#1
Apologies if this is in the wrong thread, it's about gear but not guitar gear.

It's about PA's/speakers etc.

I have a PA System. The mixer sucks. I went out and bought a new good one from Peavey, it doesn't power passive speakers and I have passive speakers. I just wasn't paying much attention.

Anyway, what can I do preferably without going out and buying a new mixer, is it possible to power my speakers?
#2
yeah you need to buy a power amp for speakers.
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yeah you need to buy a power amp for speakers.



any recomendations?
#5
You need to provide specs on your speakers before people can make useful recommendations for your power amp.
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A Marshall TSL? Fine for me. All tube 100 Watt head.


And for my speakers I don't know, I bought them second hand. I know little of them, except they each have 2 1/4 jack inputs.

My previous mixer, a Carlsbro is 150 Watts. If that helps?
Last edited by AJScott at Dec 18, 2011,
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Quote by AJScott
A Marshall TSL? Fine for me. All tube 100 Watt head.


And for my speakers I don't know, I bought them second hand. I know little of them, except they each have 2 1/4 jack inputs.

My previous mixer, a Carlsbro is 150 Watts. If that helps?


Do the speakers not tell you the resistance or power needed on the back ?
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Do the speakers not tell you the resistance or power needed on the back ?


Just checked, 16 Ohms & 100 Watt
#9
well you would then match that with a power amp
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well you would then match that with a power amp



Any reccomendations of products to look at?
#11
Not to sure man, I'm pretty sure Behringer would be a good bet
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If anyone could show me what to look at would be a lot of help. I've no idea what to look for, my speakers are 100 Watts each & 16 Ohms that's all I know.

Looking on Behringers website I'm not sure what category I need for a power amp, is it a Studio Outboard?
#16
The resistance (impedance) should be 16 ohms
The power should be less than 100W
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The resistance (impedance) should be 16 ohms
The power should be less than 100W


Why less? I have 2 passive speakers. If each consume 100Watt shouldn't the power be 200?
#18
well the 100w is the max power any more and you'll blow it but if there are two speakers that would explain why your previous mixer was 150w and not 200w (I think).
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Quote by Emperor's Child
well the 100w is the max power any more and you'll blow it but if there are two speakers that would explain why your previous mixer was 150w and not 200w (I think).


Right okay, I cannot seem to find anything because I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for. Can someone reccomend me one or perhaps provide a link to something similar?
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Right okay, I cannot seem to find anything because I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for. Can someone reccomend me one or perhaps provide a link to something similar?

if you have studio monitors go for this
If you have PA speakers go for this
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#22
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=DCM200L

This might be less bucks for the bang and Carvin is a better company than Behringer. I have Behringer geear and it has let me down before. They get a lot of bad press, too. I've never heard any complaints about Carvin, though.

Or you can call Sweetwater at (800) 222-4700 and ask for Ryan Sloan. He'll be able to answer all your questions and stand behind the answers. They don't sell Carvin, but they do sell Behringer and some less expensive options with better reputations.