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    Looking for something with enough low end extension and headroom to run a drum machine thru for cafe gigs. So, simple lightweight & compact. Any suggestions what to look for? ...what to look out for? Biggest bang for buck?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Don't make me say it...

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    • #3
      Don't make me say it...


      Well, I would like it to be reliable as well.

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      • #4
        I used to use JBL EONs, but they're pretty noisy.
        * = prone to being completely clueless.

        *This space for rent*

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        • #5
          I used to use JBL EONs, but they're pretty noisy.


          Yeah, I was thinking of something along those lines, but they couldn't be too noisy for a cafe type environment. Thanks.

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          • #6
            Our old Carvin 3-way PA speakers were very solid and reliable. They have a sale on all their new active speakers right now.

            Click here and scroll about half way down.

            http://www.carvinguitars.com/sales.php

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            • #7
              JBL PRX series... like this one.

              Yes, they're light (12" = 40lbs, 15" = 57lbs).
              Yes, they're powerful (500 bi-amped watts each).
              Yes, they sound phenomenal... especially on the low end.
              Yes, they're expensive.
              Yes, they're worth it.
              My Band

              "If my calculations are correct... when this baby hits 88 miles an hour... you're gonna see some serious s**t!"

              I've been Bootsied:
              1/10/2005
              8/23/2005

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              • #8
                $$$ Dollar figure?
                HCBF Mesa Brigade Member #2

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                • #9
                  I'll also admit that the new line of QSC active loudspeakers sound great. The Karoke guy at CHAMPPS upgraded his PA with them and the overall sound of the music and singers improved dramatically. Not cheap but a little less than the Mackeys.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, I was thinking of something along those lines, but they couldn't be too noisy for a cafe type environment. Thanks.

                    I've noticed that the G2's make a lot more noise than the first gens and the subs seem to make more noise than any. Perhaps a 110 first gen would do the job?
                    * = prone to being completely clueless.

                    *This space for rent*

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                    • #11
                      Yorkville's got some good ones too and they won't break the bank.

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                      • #12
                        I should add- I'm interested in the models with the built in mini mixers, so I can just plug something like my drum machine straight in.

                        As for co$t, I'd prefer to keep it under $700. I'd be cool to be able to add a 2nd and eventually, a sub...for a full PA someday.

                        Thanks for the ideas, folks. I'm checking 'em out.

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                        • #13

                          As for co$t, I'd prefer to keep it under $700.


                          You might want to check out the Yamaha MSR series powered speakers too. I haven't heard them. But the reviews seem to be positive (for the price point)
                          My Band

                          "If my calculations are correct... when this baby hits 88 miles an hour... you're gonna see some serious s**t!"

                          I've been Bootsied:
                          1/10/2005
                          8/23/2005

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                          • #14
                            Yorkville.

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                            • #15
                              Yorkville's got some good ones too and they won't break the bank.


                              Yeah! I should see if my local guy is still a Yorkie dealer. Thanks.

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