called last week to get a tracking number - they could not find one!!!
They said they'd get back to me Monday the 20th. (2 days ago) - They never called me back

Called yesterday but this time asked for the SAME GUY! - He apologized a minimum of 50 times but cannot find the tracking number!
No matter what I said, he always said ya I'm really sorry about that!

It's been well over 4 months now and I have no idea what to do or if I'll ever see my amp back.
I'm now waiting for a callback from them to give me a tracking number! He said he'd call me today!

I am completely discouraged!

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The EP4000 is stupid cheap for how much power it puts out. I'd have bought two and paralleled two subs, mono on each amp for a 4-ohm mono load. Should be able to do that all day long.


I don't understand your logic here.
If I parallel 2 subs that would give me 2ohm load.
Sorry just trying to understand.

I'm upset that it let go on me already...I used it only 6 months out of the year cause the other 6 months it sat in it's box cause I was redoing my HT Room.

PLUS, I called the store I bought it from... I bought it on March 12th last year and they don't want to honor the warranty cause it's past a few days!

Anyway I had already done the fan swap thingie so I'm sure it would've voided the warranty.

Does anyone have any used EP2500 or EP4000 to sell me?
I'd like to buy 2 of them.
I'll connect my subs in series and drive them bridged on a 8ohm load.

Thanks all
Time and time again, People always trying to get the most wattage possible by running low impedance. There really is no such thing as a 2 ohm stable amplifier, other than it might not blow immediately and last a little while.

Actually quite a few have done this with the behringer right here on the AVS forum, and it is the same thing, "i don"t understand, I was only pushing a few watts at 2 ohms stereo".

Your transistors slowly break down, taking less and less power every day with loading like that, and then one day they pop on a few watts.

A Good amplifier requires a adequate power supply, It does not matter what the amplifier is capable of if the power supply will not provide the power required. Most amplifiers have under rated power supplies. It is up to you to make sure you get the ones that are
least under rated if at all.
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Wow! Being Halloween today has got to be the reason why you like bringing the dead back soo much!
And here I thought #Mfusick was bad!

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Wow! Being Halloween today has got to be the reason why you like bringing the dead back soo much!
And here I thought #Mfusick was bad!
Just wait for the zombie amps to come?


By the way, did you ever get your amp back or replaced by Behringer? Your post above makes me really curious if they even followed up with you.
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Just wait for the zombie amps to come?


By the way, did you ever get your amp back or replaced by Behringer? Your post above makes me really curious if they even followed up with you.
Yes, they did replace it but I had already sold it...
I have since then (Remember this thread is OVER 2 yrs old) bought another EP4000 on special and the B side blew up!
I used my Ep4000 in 2 channel mode with a 8 ohm load.

No more B's for me...

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Time and time again, People always trying to get the most wattage possible by running low impedance. There really is no such thing as a 2 ohm stable amplifier, other than it might not blow immediately and last a little while.

Actually quite a few have done this with the behringer right here on the AVS forum, and it is the same thing, "i don"t understand, I was only pushing a few watts at 2 ohms stereo".

Your transistors slowly break down, taking less and less power every day with loading like that, and then one day they pop on a few watts.
The only dead you really have to worry about are your amplifiers. Just keep running them all into a 2 ohm load and enjoy your fry fest!!!. I realize you must have seen how stupid you have been in running such a low ohm load now. The threads are so old they are only getting revisited 100 times a day or so, so everyone should be scared to add valid comments, because it is old. Last I seen they are still selling the ep 4000.

What I see is the Fatshaft coming up short as usual, First his amp is dead, then his thread is dead, and now he behaves like he is dead. Some people will say and lie about anything, to somehow support their prior use as not being the cause of their own failures. Should I add a smile face as well just to be cordial. ??

A Good amplifier requires a adequate power supply, It does not matter what the amplifier is capable of if the power supply will not provide the power required. Most amplifiers have under rated power supplies. It is up to you to make sure you get the ones that are
least under rated if at all.

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