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Stage Right 500-watt, 15-inch Passive PA Speaker
This Passive PA speaker features a huge 15" main driver and a 1" exit driver. It handles a massive 500 watt (RMS)/1000 watts (peak) of power at 8 ohms impedance.
The speaker has a 50 Hz ~ 20 kHz (-10dB) frequency response and boasts 97dB sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter) with a peak sensitivity of 126dB. The crossover is at 3.3 KHz. The cabinet measures about 27.5" x 19.0" x 15.0", weighs about 37.3 lbs, and has an internal capacity of 5.3 cubic feet of air.
This speaker requires an amplified signal and pairs well with our 1000-watt, 12-channel Powered Audio Mixer (PID 604570). It connects to the amp using a 2-conductor NL4 cable.
Each order includes one (1) speaker.
- User's Manual (Feb 11, 2014)
|Speaker Type||2-way Vented Passive Speaker Cabinet|
|Program Power||500 watts|
|Peak Power||1000 watts|
|Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)||97dB/126dB (max)|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz ~ 20 KHz (-10dB)|
|Crossover Frequency||3.3 KHz|
|Protection||PTC Protection for HF|
|Transducer Low||15" with 2" Voice Coil with Ventilation|
|Transducer High||1" Exit Driver with 1.4" Compression Driver|
|Connectors||2x NL4 (aka SPK4) (Pin +1, Pin -1)|
|Enclosure||ABS Cabinet with Rubber Feet and Metal Grille|
|Dimensions||27.5" x 19.0" x 15.0"|
|Volume||5.3 cubic feet|
Questions and Answers
Another possible multi-speaker alternative is -- If you're familiar with basic electronics -- you could always connect more speakers, but you'd need to make your own wiring harness, and make sure, after adding more speakers, all the impedances and power-handling requirements are satisfied so as to keep the sound properly phased, and the amplifier matched to prevent overload, etc. As it stands, out of the box, the 12-channel mixer is wired to accept 2, 500 Watt, 4-ohm speakers; or 2, 300 Watt, 8-ohm speakers. Adding more speakers would have to be configured as series-parallel, series-series, or parallel type configurations to arrive at the power and impedance specifications I just mentioned. The specs are printed on the rear of the 12-channel mixer/amp.
I hope I understood your question correctly.
Build Quality - In a word excellent. The cable connectors are very secure with no play (sometimes a concern in cheaper speakers). Most speakers in this price range are built from MDF or other similar fibreboard, which is heavy and prone to damage during the course of usage. Happily, this speaker is built from tough, molded plastic and the overall build quality is exceptional.
Sound Quality - Absolutely great for the price range. Obviously a speaker 3-4x the price will have better overall sound fidelity, but this speaker is certainly no slouch. I will have to update my opinion once I have an amp that can properly drive it, but for the moment it's fine.
Value - Very great value. I purchased a single speaker to try it out, but I will definitely be purchasing another. They will see use as personal speakers for light entertainment at parties and events.
These are a very respectable entry-level product for performers looking for live sound speakers that won't break the bank.
PROS: - Molded Plastic Construction
- Respectable Sound Quality
- Amazing Price Point
- Lightweight (comparatively)
CONS: - None so far
PROS: really good sound quality, lightweight, inexpensive, good build quality
CONS: none yet
After receiving the Monoprice speakers, I compared them to the Peavey's in and A/B test. The Peaveys had slightly better bass, while the Monoprice had smoother highs. I was using the Monoprice speakers as mains (I run a sub, so bass response from my mains is not a deal breaker) until I upgraded the Peavey's with a much better tweeter, which then gave them a slight edge (keep in mind that I'm now at $300 each on the Peaveys). But the difference is very slight., and both speakers sound great.
In the poly cabinet category, you could probably buy better speakers; but they would cost far more. I looked at some EV's and other high-end brand name speakers of this type that cost as much as $700 each. So for $149, these are a steal! Factoring in price, I give these 5 stars.
I'm very happy with my purchase.
10 months ago
The one drawback with the design of the speakers is that the front is obviously the heaviest, and the front legs should be moved forward to compensate for that. You can see this in one of the pictures. If these speakers are placed on the ground or a table, they can be easily knocked over if bumped the wrong way. Ideally, speaker stands would be used to make the audio go over the crowd's heads, which would eliminate the possibility of them falling, but I just noticed this area of improvement.
Ultimately I am very satisfied with this product and will definitely be purchasing a 2nd in the future.
Just to give some details, my current setup is an iPad 2 with the 30 pin connector going to the stereo returns port on the powered mixer.
PROS: Sound quality, volume.
CONS: Heavy on the front. Legs should be moved forward a bit.