NAD Frfr

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Well-Known Member

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    Since I am heavily into mfx, I just had to try an FRFR...

    I found an Open Box Headrush FRFR-112. The price was good and hard to pass at Musician's Friend.

    I only got to play it for 10 minutes, but I was amazed with the clarity.

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    I look forward to play with it more! Not sure when...
     
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    Spike Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. This is on my list. They came out with a 1x8 for $199 as well but I haven't heard them yet.
     
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    Very cool look! HNAD!
     
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    Nice! It takes some tweaking with IR’s and maybe a little EQ, but I am very pleased with my FRFR experiment so far.
     
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    I was interested in the Headrush FRFR for my home setup but I thought it looked very similar to the Alto TS212 which I already use in the studio. I took photos from the 'net and Photoshopped an A-B... if it 'aint the same unit, I'd be very surprised:

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    That being said, the Alto is a very good FRFR speaker, I use it for rehearsal and have done a small gig with it... no problem. It doesn't compete with my Mission Gemini Wedge but for $299 vs $899, it is more than capable.
     
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    The Alto and headrush units are the same hardware. There MAY be a difference is the DSP curves, but I don’t know.
     
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    They are both under the same umbrella companies. Their tech support said that the difference between the two is that the Alto has a mic preamp while the Headrush is geared more towards instruments.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info, I've been meaning to do some homework on reasonably priced FRFRs so I have something besides headphones to use with an Atomic Amplifire...
     
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    I may grab one of the 108's to match with the GT-1. Worth $200 to experiment.
     
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    HNAD! Have you compared the output to any nice studio speakers? I'm interested in how they compare to that (not apples to apples, I know).

    If it's worth anything for a different option, I got a pair of Electro-Voice ZLX-12P monitors last summer when I was eyeing up the Alto/Headrush units. Not sure if they're any better, but I was looking for something multipurpose (I could use them as conventional monitors or PA for rehearsal in my basement). Otherwise, I probably would have spent the extra money and gotten one of the Line 6 FRFR monitors that look like a guitar amp/cab (makes it easier to use on stage without looking weird for bringing your own monitor). The EV's are the same wedges that the production company my band uses has for bands that don't use in-ears; I had to use one once when we had a broken IEM receiver and I thought it sounded great, so I got it. I do think they sound really good as stage monitors. However, when I paired them with my Yamaha HS8 studio monitors, they didn't sound near as good. Now, they're different types of speakers for different situations, but I thought it would be closer than they were. I only tried it once, though, and owe it to myself to try again.

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    The host of the house concerts we go to has a pair of EV’s as default PA speakers and a pair as wedges. They sound pretty good in that context, but I never though to try them for FRFR.
     
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    Yes, I have Presonus studio monitors. They're good but they're short range.
     
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    I bought a mini speaker stand. I think I like my setup now.

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    I might be bothered by the sideways brand sign though. I think I have OCD.
     
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    Chocol8 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the screwed that one up big time. I would expect most customers WONT use it as a wedge and it is designed to be used in multiple orientations, so put a little effort into the logo dammit! If you are lazy, just put it at an angle so it is angled either way.

    Can you peel it off and rotate? :D
     
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    It's made and finished into the grill unfortunately.
     

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