A week ago I had my fourth gig with my pop/rock band. It was in an small venue with a pretty small place to setup a six people band (singer, drums, guitar, bass, sax and keys). But, well, we managed to setup and, after some problems with the venue audio system, we went for individual amps for guitar, bass and keys, acoustic for drums and sax and venue PA for our singer.
So I used my Behringer K1800FX amplifier for that. I know it is not an stellar amp but it was powerful enough and should have done the trick… if it had kept working more than five and a half songs (of the planned 17) 😆. When we were in the middle of a rock song, it just died. Without any previous hint of failure. Not it was being abused, just perhaps running at 60% of power.
I had to fastly find a way out of my situation and replaced it with my monitor, a Behringer B205D which flawlessly worked to the end of the gig. That one was at about 80-90% but kept doing its job.
I am in the process of fixing the K1800FX (you can see that in my website at: EB5AGV Behringer K1800FX repair ) but I wonder if I could trust this has been just an isolated fault or it is best for me to get another amplifier and never ever trust that brand again.
I should say this amplifier was bought used a couple months ago, with low hours on it and we'll cared for, but it was manufactured in 2009.
Also, if you can share with me your keys amplifier setup, it would also help me to decide.