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which active wedge sounds good quiet AND loud?

sl33py

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Hey guys/gals, I just got a GSP1101 and I'm really digging it. I want to remove my guitar amps characteristics from affecting my tones by using a wedge or monitor with a flat response. I usually play at conversion volume (thin walls + easier for teaching), so about 70-80dB. Think 30w Roland cube on about 2/10...

Does anyone know if there is an active wedge with a 8-10 woofer that sounds good down this low, as well as at reasonable jam volumes for when I CAN crank it? Or would a larger wedge not move enough air... And I'd be better off buying an active monitor with a smaller woofer (say 5-6 inch)? I don't play in stereo, so will only need one. Budget is about 350USD

Please don't say headphones, as that's no good for teaching... Thanks in advance!
 

uglybassplayer

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Here are my picks in that price range...

Alto TS112a: $180 - $250
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alto-TS112A-12--Active-2-Way-Speaker-106721442-i2344769.gc

I have two of these and I love them. They're light (35lbs), sound great and can get loud enough for most gigs. They get lots of praise around here for an inexpensive FRFR rig.


Seismic SAX-12M-PW: $325 direct
www.seismicaudiospeakers.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=SAX-12M-PW

The SAX is a coax monitor that has also been getting a lot of love on TGP. It's a little heavy at close to 45lbs, and I wouldn't expect them to compete sound wise withe the Atomic CLR, but then again nothing competes with the CLR.
 

jmtaylor22

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Hey guys/gals, I just got a GSP1101 and I'm really digging it. I want to remove my guitar amps characteristics from affecting my tones by using a wedge or monitor with a flat response. I usually play at conversion volume (thin walls + easier for teaching), so about 70-80dB. Think 30w Roland cube on about 2/10...

Does anyone know if there is an active wedge with a 8-10 woofer that sounds good down this low, as well as at reasonable jam volumes for when I CAN crank it? Or would a larger wedge not move enough air... And I'd be better off buying an active monitor with a smaller woofer (say 5-6 inch)? I don't play in stereo, so will only need one. Budget is about 350USD

Please don't say headphones, as that's no good for teaching... Thanks in advance!
At that price the only two that I know of that get pretty good reviews are the Alto TS112a can be used as a wedge and I thought it was pretty good when I had it.

Seismic would be the other one right at the top of your budget, I tried that one SAX-12M-PW, but I was not thrilled with it. Some people love it, a lot of people have problems with them (the one I got rattled like crazy).

I think the Alto was very solid and I liked it.
 






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