Hello there folks. Long time no post.
Anyway, after returning from a fantastic Burning Man 2012, I've decided to build an art car/mutant vehicle based on a Ford F600 scissor lift dump truck. The general idea is to encircle the truck with a ring of 6 ft tall fabric flames, and then create a phoenix out of the scissor lift that rises out of the circle of flames. The truck bed will be both part of the phoenix and a raised dance platform. The truck has a 16'x8' bed on an 18' tall scissor lift.
Naturally, the audio system is just as important as the art on the truck. I'm still in the planning stages. The audio will NOT be a typical 12v car audio system, but rather an AC-based system running on a generator. The audience will be located on top of the scissor lift and on the ground surrounding the vehicle, so I'm thinking of this like an outdoor audio project.
Music played will mostly be bass-heavy, and clean powerful bass is definitely a priority.
My budget for the speakers alone is somewhere in the neighborhood of $5k, although I almost always exceed my budget in the end, unfortunately
. In this case, used gear is definitely preferable.
I know for a fact that I want to use powered "PA" style speakers and some nice powered subs.
I have a friend who has 4 Funktion One Dance Stacks, and they sound fantastic. I've been trying to locate Funktion One gear in the US but unfortunately they are extremely rare and difficult to locate.
The best system by far at BM was at Camp Questionmark. They had... get this... 18 PK Sound CX800 subs. 18. They push 4k watts each and they are CLEAN as a whistle. Of course, when I inquired with PK Sound, their minimum speaker package right now costs $130k, and nobody is selling PK Sound speakers used as far as I can tell.
So, that said, I'm looking to get into something similar to Funktion One or PK Sound, used, on a budget. Right now I'm thinking 4 powered mid/high speakers placed at the 4 corners of the truck. If I limit my budget to $500/speaker for the mids/highs, then that leaves me with $3k for the subs. Any recommendations?