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Hello All,
I'm looking at purchasing an acoustic combo amp in the near future and really like the Fender Acoustasonics. I play a Taylor 314-ce and will be looking to gig at small coffee shops, etc. with this amp so the smaller/lighter the amp is the better. That being said, I also want to be able to jam along with my friend with his electric plugged in and be able to cut through a drum set. We're planning on using this for vocals as well (with a SM58).

Would I be able to comfortably do all of that with the Junior DSP (40w) Acoustasonic, or should I just go ahead and save for the SFX II (80w)? I have no problem shelling out the extra money if the investment is worth it, I just don't want to spend all of that money and never turn the amp above '3'.

Also, Is there any difference between the effects/features of the amps between the 40 and 80w models (i.e. delay, chorus, etc.)?

Any information/suggestions would be very much appreciated! Thanks - Rob.
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you cant use acoustic combos for mic and guitar And expect to cut thru a mix. especially a drummer. volumes start getting cut in half.

i've and owned a bunch of combos and i've come to the conclusion that if you need power and a good clean sound for acoustics and for vocals, get yourself a portable PA system and have at it.

it's way more versatile, and you'll get way more use out of it.

yamaha makes really nice PAs in a medium price range.
Jenneh

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#4
Ya, I would say the same. Depends how much you want to spend. I know someone will reply to this saying their **** but Kustom Profile II PA's are something you should check out (or something similar). They come with the suitcase carrier and have small low profile speakers that would be pretty good for coffee shop gigs and such, it is what I use mine for alot of times. And about them being ****, I like it and am happy with it so I'd say at least check it out.
#5
Thank you jj and atkinsob. Yea I don't really know how PA systems work. I'm going to do some research on the subject right now but basically I think I understand the basics. You have your amp, you mic it and plug it into a mixer along with everyone else who is Mic'ed up and run the mixer out to a couple of speakers (and monitors if you want). Anyone have any good links/resources for learning about different types of PA systems and the components involved? Thanks in advance for your help. - Rob
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the phonics are getting wicked good reviews. i was thinking of picking one up for the house.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=pa+system&st=


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http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-780-S715-PA-Package?sku=630490

How's that one look? It's going to be me (guitar), bass, keyboard, drums, and 2 vocals mics.

Just so I can be a little bit more knowledgeable about PA systems, what's the difference between that Phonic set and this Yamaha: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-EMX512SCBR15-PA-Package?sku=630199 (I can read the descriptions, but I mean what am I getting for the extra $500 that I'm spending?) Would it be worth the extra investment for a package like this? Thanks - Rob
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well they both have 15" speakers. (a plus) but both are of different quality.
the phonic is an 200W intermediate pa system. probably very nice for the money.

yamaha, is a semi pro, 8 channel 2x500W, system. comes with a higher quality mic, cables, stands (for projecting and probably better effects)
yamaha is a trusted name in better than intermediate, Pa systems.

the phonic series, is getting good reviews but is new to the market.

if you play a lot of gigs that dont provide any sort of pa system. then i guess the yamaha is probably the way to go.

but i've found that most of the time, a pa is supplied at venue, and for practice and some party gigs, something from the phonic series should be pretty good.

also, keep in mind that these packs all provide a powered mixer, 2 speakers, and accessories. all parts vary in quality.

you might be able to get a used yamaha powered mixer like in that picture for about half the price on your local craigs list.


edit: just to add. a power mixer, is a mixer /amp combo.
power amps and mixers are also sold separately.
personally i like it all in one. but as systems get more expensive you'll find they come
in more "parts".
Jenneh

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Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for all your help.
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#11
I have those phonic speakers, they are really good. Especially for the price. (I picked up the pair for £50 though, so I'm a tiny bit biased to thinking they're a bargain).
They don't half shift some air!

Never used a yamaha system, but they're a trusted brand and will be very good.

Edit: I can't find the RMS handling of those speakers, but it sure as hell won't be 500 watts. So careful on that front. You will have to be really careful not to overdrive the speakers.

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#12
Ok, thank you willie
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