Passive speaker questions

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by Matty, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Matty

    Matty Guest

    I posted before about some feedback issues and got some help so here we go again. I play in a two guitar acoustic duo and use the following:
    Yamaha 2x400 watt powered mixer
    2 fender wedge monitors(individual volume controls)
    2-15 inch passive spekers. we play a taylor guitar(expression system) and a martin with both a bridge pickup and an internal mic. these are run through the PA. I blew one of the main speakers the other night while paying a gig(wonderful, I know). I want to get two new speakers and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what I should be looking at. I play mostly in bars but also the occasional festival or hall. The FOH speakers I was using are HEAVY(68 pounds)and I would like to cut this weight down. I'm not sure if I should be looking at 15's or 14's. I've been looking at JBL EON and Mackie but would appreciate any advice.
    Thank you,
    Matty
     
  2. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    The active Mackies and JBLs are nice.

    I would usually reccomend the SRMs to 99% of people. But for 2 x acoustic duo, the EONs might be real nice. I have extensive experience with both .. the JBLs dont reproduce the highs quite as well, but for an acoustic, depending on its sound, it could have a good pseudo-compression sound.

    Or get one of those Bose systems and never worry about monitors (and therefore feedback) again...
     
  3. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    From a construction aspect: Mackie, RCF, Peavey, Yamaha
    From a sound aspect: Your taste.
     

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