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Old 07-01-2014, 07:58 AM - Thread Starter
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New PA Setup Questions / Advise

So I am looking at getting a new PA setup for the outdoor theater setup. I already have the projector, BR player and screen and looking at audio.

At first I thought I would go with a small mixer and 2 15" PA speakers (JBL EON 515XT) for stereo audio and I would be set. The 15"s should give me some decent low end bass for those parts of the movies that need it.

Now I am wondering if I should go with smaller left and rights and add a separate sub.

Let me know what you guys think. Or if I am going way overboard for what I am trying to do. This will just be in backyards for my family, maybe some friends and neighbors occasionally. The setup will be stored in the garage when not in use.

Thanks for all the help!
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:11 AM
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The JBLs will definitely cover it. May be overkill. I use 6”bookshelf speakers and an 80 watt sub and have no problem covering a crowd of30-40.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:58 AM - Thread Starter
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Anyone else that has PA's out there? Please let me know what you are using so I can get a better sense of what I should get - 10", 12" or 15"... I can get a pretty good deal on some EON 510's (10") or the EON 515XT's (15") right now and am waiting to place the order until I get some feedback.

Please let me know what is working for everyone! Thank!
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I have Electro-Voice ZLX-12P's with 45 ft of shielded cable for each one, LTO ZMX52 sound board Proline speaker stands 6 ft. Screen 14.5 Gemmy blowup. Optima EH415. All of speaker setup went to Guitar Center for cost $1000. I didn't want to make a mistake on speaker setup, and it was more then worth the price to have a great setup for sound. I don't really push the sound at all with this setup, would suggest you check sound from different speakers at Guitar Center or some place like it before you buy. I would not change anything except screen at this point looking at making 16 by 9 ft for next year, EH415 can handle it easy.
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well I guess I may be overboard I use equipment that i already have. I just invite all the neighbors . I have 2 ev elx115p and 1 ev elx118p subwoofer. sometimes i just use my portable technical pro wasp100wbt. it works ok plus it has a battery that will give you long picnic music without ac.
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this is the Technical Pro wasp1100wbt portable speaker that i sometimes use. Not very much bass but it works when i don't want to setup all the gear.It has a 12" driver and a tweeter. I believe it was under 250.
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well I guess I may be overboard I use equipment that i already have. I just invite all the neighbors . I have 2 ev elx115p and 1 ev elx118p subwoofer. sometimes i just use my portable technical pro wasp100wbt. it works ok plus it has a battery that will give you long picnic music without ac.

How do you like your camp 144? I've decided I want an backyard theater and keep going back and forth on that model or a Carl's 9x16. Do you feel like the 144 is big enough?
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I was looking at the same kit from carls place, but i didn't want to spend much. Plus i like the idea its portable with a carrying bag. Everyone will enjoy it no matter which one you choose. its pretty heavy for the bag that comes with it. about 40lbs.but i think if i was going to leave it outside for the summer i would get the one from carls place.
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I have Electro-Voice ZLX-12P's with 45 ft of shielded cable for each one, LTO ZMX52 sound board Proline speaker stands 6 ft. Screen 14.5 Gemmy blowup. Optima EH415. All of speaker setup went to Guitar Center for cost $1000. I didn't want to make a mistake on speaker setup, and it was more then worth the price to have a great setup for sound. I don't really push the sound at all with this setup, would suggest you check sound from different speakers at Guitar Center or some place like it before you buy. I would not change anything except screen at this point looking at making 16 by 9 ft for next year, EH415 can handle it easy.
I know this is an old thread, but I recently bought two ZLX-12P's. The sound they produce is awesome. However, I can't stand the hiss/noise when the system is in standby mode (all music sources paused/stopped). I thought it was my equipment that causes the noise so I brought it back to Guitar Center to test on their cables and their mixer; same noise. They also tested on another speakers and they have the same kind of hiss/noise. I guess all powered speakers does that. The noise only notice when the speakers are hooked up to a mixer and bring up the volume 1/2 way.

I am thinking of returning the ZLX-12P's (powered) and buy two ZLX-12's (Passive). But, I am not sure if my Yamaha RX-A2000 receiver will be able to handle the two ZLX-12's
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I know this is an old thread, but I recently bought two ZLX-12P's. The sound they produce is awesome. However, I can't stand the hiss/noise when the system is in standby mode (all music sources paused/stopped). I thought it was my equipment that causes the noise so I brought it back to Guitar Center to test on their cables and their mixer; same noise. They also tested on another speakers and they have the same kind of hiss/noise. I guess all powered speakers does that. The noise only notice when the speakers are hooked up to a mixer and bring up the volume 1/2 way.

I am thinking of returning the ZLX-12P's (powered) and buy two ZLX-12's (Passive). But, I am not sure if my Yamaha RX-A2000 receiver will be able to handle the two ZLX-12's
Have tried turning down the gains on your speaker?
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I left all settings at factory default. I also turned the master volume to -2.
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I know this is an old thread, but I recently bought two ZLX-12P's. The sound they produce is awesome. However, I can't stand the hiss/noise when the system is in standby mode (all music sources paused/stopped). I thought it was my equipment that causes the noise so I brought it back to Guitar Center to test on their cables and their mixer; same noise. They also tested on another speakers and they have the same kind of hiss/noise. I guess all powered speakers does that. The noise only notice when the speakers are hooked up to a mixer and bring up the volume 1/2 way.

I am thinking of returning the ZLX-12P's (powered) and buy two ZLX-12's (Passive). But, I am not sure if my Yamaha RX-A2000 receiver will be able to handle the two ZLX-12's
I don't have any hiss/noise problem with mine. Not sure of the setting on mixer or speakers. I'm sure i had the speakers set up to +10 without any hiss. Last time used was in a church hall
at the start of November.
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You need to properly set your gains. I'm no expert but first thing I would do is lower your gains on the back of the speaker until you here no or very little hiss. Whats the rest of your set up?
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