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May 16, 2017

The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Hello drummers and low-frequency dependent musicians (most everyone).

Ever want to give your L1 Compact a pair of big ones?
Here's what I did today with a pair of Big 10" Woofers.

See it on YouTube.
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Both B1s and the B2 bass module sounded good to me. (Just through my PC speakers.) I would have liked to have heard the same track, just played through the L1 Compact (without the bass modules) for comparison's sake.
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

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I would have liked to have heard the same track, just played through the L1 Compact (without the bass modules) for comparison's sake.

Yes, I thought of that...later!

Another thing I overlooked was changing the crossover point when switching to the B1s, I left it on 250hz.
When I used the Compact w/2-B1s at my gig with the acoustic drumset, I used 375hz.
That might have made a difference.

Still, I just wanted to show that you can tell the difference pretty readily between B1s and a B2.
I heard lots more fullness and power, and feel confident about using this set up live w/E-drums.
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Very cool demo, and yes the difference even just using headphones on my laptop was quite obvious. You're gonna get a ton of mileage of the B2 aren't you?
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Sounds good!
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Drumr. In your video I noticed you only used one crossover device and I also noticed it only had one input for
the high and one for the lows with one Compact. My question is if I run two Compacts in a stereo configuration
will that one device still do or will I need to purchase two of them (one for each Compact)?
Should I just purchase a stereo cross over to achieve that. Maybe something like a DBX Driverack. I have never
used a crossover before, but I am going to start.
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Hi kenkenni,

For two Compacts, in stereo, you would need two SX21s, or a dual channel crossover.
They make lots of rack mount crossovers.
Personally, I didn't want to get into a rack device, trying to keep is small/light/simple.

You could use Y cables OUT of the SX21, but then you'd be running mono.
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Re: The Compact and the B2, via the A1 and the Rolls SX21

Thanks! Checking my options now.