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Recommendations for a good portable PA system

r9player

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Something that can take a Mic., instrument and an Aux and cater to a small room like 100-200 people.
For now I don't have a price ceiling but if you could post any recommendation and how much it would cost be great.
thanks!
 

GCDEF

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What kind of volumes and instrument?

There's a female with an acoustic guitar that opens for us sometimes. She uses one of those Bose L1 thingies. For what she does it works surprisingly well and it's very quick and easy to move around and set up. It's not enough for rock band kind of sounds and levels though.
 

r9player

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Yah the Bose L1 came to my mind as well. Perhaps a tat on the high side for expenses.
Instrument, maybe guitar, more likely keyboard.
Volume doesn't have to be that high either, low medium volume I'd think.
 

TrickinSid

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Mackie 808m worked great for our cover band.
Keep a fan on it when it's real hot.
Speakers?....that's personal preference IMO.
 

Nelson89

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Bose L1 without a doubt is the most portable and very good sounding from my experience...it IS a little on the expensive side though. I got mine 2nd hand for about $1500AUD, so if you know where to look, it can be had for a good price. But IMO even at full retail price, its worth it if you're regularly gigging...after all, i've paid more for amps and guitars...
 

billyguitar

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Check out www.carvin.com . I've been using their 8 and 12 channel heads for years. I'm not as crazy about their speakers but I like the powered mixers. They're speakers aren't bad, they just don't sound as good as my EVs, but the EVs are much more money. They have a 6 channel head and two speakers for about $700. You would probably want some poles too.
One time at a car show here they were using a Peavey Escort for CDs and announcements. I was quite impressed. For acoustic duos and small bands one of these rigs would be fine. $650 with a mic, speakers stands, all the cables, quite a bargain.
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Escort-3000-Portable-PA-System?sku=476310
 

Nelson89

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Yeh i agree...obviously there's a huge support for Bose products in this thread, but thats just us, we could all be bias since we own Bose equipment haha. Go to Guitar Center and other stores and try out a few and get whatever suits your needs the most efficiently. Don't buy the first thing you see, play through a few at a few different places.
 

dk123123dk

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I would think a pair of powered speakers would fit the bill nicely.

Just purchase the brand/size that you need for your requirements.


dk
 




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