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SRX725 with Crown XTI-6000 or SRX835p

SRX725 with Crown XTI-6000
- 7 (46.7%)
SRX835P
- 8 (53.3%)

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Tracy Stewart

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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 09:39:39 pm »

I like my 725 more than anything else I've heard.  I also like that they are 70* output.  I think 835 are 90* for crummy splaying.  Also the 835 don't sit as high up, and there's something about a 2x15 that moves air.  :-D

I agree the 725s sound awesome.  The 835s are actually 60 degree which is pretty cool.  I am still undecided but listening.  Thanks for all of the replies.
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 09:44:57 pm »

I'm guessing you mean the Crown xti6002 rather than the xti6000?
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 10:31:22 pm »

I like my 725 more than anything else I've heard. . . . and there's something about a 2x15 that moves air.  :-D

I think I agree that the double 15's of the SRX725 can move more air, and I have heard some very carefully crossed over and equalized 725's sound very acceptable.  But acoustic instruments and vocals just never sound as smooth and natural as they do with the SRX 835P's to me.  This is especially true with female vocals.  For Metal and Rock with male vocals, I might give a really well tuned SRX725 system the edge, especially in level.  For Jazz, Pop, most Christian, theater, Bluegrass, and Country (especially with female vocals), the SRX 835P is much better IMHO.
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 10:49:36 pm »

One thing I noticed from forums and discussions, people who migrated from passive speakers and amp's to powered speakers like the 835p's, most of them are happy because it's sound better, no amp rack to carry, better speaker protection, in built efficient and matched amp module, better control(custom eq, fir filters)e.t.c. But properly powered/matched amp and passive speakers can get bit more louder.
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 07:18:26 am »

I'm guessing you mean the Crown xti6002 rather than the xti6000?

Yes. 6002 or two 4002 bridged.
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 09:13:27 am »

Tracy,

Think about this from an  R O I perspective. To me it's a kind of lateral move. Yeah, I suppose the new speakers are going to sound a little better, but enough to make the investment? In the past I have used the SRX system biamped and it sounded great. But, there's an amp rack. The SRX-P's are a little heavier than the unpowered ones...trade off! Less to transport...worth the investment?!  What do your clients require? Do they care? Can you pay for new stuff quickly? No heaven speaker cables...bonus. XLR's that get abused by bands, foot traffic and vehicle traffic break quickly.  What else can make you more money? 

Good Luck.

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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2017, 10:07:32 am »

Yes. 6002 or two 4002 bridged.

It has been my experience that 1 xti6002 is more than adequate to power a pair of 725's

And it doesn't present all the issues of bridging multiple amps
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2017, 11:10:35 am »

I was debating making a similar move last year. I was thinking of going from SRX 725 & 728s with Itech 8000s to the 835 & 828 combo. After asking questions here and doing some research I'm still lugging my amp rack around. To me it was a side step for the events I do. My clients don't care if I use amps or not.
I find myself asking the same question again, this time it's because my amps are getting long in the tooth and they have reached EOL with Crown. This time I'm looking at amps and not self powered speakers.
Keep in mind that it's not only buying the 835s but all the necessary cabling, possibly power distribution that comes along with it.

PS..... It's hard to beat a properly powered and tuned SRX 700 rig.
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 11:42:25 am »

For Metal and Rock with male vocals, I might give a really well tuned SRX725 system the edge, especially in level.  For Jazz, Pop, most Christian, theater, Bluegrass, and Country (especially with female vocals), the SRX 835P is much better IMHO.

I pretty much agree with this post. It depends on what you are doing. I would also add DJ events to the "keep the SRX725s" column - especially if you are doing anything outdoors that require everything you've got.

I would also ask a few questions about the reliability of the amp modules before you make the plunge. I'm going to defer to SRX8xx-P owners on that one, but for now I'm still holding onto my passive SRX.
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Re: Srx 725 dilemma
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2017, 01:49:32 pm »

A big thing to consider is can you make more money by changing your speakers. If not, why do it?


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