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    I'm looking to dowsize for the solo gigs, and am close to pulling the Fishstick trigger. But first, I'm looking into appropriate sized passive line array speakers. I like my powered mixer and like having the controls at my finger tips. I don't want the Bose Panaray 402 because I don't want to haul around the active EQ. And the only other thing I can find is the Galaxy Audio Lab LA4B; maybe even buy two of them and stack them. But I can't find any reviews on line, and there's none in my local stores to try out. It'd be only for the solo gig, and I'd keep my 12" cabs for bigger, louder, outdoor gigs. Anybody ever plug one or more of them in? Any other portable passive line array speakers that I'm overlooking?



    It's this one: http://galaxyaudio.com/LA4.php



    Best,

    Paul K

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    My only concern with this would be SPL from 125W [@16ohms] may not be adequate for some rooms
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    • #3
      Lots of light weight speakers out there now days. Line arrays - idk. May I ask what 12" cabs you're using now?
      BD

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      • #4
        Understand that it is a 16 ohm speaker. That means that you'll need a 250W amp (into the normal 8 ohms) to be able to deliver 125 to this speaker. I'm also guessing that if you put any bass into it it's gonna get ugly very fast.
        Don Boomer

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        • #5
          I saw a guy using the fishman stick outside and it was unimpressive, even though he was very close to his audience. it sounded thin lacked presence. But the Bose L1 with a bass module sounds pretty good.

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          • #6
            The 'Fishstick' really is for indoor use; the Galaxy unit under discussions sounds like a weak attempt to copy it. Both dboomer and myself immediately felt the wattage was way underpowered based on the configuration. Why they designed their array at 16ohms with only 125W is beyond me.
            "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

            Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
            "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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            • #7
              I'm using the Carvin LM-12's. They're wonderful. Light (neo speakers), fit in the trunk, and I put both on one pole with one of those "T" things and spread them about 30 or 40 degrees apart. Powered mixer is the small Carvin unit with the class D amps (10 lbs). Mic is the Shure WH30. . The sound is more than good enough. I get lots of compliments on the tone and sound from musicians. And find that on bass gigs, I'm using the same setup instead of my bass rig. I'm really just amazed at the bang for the buck. But visually on a solo gig, the big speakers freak people out, and makes my back line look rather imposing--not the wine bar look. Bose sticks aren't in the running because they don't have on board reverb; Fishstick does. If I'm going to need to bring in a sub and a separate mixer and the cables to connect it, I'd rather stay with the Carvin mixer/amp unit since I already own it. Maybe bring one of the LM-12's and put it on the floor to fill out the bottom for gigs that aren't large enough to use both LM-12's.



              This future speaker doesn't need to be loud. I can always bring the LM-12's for that. And I assume I'd want two of the Galaxy speakers stacked (but may just buy them one at a time in case one is enough, or if they suck.....). But I don't know anything about the Galaxy products. Their product line appears to be in a specialty area of pro audio--the personal monitor thing. Is it good stuff or bad stuff? I've got no place nearby that has them in stock for me to plug them in.



              (And regarding their 16 ohm impedance, I assumed that was because they are intended to be used in a pair.)

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              • #8
                Old thread - but has anyone tried these yet? I'm looking for something cool looking to pole mount over my two 25 lb 15" subs. I'm presently using Behringer B208's (a bit fugly but OK) but have a spare amp channel (NU3000, 1500w @ 2 ohms) that should be plenty for these 16 ohm cabs. The 8 ohm subs are on the other channel so the relative power should be good (2x subs to tops). I'll save a bit of setup time too, not having to AC power the tops. Crossover at 150Hz is OK with me, I'm using 125Hz now.

                EDIT> Weird, GC/MF only has them in white - everywhere else has black also. But I have a 20% coupon for GC so $340 shipped after tax for a pair is far cheaper than anywhere else...
                Last edited by RoadRanger; 05-12-2016, 11:12 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoadRanger View Post
                  Old thread - but has anyone tried these yet? .
                  I bought a pair and don't like them. No highs, no lows. I wouldn't buy them again.
                  They do look less intimidating than other speakers, but without a tweeter they sound dull.
                  I did buy a top hat and put it into the bottom of one speaker so I could stack them, so it looks real cool.
                  But IMHO, buy something else. Or buy mine for cheap.

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                  • #10
                    What do you want for yours? So, you modded one so you could stack them? I have subs, and parametric EQ available to "fix" the high end - I used to run Bose 802's back in the days so know all about dealing with "No highs, No lows" LOL.
                    Last edited by RoadRanger; 05-13-2016, 06:33 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RoadRanger View Post
                      What do you want for yours? .
                      More room in the closet would be nice.....

                      Hmmm.....How about $150 for the pair plus shipping. I also put feet on them....they didn't come with feet. And to make sure we're talking apples to apples, these are the un-powered ones. 16 ohms so you can daisy chain four of them for a 4ohm load. And indeed, one has the top hat on the top and bottom for easy stacking. I use a plastic tube for the connection. It looks pretty slick.

                      Of more interest, may be the EAW JF80 that I have: http://eaw.com/docs/2_Legacy_Product...JF80_polar.pdf
                      I think it sounds way better and would mate well with a powered sub. I don't use it because it isn't as efficient as the speakers in my Carvin AG300, and the difference is very noticeable. My Carvin LM12 matches it much, much better at the same weight. But if you're not matching it with anything, it'd be wonderful. Catch is that there's no 1/4 inch plug; only neutrik speakon and a hard wire....so you'd need the appropriate connectors. I'd sell that for $100 plus shipping. It's really a great speaker for permanent installations.

                      Northern Connecticut, eh? Ever road trip to Ithaca? Plug them both in and save shipping!


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                      • #12
                        I think one of the local casinos had those for front fills - I used to drive by EAW every day going to work . So, how about I PayPal yah $150 and then the shipping once you know what it is? PM me .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RoadRanger View Post
                          PM me .
                          PM's sent.
                          And that EAW is still available if'n anybody else is interested.....that'd make the spouse kinda happy.

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                          • #14
                            PM'd yah back - did you get it?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoadRanger View Post
                              PM'd yah back - did you get it?
                              I did. Thanks. I had issues working the message board thing because I'm not so smart. Speakers will go out today.
                              Peace
                              Paul K

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