well I got them in the end...
I have actually had these for about 3 weeks now, but only managed to use them a couple of time due to band gigs etc.
I have now used them in a couple of very different rooms so thought I would put my findings on here.
They are 700 watt RMS per side (1400 watt peak) , doesn't seem much after what I've been used to using to be honest and I thought they were going to lag behind the nexo system I use for band gigs etc.
They don't !!!!
In a long room, I'm talking about approx. 80 feet long with a couple of pillars and a couple of small room sized seating areas off to the side, They performed brilliantly. Crystal clear sound and a surprisingly good bass response from only a 12" sub. Now you wont "feel" the bass like you do with 10 x 18" drivers and 10,000 watts, but you certainly do feel it. I was gobsmacked .
Pushing it up to only 1/3 volume on the desk was more than enough for this venue.
I had a wander around all the little nook & crannie rooms, and there was no real loss of volume or quality. At the very back of the room there was an obvious drop in volume, but to be honest, if you are standing that far back you are not really listening to the band and the slight drop in volume would be fine for you to talk over. Nevertheless the quality was still there and the extra power to reach that far back, if needed was there.
Next room was a medium sized room, maybe 40 feet long and about 60 feet wide , with two rooms going off to the sides. I was set up in front of a raised seating area ( of which there were still people there !!) Lots of pillars and the bar directly opposite me. About 1/4 volume on the desk. Again I had a wander round and got the same result. Even up on the raised area behind me, the sound was still very good. I even pointed a speaker directly at a pillar to see what would happen, and there was no real difference.
For a solo or duo act , I don't think there is much better out there. I was a little concerned at first and thought maybe I had bought them too quickly, but all those thoughts soon vanished when I heard them in a real pub environment. I know Jeepster Gaz uses this system for his band, and I can fully understand why he is so happy with them.
These speakers have a 120 degree coverage which means even standing slightly behind and over to the side of them , you still get a quality sound and decent volume level. For the size of venues I do on solo & duo gigs , I will now always use this system and the big heavy nexo PA can stay home and have a well deserved rest. The RCF at about 25 kg per unit , is easy enough to carry one in each hand into a venue.
Ease of set up 10/10
Sound quality & power 9/10 ( only because I have not had the chance to push it to the limits, but I am sure it would perform if I did)
Value for money 9/10 ( At £2100 they are not cheap, but they save my back, they are easy to set up, with only a small footprint and they have a 3 year warranty)
build quality 10/10 very rugged solid units, screw together poles to hold top units, the poles are actually better than what I use for 30 kg top speakers, They also screw into bass bin unit making it very stable.
I cannot praise these highly enough and for what I do I cannot see me using anything else unless I'm in a massive room, even then I would certainly give them a try ha ha...I probably haven't covered everything and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
P.S. RCF if you are reading this, yes I would accept and endorsement deal from you to try the Evox 12 system ..nudge nudge , wink wink )