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Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control Black 

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Overview
  • Convenient design includes mic stand insert on the bottom of the unit for quick setup on top of a mic stand with the HS7 angled upward for accurate vocal monitoring
  • Included mic stand adaptor ensures a more stable and secure placement on any mic stand
  • Molded-in yoke bracket points
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Over the past three decades Galaxy Audio has tinkered with the popular Hot Spot near-field monitor, and 2010 rings in the new and improved Hot Spot 7. The biggest change, up until now, has been improving the ceramic, old-style driver to the more modern neodymium driver. The Hot Spot 7 utilizes the same neodymium driver as its most recent predecessor, with one significant improvement, there is more bass output. Galaxy Audio has developed an all-new, slightly larger outer shell design with many cool new built-ins such as a mic stand mount, mic boom attachment, handle, stand/wall bracket mounts. Being that there is more room inside the cabinet, this creates better bass response.

The Hot Spot 7 is a vocal reproduction monitor. The original Hot Spot monitor was developed in 1977 by Galaxy's founder while touring with musicians. He saw a need for a vocal monitor, and thus the Hot Spot was born.

The Hot Spot 7 works great for numerous reasons. First, the Hot Spot 7 can be set on a microphone stand, which allow them to be positioned closer to the user. Think about it, many performers purchase a 12" or 15" floor monitor, and, during the performance, roll off the low end and crank up the volume so the sound will travel from the floor to their ears. The Hot Spot 7 is mid-range oriented and it is closer to the performer, so there will be less stage volume, which reduces feedback. Second, the Hot Spot is physically smaller and lighter in weight, which makes it easier for transport. Plus the clarity is superior to any larger floor monitor.

Using a Hot Spot 7 will actually help reduce feedback from occurring on stage!

Features
  • Convenient design includes mic stand insert on the bottom of the unit for quick setup on top of a mic stand with the HS7 angled upward for accurate vocal monitoring
  • Included mic stand adaptor ensures a more stable and secure placement on any mic stand
  • Molded-in yoke bracket points
  • Microphone boom attachment on top eliminates the need for a second mic stand for your microphone (Requires optional hardware sold separately)
  • Integrated handle into the top of the enclosure
  • Each Hot Spot 7 comes equipped with two Speakon 1/4" Combo speaker jacks wired in parallel to allow easy daisy-chaining of multiple Hot Spots
  • 18dB stepped attenuator volume control
  • 16Ω Cabinet with Two NEOLITE 5-Inch Drivers
  • 200W continuous power rating
  • Freq. response: 150Hz-18kHz
  • 126dB SPL (200W @ .5m)
  • Input Connections: Two Twistlock/1/4"
  • Combo jacks (wired in parallel)
  • Mounts to any mic stand
  • Integrated handle, mounting points for mic boom & bracket
 

Hot Spot 7 with Volume control Specifications:

  • Speaker Compliment: Two 5" drivers (S5N-8) NEOLITE Neodymium, Ferro Fluid cooled
  • Nominal impedance: 16Ω
  • Power handling capacity: 200 watts cont.
  • Magnet Structure: 14.8 oz. (.42kg) total
  • Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter): 94dB (1kHz octave band)
  • Frequency response: 150Hz-18kHz
  • Input Connections: Two Speakon/1/4" combo jacks POS: +1 NEG: -1 wired in parallel
  • Additional Feature: volume control; range 18dB
  • Enclosure
  • Enclosure Materials: High-impact ABS plastic
  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 11.75" x 6.75", (197mm x 298mm x 171mm)
  • Net weight: 5.25lb. (2.381kg)
  • Shipping weight: 6.4lb. (2.903kg)
Customer Reviews
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Galaxy AudioHot Spot 7 with Volume control
 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Quick setup (7)
  • Portable (6)
  • Good value (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what I wanted

    These monitors were a great value. After reading MANY reviews, pros and cons, I decided to purchase 4 for our Praise Band. They seem to work great for out use. I tied...Read complete review

    These monitors were a great value. After reading MANY reviews, pros and cons, I decided to purchase 4 for our Praise Band. They seem to work great for out use. I tied them into our existing sound system. I am a drummer and it works great for me. The only slight issue that I encountered is that for the drummer or keyboard player, you will need the tilting bracket to be able to tilt your monitor. A simple mic stand will no go low enough.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed - worse than previous model

    The new Hot Spot 7 monitors are a huge disappointment, and we returned them immediately. What shocks me is that I've used Hot Spots in the past with great success, but these are...Read complete review

    The new Hot Spot 7 monitors are a huge disappointment, and we returned them immediately. What shocks me is that I've used Hot Spots in the past with great success, but these are completely different in sound quality. I'm no scientist, but I wonder if it's their new "Made with Neolite" feature.

    The bottom line is, they sound tinny and awful, and I wouldn't recommend them for ANY application. The previous generation of Hot Spots did their job as promised - they do not pack very much bass, and yet the sound was full and decent enough to use as stage monitors in quieter applications (e.g. cafes, church, etc.).

