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PA & monitor systems advice

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by stefaniw80401, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. stefaniw80401

    stefaniw80401 Supporting Member

    May 18, 2004
    Evergreen, Colorado
    Dunno if this is the right forum for this, but here goes.

    I have a semi-acoustic jazz trio with two vocals, double bass, acoustic guitar and keyboard. My PA FOH is Soundcraft EFX8 and M-Audio GSR12 self powered speakers. I have a AI/Coda for my bass. We need monitors primarily for vocals and guitar.

    Here are my lo-cost options for 2 monitor speakers, and I'd like yall's take on it.

    1) 2 Self powered personal monitors Behringer/Mackie: $340/$500
    Behriger B205D $170ea
    Mackie SRM150 $250ea

    2) 2 Single channel self powered floor wedges with Rolls mixers: $447
    Rolls PM351 ($74ea) * 2 = $148
    Kustom KPC10MP 50w ($299pr)

    3) 2 passive floor wedges + amp + Rolls mixers: $486
    Behringer iNUKE NU1000 ($199) 2 x 150w @ 8ohms
    Kustom KPC10M ($139pr) 8ohms, 60w rms 120w
    Rolls PM351 ($74ea) * 2 = $148

    Thanks for the input.
    - Mark
  2. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I'd go with the Mackies. Just my take.

    Personally. I'm using a QSC K8 for my bass and it sounds quite good.


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