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    I already have a full gig PA, but I just purchased a TC-Helicon Harmony-G XT which I intend to put together a coffee shop gig rig (just me, the Harmony g, my Taylor, a microphone and a speaker).

    I may occasionally play to a medium size crowd, but anything bigger than that, and I would bring out the big guns

    I was thinking that a single speaker would be enough (if it was a good enough speaker). I am looking for good vocal clarity, and warm lows for the acoustic guitar and the bottom end of my voice.

    I think I need some kind of volume control on the speaker (I will have to see if the Harmony g can do this for me with some output level, but I suspect that it can't). It may be nice to control the cross-over point and have some amount of eq on the speaker since there isn't going to be a mixer involved (mix the guitar and vocals on the harmony g).

    I am looking for the rig to be easy (since I already have complicated), but to have high quality.

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated
    With Greater Knowledge Comes Greater Understanding

  • #2
    http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/general/Product.aspx?PId=33&MId=3

    Budget?

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    • #3
      I'm really liking the QSC HPR stuff these days. the 122i is very nice. heavy but well made. 6 year warranty!!

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      • #4
        How articulate do you want the speaker to be? And once again... Budget?
        Thanks,
        Bill Cronheim
        Entertainment Systems Corporation
        Back stage since 1965
        Equipment specialist since 1973

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        • #5
          Take a look at the FBT Maxx4a. I believe it has everything you are asking for and is a very nice sounding speaker.
          Mike Pyle
          Audiopyle Sound Pro Audio & Stage Lighting
          www.audiopyle.com

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          • #6
            I know a duo that runs a single power eon 15. They do use a little mixer with FX. They run two mics, a 12 string, and mic a set of congas and a steel drum. It works fine for them. The eons are pretty bullet proof. These guys have been running them down here on the island outside in the salt air for years.

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            • #7
              FBT PSR 212a
              Dynacord Madras M212
              EV Plasma P1
              JBL VP7212/95DPC
              YMMV.

              Release your inner DJ... then you will begin to see.

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              • #8
                I'm kinda fond of the Meyer UPA-1P & 2P myself
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                Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/FMIC/JAM Industries Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

                Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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                • #9
                  +1 on the Eon, although the new stuff looks like an Alien Pod.

                  RCF ART325 would be an even better choice IMO.

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                  • #10
                    LOL.... "Best Powered Speaker" yet no mention of what your price range is.

                    If you're looking high end, and looking at speakers ranging from $4000+ each:
                    JBL VP Series
                    Turbosound TQ445DP
                    RCF TT Series

                    Mid-Hi End -- ~$2000
                    JBL VRX932LAP
                    RCF 4PRO
                    Yorkville U15P

                    Mid-Range
                    QSC HPR153 / 152 / 122
                    JBL PRX
                    RCF ART

                    Bargain Basement
                    JBL EON
                    Behringer
                    Mackie Thump
                    ​Boston Common Band - Boston Wedding Bands
                    Sound --- DB Tech DVA T4's + RCF TTS18a Subs | RCF TT08a + ART710 Monitors
                    Rack --- A&H QU-16 | Sennheiser Wireless Systems | Furman P2400AR
                    Lighting --- Chauvet Quad6 PARs | Chauvet + ADJ Lasers | QSpot360 Moving Heads

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, my vote would be for the Meyer UPA-1P, probably. If I don't have to lift it in the air!
                      How about a mother****************ing crocodile pit instead of those titty ****************s !


                      Last edited by Jazz Ad on 06-20-2004 at 098 PM

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, my vote would be for the Meyer UPA-1P, probably. If I don't have to lift it in the air!


                        Yup, agreed.
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                        Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/FMIC/JAM Industries Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

                        Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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                        • #13
                          You might want to take a look at KV2 Audio's EX-12. Very articulate and on par with Meyer at about half the cost.
                          Thanks,
                          Bill Cronheim
                          Entertainment Systems Corporation
                          Back stage since 1965
                          Equipment specialist since 1973

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                          • #14
                            OP... where R U?
                            Where the Mississippi River runs west...

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                            • #15
                              I just got a pair of QSC's K12 active cabinets and I really like 'em !! I've put keyboards, vocals and acousti-electric guitar thru them, all sound great to me.

                              The K12's are powerful, clean sound, yet silent - I've had the JBL EONG2 15's for almost 8 yrs. and always liked their sound, although they're just a tad bit harsh in the horn and kind of hissy. The K12's have absolutely no hiss when you turn them on, even w/gain all the way up - are warmer than the EONs and they sound very full for a 12" speaker.
                              "Gigito ergo sum: I Gig, therefore I Am."


                              Keys:
                              Yamaha MotifXF6 - (bottom tier) & Korg M361 (top)
                              Roland RD300GX (88 keys - smaller gigs & when I play left hand bass)

                              Mixers, Spkrs.:
                              (2) QSC K12's, (2) QSC K10's, (2) QSC K8's
                              1 JBL PRX715XLF Subwoofer
                              Motion Sound KP200S & KP100S kybd. amps (rarely use any more)
                              Allen & Heath MixWiz3, Soundcraft MFXi8, Yamaha MG82cx,
                              Mackie ProFX12, Alesis TransActive 50, [Samson PL1602 - For Sale]
                              Fender Rumble 100 Bass Amp (for Ibanez SR500 Bass)

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