Hello! First System - Cubo15 & SMT212?

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7 years 4 weeks ago #23831 by joshworthy
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Hi,

I'm new here and have been pondering for the last few weeks as to which cabs I will build for a semi-portable setup.
I've played with bits of PA systems before but want to build something which is high quality, will last and sound great!

-It will mainly be used for Disco/House/Techno
-I'd like to keep the cost of the drivers and 2way x overs (for the tops) under about £800
-I am going to use this inside and outdoors (100 to 300 people)

I want to be able to bundle it all in a small-ish van and came to the conclusion that 4 x Cubo 15" and 2 x SMT212 tops would be a good compromise.
Having the 4 cubo cabs would give me the option to either stack a single SMT212 on a single cubo15 or setup the other cubo 15 for extra kick...

My current kit to drive the rig:
1 x Ecler APA2000, 2 x 4ohm 940w or bridged 2kw 8ohm (Was thinkin this could drive the subs either two cubo15 8ohm or run each channel parallel if two cubo's either side). I'll get another 2 chan amp to drive the tops.

I have no doubt that two SMT212 wil handle all the mid and high I need but will 2/4 Cubo15 serve me for sub / kick /low end duties?

What do you guys think!?

Regards,

Josh, Wales UK

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7 years 4 weeks ago #23832 by joshworthy
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Should add, I don't need to include the timber in my budget!!!!

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7 years 3 weeks ago #23836 by Cubo15
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I would not count on the Cubo 15's to do the kick-duty. It's generally good up to 100 - 110 Hz (though some people cross it higher). If you experience a gap (or lack of kick) between Cubo 15 and the SMT212, you could add a Cubo Kick 15 (or 12). I would just start with your suggested setup and only if it's not satisfactory add the Cubo Kicks. Your suggested amplifier setup looks all good.

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Cubo
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7 years 3 weeks ago #23839 by joshworthy
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Thanks Cubo! Very helpful advice!

I've been looking for a driver which is a little more cost effective than the kappa's specified for the cubos and found these:
P-Audio E15-600S 15 Inch 600W Low Frequency Loudspeaker Driver
at a very reasonable plrice! Will they work ok in the cubo15?

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7 years 1 week ago #23854 by Cubo15
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Personally I wouldn't cross them very high at all, between 80 - 100 Hz at best, as I'm not a big fan of drivers with a high Qts and low Vas. Except that, all other specs look very good and a definite improvement over the Kappa's.

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Cubo

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