strumminsix wrote:Let me ask, what its your problem or challenge you want to overcome? the mic stand monitors doa decent job. But my experience is getting major ear fatigue with cheap monitors and amps. Sadly, some of those sound cheap to my ears.
We have 4 ten inch passive monitors that we currently use. I have a nice crown amp UT 2020, and we drive the mains with that, and I had a cheaper monitor amp that recently died. Smaller gigs, I run one side of the crown to the mains and one side to the monitors, and daisy chain them.
We play a variety of rooms, but our "home gig" is a very small stone outcrop of a room that projects into a velvety loungy type of a room. Ear fatigue is just awful in this room, and the sound bounces around creating feedback. By the time it gets FOH, its rather nice, but in the stone cave of death, its just awful.
We fight ear fatigue, and everyone bitches about the the cheapish monitors. "we need new monitors" translates roughly to, "buy us new monitors, dude" . Its gotten a bit better, but we dont play out a whole lot and nobody wants to drop too much coin. I certainly dont want to finance more live sound myself. The new guy who will be leaving added a whole bunch of shit to our vocal rig, with a delay unit, compressors, eq, etc. The vocals are clear, but he feeds back alot. Each solution he comes up with really overcomplicates the setup.
I also own most of the live sound gear and I hate all of it. I love my guitar gear, but I get no love from a new rig in my live sound. I relatively understand it better than most in the band, so I become sound guy, guitar player, singer, maintainer of equipment, etc.
I guess Im looking for more vocal clarity and volume. I like the small footprint of the Mic stand monitors. Only one person was in love with the IEM and he really wont be with us anymore, so the consensus is to look for something else.
I saw the mic stand ones, and it seems to be not too bad of an option. I understand the want for nice headroom and clarity in your monitors, and want to avoid a cheap radio sound if possible, but the directional nature of it is appealing to me. I guess Im just wrestling with what we need. Powered floor wedges? another monitor amp and bigger passives?
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