I have a four piece electric-acoustic band playing mostly easy-listening and jazz music. I did considerable research before purchasing two of these powered speakers from Crutchfield. The speakers were shipped and delivered across Country within only three business days and arrived in perfect condition. I wanted very faithful sound reproduction with no perceptible distortion even at high volumes across the full spectrum in a relatively lightweight and portable P.A. system for small venues. A tall order! I considered QSC, JBL, Mackie, Bose, Alto and other powered speaker systems as well. Consistent with the countless reviews that I read, the 10" Yamaha DXS speakers perform beautifully with a small mixing board (we use the ZEDi-fx). These speakers are very versatile and can be configured in a number of different ways. I am able to use just one DXR10 alone with my Martin acoustic-electric guitar and a Shure SM58 microphone at solo acoustic gigs - a much better and less expensive solution than Bose in my view. We confirmed that the extra size and weight of the larger models or the extra cost of a subwoofer (e.g. the Yamaha DXS series), although desirable for a lot of applications, is unnecessary for us. Our bassist uses a bass amp and the drums are acoustically loud enough without amplification for the types of gigs that we play. These can also be used as monitors and as a great stereo system to play MP3s on my cell phone during breaks in the live music.
Pros: Excellent audio reproduction Versatile Simple and easy to use Dependable Relatively compact and lightweight
Cons: Larger speakers and subwoofer would be more appropriate for most Rock and Blues bands, as would be expected.
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