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Other brand powered plastic speakers
Sat Aug 4, 2018 09:00

There are a lot of other brands as good with a better reputation.
My SoundCo buddy has a couple of the Yamaha DBX10s (model number might be wrong) & they work great for speaking gigs and as extra monitors. He has 8 of the wood Yamaha powered 12" monitors but sometimes runs out of them ;) Like for our nearby town Monday in the park gig where we add one each of the 12"s for side fills next to the mains (powered 3 way top over a single 18" unpowered sub) and one almost rear fill to cover the whole park where the stage is a central large gazebo. Then a 6 or 7 piece band shows ;(
Anyways, he likes them a lot and plans on getting a couple more of the DBX10s. I like them, too.
We did use my B112Ds for the multi venue First Night gigs.

For me, it came down to my Behringer experience and cost to return value in my situation. The 10s were about $200 each and the 12s were under $250 each new via various eBay sources (IIRC, 1 was $225 & the other was $235). The 12" subs were $300 each. If I had the $$, I would have likely got the Yamahas. EV also has a high power 12" powered sub, last I knew.

Yeah, you can buy a Honda for $Xxxx, or you can buy a Hyundai for $xxx that does the same job. It comes down to what your end goal is and how much the reputation affects your decision and what you can afford. My SoundCo buddy doesn't like using the Behringer speakers, IMO because they are prominently seen. He has/had no prob with Behringer compressors, and uses the X32Rack mixer interchangeably with the Midas M32R. (Music Group, i.e., Behringer, owns Midas, Klark-Technic and Turbosound and there is a lot of cross pollination going on, why reinvent the wheel?)

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    • Other brand powered plastic speakers — Boomer, Sat Aug 4 09:00
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      • Re: Other brand powered plastic speakersMusicManD, Sat Aug 4 11:18
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        • Keep in mind my goal for this system...Tony Wright, Sun Aug 5 04:47
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