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Stephane Desormeaux

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So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:53:46 PM »

OK, so I recently purchased a pair of DSR112's, and I am super happy with them. Gigged them twice, and performed flawlessly (wish they had side handles when you put them on the poles). They were better than the 612's, the k12, ARTs etc.... in the store, and they sure deliver at the gigs.

I am a bass player, so I help my bands by having a decent PA for small/medium venues. I don't want a huge kit, nor do I have the money for it. We play R&B, top 40, classic rock, etc...

Now for monitors. I was hoping the mic stand monitors sounded ok (TC Helicon, Mackie, Galaxy) but they sound awful. So step up would be EV ZXa1. They sound pretty ok, but nothing really super impressive. Should I get 2 more DSR112's. Would be great monitors, and on bigger venues, I could use all 4 112's for the house. I was also thinking K10's. Small, portable, light, and sound amazing before the limiting, compressing, DSP kicks in. I was also looking at keyboard combos as monitors. I use one sometimes.

Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Stephane
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 08:06:20 PM »

If the SPL requirements are not too high the MSR400 should be ok for monitors, and maybe something like Genelec's/ Roland Cube Monitor's on micstands for keyboard are nice. Depends on economy.  Nexo PS8 or PS10 are superb monitors too.

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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 06:44:26 AM »

If you only need 2 more for now, I would just get 2 more DSR112's. That way you can double duty on a bigger rig and have 4 of the same monitors.
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 10:59:02 AM »

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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 09:26:04 PM »

Yah, get another pair of DSR's. redundancy is good. You can swap 'em' if one has a problem. You won't have to re-eq if a swap is neccesary. Turning 'em down a little is cheap and easy. If you need more 'up' and don't have it-THAT's difficult and exspensive!
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 11:31:00 AM »

OK, so I recently purchased a pair of DSR112's, and I am super happy with them. Gigged them twice, and performed flawlessly (wish they had side handles when you put them on the poles). They were better than the 612's, the k12, ARTs etc.... in the store, and they sure deliver at the gigs.

I am a bass player, so I help my bands by having a decent PA for small/medium venues. I don't want a huge kit, nor do I have the money for it. We play R&B, top 40, classic rock, etc...

Now for monitors. I was hoping the mic stand monitors sounded ok (TC Helicon, Mackie, Galaxy) but they sound awful. So step up would be EV ZXa1. They sound pretty ok, but nothing really super impressive. Should I get 2 more DSR112's. Would be great monitors, and on bigger venues, I could use all 4 112's for the house. I was also thinking K10's. Small, portable, light, and sound amazing before the limiting, compressing, DSP kicks in. I was also looking at keyboard combos as monitors. I use one sometimes.

Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Stephane

Hi Stephane,

I have been monitoring the new batch of powered speakers in preperation for purchasing a pair myself.

In what way were the DSR's better than the JBL PRX612?  I am aware of the issues with the K12 limiting at higher volumes which took them out of the running for me, but I have not been able to audition the DSRs at any local music store yet.

I would appreciate your feedback.

Oh, and I agree, just get 2 more DSR's.
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 02:17:31 PM »

Hi Stephane,

I have been monitoring the new batch of powered speakers in preperation for purchasing a pair myself.

In what way were the DSR's better than the JBL PRX612?  I am aware of the issues with the K12 limiting at higher volumes which took them out of the running for me, but I have not been able to audition the DSRs at any local music store yet.

I would appreciate your feedback.

Oh, and I agree, just get 2 more DSR's.

Well, I thought the PRX612's and DSR112's were pretty close in general. DSR's were a tad tighter, perhaps lower (sweet bass), but mainly, when pushed, you could kind of hear the JBL's approaching their limit, as to where the DSR's just seemed to be able to take more. I thought the DRS's were half way between the 612 and 615. I am pretty certain, If you audition both at different stores, you won't notice much of a difference, but in A/B comparison, I found the DSR to be the winner by half a second, :) Also, with boum boum dance, I had a hard time seeing a difference, but with music like Fleetwood Mac, Dire straits, Sarah McLauchlan, etc.... The clear definition of acoustic guitars, percussion, etc, just was better with the DSR.
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 06:00:20 PM »

I agree that getting more DSRs is probably the way to go, if the price difference from the K10s is manageable.

It makes a lot of sense to have a backup, to have multiple boxes for FOH on bigger gigs, or to have a four mix monitor rig that matches.

Plus if you like how they sound... why not?
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 06:26:20 PM »

Well, I thought the PRX612's and DSR112's were pretty close in general. DSR's were a tad tighter, perhaps lower (sweet bass), but mainly, when pushed, you could kind of hear the JBL's approaching their limit, as to where the DSR's just seemed to be able to take more. I thought the DRS's were half way between the 612 and 615. I am pretty certain, If you audition both at different stores, you won't notice much of a difference, but in A/B comparison, I found the DSR to be the winner by half a second, :) Also, with boum boum dance, I had a hard time seeing a difference, but with music like Fleetwood Mac, Dire straits, Sarah McLauchlan, etc.... The clear definition of acoustic guitars, percussion, etc, just was better with the DSR.

Thanks!

I suspect that when used with a sub, the better detail of the tops would prove to be more important than its ability to "boum boum" ;)

I understand that GC carries both the DSR and the PRX, so I should be able to hear these A/B'd.

From the specs on the horn (2" compression driver vs 1-1.5" in most of the competing products), I had hopes that a more smooth HF driver would be created.  It is only important however, that someone like you actually hears the difference since a spec is generally not worth the paper it is printed on :)
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Re: So I've got my DSR112's, now what monitors !
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 01:15:24 AM »

Hi Stephane,

I have been monitoring the new batch of powered speakers in preperation for purchasing a pair myself.

In what way were the DSR's better than the JBL PRX612?  I am aware of the issues with the K12 limiting at higher volumes which took them out of the running for me, but I have not been able to audition the DSRs at any local music store yet.

I would appreciate your feedback.

Oh, and I agree, just get 2 more DSR's.
I have K12s and I am not sure what the problem is having them limit when they get to end of their SPL. What do you want instead of them limiting? Let the smoke out? I find that they get plenty loud. I run them with KW181 subs.
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