4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

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4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

#1 Post by captaintyouth » Thu May 11, 2017 11:36 am

I do acoustic shows outside with my guitar and a stompbox for a kick. I am walking a tightrope between volume and easy transport. (And budget) Where would I get my best bang for the buck? Crowd size ranges from 100 to 500.
Configuration 1:
4 OTops

Configuration 2:
2 OTops
2 Tuba 30s

Configuration 3:
2 DR280's

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Re: 4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

#2 Post by David Raehn » Thu May 11, 2017 11:59 am

4 Jack 12s...
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Re: 4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

#3 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Thu May 11, 2017 12:52 pm

I can't see you needing subs.

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Re: 4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

#4 Post by Bruce Weldy » Thu May 11, 2017 12:55 pm

captaintyouth wrote:I do acoustic shows outside with my guitar and a stompbox for a kick. I am walking a tightrope between volume and easy transport. (And budget) Where would I get my best bang for the buck? Crowd size ranges from 100 to 500.
Configuration 1:
4 OTops

Configuration 2:
2 OTops
2 Tuba 30s

Configuration 3:
2 DR280's
Certainly not Tuba 30s - you have no content that needs to go that low. Titan 39s are your best bet. Not as low, but louder.

2-4 OTops
2 T39

That would let you scale to the size of the crowd.

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


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Re: 4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

#5 Post by DJPhatman » Thu May 11, 2017 8:50 pm

captaintyouth wrote:I do acoustic shows outside with my guitar and a stomp box for a kick. I am walking a tightrope between volume and easy transport.
Is this all you will ever do with your system? If yes, Jack 10 or 12 is fine. If you want to play pre-recorded music through them, especially Country, Pop, RnB, Hip-hop, even modern Christian music, then OTop 12 and T39s.
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Re: 4 OTops or 2 OTops with 2 Tuba 30s

#6 Post by captaintyouth » Fri May 12, 2017 11:19 am

Thank you for your replies! Very helpful info. I have ordered my Jack plans and plan to build 4 of them. I'm thinking of building 2 with CD's and 2 with Piezos. I plan to start tomorrow morning and will post pics barring I'm successful. LOL My drummer has built 2 DR280s for our full band rig along with 4 Titan 48s. Absolute unreal quality! So I'm excited to see how these turn out!

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