What does the Sx200 system sound like? Thats the $128,000 dollar question, allowing for inflation. We are not talking about a studio monitor, nor are we talking about a top end home hifi speaker. The requirements of PA are different in that the sheer quantity of sound is the key factor, taking the size of the enclosures into account. And there is no particular requirement for a flat response, it just has to sound good. I have heard a number of small PA speakers where the sound quality has been on the borderlines of acceptability for anything other than music which is meant to sound amplified, such as rock music, and if the sound produced by the Sx200 was in the same category I would certainly say so. But within all reasonable expectations the sound quality really is good, and I would be happy to use these speakers for all types of music (speech too) where small speakers are appropriate. I wouldnt list them as first choice for the classical guitar PA I mentioned earlier because where extremely small quantities of sound are required, good small hifi speakers can give a better result, but I dont think you will be disappointed when you try the Sx200s out. Of course, with such small cabinets it is going to be the bass that is the problem area. Without the subwoofers, the sound is pleasant but lightweight. Raising the low frequency profile excessively results in extra bottom, but it is not all that well defined so care is necessary to find the right compromise. With the subwoofer the bass is very adequate for appropriate types of use, and in conclusion the Electrovoice Sx200 System has my recommendation.
Sx200 full range speaker
Sb120 bass module
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