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Old 12-29-2018, 09:03 AM
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I love QSC but they are pricey and a lot more speaker than I need. I'd go for the Yamaha DBR10 for small gigs or monitors or the DBR12 if you need more power and projection.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:56 AM
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I love QSC but they are pricey and a lot more speaker than I need. I'd go for the Yamaha DBR10 for small gigs or monitors or the DBR12 if you need more power and projection.
Actually, the QSC CP8 is cheaper than the DBR10 by $24 this weekend (10% off sale on QSC till Monday). And, a bonus for me, the QSC is smaller and lighter while packing close to the same punch (124dB vs 129 for the DBR10). I am also thinking the QSC might be sturdier as the Yam's casing is apparently made of weak plastic.
Sure looks good for the QSC!
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:58 AM
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Personally i would go with the k10.
The bose s1 is nice but a bit underpowered. if you dont
think youll ever play for more than 25 people in a quiet room
than ok. Eae makes nice battery powered stuff as well.
For now if its small intimate settings then just one k10 would
suffice. You could purchase a second later.
I also have a yorkville nx10c that is nice small 10 that
can be mounted array style (through the pole mounting)
It coaxial so the tweeter is in the center of the woofer.
http://yorkville.com/loudspeakers/nx/product/nx10c/
its in your price point.. makes a good monitor as well.
For what its worth i a/b the dbr10 and a k10
in the store and hands down the qsc wins.

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Old 12-31-2018, 08:45 AM
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I'd do a QSC Quickmix and an LD Systems Maui 5 myself. I have two setups like that; one here in the states and one in Mexico. Never heard a better acoustic tone.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:39 AM
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Actually, the QSC CP8 is cheaper than the DBR10 by $24 this weekend (10% off sale on QSC till Monday). And, a bonus for me, the QSC is smaller and lighter while packing close to the same punch (124dB vs 129 for the DBR10). I am also thinking the QSC might be sturdier as the Yam's casing is apparently made of weak plastic.
Sure looks good for the QSC!
I replaced my DBR10 with a CP8. The CP8 has better bass response and makes a better bass guitar amp which I was kind of surprised to discover (when we practice at my house it is all I've got for my partner's bass guitar). Blasting Steely Dan Hey 19 in my cavernous basement I could not tell the difference between the two of them. The CP8 is slightly lighter, significantly smaller, and has a much better handle (actually comfortable and not a cut out of the case material like the DBR10). I am a retired EE and the build quality of the CP8 looks better to me. The DBR10 was four years old when I got rid of it on eBay and it never let us down. We've done some large room gigs with that single CP8 with no issues and plenty of headroom. When MF runs a 15% off sale they are both the same $340.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:41 AM
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A word of advice. Once you have your short list of speakers you can check resale value on eBay. Go with speakers that will hold their value well in case you decide to sell/upgrade down the road.

The HK Audio portable speaker systems are competitive with Bose, etc. IMHO the sound is better and they are worth considering. A while back I was PA shopping and it came down to a Bose system or an HK Nano 608i. I went with the Nano 608i and have had no regrets.
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Great pair of powered speakers with padded covers for 400 shipped.....

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...BI%3A514&smp=Y

OOOPS - appears the sale is over this morning 1/1.
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Being that you're in Canada, Yorkville Sound (Traynor) offers powered speakers in your stated budget.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:52 PM
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Well, turns out I just bought a pair of QSC CP8s. Got them from some DJ type guy who bought them new and kind of immediately upgraded to this huge RCF system. Anyway, got the two for much less than new and paid no tax so I am a VERY happy camper right now.
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I can recommend the JBL610 https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...owered-speaker
been using these for 2 years and they have plenty of punch and good sound. $399 each
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