Posted by Alan Hamilton on July 24, 2004 at 01:19:08:
In Reply to: Piecing together a PA posted by Reeko on July 17, 2004 at 15:11:43:
I'd recommend seeing what other bands in your market are using and build a bit of a shopping list from that to get an idea of where your budget needs to be.
You don't necessarily have to buy the same pieces, and obviously some parts like processing can wait. You can substitute in places if you do it wisely (ie: they have KT DN360 EQ's... you can get DBX1231). OTOH, don't substitute unwisely and get cheap junk EQ's. Other areas... they have Crown MA amps you might want to look at something like the same basic power but in the QSC RMX line. Or split the difference and get into the PLX line for a little more money but a MAJOR weight savings.
First things first tho... go see those other bands and take notes. Notice the common denominators in the PA's that sound good.... and for that matter... the PA's that sound bad. Of course you can't discount the effect of a good sound person and talented musicians.
Ok... that's my .02...
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