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Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5461Post silverhairedbee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 am

Thank you for all the interest from my previous post regarding starting up. It does appear that many Karaoke businesses come from a DJ background and therefore unlikely to use fold back monitors. My question is how many members here use fold back monitors as from my live musical experience they are essential to avoid feedback problems if playing above a certain volume. Also the experience for the singer is much enhanced when they can hear themselves clearly.

Secondly I need to buy a power amp for my monitor speakers 2 x 250w 8ohm although I may run the speakers in series which will drop the impedance to 4ohm and bridge the amp.
Are any of the cheap power amps in the sub £120 suitable for this,

Many thanks in advance for any replies,

Robbie



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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5482Post Wolfy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:50 am

I don't use monitors at all :o
Also, I think the Skytec amps are the cheapest but I wouldn't buy new so if I was buying again I would go for some second-hand mid range amps.
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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5483Post Benny
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Wolfy wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:50 am

I think the Skytec amps are the cheapest
They are and now the sales are on they don't have discount these :thumbup:

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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5484Post Val
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:46 pm

Back in the day I would use fold backs but about 20 years ago I found they were just an unnecessary luxury.
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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5485Post Margy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:54 pm

I often visit other karaoke venues when I an not gigging. I like to have a nose around and see what's new and how others are doing their shows. In all my travels, I can't recall seeing anyone use monitors. I certainly don't so sorry I can't help.

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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5486Post DJ Fox
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:39 am

Wolfy wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:50 am
Also, I think the Skytec amps are the cheapest but I wouldn't buy new so if I was buying again I would go for some second-hand mid range amps.
The cheapest will do for monitors.
I wouldn't use monitors, never have done.

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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5487Post Kelsy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:08 pm

silverhairedbee wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 am
Are any of the cheap power amps in the sub £120 suitable for this
I can't think of any newer models but for an amp for monitors, I suggest getting a cheap one from ebay. Amps for monitor speakers are not as important as your other gear.

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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5494Post silverhairedbee
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:51 pm

I am amazed that few Karaoke setups don't use monitors.

So you are enjoying a busy evening with a lot of back ground noise and because your speakers have to be set back behind the microphone so
that the singers can hear themselves you become extremely prone to feedback as you try to get the whole system heard properly
over the noise out front. Id that not a common problem or are solutions found some other way,


kindly,

Robbie

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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5496Post Val
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:17 pm

silverhairedbee wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:51 pm
I am amazed that few Karaoke setups don't use monitors.

So you are enjoying a busy evening with a lot of back ground noise and because your speakers have to be set back behind the microphone so
that the singers can hear themselves you become extremely prone to feedback as you try to get the whole system heard properly
over the noise out front. Id that not a common problem or are solutions found some other way,


kindly,

Robbie
I never use the monitors and only get feed back on the odd occasion but we quickly rectify that.
Have you done any testing of your gear, Robbie?
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Re: Using fold back/monitors

Post: # 5501Post silverhairedbee
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:26 pm

Hi Val

Thank you for your interest and your question about testing.

I have had my PA system a number of years for live music use. I have also run CD and karaoke music through it. The system I have includes 2 x 18 Bass bins but I no longer
have the space to carry them. I may have to add a bass speaker later if I can't get that bottom end although tests so far seem to sound OK,

Thank you,

Robbie

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