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how big for PA support

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by rptrsn2, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    at what point does pa support become neccesary, we have a 300w peavey pa head that we use for just vocals and just our amps for instruments. most bigger places have a house system. Is there alot of benefit in small and medium (50-300 people) to running everything thru a pa/board sys?
  2. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    There's always a benefit. A good PA will reproduce the bass+bass drum couple a lot better and that always leads to a better overall sound and intelligibility.
  3. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten

    Plus you can book more gigs for yourself. The PA you have is good for practice, not for gigs.
  4. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Forgot to mention: as a rule of thumb, you need at least 10W per person in the audience. Yes, that means a 5000W PA to play for 500 people.

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