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turbodave



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£4500 ex vat
      #967825 - 01/02/12 09:54 PM
Hi, Just a quickie..if you had the above amount which active speaker configuration would you go for tops and subs..and which manufacturer, bearing in mind that it is to be used by numpties so must be decent and robust. Off the top of my head I'm thinking RCF , Milan, QSC and maybe 12 inch tops with 15 subs, but don't know. Any thoughts? Cheers Dave

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necromunger



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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #967832 - 01/02/12 10:27 PM
this was on ebay but its sold now.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160699723817?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksi d=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_1464wt_1396


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turbodave



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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: necromunger]
      #967868 - 02/02/12 08:12 AM
Quote necromunger:

this was on ebay but its sold now.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160699723817?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksi d=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_1464wt_1396



Not quite what I had in mind!...but thanks

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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #967890 - 02/02/12 10:12 AM
Common Dave, give us a bit more info. Permanent installation? Use?

Without knowing I'd go for QSC HPR153s with Peavey QW118 subs (or QSC subs if they were within budget).

Bob

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uphillbothways



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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: Bob Bickerton]
      #967901 - 02/02/12 11:31 AM
Quote Bob Bickerton:

Without knowing I'd go for QSC HPR153s with Peavey QW118 subs (or QSC subs if they were within budget).




The HPR series is discontinued, replaced by the KW series. If you shop around, you could just about squeak KW153s and KW181s at that budget. Should handle most things with aplomb, only caveat would be that the tops are 40kg each.


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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #967905 - 02/02/12 12:15 PM
http://www.behringer.com/community/behringer-and-the-verge-close-ces-with- the-inuke-boom-flash-mob/

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turbodave



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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: Bob Bickerton]
      #967940 - 02/02/12 04:48 PM
Quote Bob Bickerton:

Common Dave, give us a bit more info. Permanent installation? Use?

Without knowing I'd go for QSC HPR153s with Peavey QW118 subs (or QSC subs if they were within budget).

Bob



Furry muff Bob! It will be in a school hall ...the tops and subs will hopefully stay in situ, but I also want powered monitors that can be used for outdoor and elsewhere use as PA tops. The applications will be varied. I am looking for reliable and built like a tank first and foremost. Dave

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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #968064 - 03/02/12 11:23 AM
Tannoy Power V12's?

I have just put a pair of HK pro12A's into our school hall (smaller than most) and have mounted them about 8ft up using the angled top hat. Sound pretty nice but have to use them in anger yet (which i doubt will happen anytime soon)

Light enough to lift off with ease for other uses (sports day etc)

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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #1017522 - 07/11/12 12:22 PM
Where I come from that's the price of a good PA, a car to move it round in and a night out to celebrate the bargain.

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Random Guitarist



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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #1017542 - 07/11/12 01:21 PM
Personally I'd be very tempted by QSC K12s and subs.

I recently put the K12s on their own into a local church building (16M square and high ceilings)Very good intelligability for speech, nice musical sound, and quite effortlessly loud. Also not terribly heavy for moving the tops around to other events.

The only down side from the high level of clarity means some 'musicians' don't sound so good through them, as all their little faults are exposed.

Regards,

Grant.

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turbodave



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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #1017642 - 07/11/12 10:20 PM
Well , believe it or not my local secondary has bought a pair of Milan tops and a Milan 18inch sub. All installed and working..they are becoming more relaxed with the gear and starting to use the hall more to recoup the expense...and the price of £4500 was enough to include a few install bits and bobs too! Dave

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Re: £4500 ex vat new [Re: turbodave]
      #1017763 - 08/11/12 06:42 PM
Couldn't resist adding to this.

My band today went to purchase new pa for our small/medium self-pa'd gigs. We play early 80s pop..

Intention was 2x QSC K12 and 2 Subs of some sort (all powered)

Came away with 2x Yamaha DXR15 tops (blew the QSCs away, even the DXR12 did - very surprising)
1, yes 1 x Mackie SRM18 Sub, 1100w. Wow. We're very happy with this.

Also purchased Mackie Pro22fx desk - all for about £2500. Just need couple of reasonable monitors now. Oh, and 7 year warranty with the Yamaha tops.

Looking forward to gigging it Saturday….

john

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