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Jim Catsun

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Back yard/ living room setup
« on: November 09, 2020, 12:44:49 pm »

I am looking to complete a system for a modern praise and worship band. I have been slowly piecing things together, and I would appreciate some advice!
I'm definitely looking to go used.
Playing in living rooms or back yards say 20 to 80 people.
Acoustic, electric, bass, possibly keys, edrums, up to 3 vocalists all running direct through PA.
What I have already:
Beringer xr12 mixer
1 Alto ts212
1 EKX15SP sub

What I'm looking at:
QSC k10 pair.
Yamaha DXR 10 or 12

Possibly just doing a single dxr to go with the Alto now, and buying another down the road. I found a pair of k10s for sale for $650, I read dxrs might have a better sound. They are roughly $800 a pair and a 3 hour drive, or $450 each used from guitar center.

Are k10s going to sound clear and not harsh with this setup (remember the sub is in play too)

Are 10s in general fine for this?

Is it better to piece together with the DXRs?

Something else?

Thanks!
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 01:15:33 pm »

Forum members will be glad to give you advice  but first Your real name will have to be used to get any responses as stated in the register Section
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 02:22:36 pm »

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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 04:25:59 pm »

Where are you located Jim?

I have an aging client out here in SoCal with a bunch of gear he can't carry anymore.
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 09:07:23 pm »

Where are you located Jim?

I have an aging client out here in SoCal with a bunch of gear he can't carry anymore.

South Florida!
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 10:29:37 pm »

I am looking to complete a system for a modern praise and worship band. I have been slowly piecing things together, and I would appreciate some advice!
I'm definitely looking to go used.
Playing in living rooms or back yards say 20 to 80 people.
Acoustic, electric, bass, possibly keys, edrums, up to 3 vocalists all running direct through PA.
What I have already:
Beringer xr12 mixer
1 Alto ts212
1 EKX15SP sub

What I'm looking at:
QSC k10 pair.
Yamaha DXR 10 or 12

Possibly just doing a single dxr to go with the Alto now, and buying another down the road. I found a pair of k10s for sale for $650, I read dxrs might have a better sound. They are roughly $800 a pair and a 3 hour drive, or $450 each used from guitar center.

Are k10s going to sound clear and not harsh with this setup (remember the sub is in play too)

Are 10s in general fine for this?

Is it better to piece together with the DXRs?

Something else?

Thanks!

I prefer DXRs to QSC K series in terms of sound quality and SPL BUT that is decent price of $650 for the pair. I have found the K series single driver units break up a bit when pushed so it depends on your levels whether you could consider the K10s. However, as your system is limited to one sub anyway, I doubt you'd have any problems if the system is balanced top and bottom...
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 10:36:40 pm »

South Florida!

I agree with Debbie, DXR over QSC (even 2.0).

That said, QSC K-series is a work-horse and can't be killed.

Facebook avl buy/sell groups
Craigslist
Reverb
eBay

All good places to buy used stuff for cheap. Plenty offloading excess inventory right now.
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 01:11:07 pm »

Jim,

I have been using South Florida Speaker Repair for decades for driver repairs. Carl always has stock of used speakers like you described. They are in Lake Worth.
I have no affiliation with them, just good results.

https://www.speakersaver.com/specials/


I am looking to complete a system for a modern praise and worship band. I have been slowly piecing things together, and I would appreciate some advice!
I'm definitely looking to go used.
Playing in living rooms or back yards say 20 to 80 people.
Acoustic, electric, bass, possibly keys, edrums, up to 3 vocalists all running direct through PA.
What I have already:
Beringer xr12 mixer
1 Alto ts212
1 EKX15SP sub

What I'm looking at:
QSC k10 pair.
Yamaha DXR 10 or 12

Possibly just doing a single dxr to go with the Alto now, and buying another down the road. I found a pair of k10s for sale for $650, I read dxrs might have a better sound. They are roughly $800 a pair and a 3 hour drive, or $450 each used from guitar center.

Are k10s going to sound clear and not harsh with this setup (remember the sub is in play too)

Are 10s in general fine for this?

Is it better to piece together with the DXRs?

Something else?

Thanks!
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 01:15:48 pm »

While I agree with the others that the DXR's are "better" than the K10's, I doubt you'll be pushing them hard enough to get them into breakup. I personally would go for the better deal and live with those until you know you need to upgrade. I have 4 K10's here and they get used a lot.

If you grow to crowd sizes over 100 people on a regular basis you can upgrade your mains, but those K10's make an excellent monitor for the band. You'll always find a use for them.
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Re: Back yard/ living room setup
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2020, 06:26:24 pm »

Thanks for all the input!

Unfortunately the seller with the k10s is no longer responding. (Facebook) so I'm still on the lookout. I see a lot of dxr12s as low as 800 a pair which seems ok, but no 10s around. See a few k10s, but they are usually asking 500 each.

Thanks for the tip on the place in lake worth! I wrote to them to see if they have seen anything.
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