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SEOS 12 w/15" woofer vs. JBL EONs/Behringer/Yamaha/Mackie

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

How would any of the SEOS 12" w15" woofers compare to pro amplified PA speakers?

Can any of the SEOS designs be used in place of commercial PA equip?

Is the SQ much better? Are they fine with high duty cycle usage?

Thanks for any commentary!
post #2 of 5
I imagine most would work very well if you simply tuned the box higher to maximize woofer power handling, with a sub handling the low end of course.
post #3 of 5
Jays suggestion is excellent. I'd also talk to the designer directly about your specific requirements. With the 15" woofer, the CD might be crossed fairly low, which is quite fine in the home environment. But if your SPL requirements (dynamic and long durations) are high, I doubt the compression drivers have as much protection as a truly Pro use speaker would have.
post #4 of 5
You have to watch out, not just for the low crossover point as tuxedocivic points out, but also some of the SEOS designs have relatively gentle crossover slopes. If the designer mentions how smooth or linear the phase response is, generally that implies gentle slopes! That works just fine in homes, but is less protection for the tweeters when faced with the kind of abuse that pro speakers tend to get.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the insightful remarks thus far. Sounds like if I were to build for pro use, would need to have higher order crossovers.. and perhaps need to move crossover freqs.

Are replacement parts for pro gear easy to get, and affordable, or are they expensive. I'm wondering if the higher initial cost of a SEOS design can be offset in the long run.

Any comments as far as SQ?
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