2022 Harvest Of Sound –
Speaker Shootout Recap

If videos bore you, or would rather read a short TLDR version:

  • Ben and I conducted the test with the policy of utmost fairness and parity as practically possible.
  • There are no winners or losers. This is purely the results of the pink noise tests we ran. If you want to pick a winner of sound we highly suggest snagging 2023 tickets ASAP!
  • Two calbibrated RTA mics were used. One 10 feet and 0º “in front of the speaker. The other would be set at 10 feet and 90º or 110º off-axis (in specific measurements of 45º and 55º or half of the coverage pattern)
  • Magenta was chosen for the off-axis measurements
  • Lime Green was chosen for the center measurement
  • Subwoofers which were not built in as part of the main setup were tested for measurement. Too many possible combos and paramaters were needed to conduct this test fairly.
  • We set all speakers to 94º dB output unless otherwise noted. This would be achieved by first turning up the input/channel gain first, then the master if available. Some speakers also only have a master and is noted.
  • Manufacturer specifications are also published to compare to our results.

Column Arrays

Bose F1 812 + Sub

Bose F1 812 + Sub

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Sub Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 40 Hz – 16 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 34 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 132 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W + 1000W
Coverage: 100º x 40º
Weight: 102 lbs
Price: $2,499 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

Bose L1 Pro16

Bose L1 Pro16

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 42 Hz – 16 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 31 Hz – 18 kHz

Main Driver Size: 10×18″
Max SPL: 124 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W + 250W
Coverage: 180º x 0º
Weight: 51 lbs
Price: $1,899 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Bose L1 Pro32 + Sub 1

Bose L1 Pro32 + Sub 1

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Sub Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 40 Hz – 16 kHz
Freq Range -10 db:
32 Hz – 18 kHz

Main Driver Size: 7×13″
Max SPL: 123 dB
Peak Wattage: 480W + 480W
Coverage: 180º x 0º
Weight: 63 lbs
Price: $2,899 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

Bose L1 Pro32 + Sub 2

Bose L1 Pro32 + Sub 2

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Sub Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 37 Hz – 16 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 30 Hz – 18 kHz

Main Driver Size: 10×18″
Max SPL: 128 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W + 480W
Coverage: 180º x 0º
Weight: 90 lbs
Price: $3,299 / $$$$
Additional Info: Link

Electro-Voice Evolve 30M

EV Evolve 30M

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Master Gain To ~94dB:
0 dB

Freq Resp -3 db: 51 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 45 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 123 dB
Peak Wattage: 500W + 500W
Coverage: 120º x 40º
Weight: 44 lbs
Price: $1,499 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Electro-Voice Evolve 50

EV Evolve 50

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Master Gain To ~94dB:
0 dB

Freq Resp -3 db: 43 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 37 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 127 dB
Peak Wattage: 500W + 500W
Coverage: 120º x 40º
Weight: 58 lbs
Price: $1,599 / $$
Additional Info: Link

JBL EON ONE mk1

JBL EON One

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB (fail):Max

Master Gain To ~94dB (fail):
Max

Freq Resp -3 db: 45 Hz – 18 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 118 dB
Peak Wattage: 250W + 130W
Coverage: Unknown
Weight: 41 lbs
Price: End Of Life
Additional Info: Link

JBL EON ONE mk2

 

JBL EON One mk2

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Master Gain To ~94dB:
-20db

Freq Resp -3 db: 37 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 119 dB
Peak Wattage: 1500W
Coverage: 140º x 30º
Weight: 43 lbs
Price: $1,249 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

LD Maui 11

LD Maui 11

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Master Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 6.5″ (x3)
Max SPL: 124 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W
Coverage: 120º x 20º
Weight: 55 lbs
Price: $1,199 / $$
Additional Info: Link

LD Maui 28 G2

LD Maui 28 G2

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:Max

Master Gain To ~94dB:

 

