JBL vt4889 A vs RCF TTL 55-A

Tharun Patnaik

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Please suggest the better FOH(top) among JBL vt4889 A and RCF TTL 55-A. Appx audience size is 25,000 and shows are EDM( artists of under DJ Mag #100) and Bollywood artists. Location is India.
 

Tim McCulloch

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The RCF is newer, is self-powered and may meet artist riders better. The VerTec 4889 is time proven and with V5 processing (available only with I-Tech HD amps) is still a contender. The primary difference is the price - you can probably buy 3 used 4889 for the price of 1 new TTL55a.

With EDM the bigger question should be about subwoofers...
 

Jeff Babcock

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Hi,
In my opinion the 4889 is still a great option with the V5 processing, and as Tim said, you can find them on the used market for considerable savings. They are still rider friendly and I suspect they still will be for quite a few more years. I would suggest you go that route. You will likely need the extra cash to load up on subs, as you will need a boatload of them for 25K EDM crowds. Bass drivers have improved massively in the last few years so be sure to go with a newer model of sub that takes advantage of those newer drivers. So many options....
 

Max Warasila

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Max, Clair has no presence in India that I am aware of. And what is an iPad sub? Assuming autocorrect caught you and you meant iS218?
I'll admit I wasn't sure about the event being in India or if Clair was in that market. But I meant the CP218, iPal revision to the BT218. It's probably the most SPL dense bass reflex cabinet ever built.