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Best 12"/3" FOH speakers: RCF vs Meyer vs L'Acoustics
Old 4 weeks ago
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Best 12"/3" FOH speakers: RCF vs Meyer vs L'Acoustics

I'm thinking about investing about 4K in new pair of FOH for audience, say 300. So far I'm using RCF NX45 and in general happy with them, but they have just a little too harsh sound that extremely difficult to fix with EQ. Say, my RCF TT-08 sound better, in my taste. So war my choices:
Obvious RCF TT22II - new with all DSP tricks - say, $2400
Meyer UPJ (old, but classic) - in good shape on eBay, same $2,500
L'Acoustics, say X12 - pricey, I can only afford used, so far can't find LA4 amp, most of used gear is in Europe. $2000 plus 2-3 grands on amp
Please advice
Old 4 weeks ago
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UPA's liable to see price changes soon. Our shop is waiting on a... hmmm...particular offer to buy a bunch, in return for a... particular new speaker on the market, and if that offer's not attractive, we're dumping the old to make room for the new.

I imagine many shops, especially dealers, are in similar situations.

Numbers I hear on used UPJ-1s, open market, 1.5 per box.
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I would have to actually hear a box first before spending that amount on a pair.
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i wouldn't go by specs alone (3" for hf): there are countless speakers with 12" woofers available, old and new, which might do the trick - the x12 imo is highly overrated (i just flew a rig with 16 boxes: not as bad as the d&b e12 but meyer, k&f, hk, nexo, even old turbosounds in the same place did far better in previous years) and the amps are way too expensive!

could also be you'd be better off with an additional sub, fly less powerful boxes high enough, an l/c/r or distributed setup etc...
Old 4 weeks ago
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L'Acoustics X12 is a joke...sucks as monitor, as Foh also. Forget the the 136dB SPL max from the spec sheet, that's pure fantasy. That would be no improvement from a NX45...a Voice Acoustic Modular 12 would be a big improvement. https://www.voice-acoustic.de/produc...r-12/info.html
Or a https://www.harmonic-design.com/prod...aker/hd-mp12n/
Old 3 weeks ago
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L'Acoustics X12 is a joke...sucks as monitor, as Foh also. Forget the the 136dB SPL max from the spec sheet, that's pure fantasy.

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