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    I think I'm just about ready to wrap up the improvements to our sound system at our church (with a contemporary/rock & roll worship service). I still need input/insights on floor (wedge) monitors.


    I've been comparing the following:

    Community's MVP Series (MVP 28 & MVP 38)

    Peavy's TLM series (TLM 2 & TLM 5)

    Yorkville Y series (Y112M, Y115M, & Y150M)



    The Community's have the liquid cooled horns, the Peavy's have a reputation for ruggedness (so I've heard), and the Yorkvilles seem to be less expensive (by around $50 each) but highly touted.

    Any "apples to apples" comparisons out there (sound, reliabilty, longevity, etc.)?


    Thanks again for all your help!

  • #2
    I've never used the Yorkvilles or the Peaveys, but I own a pair of Community MVP28s.

    They're really good. Very smooth if you drive them with a good amp.

    The voice coil - (dustcover? I'm not up to speed on speaker terminology) - e.g. the small circle inside the speaker - is very big on these speakers. I dunno if that's good, but hey!

    Mine are very small, which is nice for transporting them and on the small stages we play on.
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    • #3
      All three seem to have some fans here. Have you listened to them yet? That's really what matters most.
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      • #4
        I'm a Yorkville fan, but with that said, the Performance (Y) series stuff is their lower end and I've heard only marginal reviews their. Certainly if you can listen to them all, that is the best. Otherwise I would go with the Community MVP....I've heard them and they are decent.
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        • #5
          Community may be your best bet. You don't really need ruggedness (Peavey) if it's an install. Also don't really need light weight (Yorkvilles). My experience with those particular Yorkies is not favorable.
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          • #6
            I have (2) PV TLM 112's & (2) TLM 115's. They sound pretty decent. They are an older version. They are lower power than I'd like. They are stand mountable - which is a plus. The specs say 1.4" driver - FYI: that is the diaphram - the exit on the CH3 horn is actually 7/8". It looks like they are still putting the XT HF driver in them... Most of their higher end boxes they used to put the XT in, now they are putting the RX in. A lot smoother.I have know idea what the price is but, it you want PV's, I'd take a step up and
            check out the SP 112mx.... I am still undecided on those or the MVP's. The MVP's are not pole mountable. I have been cosidering upgrading to the MVP's. A little smaller, lighter... I use them with a band that plays every weekend - so mobility is more of an issue for me than in your situation. MVP's have had a lot of praise around here. I've never heard the Yorkies...
            good luck & let us know what you get!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by SoundtechSD
              The voice coil - (dustcover? I'm not up to speed on speaker terminology) - e.g. the small circle inside the speaker - is very big on these speakers. I dunno if that's good, but hey!

              Caveat: Don't judge the size of the voice coil by the dust cover. I've seen low-end speakers with huge dust covers that hide a 1" coil. It's just one more way that manufacturers of low-end gear try to fool you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RickJ

                Caveat: Don't judge the size of the voice coil by the dust cover. I've seen low-end speakers with huge dust covers that hide a 1" coil. It's just one more way that manufacturers of low-end gear try to fool you.


                I never thought of that. I've just equated little dust covers with wimpy speakers all the time, which most of the time is correct...I bought a 112 Peavey cab for 15 bucks on a whim from a garage sale - the dust cover could be covered up by a quarter! I don't know where that cab is now,

                One thing about the Communities - - be VERY VERY careful with the plastic handles and jackplates!
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                • #9
                  I've always been a little curious about the Community MVP series. They have relatively low sensitivity ratings, but seem to be well liked by those who have them. Is is just that Community is a little more honest about their ratings than the competition? Is it that SPL is less important when a speaker is producing a good quality sound? New monitors are on list for upgrades at my church this Fall and these are definitely on my shortlist.

                  Peace,
                  D
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SteelyD2
                    I've always been a little curious about the Community MVP series. They have relatively low sensitivity ratings, but seem to be well liked by those who have them. Is is just that Community is a little more honest about their ratings than the competition? Is it that SPL is less important when a speaker is producing a good quality sound? New monitors are on list for upgrades at my church this Fall and these are definitely on my shortlist.

                    Peace,
                    D


                    I have the same question. Bassknave says they are a very good bang for the buck, but apart from the "smooth high end" that is talked about, nothing else about the cabinet is anything to get excited about. I suppose if you put ample power to it, having smooth highs from a "cheap" speaker is pretty exciting in and of itself.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RickJ

                      Caveat: Don't judge the size of the voice coil by the dust cover. I've seen low-end speakers with huge dust covers that hide a 1" coil. It's just one more way that manufacturers of low-end gear try to fool you.

                      That's right... it's not the size of the tool but the quality!
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                      • #12
                        My opinion, for what it's worth, is that the Community MVP stuff sounds pretty good for the price. (I paid $200 apiece)
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                        • #13
                          I just found the Community's at:
                          $165ea - MVP28
                          $189ea - MVP38

                          The best price I've found for the Y'villes:
                          $150ea - Y112
                          $215ea - Y115


                          Given these minimal price differences (in other words $ is NOT a determining factor in the decision) am I hearing you correctly - that the Community's is the way to go?

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                          • #14
                            That seems to be the opinion here - although a caveat; I'm not the most experienced soundguy here and I've never listened to the other two models you suggested.

                            Also, I'm 15.
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                            • #15
                              While I've not personally used the Yorkville monitors, I'm a big fan of Yorkville speakers. Check out the following link.

                              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=23794&item=2543916 074

                              I know the seller of these particular cabinets, and he keeps all his gear in excellent condition. The price might be a plus to you.
                              Good luck with whatever you pick up.
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