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- Good sound quality, known manufacturer With a good parts
  program a plus.

- Self-powered.

- Well-shielded amp module.

- Digital input as well as analog.

- Powercon in, Powercon out a plus.

- Similar voicing between cabinets, range of dispersion figures
  a plus.

- All-horn loaded a plus.

- Smallest speakers in the range don't need to handle more than
  speech-only at moderate levels, biggest should handle very 
  loud bands in clubs along with subs. 
 
- Pole mountable, flyable a plus.

- "Monitor wedge angle" a plus.
 
- Big plus if the biggest speakers can be stacked on subs at a
  useable height.



Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

PS:  Line array-type cabinets not really what I'm looking for.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 07:17:49 pm »

Sorry guys, having some "carriage return issues" in this browser, I suppose - it's not sloppiness :-/
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 11:33:17 am »

Any digital in?  AES, AES50, Dante,...  Audio only, remote DSP control, both?

RCF's new TT cabs have their proprietary RDNet, but it doesn't carry audio, just a way to remotely control the built in DSP and monitor operation.  Kind of cool, but I don't suspect that is what you wanted. I think they have 3 cabs 10,12,15 in the initial offering  http://www.rcf.it/products/touring-and-theatre/rd-net


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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 11:54:32 am »

- Good sound quality, known manufacturer With a good parts
  program a plus.

- Self-powered.

- Well-shielded amp module.

- Digital input as well as analog.

- Powercon in, Powercon out a plus.

- Similar voicing between cabinets, range of dispersion figures
  a plus.

- All-horn loaded a plus.

- Smallest speakers in the range don't need to handle more than
  speech-only at moderate levels, biggest should handle very 
  loud bands in clubs along with subs. 
 
- Pole mountable, flyable a plus.

- "Monitor wedge angle" a plus.
 
- Big plus if the biggest speakers can be stacked on subs at a
  useable height.

The powered series is not a wide range of products, but the VUE H class meet most of your requirements. There is a 15" and a 12", either with a 100x50 or a 60x40 pattern. Neither has a monitor wedge position, and only the 12 is pole mountable, but these are very capable speakers. The A line has a wider selection, but is not self powered.

Of course there is always the Meyer UltraSeries. The UPQ comes in 2 coverage patterns as does the UPA. The UPQ and UPJ are 2 of my favorite speakers.

Mac
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 02:35:18 pm »

JBL VP Series gets pretty close...


- Good sound quality, known manufacturer With a good parts
  program a plus. -Check

- Self-powered. Check

- Well-shielded amp module. ..maybe? depending on your definition

- Digital input as well as analog. Check

- Powercon in, Powercon out a plus. Check and Check

- Similar voicing between cabinets, range of dispersion figures
  a plus. Check and check

- All-horn loaded a plus. Nope

- Smallest speakers in the range don't need to handle more than
  speech-only at moderate levels, biggest should handle very 
  loud bands in clubs along with subs.   10", 12" and 15"
 
- Pole mountable, flyable a plus. Check and Check

- "Monitor wedge angle" a plus. Monitor Version Availible
 
- Big plus if the biggest speakers can be stacked on subs at a
  useable height. Two of the Subs on their sides will get you to just under 5ft, so check?


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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 04:37:18 pm »

Fulcrum FA28AC / FA12AC / FA15AC would meet all of your criteria except they are not horn loaded.  I don't know of much out there that is horn loaded and pole mountable except for the Daley SM80, which is not available powered.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 05:14:17 pm »

Tannoy VXP for the smaller systems and VQ for the bigger system, TC electronic own them and the newer systems have Lab Gruppen amps
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 04:18:36 pm »

Fulcrum FA28AC / FA12AC / FA15AC would meet all of your criteria except they are not horn loaded.  I don't know of much out there that is horn loaded and pole mountable except for the Daley SM80, which is not available powered.

The SM-60F/SM96 appear to have powered option, flyable and pole mountable.  SM100 is pole mount/powered.  Most of their bigger stuff is over 100LB and you really need 2-3 people and be very trusting of the manufacturers ratings at that point.  90LB speakers on an ultimate support stand (150LB rating) makes me nervous enough.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 08:38:01 pm »

Any digital in?  AES, AES50, Dante,...  Audio only, remote DSP control, both?

RCF's new TT cabs have their proprietary RDNet, but it doesn't carry audio, just a way to remotely control the built in DSP and monitor operation.  Kind of cool, but I don't suspect that is what you wanted. I think they have 3 cabs 10,12,15 in the initial offering  http://www.rcf.it/products/touring-and-theatre/rd-net

Hi and thanks for your suggestions.

The idea was to run digital audio from a stage rack connected to the mixer to save one unnecessary Conversion process.

AES seems like a good option.  Being a bit of a Yamaha-head, Dante certainly looks promising, too.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 08:41:43 pm »

The powered series is not a wide range of products, but the VUE H class meet most of your requirements. There is a 15" and a 12", either with a 100x50 or a 60x40 pattern. Neither has a monitor wedge position, and only the 12 is pole mountable, but these are very capable speakers. The A line has a wider selection, but is not self powered.

Of course there is always the Meyer UltraSeries. The UPQ comes in 2 coverage patterns as does the UPA. The UPQ and UPJ are 2 of my favorite speakers.

Mac

The VUE H-class ticks so many boxes for me.  Just wish they had one truly miniature speaker in their range as well...

The Meyer stuff is really nice.  Might be a bit pricey for me, though.  Do you know if they offer an AES input option?
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