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The B-52 Professional family is ever-growing with music professionals all around the world using our speakers to wow audiences and party people, they often write to us to say how much they love their B-52 Speakers. Here are some of what you had to say about us.

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Just a quick note to tell you how great this system is. I bought the Matrix 1000 V2 at Guitar Center and use it for my Roland V-Drums. It is the best sounding little PA in the world. Very loud and punchy.
Crystal clear highs and the snare drum sound could cause a heart attack.
They are heavy, but worth it. I also use acoustic drums and cymbals in my kit and all of it sounds great mixed in with the V2.Nice job building and designing these systems. I know from the research
I did, these are the best money can buy. I use to swear by JBL, but these walk all over them. Thanks for producing a quality product at a price that most musicians can afford!
Mark Pollard, Drummer for M80, Sioux Falls, SD

I absolutely love the Prodigy FX. Just bought it and it is an amazing work of art! Dean Hughes

I have apair of your speaker.The B52 scoop.I love them.Trying to see more of your products.I'm going to get some more scoop from yall. DJ Deek

Thankx for your service..I love your Speakers.

I'm just starting out as a professional DJ. I have only performed at one or two clubs, both of which used B-52s exclusively. I was very impressed by the range and projection of the units, and have finally decided to branch out and start my own Business. James Baze

i have a b-52 matrix i LOVE IT was wondering about buying just the amp like in that system nothing wrong with mine just would like to have another one. michael lyons

I have owned B-52 products in the past and have been very satisfied with the quality. I just want to see what's new. Thanks. John Belmont

I have been DJ'ing since 1974. The B-52 Matrix systems are the killer kings!!!! I have the 2000, 1000 even the 200. These things are the grunts of the DJ world. They do all the work and sound fantastic. Don't show me any of those fu fu speakers. I'll never buy anything else than B-52. I wish you guys had been around 33 years ago. Scooter Davis DJ

I was using a mesa-boogie preamp and a marshall poweramp. I have since switched over to an AT-100 head and I LOVE the sound I have now. I have tried all the mesa heads, and none of them sound as good as my AT-100!!!! - Ryan Thornton

I've had my AT-100 for about 2 years now. Most people will tell you that if you dont buy a mesa or a marshall or something else famous you are getting jipped. Ive played along side mesas, homebrew amps and Marshalls. all I can say is if somebody blindfolded me and unplugged my guitar from the AT-100 and put it into a marshall or some other over priced over rated bank robber I would start playing and be extremely unsatisfied. The tone that is created between the Sovtek 5881's and through the electro harmonix 12ax7's can't be described by comparing it to another famous amp. This amp by sound has the fullest most focused tubish sparkle out of any amp i've tested it to. The sovtek 5881's that come stock sound so full and warm. B-52 was also really awesome about informing me how to bias it to use other power tubes. I tried several other power tubes. GE 6l6gc's, RCA blackplate 6l6gc's, electroharmonix 6l6gc's. I finaly found my favorite which is the SED 6l6gc's. I bought my self a quad that bias cold and put em in and biased and bam. amazing tone. Ive been using the SED tubes for about 4 months now and this amp still sounds amazing. If any body says they dont like this amp because it looks cheap just because of price they are wrong. - Will Newberry

I have a pair of your 18" Folded Subs, they are AWESOME! I am looking at purchasing something to stack on top of them, what do you recommend? I will be lifting them by myself. Right now I have a pair of "Steel Sound" dual 12's. LOVE YOUR SUBS! Have had them about a year and a half. - Marvin Stewart

Worked as a DJ in Slidell, Louisiana. Used a B-52 Matrix 2000, and nuemark cd mix-2. Loved the sound and portablity of the Matrix 2000. Chad - Winter Park, FL

i saw the band TITANIUM BLACK play in phoenix,ny and both guitarists were using b-52s and they sounded awesome! after talking to them they were telling me how great they were and played a little bit for me after the show,they are truly awesome sounding amps and i would love to get one.cant wait to see the catalog! don carpenter, Auburn

