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Decent, cheap, Non preamp powered speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fenderhutz, Sep 12, 2008.


  1. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    As the the title states. I am going 100% POD at this point and need a decent portable powered 15 or 12 etc.

    Anyone know of any good ones FIRSTHAND?

    I am not looking to spend a ton of money like on the Bergs.

    Thanks.

    What's the lightest around 300-500 watt power amp on the market anyway?
     
  2. Maybe best to look at PA monitors?

    Just an idea :)
     
  3. fenderphil

    fenderphil

    Sep 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    dr bass has those cabs with the rack spaces built in.

    you can pick any speakers and amp you want, really...
     
  4. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
  5. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    You get a better deal usually if you get a combo deal.
     
  6. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    Of course there's the Carvin cab that's been discussed on the larger "3-way....on a budget" Dude from KC got one and posted some reviews.
     
  7. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    The new Mackies sound great
    http://www.mackie.com/products/srm450v2/index.html

    They have built in loudness compensation. Which may be good or bad depending on your outlook.

    I'm curious to try out the Peaveys.
    Can't be JBL - but the price is high.
    For normal cabinet style with a top horizontal surface to hold extras check out the threads here about the Carvin LSX1503A - it just might be the best for Bass.
     
  8. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I was impressed with the Bag End ones; you should definitely give them a look.
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    carvin, mackie, and bag end all make decent stuff to that end.

    IME, none of these are capable of "massive stage killing volume."
     
  10. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    I don't know about the Bag ends but the others sure are!
    And some of the brands like JBL actually publish charts to prove it.
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If you got the coin, Meyer makes some junk that works really, really well.
    Be prepared to shell $3-5k.

    I've not used any of the JBL stuff, but have read positive things.
     
  12. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    You didn't get the "cheap" at the original post, did you?
     
  13. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sure I did. Someone else brought up JBL, I offered that Meyer makes really nice, albeit expensive stuff.
    You can read further up from there to see the cheap brands I suggested.

    thx!
    alan

     
  14. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    I have used Meyer and although they're good, they're absolutely not worth the price. I'd rather get RCF, FBT, EV or even Yorkville.
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I don't have any combination of anything that adds up to the ~5K asking price of the one I tried...nor do I have the $5K layin around;)

    We're living in great times; when I was coming up in the 70's, you couldn't buy stuff that sounded really great at any pricepoint. Now you can do so at several pretty nice price points.
     
  16. MikeyB

    MikeyB

    Aug 16, 2006
    Sykesville, MD
    Eh... Chef threw out the pricey Meyer option, so I'll shamelessly plug my IP112 that's for sale. :smug:

    It's been for sale for a while... I might be motivated to cut another $150 off if you meet me 1/2 way (Mapquest says I'm an hour from Harpers Ferry)

    The Berg IP112 is smokin! ... and $1250 for the Berg picked up is pretty smokin' too!

    Ok, end of shameless plug! :bag:

    -Mike
     
  17. The new JBL PRX series are pretty impressive. Loud and LIGHT!!! The 12" came in at arround 30lbs. That's pretty impressive.

    My band uses the Mackie SRM-450's. I do go direct through them from time to time (using a POD XT). No complaint's there. They sound great and take a beating!
     

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