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Re: Powered PA or other suggestions

Sounded great at the Norwich Loop fest

On 3 Feb 2008, at 18:29, andy butler wrote:

> Donearlsto@aol.com wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Did a little looking on list, but was hoping to get new input.  My  
>> set up is:  Upright bass - BBE Maxcom- DBX 266xl - rocktron  
>> prophesy-- echoplex.  Usually at this point the sound guy DI's my  
>> rig into their system.   I am hoping to be a little more self  
>> sufficient in this regard, particularly in an effort to play more  
>> venues without sound systems.
>> I have been considering a powered pa speaker (like the eon's), but  
>> have heard a variety of complaints about hiss, on a variety of  
>> models.
>> My questions are:
>> 1.  Based on your experience, which powered PA speakers  have  
>> minimal hiss and might work well in my situation?
> The JBL Eon 15s don't have noticeable hiss.
> For me, they are the best sounding looping amplification.
> ..but ask anyone who was at Norwich Loopfest if you want a
> less biased opinion. ( I haven't tried the current G version though )

>> 2.  Would it be better (for sound, hiss etc.) to simply put a  
>> power amp in my rack and use a passive speaker?
> No, you'd lose the advantage of of bi-amping.
> ..and you'd have the responsibility to match the right amp to your  
> speaker.
>> 3. Is there a third, better, solution which I haven't considered.
> If your use of loops is fairly simple you might be better of with a  
> dedicated bass amp
> as long as you like the sound.
> If you do a lot of different sounds and layers then the pa speaker  
> idea is better, as there'll be less tendency to mush the layers  
> together.
> andy butler
>> Thanks for all of you input,
>> D
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