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Barbetta Sona 31C X JBL EON 15

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  • Barbetta Sona 31C X JBL EON 15

    Hope everybody is doing well...

    I am trying to decide what keyboard amp (or something to that effect) to get and I have narrowed it down to these two. I think they are both good, but I would like to hear what you guys have to say about that. Unfortunately I have never heard a Barbetta (only read many great reviews over the past 3 years or so)Only thing is that I read it doens

  • #2
    I have a Barbetta Sona Elan SE-32 and have been extremely pleased. In fact, I have two Barbetta amps (home, practice/gigs). In addition to a quarter-inch line out, the Sona Elan SE-32 has an XLR output, four channels, global tone controls (i.e., Low, Mid, High) and more power than you'll ever need. Very flat response as well, which is good for piano. I also like it because I have preference for a 15" bass speaker. Additionally, it's rather compact and not overly heavy if this matters to you. This thing kicks ass!

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    • #3
      Thanks Pawnz, one more Barbetta fan... I am almost convinced. hehe I still await anxioulsy for more replies...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by facao
        Hope everybody is doing well...

        I am trying to decide what keyboard amp (or something to that effect) to get and I have narrowed it down to these two. I think they are both good, but I would like to hear what you guys have to say about that. Unfortunately I have never heard a Barbetta (only read many great reviews over the past 3 years or so)Only thing is that I read it doens
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> &quot;Gigito ergo sum: I gig, therefore I am.&quot; <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /><br />
        <font size="1"><b><u>Keys</u>:</b><br />
        <i>Sold:</i> Yamaha S90ES, Korg Triton Le<br />
        <i>Using:</i> Yamaha MoX8 <i>(bottom tier)</i> &amp; Korg M3 <i>(top)</i>, or just Roland RD300GX<i> (on small gigs)</i><br />
        <i>Tried, returned:</i> Korg M50, Roland Fantom G7<br />
        <b><u>Mixers, Spkrs.</u>:</b><br />
        Motion Sound KP200S &amp; KP100S, (2) QSC K12's, (2) QSC K10's, (2) JBL EON15 G2's, Fender Rumble 100 <i>(for Ibanez SR500 bass gtr.)</i>, <br />
        Alesis TransActive 50, Soundcraft MFXi8, Yamaha MG82cx, Mackie ProFX12, MS1202 &amp; DFX6, <i>[Samson PL1602 - For Sale]</i><br />
        </font></div>

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        • #5
          Gigman,

          thanks for the great reply, great info...
          I need to do some "deciding"... You are right about the EON

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          • #6
            I own a pair of Barbetta 32s and love them. Light weight, loud and great clean sound. What more do you want?
            <div class="signaturecontainer">Mark M</div>

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark M
              I own a pair of Barbetta 32s and love them. Light weight, loud and great clean sound. What more do you want?


              Good deal -
              What keys do you run into them?

              And do you run in stereo - that's the point of having two, right? With a mixer or just straight to the Barbettas?
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> &quot;Gigito ergo sum: I gig, therefore I am.&quot; <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /><br />
              <font size="1"><b><u>Keys</u>:</b><br />
              <i>Sold:</i> Yamaha S90ES, Korg Triton Le<br />
              <i>Using:</i> Yamaha MoX8 <i>(bottom tier)</i> &amp; Korg M3 <i>(top)</i>, or just Roland RD300GX<i> (on small gigs)</i><br />
              <i>Tried, returned:</i> Korg M50, Roland Fantom G7<br />
              <b><u>Mixers, Spkrs.</u>:</b><br />
              Motion Sound KP200S &amp; KP100S, (2) QSC K12's, (2) QSC K10's, (2) JBL EON15 G2's, Fender Rumble 100 <i>(for Ibanez SR500 bass gtr.)</i>, <br />
              Alesis TransActive 50, Soundcraft MFXi8, Yamaha MG82cx, Mackie ProFX12, MS1202 &amp; DFX6, <i>[Samson PL1602 - For Sale]</i><br />
              </font></div>

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              • #8
                I'm in an ambient/experimental duo. A Voyager, Q, Ion, MS2000 and K Station all go through them.
                <div class="signaturecontainer">Mark M</div>

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mark M
                  I'm in an ambient/experimental duo. A Voyager, Q, Ion, MS2000 and K Station all go through them.


                  So, you're running 5 keyboards in stereo to the two Barbettas?

                  Woah - that's 10 cords, eh? Or do you have a snake or maybe 5 stereo paired cords?

