Trying to get little more punch from a pair of MB-4 subs. System is as follows:
Mackie Onyx 32 Chan. Mixer; Left and Right Main outs input the Panaray controller; Controller is set for 402 tops and MB-4 Subs; (I have 402's in pairs as stereo tops with a EQ between controller and amp for RTA'ing the room... not relevant, just FYI) Amps are QSC RMX 1450's one amp on tops, one amp on subs, the sub amp is switched for low pass and is set at max level of output.
Everything I've read so far in the manual/online says the MB-4 is rated for 200w continuous, so is the 1450 enough amp for this set-up? Should I bridge the amp and wire the MB-4's together? I do have a old Crown Power Base 1 at home that I could take in and bridge, or a QSC GX3 I could take in and use.
We are in transition and trying to do things a little over our head, with no rental budget.
(Trying to make this work for a band consisting of Drums, Keys, Sax, Bass and Guitar, Going to add some yamaha side fills at the very least and maybe even the 20 year old bose 802's)
Oh, should mention space... Proscenium stage, 31' wide x 23 deep from plaster line, House rear wall is 46 ft from the plaster line, stage has 4' lip in front of plaster line, We seats 335 with a small balcony,
I want to do this as best as it can be with what I have, but wouldn't be totally devastated if this really shows that we need different equipment for these presentation.
Sorry, stressed and rambling, as I'm not sure I can even do this moderately well.
Also, just curious, if the MB-4 is 200w continuous, what is peak?
Manual said Long-Term Power Handling 200W continuous, Band-limited noise, meeting the IEC Standard #268-5 is applied to the MB4 speaker and amplified to a level at the loudspeaker terminals corresponding to the power handling of the loudspeaker. The loudspeaker must show no visible damage or measurable loss of performance after 100 hours of continuous testing.