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bunndjco

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Guys, I was using the QSC K12 with KW181 sub for the majority of the year and recently sold them. I am looking to get back into that system (or maybe get 2 KSubs instead) but before I do. I wanted to see your thoughts on similar systems from other manufacturers like Yamaha, EV or JBL (things that you can buy locally like at Guitar Center). Yes, I know there are brands that smoke these, but they aren't sold or serviced around here, plus they are more than I want to spend for a mobile DJ rig. The keys are that I can handle it myself, can roll it all in on one Rock N Roller, the bass pumps, and it sounds great! Hit me with your input!
 

Conanski

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Guys, I was using the QSC K12 with KW181 sub for the majority of the year and recently sold them. I am looking to get back into that system (or maybe get 2 KSubs instead) but before I do. I wanted to see your thoughts on similar systems from other manufacturers like Yamaha, EV or JBL (things that you can buy locally like at Guitar Center). Yes, I know there are brands that smoke these, but they aren't sold or serviced around here, plus they are more than I want to spend for a mobile DJ rig. The keys are that I can handle it myself, can roll it all in on one Rock N Roller, the bass pumps, and it sounds great! Hit me with your input!
Yamaha DSR are the class of this product range, noticably higher output and cleaner sound at the limit than QSC or JBLs.
 

MLC

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You might want to check out the info that I've gathered from my own personal experience and what others have posted in this thread:
http://start.mobilebeat.com/showthread.php?60209-Shopping-for-a-new-sound-system-(Advice-info-needed!)

In regard to the QSC speakers, I was not very impressed with the K12 and feel that JBL and RCF have better options for the money. If you want to match your tops and subs, then the QSC sub was pretty good and would justify getting the K12's I guess--especially if you're used to them. However, I really think you'd upgrade by going to RCF. They are around the same price range overall, but the sound quality is better (again, this is an opinion based on by my first-hand comparisons).

Personally I am eager to hear the Yamaha DSR line and am going to a shop tomorrow to get these demo'd. I am also going to bring a set of RCF ART-322a's to get a gauge on how they stack up against each other.
 

UNDJ

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I currently use a set of JBL EON 515s. I owned 2 sets of JBL passive speakers and loved them but got tired of hooking up an amp. When these 32-pound EONs came out, I got some. To be honest, they don't sound as good as my passive JBLs did but the common guest can't notice (a DJ could though). I use a JBL JRX sub with them for larger events (more than 200 guests in a big room). I would say they were worth what I paid for them and get the job done. I hope that helps!
 

MLC

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Just looking for feedback on whether a DSR 12" full-range cab would be better than the DXR 12" equivalent..
 

Conanski

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Just looking for feedback on whether a DSR 12" full-range cab would be better than the DXR 12" equivalent..
Both cabs have the exact same DSP package but the DSR has beefier drivers and more power.. 1300w total vs 1100w total, so it is capable of slightly higher output.
 

MLC

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Yea that's what I thought. Someone told me yesterday that the DXR "sounded louder", but that may have just been salesman-speak...
 

NickyB

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I personally am a huge EV fan ...... My main system is a fully loaded Dynacord D-Lite 2000. It's backup is four EV SXA-360's with a pair of SBA-750 subs. I also own the EV ZXA1 system (two top, two subs) which is used for smaller gigs and the tops for ceremonies.

I've heard the Yamahas (the entire line) and they are really nice. The QSC K's, to my ears aren't as crisp and clean as the EV's BUT have one great low end sound and a more versatile mixing capability. The JBL PRX series are also low end heavy and physically large. RCF also makes some nice soundind cabinetsbut I'd look to their 700 series. Personally I'd choose the EV ZXA5's to go sans a sub and wait for EV to produce a complimentary and larger ZXA series sub.
 

DJ Jonny T

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K-Sub? NO. KW118? Yes. KW122? Yes Multiple in's and out's, lots of switches and fan cooled, sounds awesome if you know how to use them - Nothing compares.
 
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