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Re: Upgrade Titan 48

#16 Post by Padde298 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:11 am

I have always been impressed with the looks of Jamaican Sound Systems (if that's the proper name for this type of speaker stacking), but the technology behind them seems old fashioned and out dated.
They remind me of designs from the 80's. To me there is no doubt that when focusing on the music these systems should convey, one should at least try to get the low end right! This is surely done with the T48!
But to miss the oppotunity to get a system which can be scaled to fit different venues and jobs, not to speak of getting the best possible, coherent sound, because of a wish of a certain look, makes no sense (to me). Not even when calling up on cultural heritage!
Should I make a system to fulfill the demands of Dub Step, Reggae and other Jamaican inspired types of sound, I would make a heap of T48/T60 and twice as many OTop 12 J's. Simple, scalable and so effective that you'll smile every time you set it up, no matter what size of job you have...
Bill may be a bit harsh in his statement, but he is honest! I would not have my "name" on anything which deliberately is aiming for something which is SO far from optimal.
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Re: Upgrade Titan 48

#17 Post by Tom Smit » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:18 am

@Jony_850, would you consider building, and only using, the OmniTop15 cabinet? It is an easy build, and may be all that you need. This cab, combined with the T48, would make a 3-way system that would outdo many systems in Jamaica and be very clean sounding at the same time.

If it is looks that you are after, you could also build boxes and install speakers that are blown. Have this setup, but with the OTop15 on the outside of the stack. :)

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Re: Upgrade Titan 48

#18 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 am

Good engineering knows no cultural boundaries. BTW, I've worked with quite a few reggae acts, including The Wailers. They haven't used a cluster array on tour for about 20 years.

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Re: Upgrade Titan 48

#19 Post by BrentEvans » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:06 am

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 am
Good engineering knows no cultural boundaries.
So does :bash: . Just sayin.
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Re: Upgrade Titan 48

#20 Post by Rich4349 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:41 pm

Jony_850 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:55 pm
The father of a friend is electroacoustic engineer, he tell us about that issues, but he respect us and the culture we like...
That feeling when two experienced, though unrelated, people give you the same advice... 8)
2 DR250s, 2 27" Lab15 T-60s, 2 30" Neo Titan 39s, 1 Autotuba...and looking for more!

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