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

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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.
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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?








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