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  • #16
    Originally posted by Stingray5
    Agedhorse, are you saying that a compressor won't help with a lavalier cardioid clip on mic? Because that's what I was going to do, soon as I hook up the new RQ4332 Peavey Board, with built in compression. Not only to try to keep the volume level even, when the pastor moves his head up and down, but also when he gets a little louder. Not only just keeping the voice more consistent, but to also keep feedback under control. I read once, that a SM57, makes a good podioum mike. I tryed it yesterday, muted the channel, hooked up the 57, muted the chanel, switched to the PVM22, without changing anything else. The Peavey PVM22 had way more gain. I was wondering if the Behringer B2 or B1 might be a good choice for a podioum mike. I agree that power, is not the only equation on selecting a powered speaker, especially when I a/b the B300 against the MS400. Three out of four people picked the Behringer. To my dismay, since I own the MS400. Oh well, can't win them all. Denny.


    Check thid link:
    http://www.soundinstitute.com/article_detail.cfm/ID/121
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    • #17
      Originally posted by ViLo
      I posted this question about 3 months ago, I think?

      Anyway, does anybody have any experience, or opinions on the Active Samson Speakers DB500a.
      http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1644&brandID=2
      Somebody stole the Club Series Yamaha speakers from my church last weekend and my Yamaha MS400's too.

      We are looking for an inexpensive replacement, and the Samson look fine for the price.

      Any input will be of great help.

      Thanks,


      ViLo


      According to Samson's rep. the DB500a still in production.
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      Too Many Songs To Learn, So little Time!!

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      • #18
        Good one Vilo, I read something simular on Peavey's web page.

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        • #19
          I'm also thinking about the The 510 Dawn system, for myself but I'm not sure yet..................................
          If I want to go with the Samson EX500 SUB/DB500a Speakers Combo [Heavier]but more power] or THE 510 DAwn System [ligther & cleaner {so they say } but less power]

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          Too Many Songs To Learn, So little Time!!

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          • #20
            A compressor will only help even things out if you have enough gain (actually more than enough) and you can use it more to take off spots that are too loud, since any gain reduction must come from available gain before feedback. On a lav, there is usually not enough margin to make results useful.

            It may help on a podium or handheld, where GBF is not as big of a problem, but approach it with caution, learn as much as possible about how a compressor works brefor trying it out on the guina pigs
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            • #21
              Originally posted by agedhorse
              A compressor will only help even things out if you have enough gain (actually more than enough) and you can use it more to take off spots that are too loud, since any gain reduction must come from available gain before feedback. On a lav, there is usually not enough margin to make results useful.

              It may help on a podium or handheld, where GBF is not as big of a problem, but approach it with caution, learn as much as possible about how a compressor works brefor trying it out on the guina pigs


              Thanks!
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              The Lord Is My Provider And My Boss, So Don't Even Think You Are The Man
              Too Many Songs To Learn, So little Time!!

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              • #22
                I received my Samson DB500a's today, and they are HUGE! compared to the Yamaha MS400, and the Mackie's.
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                • #23
                  So, how d'you like their sound compared to the MS400 and SRM450 ?
                  How much (perceived) power compared to the SRM450 and B300 ?
                  I don't care for specs. I want your opinion.

                  (I had the B300 that crapped out on me : great sound but not enough power ...)
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                  • #24
                    Looks like a good value for an active cabinet on the surface. One thing I don't like is that specs for this box are nowhere to be found. Samson site has nothing. I must have checked 10 websites that carry them. Not a one had anything more than a picture and the identical vaguely speced marketing blurb.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by JMS 2
                      So, how d'you like their sound compared to the MS400 and SRM450 ?
                      How much (perceived) power compared to the SRM450 and B300 ?
                      I don't care for specs. I want your opinion.

                      (I had the B300 that crapped out on me : great sound but not enough power ...)


                      Sorry for the late reply, I was out for a while.

                      I like them a lot, I have power to spare! i I went up all the way on my Allen& Heath and no distortion, to me the sound is clean, but I'm not an expert, is just my opinion, I'm happy.

                      I paid $410.00 ea. form Music123.com.
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                      Too Many Songs To Learn, So little Time!!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by abzurd
                        Looks like a good value for an active cabinet on the surface. One thing I don't like is that specs for this box are nowhere to be found. Samson site has nothing. I must have checked 10 websites that carry them. Not a one had anything more than a picture and the identical vaguely speced marketing blurb.


                        From the DB500a Manual:
                        Inputs
                        Microphone Balanced XLR
                        Line Balanced Combo XLR/Line

                        Outputs
                        Extension Balanced XLR

                        Controls
                        Mic Level Rotary
                        Line Level Rotary
                        Low EQ Rotary Center Detent +/- 12db@100Hz
                        High EQ Rotary Center Detent +/-12db 10 kHz
                        Low Filter Switch 12db per octave @ 80Hz
                        Limiter Switch Opitimax Multiband dynamics

                        Power Rating
                        Low Frequency 400 Watt RMS
                        High Frequency 100 Watt RMS

                        Frequency Response: 60 Hz-15 kHz+ 3dB
                        Crossover Frequency: 2.3 kHz, 3 pole (24 db per octave)

                        LF Driver: 15" Heavey Duty bass transducer
                        2.5" voice coil(Kapton Former)
                        50oz. barium ferrite magnet

                        HF Driver: 1.75" Titanium Compression driver.
                        edge-wound copper coil, 75 oz. magnet structure.

                        Weigth 60 lbs.

                        Dimensions: 30" (h) x 19" (w) x 18" (d)

                        I hope this helps.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by abzurd
                          Power and price look good......maybe too good. Make sure the 400w low and 100w high are RMS ratings and not some version of peak power. I found a few companies doing that when I put together my powered speaker chart.

                          http://www.nextexitrocks.com/pa/powersp.html


                          DB500a's 500 Watts RMS!
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