Originally Posted by chrapladm
I have been emailing Scott. I figured I would give him a little while to get back because the show you were all going to but that has since passed. I never heard back from him and I sent quite a few emails. Last I looked it has been almost a month since my last email I sent him. Didn't want to be overbearing an all. I live in Australia and its hard with four children and other stuff going on to try and call when USA is awake. I call family at times back home(USA) but not at business hours. BUT this thread and forum has helped out alot.
In regards top the 100B TH crossover point, I was mainly wondering about 100hz and up. I was wondering about the crossover point because I have always missed the midbass slam that movies have with my current speakers. I know my next speaker choice will be a MASSIVE upgrade.(DSL product) But I have heard others with mains that have multiple 15's and the make mine seem like $2 headphones.
I currently have SLA's I built and they do sound very clear and clean. When I have compared to other speakers that is the first thing I notice. Thats why I was curious of the midbass slam potential of the 100B, SH50 and 60F.
When using either 100B or the SH50 can they be used in a live application such as bass guitar?
I will be slowly building my dedicated HT room and will have one of the three speakers for my L/C/R. I also like to play bass guitar which would be nice if I could use my L/R speaker to play through. Not a priority just curious if I could.
Scott has been on vacation for the last little bit-that may be part of the reason he has not gotten back with you. We are very busy right now and it takes time to catch up on emails. I will mention it to him.
The "midbass" of the SH10B is fine-up to the limits of the loudspeaker. Remember that almost all of the Danley line is designed for spaces much larger than home use-so there is a much greater capability there. You really have to compare the output capbilities to professional type loudspeakers.
Are there speakers with more "slam"-sure-we have plenty and lots of other people have them as well.
But how much do you really need? Consider that the SH100B will easily produce levels in the mid 120dB range at 1M. So at 2M you are looking at around 120dB. At 4M you are loooking around 115dB ish.
Is that loud enough for you? I can't say.
I would not suggest the SH50 as a bass guitar loudspeaker. The reason is that it will not go low enough (flat without low end boost) to reproduce the low notes on the bass guitar.
The SH100B will do a much better job of that. Depending on how many strings you have. But show me a regular bass guitar cabinet that can get down to 30Hz flat.
But what will it "sound like". That is a completely different situation.
All of our products are designed for as accurate reproduction of the input signal as possible,
VERY OFTEN in musical instruments-the loudspeaker system is part of the musical system, and is not very accurate-but has a particular "sound" that the musician is looking for.
Switching to a "better" loudspeaker is often a disssapointment.
Ask any Marshall user who has switched to JBL or EV drivers.
Ask any B3/Leslie 147 player who has "updated" the drivers to more hi fi drivers.
It is not long before they go back to something that gives a particular "tone".
But give it a try, Some players may like it better-other may not.
In the area of musical instruments/amps there are HUGE differences in tone, that make different people like one over the other.
A guy looking for a Fender twin type sound is simply not going to be happy with a Marshall setup-and vice versa.