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Old 12th June 2020, 12:36 PM   #11
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That looks exactly what I'm looking for - Im going to call around a few places this week and see if i can find a pair of dxr8's to soundtest. Big help guys - thanks!
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Old 12th June 2020, 12:38 PM   #12
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The column systems are going to be the ideal solution given your needs for a minimum footprint as any conventional speaker will require a tripod stand. Have a look on Thomann UK for "column PA Systems" and spend most or all of your budget on a pair, if you got a couple of RCF Evox5 systems for example I think you would be quite happy.
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Old 14th June 2020, 06:13 PM   #13
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as any conventional speaker will require a tripod stand.
The peavey escort 6000 comes with the stands, some cables, a case to pack the kit all up in.
I use a camera tripod for microphones in my microlight system. It packs up much smaller than a real PA stand and weighs 20 lb less.
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Old 15th June 2020, 04:02 AM   #14
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My point about the stands is that they can be a trip hazard in really small venues whereas the column systems have a smaller footprint using the integrated sub/bass module as a stand.
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Old 15th June 2020, 08:07 AM   #15
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The peavey escort 6000 comes with the stands, some cables, a case to pack the kit all up in.
I use a camera tripod for microphones in my microlight system. It packs up much smaller than a real PA stand and weighs 20 lb less.
The Peavey Escort 6000 comes with piezo tweeters and should be discounted if anything resembling high-quality sound is required.


Conanski, it's a good point about trip hazards - that's one of the reasons for my recommendation of a couple of 12" subs.
I've heard a few column systems, including Bose and EV, and couldn't recommend them in good conscience - no lower mids, one-note sub that stopped before 55Hz, and weird comby treble.
They seem to put form factor above all else. The RCF Evox range is reputedly very good, but I haven't tried them myself.

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Old 15th June 2020, 03:11 PM   #16
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As I earlier mentioned there are other styles of stand that will work if the speaker is not large:
Millenium BS 2015 Round Base – Thomann UK

Column speakers (weird dispersion, poor bass response, high distortion, cone breakup issues, ragged response) and peizos (high distortion, low power handling, ragged response) sound bad. If they sounded good we would all be using them, yet whenever high quality audio is required you see large heavy speakers.
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peizos (high distortion, low power handling, ragged response) sound bad. If they sounded good we would all be using them, yet whenever high quality audio is required you see large heavy speakers.
Piezos beam pretty bad, narrow dispersion. I've got Peavey 1210 "high frequency projectors" with triple piezos pointed in 3 different directions, which covers the beaming problem. That's over dual 10" woofers. They sounded better on synthesizer than anything else I heard & could afford in 1984 at $300 the pair. The SP2-XT @ $650 the pair I have sound better, but at 90 lb I can't set one on the stand or remove it by myself. The 2" horn itself is about 8 lb. The 1210's are about 60 lb; if I ever own a car again I may use them in gigs again.
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Old 29th June 2020, 02:56 PM   #18
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Hi Smaki,

The system i use is:

active speakers (Mackie Thump15's).
mixer is normally a PreSonus RM32ai but depending on the situation may be an analogue mixer (Behringer SX24fx).
Monitors (4 off Behringer B210D).
Case of mic leads (between 2m and 20m).
Case of microphones.
Case of mains leads.
Kit bag of mic stands.
Kit box (DI's, test gear &c).

Plus my instrument (Bass Sax).

All fits in the boot and back seats of my car (W124).

All the best,

Xx.

Yes, i've used the Bose column speakers and don't like them. Much like their old 802's, set up properly and run by someone who understands them, they can be good.

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Just a quick note that I can't recommend (or see recommendations for) Mackie Thumps in good conscience. They made Guns 'N' Roses sound like the guitar was missing, and I wish I was kidding.

They'd be okay for light DJ use, but I'd still take 8" mains over 12" subs.

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