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JACAri Hagan

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adding sub to PA rig.... mobile dj
« on: April 27, 2010, 09:08:46 pm »

I have been lurking around the forums for awhile and have finally decided to post. The reason being, I have a club gig coming up soon. The Venue holds about 500 ppl I have 2 subs now, I do not run them at the same time cus they are different brands. I have a peavy PV118 sub... its cool but does drop or hit like I want it to. I also just bought a EV s181 for $400 had to travel 400 miles round trip... yess I got hosed.... but you live and you learn. When i run either sub separate i run it through a samson SX1200  amp... I can get the EV to bottom out but the peavy is takes the amp no prob.

I have been looking at folded horn subs for a while but need one that is compact. I use a Jeep Grand Cherokee to carry all my gear to gigs, Including turntables and lights.... I see the cerwin vega JE-36C is around $500. I have heard about the JTR Growlers from the forum but it like $800 and it is a 12... I know cone size is not the deciding factor in loudness but cone area does play a part.... I know the cerwin vega will hit cus that is what all the other guys use in my area. I have tried to be different and always get hosed, EV S181 for example. I guess what i am asking is what is a great sub that I can just use one cus I am a one man show and also not take up too much room but will give me that chest knocking bass.


P.s. I play mainly Hip-Hop gigs. My system is computer based....
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Re: adding sub to PA rig.... mobile dj
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 09:22:52 am »

500 people! One sub playing hip hop. I dont think that will cut it no matter what you get.
Your going to need a pair of something decent at a minimum if you want it to "knock"

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Re: adding sub to PA rig.... mobile dj
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 09:23:06 am »

What's your budget? I'm not a fan of CV at all. Never been impressed by their products.

I would take a look at the SRX718 for a reasonably priced, good sounding sub that goes pretty low.
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Re: adding sub to PA rig.... mobile dj
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 09:24:03 am »

Ben Lawrence wrote on Wed, 28 April 2010 09:22

500 people! One sub playing hip hop. I dont think that will cut it no matter what you get.


+1

You'd probably need eight SRX subs at least to cover that many people.  And 12,000w of power.
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Re: adding sub to PA rig.... mobile dj
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 09:31:36 am »

I see what you guys are gettin @... I have used a single CV 18 folded horn in a 300 capacity club with no problem.... It would drop. I under stand what you guys are implying... But for now I will need to get o1 and get one lata...

p.s. the budget is about 1000
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Re: adding sub to PA rig.... mobile dj
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 10:08:22 am »

Get a trailer hitch and a used 5 x 8 trailer before you tear your Jeep up.  

That will cost you $1000 ++ but you can rent some bigger stuff AND get it there too.  Save for some good stuff.  Sell all your old mis-matched stuff when you have a chance and start over with bigger better stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 12:26:48 pm »

Renting a PA rig is outta the question for my area. I have tried to rent from other DJs, but they always get mad or end up calling the owner of the club to undercut me or steal my bizness. The PA rig that the local shop rents is  more for speeches. The rig I have is louder than there's.

But I do understand what you guys are saying and I see were this is going. My orginal plan what to buy the trailer then the equpment.A new Promoter and different ideas have force me in this direction.

thanks for the advice....
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 01:59:54 am »

JACAri Hagan wrote on Wed, 28 April 2010 12:26

Renting a PA rig is outta the question for my area. I have tried to rent from other DJs, but they always get mad or end up calling the owner of the club to undercut me or steal my bizness. The PA rig that the local shop rents is  more for speeches. The rig I have is louder than there's.

But I do understand what you guys are saying and I see were this is going. My orginal plan what to buy the trailer then the equpment.A new Promoter and different ideas have force me in this direction.

thanks for the advice....


I'd be happy to rent/sell you the equipment that you need. I'm 40 & I don't DJ anymore because clients are too damned stingy to pay the correct price ($250-$350 per gig). Now that all of the music is available on the internet, DJ prices have gone way down. What part of GA to you live?
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 03:07:34 am »

I am in Middle GA. Warner Robins to be exact. I what kinda rig do u have and what kinda services are you offering.
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