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  • p90fool said:

    What's the lineup of your band?
    Drums, bass, electric guitar, (second electric guitar or keyboard), vocals.

    I was initially skeptical it would deal with that, but it seems to perform really well.  As I said, I haven't had chance to stand out front and hear our band play through it, but one of the other bands at our recent gig had exactly the same lineup and sounded great.
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    p90fool said:

    What's the lineup of your band?
    Drums, bass, electric guitar, (second electric guitar or keyboard), vocals.

    I was initially skeptical it would deal with that, but it seems to perform really well.  As I said, I haven't had chance to stand out front and hear our band play through it, but one of the other bands at our recent gig had exactly the same lineup and sounded great.
    That's pretty much the same as ours. I'm currently using a couple of 12" powered cabs on poles as a vocal PA, which occasionally has just a touch of guitar in it for spread and very rarely a hint of bass drum, and the whole thing is never pushed hard. 

    I'm kind of hoping for portability's sake that one Eon One will suffice for that, but if not I'll just get another. 
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  • We bought a Yamaha EMX 88s PA (powered mixer and 2 12 inch speakers, together with some carlsbro powered monitors (1 powered and a slave) for £300 and it does us fine for small venues - most bigger places have their own PA. Buying used can save lots of money but carries the usual caveats. Generally, good quality gear (eg Yamaha, Electrovoice, RCF, Allen & Heath etc) which hasn't been thrashed can be picked up for not a lot of cash.
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  • Check your local Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace, you can often pick up PA gear dirt cheap as people tend to want to offload it quickly if it's not getting used. I picked up a pair of Peavey Pro 15s and a Phonic 300w+300w powered mixer for £150 with cables. It was initially bought as a backup, but it's done a good few gigs since I got it. If it was getting used more, I'd probably go for Mackie powered speakers, but the gear I've got works more than well enough for the moment.
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 6058
    Well I gigged the JBL Eon One last night in a 4-piece consisting of guitar, bass, drums and female vocals.

    One vocal mic, and guitar cab and bass drum mics just as a bit of backup, via an old Yamaha mixer. I had one of our usual 12" powered cabs on a pole wired up but switched off just in case we needed it but we didn't at all.

    The JBL sounded great, really crisp, intelligible vocals with loads of power in reserve and we had it off to one side a little bit but basically behind us with no feedback issues at all, not even a hint of it. 

    It wasn't a big crowd last night so as a band we didn't feel swamped by ambient noise, and in those circumstances a single Eon One was more than adequate. I'll continue to bring backup powered cabs for rowdier gigs, but for most of the smaller bar work and our acoustic trio it'll be fine on its own. 
    If the gig diary fills up in the way it has done over the few years I'll buy another one in the spring.  

    I'm very impressed, especially with its broad spread of sound. Our singer likes the security of IEMs, but if the batteries died mid song she'd be able to hear herself perfectly well enough. 

    It's the best £750 I've ever spent on band gear tbh.  
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