So we've been looking to get some new speakers. We do a lot of bands but mostly DJs. Been looking at these speakers. http://www.pksound.ca/loudspeakers/cx215-60/ Along with these subshttp://www.pksound.ca/loudspeakers/cx800/This is all tenative, as of right now, we're thinking of getting 2x CX800 (dual 18 subs) and 2x cx-215 (main speakers point source). Though it is likely in a year or two (or whenever the money happens) we will want to double up, I feel as though 4x of each would put us at a really good spot for ability to handle larger shows.Now to my question, the main speaker comes in two version for coverage pattern, a 60 degree and a 90 degree for the horizontal (both at 40 degree vertical) I know having just one per side 90 would be ideal. But if we were to get 2 per side, would having 90 be too wide? Would it be easier to go with 60 and suffer slight "power lane" issues for the ability to more easily add extra boxes down the line? This is a purchase we've been considering for a good while now and really want to make the best decision possible. Also looking for recommendations for any other speaker manufacture. I know bassboss has some subs with good low extension. Thanks for any input on either of these questions!
Thanks for the reply. Right now we have a Yamaha Club speakers. 4x 15" main cabinets and 4x dual 18" cabinets and 4x 12" wedges. We really like the sound quality, but we've had a few outdoors gigs that just didn't quite have the power to handle the event as well as I would have liked. Also the subs don't quite have the depth and punch that I've heard from other higher end subs. I know several popular DJ's have toured with these speakers and have lauded them, that's what turned me onto them in the first place. Also they have similar dimensions to our current speakers so we wouldn't have to worry about a change in transportation for the time being. As far as cross renting, I don't believe there are any other PK speakers in my area, at least that I know of.
I did find a different spec sheet on the model you're looking at, and they published polars-horizontal and vertical...but only for 2khz, 4khz, and 8khz.Might just as well left them off.
In general, most applications do not require the 170-180 degrees of coverage that would typically be provided by two properly splayed 90 degree horizontal boxes. At the same time, many applications may work better with more than a single nominal 60 degree horizontal box. So the choice for pattern may come down to your most common applications and how often a single box or two boxes per side would likely be used.
Thanks to everyone for all the input. Interesting you guys were able to find a test. version of the site with different polar charts, I find that helpful. I think this quote from Brad perfectly sums up my problem. ... yep ... definitely a dilemma...I was talking to another speaker manufacture (Bassboss), they have switchable lenses for their high frequency driver. He said it could be either 30 degrees or 90 degrees with a simple swap. Is it really that easy?? I want to talk to PK and see if they have a similar option. Which actually brings up another question but I'll wait a bit on that...John, I have not had a chance to listen to these speakers in person. I just have heard good things and the specs seem to add up. They do seem as though they would be at least a noticable bit louder then the yamahas. Though you bring up a good point, will they be that much better??? I am not totally sure, I know they will be louder but how much more is uncertain. I know the subs will have better low extension and will give a punch I didn't have before. But since I will be halving my number of boxes it will maybe nullify the change? It seems as though each cabinet is approx ~7-8 db louder per box. That doesn't seem like a whole lot in my mind. I know loudness =/= quality but at least I wont be distorting them as easily. Also you're right Dick, I did say ideal! I guess I mean within the realms of our reality at this point in time Once again thanks for all the input!
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