I am using a pair of JBL SRX 715's, in a club rock band, moderate volume.
I have switched to these, from EV Sx 500's, wich I was always satisfied with, till I heard the SRX.
Cleaner mids, and top end. Slightly less bass (smaller, lighter box, better on the back) but that was quickly fixed with a Behringer Dualfex Pro. Vocals, and a little bass drum only, indoors.
I have been running the SRX with a K-1. Sounds great, but I would like a liitle more headroom.
(Second K-1 runs monitors)
I have always used Crown, but am now confused with all the "choices"?
I don't need a lot more power, but I do like lots of headroom.
I would like to be able to run the 2 SRX with one channel, and "occasionally" run a pair of 8 ohm 18" subs, with channel two, when we do an outdoor gig, or a large party.
(Tho, I could run the SRX with a new Crown, and the subs with my K-1?)
The question, which Crown?
K-2? I really like my K-1, just want a little more.
CE4000? I used one in an outdoor situation once, and it just sat there and "clicked" at me. No sound?
We may have had a bad/dirty AC line, but all the rest of the band gear, (including my K-1, and the bass player's CE1000 ran fine?)
I DID like the Hi and Lo pass filters tho, nice touch, could be a back up "Xover?
Xs 1200? Don't know anything about these newer models.
Is it a "step up" from the CE series?
Which Crowns are considered a "step up", from the CE series?
And, being in a group that does NOT carry an electrical engineer, we have to live with the AC that is available. So, we need something efficient, that won't overload the AC circuits of the average "underpowered" club.
Which of these is the most stable in "Tough" or bad situations?
(when the AC line isn't quite as clean, or "stable" as it should be?)
Which will draw the least power, when running "rock" at about 6-800 wats per side, moderate compresion?
I'm leaning to the K-2, just 'cuz I've had such good luck with my K-1's, Tho it is Expensive!
(did it really go up a $900 in the past 3 years?)