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Compare AI Ten2 and Powered Speaker

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Steve Freides, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Anyone care to offer up a powered speaker that sounds as good as an AI Ten2? I am particularly interested in a "can do everything" rig because I play not only upright and electric through it but guitar, keyboard, and even take mine to church and play the organ through it.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. DanL

    DanL Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2016
  3. Pat Harris

    Pat Harris Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    IMO, a lot of what I like about the AI Ten2 is the preamp section of the head.

    I've had really nice and usable results using QSC K10 speakers. I've used only my Fdeck HPF and plugged in my upright bass with very acceptable (not perfect) results. Before any kind of preamp or processing, the QSC's have much more sizzle to them in the high end. I associate the AI tone to be pretty flat if not a bit dark, and the K10s are more hi-fi to my ears.
  4. DanL

    DanL Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    BTW - I do have an Acoustic Image 2Ten EX cab for sale...
  5. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Apples and Oranges,
    The QSC's can sound amazing with the right preamp (I.E. Headway EDB-2 or Felix) The newer incarnation of the Ten 2 with the high and low midrange controls would probably have the edge as a combo amp. It's still got two 10" drivers which gives you better low end and mid's.


    The QSC's will likely sound better with guitar.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2016
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