I tried a b-52 amp out at Guitar Center and fell in love! TheFORCE Smith

Hey guys. Thanks for the great amp. After my Crate blew up for the second time in 6 months, I walked into GC to just look around and get some ideas about another amp. I had no intention of buying an amp on the spot. Especially after seeing the usual Marshals and Mesas with the huge price tags. By chance, I spotted the B-52 AT212 sitting all by itself with an unbelievable price tag on it. At first I thought there must be something wrong with it. I hadn't really heard much about B-52 before. When I saw that it was 100 watts, I was even more inclined to walk away since I definitely didn't need that much power. However, the salesperson talked me into plugging it in and giving it a try. WOW! Even with the crappy Schechter guitar with the rusty strings that I used, it sounded awesome, even at low volume. Clean, dirty or total crunch all sounded great. I ended up taking it home with me that night. It sounds even better now that I have broken it in a little bit since then. I have both a Gibson LP and a Strat, and although I prefer playing the LP, I must admit that this amp seems to be the perfect match for a Stratocaster. That's not to imply that the LP doesn't also sound amazing through it. The only small concern I had (other than the weight), was the amount of heat that was generated and you guys addressed that immediately by sending me a fan assembly to keep the tubes cooler. Thanks again and keep up the great work. Jbow00       

When I started out on my quest for a half stack there was main driving factor, I didn't have much money. I played amp heads and cabinets and such from Marshall to the cheaper Vox's, nothing gave me the clean like I wanted. When I started reading about B-52 stuff the main thing that attracted me to it was that they were made in the U.S.A. and didn't cost $3000 bucks! I went down to Guitar Center in Birmingham, Alabama and played through the solid state version, yes the cheap version. I've had bad luck with tubes and had a plan in mind to get that tube sound. Now, almost a year later, the head and the cabinet are doing better than most married couples! I have the head running through a sonic maximizer, compressor with gate control, a tube preamp, with a Morley old old optical compressor/volume pedal. I love it, absolutely love it! From Allman brothers riffs to Taking Back Sunday, Explosions In the Sky, it is amazing! The only channel I use is my clean, the distortions were great in the beginning, but our band doesn't really have that heavy of a sound, think more like Weezer of Foo-Fighters. We recently played a show with a band that used an Orange head with a Zinky cab and even he came up and was amazed at how crisp and warm my guitar sounded, this coming from a guy using an ORANGE! With one studio recording behind it, one live recording, and another studio recording soon to take place, I feel NO SHAME, WHATSOEVER in taking my $700.00 half stack against anything. PERIOD. B-52 stay true and keep it coming from within the U.S.A.! Hopefully someday we can make an endorsement venture!?!?! Blake Kinney, Braver By the 2nd, Cullman, Alabama

I bought my system from Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend. After doing some extensive research before buying our company’s FOH, I decided that the ACT’s specs will comply for what I was looking for: price and performance. We recently used 2 stacks composed of ACT 1515x (x2) and ACT 18X (x2) per side as FOH at “Festival Calle Orange” (Orange Ave. Latino Fest) in Orlando, FL. At first, few stage crew members and sponsors were and made skeptical comments. They thought that such small amount of speakers will not make it.  When I did sound check, they immediately change their mind. The stage manager told me: "It’s a deceiving system, I’m way impressed with the sound”.  The ACT’s were cranked up non-stop from 9am until 8pm. The amps were all cool from start to end. The highs were not rigged, since mine are not the F type. Instead, they were installed on a 7’ side raiser per side, on a 30’wide stage, having an impressive long throw and dispersion (no need of a center fill). Subs were at ground level under each raiser. I measured a clean 95-100 dB @ 225 feet, with an excellent definition of the whole spectrum. I’m planning to expand with more ACT-F’s to rig them next time.  If you’re looking for price and performance, this is it!
Attached are some pictures, for those non-believers… Abdel, from Central Audio

I have 2 15inch B-52 DJ speaker and had a 1 18inch speaker that lasted me 10yrs and I bought all 3 speakers @ the same time back in 1992,so I know B-52 speakers and its company can be trusted with good quality products that will last a long time. Alex Portillo

I own a Matrix 1000 and I'm very happy with the overall performance. Specially the 10" speakers. I'm interested in a pair of SR12 or SR15 ---- or SL12 or SL17. Live performance PA- sound reinforcement in small Clubs or Halls would be our main use. Raymond

I have looked on in amazement at the products your company has been producing in the last 5 years and foudn the At-112 60 watt all-tube amplifier too nice sounding to pass it by. Evan M Grennan

