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Rob Spence

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Re: Follow up
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2006, 05:50:48 pm »

If they were mine and I was keeping them, then I would add feet on the end and a clear plexi cover over the controls with velcro.
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2006, 07:27:38 pm »

Rob - hope you had a great time at Evan's shin dig.  For anyone that is interested in seeing photo's and get more of an explanation on what happened at his show - Evan drove the rig a little hard, so I heard.  Check it out in the basement.  
Back to FBT business, I understand you left the wedges with Evan is that correct?  
Oh, dear...  
Evan, please be gentle and call home if anything happens to them.
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2006, 04:24:00 pm »

Yes, the FBT wedges were turned over to Evan at breakfast on Sunday morning (after embarasing Evan out of bed  Laughing ).

I used one the evening before Evan's bash and will post a writeup after I get home from Thanksgiving with the in-laws.

I tried to pry the Navigator loose to try out but it was clutched tightly so I let go  Smile
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006, 11:00:02 pm »

The evening before Evan's bash I used one FBT wedge for a singer songwriter at a small venue. There were about 100 people there.

The performer used the wedge for vocals and for the electric keyboard as well as her guitar. There were 2 vocal mics set up with one directly in front of the wedge and the other at an angle to it plus one for a banjo.

She was aprehensive about feedback what with up to 3 open mics in close proximity to the wedge.

http://www.lynxaudioservices.com/forums/FBT_Susan.jpg

We dialed in the monitor during sound check and had no sign we were going to have any feedback. No ringing at all.
At one point she actually asked me to turn down the monitor Smile

I asked her about it after and she was very happy with it. So, therefore I was very happy with it too.

The day before the gig I took off the grills from the wedges and removed the "Bennett Memorial Boot Prints" from them  Laughing so Evan would have good looking wedges to start out with.

At Evan's bash I attempted to give Evan the wedges but he, predictibly, had no room in his vehicle that night. Well, I wasn't hauling them 400 miles north again so Tom Brandis was kind enough to put them in his van for the night. Thanks Tom!
The next morning at breakfast Evan collected them from Tom.

I really liked the FBT wedges and if they were a bit lighter and I could have afforded a bunch of them, I would be very happy to use them on any gig.

Thanks to FBT and Pro Sound Web for letting me use them.
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2006, 01:04:44 am »

I used the FBT's for the first time tonight. I ran them on the front mix and everyone was happy. They were loud and clear. All the bands were very happy with them. I tried to hit the limiters on the cabs, but was asked to turn them down before I could...  Sad They sound good though. I went up on stage to ring them out before the show and barely had to do anything with the EQ. They resist feedback very well and sound good by themselves. Also, one thing I found funny was that you cant stand on them. The cabs have a very steep front and everytime someone went to jump onto the cabs they just slid off! I was laughing at them. Smile But, So far so good...

Here's just some general things about the cabs:

Pros:
loud and clean
resist feedback
Built very well

Cons:
Lack of handles(only 1 on top)
Lack of feet(they get scratched up if you stand them on their side..)
Dip switches(Dont touch them, seriously...)



More coming soon.


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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2007, 06:59:19 pm »

Who makes their drivers?
How expensive are replacements?

Regarding the powered version:
At R&R levels do you hear any breakup in the HF section?
How visible are the clip/limit indicators? They look tiny. Do they stay lit for a second? or are they super fast.

Sound quality of the limiters in the circuit, how do they sound?
Like, Nasty clamp with slow release, or Relatively fast and transparent.

Thanks,
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2007, 07:09:55 pm »

In the time I had them I never once hit a limiter or saw a clip light. They were ripping my head off with volume and still nothing.

They sound fairly smooth even as you push them. I never really got to really open them up in the short time I had them, so I dont know what they sound like balls to the walls...



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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2007, 07:15:41 pm »

Evan Kirkendall wrote on Thu, 05 July 2007 16:09

In the time I had them I never once hit a limiter or saw a clip light. They were ripping my head off with volume and still nothing.

They sound fairly smooth even as you push them. I never really got to really open them up in the short time I had them, so I dont know what they sound like balls to the walls...



Evan



Thanks for that,

Seems like these are real sleepers as far as bang vs. buck.
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2007, 01:58:19 pm »

Jeff Knorr - Cobra Sound wrote on Thu, 21 September 2006 22:24

PSR212MA (Active) List $1169  MAP $995
PSR212M (Passive) List $2300  MAP $2070
I'm sure you're friendly FBT dealer can make you a better offer.

If you have any other questions on the FBT's feel free to ask.  We have been using four of the PSR 212MA's this summer with excellent success (everything from street fairs to bluegrass festivals to small college rock fests).

Just an FYI, the FBT website and the dealer price sheet specs the amplfiers at 500 watts RMS for the 12" and 150 watts RMS for the high-freq.

Jeff


Is this correct? The passive units are more than the active ones?
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Re: FBT PSR 212MA Powered Wedges
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2007, 02:04:22 pm »

Mark Walter wrote on Mon, 09 July 2007 13:58

The passive units are more than the active ones?

No,  http://www.tag.com.au/component/option,com_acat/method,appli cation/id,231/
Mind you that is in Australian Dollars but the point is illustrated.
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