Do You Feel Strongly About Mixing Brands?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by the yeti, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. the yeti

    the yeti Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    in your PA i mean. is it a big deal to you? why?

    i've been using EV sx250a's as tops with a QSC hpr181 sub. gonna move the EVs to monitor duty and get some new tops. is there any particular reason i should confine my search to QSC products? anything this question brings to mind that might be pertinent is appreciated. (i do listen w/my ears instead of my eyes already though.)
  2. modulusman

    modulusman Banned

    Jan 18, 2004
    With powered speakers I think it is a good idea to stay with the same brand since they are probably designed to work together. That being said my band uses JBL PRX 535s with QSC HPR 181 subs it seams to work alright.
  3. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    No reason whatsoever.
  4. If I could afford to - I would.

    I have gravitated towards Carvin for small-med sized setups this past year/2. But I LOVE QSC for power amps. I added a crest - because it is like my "utility amp" - I can tie it in where I need to - but would rather add more QSC power if I could. My speakers are JBL and Carvin. I use the JBLs mostly as house at one location, and the carvins on the go - since they are about half the weight.

    I hope in 3-5 years to build a new system - and intend for it to be MUCH better - steps up in quality/ability from where I am now. This has been my "learning system" maybe not the response you were looking for - but my thoughts.

    So far - they all work and play well together
  5. Not a bit worried here.
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I'm a bit peculiar when it comes to my bass rig, I want things to be matched.
    PA ? Everything goes as long as it works.
    There is so much gear to a PA system, I can't afford to be too specific.
  7. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    Tops: BFM
    Sub: fEARful
    Monitors: Home made
    Amps: Peavey, QSC
    Mixer and rack gear: Peavey, Behringer, Art, Presonus, Yamaha.
  8. my 2x10 is a rescue peavey cab.. it was solid wood so I sanded and stained it mahogany and loaded it w celestions.. bottom is ampeg amps vary gk, peg ,swr any pa me can muster up. ...
  9. the yeti

    the yeti Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
  10. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Have you ever wondered why this stuff is designed to meet certain specifications WRT input/output impedance, voltage and frequency response?
  11. the yeti

    the yeti Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    not really? what's your point? not being argumentative or unreceptive, i legitimately don't get it.
  12. the yeti

    the yeti Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    wait, are you saying they're all interchangeable and ABLE to be used together? i wasn't really asking about whether it was a possibility- i already stated in the op i was doing that now. i was asking about peoples preference/experience and the reasons behind. sorry for the confusion.