I had some extra lighting gear I wasn't using much any more as I get older. I had two ST132 stands and 2x10 ft sections of F34 Global Truss. A friend wanted it and had no money. As we were talking he offered a trade of some gear he had.
He offered some Turbosound TXP151 cabs which I don't find a lot of info on, although most of what I did find was fairly good, including a review by Performing Musician magazine. These are powered boxes (15 and 1" CD) that weigh about 60 lbs each. Internal 2 position high pass and 450 watt class D amp. Amp is supposed to be very efficient on current. Turbo says the measured output (not calculated) is 124 db continuous and I think the peak was 129. They look like the TXD cabs they used to sell, but are actually a completely different cabinet inside, and a different CD driver. The cabs have angled sides meant to allow use as a powered monitor, and a two position pole cup like the JBL SRX cabs.
As he was leaving he also wheels out a sinle Mackie HD1801 sub and says it goes with the tops. Don't know much about them, but from reading gather that it is decent.
I was looking for something small for my sons Boy Scout dinners and a few church type functions where my A system is drastic overkill. The thought of bringing out a pair of powered tops, a single powered sub, and an 01v96 as a full system was appealing. I have not been able to even fire them up, but the friend is another soundman in town I have known for years and trust. He told me they are all original drivers, he included one spare CD diaphragm, and if they don't work as promised can go back to him.
Considering I wasn't using the truss it seemed, a reasonable deal to me. Anyone have anything anecdotal on these cabs, or first hand knowledge? This is my first venture into powered cabs and I trust Turbo, but the Mackie not so much. It it actually delievers, I guess I will try to find one more matching sub and have a really small powered system for things smaller than I want to drag out the big guns for.