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Old 01-03-2018, 04:17 PM
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Default Secondary/monitoring speaker ?

Hey all, I use a Fishman Loudbox-Mini when Iím playing live with my acoustic guitar. I typically have the amp positioned somewhere behind me so I can hear myself playing.

But I prefer the amp in front of me facing the audience. I canít hear myself when I have it setup this way.

Is there a decent and affordable secondary speaker I can connect to the Fishman Loudbox? So I can hear/monitor myself playing.

I appreciate the help! Thanks!

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Old 01-03-2018, 04:32 PM
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My buddy has one of these.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/kustom-kustom-kpc4p-powered-monitor-speaker/h77537000000000?cntry=us&source=3WWMWXGP&gclid=EAI aIQobChMI0oOFwPm82AIVhISzCh331Q2vEAQYASABEgIsLvD_B wE&kwid=productads-adid^221957295815-device^m-plaid^323968811903-sku^H77537000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA

Worked good for his monitor in a band setting with drums, ac. guitar, elect. guitar, and bass. We ran his elec. guitar monitor mix through it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:31 PM
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Thatís awesome, I just looked it up and seems like a pretty good and fairly inexpensive option.

Iím assuming I connect the this unit to the 1/4Ē input of the Loudbox. But according to Fishman the Loudbox outputs mono signal through the 1/4 and 1/8 if that matters.
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Line out with XLR from back of amp into the Kustom monitor.
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I bought one of those Kustom monitors, it's collecting dust. You would be better off using your Mini as a monitor and running a 12" powered speaker as the main off of the "DI Out" that's on the back of the Mini. This past Eclipse I camped out with a solar panel, battery bank, inverter, Loudbox Mini and Harbinger V2112. The Harbinger comes on sale a lot of the time for about 50 bucks more than the Kustom and it sounds a heck of a lot better and gives you many more options. It can also be used as a floor monitor. If it wasn't so much of a PIA I'd post a picture of my Eclipse camp with the Mini and Harbinger.
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Line out with XLR from back of amp into the Kustom monitor.
Thank you for the clarification!

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I bought one of those Kustom monitors, it's collecting dust. You would be better off using your Mini as a monitor and running a 12" powered speaker as the main off of the "DI Out" that's on the back of the Mini. This past Eclipse I camped out with a solar panel, battery bank, inverter, Loudbox Mini and Harbinger V2112. The Harbinger comes on sale a lot of the time for about 50 bucks more than the Kustom and it sounds a heck of a lot better and gives you many more options. It can also be used as a floor monitor. If it wasn't so much of a PIA I'd post a picture of my Eclipse camp with the Mini and Harbinger.
Interesting setup, but the Harbinger is quite large for my setup. I liking a small compact setup, the Loudbox is ideal size for my type of playing.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:03 AM
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One thing that makes the Kustom monitor better is this adapter that allows it to be mic stand mounted

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/on-stage-stands-mic-screw-adapter/h68223000000000?cntry=us&source=3WWMWXGP&gclid=EAI aIQobChMIr5iFl5S-2AIVErXACh3vMwV4EAQYASABEgJHFvD_BwE&kwid=productad s-adid^221957295827-device^m-plaid^323968430863-sku^H68223000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:37 AM
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I have no experience with the Kustom.
But it sure is a good price point.

Checked the specs and posted photo below.
Just be sure if you do buy..
That you have proper cable.

It appears the Loudbox has a XLR DI OUT and the Kustom has 1/4" line in...

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I have one of those Kustom monitors. As long as your stage volume isn't at Helter Skelter level its fine. It's very handy. It's a powered speaker so it can have alot of other uses.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:30 AM
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One thing that makes the Kustom monitor better is this adapter that allows it to be mic stand mounted

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/on-stage-stands-mic-screw-adapter/h68223000000000?cntry=us&source=3WWMWXGP&gclid=EAI aIQobChMIr5iFl5S-2AIVErXACh3vMwV4EAQYASABEgJHFvD_BwE&kwid=productad s-adid^221957295827-device^m-plaid^323968430863-sku^H68223000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA
Sweet!

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I have no experience with the Kustom.
But it sure is a good price point.

Checked the specs and posted photo below.
Just be sure if you do buy..
That you have proper cable.

It appears the Loudbox has a XLR DI OUT and the Kustom has 1/4" line in...

According to the poster above, I can connect the XLR DI OUT from the Loudbox to the XLR THRU output of the Kustom. Or unless I’m suppose to use an XLR to 1/4” TRS or 1/8” TRS. So now I’m unsure which method.

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I have one of those Kustom monitors. As long as your stage volume isn't at Helter Skelter level its fine. It's very handy. It's a powered speaker so it can have alot of other uses.
I doubt I’d be cranking up the volume like that. I just need to be able to hear myself play.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:33 AM
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I think that the Behringer B205D is awesome as a small monitor. I've even used one in a very small pub as a main - plugged my condenser vocal mic (the speaker supplies phantom power) and my guitar into it and away I went.
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I think that the Behringer B205D is awesome as a small monitor. I've even used one in a very small pub as a main - plugged my condenser vocal mic (the speaker supplies phantom power) and my guitar into it and away I went.
Nice, but price is out of range unless found preowned. It does have a lot of inputs, I’m wondering which input to plug into from the Loudbox.
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The Kustom manual says the THRU Input is an XLR to pass a signal from the mic to a mixer or a powered speaker.

So I’m assuming I’d be plugging into the Kustom 1/4” line input to the XLR D.I. Output on the Loudbox.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:10 AM
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Check out the Roland CM-30 cube monitor. Mic stand mountable or set on a table at ear level. Actually I use mine as a PA for small venues.
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The 1/4" input is balanced, so a cable like this


https://www.zzounds.com/item--HOSHXS...ABEgKcL_D_BwE=

would do the trick. My buddy's would not run a mic straight into it, we always ran out of a little mixer into the 1/4" jack.
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