Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
I tried performance-2's on a maple set with deep power toms and it cut the ring nicely.
I have a birch set 10,12,16,22 that I gig with and found the coated response-2's let enough sustain come through that we don't have to mic them for small rooms. The coated response-2's give a warm full sound. I had tried super-2's , but the heads got dented rather quickly.
best choice may depend on the type of set- birch has less sustain than maple all things equal.