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Keep in mind my goal for this system...
Sun Aug 5, 2018 04:47

MusicManD: Keep in mind that I am retired. I had to take the job I have (limited to 29 hours per week and NO benefits) in order to have spare cash for stuff like band gear and car insurance and those pesky things everyone has...payments.

Regarding the Tulsa EV cabinets...I have seen the ad and passed by it due to the high price. I probably spend 90 minutes a day on Craigslist watching "Stillwater", "Tulsa", "Okla City", "Lawton", "Enid-NW OK", and "Wichita". When I want a specific item and I am pushing myself to find it regionally, I will expand to "SE Kans" and "Sprinfield MO" and "Ft Smith AR", and "Fayetteville AR". When I really need to check the market, I add "Texhoma" and "DFW"...which are only acceptable since my son is attending UTD for his PhD. (His SIXTH college degree.)

That said, I am willing to invest in additional gear IF I think there is a chance of return on my investment. But it is far more likely that IF I decide to invest in PA gear of any brand, it will have to be something I can put on plastic because "cash" is hard to keep ahold of. (...those pesky payments again...)

Joe College has access to PA gear from lots of friends, but sometimes, they have gigs the same week there are a few limited opportunities to rent a decent sounding, small room-small budget PA system: 2 mains that can support vocals and acoustic/electric instruments (A/E guitars and keyboards) along with monitors. One of MY selling points will be that I will include 3 monitor cabinets. Two front line and one for drummer. I plan to rent "the equipment" and not provide delivery nor sound tech to operate...for enough money, I could provide those services, but NOT for $100. My sweat is far more expensive than that. Remember, I turn 69 in 3 months.

I plan to also have a step up available for those who inquire. Right now, I have four JBL cabinets that can be used for small venue gig...two mains, two monitors. (I am watching for a third monitor. That puts more on my card.)

IF I go out on a sound for hire...the JBL cabinets are what I will take.

My Yamaha DBR10 are very nice SMALL powered cabinets for MY BAND. If we needed more, I would add the two JBL PRX612 for mains. I am good with MY gear.

Boomer has given me enough information on his experience with Behringer and honestly, I am willing to give it a chance.

And all Behringer PA for the market I am considering would be:
Two B112D for mains. 2 x $600 package includes: stands, bag for stands and a power strip.
Three B110D for monitors. 3 x $200 = $600

I own two Mackie ProFX8, so I can assign one to the "college PA" along with 3 older SM58 and a couple of budget DI boxes. I have more than enough mic stands and mic cable to cover all these needs. I probably need a couple of extension cords to be safe in that respect.

There is nothing wrong with the EV cabinets you suggested, they are just out of my budget range for this project.

Buying used Behringer from would include sales tax and shipping which puts them almost the same price as new from Musicians Friend. (free shipping is a big deal.)

I am willing to give the Behringer cabinets a chance...if you read the reviews online and especially those who bought them at Musicians Friend that reviewed their purchase...most people are satisfied with their purchase.

I would repeat Boomer's comments about the improved manufacturing and design capabilities of Behringer with the acquisition of their new brand name partners. Some of that has already rubbed off because the people I work for would NOT have purchased anything Behringer 3 years ago, but with the success of the X32 and now our recent purchase of an XR18Air, we are on board with the improved version of Behringer products.

(...and it is entirely possible that I will have to eat those words at some point in the future, but you never know if you don't accept some "risk". This whole project is a "risk".)

  • Re: Other brand powered plastic speakersMusicManD, Sat Aug 4 11:18
    At $700 apiece, I'd expect the Yammies to be miles ahead of the ZLX12P. I don't remember if they were in my consideration when I was shopping for an FRFR speaker; they might have been out of the... more
    • Keep in mind my goal for this system... — Tony Wright, Sun Aug 5 04:47
      • Powered speaker Accessories Boomer, Sun Aug 5 18:17
        I think the powered speakers come with 3' IEC power cables. I purchased several 6' & 10' IEC power cables so the extension cord connection isn't halfway up the pole/stand. So a floor power strip... more
        • Good stuff Boomer, thanks!Tony Wright, Mon Aug 6 07:02
          I need some of the longer IEC cables. Thus far, I have used some black extension cords that I gaff tape to the IEC and it works, and doesn't took "bad" but doesn't look as nice as I want. I just... more
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