Attended the NAMM show and met Brian AKA "the rev" and had a great time...solid product line. Thank you. Sean Wilson

I love your CABS!!! Your Lower end 4x12 is a beast, I reloaded it with 2 V30's and 2xGreenbacks in an X and it is beautiful!!! No one is making this quality of cab for that price. Even your ST-412 pre-loaded with V30 is an unbeatable deal... THANK YOU!!! Thomas Christopoulos

I have bought 4 of these compact subwoofers and love them - G. Petgrave

Always interested in new technology in speakers (I love my FX-1515X Speakers)They Were Def. the best investment i ever made - john

B-52 LX18... The best speaker in my whole system. Cody Rowe

I own three of your guitar amps. I must say, they are absolutely amazing, they blow Marshalls and Peaveys away. Vin Cerniglia

own a half stack with AT-100 headed. gotta say: it kicks ass! ben rigby


Heard the Stealth series at small venue concert, extremely impressed by depth of tone, warmth, quality of sound. Have used Fender (Dual Showman 15, Fender Twin with JBL D120's thru Bandmaster cab with D-120's), Crate, Marshall, Gibson amps; heard of B52 but never played thru or listened to them until concert. Made a very big impression. Howard Patzke

B52 loudspeakers are better that any of the leading brands in professional audio. Alene Blas E. Mecenas

OK, I am a mobile DJ who has 4-5 guys that work for me each and every weekend.  We do weddings, parties, corporate gigs all the time.  It was time to invest in some new gear and I really did my homework.  I was looking for something that was punchy, loud and portable.  I looked at all the brands but kept coming back to the Matrix B-52.  All the DJ feedback was positive about the systems.  I went out and purchased the 2000 series.  WOW!  I was blown away!  I was so impressed that I went out and bought the 1000 series too!  I am very picky on my audio. B-52 Matrix really floored me with their clarity, power and portability.
I recommend any mobile DJ to really check out these systems.  They definitely rock the house
Joe Race

I went to Guitar center to buy a Mesa and came home with an AT-100. How the hell did that happen?? I’ll tell you how, kickass amp, excellent value, whats not to like. Our other guitarist who plays Marshall, didn’t like it one bit….he wants one too.  WOW !!! Kudos B-52 !!!!!!!

I just purchased an At-212 from guitar center. I am very impressed. The clean channel amazes me. I play a custom Tele made of mesquite and this amp brings out all of the tonal qualities of this guitar. I love it. jbbjgil

Hi folks at B-52
Well what can i say ? i feel very lucky to be the first on this side of the pond to own this kit, I dont think i will be the only one for long though ! I am using the B-52 AT100 and 4X12 Cab, i have been playing guitar for nearly 20 years and never have i heard a 100 watt head sound this loud or clear and precise, welcome to the UK B-52 have fun ! ! i think Jim needs to be on his guard Mmmm and the guys in California you know who you are. A Very happy English man
Mark Daniels

Bought your LG4x12v  cabinet and for over 2 years i've been rockin' touring this cabinet. Gives me clear low end buttom. thanks again. Rex

Hard Core Loud Music Lover. Heavy Metal
I was sick and tied of blowing 15" drivers.
Got myself a set of B52's. Wow.
The only thing I'll blow now will be my brains and relationship with neibours.
What a product.
Andrew, Sydney Australia.

I use 6 of these (LX-18V2) with my band "Sirius Black" What a value, we bring down the house in large venues.....great product! I recommended these to my AV company.
- Michael, New Haven

I am very glad to see a product made in the US. So far I am very impressed with the quality of construction and performance of the B52 Matrix 2000.
- Ted Lawrence

I am sure b-52s will find new owners over and over again - Thanks Brad

I have just seen and played your guitar amps in Guitar Center
Arizona. And thease blow away my Marshalls!! They look great and sound
great! The Stealth is hot!! - JJ & BT

I'm interested in all your products so send me everything you have thank you!
p.s. I own 2 of your LX-218's they really kick ass!
- Eric, New Haven

i just bought the 100 watt tube/solid state head for guitar and it is amazing. i compared it against other leading heads and i found it to be far better.
- Michael, Knightdale

