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    This PA started off as something for my low volume jazz group to play out with, initially with a pair of Behringer B208D powered mains placed behind us and a Yamaha MG82CX mixer w/mic-stand mount. I had "Y" cables for a couple of the XLR inputs in case I needed more channels (vocals, horns, acoustic guitar). I'd play bass through a 1x10 combo.

    For rock band use I now still run the two B208D's behind the band as monitors and a pair of newer B108D's as the mains - I like the B108D's (phenolic?) HF drivers better than the B208D's (titanium?). I just added a single Behringer B1200D sub so I can (lightly) mic the kick and even go direct with the bass I play. Guitar amps NOT mic'd . I like the clean uncluttered stage look and of course the minimal load-in . Plenty loud enough for small bars and indoor private parties. The MG82CX provides me with 4 XLR inputs, a stereo line input that I can "Y" a mono keyboard into, and an aux input that works OK with my Zoom MS60-B multi-FX used as a bass preamp (have to crank it up though).

    I have a single pole to mount one main over the sub and three Knox brand aluminum stands that I'm impressed with. All Audiopile cables of course mostly 30 footers with some 10 footers where/when needed. Monoprice 15' AC cables (I hate short AC cables). The sub is 47 lbs I think and easily carried by one hand .

    Anyways an experiment in how small/light a PA you can have for a full-on geezer rock band LOL.

    I'm tempted to get a second sub to balance out the look but I don't think I really need it. I hate "lead kick" and "mud bass" .
    Last edited by RoadRanger; 02-19-2018, 01:10 PM.

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    Nice to hear your still out there Ranger.
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    • #3
      Mostly playing bass in 5 bands these days. No money (and more importantly, no respect) in the low end of the sound biz hereabouts. Still fun to try to optimize my systems for low weight and easy setup .

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        I've grown a little bit, worried about getting too big. Don' wanna have to upgrade everything at this point but, it' coming and I know it.
        My prx535 are getting long in the tooth.
        DON'T BE ALARMED!!! REMAIN CALM!!!!!!!!!
        There's nothing to see here. It's another day in IDAHO!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RoadRanger View Post
          Mostly playing bass in 5 bands these days. No money (and more importantly, no respect) in the low end of the sound biz hereabouts. Still fun to try to optimize my systems for low weight and easy setup .
          Personally, I think that's the way to go. Any venue that needs a larger rig usually has their own. I hate hauling young man's gear. Give me something small, light, and functional. Shoot, I just replaced my Yamaha MGP16X analog board with a Behringer X Air X18 because it's small and light.
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          • #6
            I used a pair of B208Ds in the same fashion for a while, but found they were a little lacking for my needs. I now use them as a pair of floor monitors (they work very well for that) and switched to a pair of Turbosound ip2000s for mains. Still very lightweight and small footprint, but imho do a better job at filling the rooms without overpowering up close. Used for a 4-piece geezer rock band in 25-100 seat venues and small outdoor gigs. I've even used the Turbos for a street dance, but I added a pair of Yorkville P210 subs to fill get the bottom to carry a little.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MrHarryReems View Post

              Personally, I think that's the way to go. Any venue that needs a larger rig usually has their own. I hate hauling young man's gear. Give me something small, light, and functional. Shoot, I just replaced my Yamaha MGP16X analog board with a Behringer X Air X18 because it's small and light.
              On another thread here I detailed my "B" rig which has a XR12 configured to provide 4 separate monitor mixes and separate crossover'd mains and subs outputs .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bigjd View Post
                I've grown a little bit, worried about getting too big. Don' wanna have to upgrade everything at this point but, it' coming and I know it.
                A very real problem.
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