Just got a pair of these and thought I would share my thoughts.
I was looking for an FRFR solution basically as an another option for monitoring in my live covers band. This was for using with my AX8.
At the moment I monitor with IEM’s and at wedding gigs/corporate gigs I find this solution perfect. However when we play pubs and some smaller clubs and switch up our material for more rockier stuff, I feel like I miss the interaction of a cab on stage.
I've owned a pair of Matrix Q12a's in the past so I started looking at the higher end offerings like the Atomic CLR, the Matrix stuff again, Redsound, Gemini etc. I was loathed to lose my stereo setup so I had to rule those options out due to cost. So I started looking at cheaper options. I still wanted a Coaxial speaker as I think these work best for using with guitar modellers.
I stumbled across the dB Flexsys FM12 speaker on the Fractal forum. There are a few guys using them on there especially from the German contingent, and they really rate them.
I didn't want something that big and heavy as I was buying a pair. That led me to the smaller FM8 in the same speaker line.
These looked ideal, nice and compact and light. A couple popped up on Facebook in Newcastle at a good price, so I agreed to buy them and went through on the train to collect them.
Got them home on Wednesday and cranked them up. In a word they sound fantastic. I had them up loud in my house (around 95db) and had a huge grin on my face. I had the volume on the speakers at unity, and my AX8 volume at 10 o'clock.
For an 8inch speaker they sound huge. Very full sounding and sound amazing on both my mono and stereo presets.
They have a few different DSP options on the side for where the speakers are placed (ie a regular floor monitor, mounted on a pole, stood upright etc). They even have a 'Music Playback' option which I tested with some music, and that also sounded great.
I just left it on the floor monitor setting for playing guitar and was perfectly happy. The low end is not overbearing as can be the case with a lot of cheaper PA speakers. These stay nice and tight, even on my high gain patches.
They only weigh about 10kg each and are nice and compact, so they will be easy enough to move around.
I just thought I would share my thoughts as there really isn't much info on these speakers, especially using them in this scenario as an FRFR solution. My next gig is on the 8th June so I'll get to test them in a real world gigging situation then.
But initial impressions in the house are really positive.