                  I didn't realize the Barbetta Sona 32's had 5 inputs - in fact, according to their web site:

                  http://barbetta.com/Live/Sona_32/sona_32.html

                  ...they only have 4 inputs. So how is this possible?
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> &quot;Gigito ergo sum: I gig, therefore I am.&quot; <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /><br />
                  <font size="1"><b><u>Keys</u>:</b><br />
                  <i>Sold:</i> Yamaha S90ES, Korg Triton Le<br />
                  <i>Using:</i> Yamaha MoX8 <i>(bottom tier)</i> &amp; Korg M3 <i>(top)</i>, or just Roland RD300GX<i> (on small gigs)</i><br />
                  <i>Tried, returned:</i> Korg M50, Roland Fantom G7<br />
                  <b><u>Mixers, Spkrs.</u>:</b><br />
                  Motion Sound KP200S &amp; KP100S, (2) QSC K12's, (2) QSC K10's, (2) JBL EON15 G2's, Fender Rumble 100 <i>(for Ibanez SR500 bass gtr.)</i>, <br />
                  Alesis TransActive 50, Soundcraft MFXi8, Yamaha MG82cx, Mackie ProFX12, MS1202 &amp; DFX6, <i>[Samson PL1602 - For Sale]</i><br />
                  </font></div>

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                  • #10
                    Because of its clarity in the midrange, the 31C and 41C can cut through anything. It turns out that having two small speakers (8"/10", as opposed to 12"/15") provides good bass and midrange without getting muddy or boomy. And the tweeters provide plenty of treble. Bonus: the 31C is a svelte 35 lbs.

                    The downsides? Some hiss at high volumes and the controls in the back. But neither of these bothers me much. I love this amp.

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                    • #11
                      I use a mixer.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Mark M</div>

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mark M
                        I use a mixer.


                        Aye -
                        And do you run your stereo mix for both onstage monitoring AND for the audience/crowd as well?

                        Or do you run an additional line (mono) or lines (stereo) to the main PA as well?
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> &quot;Gigito ergo sum: I gig, therefore I am.&quot; <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /><br />
                        <font size="1"><b><u>Keys</u>:</b><br />
                        <i>Sold:</i> Yamaha S90ES, Korg Triton Le<br />
                        <i>Using:</i> Yamaha MoX8 <i>(bottom tier)</i> &amp; Korg M3 <i>(top)</i>, or just Roland RD300GX<i> (on small gigs)</i><br />
                        <i>Tried, returned:</i> Korg M50, Roland Fantom G7<br />
                        <b><u>Mixers, Spkrs.</u>:</b><br />
                        Motion Sound KP200S &amp; KP100S, (2) QSC K12's, (2) QSC K10's, (2) JBL EON15 G2's, Fender Rumble 100 <i>(for Ibanez SR500 bass gtr.)</i>, <br />
                        Alesis TransActive 50, Soundcraft MFXi8, Yamaha MG82cx, Mackie ProFX12, MS1202 &amp; DFX6, <i>[Samson PL1602 - For Sale]</i><br />
                        </font></div>

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                        • #13
                          I use headphones off the mixer to monitor. The left main goes to one Barbetta and the right main goes to the other. If I was in a rock band I'd use a separate mono feed to one Barbetta as my monitor. The mains would go out to the band's board.
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">Mark M</div>

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                          • #14
                            Right -
                            I used to do the exact same thing in a wedding band: run a mono Aux. send to my JBL EON15 G2 & then send L/R stereo mains to the band's front-of-house (FOH) PA. They claimed my keys sounded great in stereo out front. I had to take their word, as all I ever heard was the mono JBL, right by me as a kybd. amp/stage monitor.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> &quot;Gigito ergo sum: I gig, therefore I am.&quot; <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /><br />
                            <font size="1"><b><u>Keys</u>:</b><br />
                            <i>Sold:</i> Yamaha S90ES, Korg Triton Le<br />
                            <i>Using:</i> Yamaha MoX8 <i>(bottom tier)</i> &amp; Korg M3 <i>(top)</i>, or just Roland RD300GX<i> (on small gigs)</i><br />
                            <i>Tried, returned:</i> Korg M50, Roland Fantom G7<br />
                            <b><u>Mixers, Spkrs.</u>:</b><br />
                            Motion Sound KP200S &amp; KP100S, (2) QSC K12's, (2) QSC K10's, (2) JBL EON15 G2's, Fender Rumble 100 <i>(for Ibanez SR500 bass gtr.)</i>, <br />
                            Alesis TransActive 50, Soundcraft MFXi8, Yamaha MG82cx, Mackie ProFX12, MS1202 &amp; DFX6, <i>[Samson PL1602 - For Sale]</i><br />
                            </font></div>

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                            • #15
                              Do u still have and LOVE 31C & 41C? I will be buying a 41C with in 10 days. Some time has pass is it a lasting love?

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