I am just curious about how one would expect these two to compare for various small-medium band applications (thinking about a pair for various music projects with a max of 4 players with Bass guitar using their own cabinet and only some very minimal drum micing). I own a Pro8 and have used a single S1 in the past (sold it) but am wondering which would be better in a pair (adding subs for the S1s).
The Sub1 is a 7” x 13” racetrack just the same as the bottom of the Pro8 so I assume the base will be fairly comparable in a 1x or 2x application.
The S1 has 1 x 6” driver and 3 x 2.25” where the Pro8 has 8 x 2” drivers.
Just reading between the lines I would believe the Pro8 having more drivers in different directions would spread things around a bit more and the 6” on the S1 might through a little more/better in the forward direction. I am also wondering if the use of 2 x Pro8s vs 2 x S1s + Sub1s might act a little differently with regard to comb filter or other weird phase issues (thinking the narrower throw S1 might act a little better or not need to be quite as wide).
I also think the S1s would be a little more versatile (since you can use them alone) where the Pro8s would be slightly simpler/more compact to setup.