I’ve played the Ten2 on a few gigs now – once in a restaurant-beer hall, and once in a hotel restaurant cabaret, and another in a small theater. The latter 2 had house sound.
You already know I like the amp, the technology and the features, so this isn’t about that, but something more important than that, to me.
It’s about how I feel, on the gig, and how it’s different because of your amp.
It’s really striking, how good it feels to be absolutely confident about the quality and audibility of the sound… that’s one feeling advantage… but another advantage is that because of the room coupler speaker array, I feel the “hump,” as does the rest of the band. As compared to before, all I need to do is touch the bass to get the sound over – so my whole touch thing has shifted into a “gentle also works” dynamic frame, which allows for subtlety, dynamics and a sense of control in these situations that I’d never had before. All the detail is there, and I’m never over-pulling or choking the bass now.
I really feel like playing. I’m not worn out after a gig. I can’t wait to get to the next gig now.
Prior to this, I had told people that the DPA 4023 I use was the best money I ever spent, until now… now it’s a toss-up; but now, I know I’ll always be able to take advantage of the amazing characteristics of the DPA. The picture is complete. I don’t care where I play now.. there’s no step down just to play. I’ve always got my sound.
Another thing I noticed is that even with a mic, I can get plenty of level – and plenty of hump – with no feedback.
Thanks again, Rick.