The DR200 is a small PA speaker that doesn't sound small.
Measuring less than 20 inches cubed, and weighing in at less than 30
pounds, you can carry two of these babies in the back seat of the
average compact car.
Like all DRs they are more efficient than commercial speakers, so they
don't need huge amps to drive them. But more important, the vertically aligned
melded tweeter array delivers horizontal
dispersion nearly twice as wide as that of store-bought PAs, so more
of your audience gets to hear clearly what you're playing. Check out
this response chart and see:
The DR200 delivers uniform coverage over all the audience, so there's
never a bad seat in the house. Here's what builder Art Coates has to
say about his:
"These sound so much better than the average direct radiating PA
speaker - with none of the "boxiness" or "honkiness" the lower priced
ones tend to have. Their unbelievably high sensitivity is just icing."
Average sensitivity is 104dB per watt, at least 6dB higher than the typical
$600-$1200 PA speaker. What’s that mean to you? A DR200 with 100 watts input
is as loud as the average PA speaker with 400 watts input. In fact, the horn
loaded design is so efficient that it can get more out of its single 8 inch
driver than typical PAs get with a twelve.
Plus, unlike any commercial PA cab, the DR200's bass response is easily
adjustable, for maximum sensitivity and extension whether used with or without
Like all of our PA tops the DR200 is made to be line arrayed. You might
not be able to afford a stack like this from the likes of JBL, EV, Meyer, and
EAW, but you probably can afford a stack of DR200s.
Can't build your own? Have them custom built for you by one of the listed cabinet
builders for far less than you'd have to pay for off the shelf speakers that
don't work as well.
Construction Degree of Difficulty: 8
Performance Quotient: 9
Suggested Audience Size:
Two cabs to 150; four cabs to 600; six cabs to 1200; eight cabs to 2000.
Equivalent Retail Value: $ 1299
Recommended Sub-Woofer: Tuba 24, Tuba 30, Tuba 45, Tuba 60, Titan 39, Titan 48
Plans are $19.95, delivered within 24 hours as email attachment in MS Word
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