I was going to post something along those lines but deferred. How can a working knowledge of EQ'ing not be essential to the task of setting up and running a system? Why not just make up a one page hand-out to go along with the gear: how to use GEQ to ring out your mains/monitors AND how to build a quick, workable mix.
How it can not be essential: it will be used in a single set up with fixed mains, so for the mains it is not needed. As for the monitors, if they don't feedback, there's no need to fix it. That's what I'm thinking, they won't feedback. Maybe they will, and they'll need EQ, I definitely agree. And sure they can be trained for it, but I'm thinking it won't be necessary due to low sound levels. I guess I'll find out.So now we agree, can we get back to the original question about monitors that fit the needs?
Hi all,My first post here, but I've been reading a lot in the past. I'm looking to buy active monitors, and would like to hear your suggestions. They will be used on a small stage, so low angle ±30º is preferable. Most of the time there'll be vocals, guitar and keys on them, no need for real low or high SPL. I prefer quality over SPL. They will be ran straight out of an A&H WZ 16:2, no EQ or processing as they will also be used by amateur sound guys. This is why I want them to be powered, with good integrated limiting. I need four, of which two will also have to double as a PA in a small 20x20ft room. Budget is tight, around 700EUR (~900$) a piece.JBL PRX 612M was my best contender, until I discovered it is at an angle of 60 degrees, pointing at your legs on a small stage.Other options so far are dB F(M) 10/12, QSC K 10/12. Used is also an option, but I'm a bit scared of that, I want them to last long.Please don't suggest anything you haven't heard
Thanks for the great suggestions.As for the coaxial options mentioned, is it recommendable to use these as PA too?
http://altoproaudio.com/products/sxm112aThey have a pot in the back with over a dozen different contours which will probably suffice in lieu of outboard EQ. Good sounding, nice 60 conical pattern and small footprint. Fit and finish are very nice as well and the price is right around $300. I have a pair which I've been using for a year and a half and they're a nice utility speaker, being pole-mountable as well.The folks for whom I've used them have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of sound for the size. Forum member Montez Carter has a dozen of them which have served him well. PM him for his experience.
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