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Light weight speakers any recomendations

GUEST,FloraG 11 Feb 13 - 03:49 AM
Leadfingers 11 Feb 13 - 04:05 AM
John MacKenzie 11 Feb 13 - 04:30 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 11 Feb 13 - 04:43 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 11 Feb 13 - 04:44 AM
GUEST,spailpin 11 Feb 13 - 05:03 AM
Will Fly 11 Feb 13 - 05:22 AM
Richard Bridge 11 Feb 13 - 05:25 AM
Will Fly 11 Feb 13 - 05:33 AM
Richard Bridge 11 Feb 13 - 05:39 AM
Richard Bridge 11 Feb 13 - 05:41 AM
JohnInKansas 12 Feb 13 - 02:19 AM
GUEST 12 Feb 13 - 12:53 PM
Dave Hanson 12 Feb 13 - 02:34 PM
Seamus Kennedy 12 Feb 13 - 06:33 PM
alex s 12 Feb 13 - 07:12 PM
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Subject: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 03:49 AM

Hi
We have perfectly good speakers - but they weigh 16Kg each- and as we are all getting on a bit I thought there might be lighter weight speakers that can do a good enough job. ( Enough sound for a school hall-instruments and calling).
Anybody got lighter ones - would you recommend them?
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 04:05 AM

Advances in speaker technology over the last several years mean that decent quality and healthy wattage can be found without the backbreaking weights of yore !More trhan twenty years ago I swopped my 100 watt HH pair for Ohm that were a third the size and well under half the weight . Check your local Music Shop and see what is available .
IF you are 'doing' fairly large halls , its worth looking at Four speakers at half (ISH) the wattage of your pair and running two halfway down the room , which will give far better coverage without having to wind the volume up


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 04:30 AM

Yamaha Stagepas 400i/600i


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 04:43 AM

I can't fault Yamaha Stagepas 500 at 250 watts a side it won't fill the Albert Hall so it depends what you want it for, it's very compact and light weight. Bose do some amazing stuff but I can't afford it. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 04:44 AM

Sorry cross posted


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: GUEST,spailpin
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:03 AM

Bose 802 ....25 years on ,still they are the best available ,quality ,portable ... They have it all , can be picked up over in Ireland handy enough on the done deal site and adverts .ie......


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:22 AM

We had the same problem with our band kit - very heavy speakers and a heavy mixer with twin amps inside it.

We've just invested in twin JBL powered speakers (£850), which are very clear, light to carry - and taken the heavy amps away from the mixer box. The sound is fantastic and everything is much lighter.

Bose are excellent, but the size of kit you'll need for a band makes them very expensive.


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:25 AM

It really depends if you need a solid bottom. The old Bose produce a fake bass that some (including me) dislike. IIRC you have bass guitar through the PA not just an on-stage amp and sometimes keyboards (so you need down not merely to bottom E - bass guitar - but to bottom B on keys). That will not happen with any lightweight speaker I have ever heard. Indeed if you want any pressure at bottom B (30 Hz) it won't happen with many heavyweight speakers. Maybe a trolley rather than lighter speakers.


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:33 AM

Well Richard, all I can say is that we've used our new JBLs on several occasions in various venues (our bass player uses a 5-string electric bass) - and the sound is absolutely clear and solid. Great for dancing.


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:39 AM

I like the JBLs much better than Mackie, but am surprised at getting 30 hz out of them. Exactly which model?


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:41 AM

The Eon 515s at £650 each (not a pair, each) are only stated to manage 39 Hz - theoretically OK for bottom E but not bottom B.


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 02:19 AM

Not really an advice on speakers, but more along the line of "elder assistance," for a number of objects that are "a little bit heavy" but need to be moved fairly often I've found that adding a decent handle or two can sometimes be about as effective as getting a lighter weight "thing."

It can be a bit of a trick to figure out just what kind of "grab" will work best, and in some cases to find a good place to put one that won't interfere with function or with stacking in use, storage, or moving. Cute little drawer handles don't often provide much help, but barn door and fence gate kinds might, for a 16 kg (35 lb?) box.

The best thing usually is to just get the equipment that's easier to manage, but fairly simple "modifications" of what you've got can sometimes get you through the time it takes to pick out what to get - next.

John


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 12:53 PM

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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 02:34 PM

Light weight speakers ? Nick Clegg ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 06:33 PM

If you don't require much bass, and are more along the lines of vocals, guitar, keyboard, then I recommend Bose 402s, as well as the Bose Stick. Been using Bose products for 30 years, and I love 'em for great sound and ease of transport/set-up.
And despite Richard's misgivings, in over 30 years of using them, no audience member has ever told me they sound bad.


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Subject: RE: Light weight speakers any recomendations
From: alex s
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 07:12 PM

If you don't have a lot to spend, look at Wharfedale Titans (active) with all the advantages Will mentioned. Very light but quite powerful.

If you have lots of cash try Bose.

PMT in Manchester lent us speakers to try out, which was great.


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