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  1. With subs placed together side to side you gain 6 db's going from 1 to 2. Double the surface area 3 db increase, double the wattage another 3 db's. I've measured this many times with smaart. Add 1 more you'd gain roughly 3 db's more. To get the true 6 db increase as you said you'd go 1 to 2, 2 to 4, 4 to 8 etc. until the size of the sub cluster is larger than the frequency being reproduced. ( in a perfect world ) This is all of course how the subs are clustered. In a line in front or in a square cluster etc. So going from 1 sub to 3 subs, properly coupled , you'd gain 9 db's in output. Most
  2. Really a wide open question. Will the amp handle 2 ohms per channel? Is it a Stereo amp? The brand of the amp may in a way may determine some of the long reliability of the amp for long term use. A amp that cost $2500 is often more robust than one that cost $125. Is it a Mono amp? What is each monitor rated at as far as impedance? Are all the monitors the same? How many do you want to put on each channel if it's a stereo amp. Are they Studio Monitor speakers or Floor monitors? How loud and for how long and at what frequencies are you trying to reproduce? As you can see with more info
  3. With no one around have the bass amp on. Have the Microphone cable plugged in and have the system up just enough so you can hear the hum/buzz in the pa. Move the microphone cable all around that is plugged into the bass amp. Does the hum/buzz get louder and softer as you move the microphone cable around? I'm wondering if there is some reason something is going microphonic. Set the cable on top of the bass amp, around power supplies/wall warts, move that mic cable all around. A microphone cable "should" kill noise like you describe but there may be something else wrong that is making the noise
  4. I see Yorkville has added new products to their Synergy Line. The new Tapped Horn designed 15 inch woofer sub looks interesting. 3 db's down at 31hz. 135 db peak output with an amp that is rated at 9000 watts peak. Even if you dropped that 9000 watt peak amp down 6 db's your looking at a 2250 watt rms amp. Looks to be a little beast. Time will tell but I am going to keep an eye on it. I wonder what the pricing will be? Doug https://yorkville.com/synergy/product/sa115s/
  5. Is the Built in DI out on his Bass amp balanced? I ran into one before that had an XLR out but only Pin 1 and 2 had a signal. I can't remember the bass amp off the top of my head. If the problem is just too much try a DI "Between" the Bass Guitar and Bass amp as B. Adams mentioned above. I know it's not the best solution impedance wise but if all else fails it may work for a temporary fix. Just go out the guitar with a 1/4 inch cable, into the DI and out with a 1/4 inch cable to the Bass amp. Use the XLR out to go down to the Desk. If you don't have a DI box to spare hit up your local Pawn Sh
  6. Although not a FFT based measurement system it may be handy to try. https://dev-core.org/ms-docs/auto-eq/?fbclid=IwAR2XnUYSdPQ3AwgWqb4znK5iwZ97U8eSqWQAxUsljrD8wsuRE5WUquFWDVg#requirements
  7. If your in the market for a basic mixer with a few more features than the standard 16 channel analog desk this looks interesting. Just released a week ago so no real reviews yet. It does look like it would fill the hole between basic analog and larger 16 fader digital desks. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Aureus--peavey-aureus-28-channel-digital-mixer? Doug
  8. Midas has released a new 4.04 firmware update that includes DCA Spill. New update in Edit to 4.2 as well. Douglas R. Allen
  9. As far as subs there is many, many choices. I would look into Powered subs because at their price point it just makes sense to have a speaker/amp setup all designed to work together. Also some subs have an input and a High Frequency output jack. They sometimes even have a full range out and a High Frequency out. With a powered sub with a crossover High Frequency out to go to your new amp it would be a very simple system to setup. These are just a low cost example of a pair of subs that has a High Frequency out , full range out (pass though) on the back. I wouldn't recommend going l
  10. Just something for you to think about. Sometimes when I've walked into a show where they had different brands/makes of speakers being used I would run what is called a Dual PA setup. If your running a Mono PA you could pan to the Left the Vocals, guitars etc. and have the left out go to the amp that is powering the Community speakers and have the drums, bass guitar etc. panned to the right and have the right out feed the amp or amp channel that is feeding your MTX PRO 215 speakers. What this does is splits the "work" up if you will to 2 different PA's and gives you control as to which PA rec
  11. Glad you found the issue with the crossovers. The light bulbs are a protection. Sometimes there is a device that at a given input will start putting over current (wattage) to the bulbs to help protect the high frequency section. Sometimes a poly switch of sorts. I've seen at some shows a sound person will push a speaker too hard and you can see the insides of the speakers lighting up. Not good... ;-) Amps are always a user thing. I've used a bunch from different companies. AB International, Peavey, QSC, to name a few. I had a 3002 and thought it was a good amp. Today many amps have cro
  12. By looking at the pictures it's hard to tell if there is something wrong with the rest of the crossover but there is one thing you can try. Only to test. Take a short piece of wire and make a jumper to take the place of the light bulb. Connect the wire to one end of the light bulb and go over to the other end of it. Basically replace the bulb with a solid wire. Be sure that the wire has plastic on it where it is not connected to the bulb ends so it won't short anything. Then at a low level try music through it and see if the horn section will work then. Do this only if you feel your able to
  13. The new Behringer "Wing" console is out. I have some stage boxes so this may be interesting 😉 8 Midas PRO preamp inputs onboard8 Midas PRO output onboard24 100mm motorized faders in 3 separate, fully configurable sectionsPlug and play remote I/O144 input and output channels3 AES50 ports (based on KT SuperMAC)Captive touch screen main display with built-in swivelTouch sensitive channel editing section with 11 rotary controls and dedicated color TFTOptional module for 64x64 channels audio over Ethernet support Waves Soundgrid and Dante/AES6748x48 USB 2.0 audio interface onboard with DAW r
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