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Decent cheap PA for singer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Figjam, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My band just recently got a new singer and unlike the last one, this one doesnt own any sinigng equipment. I dont know anything about this so basically what does he need besides a mic. We're talkin just for band practice in a room, no gigging things.
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Carvin has some pretty good small rigs
  3. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I like the Peavey Escort 2000. 150 watts, 5 channels, eq with feedback locators, mic, all cabling, and it all folds up into a package the size of a suitcase (ok a big suitcase but...;)) And it's reasonable.
  4. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    i would definitely say carvin or peavey. carvin has some deal, 1000/1500? watts for like $1100something :D.
  5. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I too have questions about this stuff, so I'll be watching the thread closely. I did some shopping on line and to me it seems to come down to; How much power do you need? For example - I've noticed that a person can pick up complete PA systems from low end manufacturers such as Kustom or Squier by Fender pretty cheap. They are around $200 and have low power ratings on the amps and small speakers in the monitors - about 80 watts and 10" speakers. Are those systems big enough to be useful? Would those little 80 watt PA systems be enough to amplify vocals in a small practice space enough that the vocals could be heard over a rock drummer and guitars and bass set to match the drummers volume. If the answer to that is no; then how much power would be enough for a practice PA just for rehearsals, not gigs? I hope I'm not steering the thread off track - I thought these questions fit right in so with the original post so I asked. I'll be watching.
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    MF has some great prices on the Yamaha powered mixer and 15" 2-ways.

    I'm pushing my singer at them AND the Carvin 3-way cabs with the powered mixer. I told him that the Peavey stuff is pretty alright too.
  7. our singer uses a cheap mic that has a buit in 1/4 cable. We then plug that into a guitar amp or bass amp. It's good enough for practice.