file Sub suggestions for roots music

5 years 2 months ago #22054 by easy my youth
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Greetings to all soundman and woman coming to you from JA. I am in the process of rebuilding my sound and have not yet decided on sub design. I play roots music, outdoor venues only, 300-500 persons, and occasionally mix live music. Box potability and weight are not issues because I have transport, storage, and willing hands. Ease of construction is important. Have used scoops in the past, but not this time around. Have also used 2X18 reflex. System consists of 18 sub, 15 kick, 12 mids and 1.5 comp.driver. Am considering cubo 18 using RCF L18x451 driver. Many JA sounds are using double T 18s, I have heard them sounding great- Grenade , and like crap - Stone Love. No diss to S. Love, but the selector was inexperienced and everything was overdriven. Grenade is mature and consistently sounds good, popular in western JA. Any suggestions, comments, and questions welcomed. Perhaps outdoor suggests horn sub Give thanxx, easy my youth

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5 years 2 months ago #22064 by bee
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2x cubo 18's will destroy a double t18.... a lot of the bhangra boys hear in the uk are swopping there t18's for the cubo. throw on the cubo is around the same as the t18, the cubo drops lower about the same spl, but a lot cleaner in tonality.
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5 years 2 months ago #22071 by easy my youth
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Give thanxx Elements, your input is appreciated. Not trying to be the heaviest sound around, clean and full of melody is my thing. Sad to say that 2 plastic speakers on a pole, 2 subs, and a ton of over driven distortion have become the norm for "sound system". Nothing against technology , but often it's not even a sound, just a bredren with a laptop. Going with cubo 18 subs....my compliments to you on the quality of your work. Any suggestions for 15 kichs for use with cubo 18 . easy my youth

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #22072 by mini-mad
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something like a pair of ES18s cut to the same width as the Cubo18s should do ya!. Cubos are not known for their kick but a pair of 1850 loaded Cubos (ala Bens handy work) should give you a beautiful low and round bottom end that you will find hard to make sound shite unless you under power them with a small amp and distort them to buggery.
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5 years 2 months ago #22073 by bee
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was gonna say down scale an es18 to a 15", I gave this advice out to another forum member, who was well happy with the outcome....

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5 years 2 months ago #22074 by mini-mad
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There you go... a pair of XB/XS loaded cubo15s with a down scaled ES18 on top or a 1850 loaded cubo18 with a slightly modified ES18 cut to the same width as the cubo so it all stacks nicely and just plop you midtops on top at that should bring your comps up to ABOUT head hight :-)

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5 years 2 months ago #22081 by easy my youth
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Thanxx for your suggestions mini mad. Is there no cubo 15 kick bin . I am in Jamaica, where all British drivers are top $$$ - especially 1850's. I have access to RCF, Eminence, B&C, 18 sound are reasonably priced, so I would prefer a 15 kick which can use one of these manufacturer's drivers.

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #22084 by bee
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im sure the es18 was based around an p audio driver originally, so use the same one but the 15" version driver....

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5 years 2 months ago #22104 by easy my youth
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OK Elements, give thanxx for your help.

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5 years 2 months ago #22129 by Rog Mogale
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If I run a system out of JA I would be unconventional, shock everyone and build scoops.

I'd build the right scoops with the right drivers and proper amps and show the other systems just what they're missing.

Rog.
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