Electro voice frx 940

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Electro voice frx 940

#1 Post by Wylandright206 » Wed May 27, 2020 4:50 pm

A few months back I snagged 4 ev frx 940 stadium horns for about 900 us dollars in ideal working condition. They sound unreal. I needed something cheap quick and efficient to keep up with the titans and these do marvelously but they are pushing nearly 160 lbs. We are probably going the route of scaffolding frames 6 ft or higher with a wide spread and a splay pattern. Does anyone have experience hoisting beefy horns up 7 ft up onto scaffolding? Definitely going to build tilt and caster boards for them. Just want to see if anyone else has experience with this before I go experimenting.
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Re: Electro voice frx 940

#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed May 27, 2020 5:14 pm

Replace them with OTop 12s or OTop 15s. They come in around a quarter the weight of the EVs, and their HF horns are made for vertical stacking, the EVs are not.

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Re: Electro voice frx 940

#3 Post by Wylandright206 » Wed May 27, 2020 5:29 pm

My production team has been tossing the idea of building otops considering their weight. The scaff will be better than sub stacking either way and cheaper than flying. I figure I'll use this rig to make investments in more DIY projects and possibly on a front loaded system for standby in case of picky riders. I book/host events as well as stage manage and run audio. Last thing I wanna do is give up running audio for a respected headliner who just has their head up their ass. Anyone encounter this? Fyi I typically book low to mid tier house and techno headliners. A little multi genre. Honestly this titan system will outrun mostly anything in town aside from timbre rooms th412s and synergy horns. (Max cap is 100.... wowwwwie) and possibly nuemos with their vtx rig. But like someone else said booking agents arent typically engineers. It would just be a shame for a respected artist to shoot themselves in the foot over the designs. I want the universe to hear how good my speakers sound. I'm sure with a full bfm rig it would be even more cohesive than it already is. I'm sold on coaxially mounted horns.
9x t48 3015lf loaded (bought)
4x ev frx940 biamp (bought w/ original drivers, refurbishing)
4x compression loaded ot12

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