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« on: September 08, 2018, 11:01:19 PM »

hi folks- there always some discussion of what kind of monitor amp etc is "best" for guitars.
I have indicated I don't use or care of acoustic amps- because they are under powered and colour the sound a great deal.
 so I have only used high quality stage monitors (powered) fir that reason.
My first set a couple decades ago was the JBL EON 10's.

in the past few years it's been the QSC k8's- hands down the best smoothest sounding speaker available-even if a bit pricey.
We also use QSC gear as PA, on smaller gigs a pair of the QSC k8's are pretty much impossible to beat as far as high quality, 1000 watts each power, lightweight and very smooth.

Recently I got a pair of ALTO TS208's- these are 2/3rds the size and weight of the QSCK8's- half the power- but holy wow- do they EVER kick butt as monitors.
for small gigs- up to 200 people- they are great as a main PA (solo/duo).
awesome monitors with the QSC speakers, and stupid cheap- like $500/pair-or less!
they come with cozy covers to keep them clean. The QSC come with nice canvas padded bags.

for aging musicians- light weight & portability is pretty important.
especially when they sound that good.

My QSC rep claimed I would be hard pressed to hear the difference between the two brands.
that's why he's also an Alto rep.

here's a couple pics, guitar is there for sense of scale.

"Senior" member means "old" right?
Like over 50?

Too many guitars to list here.
 Too few brain cells to be bothered with...
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 02:49:47 AM »

Good to know as I'm a big QSC fan.really liking the new K10.2.

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 04:07:19 AM »

How in the world could they sound good for acoustic guitar - I mean they aren't covered with brown Tolex, with brownish tweed grille covers so - are you serious?

Hopefully you see me tongue firmly in cheek.

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