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Poi E

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my idea is to play amazing records on an amazing system to people in small venues (50 people), people that are sitting down and are there to appreciate the quality of the music and equipment used to reproduce the recordings.

not djs playing dance music through an average system which you can find this sort of gig anywhere
At least look at a sub/sat set-up to maximise flexibility with placement in venues, and DSP will be essential to deal with the random acoustics in the venues. Again, many pro amps have DSP built in...
 

Supine

Rough Like Badger
my idea is to play amazing records on an amazing system to people in small venues (50 people), people that are sitting down and are there to appreciate the quality of the music and equipment used to reproduce the recordings.
You need a very big budget to get into the realms of advertising an amazing system for playing tunes.
 

Smangus

comatose at a desk
Old tannoy prices are going through the roof , just look at the bay. Also given their age you will likely have to replace crossover parts and maybe refoam them also . So there is the potential for hidden costs unless you really know what you are looking at. I have a pair for home use but wouldn't put them on PA duty.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
got anything online I can look at?
We're just about to re-address our pricing guide, but for a small venues we have Funktion 1 Bass reflex systems for hire.

So the subs we've got are BR118's - https://www.funktion-one.com/products/bass-reflex-range/(I'm pretty sure they're 118 and not the 115), and the tops are F1201's - Funktion-One | Products | F1201

We get a lot of compliments on the sound quality of this little system..... Maybe drop me a PM if its something that interests you and what requirements/times/dates etc.
 

Poi E

Well-Known Member
Old tannoy prices are going through the roof , just look at the bay. Also given their age you will likely have to replace crossover parts and maybe refoam them also . So there is the potential for hidden costs unless you really know what you are looking at. I have a pair for home use but wouldn't put them on PA duty.
I've noticed this. I used to look at old large Tannoys on ebay 15 years ago and think, yeah, so cheap I'll have a shot. Never did and wish I had.
 

Smangus

comatose at a desk
Their new range (super pricey!) has regenerated interest in the vintage ones and the prices have risen as a result. I bought a pair of HPD drivers 3 years ago for about £200 to make a pair from them . Nowadays they would fetch about £6-800 :eek:!
 

editor

hiraethified
We're just about to re-address our pricing guide, but for a small venues we have Funktion 1 Bass reflex systems for hire.

So the subs we've got are BR118's - https://www.funktion-one.com/products/bass-reflex-range/(I'm pretty sure they're 118 and not the 115), and the tops are F1201's - Funktion-One | Products | F1201

We get a lot of compliments on the sound quality of this little system..... Maybe drop me a PM if its something that interests you and what requirements/times/dates etc.
Funktion One are great, but very pricey.
 

rutabowa

LOSE IT
Prob best to buy a nice little second hand old hi fi set up for home, then hire in something suitable for doing events... unless you're doing events like every week it will be cheaper, and you'll be able to hire in something way better than you could buy for the money.

david mancuso was doing rammed all night parties every week. + he was probably loaded before anyway.
 

DJWrongspeed

radio eros
Following on from previous post QSC have a new lighter range CP Series.

For under £1K for a pair it seems like a good deal. Funktion our definitely not what you're looking for moody.
 

moody

Being alive increases risk of death.
thinking maybe buying ready made (decent) cabinets and loading my own drivers in.
 

moody

Being alive increases risk of death.
I know mate, I was thinking that you might be able to find something more local to you? :)
there was a guy who i was mates with locally, he built his own high end speakers and sound system, really good, spent a lot on the drivers.... he then went and brought a vinyl lathe, moved to london and now runs a dub plate cutting service in peckham.

he was the only guy who could of helped


you can see his speakers in the studio, he built two sets.
 
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moody

Being alive increases risk of death.
QSC K range
had the pleasure of listening to a set of qsc's the other week at a local village band night. 6/7 piece ska/covers band with lots of brass, 2 x qsc bass and tops, unsure with range but looks very similar to picures in link.

must say they sounded real good, especially dealing with the various sources, bass, drums, sax, vocals.... and there was no desk.


I was pretty impressed and made apoint of mentioning it to one of the guys after, he said he brought it second hand for 800
 

pesh

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I was subjected to an audiophile listening experience hifi setup the other night, a pair of Tannoy little red monitors and a pair of huge old Klipschs in a concrete basement, must have been worth a good few grand on the current secondhand market. Even with just 20 or so people down there it sounded fucking awful. then they switched over to the very modest D&B rig they had down there and it sounded lovely.
 

pesh

Well-Known Member
the guys who'd installed the D&B were, i don't think anyone else gave a shit either way.
 
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