Powered stage monitor question

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  1. Johnny P

    Johnny P Tele-Meister

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    I am in the market for a powered stage monitor for a bar band that I just got in. Any thoughts? While the smaller ones that fit on a mic stand are neat, I like the traditional floor wedges, but don't want to break my back, or break the bank. Thinking about $100. Thoughts?
     
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    Not that I know too much about them, but the research I've done looks mostly at the watts. A lot of reviews/posts say that a 100w monitor will do OK in smaller bars and venues, a 200w does better outside and at larger venues. So maybe see what the smallest, most wattage one that fits the budget is.

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    I absolutely LOVE my Alto TS110A 600W 10in 2-Way Active Speaker. I use two with my 4 piece band and I've never heard myself better!
     
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    This. I have 2 10's and 2 12's and use all as monitors. Everyone in my hand has their own monitor. We've gigged them indoors and out and only ever had to turn them down. They are a little more than your $100, but they do go on sale pretty often at guitar center and musicians friend.
     
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    Unless you come upon something used in a blow out sale, it's gonna take more then $100. I think I paid around $300 for my used RCF powered cab. I think the powered Kustom monitors at GC are about as cheap as you'll find.
     
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    For a hundred bucks you're probably going to have to go used if you actually want to hear it over a drummer. I've got an old Crate APM75 that I picked up on Craigslist for $75. It works fine.
     
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    Those stand mounted ones are fine, as long as you have a mic that is completely null to the rear and you ring it out first. I'm gun shy around them after one started a brutally loud feedback squeal the first time our bassist spoke into his mic.

    You might could find a used Behringer floor wedge for that cheap, just don't expect first rate reliability from it.
     
  8. Johnny P

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    Thanks for all the tips.
     
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    I've had good luck with both a Mackie TH-12 and a Behringer 12, forget the model. My only complaint would be you can't really make adjustments on the fly because the controls are underneath when using them as a wedge.
     
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    We have a Galaxy powered monitor for the lead singer. There is a description and pictures in the post, "Small Monitor Speakers" in this forum.
     
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    Yamaha have a good value line of floor powered wedges..
     
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