"Best full range speaker value out there."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Plug 'n play - it's that easy. I'm a mobile DJ doing mostly family parties (weddings, b-days, grad parties, etc.). I had been using smaller speakers in pairs on poles but they kinda blew-up. So I thought, why not get heavy duty speakers where one pair can fill a room. Well these do the job and if you put them on the floor they almost sound like a subwoofer is in them. I often use a Yamaha 512 Mixer/amp and just leave the EQ at the default values and it just sounds right. When on a pole, however, they lose the bass and I add my 18" Behringer subs and a Crown PA amp.
Having both 1/4" and Speakon is a must these days. Also, being able to link them together is also a must-have.
Ease of Use:
HEAVY! - especially when mounted high on a pole. I usually like having my tweeter/horns high above the dance crowd but these make it difficult. To bad they don't come with built-in roadies.
They look real nice new. I have a pair of older 12" Yamaha Clubs that have lost their looks (no these aren't the speakers that blew-up - we won't mention them). If you take care of them the looks should stay good for years.
One of the older speakers blew once years ago and I recall the replacement went smoothly.
I listened to every top-of-the-line speaker at my local Guitar Center and Sam Ash stores and these always sounded as go as any. I think the price is a steal.
The Wow Factor:
I bought them and I could afford the more upscale ones. But why blow money just for a name that only other people in the field respect? My typical client doesn't care if it's JBL, Yamaha or whatever, they just want to hear their song now!
If you can lift these on a pole they are definitely worth getting. Actually I would like to hear a stack of these - you may not even need subwoofers. I've done one larger gig so far with the 18" Behringers on the floor, next the 15" Yamahas, and then the 12" on top of those. It sounded great and they didn't fall over! Last weekend I did a pool party at an apartment complex and just had the 15"s on the ground and the bass and overall sound was excellent. My wife came to the gig late and said she could hear the speakers loud and clear from 2 blocks away. Weight is the only drawback to these speakers.