I have the new Pro 32 and have been super impressed by the output and overall clarity. It's the first powered speaker I have owned where I could go super hard for a whole gig and not see the limit/clip light. It has so much headroom.I like the look of the stick speakers. I just went to an outdoor gig the other day where a 3-piece band was using two of the Bose L1 Pro16s. It looked and sounded great. Of course, it didn't seem to be as portable as the older ones or even my current system. There are a lot of brands using this form factor now and each offer different features. I haven't heard them all. The new EV Evolve M series seems pretty good too but not as aesthetic. I would think a couple of the JBL EON compact pros would be handy to have around too.
If money were no object would be to design my own special purpose speakers to use for vocal reinforcement throughout a venue. I have several design ideas in my head.
I live in town of 2500 there are 4 active DJs and we all work nearly every weekendProbably won’t ever buy any more speakers, and don’t have a clue what I’d buy if I did. I really LOVE my RCF EVOX-8’s. I haven’t seen anything I like better. You never know what the future holds. I’m moving to a town with fewer than 3000 people. There probably won’t be many opportunities to DJ, but I can’t imagine there being very many DJ’s there either.
What is your reason for not being completely satisfied with the ETX 18 sub?I don't regret my move to active speakers and have no interest in going back.
Yamaha DXR12s are great, no regrets. THe ETX 18 subs may have not been the best choice, but I'd have to compare the options to really decide. No musical sounding enough IMO.
MAYbe the Bose L1 if money were no object.