I just received an Atomic Amps CLR powered wedge last week and I am really blown away buy it. I tried a lot of FRFR systems and never really gelled with them ,so I figured that Id ditch the idea of buying a pricey FRFR and I tried to go on the cheap and I bought some behringer powered monitors and then some tech 21 power engines to use for some stage monitoring for my Kemper. Each solution worked fine but I kind of missed the feel that you get from a speaker cab, so for the last few shows, I switched to a power amp and speaker cabs.
I had the Kemper setup where the FOH got my main sound form the direct outs of the Kemper and my Speaker cab got the sound coming from the monitor out minus the speaker sims and was Eq'ed for the cab. The Problem with that was I was not hearing what the people were hearing at the FOH, so now with the CLR's I can use the sims on all the time and get a better idea about what's going on. Can't wait to try these at some gigs!
The CLR is pretty amazing and I'm blown away by them. Not only do they sound the best out everything I've tried but what Impressed me the most beside what everyone else seems to be saying about them is the feel! I gained back that cranked amp feel that I was missing with the other solutions I was using. Now I can ditch my speaker cabs again and regain the benefit of using multiple cab sims and being able to hear them, plus I'll have a better idea of what the FOH is hearng. although I'm pretty sure that my CLR will sound better So far I only have one CLR but I will be getting another to run in stereo as soon!!
These things are so clear that when I played some of my favorite music through them i heard everything in great detail. It was almost like a blanket had been lifted off of my speakers. You would have to hear them in person to believe it! (if you haven't already!
Anyone else feel the same way about the CLRS? I'm pretty stoked! We are very fortunate to have the gear that we now have available in this point in time. I'm still blown away by the fact that I can play a show with just a Kemper , a Midi F/S and some CLR's and have one of the best live tones I've ever had lol