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Postby turbodave » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:54 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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Re: £4500 ex vat

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Re: £4500 ex vat

Postby turbodave » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:12 am


Not quite what I had in mind!...but thanks
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Re: £4500 ex vat

Postby Bob Bickerton » Thu Feb 02, 2012 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).

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Re: £4500 ex vat

Postby uphillbothways » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:31 am

Bob Bickerton wrote: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

Postby turbodave » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:48 pm

Bob Bickerton wrote: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

Postby Dave71 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 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

Postby shufflebeat » Wed Nov 07, 2012 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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Re: £4500 ex vat

Postby Random Guitarist » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:21 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.

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Re: £4500 ex vat

Postby turbodave » Wed Nov 07, 2012 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

Postby John F » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:42 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….

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