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Old 01-11-2018, 05:02 AM
J.DrewPetersen J.DrewPetersen is offline
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I've been gigging the last year with a Fishman Artist and recently added an Electro-Voice ZLX 112P powered speaker, along with an Allen & Heath zedi-10fx mixer. The EV speaker is very clean sounding and has tons more headroom than the Fishman, which has to be cranked up hard in most venues,
which sounds okay, but the depth & character of the tone with the larger EV speaker is WAY better. The plan is to later add a 2nd ZLX12P, but using just one has been amazing so far. The Fishman still comes out for use as a monitor, still love it but honestly it's borderline on it's own. The EV 112P was $349 online. Worth a look based on your need...
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:41 AM
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The problem I see with a powered speaker is that if it does not have eq and effects, then you need a mixer, more cables, and another power outlet. This is one of the reasons that led me to looking into the Line6 L2T.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for all your replies. I truely appreciate your input. Not sure yet the direction I will go. Kind of leaning toward a QSC 8.2. From all the reviews, it looks like I canít go wrong. I believe it will work well with just my TX Helicon Play Acoustic. Since the speaker has a great EQ, I think this should work well without a mixer. Nice compact setup but able to get loud if needed without losing too much.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for all your replies. I truely appreciate your input. Not sure yet the direction I will go. Kind of leaning toward a QSC 8.2. From all the reviews, it looks like I canít go wrong. I believe it will work well with just my TX Helicon Play Acoustic. Since the speaker has a great EQ, I think this should work well without a mixer. Nice compact setup but able to get loud if needed without losing too much.
That will be a very flexible and simple set up for you. Get a tripod stand so you can put the speaker behind you, up over head height. In many of the situations you describe that will be all you need. When you need enough volume that you hit either the feedback threshold or the ear comfort threshold with the speaker behind you, you'll be able to put the speaker in front of you, and the Fishman Mini will serve as a good monitor. If you ever play with someone else, you have the XR12.

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:58 PM
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My dog runs downstairs to the farthest corner of the house when I use my Fishman Mini as a PA. Its piezo must really be out of control. I noticed when a restaurant recorded our trio one night, there was a high freq artifact on the recording that was wayy high pitch. At least the Artist has a control to roll off the piezo.

That said, the Mini sounds better to me than an Alto Trouper, which has muddy lower mids and inadequate lows below 100Hz. Honestly.

I demoed a cheap Behringer powered speaker with a horn and a 15 inch woofer and that had a hyped but..." Holy eff is that me" kind of rocknrollstar tone. Very open and deeeep in the bass.

I will say that buying PA stuff is difficult because as soon as you push past entry level budget stuff, the options are endless.

If I didnt have the Mini I would not buy... I would go powered monitor for sure.

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