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kristianjohnsen

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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2013, 08:44:10 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?

The VP speakers do tick a lot of boxes. 

No digital input without "going all Harman", though :(

Also, I was surprised at the price level they were at here in Norway.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2013, 08:45:48 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.

I have been looking at Fulcrum for a long time.  According to their web page they only have one active model, a 12-inch, though.  Do you know something that's not posted online? :)
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2013, 08:49:00 pm »

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.

I know Danley is very popular around here and they seem really nice.  I have also though many times that some of their pole-mountable speakers are too big to really be pole-mounted.

Also, looking at their web-page, it seems almost like they're saying:  "these speakers should be powered off separate amps/dsp, but we do offer a smaller cabinet-mounted amp module if you absolutely insist"... 
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2013, 08:50:38 pm »

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?

AFAIK there is no option for a digital input on the Meyer Ultra Series.

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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2013, 08:52:01 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

All of these offerings by Tannoy look really nice, even if they don't tick all my boxes.  Also, some of the manuals left more questions for me then they answered - not a big plus!

Have you used the VQNet speakers?
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 08:53:37 pm »

Does anyone have first-hand experience with any of these?

http://renkus-heinz.com/loudspeakers/series/current/stx/index.html
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 08:54:13 pm »

AFAIK there is no option for a digital input on the Meyer Ultra Series.

Mac

Gotcha.  Thanks!
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2013, 08:56:01 pm »

The VP speakers do tick a lot of boxes. 

No digital input without "going all Harman", though :(

Also, I was surprised at the price level they were at here in Norway.

Kristian,
Not sure where you found this... The DPDA offers AES or Analog. It also allows you to hit the first box with AES and then simply run a cat5 to your remaining boxes, and monitoring and AES is down the same cable. IIRC the DPDA and DPAN (plain analog with no monitoring) are the only drive packs offered anymore. The DPIP and DPCN have been discontinued I am told. Yeah, they are not a cheap box.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2013, 08:59:10 pm »

Does anyone have first-hand experience with any of these?

http://renkus-heinz.com/loudspeakers/series/current/stx/index.html

I am familiar with these boxes in a few installations.  They were passive though, not the RHAON. Very nice pattern control, typical nice sounding renkus box.
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Re: I'm looking for an active speaker range with these features...
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 01:46:19 am »

I have been looking at Fulcrum for a long time.  According to their web page they only have one active model, a 12-inch, though.  Do you know something that's not posted online? :)

Yes. 

There are FA28AC and FA15AC. I think there will be a couple more powered options very soon as well.
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