Column array imminent purchase

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tunes4046

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I’m goons bite the bullet my criteria are
Great sound clear crisp highs and mids and bass that can keep up with the top think 150 person wedding
Compact, would really like the column to store in the base
Cover either included or available from manufacture
Budget $4000 for a pair
 
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What is the purpose of the purchase? Will spending $4,000 on these speakers help you obtain even more money on the events you book because you use column array speakers?

Unless your speakers are outdated, and too heavy for you to lift currently, then I don't see a good reason to buy more speakers. It is a great time to invest in E Cars before the Electric cars really start to sell like crazy. Invest the 4K in Tesla or an alternate E car related stock.
 
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Rcf evox12. Good luck getting them though. There was a six month backlog of them a few months ago. I’ve been contemplating the same system for some smaller events where my current system is overkill. Might be slightly over budget though. The evo 8 could work as well if you don’t need to push out serious sound.
 

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What is the purpose of the purchase? Will spending $4,000 on these speakers help you obtain even more money on the events you book because you use column array speakers?

Unless your speakers are outdated, and too heavy for you to lift currently, then I don't see a good reason to buy more speakers. It is a great time to invest in E Cars before the Electric cars really start to sell like crazy. Invest the 4K in Tesla or an alternate E car related stock.
Wrong better invest in power plants that make electric to charge those electric inefficient cars.
 

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There's no one good speaker solution for every event, so if you intend to roll with just one setup you'll want to match it's best performance conditions to the type of space or venue you most often play.

While these small line arrays sound great indoors for example, the classic two-way box will perform better when you find your self outdoors on a breezy patio.
 
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I believe most experience D J 's would agree. not one sound system fits all events nor venue.
nice to have options when setting up for events. I'm eye balling the column array's as a lighter & smaller foot print. Not getting any younger.
My ave. Head count anymore is 165 to 185 person ave. Fewer 250 to 300 person counts for me but I'm equipped for them.
 

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What is the purpose of the purchase? Will spending $4,000 on these speakers help you obtain even more money on the events you book because you use column array speakers?
You should replace every now and again anyway. I can't speak for Tunes but I'm considering columns too because of the weight/sound factor most places I play I would never need more than 2 of them and it's pretty much exactly half the weight as my Yorkies with Subs. I like the Evolve 30M I do a lot of non DJ stuff like press conferences, meetings, etc that the onboard mixer and one of them would more than handle
 

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What is the purpose of the purchase? Will spending $4,000 on these speakers help you obtain even more money on the events you book because you use column array speakers?

Unless your speakers are outdated, and too heavy for you to lift currently, then I don't see a good reason to buy more speakers. It is a great time to invest in E Cars before the Electric cars really start to sell like crazy. Invest the 4K in Tesla or an alternate E car related stock.
Actually there are several reasons, lighter being the main one, my Bass Boss system is overkill for most events,
Compact easy to transport, I’ve just ordered a new Ford maverick truck and would like to have an option where I don’t have to pull the trailer,
Taxes, I actually need to buy a few things or give that money to the government, I’d rather have stuff
 
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Actually there are several reasons, lighter being the main one, my Bass Boss system is overkill for most events,
Compact easy to transport, I’ve just ordered a new Ford maverick truck and would like to have an option where I don’t have to pull the trailer,
Taxes, I actually need to by a few things or give that money to the government, I’d rather have stuff
Taxes , write off was my first thought for your reason. Be interesting to see how the maverick works for you. I like the idea.
 

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I think with whatever choice you go with, you’ll love the ease of transportation and set up. Evolve 50’s are another great choice I demo’d and are similarly priced to the pro 16’s
 

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Pretty excited about the maverick it’s getting great reviews I ordered a fairly loaded up one leather FX4 package all the towing extras under $35,000
Nice go big or go home!!
 
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Actually there are several reasons, lighter being the main one
I've looked at several options in this space but what I found was that you can't cheat mother nature. If you need to move a certain amount of air, you need a certain amount of power and size. You can package things differently but in the end, all manufacturers are dealing with equivalent efficiencies in speakers and amps. In other words, if you are saving on weight, you are probably giving up something on output power. You really can't trust the specs. That said, differences in packaging can make big differences in perceived weight.

Column speakers place the bulk of the weight in the bottom which stays on the floor and never has to be lifted. The columns also disassemble so you can move them in light weight pieces. Traditional speakers make you lift everything onto stands. In the end, both speakers take up about the same space in your vehicle and weight about the same for similar output levels. I find the big difference to be primarily in the visual appeal and horizontal dispersion characteristics.