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One can set themselves up for a very reasonable price. Here's a comparison against the EV Live X Series.
Note: these prices are an average of 3 different individual sellers...not the price of an individual seller. -Z-
YAHAMAHA DSR Series
- 2) YAMAHA DSR112 - 2-WAY BI-AMP POWERED SPEAKER/12LF/2HF/1300W/90X60---$1300.00 w/ Delivery
- 2) YAMAHA DSR115 - 2-WAY BI-AMP POWERED SPEAKER/15LF/2HF/1300W/90X60---$1474.00 w/ Delivery
- 2) YAMAHA DSR118W - POWERED SUBWOOFER/18LF/800W---$1649.00 w/ Delivery
EV Live X
- 2) Electro-Voice ELX112P-15 Inch 2 Way Full Range Powered Speaker---$899.00 w/ Delivery
- 2) Electro-Voice ELX115P-15 Inch 2 Way Full Range Powered Speaker---$1049.00 w/ Delivery
- 2) Electro-Voice ELX118P-18 Inch Powered Subwoofer---$1200.00 w/ Delivery
Last edited by DJSTEVEZ; 01-17-2012 at 06:49 PM.
I think people don't read and understand the OP's original question. I may be wrong, but I don't think he's looking for line arrays.
From the original post - "The biggest schools we do are 700-800 students and I usually use the EV ZXA5 w/ Yorville LS801's for those. We also do a lot of 250 - 350 person proms and a few 150 & less proms."
It seems to me he has the larger events covered and is looking for something to handle smaller events and or double bookings. Hence the suggestion to double up on the currently owned system. The advantages are many. Even larger events are possible (he'll have double what he handles the large events with now.) Smaller events can be handled with gear working at idle levels, scalability, etc.
Bill Cronheim - ESC, Inc.
Backstage since 1973
I absolutely agree with most of the above in suggesting the addition of matching gear that you already own. More modularity, more flexability, less learning curve AND more backup.
To the pic, I'm guessing there was some serious comb filtering and a big power alley with that configuration. Splay the tops a bit more and as Bob recommended couple the subs centered but in a stacked cube, you'll get more bass to the back of the room, eliminate any power alley there is as well as save some throttle not to mention you'll get a bit better low frequency response and depth, they'll play lower...
Just my opinion.
...Sound | DJ | Light
You are so silly Allen. If you read most of the posts on the various DJ boards, you'd realize that comb filtering and power alleys don't really exist, kind of like fairies.
c'mon Steve, you know it's fun using made up theories and jibberish when talking tech. ha ha ha
Ps. how do you change the filter in a comb? I've never even seen one lol.
...Sound | DJ | Light
That EV/Yorkie combo is a pretty good one. You certainly may want to listen to what QSC has to offer as well. I tend to favor going with more of what brought you to the dance in the first place. EV tops have always worked well for me.
If you want respect, demand it. Require payment up front.
As an advocate for "MODULARITY" I share the opinion of using more of what you already have. If the gig is smaller, why not use what you have and turn down the volume. You're much better off having the extra headroom rather than risking pushing a smaller system into audio oblivion.
Nick Burke (aka DJ NickyB)
Gear Board Co-Moderator
Ex USAF Electronics Tech
Pro Musician (bass & keyboards) '65-'87 / DJ since '87
40+ yrs Sr Computer Systems Programmer at NASA/GSFC
I am in a similar situation as the OP'r. I use 4 JBL EON 515xt's and 2 JBL EON 518S's. I want to start getting into the bigger High School Dances. I like modularity but I am concerned adding more EON subs won't cut it. Should I upgrade to the Yorkville LS801P or even the QSC KW181? Or are my concerns moot and 2 more EONS would do the trick?