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4 hours ago, h3idrun said:

JM living the dream ❤️

Cant wait to get mine back outside again, we are back to crazy restrictions in relation to entertainment events thanks to another covid outbreak, got 3 more parties booked this year but they keep getting pushed back until restrictions ease.

On the plus side i should finally have a chance to build my 4th soon and do some comparisons with the Dayton 18s I bought

Sorry to hear that. We were lucky enough to sneak a couple small outings like this during the summer…. But cases are getting bad here again so I wouldn’t be surprised if we get some restrictions again soon. Hope things get better for you soon 

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23 hours ago, jay michael said:

Sorry to hear that. We were lucky enough to sneak a couple small outings like this during the summer…. But cases are getting bad here again so I wouldn’t be surprised if we get some restrictions again soon. Hope things get better for you soon 

Yeah it's heading back toward lockdown quickly here. I've already had a tour (performing not doing sound) canceled and a few spot dates with other bands that are likely to be canceled. Tour was billed right when things opened back up and reversed direction almost immediately. I've got a lot of friends who work as stage hands, or sound engineers and it's been devastating for them. It's a tough time to be a performing artist, bar or sound provider. Hell any type of person who makes a living from public gatherings. 

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1 hour ago, Ricci said:

I've got a lot of friends who work as stage hands, or sound engineers and it's been devastating for them. It's a tough time to be a performing artist, bar or sound provider. Hell any type of person who makes a living from public gatherings. 

Yup, had everything cancelled for the last 15+ months, bar a single wedding.
First show in a long while was 2 weeks ago. Audience of 200 (seated) in a location for 2000... was an interesting show.
They had l.acoustics there with 10-12 Kiva line array elements per side. They were all running the same settings, which sounded to me like a distance compensation for ~30m (100ft) or longer, which meant the first few tables were being decapitated by extremely loud top-end... Guess we're all a bit rusty after such a long break or they just didn't care

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21 hours ago, peniku8 said:

First show in a long while was 2 weeks ago. Audience of 200 (seated) in a location for 2000... was an interesting show.

first few tables were being decapitated by extremely loud top-end... Guess we're all a bit rusty after such a long break or they just didn't care

Live streams just aren't the same. 

Possible that the extra 1500 to 1800 bodies in the room soak up that much HF? 

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On 8/12/2021 at 2:28 PM, Ricci said:

Yeah it's heading back toward lockdown quickly here. I've already had a tour (performing not doing sound) canceled and a few spot dates with other bands that are likely to be canceled. Tour was billed right when things opened back up and reversed direction almost immediately. I've got a lot of friends who work as stage hands, or sound engineers and it's been devastating for them. It's a tough time to be a performing artist, bar or sound provider. Hell any type of person who makes a living from public gatherings. 

Its really terrible. I have many friends in the industry, music, dance, movies etc that have been hit terribly hard by this. A little bit of work opened up during the summer but I suspect when the snow comes up here shits going to get dismal again. I'm starting in person classroom instruction at the College in a few weeks, can't say I'm looking forward to it. 

 

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On 8/13/2021 at 9:46 PM, Ricci said:

Live streams just aren't the same. 

Possible that the extra 1500 to 1800 bodies in the room soak up that much HF? 

Nah, that wouldn't impact the direct sound at a close range like that. It sounded like there was an 8khz high shelf on the bottom 2-3array elements which boosted that region by some 6db, in addition to being way too loud (it was an easy 10db louder there than everything past some 20ft from the stage. I didn't dare to go there again..!

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2 hours ago, Ricci said:

Jay how many of these do you have built now? 8?

This is the whole rig for now, I don’t think I’ll be adding anything more until we see what the future looks like…. Fucking covid. It’s perfectly balanced as is, I’d need more danley’s to keep up to more Skrams so the next leap would be expensive Haha.

first time running it in a block like this, we melted some faces off, bass for days holy shit

 https://youtu.be/Bp4opVAjbZ4

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I don't know how big your events are, but I imagine you are running with quite a bit of headroom there?  I mean, those Danleys get pretty loud, and you say they match well with the 6 Skrams in your usage?

