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Bob Cap

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Monitors
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:32:47 pm »

Thanks everyone for the Mixer comments.

Now on to step 2.

We have been using RCF ART500a speakers for floor monitors for the past several years. Since 9 out of 10 of them were trashed in our truck accident and they don't make that one anymore, it's time to find new ones. The main response we had from musicians with the RCF was "can you turn those down?"

Now, the main thing is I don't want to go the plastic box route again. They break too easy in 40 below. Self powered is a must. 15 x 2.

I have heard good things about the Yamaha DZR, DSR and the Presonus ULT15.

I throw this open to discussion. What would you do?

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Dave Garoutte

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Re: Monitors
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 07:27:07 pm »

The RCF NX10-SMA are nice, wooden self powered co-ax floor monitors.
They also make a 10 and 15 version.
Nice clarity, Pretty loud when needed, very pro-looking.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 09:14:46 pm »

We bought several of the dB-Technologies LVX-XM12's last year. Can't speak to how the 15's sound, but the 12's have a lot "bigger" sound than I was expecting. We get lots of compliments from musicians and they are easy to dial in. Very stable, even with the unpredictable mic technique with some vocalists.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 09:26:21 pm »

Thanks everyone for the Mixer comments.

Now on to step 2.

We have been using RCF ART500a speakers for floor monitors for the past several years. Since 9 out of 10 of them were trashed in our truck accident and they don't make that one anymore, it's time to find new ones. The main response we had from musicians with the RCF was "can you turn those down?"

Now, the main thing is I don't want to go the plastic box route again. They break too easy in 40 below. Self powered is a must. 15 x 2.

I have heard good things about the Yamaha DZR, DSR and the Presonus ULT15.

I throw this open to discussion. What would you do?

Bob Cap

Are you looking for a general purpose box box that can be used as a wedge like the ART500, or a dedicated wedge?     

Here are a couple more suggestions ... 15" plus large format HF driver in a wooden box.

http://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/dvx/dvx-dm15-th/

http://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/vio-x/vio-x15/

https://www.rcf.it/en_US/products/product-detail/nx-15-sma/234158

https://www.rcf.it/en_US/products/product-detail/nx-45-a/291491
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 09:37:15 pm by Peter Morris »
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Re: Monitors
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 02:19:01 am »

Bob,

Are you looking for dual purpose (floor + pole mount) boxes or are you ok having just floor wedges?  Similarly with driver compliment - married to a 15 or would a 12 do?
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Geert Friedhof

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Re: Monitors
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 06:28:26 am »

I use the RCF TT25-cxa, a 15"/3" coax. No regrets.
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Re: Monitors
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 06:03:46 pm »

They break too easy in 40 below.
Everything breaks too easily at 40-below.  Hard to criticize any equipment for not behaving at that.
I simply don't even attempt to move or utilize anything at that temp.

-But this year's been one of the coldest on record and we haven't seen -40 (yet)  Plenty of wind-chill ratings in the -55 range but gear doesn't see it that way.
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Re: Monitors
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 05:41:21 pm »

Are you looking for a general purpose box box that can be used as a wedge like the ART500, or a dedicated wedge?     

Here are a couple more suggestions ... 15" plus large format HF driver in a wooden box.

http://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/dvx/dvx-dm15-th/

http://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/vio-x/vio-x15/

https://www.rcf.it/en_US/products/product-detail/nx-15-sma/234158

https://www.rcf.it/en_US/products/product-detail/nx-45-a/291491

Of course I want a box that does everything. The ART500 fell into that nitch around here. Although we probably used them as monitors more often.
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Re: Monitors
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 05:42:24 pm »

Everything breaks too easily at 40-below.  Hard to criticize any equipment for not behaving at that.
I simply don't even attempt to move or utilize anything at that temp.

-But this year's been one of the coldest on record and we haven't seen -40 (yet)  Plenty of wind-chill ratings in the -55 range but gear doesn't see it that way.

But things made out of plastic seem to be more brittle and easier to break.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 05:50:20 pm »

I use the RCF TT25-cxa, a 15"/3" coax. No regrets.

Not an inexpensive box is it?
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2019, 06:36:40 pm »

Not an inexpensive box is it?

You never asked for inexpensive. :)

Fact is that a decent 15/3" or 15/4" will cost a bit.
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