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What is good and powerful amp/speaker combo for playing V's live

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  • What is good and powerful amp/speaker combo for playing V's live

    Does anyone have any good tips on what equipment works best when using the v's for live gigs in med to large venues? Feefer, any input here? Im also trying to keep cost down, obviously.

    -Drumlogic
    -Drumlogic, V-session, Visulite/roland cymbals, (2)Mackie srm-450's, bbe 482 sonic maximizer,

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    Use most xlnt search engine. Keywords : "JBL" - "Mackie"

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    • #3
      I use a simple PA with my SPD-20. It was loud enough to use the SPD-20 with my accoustic set. The amp is a 2 chanel (300 watts per chanel) with a small 8 chanel board running that. Then, I have 2 Yamaha 15" cabs running stero. Hope that helps.
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      • #4
        I have an 8 channel Crate PA System that I have been using for 3 years...it works great!
        It is 300 watts per side, has two full range-3 way speakers, and dual power amps for monitors. It is small enough to haul around and powerful enough to do the job. I picked it up used for $500.00 bux. The best part is I can even use it as the PA for practice and small venues.......

        Jeff

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        • #5
          After reading around a bit it seems more people lean towards the mackie SRM-450. If this speaker has more bass than the JBL15 G2 than I am going to go with a set of these. A few people have mentioned having overheating problems, are there any other downsides to these speakers, I play in a hard rock band so will two of these cut it for medium size venues?
          -Drumlogic, V-session, Visulite/roland cymbals, (2)Mackie srm-450's, bbe 482 sonic maximizer,

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          • #6
            Drumlogic, I don't know if I would say that the Mackie has more bass. I think a combo of the 450s & 1500 Sub really does a great job. Or maybe one 450 and the Sub. The JBLs do a great job too. I think (to my taste) that the JBLs handle the low end a little bit better, but the Mackies sound better in the Mids & Highs. You really need to go somewhere and compare these setups in person. Record some patterns on your drum module and take it with you so you can torture test for yourself. You may not like either systems. By the way .... Mackie has a division called EAW (I think) that many people say cost less and (they think) sounds better. I believe the powered speakers may weigh a little more than the Mackies & JBLs. Good luck, Don't buy it unless you've heard it. Its worth the trip.

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