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Kirby Yarbrough

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recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« on: February 11, 2014, 08:49:27 am »

I currently use one or two QSC K8s as front fills for my little shows: good form factor, decent sound, very reliable, and can also be pole mounted for small events.  I'd like to take a step or two up from those, in the $2 - $2.5K per box range.  As front fills, it/they would be used with Fulcrum Acoustic FA12acs (over Fulcrum Acoustics' TS215ac powered subs, hopefully very soon).  What have you used and recommend for powered boxes that would be used primarily as front fills but also for SOS?  Strong preference for Powercon in and through, locking XLR in and through.  Preference for coaxial HF.
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Re: recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 09:19:09 am »

My favorite Front Fill/SOS/FOH Monitor are L-Acoustics 108P.
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Re: recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 09:35:23 am »

I currently use one or two QSC K8s as front fills for my little shows: good form factor, decent sound, very reliable, and can also be pole mounted for small events.  I'd like to take a step or two up from those, in the $2 - $2.5K per box range.  As front fills, it/they would be used with Fulcrum Acoustic FA12acs (over Fulcrum Acoustics' TS215ac powered subs, hopefully very soon).  What have you used and recommend for powered boxes that would be used primarily as front fills but also for SOS?  Strong preference for Powercon in and through, locking XLR in and through.  Preference for coaxial HF.

I second the recommendation for the L'Acoustics 108P. Great sounding box and within your price range.
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Re: recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 10:33:10 am »

Hey Kirby

I was recently in the search for front fills for my venue.  The L'acoustics 108 were my 2nd choice.  We are an all d&b house here so I ended up going with d&b E6 boxes and a D6 amp, but if I hadn't had the desire to stay with a single brand of PA I would have gone with the 108.  I demo'ed a pair here and they were fantastic.

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I currently use one or two QSC K8s as front fills for my little shows: good form factor, decent sound, very reliable, and can also be pole mounted for small events.  I'd like to take a step or two up from those, in the $2 - $2.5K per box range.  As front fills, it/they would be used with Fulcrum Acoustic FA12acs (over Fulcrum Acoustics' TS215ac powered subs, hopefully very soon).  What have you used and recommend for powered boxes that would be used primarily as front fills but also for SOS?  Strong preference for Powercon in and through, locking XLR in and through.  Preference for coaxial HF.
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Re: recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 01:00:07 pm »

Why not Fulcrum FA28AC with rotated horns? 

Or if you want to save a little money you could do FA28 powered by and amp on Level 2 processing like a Powersoft M20D.  That still sounds better than most of what's out there.

There's also CX986 or FX896.

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Re: recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 02:19:29 pm »

I use RCF NX10SMA or NX12SMAs as a center fill.  I wish I had TT08s instead for the form factor or for when I need all of my NX's as monitors.  http://www.rcf.it/products/touring-and-theatre/tt08-a.  They use powercon.  Street price seems to be around $2K but you can get them cheaper, I had a quote last year for around 1,200 if I remember right  I haven't heard the other recommended boxes, and I haven't heard the TT08s, but I do own TT22As and am very happy with them.
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Re: recommendations for powered front fill boxes
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 04:01:01 pm »

TT052As. I use these for misc fill with my TTL11A columns.

I would also consider the Tannoy VXP6, VXP8 or VXP8.2. I haven't personally used these coaxial boxes, but if the build and sound quality equal the larger VX12 models as I expect they would I would happy with them.
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