Freq Resp -3 db: 45 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 8″ (x2)
Max SPL: 126 dB
Peak Wattage: 2000W
Coverage: 120º x 20º
Weight: 68 lbs
Price: $1,499 / $$
Additional Info: Link

LD Maui 44 G2

LD Maui 44G2

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Master Gain To ~94dB:

Sub Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 37 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 132 dB
Peak Wattage: 1500W (RMS)
Coverage: 120º x 25º
Weight: 105 lbs
Price: $2,899 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

LD Maui P900

LD Maui P900

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 42 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″ (x2)
Max SPL: 131 dB
Peak Wattage: 2800W (RMS)
Coverage: 140º x 15º
Weight: 101 lbs
Price: $3,999 / $$$$
Additional Info: Link

Mackie SRM Flex

MAckie SRM Flex

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 90*dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~90*dB: Max

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 40 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 118 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W  + 300W
Coverage: 90º x 50º
Weight: 30 lbs
Price: $899 / $
Additional Info: Link

RCF EVOX J8 mk2

RCF EVOX 8 mk2

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Master Gain ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 40 Hz – 20 khz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 128 dB
Peak Wattage: 400W x 1000W
Coverage: 120º x 30º
Weight: 53 lbs
Price: $1,199 / $$
Additional Info: Link

RCF EVOX 12

RCF EVOX 12

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
110º off-axis (magenta)

Master Gain ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 40 Hz – 20 khz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 130 dB
Peak Wattage: 1500W
Coverage: 90º x 30º
Weight: 80 lbs
Price: $2,899 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

Battery powered

Bose S1 Pro

Bose S1 Pro

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 62 Hz – 17 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 6″
Max SPL: 109 dB
Peak Wattage: 150W
Coverage: 120º x 50º
Weight: 16 lbs
Battery Life: 11 hrs
Price: $699 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Electro-Voice EVERSE 8

EV EVERSE 8

4HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 90dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~90dB:
-7db


Freq Resp -3 db:
60 Hz – 20 kHz

Freq Range -10 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 8″
Max SPL: 121 dB
Peak Wattage: 400W
Coverage: 100º x 100º
Weight: 17 lbs
Battery Life: 6+ hrs Max Output
Price: $749 / $$
Additional Info: Link

LD Maui 5 Go 100

LD Maui 5 Go

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 92dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Master Gain To ~92dB:Max

Sub Gain To ~92dB:Max

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 8″
Max SPL: 120 dB
Peak Wattage: 150W
Coverage: 120º x 50º
Weight: 28 lbs
Battery Life: 12 hrs
Price: $949 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Mackie Thump GO 8

Mackie Thump Go 8

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Master Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 8″
Max SPL: 115 dB
Peak Wattage: 200W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 18 lbs
Battery Life: 12 hrs
Price: $449 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Point Source

EAW RS153

EAW RS153

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 43 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 138 dB
Peak Wattage: 1500W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 54 lbs
Price: $1,599 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

Electro-Voice EKX-12P

EV EKX-12P

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:
-6dB

Freq Resp -3 db: 60 Hz – 18 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 132 dB
Peak Wattage: 1500W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 50 lbs
Price: $999 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Electro-Voice ETX10P

EV ETX 10P

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 85 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 65 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 134 dB
Peak Wattage: 2000W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 45 lbs
Price: $1,499 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

Electro-Voice ETX35P

EV ETX 35P

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 48 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 38 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 136 dB
Peak Wattage: 2000W
Coverage: 60º x 40º
Weight: 84 lbs
Price: $1,899 / $$$
Additional Info: Link

JBL PRX815W

JBL PRX815W

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 58 Hz – 17 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 43 Hz – 19.5 kHz

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 137 dB
Peak Wattage: 750W + 750W
Coverage: 90º x 50º
Weight: 46 lbs
Price: $1,075 / $$
Additional Info: Link

LD ICOA 12A BT

LD ICOA 12

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 126 dB
Peak Wattage: 1200W
Coverage: 90º x 50º
Weight: 44 lbs
Price: $499 / $
Additional Info: Link

