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PA System Advice

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:11 pm
by Bant's Bluz
Earlier I posted a chance to pick up a Fender Passport, alas that didn't pan out. When it comes to PA systems I don't know my elbow from my A**hole, so I'm seriously in need for some knowledgeable feedback.

What I "think" I need is a system that has a minimum of four inputs, 5 to 6 would be even better. It would be used for small venues. My budget is in the $500ish dollar range, US denomination. I've looked at Beheringers, Fender Passports, and some others whose names escape me at the moment.

I would be using one to two electric Gits, a couple of mics, and a porchboard. My needs, I think are not fancy and this unit wouldn't be hauled around a lot.

Any thoughts, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

Re: PA System Advice

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:49 pm
by 1four5
I bought a 200 watt Matrix B52 system from Guitar Center in 2005. It was right at $500 with the speaker stands and roller bag. We've abused that thing, between two bands, and over 500 gigs and counting. 5 channels. Basic effects. Perfect for a small bar. My only gripe is no moniter channel... but we get by that with in-line hot spots.

Re: PA System Advice

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:59 am
by Bant's Bluz
1four5, thanks for the input, but since everything around me has gone to shite since yesterday afternoon, I may as well make an ass of myself and ask the question, "What are hot spots"

Re: PA System Advice

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:41 pm
by 1four5
Small, stand mounted, in-line, passive moniters with just and "in" and "out" jacks. You just put them in line between the PA and the mains, and you get the full mix in the moniters. We love em!
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