Yeah I've brought it down to two speakers, the Yamaha DXR15 and the Electro-Voice ELX115P..
As of now I have 3 choices for which speakers I would like to buy (not in order) because I would like to become a mobile DJ. Try to ignore the pricing in your final decision.
1. Mackie SRM-650 1600W 15 HD Powered Loudspeaker (700$) (I think it is like 900 retail, but I found 700 at most placed)
2. B-52 ACTPRO-1515 Dual 15" Active Loudspeaker (750$)
3. Gemini GVX-215P Dual 15-Inch Powered Speaker (600$)
EDIT: 4. Electro-Voice ELX115P (700$)
Here is what I want out of these speakers, power with clarity. Overall I want the sound to be the best. I want the speakers to be loud. I have one uniform concern with the Dual 15 inch speakers.. Is the bass going to overpower the single tweeter? I like bass, but there's a point where it is too much (overpowering the mids and highs), I've never heard a dual 15" speaker. Would this be a issue?
My second issue is, how would I elevate the Dual 15".. Would I use a stand? I'm not sure if the B-52 ACTPRO-1515 even has a speaker stand mount under it.
I love the style of the Mackie SRM-650, and I am interested in all the features it has like the SmartProtect DSP, EQs, Built-Like-A-Tank, HD processing, Driver Time alignment, phase correction, feedback destroyer, etc but I am wondering If I am paying for the features and not the speaker power. However a lot of those features are nice, like the ones helping audio quality etc.
Heres the SPL ratings for the three:
1. 133dB Mackie SRM-650
2. 134dB B-52 ACTPRO-1515
3. 136dB Gemini GVX-215P
-Most of those higher ones are probably going to be that high from the bass, which brings me back to the question, is there too much bass?
Today I sent Mackie this message, "Which speaker is louder, the Mackie HD1521 or the Mackie SRM-650? Also by how much decibels? I noticed that they have a Max SPL rating of 135dB (HD1521) and 133 dB (SRM-650). However I also noticed that the HD1521 only has a measured Max SPL of 125dB, which surprised me because the calculated Max SPL was 135dB, which would be like 2 times louder. So I am wondering if the Max SPL of the SRM-650 is really only like 123 dB. Also does this happen often with other speaker specs as well..? So like if there is another speaker from Brand X would it be just as loud as a speaker that is also rated at 133dB or 135dB? Thanks"
Which would again bring me to a new question, is there really that much power?
Overall, I need help deciding which speaker to buy. Again I want the most power with the best sound. I will accept other speaker ideas, just that personally from the research I have done these look to be good.
Most Important Questions:
1. What would you personally buy? (ignoring pricing)
2. From what I said, what would should I buy? (ignore pricing)
a. If you said the B-52 ACTPRO-1515 how should I elevate it
Here is where you can find specs for each speaker:
1. Mackie SRM-650 www.mackie.com
2. B-52 ACTPRO-1515 www.djgearforless.com
3. Gemini GVX-215P geminisound.com
EDIT: 4. Electro-Voice ELX115P http://www.electrovoice.com