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chris Wesley

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system set up
« on: March 07, 2012, 12:35:26 am »

just looking for some info i have 2 subs and 2 mid ranges and am wondering what the best set up would b

i have a 2000 watt amp with a cross over and wondering if i should add an eq or a maximizer of some sort to get the best sound
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Jeff Bankston

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Re: system set up
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 01:31:34 am »

please post your real name. what size speakers are in the cabnets ? do the mid cabnets have a horn ?
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Brian Larson

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 08:58:07 am »

Step 1: Grab a bunch of cables. Anything you've got lying around your house. Pull them out of you TV if you have to.

Step 2: Pile up your speakers into a big mountain making it look as big and loud as possible.

Step 3: Use those cables to arbitrarily connect all of your gear. If you don't fill up every connector with a cable you're doing it wrong.

Congratulations! Your "system" is officially "set up".

With the kind of info you've provided us that's the kind of help you're going to get.

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Re: system set up
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 09:06:13 am »

just looking for some info i have 2 subs and 2 mid ranges and am wondering what the best set up would b

i have a 2000 watt amp with a cross over and wondering if i should add an eq or a maximizer of some sort to get the best sound
"I" is capitalized and you generally end sentences with some sort of punctuation.  I know that sounds petty but the point is that if something doesn't seem important enough for you to invest the time and effort in it then there is not much incentive for others invest their time and effort responding.

Other than that, it is a forum rule that your displayed name be your real name and it would really help to provide information such as the actual products involved, the application involved, your goals, your budget and so on.

You probably will find that the best sound is going to be better obtained though improving your knowledge and experience rather than with with 'magic bullet' gear.
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chris Wesley

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Re: system set up
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 02:37:20 pm »

please post your real name. what size speakers are in the cabnets ? do the mid cabnets have a horn ?


18 in the cabnets and the mids have horns
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chris Wesley

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Re: system set up
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 02:41:10 pm »

Step 1: Grab a bunch of cables. Anything you've got lying around your house. Pull them out of you TV if you have to.

Step 2: Pile up your speakers into a big mountain making it look as big and loud as possible.

Step 3: Use those cables to arbitrarily connect all of your gear. If you don't fill up every connector with a cable you're doing it wrong.

Congratulations! Your "system" is officially "set up".

With the kind of info you've provided us that's the kind of help you're going to get.

i am just trying to get an idea of what i should have in a basic amp rack setup with 2 subs and 2 mids




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Re: system set up
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 03:10:16 pm »

can you provide us with the brand and model of the speakers , brand and model of the amp , brand and model of the crossover so we can further help you. there are so many different 18's and mid horn combos and without having more info its impossible to give advice. what is the system goimg to be used for ? where is it going to be installed ? how big is the room or building ? how many people will this be for ?
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 05:48:10 pm »

Basically you should have 2 amps and some type of processing. The choices are extremely variable. We need more info to offer any other advice.
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Re: system set up
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 07:00:40 pm »


18 in the cabnets and the mids have horns
I am quite sure (based on the statements so far) that there are all kinds of "things" that can be done to improve your sound.

However since you seen to lack the basic knowledge of what you actually own-it is highly unlikely that any advice that could possibly be given on this forum could help your sound.

Do you own amy measurement equipment?  What is your skill level?

Various tools will only help if you know what you are doing.  If not-then they will likely do more damage than good.

There is no "magic bullet".
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 08:21:42 pm »

Are they blue or red?
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chris Wesley

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Re: system set up
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 12:46:11 pm »

can you provide us with the brand and model of the speakers , brand and model of the amp , brand and model of the crossover so we can further help you. there are so many different 18's and mid horn combos and without having more info its impossible to give advice. what is the system goimg to be used for ? where is it going to be installed ? how big is the room or building ? how many people will this be for ?


i have 2 cerwin vega b-36,2 yorkville yx12, 1 behringer ep2000 as well as a art cx310 crossover

i do have everything running off of this 1 amp and it does sound good but think it could sound better

i am a mobile dj doing various parties and weddings in various size venues
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Re: system set up
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 06:59:18 pm »

i have 2 cerwin vega b-36,2 yorkville yx12, 1 behringer ep2000 as well as a art cx310 crossover

i do have everything running off of this 1 amp and it does sound good but think it could sound better
Are you running both subs off one channel of the amp and both mains off the other channel?

i am a mobile dj doing various parties and weddings in various size venues
Since the application is DJ and mobile, the Installed Sound/Contracting forum is probably not the best place for this discussion, you might get more response in either the LAB Lounge or the DJ Forum.
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Re: system set up
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 07:37:20 pm »


i have 2 cerwin vega b-36,2 yorkville yx12, 1 behringer ep2000 as well as a art cx310 crossover

i do have everything running off of this 1 amp and it does sound good but think it could sound better

i am a mobile dj doing various parties and weddings in various size venues
Part of the problem is with us having to 'PULL" any information from you.  YOU need to provide information in order to get any real help.

For example" Exactly how do you have the crossover setup-ie the exact setting of each switch and knob.

Right now we have absolutely no idea why you don't like your sound.  It could be simply that your crossover is messed up.

How is the system wired? 

Have you checked the cables for proper polarity?

Do you have an EQ in the system?

How is your mixer setup? ie control wise?  What is it?

Until you start to provide useful information-you are not likely to get any real help.

BTW (as pointed out earlier) it would really help if you used proper punctuation-capitalization etc in your posts.  It would make you appear to be-well less-you know.

As said many times  before-help us help you.
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chris Wesley

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Re: system set up
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 12:34:47 am »

Part of the problem is with us having to 'PULL" any information from you.  YOU need to provide information in order to get any real help.

For example" Exactly how do you have the crossover setup-ie the exact setting of each switch and knob.

Right now we have absolutely no idea why you don't like your sound.  It could be simply that your crossover is messed up.

How is the system wired? 

Have you checked the cables for proper polarity?

Do you have an EQ in the system?

How is your mixer setup? ie control wise?  What is it?

Until you start to provide useful information-you are not likely to get any real help.

BTW (as pointed out earlier) it would really help if you used proper punctuation-capitalization etc in your posts.  It would make you appear to be-well less-you know.

As said many times  before-help us help you.


less you know.... no i dont and dont really care how i spell things as long as you get the point so i really dont think it matters if i use a capital I or i i have found a much better forum where i am not judged by my punctuation but am just given straight answers to my questions i think i was pretty clear in my first few messages about what to have in a BASIC amp rack without all the jackass comments and remarks i think u could have pointed me in the right direction or if i was in the wrong forum.

if u are some kind of professional with what i described u should have know what i was asking or looking for

i wonder how the admin. of this site feel havin u bully newbies if i was them i wouldnt want u on my site thats for sure




thank you every1 else for your help
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Re: system set up
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 11:15:39 am »

i wonder how the admin. of this site feel havin u bully newbies if i was them i wouldnt want u on my site thats for sure

The admin thinks that if you want to be treated like a professional you should act like one. That includes writing and communicating like an adult.

Mac
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Re: system set up
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 09:54:43 am »

just looking for some info i have 2 subs and 2 mid ranges and am wondering what the best set up would b

i have a 2000 watt amp with a cross over and wondering if i should add an eq or a maximizer of some sort to get the best sound

First impressions go a long way and...

Admins? Is this why DJs get such a bad rap (no pun intended) around here?
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