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Glad you like them john, ive had mine for 6 months now and are the best thing ive invested in.

If you think they are good with a 250w bin....you wanna hear them with the 1501 500watt mackie sub awesome

Ive run my set up at bigger venues on full range with the bin as well. no probs what so ever! never clipped

But as you say, better to have them mid/high range and sub for very powerful performances so safeguarding them a little

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QUOTE (Jeffwall @ Jun 22 2005, 07:29 AM)
Just have dial on back at 1 oclock never to be turned above that and will never overheat. (so i believe)

Don't run them at 1 o'clock as that's overdriving them. You'll get more than enough power running at the correct maximum setting of 12 o'clock. If you need more power than this gives you then please just add more speakers (or a couple of subs). Running anything at more than 100% is going to give you problems eventually and really, they are so damned loud at 80%, why on earth would you push them past that???

 

I never run mine at more than 80% and I've never needed to. If your car's rev limit is 6500 RPM, why run it for a night at 7000 RPM? I know what's going to happen....

 

 

 

 

 

Myth Buster Time.

 

These DO NOT OVERHEAT if you run them according to the manual. I've done hundreds (probably thousands) of hours on mine and have never once seen the thermal light on. If you insist on pushing them past 100%, then you deserve any problems you might have.

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I'm amazed at the SRM450's loudness and clarity for such small, light speakers.

 

I have a pair of 1400W DAS speakers which are around 4 foot high and 50kg each... which I used to use... and these Mackies perform much better. Probably because you can stand mount them (you can't really stand mount 50KG of speaker), so you can position them above people's heads, so sound isn't absorbed by the many sweaty bodies.

 

I agree with Rendezvous - you don't need to run them above 12 o'clock. I was DJing to 400 people and ran them at 12 o'clock with a bassbin, and you could hear the music at the other side of the hotel some 100m away.

 

For massive gigs - get 4 SRM450s and 2 bins, you could probably play to 700+ people with that setup.

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QUOTE (Active Discos @ Dec 19 2005, 01:54 PM)
may I ask how much you managed to get yours for?

£600 for the pair, second hand from Ebay - absolute bargain. Free delivery as they were being sold just the other side of town from me - so I picked them up.

 

Some very minor scuffs however you can't see them, as most of the sfuffs are on the base - had only been gigged 10 times ever - so are "as new".

 

Look perfect, sound great.

 

 

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QUOTE (Rendezvous @ Dec 20 2005, 05:51 AM)
QUOTE (Jeffwall @ Jun 22 2005, 07:29 AM)
Just have dial on back at 1 oclock never to be turned above that and will never overheat. (so i believe)

Don't run them at 1 o'clock as that's overdriving them. You'll get more than enough power running at the correct maximum setting of 12 o'clock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

perhaps i should clarify

 

I run mine at 1.00clock simply because the lap top on my set up requires a little more gain than the cd players and find it useful to have the extra "gain" on channel 3 (lap top)

But the beringer mixers gains are not that sensitive therefore i need the extra "gain in the bag" if you get me drift?

 

Agree though 12 is ample i am very careful of the main master level out when using the 1oclock position

 

Actually just thought perhaps you can help me here....

 

reason why i do this is because i dont want my mixer output lights going red too much, therefore i turn the gain on the mackies up slightly and turn the gain on the laptop channel up to max (to allow for the quieter output it gives)

But i could solve all this just by turning the master up very high and the mackies down to 12 again....but lights in red?

is that ok then?

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Jeff, that's tough to answer without more technical knowledge. I presume that your mixer has a typical line-level output comparable to other mixers, CD players and so on. If that's the case and you're running into the red on the faders while at 12 or 1 on the Mackies, then you are playing at a level probably 20 db higher than I've ever played my Mackies at.

 

Does your mixer have a switchable output voltage? I remember an old mixer I used to own had a 0.775v/1.5v switch which halved/doubled the output voltage. It might be that your mixer is compressing the output signal. Are there any technical specialists out there who could give an indication of whether I'm talking complete garbage here?

 

I only have just enough technical knowledge to get me into trouble.... http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/rolleyes.gif

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Just read an old post on here from few months ago

Seems its normal to have the red lights on the mixer "peaking" at 0db

so can turn my macks down to 12 now thanks!

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