Ted Williams

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  1. Thank you. I did miss that topic, and appreciate the help.
  2. Hello, I would like to know if it is possible to adjust the Q filter parameters on each of the EQ frequencies for the XTi amps? If this is possible, where would I find this option in the S.A. program?
  3. This is a question for Crown Staff. Are there any plans to make a four (4) channel amp for the XTi series? I remember the XS 4300, but never had the opportunity to use that amp. In my opinion, a four channel version for all of the XTi series amps would be a fantastic addition to this line. Ted
  4. Hey there swimger. I have a few XTi 4000 amps - (12 total), that I have been using with absolutely ZERO (0) problems what-so-ever. With the latest version of SA, and all the information that people are kind enough to share on here about USB hub(s) and the XTi series amp, you can rest easily knowing that purchasing this model is a wise decision. For the features and price range of this series amplifier, you can not go wrong. I personally have been using multiple Crown products for over 20 years, and I will never change my amplifier line. Ted Williams
  5. Let me be very clear here, I absolutely DO NOT! I re read my post but I failed to see a reference made to your Monitary status and whether or not you could or could not own such a System! Shoot you could be a Millionaire for all I know! My question and interest was more along the lines of, that you consider a Sound System that does cover 10,000 people as SMALL! That did not compute at least to me, that 10,000 people = Small System! That blows me away! But when compared to 50,000 and up then yes I can see that! I went on to describe Concert Level Sound systems that I see on a regular basis, that covers less than 10,000 people and are on Tour, with the Likes of Lynard Skynard, but also would include such bands as the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton. Paul McCartney, etc...etc...! I just went to OzzFest, which was Outside at the Sound Advice Ampitheatre. Plus there was not 10,000 people at the OzzFest, in West Palm Beach, Florida! I did see where OzzFest, did have some Fests that were in the Bigger numbers of people! I saw the Gear, Semi's, Personnel, Rigging, I guess that, that is to your standards a SMALL rig. You made it sound as if it was just gear your Band took to a Gig. Obviously you are a Major Sound Provider. You have to understand Ted, that I do not know you at all, and you do not know me, we are just a couple of strangers talking in a Forum about something we both love, which is gear! David Glass (the Crown moderator) points out, Live Forums bring out many kinds of people! You have to take things with a Grain of Salt! Where are people coming from and sometimes full of exagerations. I was actually hoping for a interesting and informative response from you, more along the lines of... Hi Bud, I can understand your skepticism, I would be wary if I read the same thing. I do though really have such a System, it consists of... Blah.. Blah.. Blah. (we love gear talk) I used to play in (enter name here) Band and either are or have been a Owner of a Major Sound Company. Advertise yourself here, saying that I could check out your Bands Website and or Sound Company's that your friends own at..at WWW.....Com.. Share some Pics of your System. There was a 50/50 chance that you would take my post nicely or not! But I guess that you were upset by my post. I did add some LOL's (Laughing Out Loud) when talking of my Marshall playing friend and trying to keep the atmosphere of my post light. I obviously failed, not the first time, my apologies. In the end, I was making small talk, you tweaked my interest and I thought that I would ask you for more particulars. If you say that you have it, that's good enough for me. My System only Covers 1500, which being in a Local Band, ranges from perfect to overkill depending on the Club! Anything larger than my System is a House System and we just have to bring our Backline Amps and plug in! If we had it OUR way, we would only play these type of Gigs and never need to set up our PA again! I'd be OK with that, LOL! So you see, I really do have a Small System, to me yours is Gigantic! Either way you look at it, it's still a pain to setup it ALL up and then tear it ALL down at 2AM! I can't even fathom setting yours up for a Band Gig! In the end we are doing what we want to do and Playing music! Anyway enough with this post, I'm gonna watch some Football! Dallas is beating the heck out of the Redskins! Take care, Bud 4423[/snapback] I was not upset by your posting. I have a very direct way of answering questions. Sometimes this is taken in the context of a "harsh response", though not intended in that manner. Too many years of direct business answers actually does become a habit. But, I try to be as informative, and to the point as possible when answering any questions. So, I apologize to you if I seemed harsh in my reply. I do agree with you, setting up & tearing down gear can become exhausting. I do enjoy the corporate shows for that reason. Usually, we have stage hands to load in, set up, and tear out (part of our contract). I'm trying to get away from over-all show production, and concentrate more on the music product these days. Ted
  6. You have got to be kidding right? Where do you play, that you can get 4 SVT810 cabs on a Stage? You must be a Touring Pro and if so with what Band? The only place I ever see four 810 cabs is when I go to a Major Concert. I am a Bass Player (Weekend Warrior) myself and would be lucky to get one 810 cab onstage and it would still be overkill. Then you said, We (the Band) have a friend that does some Gigs with us and he brings One full Marshall Stack with the Triple Super Lead head! He actually owns three Full Marshall Stacks and if he read this, there would just be no living with him! He would bring two stacks to the next Gig, and say, Hey if it's good enough for Ted's Band it's good enough for here! LOL! Then you say, This cracked me up! The key phrase being, A Small System covering 10,000 people! Plus OUTDOORS which is even tougher, that's a SMALL System? What does your SMALL system consist of? Our indoor Concerts that cover 3,000 to 7,000 people usually consist of Ground Stacked Subs (8 or more) per Side and flown Tops or Line Arrays! The last large