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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

I need some speakers to hook up my POD HD500 to for jamming with a band. I don't require blistering volume or supreme sound quality, but I need enough headroom and definition for my 7 string to sound clear and to have enough power to be heard with a drummer and bassist.

I'm thinking a single, powered 400W PA speaker would be sufficient, and I'd like to keep my budget under $300.

Would you recommend a 12 or 15 inch speaker, and what brand would you recommend or have had experience with?

Also, if there's another setup you would recommeond I'm all ears. I'd like to stick with a solid state setup as I already have tube amps/speaker cabinets. The goal is to have a setup that accurately reproduces the sounds I get with my Pod loud enough to balance with a drummer/bassist.

I really appreciate the responses!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

Take a look at the new PA stuff Line 6 is offering. I haven't seen/heard them yet, but the reviews have been good when used as a guitar rig.

QSC series (forget which one) are supposed to be very good as well.
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

Those do look really nice, but are a bit much in the price realm for this application.

What would be the minimum wattage/speaker size for the volume I'd need without straining the setup? I would imagine 400W with a 12 or 15 inch speaker would be plenty, but this is my first venture into active speaker setups .
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

Try the Tech 21 Power Engine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay8jiYWcCg8


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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

I currently use a QSC K8 with an Eleven Rack but I think a Mackie Thump-12A will do for $299. It is rated at 400 watts.
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

They have a rebate for $30 from $299. Check the link http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Thump12/
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

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Try the Tech 21 Power Engine:
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This does look tempting! My only fear would be not having enough volume for heavy rhythm tones.


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I currently use a QSC K8 with an Eleven Rack but I think a Mackie Thump-12A will do for $299. It is rated at 400 watts.
I'm iffy on the mackies, there are so many reviews on many sites about reliability issues.

I was surprised, but the behringer eurolives seem to have pretty consistent solid reviews.
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

Maybe take a look at Electro-Voice ELX112P. This is price at $599. I A/B EV ELX112P with the QSC K12 and found it to be very close in sound. I pick up the K8 because it was more portable.
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This does look tempting! My only fear would be not having enough volume for heavy rhythm tones.

You can always get 2 and it should cover you

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You can always get 2 and it should cover you

Jimmy
This might actually be the best option. Would be great for some of those stereo-delay settings I have dialed in. Not to mention dual-amp tones :O.

I appreciate the help!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Re: Speaker setup for Line6 POD HD.

A 400 watt pa speaker should be loud enough for a single guitar setup, stereo would be awesome the thing is with solid state pa setups is you want more than enough volume as you dont want to be cranking it fully...

The fractel guys seem to like expensive FRFR monitors but any flat response pa style setup should work...
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