Active Stage Monitors: Simplicity In One Package

If you're in need of a set of stage monitors for your portable church or another setup, these models from Behringer, dB Technologies, Electro-Voice, JBL, QSC, Peavey, RCF, Renkus-Heinz, Turbosound and Yamaha offer various quality options for your church.

Active Stage Monitors: Simplicity In One Package
Among the stronger performers that work as an active stage monitor is the Turbosound TFM122M-AN, which comes with the heft of 350 watts continuous power, and 2,500 watts peak.
Active Stage Monitors: Simplicity In One Package
Among the stronger performers that work as an active stage monitor is the Turbosound TFM122M-AN, which comes with the heft of 350 watts continuous power, and 2,500 watts peak.

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In need of a monitor solution for your worship band, predominantly two solutions exist: In-ears or stage monitors.

Worship Tech Director already featured eight in-ear monitor models a few months ago in a slideshow:

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Therefore, it made sense to now offer up a series of 10 stage monitors. Each provides the most valuable simplicity, whether you work in a portable church, or for those who don’t want to be concerned with matching the right amplification with the stage monitors. Each model featured is an active, powered stage monitor.

If any of these 10 models will be planned to serve as stage monitors in your worship space, each should handle that role well.

While this slideshow features active stage monitors, passive models will be featured in a future slideshow.

Seeking Power, Stage Monitors Offer Choice

Among these 10 powered stage monitors, though, they each come with an all-in-one package of having their own amplification. Each offers continuous power ranging from 200 watts, up to 1,000 watts. At first glance there might seem to be a wide discrepancy in the power performances between some of the models. But realize if these speakers will serve as stage monitors in your worship space, each should handle that role well.

At the high end of the power scale, is the impressive QSC K10. That model can serve well as a small format speaker, but with the benefit of including wedge bumpers, can easily handle the loudest stage environments with its 1,000 watt continuous rating as a monitor. Other models offering plenty are the Yamaha DXR10, at 700 watts, and the RCF ST Series 15-SMA, at 600 watts.

Portable Church Setups: Don’t Discount Weight

If you’re looking to add stage monitors for a portable church arrangement, then weight should definitely be a consideration. The last thing you want is have your volunteer tech staff groan each week when setting up prior to service. Among the 10, only one tips the scale at more than 50 pounds, the Renkus-Heinz CF-121M-2, at 54.4 pounds. Even better, four of the models come in at under 35 pounds. That’s pretty impressive, recognizing an amplifier’s built in to each monitor (Turbosound Flashline TFM122M-AN, QSC K10, Yamaha DXR10, JBL EON612). If you choose any of the lighter options, your volunteers (and their backs) will thank you for the gesture.


More About Andres Caamano
Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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