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I'm having trouble choosing a speaker to go with as I complete my rig. I'm curious, what type of speaker/amp do you guys use in your rig? And what are the dimensions?

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I have two rigs, one for live and one for recording.  On my live rig I have a Yamaha DXR12 which matches the speaker I use for live performances.  The other rig is used just for recording and is attached to the computer.  There I have two Yamaha HS7 studio monitors.  You can get the dimensions from any of the online music stores or Amazon.

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Two JBL EON 610s. Found a deal on Amazon a while back $325 each, free shipping, two free stands. 

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Home is just through my Tannoy Reveal 502 monitors (big bang for the buck on that series!). Live I have two Mackie Thump 12s, one is on a pole and the other is on the floor behind me as a wedge. If the venue we're playing has good sound I won't even bring speakers.

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Home and live I use an EV ZLX 12P.  I also have two Harbinger Vari V212s.  The Harbingers, although they sound good and are cheap, are heavier, a little awkward to carry, and difficult to daisy chain.  The EVs are little louder (1000 watts compared to 600 watts) sound a little cleaner with less hiss, and are simple to daisy chain without having to adjust volumes.

 

I'm selling the Harbingers and getting another EV.

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Two Alto TX10  - $169 each. Use them for everything.  Light enough for the wife to carry them, plenty of power.  Sound better to me than the QSC's, line 6 l2T.  Owned all three, for some reason the Alto's just rock with very little eq adjustments.

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Dual Yamaha DXR10 FRFR Monitors

Dual JBL LSR 308 Near Field Studio Monitors

 

Addendum:

Yamaha THR10C (AuxIn) for low volume Coffee Table/Couch practice.

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2 Alesis Alpha 112s, like the similar Alto's, $400/pair new on eBay. My recording life has been largely dormant due to various factors.

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2 older Mackie HR824's, when I don't turn on my Firehawk 1500. Sounds awesome!

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Single Alto TS210. Totally satified. Never play my JVM410 or Koch amps anymore.

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Thank you for sharing your setups everyone! It's really helped me out in providing me with more choices that I didn't even know about.

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Since it hasn't already been mentioned, I run Helix direct into an Atomic CLR active cab. It's phenomenous.

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It's phenomenous.

Lol...this is going to replace "fantabulous" as my new favorite word. ;)

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Matrix Amplification FR-10 active speaker very portable and powerfull i love it.

 

-laxtlo

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I am using 2 amplf 150 sounds good for home I also have 2 dr 25 but have not hook them up, if line 6 dose not integrate the dr soon will be seling

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I use a pair of EV ZLX-12P's. Sound great live and in the studio

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I use an Alto TS212; pretty satisfied!

That's currently what I'm leaning towards at the moment. Should I just go ahead and pull the trigger? :P

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Mostly my Firehawk 1500, DT 50, or my Yorkville NX75 even my crappy Logitech computer speakers sounded good.

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That's currently what I'm leaning towards at the moment. Should I just go ahead and pull the trigger? :P

If you're ok spending the money, I'd move up to one of the Yamahas, DXR or DBR 10 or 12, or possibly a JBL. If not, the Altos are a great choice.

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If you're ok spending the money, I'd move up to one of the Yamahas, DXR or DBR 10 or 12, or possibly a JBL. If not, the Altos are a great choice.

I don't think the Altos have the "monitor mode" switch built in to them, rolling off some bass response if used as a wedge. Not that it is critical, but Yamaha and JBLs have that option. 

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That's currently what I'm leaning towards at the moment. Should I just go ahead and pull the trigger? :P

 

I can't make that decision for you. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on an FRFR powered monitor and the Altos were getting good reviews. Like Jbuhajla said, they don't have the "monitor mode" that compensates for floor coupling. I don't know how well that works, but I do know that my TS212 needs to be mounted on an amp stand or a pole to sound good, otherwise it's pretty bass heavy. Not a big deal, I bought a pole that was somewhere around $25 or so and it solved the problem.

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I can't make that decision for you. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on an FRFR powered monitor and the Altos were getting good reviews. Like Jbuhajla said, they don't have the "monitor mode" that compensates for floor coupling. I don't know how well that works, but I do know that my TS212 needs to be mounted on an amp stand or a pole to sound good, otherwise it's pretty bass heavy. Not a big deal, I bought a pole that was somewhere around $25 or so and it solved the problem.

 

 

I don't think the Altos have the "monitor mode" switch built in to them, rolling off some bass response if used as a wedge. Not that it is critical, but Yamaha and JBLs have that option. 

 

 

If you're ok spending the money, I'd move up to one of the Yamahas, DXR or DBR 10 or 12, or possibly a JBL. If not, the Altos are a great choice.

 

Y'know, I do like the wedge capabilities of the yamahas. I'm gonna either go with a DXR or DBR! Thanks guys!!

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I'm using a DXR12, up on a pole, for live. I don't connect to FOH, so I found that putting it up on the pole was critical to getting decent dispersion in a room.

I'm interested in trying a few new cabs that seem to be slotted between a guitar cab and a sealed FRFR. The Mission Io is one of them. It's active, 450w, and only weighs 29#'s because of a neo speaker. The Xitone Michael Britt is another. That one is open back. I can't seem to find too much info on either of these.

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Y'know, I do like the wedge capabilities of the yamahas. I'm gonna either go with a DXR or DBR! Thanks guys!!

I was recommending based more on sound and physical shape. The Altos will sound decent, but from what folks here and on TGP say (don't have one myself), the Yamahas will sound better, and also get louder.

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I'm using a DXR12, up on a pole, for live. I don't connect to FOH, so I found that putting it up on the pole was critical to getting decent dispersion in a room.

I'm interested in trying a few new cabs that seem to be slotted between a guitar cab and a sealed FRFR. The Mission Io is one of them. It's active, 450w, and only weighs 29#'s because of a neo speaker. The Xitone Michael Britt is another. That one is open back. I can't seem to find too much info on either of these.

 

Maybe you'll find a seller with a nice return policy that'll allow you to return the product if you're dissatisfied!

 

I was recommending based more on sound and physical shape. The Altos will sound decent, but from what folks here and on TGP say (don't have one myself), the Yamahas will sound better, and also get louder.

 

Gotcha! Thank very much for taking the time to share your knowledge with me!!

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This seems to be an orphan response here but live I use a Koch ATR-4501 tube hybrid stereo amp

into a Wizard 10/12 cab. 10" Celestion Vintage 10 and a Jensen Falcon 12.

 

At home I use that setup or I run the Helix into a VHT Special 44, 1x12" Celestion Gold speaker.

The Special 44 has all tone controls post-Return so you can really tweak the response.

 

No FRFR at this point. Tried the Spacestation V3 but it was not for me.

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My at home is a couple JBL Eon 610s, which translate presets well over to QSC K10 based PA system. 

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Use two JBL EON610s for gigging and a Roland AC-90 when I need a small rehearsal amp. I had the AC-90 for a while and used it for acoustic guitar and mandolin gigs. Its actually pretty nice with Helix for electric guitar, and even bass if the volume isn't too loud.

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A pair of Yamaha DXR10's.....in conjunction with a Marshall JVM410h/Avatar 4X12 cab and a Fender Devillle ML Edition.

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