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Rob Spence

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Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:36:59 pm »

So, I am looking for a couple of smaller speakers. The picture in my head is QSC K10 sized.

I like the back panel on the original K12s but not so much the weight.

These would be for talking heads sorta things, small folk group settings or, over a sub, small party playback.

Likely will be looking for gently used.

What’s good out there?

Thanks


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Robert Piascik

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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 12:42:27 pm »

QSC K10?
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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 12:56:10 pm »

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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 01:19:30 pm »

What's your budget?

At the bottom end, I still like my Yamaha DBR10. I keep one for small parties and the like. Plug in a mic + MP3 player and off you go. Sometimes I lend it for bigger parties, where it gets a 21" sub to do the low stuff. Sure, the DBR10 gets congested pretty quickly when you push it, but hey, they're cheap, sound half-decent and have proven difficult to break so far.

A step up would probably be a DXR8. Smaller, and likely more clean output than a DBR10. Haven't tried them side-by-side.

Past those, sky's the limit.

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Chrysander 'C.R.' Young

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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 01:32:55 pm »

+1 to the suggestions so far, but also look at the EV ZXA1.  Great sounding little speaker.
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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 01:37:40 pm »

Have sold several DXR10s to clients looking for similar solutions and they've all been happy.

I'm considering replacing our aging SOS rental stock with them, too.

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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 01:50:59 pm »

So, I am looking for a couple of smaller speakers. The picture in my head is QSC K10 sized.

I like the back panel on the original K12s but not so much the weight.

These would be for talking heads sorta things, small folk group settings or, over a sub, small party playback.

Likely will be looking for gently used.

What’s good out there?

Thanks


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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 02:35:48 pm »

So, I am looking for a couple of smaller speakers. The picture in my head is QSC K10 sized.

I like the back panel on the original K12s but not so much the weight.

These would be for talking heads sorta things, small folk group settings or, over a sub, small party playback.

Likely will be looking for gently used.

What’s good out there?

Thanks


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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 03:11:02 pm »

So, I am looking for a couple of smaller speakers. The picture in my head is QSC K10 sized.

I like the back panel on the original K12s but not so much the weight.

These would be for talking heads sorta things, small folk group settings or, over a sub, small party playback.

Likely will be looking for gently used.

What’s good out there?

I recently purchased two JBL PRX710's and am really pleased with them. They are about 4 lbs. heavier than the DXR10 but also can be found for about $100 less.
My only dislike with these is the lack of a wedge angle but a piece of audio wood fixes that.



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Re: Smallish 2 way SOS powered boxes
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 03:28:55 pm »

K10's or K8's. Tough to beat.  Tough to kill.  Rent like mad for me...  along with k12's...
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