HK Audio Actor DX or Projector system
Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:25 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:32 PM
Judging by the specs on the HK website, It seems as though the projector is more of a long throw box than the actor dx is.
In order for people to give you useful suggestions it's important that we get an idea of what your target market is & what other equipment you have already & what your budget is!
This post has been edited by fatfrog: 11 August 2008 - 01:33 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:43 PM
Having said that, I'm not sure either system, being made from MDF properly qualifies as a 'pro' system in the same way that d&b, turbo or martin audio would.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:43 PM
It all really depends on what you want. The projector is a long throw system, great for small (ish) outside events. The Two actors, probably going to be the better bet, they can be linked to make what is called an extended system, or broken right down to just 4 cabs (2 tops, 2subs)
as Sub A is active (1000W) and Sub B (500W) runs from an output on Sub A, it means you can get a bit of play in the set-up. Now the real question is what application are you using it in, what kind of music?
Because these speakers are incredibly clear, (I've been a sound engineer a while now, these speakers are unreal how clear they are) they might not be best for HUGE bass applications, if thats what your after, I'd recommend looking at the new Premium Pro Active range also by Hk, all active cabs, so you can take only what you need for the gig, plus the big 18" (600W) is just lovely.
Anyway hope this helps, let me no if you need anymore
Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:47 PM
A concurrent post has been automatically merged from this point on.
Oh, and market is mainly for rock music. Thanks for all the replies...
Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:58 PM
it also doesnt handle too well, get a set of covers if you can strtch to it, the MDF corners have no bumpers, meaning its all to easy to knock lumps off the MDF.
they dont sound too bad though, theres alot worse around.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:19 PM
It has had some very positive responses on here and there are a few people who own some of the range in one form or another.
If you're looking for expandability then 2x 12" tops and 2x 18" Subs are your best bet.
Although if weight is an issue 2x 8" tops and 2x 12" subs doesn't sound half bad either.
This post has been edited by smalljoshua: 11 August 2008 - 04:19 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:18 PM
I'd also have to agree with Josh on the the RCFTT+, I have got the 12-inch bins & 8-inch tops and am very happy with it. It is also active so no amps needed.
Perhaps a little look at the Martin Blackline mightn't be a bad idea either, Although as it's passive you'll have racks to go with it, Might impede transport for you. I'm not sure!
I'm sure Rob Beech will be along soon to give you the pro's & con's to the Martin Gear.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:23 PM
We have in rental stock 12 stacks of actor dx (6 full systems).
Its amazing kit, easy to use for hirers of most types and a good all rounder, we dont tend to get many problems and I can stack em up on my own, in fact one of our warehouse tech's is a female and she can stack up the rig alone, very very light compared to other cabs out there, we have cutomers who primarily hire our d&b audiotechnik systems but choose actor on occaisions for that hard load in or easy gig.
On the whole, well made, solid and reliable.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:33 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:07 PM
Try to look for boxes that are made from baltic birch - Martin, RCF etc
EAW might be worth a look too, Possibly Funktion One & some of turbosunds offerings
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:21 PM
It's been out very regularly and a second system is just round the corner.
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:52 PM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:17 AM
with the spare £2000 you could get the flight cases for the cta208 's and covers for the subs.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:33 AM
Oh, And I forgot to mention a decent monitor setup also!