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Falk Audio

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by swingfingers, Jul 10, 2003.


  1. I read somewhere that Chris Fitzgerald sometimes uses Falk 8" speakers with DB and was enthused about their transparency. Chris, if you are around, are they only good for drummerless gigs or could one 8" do a jazz trio? How about two 8"s??

    Anyone else have experience with these?
     
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    A single Falk 8" or 10" cabinet is fine for drummerless gigs, and fine for use with some drummers. Most often, I'd take two for a gig with a drummer, but only use one until it became apparent that two were needed.

    I haven't used them or my Clarus since I got my EA iamp800 and VL108, but that's more out of fascination with exploring the tonal possibilities of the EA stuff than anything else. Plus, at about 14 lbs, you really can't lose with the Falks.
     
  3. Thanks, Chris.

    How would you compare the 8" Falk with your EA VL108? I'm guessing the EA is a little more heavey duty (27lbs vs. 16lbs.) but what about sound and volume?

    How would 2 Falk 8"s compare to the EA VL208?
     
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    The Falk is a no-frills rear-ported PA enclosure with an Eminence speaker and a horn. The EA 108 is a top of the line transmission-line cabinet with 8", 5", and 1" speakers. It's like comparing a Jaguar with a V-12 to a Ford with a 4-cylinder mill. Both are good cars, but one is luxury and one isn't. The EA smokes every other cabinet I've ever played for clarity, but you have to pay for that clarity in both price and weight. The Falk stuff is great for small gigs, and two of them work well for gigs with a drummer, but they can't possibly pack the punch (should it be needed) that the EA stuff can.

    That said, I was very happy with the Falk stuff before I became a total gear whore. :D
     
  5. Chris,

    A couple more questions if you don't mind.

    Would you recomend the 8" or 10" cabinets for URB use? Mostly as a monitor, sometimes as amplification for small acoustic stuff.

    Did you ever use the line out option to the PA board? If so, how did you like it?

    What pickup are you using?

    Thanks for the heads up on the Falk Audio stuff, looks pretty well made.

    Blessings
    Keith
     
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    APACHEBOTTOM,

    The Falk stuff I was using for bass amplification was only speaker cabinets. Both the 8's and 10's were ok, but I preferred the 8's because they were more transparent (even though they don't get as loud as the 10's). Since I was only using the speakers, I'm not really sure what you mean by the "line out" question. Come again?

    As regards my pickup and setup, all the info anyone could ever want (and lots of stuff that no-one in their right mind would ever care about!) can be found Here
     
  7. Apachebottom?

    No way!!!! More like Heavy Bottom (CH-47 style) :)

    The line out question comes because I thought you were using the Falk Audio Tiny-myte amp/mixer also.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Keith
     
  8. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I tried one of the tiny mite amps, but sadly the power was a mite too tiny.