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  • TD-12 (VDrum) Speakers

    So I have a mint Roland TDA 700 amp that came with the TD-12 kit that I purchased from a local church.... evidently it did not meet their expectations for their applications and needs. This thing is pretty much new with the tags and everything still on it. I thought of it as a bonus really since I was obviously more interested in the TD-12 kit and the amp just happened to come with it.... I got it all for $2K (in awesome condition no less).

    However, I have since purchased ATH-M50 cans and needless to say the cans sound SOOO much better than the large amp. What I mean basically is the clarity and crispness of the high-hat and each defining stroke on the drums is much better in my cans. With that said, is there a better suited external sound system than the TDA700 for clarity and quality over volume? I don't care much that it can blow the windows out of my home studio, rather, that it produces a sound more like my cans with the better clarity. Would the PM-30 be a better system with better quality/clarity for my bedroom size studio over the TDA 700 amp? I do not need to gig with it or anything.... just looking for some better external sound to share when I have visitors. And, if I cant get a better sound for around $600 US then forget it I guess.

    TIA for any thoughts or opinions.

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    Anyone? Anything?

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    • #3
      you might try picking up a pair of used JBL EON15 g2's. I have a pair and they are great

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      • #4
        You may want to look into getting a BBE sonic maximizer. I just bought a BBE DI box that has the maximizer included, and the sound from my PM-30 monitor came to life. The cymbals are really much brighter and crisper, and the kick is even more punchy and deep. Careful, though....it is easy to over-do it with the thing
        If you do a search on this forum for "sonic maximizer" there are a number of threads about it. Here's one of the more recent:http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38490

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        • #5
          jbl

          The jbl prx series are amazing,but expensive. Qsc powered speakers are very good. I have an ok sound with a jbl eon10 and a qsc 15" sub. I find that a 10 or 12" speaker is fine if you have a sub. It actually has a bit better definition.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Colquhoun View Post
            You may want to look into getting a BBE sonic maximizer. I just bought a BBE DI box that has the maximizer included, and the sound from my PM-30 monitor came to life. The cymbals are really much brighter and crisper, and the kick is even more punchy and deep. Careful, though....it is easy to over-do it with the thing
            If you do a search on this forum for "sonic maximizer" there are a number of threads about it. Here's one of the more recent:http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38490
            I am VERY interested in learning more about the BBE sonic maximizer. After reading your post I searched the forums and everything appeared to be positive regarding the BBE. Do you think this would help with the Roland TDA700 amp at all? I'm sure it is a known/common issue where the sound out of nice headphones is much better and clearer than the amp.... I am just trying to get my amp to have more definition of notes rather than the sound that they are almost blended together. When I do 32nd notes on my high-hat they sound really defined and perfect tap sounding in my cans (ATH-M50) but sound almost blended together with no real definition through the amp. While the amp can be loud and powerful, it does not have a crisp quality that the cans offer. I don't care much for the loud volume in just a small bedroom studio, rather, a nice clear quality sound.

            Think the BBE will help in this situation?

            Thanks so much!

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            • #7
              I would say that it will certainly help. However, the amout it will help depends on:
              1. your expectations about how much it will improve.
              2. how much the amp can handle.

              Again, I'm sure it'll help, but by how much....

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              • #8
                eq

                The maximizer could be good but it sounds like you need a decent EQ. Even the behringer 31 band is ok. Just keep adjusting the eq until it sounds like the headphones.

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