#1
So doing a little research i found that the main difference between a mixer and a PA is that a PA is powered and puts out wattage. So my question is simple. Would i be able to run a mixer to a power amp out to speakers as a makeshift PA? Is it doable? And as a Power amp would a stereo amp work? Thanks in advance.
#2
Yes.

a local venue i go to does that, has a stereo mixer going out to two racks full of power amps behind the speakers

edit: it's a little safer to have the power amps right behind or very near the speakers instead of by the mixer so their is less of a chance of someone tripping over wires leading to 1000watts of death
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#3
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run a mixer to a power amp out to speakers

That's basically what a PA System is.


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#4
ya man, thats what i use, i have a Peavey mixer, and i use an 800w two channel amp to power my speakers, i mean that is actually the good way to do it. most of the time you when you have big PA's there will just be a rack full of amps
#5
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That's basically what a PA System is.


This. Actually its exactly what a PA system is. Just one setup by you.
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#6
Awesome, thanks guys. Me and the band were about to go spend 500+ on a PA and i realized i could get a 8 channel mixer for less than half the price and i have this 500 watt amp powering this decade old radio my dad has, i thought it would work but there was no way in hell i was gonna blow something up without consulting UG Thanks so much for the help.
#7
lol, thats what we did for our school grad, cept we used about 5000 watts of power amp, we didnt quite realize what we were doing we just grabbed everything.
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