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    I have two Yamaha DXR 8s with ZXA1 Sub and for the small stuff I do this is great. The tops when crossed at 100hz easily can out run that little sub. Is there anything around 60 pounds or less that would keep up when I have an outdoor gig or bigger room? The sub has to be light enough so I can carry by myself if I have to at least a flight of stairs without breaking my back. I'm thinking a 15inch? The Yamaha 15 is nice but it is 80 plus pounds. The alternative is to keep renting when I need it.
    Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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    The JBL PRX 15's look nice, but I haven't used one. I do have PRX712's and I love them.
    They come in at under 60lb.

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    • #3
      I own couple of PRX715XLF subs which get used in small bars. They pack quite a punch for their size. When 2 are coupled together, they can get quite loud. I also own the 718XLF's and they sound very similar - quite musical. The low end is nice and tight - kick and bass...At 56lbs they are easy to carry around, weight less than the ZXA1 and offer 5 more db - not a hugh amount more but noticeable.
      Now the PRX 700 series is discontinued, they can be had for quite reasonably too.

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      • #4
        Anyone have any experience with the Electro-Voice EKX-15SP ?? By the way the ZXA1 sub is only around 46 pounds hfc7713 but looking hard at those JBLs too.
        Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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        • #5
          Electro-Voice Sx300+Sb122

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cappttenron View Post
            Anyone have any experience with the Electro-Voice EKX-15SP ?? By the way the ZXA1 sub is only around 46 pounds hfc7713 but looking hard at those JBLs too.
            Sorry Cappttenron.. I was looking at the shipping weight of the ZXA1.

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            • #7
              The more I explore this to really get a big bump I would need to go over 60 plus pounds which makes it a two man job getting it up the stairs. The ones I really like are 80 plus. So I think I might just get a second EV zxa1 sub and then I can carry both one handed and makes it modular. If I get a big gig will just rent a big 18 inch or two. If I was doing DJ type music I would probably bite the bullet and get a big sub but not getting any younger and I would like to keep my back in good shape. I have a friend suffering back problems from riding motocross as a young guy and its really shutting him down.
              Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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              • #8
                My 15" subs are 25lbs each but passive - driven by a NU3000. It is fun carrying both in at once .

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                • #9
                  What subs do you have RoadRanger?
                  Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cappttenron View Post
                    What subs do you have RoadRanger?
                    They're actually RevSound RS115's with the "X" drivers and "factory" installed tophats for speaker poles:
                    http://revsound.net/collections/bass...products/rs115
                    Modelling says they are not displacement limited even at 38 Hz @ 400W.
                    My X-Air mixer is rack mounted with two four channel amps in a 6U shallow rack so it's actually easier for me to run all passive .
                    Last edited by RoadRanger; 10-15-2016, 01:38 PM.

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                    • #11
                      RoadRanger How well do those RS115's perform?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stingray5 View Post
                        RoadRanger How well do those RS115's perform?
                        Well enough for me - but not gonna give you "lead kick". I'll have them out tomorrow night. Obviously not in the same class as my Danley TH-Mini's which I mostly use outdoors these days.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for your answer.

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                          • #14
                            I'm asking the same qn myself.

                            I am pretty sure that any of the PRX 815wxlf, the EKX15sp or the RCF 705as would easily outrun your current EVs.

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                            • #15
                              In reading some reviews of the EKX15sp they seem like a nice product. Curious why a lot of those people would put 15inch tops above a 15 inch sub? If you passing everything above 100hz why get 15 inch tops? Seems like a waste of money.
                              Dan Snyder is bad Karma

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