It's not always the beer but the effect of the beer on an audience member that causes problems. It's amazing how long the 'falling down' lasts when someone is 'falling down drunk'.As Jim stated, horses for courses.....and I have needs for multiple levels of gear, as he does. Seismic could suit the need for my (inevitably) beer soaked front vocal wedge.
Although you may not take gigs like that.....like it or not....that is what is out there in the early 20's-mid 30's bar crowd. Sucks to watch gear get trashed...but it does. When the drunk bachelorette party wants to get on stage and sing a Journey tune...we let them, because that's how we pay the bills.
http://forum.fractalaudio.com/amps-cabs/77353-so-i-got-clr-try.htmlI'm currently using an ELX112p and would like something with a bit more clarity and dispersion (but also needs to be as loud). Honestly, I'm just not sure if anything out there is enough of an improvement without getting into the $1k+ range. Are there any sub-$1K powered coaxial FRFR solutions that are worth it? I've been looking for reviews on the Mackie DLMs but haven't found much.
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My intent was to straddle the line between satire and sincerity.MaxTwang, I would say that your contention about high end gear mattering more to the home/studio user than the live performer doesn't always hold true.