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Doug de Werd

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 05:43:12 pm »

Huge pile of horn cabs in a tray over the stage to look impressive but there was nothing in them.
Maybe not all of these were on.  Then again, being Texas (my father's from West Texas) maybe they were.  ;)

I checked from behind and they all had Neutrik connectors connected, and given the amount of comb filtering I heard, I would definitely say yes they were on!

Cheers,
Doug
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Mike Caldwell

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 08:33:59 pm »

I'm going to guess they use the same set up at every show, pile them up and point them all straight ahead.

More than likely that was their first ever big show so they called all their buddies, borrowed their equipment, piled it all up and called it rock and roll.

Bob Leonard

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 09:27:05 pm »

The SRX would have done the show by themselves even if more than 500 people had shown up. Such a shame, an $800 dollar backstop.
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John Fruits

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 09:56:55 pm »

Maybe they had sort of read something about that Wall of Sound thing and figured, "how hard can it be".
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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 07:49:37 am »

Maybe they had sort of read something about that Wall of Sound thing and figured, "how hard can it be".

Nope. "Hey, we're playing the "Big field", get all the speakers we can find..."
Chris.
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Keith Broughton

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 08:41:35 am »

$800!?!?!?!
And we wonder why customers expect so much for so little $
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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 07:22:00 am »

Ha, the (sad but) funny thing is they were hoping for 500+, but there was maybe 125.

FWIW, the guy organizing the thing told me he paid the sound company $800 for this, plus 2 crew (who also sat in with one of the bands).

Cheers,
Doug

They were negotiating ransom. For $1600, half the speakers would have stayed home.
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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 09:56:07 am »

Unfortunately some event coordinators are "impressed" by a setup like this, so this guy will get the job over a guy with a pair of SM80s and some TH118s, since it "looks more impressive".
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Mike Caldwell

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2017, 10:18:18 am »

Unfortunately some event coordinators are "impressed" by a setup like this, so this guy will get the job over a guy with a pair of SM80s and some TH118s, since it "looks more impressive".

Unfortunately true.

Jeff Lelko

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Re: Speaker stack from last weekend
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2017, 11:54:45 am »

Unfortunately true.

Yep.  I've been in that situation many times, having to explain why I'm quoting XXX for only 4 speakers when this other guy is quoting half the price for 12 speakers!  I already have my canned "Not all speakers are created equally" and "Sometimes less is more" speech ready to go for clients like that...  And for what it's worth I generally quote for the service, not on a per-speaker rate, but some clients like to see a system spec'd out on quote (which of course opens the door for non-apples to apples comparisons between vendors). 
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