Jack 112, 212 or DR250

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Re: Jack 112, 212 or DR250

#16 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 pm

If you're going to do subs all the time you don't want Jacks to go with them, you want OTops or DRs. If you want to avoid subs, not just for the size of them but also the need for additional amps and processing and so forth, use Jacks. In short for a complicated system, subs plus OTops or DRs. For a simple system, Jacks. I don't see four Jack 12 as necessary for a small PA. I use two Jack 10 for up to 200 seats, with no subs, but we play rhythm and blues, and our egos no longer demand earsplitting volume.

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Re: Jack 112, 212 or DR250

#17 Post by Bruce Weldy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:56 pm

Rickyvt wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Yes, there's a drumkit involved. So, Bruce, you suggest building only 2 Jacks and a T39... I think I read somewhere that Jacks and a T39 aren't an ideal combination, but I guess if it's a better option than 4 jacks this might be the best solution for me and the band.
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As Bill said, if you are running a sub all the time, then OTops would be the better build - that's what I have. But, if you want more flexibility - two Jacks and a sub could be used when it's called for and just the two Jacks at smaller events.

But, I don't see the need for 4 Jacks....if you need that much, then build OTops and T39s.

I run sound once a month for an Opry style country show. We don't mic drums, but I still run 2 subs and all 4 OTops...for good vocal clarity and some bottom on the bass guitar. The volume of the mix matches the sound of the drums onstage. Plenty of volume for that crowd.

Bottom line, it really depends on the size of the venues, type of music, etc.

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Re: Jack 112, 212 or DR250

#18 Post by Rickyvt » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:23 am

OK, I would like a compact solution and if two Jacks can handle this, great! So I build two Jacks, both with a cross firing array which is switchable. Then we'll see how that works.
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Re: Jack 112, 212 or DR250

#19 Post by Bruce Weldy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:13 pm

That's a good start. If you need some more bottom or are in a bigger place, you can always add a T39 and some processing.

6 - T39 4-25" 2-22" 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512 Melded/NSD2005
1 - T24
2 - XF210


"A system with a few knobs set up by someone who knows what they are doing is always better than one with a lot of knobs set up by someone who doesn't."

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