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Title: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Steve Lowe on April 04, 2011, 08:31:38 pm
Im looking for a set of decent powered speakers perhaps 8" or 10" would like to stay in the $200 to $250 range if possible. I have a db 12" powered sub. I mainly use my laptop as my music source and ocassionally an acoustic guitar. Usually just 1 singer and ocassionally 2 singers max. Venue size about 150 max. Thanks for suggestions. Was thinking about Berhiniger powered 8" or 10"
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Brad Weber on April 05, 2011, 08:19:02 am
Im looking for a set of decent powered speakers perhaps 8" or 10" would like to stay in the $200 to $250 range if possible. I have a db 12" powered sub. I mainly use my laptop as my music source and ocassionally an acoustic guitar. Usually just 1 singer and ocassionally 2 singers max. Venue size about 150 max. Thanks for suggestions. Was thinking about Berhiniger powered 8" or 10"
Just to verify, that is $200 to $250 each and not for a pair, correct?  Do you also need stands and cables included within that budget?
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Steve Lowe on April 05, 2011, 12:27:22 pm
Just to verify, that is $200 to $250 each and not for a pair, correct?  Do you also need stands and cables included within that budget?

my mistake yes that is each speaker. Don't need to anything else included. I have a large system so I have cables stands etc. thanks
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Robert Patch on April 05, 2011, 01:55:32 pm
Im looking for a set of decent powered speakers perhaps 8" or 10" would like to stay in the $200 to $250 range if possible.

Save up and get the EV ZXA1.
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Gus Housen on April 05, 2011, 02:19:32 pm
There really isnt anything good in the $200 to $250 each Powered speaker price range. Certainly nothing anyone is going to recomend. You might be able to find some used JBL eon's for that.
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Rob Spence on April 05, 2011, 02:48:05 pm
There really isnt anything good in the $200 to $250 each Powered speaker price range. Certainly nothing anyone is going to recomend. You might be able to find some used JBL eon's for that.
Agreed. Perhaps for the size gigs you say, a single, better quality speaker might do the job?
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Steve Lowe on April 05, 2011, 03:51:57 pm
Agreed. Perhaps for the size gigs you say, a single, better quality speaker might do the job?
Thanks I'll just spend a little more any suggestions.
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Chris Carpenter on April 05, 2011, 04:52:18 pm
Thanks I'll just spend a little more any suggestions.

Has anyone tried the Mackie TH12A?
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Steve Lowe on April 05, 2011, 04:58:17 pm
Has anyone tried the Mackie TH12A?
I have Mackie 450's that I use with my 18" QSC. just looking for something for smaller gigs to us with my 12" db technologies sub. Like to do 8" or 10" speakers
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Daniel Cash on April 05, 2011, 06:02:31 pm
I have Mackie 450's that I use with my 18" QSC. just looking for something for smaller gigs to us with my 12" db technologies sub. Like to do 8" or 10" speakers

Well, if that is the case, then you cant go wrong with the ZXA1. They are super small and have a lot of output for their size. 
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Robert Patch on April 06, 2011, 03:22:55 pm
I have Mackie 450's that I use with my 18" QSC. just looking for something for smaller gigs to us with my 12" db technologies sub. Like to do 8" or 10" speakers

Also check out QSC K10's.  An incredibly versatile and pleasant sounding speaker.
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Scott Bolt on April 06, 2011, 06:29:29 pm
+1 on the QSC K10's.  Nice round, full, articulate sound.  You can easily audition them at any GC.  I actually like them better than the K12's.
Title: Re: Small Powerd speakers suggestions
Post by: Steve Lowe on April 06, 2011, 07:11:46 pm
+1 on the QSC K10's.  Nice round, full, articulate sound.  You can easily audition them at any GC.  I actually like them better than the K12's.
I really lie the K 12's and may consider getting a single K10 and using it with the db12sub. Later on buy a second.