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William Schnake

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They needed it worse than we did...
« on: July 10, 2016, 09:02:40 pm »

So, our shop in Springfield, IL was broken into last Wednesday morning while we were all our working.  They managed to take about $28,000 worth of equipment including console/snake/mics/monitors/power amps/speakers/center fills.  Although this in itself is a terrible act it is only equipment and can be replaced with more equipment.  What really makes me mad is that they stole a finishing saw that my father-in-law, who is no longer with us, gave me for Christmas last year.  This cannot be replaced...at least with the same feelings attached to it.  This is the only thing in 31 years that my father-in-law had ever given me and it was very special to me since it was his way of acknowledging after all of these years that he accepted me.  That is the one thing that can be replaced at any cost.

Now to something more pertinent to this site.  One of the things taken were my EV front fill speakers.  These were non powered EV FRi2082s.  I had 4 of them.  I am now looking to replace these with another low profile, preferably powered front fill.  We will be using these in conjunction with two system my EAW KF850ef system and my EAW KF730/740 system.  I have been thinking about the JF80z if we can't find something powered, but I would really like to get something in a powered speaker.  Most of the stages that we handle are between 32' and 44' wide.  We do everything from Phil Vassar to Queensryche.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Low profile is a must.

Thanks.

Bill
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Re: They needed it worse than we did...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 09:05:53 pm »

Bill...

That sucks.  If the universe is fair they were t-boned by a freight train when they left.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 09:16:56 pm »

So, our shop in Springfield, IL was broken into last Wednesday morning while we were all our working.  They managed to take about $28,000 worth of equipment including console/snake/mics/monitors/power amps/speakers/center fills.  Although this in itself is a terrible act it is only equipment and can be replaced with more equipment.  What really makes me mad is that they stole a finishing saw that my father-in-law, who is no longer with us, gave me for Christmas last year.  This cannot be replaced...at least with the same feelings attached to it.  This is the only thing in 31 years that my father-in-law had ever given me and it was very special to me since it was his way of acknowledging after all of these years that he accepted me.  That is the one thing that can be replaced at any cost.

Now to something more pertinent to this site.  One of the things taken were my EV front fill speakers.  These were non powered EV FRi2082s.  I had 4 of them.  I am now looking to replace these with another low profile, preferably powered front fill.  We will be using these in conjunction with two system my EAW KF850ef system and my EAW KF730/740 system.  I have been thinking about the JF80z if we can't find something powered, but I would really like to get something in a powered speaker.  Most of the stages that we handle are between 32' and 44' wide.  We do everything from Phil Vassar to Queensryche.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Low profile is a must.

Thanks.

Bill
What a shame.

If you haven't already, you may want to post your equipment loss to craigslist in your (and surrounding) area.
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Re: They needed it worse than we did...
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 09:29:32 pm »

UPM-1Ps are used a lot in that situation. A bit heavy on the $$$ but a good sounding speaker.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 09:57:22 pm »

So sorry Bill.... especially about the saw - like you said , everything else can simply be replaced - but that. I agree with Bob, post something on CL - I see them once in a while and it prompts me to keep my eyes peeled for the items specified. Also contact all the pawn shops personally in and around your area.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 02:58:50 am »

So sorry Bill.... especially about the saw - like you said , everything else can simply be replaced - but that. I agree with Bob, post something on CL - I see them once in a while and it prompts me to keep my eyes peeled for the items specified. Also contact all the pawn shops personally in and around your area.

Sorry about your loss
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 06:54:49 am »

So, our shop in Springfield, IL was broken into last Wednesday morning while we were all our working.  They managed to take about $28,000 worth of equipment including console/snake/mics/monitors/power amps/speakers/center fills.  Although this in itself is a terrible act it is only equipment and can be replaced with more equipment.  What really makes me mad is that they stole a finishing saw that my father-in-law, who is no longer with us, gave me for Christmas last year.  This cannot be replaced...at least with the same feelings attached to it.  This is the only thing in 31 years that my father-in-law had ever given me and it was very special to me since it was his way of acknowledging after all of these years that he accepted me.  That is the one thing that can be replaced at any cost.

Now to something more pertinent to this site.  One of the things taken were my EV front fill speakers.  These were non powered EV FRi2082s.  I had 4 of them.  I am now looking to replace these with another low profile, preferably powered front fill.  We will be using these in conjunction with two system my EAW KF850ef system and my EAW KF730/740 system.  I have been thinking about the JF80z if we can't find something powered, but I would really like to get something in a powered speaker.  Most of the stages that we handle are between 32' and 44' wide.  We do everything from Phil Vassar to Queensryche.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Low profile is a must.

Thanks.

Bill

Bill,
       I use RCF TT052a  speakers as front fills for corporate shows.  I would demo them first to see if they get loud enough for your application. Take care.

JP
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 08:04:56 am »

I know how it feels to have tools that special people gave you.

You remember them every time you use them.

THAT cannot be replaced-at any price.
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Re: They needed it worse than we did...
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 08:09:33 am »

Bill...

That sucks.  If the universe is fair they were t-boned by a freight train when they left.
Dick, in a post a couple of weeks ago you and I were talking about my EV T252+ tops and your EV T152 tops. They managed to walk out with 2 of my 4 T252+.  The others were on a show in Mayfield, KY.

I will probably sell off the remaining set of T252+ if we don't get the others back by Thanksgiving.  Great sounding speakers for a smaller show or drum fill.

Bill
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Re: They needed it worse than we did...
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 08:19:50 am »

Bill,
       I use RCF TT052a  speakers as front fills for corporate shows.  I would demo them first to see if they get loud enough for your application. Take care.

JP
John, I own some RCF and really like it.  I just took a look at the specs on the TT052a and don't think it would keep up with what we need.  I will look for a rep in my area to get me one to demo, but I am thinking I will probably need something more beefy to work.

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Re: They needed it worse than we did...
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2016, 10:56:19 am »

John, I own some RCF and really like it.  I just took a look at the specs on the TT052a and don't think it would keep up with what we need.  I will look for a rep in my area to get me one to demo, but I am thinking I will probably need something more beefy to work.

Thanks
Bill
Sorry for that, i really feel for you, Bill.

i have a few of the RCF TT+ speakers. and i really like them.

i have the TT08a, (i call them the "Baby speakers") lack of lows but for side fills. and high SPL to size ratio.

TT22a (with Rdnet) sounds good. (i Call them the "boy speakers")

I also have their new NXL44A (i call them "teenager speakers") which has an asymmetrical coverage pattern, and goes really loud.

they all sound good to me for the use i using them.
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2016, 02:28:00 pm »

Sorry for that, i really feel for you, Bill.

i have a few of the RCF TT+ speakers. and i really like them.

i have the TT08a, (i call them the "Baby speakers") lack of lows but for side fills. and high SPL to size ratio.

TT22a (with Rdnet) sounds good. (i Call them the "boy speakers")

I also have their new NXL44A (i call them "teenager speakers") which has an asymmetrical coverage pattern, and goes really loud.

they all sound good to me for the use i using them.
Yoel, thanks.  I will take a look at them and see if any will fit the bill.

Thanks again.
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