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Mike Sullivan

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RCF HD32a and SUB-8004as
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:10:11 pm »

If you've seen my other topics, you've seen I'm switching for a slightly bulky (for one person) QSC KW rig (KW153 over 2 KW181 per side) to something more lightweight for my bar gigs and small outdoor festivals.  I had been contemplating a system with 2 RCF ART722's over 4 SUB 718as speakers, but after some more research and thinking, I've been looking at the RCF HD32a and the SUB 8004as, with a single one of each per side.  The tops would be almost half the weight of the KW153, and the subs are slightly heavier than the KW181, but they give a nice professional look and I've been told the 8004 would outrun the KW181's.  Has anyone used either and can comment on them?  Mostly live sound gigs, pretty much small bar bands and some small to medium outdoor festivals (plus depending on how these sound I may end up purchasing the 8006 with a bigger rig for my larger stuff)...they will be paired with ART 312a monitors (or possibly HD12a's at some point.

And yes, I have seen the video reviews on them, it seems a lot of people like the HDL32a over the ZXA5 and the PRX600 series speakers.
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Re: RCF HD32a and SUB-8004as
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 05:19:14 am »

I recently purchased a couple of RCF Sub 8004's. They go lower and sound louder than the 8003's I previously owned. I've actually used one 8004 in small venues where two 8003's were required for the same job (bands and dj's I usually work with). Recently one of the subs though suddenly stopped working, I guess for a probable factory defect, so I have to send it out to RCF for repairing.

If you've seen my other topics, you've seen I'm switching for a slightly bulky (for one person) QSC KW rig (KW153 over 2 KW181 per side) to something more lightweight for my bar gigs and small outdoor festivals.  I had been contemplating a system with 2 RCF ART722's over 4 SUB 718as speakers, but after some more research and thinking, I've been looking at the RCF HD32a and the SUB 8004as, with a single one of each per side.  The tops would be almost half the weight of the KW153, and the subs are slightly heavier than the KW181, but they give a nice professional look and I've been told the 8004 would outrun the KW181's.  Has anyone used either and can comment on them?  Mostly live sound gigs, pretty much small bar bands and some small to medium outdoor festivals (plus depending on how these sound I may end up purchasing the 8006 with a bigger rig for my larger stuff)...they will be paired with ART 312a monitors (or possibly HD12a's at some point.

And yes, I have seen the video reviews on them, it seems a lot of people like the HDL32a over the ZXA5 and the PRX600 series speakers.
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Re: RCF HD32a and SUB-8004as
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 12:26:45 pm »

I recently purchased a couple of RCF Sub 8004's. They go lower and sound louder than the 8003's I previously owned. I've actually used one 8004 in small venues where two 8003's were required for the same job (bands and dj's I usually work with). Recently one of the subs though suddenly stopped working, I guess for a probable factory defect, so I have to send it out to RCF for repairing.

Have you ever compared them to, say, the QSC KW181 or JBL PRX 618XLF's?  I use the KW181's now, and I'm trying to lighten my load for small shows.
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Re: RCF HD32a and SUB-8004as
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 02:54:13 pm »

Hi there,

I am also very interested in the performance of this RCF sub, can you tell me more about this SUB .

Does it go louder and deeper then the Yorkville LS801P ?

Compared to the old 8003, is there really such a noticeable difference ( I know price was its $900 or so more expensive.

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Renard from Curacao
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 03:08:18 pm »

I've never heard the Yorkville and QSC subs, the company I mainly work for has four JBL 618 XLF's, which are roughly equivalent to the RCF 8003's, but the 8004's beat the JBL's both in output and low freq extension... I'm really impressed with the performance of this sub
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 03:55:36 pm »

thanks for your reply.

I am waiting for the Electro-voice ETX subs to come out in order to decide if I am going the RCF route or the EV-ETX route.

Renard from Curacao
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 07:07:00 am »

I've never heard the Yorkville and QSC subs, the company I mainly work for has four JBL 618 XLF's, which are roughly equivalent to the RCF 8003's, but the 8004's beat the JBL's both in output and low freq extension... I'm really impressed with the performance of this sub

Good to hear.  The XLF's are almost even with the KW181's, they do have a bit more of a punchier output.

thanks for your reply.

I am waiting for the Electro-voice ETX subs to come out in order to decide if I am going the RCF route or the EV-ETX route.

Renard from Curacao

From what it seems, the ETX is looking to compete with QSC KW and JBL PRX.  Whether they stack up well is yet to be seen.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 10:26:03 am »

Mike,

Thanks for sharing your experiences so far.

Why di you choose to buy the 8004sub instea of the NXS25-A sub or the NXS21-A sub ?

Renard from Curacao
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 02:02:40 pm »

Mike,

Thanks for sharing your experiences so far.

Why di you choose to buy the 8004sub instea of the NXS25-A sub or the NXS21-A sub ?

Renard from Curacao

I haven't purchased it yet.  Right now, the reason I'm choosing an 8004 is the price range..I'm trying to sell my current system to pay for the entire system, and the HD32a over the SUB-8004 is in a range where I can easily sell my equipment.
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Re: RCF HD32a and SUB-8004as
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 02:48:53 pm »

Hi Mike,

It seems the 8004 sub is more expensive then the NXS25 or the NXS21, at least that is what I have been told.

RGDS.

Renard from Curacao
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