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Andrew Klingensmith:
So I know this is an oldddddd thread, in fact the HDL50a is now the "4K" with the bigger amps. But I can't find any other thread about these boxes, Now that they have been ourt a bit, any additional reviews or thoughts? I am in Michigan and i have bever seen or heard one...I may be interested... but the comments about the bleed behind the box and too much sound on stage is concerning. If true, is that most any box that isn't cardioid, or is it this one in particular has a problem with it beyond the norm?
thansk!!!

Adam Kane:

--- Quote from: Andrew Klingensmith on May 23, 2024, 10:06:50 PM ---So I know this is an oldddddd thread, in fact the HDL50a is now the "4K" with the bigger amps. But I can't find any other thread about these boxes, Now that they have been ourt a bit, any additional reviews or thoughts? I am in Michigan and i have bever seen or heard one...I may be interested... but the comments about the bleed behind the box and too much sound on stage is concerning. If true, is that most any box that isn't cardioid, or is it this one in particular has a problem with it beyond the norm?
thansk!!!

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Hey Andrew,

I think we've worked together in the past (I'm down in Battle Creek).

Regarding your questions about the rear bleed, that seems to be a problem I've noticed more with composite/plastic boxes than wooden ones. RCF describes the construction as wood/plastic, so I don't know what percentage of each material is used. But by and large, every time I've been around plastic line arrays, there's a lot of low/mid mud behind them. Use cases, tolerance, and other factors will vary from person to person, but I feel that most of the time I'm willing to put up with some extra weight if it means a quieter stage.

Incidentally, I attended a DB Technologies Vio demo recently, and that was some seriously impressive stuff. I believe all of those cabinets are wood. 

Andrew Klingensmith:
I guess this certian model actually isn't plastic, unlike other HDL stuff. I think there is just a limited amount by the side handles

I too have been impressed by the higher end db technologies. I have a monitor rig (DVX DM15TH, with the "TH" being the high powered versions) and I get a lot of national acts happy, most haven't used them before or they used other db stuff that is more pro-sumer, but they like those.

I've heard there new VIO coax wedge is really good but spendy.

Mostly asking on the 50a 4K as a used system is being considered.

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