Outdoor Concert that I went to down here in South Florida was SunFest. The Sound Company was "Wall of Sound" they used JBL Vertec Line Arrays and Subs! I know that there was not 10,000 people there and Lynard Skynard was the Headliners! Trust me when I say, this was no SMALL SYSTEM! Are you sure that you are not exagerating, just a wee bit here! Of course there is covering 10,000 people and then there is, COVERING 10,000 people! Later, Bud 4415[/snapback] Yes Bud, I do use 4 SVT 8X10 cabs live. Yes, my guitar player uses 2 full Marshall stacks live. And NO, I am not exagerating about my system. You think that it's not possible for a person to own enough gear to do outdoor shows for 10,000 people? I have a few friends that own 10 times the gear that I have. (Hence my quote: "If I need a larger audio system, I just make a few calls") To me 10,000 people is a small crowd. I am used to dealing with festivals of 50,000 or more. At one time, I was in a band with a label deal. Now in a different band, and when we play, it's our own smaller shows, or larger corporate events. Ted
  7. You have got to be kidding right? Where do you play, that you can get 4 SVT810 cabs on a Stage? You must be a Touring Pro and if so with what Band? The only place I ever see four 810 cabs is when I go to a Major Concert. I am a Bass Player (Weekend Warrior) myself and would be lucky to get one 810 cab onstage and it would still be overkill. Then you said, We (the Band) have a friend that does some Gigs with us and he brings One full Marshall Stack with the Triple Super Lead head! He actually owns three Full Marshall Stacks and if he read this, there would just be no living with him! He would bring two stacks to the next Gig, and say, Hey if it's good enough for Ted's Band it's good enough for here! LOL! Then you say, This cracked me up! The key phrase being, A Small System covering 10,000 people! Plus OUTDOORS which is even tougher, that's a SMALL System? What does your SMALL system consist of? Our indoor Concerts that cover 3,000 to 7,000 people usually consist of Ground Stacked Subs (8 or more) per Side and flown Tops or Line Arrays! The last large Outdoor Concert that I went to down here in South Florida was SunFest. The Sound Company was "Wall of Sound" they used JBL Vertec Line Arrays and Subs! I know that there was not 10,000 people there and Lynard Skynard was the Headliners! Trust me when I say, this was no SMALL SYSTEM! Are you sure that you are not exagerating, just a wee bit here! Of course there is covering 10,000 people and then there is, COVERING 10,000 people! Later, Bud 4415[/snapback]
  8. Wow 2 of them... that must be loud 4382[/snapback] Loud is a personal opinion. I have been playing for many years. We use In-Ear monitors now, but still need to "Feel the power" on stage. My guitarist uses 2 Marshall stacks live. Both Xti 4000's give me that sensation, and "power" when I play live. 4396[/snapback] Man... what do you use as a PA to keep up with that??? 4408[/snapback] I've been doing audio for many years. I personally own a small system capable of covering 10,000 people outdoors (all powered with Crown MA & K series amps). I've also been out with a few bands as an engineer. If I need a larger audio system, I just make some calls. Ted
  9. Wow 2 of them... that must be loud 4382[/snapback] Loud is a personal opinion. I have been playing for many years. We use In-Ear monitors now, but still need to "Feel the power" on stage. My guitarist uses 2 Marshall stacks live. Both Xti 4000's give me that sensation, and "power" when I play live.
  10. I use an Xti 4000 for my bass rig amp. It works GREAT!!! I use an Ampeg BSP Pre-amp into a Klark Teknik DN 405 parametric EQ, into one Xti 4000 amp. This set up powers 2 Ampeg SVT 8X10 cabs fantastically for practice. But, I do add another Xti 4000 amp to the mix when I play live to power 4 SVT 8X10 cabinets. Ted
  11. If you want to split a single signal to five (5) different amps, it is very easy. You can use any mic cable, I would suggest a 20 foot cable, and four (4) additional Male XLR connectors. Cut the Female XLR connector off from the cable. Make sure you leave enough length - between 6", and 12" - of cable. Then solder a "Y" chain to the five (5) XLR Male connectors with the remaining original mic cable. Just measure the length of cable that you need between the amp inputs, and always allow yourself some extra cable length. You will have one existing Male XLR connection from the mic cable. Pin 2 is HOT. Pin 3 is Cold. Pin 1 is Ground. Hope this helps.
  12. I would be interested in hearing how the wireless USB hub(s) are working for the XTi application. That is an idea that I have been toying around with for a while. Ted
  13. I have been using XTi 4000 amps for a couple of months. I have had some applications such as yours, in small venues, where I've only needed a pair of top cabs, and a couple of smaller subs. The XTi 4000's perform great. I find the audio quality very accurate, and the DSP is very helpful (even more helpful when the plug-in for S.A. is released). I would suggest the XTi 4000 for your application. Plenty of power, and great audio quality. Ted
  14. Hello. From my understanding, when you program and save your settings into the XTi amp(s), those settings will remain in place. Similar to the DBX DriveRack series, or any other DSP product. I have programmed some different settings on my XTi amps via the front panel, and when I power the amp on, it comes up at my last saved setting. You should be able to program and store your settings (again, once the plug in for the XTi is released) via your laptop once, and those settings will appear when you power the amp(s) on. But, it might be a good idea to have a laptop available to make changes. At least until you have a general DSP setting that will accomodate every place that you set up. Hope this helps. Ted
  15. Hello. Is your mixing console capable of balanced 1/4" output? If so, you should be able to use a pair of 1/4" TRS to Male XLR cables. If not, you can try unbalanced configuration. If you are making the cables yourself, you will need to jump the negative (cold) signal between pin-1 (ground), and pin-3 (cold) on the XLR male. Pin-2 is positive, or "hot" signal. The tip on the 1/4" is positive. As for the input level too low, you may have a short in the cable(s), or 1/4" plug(s) that you are presently using. Ted