GK MBP Powered Cabinets
I need a definitive answer and not conjecture.
The MPB Self Powered cabinets from GK. I know GK says they will only work with GK MB heads and GK MB Combo's.
I also know that the output ports on MB heads and Combo's are simply Balanced XLR ports.
I can guess that this means any preamp with a balanced XLR out will work with one of these cabinets.
What I need to know is specifically has anyone actually done this and what is the result. GK seems adamant this is a non working configuration. They won't say why so this leads me to believe that either 1) They are simply saying this in a misguided attempt to sell more combos and heads. or 2) They are purposefully doing something to make it not function with other gear. ( and yes I can think of a dozen ways to do this if it was the case, no point in guessing how at this stage.).
So who has tried it. Has it worked. How well did it (not)work.??
I have a serious need to have a portable preamp only solution to plug in front of house and to use the exact same setup with a self powered lightweight cab(s) when the venue has no front of house.
Note: If you work for GK please know; If this does work I will almost immediately buy 2,000 worth of powered cabinets from you. If it does not I am not buying anything from you. Horrible marketing strategy to make a powered cabinet that only works with your own gear.
- What I do to pay for the GAS