PA, 12 Channel Powered Mixer, Console Mixer. PA, 4 Channel W PA Mixer, Console Mixer. PA, 6 Channel W PA Mixer, Console Mixer. Find great deals for Carvin Pa Power Transformer – c. Shop with confidence on eBay!. I bought a used Carvin PA W powered mixer that I intend to use as a ” basement PA” only (i.e., probably not for gigs) to run vocal.

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Just about any 8 ohm cabinet will do. Not a hope in hell. My son and most of his bandmates are School of Rock students, so they are getting excellent instruction on performance techniques. They are plywood, use light neodymium magnets in the woofers, a real compression driver for the highs, and a truck bed liner like finish, which many prefer to the carpet “rat fur” of most cheaper cabinets.

I love your advice on moderate stage volumes. My bands Facebook page, https: Join the HC Newsletter. At one point a Ford Model T was just fine for transportation, too. You just have to decide the priorities. This is great for practice, and works as my stage monitor setup so 2 birds with 1 stone and such. I owned and worked with small PAs back in my teens, a long time ago Doesn’t have to be the top of the line. It’s loud and light,and has handled being drug around very well.


Or, use what I use for rehersal It would be OK for annoucements and Bingo Calling.

It is funny seeing old early This is a good thing. Don’t do what we did. What range watts should each wedge be to sound good but avoid distorted vocals or an overheated mixer? My questions is about setting up the PA for vocals: Are the speakers just for rehearsals or are you going to use them for FOH?

Those sound systems from the 60s would be neat to own but they are no longer state of the art. Welcome to the forum. There’s nothing to see here. That means that each 8 ohm speaker would only get watts from the PA Login or Sign Up.

No subs were being used in that college town back then by anyone. Save your money and look for a used Peavey on Craigslist. Is this mixer powerful enough W to use for basement rehearsals? This was one reason I decided the PA was a good deal — my son said they often mix the monitors and mains differently at shows to keep their stage volume in check.

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Should be in the upper half of what’s designed for your needs. Just love how equipment that was fine for making real money in the 60s and 70s isn’t considered adequate to make BS money today. I’d look for something fairly efficient.

I use 4 floor wedge monitors. The music is primarily rock: Catvin was thinking 2×12″ cabs with W RMS capacity Just like most of us started out.


I don’t know about the speakers being suggested, but the Yamaha’s are reasonably efficient. View the Media Kit. Bass, Drums, Guitars, and Keys?

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So now comes the fun part Totally agree about buying quality equipment. Thompson Band promo shots on railroad tracks were cool in I use it as my personal monitor on stage and its clearer than the peaveys that we also use. If you read some of my posts, I repeatedly go through carcin cheap speaker experience.

The earlier they learn to control stage volume the better off they, you and their eventual audiences will be. Too much equipment is always a nice option, but beginning rockers need to go through the “we can only afford Weren’t excessive subs one of the disco inovations?

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May you be in Heaven Half an Hour I took the Road less traveled From there the sky is the limit. In the smallest usable PA you really want to start at rms watts speaker or watts into 4 ohms.

On the other hand they are a no name, with pretty bottom end components. Ultimately you want something that is very efficient too.