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josh cohen

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got growlers? i want reviews + pics!
« on: June 01, 2007, 01:48:11 am »

got jtr growlers? what mains are you running with them? i want to hear success stories and see pics of setups using growlers.

i think i've caught the growler bug. i do a lot of dance (techno) shows and think a pair or two of these little loud guys would be rocking.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 04:24:26 pm »

Josh-

Jeff Permanian probably has more pictures than anyone else since the Growler is a fairly new product.

As for reviews, you've seen what's been said in the Product Review forum, and you might want to find the NY Subwoofer Shootout threads there.  Look for posts by Elliot Thompson.

Not in the same league as the BassMax Triples or the Danley TH215, but for the size, weight, and program material they performed impressively.

If I were building a club rig that I had to move myself, I'd probably purchase Growlers.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007, 04:27:54 pm »

Tim McCulloch wrote on Fri, 01 June 2007 15:24



If I were building a club rig that I had to move myself, I'd probably purchase Growlers.

Tim Mc



exactly!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007, 06:34:52 pm »

My rig, which I will get some pics of in a couple of weeks, is 4 growlers stacked 2 per side with QRX212s on top.
The 2 Growlers stacked gets the QRX up high enough.

I have heard Mike Christy's pair and while I like em a lot, more is better.

I am powering them now one per channel on a pair of PLX3002s but want to go to bigger power for them such as a PL6.0 or Crest Pro 9200.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 01:11:39 pm »

Josh, like my mini review states in the Prod Review area, Ive got one RMX2450 bridged into each Growler, that's about 1500W into each. The only time Ive seen those amps clip was when Rob and Will were over to checkout the Growlers (maybe it has something to do with Rob, that clip issue just seems to follow him Shocked ) Just kidding... it was some sub killer track on the shootout CD that did it, but no majic smoke.

I dont think it was a fair listening test at my place, the cabs were setup on a screen porch, kind of coupled but not really, facing an open sliding glass door into the house, and 1/2 the side of the house, it was LOUD, but I think even louder inside the house - across the living room and by the kitchen sink - let the wave lengths unfold. I dont think we realized how loud it was until we tried to talk to each other - it was very clean. I do plan on getting another set, with 4 they will cover any size gig I will be willing to do.

None the less, I am VERY pleased with them, they are easy to carry/move, sound good and low, are musical, look great, I cant find a flaw, they are perfect for me. I think if you are doing DJ stuff you will love them. Alot of my gigs are DJ/hip-hop, and those kids are amazed by them, they have never heard such a small system put out such a quality sound, although, I think they get crap systems lots of time, and engineers who dont give a rat's ass. Last gig they said there was to much bass - what the?!

I digress... I have a gig Friday night, Ill post more pics than are on the pisces sound site, and a short review on how they make Vdrums sound, should be interesting...

Mike

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 08:33:50 pm »

You can find some pics I took of mine and some revews here:

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/21880/747/

(I added rubber feet and pole sockets before taking the pics, but it's pretty easy to imagine them without those parts added)
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 06:47:01 pm »

What do you think 2 JTRs vs. 4 yorkville 808s?  Assume both boxes are properly powered...
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 08:30:59 am »

That's a tough one, Ive never heard the 808s. Obviously the Growlers are horn loaded and the Yorkies are a pseudo loaded/reflex design. Yorkville has found a nice trick in tuning that box (so Ive read). I almost pulled the trigger on some 808s, but got the Growlers.

I think the cabs are going to sound different. Horn loaded typically take less power to generate the same SPL, but are better used in pairs (or more). Ive read the 808s can be violent but dont go as low as others.

Im sure everyone's sick of reading my same Growler spiel, but they are musical, smooth, full, and do go low, especially for their size. They are 100db @1w/m ( @60Hz I think, help someone? ) - that is a real measured spec. Yorkville doesn't publish their specs like that, I wish they did, at least we'd have some kind of starting reference, even if on paper.

<Begin Speculation> Im not sure 2 against 4 would be a fair fight, maybe the edge to the 808s for raw driver count and physical radiated cabinet area, by how many dB? Who knows. And what does it sound like? If your doubling the cabinets and doubling the amps your going to increase the SPL, no matter WHAT cabinet your up against. I'm certain you'll hear a different quality of sound from each set of cabinets, and is that the sound you want?
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Now 4 against 4? That's a different subject.




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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 10:57:48 am »

 One to one the Growlers would have no problem keeping up with the 808s even though the 808s are 50% bigger, and cost 22% more(msrp $1099 vs JTR $899). The Growlers use 18mm birch with Line-X truck bedliner coating vs 808s 15mm birch with black paint Shocked .
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2007, 10:04:23 pm »

I can demo Growlers in Boise, ID.  I just took delivery on 2 units, and will be the Northwestern  Growler dealer.  Four words.  I am VERY impressed.  Thanks Jeff
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