I've started a number of threads asking for advice (powered subs /etc). A quick recap:
One of my most recent was asking the differences between the 612's and the 710's. I recently sold my single 618 xlf sub and bought 2 x 715 xlf sub and I am very happy with that decision.
.My next decision was do I keep my 2 x 612's or would the 710's be a better match to the 715 subs. I took a 710 home and did a A/B in the basement. I felt the 710 was crisper but the 612 was fuller (both with and without the sub in use)
Well, last night I took the 710's out on a gig where I have played many times and here's what i think ...
This is a fairly large room that is pretty deep ...
On the dance floor and about 1/2 the room length the system sounded really good.The vocals were as clean and crisp as I've ever heard them, the bottom was nice and tight and all the music was also clean and crisp. At first I was "sold", however when I moved furthur back in the room the fullness wasn't the same as with the 12's. While you could hear us it didn't seem to pack the same punch furthur away you got.
While we play to the dance floor is nice to have people at the bar area be able to hear the music more than faintly.
I guess I am surprised and don't understand why??? Is it a matter of the size of paper being pushed? Is it just plain normal to expect a 12 to be heard furthur away than a 10 and the sound to be fuller even when using the subs? Based on this less than professional test I feel it is a better idea to keep my 612's.