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#235926 - 06/12/08 01:31 PM Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
freddynl Offline
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Registered: 11/17/99
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Hello,

It looks like I need a long drive to test these out since no close music shop has them in stock, so it would be very helpfull if any of you has experience with The powered hotspot.

Thanks for comment's

Fred
http://www.galaxyaudio.com/PA5XD.jsp
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#235927 - 06/12/08 01:47 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
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We used them years ago......they are loud enough. Flexible to use on a mic stand etc, etc as a monitor only, ......kind of thin on the robust sound.
I didn't keep it long as I remember...a better choice might be....The Fender 1270P
Small, bigger speaker, lightweight, powerful..
http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0711271010

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#235928 - 06/12/08 01:52 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
cassp Offline
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Ditto what Donny said. Or consider the Roland CM-30, that's what I have.
CM-30


[This message has been edited by cassp (edited 06-12-2008).]
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#235929 - 06/12/08 01:55 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
Dnj Online   content
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Originally posted by cassp:
Ditto what Donny said. Or consider the Roland CM-30, that's what I have.
CM-30


Whoops I forgot about the Roland CM30's also good choice too

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#235930 - 06/12/08 02:22 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
freddynl Offline
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Registered: 11/17/99
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Loc: netherlands
Quote:
Originally posted by cassp:
Ditto what Donny said. Or consider the Roland CM-30, that's what I have.
CM-30


[This message has been edited by cassp (edited 06-12-2008).]



I will blow the cm30 to heaven within an hour...
I tested those and they couldn't produce the lower sound's of the VR760. Even on very low volume! And I need high volume!
This is in a rockband situation where the keys go thru the PA. I do have a heavy monitor which works great but The Weight start's to hurt...
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#235931 - 06/12/08 02:25 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
freddynl Offline
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Registered: 11/17/99
Posts: 1150
Loc: netherlands
Quote:
Originally posted by Dnj:
We used them years ago......they are loud enough. Flexible to use on a mic stand etc, etc as a monitor only, ......kind of thin on the robust sound.
I didn't keep it long as I remember...a better choice might be....The Fender 1270P
Small, bigger speaker, lightweight, powerful..

http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0711271010



Thanks Donny, will see or I can find them somewhere in the Netherlands...

[This message has been edited by freddynl (edited 06-12-2008).]
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#235932 - 06/12/08 07:08 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
cassp Offline
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Freddy, I understand your predicament; I had a VR-760 and almost nothing under 12" will support that fullness. Some would say you could use a 10" powered monitor, but I don't like 10's for keyboards. The Fender might work or maybe a Mackie SRM350. I doubt the Hotspot will give you what you're looking for. Good luck.
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#235933 - 06/12/08 09:55 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
Dnj Online   content
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Originally posted by freddynl:
Thanks Donny, will see or I can find them somewhere in the Netherlands...

[This message has been edited by freddynl (edited 06-12-2008).]


Your very welcome Freddy..good luck!

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#235934 - 06/12/08 11:22 PM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 12861
Loc: NW Florida
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Originally posted by freddynl:

I will blow the cm30 to heaven within an hour...
I tested those and they couldn't produce the lower sound's of the VR760. Even on very low volume! And I need high volume!
This is in a rockband situation where the keys go thru the PA. I do have a heavy monitor which works great but The Weight start's to hurt...



Yes, Freddy..! We've got altogether too many senior citizen OMB's (and some not so senior!) making all kind of equipment recommendations that haven't played with a live drummer, yet alone a rock band for YEARS (if ever!). It is all too easy to forget what kind of sound pressure levels are needed (and fullness of sound) to keep up with even a moderately self-controlled drummer, let alone the usual half-deaf 'Animal' wannabe that you are often faced with, especially by the end of the fourth set (and the second fifth ).

Everyone should go do a quick gig a couple of times a year with a real band, just to remind yourself what REAL music sounds like (and how to play it!), and what REAL band levels are...

Then you might start putting a few caveats into the equipment recommendations you make. Like 'Don't EVER use this with a real drummer'!

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#235935 - 06/13/08 07:50 AM Re: Any experiences with The Powered Galaxy Hotspots?
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
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Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Fred, used powered Hot Spots for years and use an unpowered one now. Power handling is great. Problem is, they're near field monitors that aren't designed for full range reproduction.
Good for a singer to tell if he/she's on pitch, but not, in my opinion, good for what I bought them for years ago or for what you're needing.

Russ

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