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#139251 - 01/11/05 03:55 AM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10758
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Phil,
That power booster is for car audio (12 volts) and won't help you out.
What kind of mixer do you have? Sounds like you'd be better served with a powered mixer. Less to carry, and faster hookup too.
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#139252 - 01/11/05 07:10 AM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 8680
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Phil, Did you read the reviews from customers at the site you posted?

They were very negative..

I think you should upgrade from what you purchased...maybe you can return the speaker cabinet..
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#139253 - 01/11/05 07:12 AM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 6591
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Pennywiz..as I said, I bought 2 of these little guys for my grandson and then two more for back-ups for me. They handle 300 watts with no problem. We use them for outside DJ work. The cabinets are 8 ohm.

The suggestion to get a used PA head with integral mixer is good. I've seen small used 100-200 watt Peavy and Kustom heads for under $100.00 at some local music stores.

Maby someone on the forum has something that would work and be in your price range.

We're using the little Nady 160 watt 4-channel heads listed in the same page of Musicians Friend for back ups. They're $129.00 and seem to work fine.


Russ

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#139254 - 01/11/05 01:39 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
Pennywizz6 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 434
Loc: Shakopee, MN, USA
I have a behringer 8 channel mixer. And I love it! Id rather avoid bringing anything back, just for the fact shipping will be a fortune! Ive been looking at power amps and couldnt find anything thats cheap enough.

Russ, how do you like ur speakers?

Thanks,

Phil

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#139255 - 01/11/05 02:07 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 6591
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Phil...the build quality of the Nady cabinets is a little cheesy, but these little things will take the power! Last week-end, we used 4 of them at a car show with over 1000 attending. They did fine. We drove them with two 200 watt Carvin heads at 3/4 volume. At $69.00 (what I paid in November)
they compare favorably with $200.00 Carvins or $249.00 Yamahas.

I generally use my Carvin 12's or 15's just because I bought these Nady's for my grandson's band (they're 12 years old and AWFUL!). These cabinets and the little $129.00 head are great for that application. I then bought two more cabinets and an additional head for a back-up for me. Used that combination 3 times now when I was
alternating between two rooms in a hotel. They are fine for the price.

I think you've made a good choice for a cabinet, and I'd look at the head. If you were close by I 'd let you try it out!


Good luck,


Russ

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#139256 - 01/11/05 03:58 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
Pennywizz6 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 434
Loc: Shakopee, MN, USA
With the car amp, (http://www.buyreliant.com/caudio/906.htm) is it possible to run it through a trasformer or something from 120v to 12v? Would that particular product work with the inputs it has? I just need something, anything, for under a hundred bucks that is suitable.

Thanks,

Phil

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#139257 - 01/11/05 04:58 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
msutliff Offline
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Registered: 03/08/01
Posts: 640
Loc: Cottage Grove, MN, USA
Hey Phil,

How about $99?

Click Here...

-mike

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#139258 - 01/11/05 05:00 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
Pennywizz6 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 434
Loc: Shakopee, MN, USA
Mike, thanks for the link, I think if nothing else pops up im going to have to get that one. It is 200 watts at 8 ohms though, will that be enough?

Phil

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#139259 - 01/11/05 06:48 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
msutliff Offline
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Registered: 03/08/01
Posts: 640
Loc: Cottage Grove, MN, USA
Hey Phil,

Here's the link to your speaker's manual:

Click Here...

150 Watts RMS / 300 Watts Peak / 91.5 db @ 1W/1M

I would think a 200 Watt amp would be fine for light to moderate use. Of course, the numbers can't tell ya how it's gonna sound in the end. That's something you'll have to decide. I hope you find something that works for ya. I remember all the agonizing I went through with my first PA...Trying to find something that would work with only pennies to spend.

I noticed you're from Shakopee...I work at the U.

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#139260 - 01/11/05 06:55 PM Re: Got my speaker, Few Q's
Pennywizz6 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 434
Loc: Shakopee, MN, USA
Thanks Mike! Go Vikings! Haha, I cant beleive they beat the Packers, I was shocked. So you work at the U of M I take it? Thats interesting, my brother is actually starting there on monday. Hes pretty nervous because hes only a junior, but im sure will get through it. What exactly do you do there?

I talked to somebody at the place where I was originally going to buy the pyle amp, and they claim they will match what it was the other day. I hope they do, that will be loads off my back, ill call them tomorrow!

Thanks for the help,

Phil

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