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Re: Powered PA speakers?

Thanks for the info.  I stopped at a nearby Guitar Center (why not 
change the name to music center?) in hopes of a/b comparing them (Mackie 
SRM 450) against the Eon 15s, and I came to the exact same conclusion 
that you did!  So much better, not even a contest.  And that with a pair 
of metal guitarists finding the volume output of a Marshall amp.   You 
can always count on some things.

$625/ea?  where did you get that price?  It's better than I've seen 


Mark Sottilaro

On Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 07:48  PM, Marc Roche wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> I've had a pair of SRM 450s for three years now. I paid $625 each.  They
> replaced two Eon 15s. I think I can say without reservation that 
> they're one
> of the best investments I've made in gear. I don't expect I'll need to
> replace them for a long, long time.  Singing through them is such a joy,
> they're so transparent.  I've used them for synths, acoustic guitar and
> vocals in small venues..
> Ciao,
> Marc Roche
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Sottilaro" <sine@zerocrossing.net>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:54 PM
> Subject: Powered PA speakers?
>> Hey gang,
>> I've been doing small shows with a pair of Peavey KB60 keyboard amps.
>> They actually seem to do a pretty good job, and they were very
>> inexpensive at a time when I was very broke.  I've played a few gigs
>> lately where they were using the Mackie SRM 450s, and each time I've
>> thought to my self, "gee those sound damn good."  Are they really worth
>> it?
>> So here's my question, are they the best deal around?  I'm hoping for
>> nothing bigger, and the polycarbonate cabs will probably do wonders for
>> my back (the Peavey's would make wonderful boat anchors)  At $700 a
>> piece, they're a bit pricey.  I see the JBL Eon 15 going for $400/per.
>> Has anyone done a comparison?  If the main issues are wattage, I'm more
>> interested in quality.  The 60w Peaveys have been fine for the small
>> places I tend to play (cafes, parties)
>> Yamaha and Behringer also have similar products in the $400 range.  Any
>> opinions?
>> I just have a feeling I'll have a hard time at a music shop trying to
>> make comparisons over the din of Stairway to Halen and I know this 
>> bunch
>> is pretty discerning when it comes to sound quality.
>> Mark Sottilaro