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 on: Yesterday at 07:23:31 pm 
Started by Dave Garoutte - Last post by Dave Garoutte
My small sound company has a gig coming up where I need several small mixers.
I don't want to use my 24ch performer to mix 3 wireless mics.
Any thoughts on small analog boards?
I have an old Mackie VLZ1202 and a Soundcraft MFXi8, but I need three more.

 on: Yesterday at 07:17:57 pm 
Started by BrianHenry - Last post by Dave Bednarski
But would KW15x or SRX8xx be overkill indoors?

Not at all.  I get a lot of mileage out of 4 KW181s and 2 KW153s.  I leave the 181s stacked and strapped, roll in/out, small rooms I power just one per side.  The 153s sit on top.  Small footprint, roll in/roll out; custom undercover NY soft cases for the stacked subs.

 on: Yesterday at 07:17:00 pm 
Started by Mike Sokol - Last post by Dennis Wiggins
Finally, a road case large enough to hold enough padding to protect the contents from the United Parcel Smashers!

What are the weight and size limits for shipping using UPS?

UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages that you send with all UPS services. The restrictions below only pertain to individual packages. There are no limits to the total weight of your shipment or the total number of packages in your shipment. Shipments larger than the limits listed below will require the use of our UPS Freight services.

Packages can be up to 150 lbs (70 kg).
Packages can be up to 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined.
Packages can be up to 108 inches (270 cm) in length.
Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations.

Note: Packages that exceed UPS weight and size limits are subject to an Over Maximum Limits charge.   

No mention of damage recovery limits...  8)


 on: Yesterday at 07:16:13 pm 
Started by dick rees - Last post by dick rees
Worse than 6.3k ice pick?

 on: Yesterday at 07:12:28 pm 
Started by Jeff Prankev - Last post by Ivan Beaver
The cynic in me thinks said headliner only wanted the surround system removed so that the audience would look at him when they danced :P

At what point/dimensions do you consider a room large?
Actually there were almost no lights on the artists.  I was surprised how dark it was on stage-with TONS of lights all over the , with trussing over most of the room.

This particular room was around 180'x180'

I would say that the term "large" is a REAL vague term with lots of answers.

Just like saying a "tent" gig.

I did a "tent" gig back in the 80s in which the tent was 300' long and over 100' wide.

I have also played tents that were about 30'x30'.  Very different terms for "large tent".

 on: Yesterday at 07:12:16 pm 
Started by Andrew Henderson - Last post by Andrew Henderson
Yeah, I hear ya. I've been down that road. I'm just speaking this guy's language. If he goes to an event or class and hears it from someone other than me and learns some good stuff, I think he'll get fired up and run with it.

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 on: Yesterday at 06:37:23 pm 
Started by Chris Edwards - Last post by Gordon Brinton
Here is my understanding of the port tuning on the Captivator 118 and 218...

The website says that the 218 is optimized to the smoothest frequency response. (A few of us sound guys actually love that notion, BTW.) The 19 Hz port tuning doesn't really make the cab play that low per say, although it helps a little bit. In this case, the tuning might be set that low in order to smooth out the remaining range above 38 Hz, (an octave above tuning). While it does help to extend the usable range from 40 down to maybe 30 or 25 Hz, the port actually does little-to-nothing for the cab outside of that 1 octave range, (19 to 38 Hz). Thus, above 40 Hz or so, the drivers probably behave more like they are in a sealed cabinet which has a smooth frequency response and sounds far less boomy than a ported sub. Mission accomplished.

 on: Yesterday at 06:36:48 pm 
Started by BrianHenry - Last post by BrianHenry
Thanks for the replies so far. I am not determined to stick with a single brand, but I do want to move toward the best gear for our needs in a stepwise fashion. If that means pairing SRX subs with the K12 for a while, that is not a problem for me. Sounds like investing in subs is the first step.

I'm a little confused about the above in that one mentioned 2 x single 18" and another 2x double 18". Is 2 x single 18" adequate indoors but inadequate outdoors?

I love the idea of the 828 from a cost/performance standpoint, but they are massive! Would a single 828 even work in a bar setting and, if so, center or off-center placement?

Moving the K12 to monitors in the long run was my thought as well. But would KW15x or SRX8xx be overkill indoors?

I will take a look at the Yamaha offerings too. I am less familiar with their line.

Re: used, I will likely consider that. QSC has a great warranty but does it transfer with a used sale? How is JBL with warranty service?

Also, I know no one has mentioned it yet, but thought I should mention I would like to stick with powered boxes.


 on: Yesterday at 06:34:22 pm 
Started by BrianHenry - Last post by Bob Faulkner
Hi All:

I am in a 3-piece hard rock band that routinely plays small and medium size bars/rooms and occasionally an outdoor party (up to 200 people). We carry our own PA which is currently a pair of K12s on stands fed from an A&H Mixwizard.

Instruments are vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Currently, indoors, the PA is only carrying vocals, kick and toms, although guitar/bass are also miced for monitoring (drums/vox and bass/vox use IEMs, guitar uses a wedge). For outdoors, coming up this summer, I would like the PA to be able to reinforce guitars/bass as well. FYI, the guitarist's wedge is oversized and low-quality and will eventually be replaced, but this is secondary to the PA. Guitarist and bass do not use enormous amplifiers.

I am trying to plan an upgrade strategy. We are willing to spend for good equipment and I have been looking at QSC and JBL SRX800 offerings. I am looking for some advice on:

1) what is our weakest point / what to do next. Gut feeling is subs and I dont know if I should stick with QSC and use KW181s or if I should move to the SRX line.
2) if tops should eventually be upgraded to SRX or KW152/153 (pushing the K12 to monitors or side fill duty when needed) or if we should just double up on K12s for larger/outdoor gigs.
3) Could it be we don't need anything?

Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks!

You will need good subs for outdoor events.  Figure about 3x the amount of power for outdoor use, as you would use for indoors.  Drums are loud, but they will get lost in the stage volume in outdoor shows.  As mentioned previously, consider the JBL SRX line for your subs.  For tops, don't waste your money doubling up on the K12's.  Those are great speakers, but not really designed to be used in a "cluster" or "group", unless you need coverage more than greater output.  Look at the Yamaha DSR line.  We use the DSR15 for smaller outdoor events; they are great and sound "full".

You may want to consider used speakers if your budget is limited.

 on: Yesterday at 06:34:08 pm 
Started by Gordon Brinton - Last post by gordonmcgregor
72lbs,  143 db peak , 2 -12 inch drivers and horn.. 72lbs again... Find out how much. ;-)

Douglas R. Allen

Very nice systems and beautifully made they are expensive and are generally sold with either Powersoft or Lab Gruppen amps pre loaded with the correct settings. I've heard and had a good look around these a couple of times and got to meet some of the guys from the firm.
The overall impression of their systems is one of extreme clarity which in turn makes them appear not as loud as they measure. Did I mention they're expensive but I guess you get what you pay for, if you can afford them give them  a try  you might like them very much.

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