We play ska and reggae in mainly small venues (pubs), usually audience packed in we have little space! Low ceilings and wide horizontal coverage needed, 7 piece band, everything through PA.
Can you help me with a few, probably dumb,! Questions?
We run an MTH30 for sub off crown XTi1500 and love it, it's small and pack size is critical, small car!
Tops are, mehhhh, small 12s with fane 250tc and eminence APT150, OK, but harsh, tried crossing over at 3.5 and 5khz, but not great, just ok.run off other side of crown amp or sometimes separate amp 1400w Thomanns if we need it.
I'm wanting to change tops, can't do a column as drunk Brits will knock em over ,....
Was thinking of Bfm omnitop8 with compression drivers maybe? They are narrow enough to work...I was hoping off axis response would be useable and high frequency dispersion wide enough for pubs... Sometimes rooms wide...
BUT, ports on the side? Isn't that feedback issue? Anyone tried them or other design with ports on side?
Otherwise thought a thin, maybe, 3 way cab...
Don't have a shit load of cash as gigging and covid means no dosh, but was hoping the experienced people here could advise.
We're in our 50s so big heavy boxes are not possible anymore