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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2022, 12:17:51 PM »

There was enough misery with Paragon aside from lifting it.

What do you call a Paragon with all the covers in place?

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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2022, 01:14:31 PM »

Josh,
I have the KF300 for one of my rigs. However, my KFís had pole mounts from factory. For this rig, I use the SB250 Subs and I ended up drilling out installing the top hat on both subs for the pole mounts, then place the speaker pole (metal gator works poles, donít use plastic!) mount the KF and your good to go. This should get you the height you need and still being safe.

I know Iíve some photos available somewhere of this setup, Iíll try and locate them.

K2 might work ok, I have QSC 4.0 powering mine with the UX3600 crossover and it sounds great.

Josh.
I found it. Here's my KF300 rig with SB600 subs.

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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2022, 01:44:26 PM »

I broke the plastic top hat on one my JF260s and had it replaced with a metal when I had the kf300s serviced. The tech was against putting a mount on the 300s though due to the weight but I might do it anyway.

Penn-Elcom makes a nice die-cast 1-3/8" with M20 threads so you can use either a regular or threaded pole (p/n M1557/M20).  It's not so critical on the top side, but on the sub side having the M20 threads is nice to eliminate any wobble.
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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2022, 02:35:06 PM »

Penn-Elcom makes a nice die-cast 1-3/8" with M20 threads so you can use either a regular or threaded pole (p/n M1557/M20).  It's not so critical on the top side, but on the sub side having the M20 threads is nice to eliminate any wobble.
In general, I don't think the M20 style is as strong as the pole cup.
The stability is based on the contact area of the pole, which is small.
That said, the above mentioned socket looks like a nice solution.
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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2022, 02:48:00 PM »

Thanks for the tips - this gives me some ideas to work with. These are the isp install version that have passive crossovers and ep4 inputs, which I changed to NL4. Iíll be strapping them down in any situation as I wouldnít want to take any risks at their weight.

Here are the stands you will want:
https://www.k-m.de/en/products/speaker-lighting-and-monitor-stands-and-holders/speaker-stands/213-speaker-stand-black?c=189

They take my KF300e with ATM flyway bolted on.

Get a UX processor and you're all set. Great sounding boxes but definitely a two man job to get them on stands.
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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2022, 02:55:56 PM »

EZ-Tilts sure made it a lot easier with less hands. I thought they were way too expensive until I saw my first one in action and found that it was at the perfect height for me.

Great if you are on an arena floor, not so much if you are on a 2' high FOH riser.

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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2022, 03:02:05 PM »

I run Kf300z, the can with a factory stand cup.  I use them with both stands and sub poles.  I can get them up myself as long as they are at height.  I typically stand on my sub or the stage.  I also have Baker's Scaffold that I use a my KF695s.  I have also used the small folding painter scaffold.
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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2022, 03:05:28 PM »

Great if you are on an arena floor, not so much if you are on a 2' high FOH riser.

Mac

Or if you're going into a booth.
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KF300z are great, I sometimes miss selling mine. Didn't have too many gigs suitable for their output and someone offered good money for them, so I let them go.
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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2022, 03:07:02 PM »

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Re: Advice for KF300 rig
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2022, 04:46:53 PM »

[quote author=brian maddox link=topic=176528.msg1630549#msg1630549 date=1641399617

interestingly, the latest Z version of the box seems to have reversed this orientation between the MF and HF and put the HF horn on the top of the box. Learn something new every day.

The Zs are high/mid/low top to bottom.  The high and mid horns are a single piece of molded
ABS

There's an echo in here.....


Yeah, I don't know when it changed, but I think MOST KF300's you'll see in the wild had the HF in the middle.
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