    These new ones sounded so horrible that I didn't even want to finish running through songs in practice time - I didn't like the sound of my own voice or guitar at ALL, not to mention all the other voices and instruments. Yuck! I realized I wasn't enjoying hearing myself sing - I wasn't enjoying the music at all, because the sound was so awful. We promptly packed them all up and went back to the original wedge monitors.

    I'm extremely disappointed with Galaxy Audio here. I've used Hot Spots in the past and I stood behind them - in fact, it was me who had recommended we make the investment and buy these. I will not be doing THAT again. Goodbye Hot Spots. Your era is past.

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    1.0

    Galaxy Monitor

    By Z

    from OC

    Pros

      Cons

      • Does Not Work
      • Monitor Received Used

      Best Uses

        Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

        Surprised to receive a monitor that did not work and had been previously used or sold, and reboxed.

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Works great

        By English4bw

        from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Portable
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

          Clean, straight-forward 16 ohm personal monitor. Great item. I use it with an EHX Magnum 44 right from my pedal board. It can also be daisy chained with my amplifier's extension output. But you don't have as much control over the volume that way. I recommend driving it separately.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A B+ Grade

          By Just 4 Fun Band Drummer

          from Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Quick Setup
          • Very Clear Sounding Syste

          Cons

          • Could Be A Little Louder

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Vocal Monitor At Close Lo

          Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

          The Hot Spot is a little bigger than the one it replaces. The larger size still works but the older small ones are a little louder. Still at a close location to the unit the needed sound is there. Being the drummer using floor monitors don't always work for a good location do to tight setup in clubs. I have this unit attached to my microphone boom stand using offset tubing connected to the main stand with a multi clamp. Also the new unit though larger is lighter than the old unit that finally when bad do to a fall from a gust of wind on an outside job. I used that unit for 20 + years. Hoping this one gives me the same longevity.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not For More Then 3 Artists

          By maxdbls

          from Grays Harbor, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quick Setup
          • Small Size

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Single Performer

          Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

          Our church purchased a set of 4 of these to replace our existing floor wedges, in the hopes that they would solve the stage volume level. These work fine for 1 or 2 people but in no way can they handle any low frequencies. If I try to run any instruments through them they sound VERY tinny. I would only recommend these for a single performer. These do not make good monitors for groups of 3+ instruments and vocals.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just what I wanted

          By Preacher

          from Imperial, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value
          • Quick Setup

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

            These monitors were a great value. After reading MANY reviews, pros and cons, I decided to purchase 4 for our Praise Band. They seem to work great for out use. I tied them into our existing sound system. I am a drummer and it works great for me. The only slight issue that I encountered is that for the drummer or keyboard player, you will need the tilting bracket to be able to tilt your monitor. A simple mic stand will no go low enough.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not a good choice

            By mojo44

            from Newport VT

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Portable

            Cons

            • Terrible Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

              I purchased this monitor a few months ago but just had a gig with my new band this past weekend and used it for the first time. The sound quality was so bad that the whole band agreed I should send it back. Luckily they had an extra monitor for me to use.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The right tool for the job

              By dBaudio

              from Wallingford, CT

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good On Small Stages
              • Good Value
              • More Bass Than Micro Spot
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup

              Cons

              • Needs Big Power Amp

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

              Small monitors at lower volume interfer with front sound less.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hot Spot is Hot!

              By Janice7

              from Williamsport, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

                There is one happy drummer at our church. We've tried numerous monitors for years and Hot Spot has solved the feedback in that area, he can hear everything, fits perfectly in his electric set.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointed - worse than previous model

                By Ephie

                from Montana

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Portable
                • Quick Setup

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

                The new Hot Spot 7 monitors are a huge disappointment, and we returned them immediately. What shocks me is that I've used Hot Spots in the past with great success, but these are completely different in sound quality. I'm no scientist, but I wonder if it's their new "Made with Neolite" feature.

                The bottom line is, they sound tinny and awful, and I wouldn't recommend them for ANY application. The previous generation of Hot Spots did their job as promised - they do not pack very much bass, and yet the sound was full and decent enough to use as stage monitors in quieter applications (e.g. cafes, church, etc.).

                These new ones sounded so horrible that I didn't even want to finish running through songs in practice time - I didn't like the sound of my own voice or guitar at ALL, not to mention all the other voices and instruments. Yuck! I realized I wasn't enjoying hearing myself sing - I wasn't enjoying the music at all, because the sound was so awful. We promptly packed them all up and went back to the original wedge monitors.

                I'm extremely disappointed with Galaxy Audio here. I've used Hot Spots in the past and I stood behind them - in fact, it was me who had recommended we make the investment and buy these. I will not be doing THAT again. Goodbye Hot Spots. Your era is past.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Galaxy Hot Spot 7

                By Bob Flores

                from Bakersfield, CA

                Comments about Galaxy Audio Hot Spot 7 with Volume control:

                These are great little monitors. I bought two of them for starters. Have used them in both indoors and outdoors setting. In-doors they are great especially with the volume control. For the outdoor setting I also use a floor monitor for the bottom end of the vocals. I'm looking to buy one more.

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