LD ICOA 15A BT

LD ICOA 15

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 48 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 128 dB
Peak Wattage: 1200W
Coverage: 90º x 50º
Weight: 54 lbs
Price: $599 / $$
Additional Info: Link

LD Stinger 12 A G3

LD Stinger 12 G3

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:


Freq Resp -3 db:
58 Hz – 20 kHz

Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 131 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W
Coverage: 90º x 50º
Weight: 44 lbs
Price: $949 / $$
Additional Info: Link

LD Stinger 28 A G3

LD Stinger 28 G3

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 58 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 8″ (x2)
Max SPL: 131 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W
Coverage: 90º x 50º
Weight: 45 lbs
Price: $759 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Mackie Thump215

Mackie Thump 215

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 40 Hz – 23 khz
Freq Range -10 db: 47 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 129 dB
Peak Wattage: 1400W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 33 lbs
Price: $449 / $
Additional Info: Link

Mackie SRM212

Mackie SRM 212

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Input Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 42 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 135 dB
Peak Wattage: 2000W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 27 lbs
Price: $849 / $$
Additional Info: Link

QSC K12.2

QSC K12.2

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz-20 kHz (-6 db)
Freq Range -10 db: 45 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: 132 dB
Peak Wattage: 1800W + 225W
Coverage: 75º
Weight: 39 lbs
Price: $999 / $$
Additional Info: Link

RCF NLX 24-A

RCF NLX 24A

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 65 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 6″ (x4)
Max SPL: 131 dB
Peak Wattage: 1400W
Coverage: 100º x 30º
Weight: 58 lbs
Price: $2,599 / $$
Additional Info: Link

RCF ART 910-A

RCF ART910A

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 130 dB
Peak Wattage: 2100W
Coverage: 100º x 60º
Weight: 35 lbs
Price: $749 / $$
Additional Info: Link

RCF ART 915-A

RCF ART915A

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 45 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 131 dB
Peak Wattage: 2100W
Coverage: 100º x 60º
Weight: 49 lbs
Price: $999 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Synergy “Small”

Synergy "Small" Setup

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:
N/A – Passive

Freq Resp -3 db: N/A
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 12″
Max SPL: N/A
Peak Wattage: PASSIVE
Coverage: N/A
Weight: N/A
Price: N/A

Synergy “Large”

Synergy "Large" Setup

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:
N/A – Passive

Freq Resp -3 db: N/A
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 18″
Max SPL: N/A
Peak Wattage: PASSIVE
Coverage: N/A
Weight: N/A
Price: N/A

Turboxound iX15

Turbosound iX15

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:
-11dB

Freq Resp -3 db: 45 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: 39 Hz – 20 kHz

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 126 dB
Peak Wattage: 1000W
Coverage: 75º x 55º
Weight: 49 lbs
Price: $649 / $
Additional Info: Link

Yamaha DZR10

Yamaha DZR10

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:
-2.5dB

Freq Resp -3 db: 44 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 137 dB
Peak Wattage: 2000W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 40 lbs
Price: $1,299 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Yamaha DZR15

Yamaha DZR15

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:
-5.5dB

Freq Resp -3 db: 34 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 139 dB
Peak Wattage: 2000W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 56 lbs
Price: $1,499 / $$
Additional Info: Link

Yamaha DXR10 mk1

Yamaha DXR10

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 56 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 10″
Max SPL: 131 dB
Peak Wattage: 950W + 150W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 32 lbs
Price: EOL
Additional Info: Link

Yamaha DXR15 mk2

Yamaha DXR15

HARVEST OF SOUND MEASUREMENTS

Pink Noise @ 94dB Output:
RTA Mics at 0º (green) and
90º off-axis (magenta)

Main Gain To ~94dB:

Freq Resp -3 db: 49 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Range -10 db: N/A

Main Driver Size: 15″
Max SPL: 133 dB
Peak Wattage: 950W + 150W
Coverage: 90º x 60º
Weight: 50 lbs
Price: EOL
Additional Info: Link