Price paid: $ 315
Purchased from: Thomann
Sound — 8
As said I can get a pretty good sound out of it for my playing style and I use my defretted Squier P-Bass most of the time. I took all the 5 EQ-knobs and turned them to full and then just rolled them back until I found a good bassy yet able-to-cut-through vintagey sound. I can also get a nice clinky Iron Maiden sound out of it if I cut down on the mids and use the "bright" function and a fretted bass.
Overall Impression — 6
This is really good for the price I must say, it's nowhere near Sunn O))), Ampeg or Orange in sound quality but for about 250 euro it's defintley woth it. Plays good with nomal tunings and downtuned and 5-strings aswell. One cosmetic thing I don't like is the fluffy-fabric cover, it's easy go get stains on it and tolex looks a lot better but that's no big deal. It's got a nice handle on one side so it's easy to lift it.
Reliability & Durability — 3
Behringer is not synonymus with reliability at all. The 1x15" cab I had at first died just like that when I was playing. Now the head has started to stop sounding for a few seconds at a time at high volumes. The pre-amp section is very easy to overdrive if a distortion pedal is used, even when using the active input. The construction on the head itself is really durable though, compact and heavy and has never broken.
Features — 7
I bought this solid state head, together with a 1x15" Behringer cab, in 2004 because it was the cheapest with most power. It's got to many EQ-knobs for my taste but I've managed to find a good sound for downtuned fretless playing. With the Behringer cab it made some unwanted distortion, even at low volumes with zero gain, but when I got a Hartke 8x10" cab the sound became a lot cleaner and punchier. As far as power goes it's enough for rehersals and small gigs (50-100 people) without running it through a PA system. Once you get past the 12 o'clock position on the output knob it hardly changes in volume.