You guys are sweet
- Nick, Zionsville

Own the V2s wouldn't own anything but
- Riley, Rapid City

Thanks for all the great products you guys have made keep up the good work. your equipment i well worth the money
- Jonathon, Salinas

I was walking in a mall and noticed a B-52 speaker setup that impressed me and I wanted to learn more about the products

Thanks a bunch guys, The AT-100 Sounds amasing!
- Joel, Brandon

Just a few lines to let you know that I have on several occasions, have had the ability to personally hear and observed a rather large assortment of products in a sound reinforcement install, under optimal conditions, due to the fact, numerous other manufacturers were in use in this install, and under ideal listening conditions.
Therefore, I was in the perfect position to have hours of a vitural laboratory listening experience. Clearly, the B-52 bass horns were very clean, powerful, wide open and very naturally dynamic. The B-52 bass units were the dual 18" in a quantity of four, floor mounted and configured in a (V configuration).
This event of course was some time back and I clearly was impressed. And, as an owner of a long standing sound Manhattan based company owner (24-yrs), established June, 1983.
- Frank, New York

I purchased a B-52 AT100 amp head with the B-52 412A and its a ROCKER!!! - Kyle, Supply

I'm a bassplayer that loves speakers and i've played through B-52s in various clubs and hear them crank! Phat bass!!
- Marcus, Sydney, Australia

LX-15 are awesomelooking for two more plus the double folded horns
- Scott, Terre Haute

We as a company use nothing but B-52 for sound. We have SR-15 LX215V and LX18V sobwoofer so we play a wide varity or rooms and halls. We love your product
- Scott, New Berlin

Awesome Sounding Speaker systems
- Dave, Gainesville

I got a pair of b-52slx218 they are awsome
- Martin, Hollis

i heard some of the equipment in a live venue...........impressed with the sound
- Ben, Cookesville

I have the matrix1000 and love it just expanding to the 2000 series
- Chris, New Haven

I own 2- b52 18 lx, these are awsome, excellent low end.
- Basone, Akron

You have the quality product,so we are interested in your product.
- Madan, Dehli

i love B 52 thay sound really pure and its not what you pay for is what you get, you get a lot more i love them
- Codisiah, CADILLAC

I have a B 52 AT 100 that I purchased from Guitar Center in Merrillville, Indiana. I want to tell you that I am so very pleased with this amp head. There is such a thing to guitarists that I have called "the elusive dirty tone", which is basically the gain sound on the amp to me, and this is it. I really cannot believe it but I have found a kick in the ass gain-dirt sound and all I can say is a big "thank you to B 52 for making this product the way you've made it and at the price you've made it available". I have been playing for over 20 years now and I love this amp so much that I am so afraid that something may happen to it that I might have to have another one as a spare or standby.
- Michael, Chesterton

Best guitar amps ever. Sound fantastic
- Stefano, Chesterfield

I'm a DJ looking to upgrade my sound system to something that'll blow the doors off high school dances with about 1500-2000 people in an oversize gym... and someone recommended your sound equipment... and your SPL ratings and power look pretty good!
- Adam, Grosse Point

i am rocking the best amp i have herd in a while
- Samir, Post Falls

I just picked up the AT-100 Combo amp and I am very inpressed. I would like to see all of the other products you have. I can not believe I have been walking past your products for years and just now gave them a test drive. I wish I would have tested something out sooner. Great sound, craftsmanship & price. KEEP IT UP!
- Alan, O'Fallon

Just bought the AT-100 head & straight cab. Just wanted to say thanks for making such a great product and keeping such a low price. Thanks for keeping it all possible for the little guys!
- Geisler, Cary

I purchased the Act 18's and I love them. The Act 15-15's were still in developement at that time so I purchased the Mackie SA 1521's. I now want to uses the Mackies for monitors and want to increase the power of the Mains. I figured what better choice than the Act 15-15's for my top end and a passive set of Act 18's to increase my Main lower end.
- Paul, Carthage

i own the lg series 4 (12's) cab. Its got a great look and output.
- Steve, Santa Ana

I recently switched to the B-52 AT-100 and am completely floored by the tone. Our other guitarist made the switch as well. My group is getting ready to go on an national tour.
- Jeremy, Easley

We are very impressed with the B-52 equipment we have and are looking into getting more.
- Rex, Fruita

I own the at-100 head and love it
- Deek

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