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  • QSC KSERIES VS. NEW JBL PRX600 LINE?

    I'm between the two right now. I'm a mobile DJ that plays 95% indoor gigs and I'm upgrading from EV Sxa250s which I love to death. I want to start with 12's and one sub to get a more scalable system for bigger gigs. Each have their own merits and I am completely lost. The idea is to go lightweight so please do not offer substitutes like the HPRs, I know they're better.

    This is what I gathered from extensive research:

    k12
    - more expensive at 799
    - heavier at 41 lbs
    - plastic cabinet
    - Ksub is less than stellar
    - gets great reviews and qsc has legendary customer service and warranty

    prx612m
    - cheaper at 699
    - lighter at 35 lbs
    - wood cabinet
    - sub offering is significantly better
    - Not one review available for the new prx line and don't know much about jbl's customer service and warranty

    I'd appreciate any help with my decision from all of you that have significantly more knowledge/experience than me.

    Please weigh in on reliability/service of QSC vs. JBL. Thank you all very much for your help.

  • #2
    PRX500's were already better than K series...
    I bet the 600's sound close or even equal to JBL's 500 series, but now they can say "1000 watts" out loud, just like QSC has been doing...
    YMMV.

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    • #3
      The JBL's aren't even available till next week, gonna have to wait on the review.

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      • #4
        I hate to encourage brand snobbery but - especially for a DJ - the JBL's will get you more gigs and also have a higher resale value. I'd go with them for this application even if the QSC's sounded slightly better but that's not an issue . JBL is noted for great service too .

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        • #5
          but now they can say "1000 watts" out loud, just like QSC has been doing...


          Exactamundo. The whole point of this new release no?
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          • #6
            Please weigh in on reliability/service of QSC vs. JBL. Thank you all very much for your help.

            Both QSC and JBL stand behind their products.

            K12: 75

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            • #7
              K12: 75

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              • #8
                Both QSC and JBL stand behind their products.

                K12: 75

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                • #9
                  That's a big monitor.

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                  • #10
                    Better to compare the QSC KW Series to the PRX600 series - a more apples to apples comparison - and both wooden cabs. K Series is a better match up to the EON's.

                    On paper the K12 and KW122 look almost identical but I would suspect this would be a classic case of "listen and compare" - the wooden cabinet of the KW series may sound different than the K series poly cabs. KW also offers the KW181 sub which has comparable output to the better of the two PRX618S-XLF.

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                    • #11
                      I'm between the two right now. I'm a mobile DJ that plays 95% indoor gigs and I'm upgrading from EV Sxa250s which I love to death.
                      .


                      What's wrong with your EV speakers? Too heavy, don't throw....?

                      Your "upgrade" path should probably be determined by the deficiencies (real or imagined) in your present rig.

                      Lots of DJ types are still using SX300's (or the powered version) with those lightweight EV subs (SB something or the other?).

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                      • #12
                        Mackie has a new powered 12"/1" box coming out too made of wood that looks like it may be a contender in this class of speaker.
                        HD1221 I cant figure out how to paste a link on this Mac but you can find it on mackie.com

                        I know mackie doesnt get alot of love around here, but it looks like the new HD line is getting some good reviews so I guess that this box should be no different.
                        Regardless, just a thought.

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                        • #13
                          ...and I'm upgrading from EV Sxa250s which I love to death.


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                          • #14
                            Mackie has a new powered 12"/1" box coming out too made of wood that looks like it may be a contender in this class of speaker.
                            HD1221 I cant figure out how to paste a link on this Mac but you can find it on mackie.com

                            I know mackie doesnt get alot of love around here, but it looks like the new HD line is getting some good reviews so I guess that this box should be no different.
                            Regardless, just a thought.


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