Post Number: 919
|Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 7:28 pm: |
I was looking for a decent quality PA for home use and band rehearsals. This will not be for gigging purposes. Any recommendations on a good quality system that won't break the bank?
I was told about the Yamaha Stagepas series.
Post Number: 5705
|Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 7:53 pm: |
I've been using a first generation BOSE L1 for PA in my studio. It works very well and has a much smaller footprint than using either floor monitors, or a couple of mains. These days you should be able to get one for less than a grand.
You might also want to check out the Mackie 808s. A great self-contained 8 channel mixer/stereo power amp. 600 watts per channel and very flexible - you can use one power amp for mains and one for monitors. Or, you can run the power amps just for the mains in stereo and take a line out to a separate power amp for monitors. These days you can pick one up on eBay for less than $500.
Post Number: 920
|Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 9:37 pm: |
Post Number: 1989
|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 4:55 am: |
Don't know how much you want to spend but the Club V series of speakers. Something like the SM12V/CM12V not only works well as a monitor in a larger PA but they also work well as mains for smaller PA needs. I use the CM12V in my PA for vocal monitors and they have held up well. I would combine this with a small powered mixer such as the Mackie. Yamaha also has a selection of small powered mixers. While I have not used them they seem to have reasonable features.
Post Number: 287
|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 10:34 am: |
A pair of QSC K-12 powered monitors work well as mains for small / medium spaces. Combine with the mixer of your choice and you're good 2 go.
FWIW: I've had good luck using a single K-12 with a Sansamp DI as a portable bass rig and with an LR Baggs Venue DI for an acoustic guitar rig.
Post Number: 1032
|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 5:31 pm: |
I use a cheap Behringer board and powered monitors... sounds fine.