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 11 
 on: Today at 11:46:33 am 
Started by Gus Housen - Last post by Bob Leonard
Beam blockers have a use in the guitar world, but it's totally dependent on the cabinet type, speaker brand, and the sound you want coming from the cabinet. Many players use them, but you'll find that most of those players rely on massive amounts of treble in order to obtain "that" sound. Some use them to control stage levels, and still others use them just "because".

Most of the bands I work with, and my own tone, relies on an articulate sound that can only be heard through a good amp with good speakers. Start adding massive amounts of distortion and that all goes away.

Leo Fender spent as much time with his cabinets as he did with the amplifier circuits. His choice of speakers may have been predicated by what was available at the time. Jensen, UTAH, CTS, all made good speakers, and each had their own tone. Leo was very aware of the needs of the American guitarist and favored headroom above all else. His cabinets incorporated many innovations unheard of at the time. Tone rings, modified cutouts, baffle board type and thickness, cabinet material and size, open or closed back. That quest for the ultimate tone is copied to this day so something was done right which can't be denied. What Leo never used was a beam blocker, something I'll never recommend, or see a use for myself. All that being said, whatever floats the boat is fine by me.

And PS - Dick Dale did not invent or recommend the creation of the venerable D120. That was done by a JBL employee, Harvey Gerst. Read more here.

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?5142-Harvey-Gerst-D130

 12 
 on: Today at 11:08:20 am 
Started by Chris Edwards - Last post by Bob Leonard
The list of manufacturers under the Harman umbrella seems to be almost endless at times, and Samsung, like any other uuuuge company will weed out the marginal products and non money makers. The JBL, dbx, Soundcraft, and Harman's other premier brands have names synonymous with quality  and customer loyalty. I haven't heard of any issues, and based on what I know about Samsung, don't anticipate any radical changes in support or quality. My best guess would be that Samsung will leave most of the Harman brands alone with either business as usual or more money spent for improvement of those brands.

 13 
 on: Today at 10:56:54 am 
Started by Ital-Rolando - Last post by Bob Leonard
Starting in the days of old and analog I grew into a habit of instruments then vocals. This made sense to me then because many larger consoles seemed to be split in the middle, and I'm right handed. Silly I guess, but that's how it started for me. Of course it didn't matter at all when your first PA is a Bogen. In those days it was vocals left to right across the stage and across the knobs. Whatever was left was used for instruments, if any.

Today I live in the digital world and assign instruments to layer 1, vocals to layer 2, left to right DCA, matrix, groups, as needed usually on another layer.

 14 
 on: Today at 10:20:33 am 
Started by Ryan Northrup - Last post by Douglas R. Allen
It's been a long time since I've posted!! I want to add more oomph to my cover bands PA. I have owned the LS800p and absolutely LOVED them. LOVED THEM!! I ended up selling them to a close friend and started using my HPR 181s. In my opinion , they pale in comparison. I am missing that Yorkville "punch". I was going to order another pair of LS800's (which have since been replaced with the 801s) , but the. I noticed the 2100p. I can literally get 4 - 1801s for the price of a pair of 2100s , but I wanted to ask the experts if the 2100p was worth the extra dough.
 Also , it looks like the LS1801 is being discontinued for the new ES18P. Does anyone have details about the major differences, or hear any demos ? Thanks for the help folks!!

I'd go with these.     http://yorkville.com/subwoofers/elite/product/es18p/

Replacement to the LS801pb and have a different shape and features. I have the LS801pb myself but if I had to replace them I would with these.

Douglas R. Allen

 15 
 on: Today at 10:09:58 am 
Started by Pedro Marques - Last post by Ivan Beaver
Hi Pedro,

Others are correct about the fact that by changing your driver you won't keep the limit light from coming on. The only gain that could be made would be if the "RCF" woofer would have a higher sensitivity rating than the original. This would possibly give you more output, which I assume your trying to achieve being these are not very powerful subs.


There is a lot more than a "simple sensitivity rating" that tells how loud a particular loudspeaker driver is.

Unless the ratings were done the same way (this can easily vary by several dB or more) you cannot compare the "simple numbers".

You MUST look at the measured response-and assume it was measured the same way.  This-again-is not always the case-ESPECIALLY in HF devices.

So lets "assume the numbers are correct and measured the same way", will the driver with the higher sensitivity get louder?

Maybe-but at what freq?  Some freq may be louder-and others may be quieter.

Are the "quieter freq" more important to the user?  Hard to say.

This is yet another example of how "simple numbers/specs" can get you into a lot of trouble by making assumptions.

You need real data to make useful comparisons.

 16 
 on: Today at 09:24:56 am 
Started by Callan Browne - Last post by Tim Weaver
Haze in a room is kinda like the smoking section in a restaurant. You can tell it to only smoke in one spot, but the whole place still smells like an ashtray.

 17 
 on: Today at 08:53:13 am 
Started by Mike Sokol - Last post by Mike Sokol
Five died in a Turkish water park from Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). Water and electricity don't mix...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40388161

Three children and two adults who tried to rescue them have been electrocuted in a water park in north-western Turkey, local media say.
The incident happened in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province, 100km (62 miles) east of Istanbul.

The park manager and his son dived in to help the three children. The five, believed to be all Turkish, were taken to hospital but could not be saved. It was unclear how the pool had become electrified.

Rescuers and park personnel flushed the pool's water away as others turned off electricity in the facility. One other person was injured in the incident and taken to hospital. An investigation has already begun.

The Hurriyet newspaper named the park manager as Mehmet Kaya, 58, and his son as Kadir Kaya, 30. The children were aged 12, 15 and 17, Turkish media said.

 18 
 on: Today at 08:29:15 am 
Started by Pedro Marques - Last post by Dustin Walker
Hi Pedro,

Others are correct about the fact that by changing your driver you won't keep the limit light from coming on. The only gain that could be made would be if the "RCF" woofer would have a higher sensitivity rating than the original. This would possibly give you more output, which I assume your trying to achieve being these are not very powerful subs.

There are many more factors than "sensitivity" to keep in mind though. The EV cabinet could possibly allow the "RCF" to overextend it's xmax and eventually destroy itself. If the RCF driver is rated to handle way more power that what the amp can put out, it (RCF) may be just fine due to that fact that your only giving it 700w RMS / 1400w MAX. So your going to have to do your homework to see if it would give the increase your looking for.

You need to find a "cabinet calculator" (which can be found online) and fill in the cabinet specs as well as the RCF's specs to see what the outcome would be. I would assume you might be able to contact EV to see if they could give you a spec sheet on the factory woofer and cab. I wouldn't expect much from them, but it's worth a try.

This is a lot of info to take in, but maybe others could explain it better than I. I hope this helps you find some resolve to your problem.

 19 
 on: Today at 07:36:17 am 
Started by Chris Edwards - Last post by Marjan Milosevic
18 sound bought Ciare but nothing has changed, yet

If by that you mean no Ciare product is yet available since the purchase, then yes, you are right.

 20 
 on: Today at 05:14:03 am 
Started by Chris Edwards - Last post by Jeff Bankston
18 sound bought Ciare but nothing has changed, yet

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