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Old 08-06-2018, 05:22 PM
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Default Active Monitor to play drums with recordings?

Sometimes I like to take out ear monitors and headphones and play with recordings thru speakers at home. I do not want to have home audio speakers and components. I am looking for something that will be loud enough (of course) and allow me to plug source (phone, computer, etc) directly in monitor. Prefer under $500. The Mackie Thump series looks interesting, however, not a lot of great comments about them in various audio threads. Anyone hear doing the same with a powered monitor?
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:32 PM
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QSC K10's are VERY nice, and one will fit your budget if you can find it used. RCA, XLR, and quarter inch inputs all on the back.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:02 PM
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I use a Kustom 50 watt powered speaker. I think it cost about USA $ 90 new about 7 years ago. Works well.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:39 PM
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I've done what you're talking about with both a Yamaha THR10C (https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musi...l#product-tabs) and Simmons DA200S (http://simmonsdrums.net/product/da200/).

The THR10C is actually a modeling amp for guitar, but has an aux in that works great for music. If you also play guitar, this might be a good double-duty solution. I usually use the Simmons as an amp for e-drums, but it too has an aux in that works for music. They make a 50-watt version, too, if 200 watts seems like too much.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:30 PM
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Musician's friend has a flash sale with the 1000w 15 inch Mackie Thump.It also has a built in 3 channel mixer. I could mic my bass drum if it gets drowned out. The price is $249. I think I will try it out.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:49 PM
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Musician's friend has a flash sale with the 1000w 15 inch Mackie Thump.It also has a built in 3 channel mixer. I could mic my bass drum if it gets drowned out. The price is $249. I think I will try it out.
That should work out fine. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:07 PM
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Buy a used JBL Eon G2. They will sound MUCH better than the Mackie, and the EON G2 has built-in mixer on the back. They also tilt back like a monitor. (But be sure you get the G2 series.)



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