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fEARful 12/6 for PA?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MVE, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Anyone have any experience with the 12/6 as a PA speaker?

    I was thinking of building a pair for general PA use. (Obviously the 3-way version.)

    How do vocals sound through them?

    Are there better options? Should I just get a cheap set of used yamahas or jbls instead?
  2. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Sorry, I probably should have put this question in the Live Sound forum.
    My apologies.
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    You should ask over on the fEARful board. :)

    I know there are some guys who do it, I really think there are probably speakers designed for PA use that fit better rather than something optimized for bass use.
  4. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    If you build the 12/6/1 with the true 3-way crossover, it will work well, and of course be a great bass cabinet too. But there are probably better or cheaper options if you plan to use it exclusively for PA.

    The fEARful cabinet design puts a lot of attention into reproducing a strong and accurate low end. You may not want or need that in a small PA speaker,
  5. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    If vocals only, the extended low end of the fEARful woofers would be a waste of money.

    If drums and bass are added, it would be better to have the lows coming from a single source.