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Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???

Clinton Hammond 02 Feb 03 - 01:54 PM
michaelr 02 Feb 03 - 02:29 PM
RichM 02 Feb 03 - 02:55 PM
mooman 02 Feb 03 - 03:09 PM
Richard Bridge 02 Feb 03 - 05:16 PM
Merritt 02 Feb 03 - 06:19 PM
Clinton Hammond 02 Feb 03 - 06:33 PM
mooman 02 Feb 03 - 07:12 PM
Mooh 02 Feb 03 - 08:03 PM
Merritt 03 Feb 03 - 12:08 AM
Clinton Hammond 03 Feb 03 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,Benjamin Cochran 11 May 11 - 01:43 PM
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Subject: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 01:54 PM

O.k. gear heads...

I wanna hear yer suggestions... I'm gonna be in the market to pick up a pair of speakers for gigging (Tired of renting and/or borrowing gear) to go with my -Yorkville MP6d- mixer...

Any specifics you suggest?

I am especially looking for something small in size but big on power and sound... My whole kit has to fit in a Ford Focus!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 02:29 PM

You don't say whether your mixer is powered or not. Mackie has some great powered PA speakers... all you need is a mixing board. They also make non-powered speakers; their stuff is uniformly good-sounding and roadworthy.

It may also be worth your while to check out Canadian DAWN speaker systems which consist of a woofer and two tiny satellites. Very compact, and excellent sound. Click here.
Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: RichM
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 02:55 PM

What about yorkville speakers? a pair of 10 or 12 inchers from the Performance or Pulse series might be worth investigating. I use a pair of 12" Performance speakers with my rig . They work fine for venues up to gymnasium size.

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: mooman
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:09 PM

Yup! I'd go for your local Yorkvilles too. Otherwise there are several makers following the Bose idea of multiple small speakers in a small enclosure.

moo


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 05:16 PM

Really depends what you are trying to put through them.

If you want a pair of good value 1x15s (with horns) then if you were in the UK I'd say try Carlsbro Alpha 15s - can even handle a bit of kick drum.

Personally I find the current Mackie powered tops very harsh and scratchy.

I like JBL TR225s but they are probably too big for you, so you might try the 125s.

If you are a halfway competent carpenter you can build your own - try an Eminence Kappa 12 plus two (yes two) Motorola 400 watt powerline piezos in each cab. I have a pair like that and everyone raves about them. Mine are bigger than necessary and heavier than necessary, but I happened to have some inch mahogany laminate lying about...

For port calculations I think the website is www.subwoofer.org but I may have misremembered that - it's also called the subwoofer diy page.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Merritt
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 06:19 PM

I use a Yorkville MP8DX for gigs. Last year I picked up 2 used Yorkville YS-115 speakers for $50 each. The YS-115s come with one 15" speaker and a high range horn. These are not great speakers, but I've found them to be just fine for the small pubs, clubs & even outdoor festivals where I play.

They're not really large either - 24" H x 18" W x 14 ¾" D. All my equipment, including 3 acoustic guitars, fits into a '94 Geo Metro.

Yorkville's just one maker in the market tho'. From my limited experience, I try to look for used equipment in decent shape from any of the mid-market manufacturers.

Good luck!

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 06:33 PM

First off, ta fer the suggestions so far...

2nd, lemme address a couple of points...

1, "You don't say whether your mixer is powered or not." Well, if you click the link I supplied to the specs on the mixer I'm talking about you'll see the first line reads, "The MP6D six channel powered mixer..." Clear enough?? ,-)

2, "Really depends what you are trying to put through them." Good point... at the least, a voice, an accoustic guitar and on occasion a bodhran... At the most, 2 Guitars, 2 voices, a bazoukie/mando mix, and a selection of penny whistles... Venues... from small room pubs, to (I guess) medium sized indoor and out-door shows...

3, "If you are a halfway competent carpenter you can build your own" Heh... ya... that's a mighty big IF there mate!! LOL

4, "They're not really large either - 24" H x 18" W x 14 ¾" D" Got a ballpark figure on their weight merritt???


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: mooman
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 07:12 PM

OK Clinton...another suggestion.

I use Laney gear which I find good. Pehaps their CT 15 speaker cabinets might fit the bill?

Best regards,

moo


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Mooh
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 08:03 PM

Clinton,

Try McBride Loudspeaker Source in Waterloo. Terry's an old friend and he can probably set you up. I'm using a pair of McBride cabs in my lesson studio presently. He mostly wholesales and catalogue sales parts but has also got small cabs. I can't at the moment find the catalogue with website and toll free info, but it's likely all Google-able. 1-519-884-3500 will get you there too.

Elsewise I'd go with Yorkville or Mackie.

Good Luck, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Merritt
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 12:08 AM

Clinton,

Am guessing that YS-115 speakers weigh 35 to 40 lbs.

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 02:40 PM

O.k... I think I've seen those on a list somewhere...

Ta fer the 4-1-1 Merritt...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Speakers for a Yorkville MP6d???
From: GUEST,Benjamin Cochran
Date: 11 May 11 - 01:43 PM

On a different note. I am looking into buying a yorkville MP6D-6 6 channel mixing board and was wondering if anyone had any experiences with it.


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