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Eli Adler

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Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« on: March 01, 2021, 01:52:44 pm »

Hi,

I'm looking to replace my 2 Mackie SRM1850's with something louder. I would love to get the RCF 8004's but I usually work on my own so I would prefer to avoid something that heavy.

I was thinking perhaps the 8003's or the SRX818.

My set up generally generally consists of HD 32a's as my tops (Either two or 4 depneding on the gig)

Any insight would be apreciated.

Thanks
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Brian Bolly

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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2021, 08:29:48 am »

If you like the RCF support and products, stick with RCF as a system - the SUB 8003-AS II is going to be the closest you get to meeting your criteria.  Any significant improvements over that would be a substantial increase in weight and cost.
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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 02:48:46 pm »

I like the SRX, but if you're on the RCF boat already, may as well stay aboard. RCF makes great stuff, albeit a little more expensive. Damn Italians :)
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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 07:43:07 pm »

Hi,

I'm looking to replace my 2 Mackie SRM1850's with something louder. I would love to get the RCF 8004's but I usually work on my own so I would prefer to avoid something that heavy.

I was thinking perhaps the 8003's or the SRX818.

My set up generally generally consists of HD 32a's as my tops (Either two or 4 depneding on the gig)

Any insight would be apreciated.

Thanks

I know you are looking for lighter, however sometimes larger subs (2x18) can be maneuvered and leveraged (ie use the bumper of an SUV as a pivot point that takes the weight of the lift).

Single 18's take less space and will hit your weight goal, however sometimes a large box can be easier on the back with one person.  ;)
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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 08:01:10 pm »

I know you are looking for lighter, however sometimes larger subs (2x18) can be maneuvered and leveraged (ie use the bumper of an SUV as a pivot point that takes the weight of the lift).

Single 18's take less space and will hit your weight goal, however sometimes a large box can be easier on the back with one person.  ;)

I agree with you right up until the point where the venue doesn't have roll in access and you've got to move that box up a flight of stairs....
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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 06:18:45 pm »

I know you are looking for lighter, however sometimes larger subs (2x18) can be maneuvered and leveraged (ie use the bumper of an SUV as a pivot point that takes the weight of the lift).

Single 18's take less space and will hit your weight goal, however sometimes a large box can be easier on the back with one person.  ;)

Thank you. Very good point re pivoting the larger subs. Now I need to think about 2x18's...  :)
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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 06:21:05 pm »

I agree with you right up until the point where the venue doesn't have roll in access and you've got to move that box up a flight of stairs....

Yes! I need to add that into my contract - Any venue where I can't roll in to the room from the load in area gets an adittional load in fee (or no subs)
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Re: Powered subs under 100 pounds?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 06:22:20 pm »

Thank you Luke and Brian as well for your input.
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