I hope some day I get to meet you, to see/hear your setup, and maybe even get to try out my "alien technology" in your signal chain.  :D

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6 hours ago, SME said:

I don't know how big your events are, but I imagine you are running with quite a bit of headroom there?  I mean, those Danleys get pretty loud, and you say they match well with the 6 Skrams in your usage?

I hope some day I get to meet you, to see/hear your setup, and maybe even get to try out my "alien technology" in your signal chain.  :D

I was running about 20% down from where the start of the limiters would engage during the headliner slot, so yeah lots of headroom remaining. I feel like I’ve had some breakthroughs this summer with tuning, I can get things sounding real full and impactful without it ever feeling tiring or abrasive, it’s a real pleasure to listen to. Open invite dude, I’m a big fan of alien technology, let’s set up a play date :)

another clip recorded from the mezzanine upstairs, notice the bass warping the video recording…. Some serious pressure going down

https://youtu.be/_Y7Y0FqIJfw

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On 9/2/2021 at 5:26 PM, jay michael said:

I was running about 20% down from where the start of the limiters would engage during the headliner slot, so yeah lots of headroom remaining. I feel like I’ve had some breakthroughs this summer with tuning, I can get things sounding real full and impactful without it ever feeling tiring or abrasive, it’s a real pleasure to listen to. Open invite dude, I’m a big fan of alien technology, let’s set up a play date :)

another clip recorded from the mezzanine upstairs, notice the bass warping the video recording…. Some serious pressure going down

https://youtu.be/_Y7Y0FqIJfw

That looks dope! Were you running them off the CVRs?

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40 minutes ago, peniku8 said:

That looks dope! Were you running them off the CVRs?

Yeah man, just a pair of 3002’s on the 6 Skrams on 15 amp plugs, the venue has shit for power. Still zero complaints, they work hard, stay cool and sound great. Think the k10 is getting lonely staying at home all the time, I’ve actually put it up for sale 

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On 9/6/2021 at 12:39 AM, jay michael said:

Yeah man, just a pair of 3002’s on the 6 Skrams on 15 amp plugs, the venue has shit for power. Still zero complaints, they work hard, stay cool and sound great. Think the k10 is getting lonely staying at home all the time, I’ve actually put it up for sale 

You mentioned running limiters. Do the CVR amps have true power limiters? I'm looking for an affordable amp with a proper limiter and plenty of power. I own two Sanway amps (an FP13k and a D10Q, which is a dsp amp), but both have pretty useless peak limiters...

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Looks like a hell of a party!

I still haven't got my 4th together yet but my next event is in just over a month so i've finally got a reason to do it. Been a terrible couple of years for the event industry and the future isn't looking bright for a while yet.

Got some new amps for the top end that will hopefully be here by then as well, a couple of Powersoft M50Q which means il actually be able to lift my amp rack in and out of the venue finally (dropping nearly 60kg off the total rack weight)

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Hey all,

Thanks for the great work and build shots of everyone here in this thread. Been great to read through.

We're looking to build 4 x of these to run with a pair of PM90's (and perhaps some Martin Audio 213 Mk3's after that). We have 4 x B&C 18SW115's that we were hoping to load the cabinets with. We had a couple questions:

  1. Could anyone provide any commentary / sims on how the 18SW115 would run in this cabinet?
  2. We'd like to cut an adaptor plate for the 18's - to keep the option open to install some 21's at some point in the future. Will the adaptor plate impact the sound of the cabinet in meaningful way?
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Will a RCF LF21X451 or a RCF LF21N451 work well in a Skram? I've just used two RCF on a Martin Audio 215 MK3 with great results so I'll be glad to give the brand another try. The proposed RCF LF21N551 is not produced anymore. Also I can get my hands on a cheap Beyma 21LEX1600ND.

What parameters should I be looking to know if a speaker will work properly on a Skram?

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