#1
Hello!

I'm planning on buying a PA for my bands rehearsal place, with the budget of 750$.
I live in Sweden, but I'll most likley order from thomann.

I'll need a Power Mixer, two monitors and a cheap but yet good microphone (Perhaps 2 mics, depending on the price).
I've been looking at this http://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_pmp_2000.htm, any opinions?

It costs alot, but I guess I should get the quality stuff? Right now I'm running 2 microphone through some sort of kareoke box into a guitar amp with a blown speaker

Also, what kind of mics are best for avoiding feedback loops? That's a big problem for my band.

Any ideas?
#2
If the monitors can be kind of cheap(?), then I might afford a shure sm 58 microphone, and our other singer (who only does harmonies) can use the other mic, which actually is pretty good.
#3
Is this just for your rehearsal room, or are you hoping to use it for gigs too?

Hell, if it's just for one or two vocalists in a practice room, all you really need is a mic and a powered 10" speaker. Certainly €750 seems like overkill for a basic rehearsal PA.


For mics, the best cheap mic I've come across is the Samson Q7 - it's absolutely on par with the SM58 (in both sound quality and durability) for only €30.

If you wanted to spend a little more, the Blue enCORE 100, Electrovoice N/D 767 and AKG D5 absolutely destroy the SM58 in my opinion (and yet they're all cheaper!). Don't buy into that 'industry standard' crap.
#4
I wouldn't go for a powered mixer myself, I would rather do a separate mixer and poweramp. especially if it was going to be a gigging setup. that might just be me though.

if all you are looking to do right now is get something set up for a rehearsal space, I would agree with kyle and just go for a powered speaker. a simple mixer (I have a peavey, but there are quite a few out there) and even just one speaker will do you for a practice space. shouldn't be very hard to pick up a half decent setup for a practice space for your budget.
#5
I used to use that Behringer Powered Mixer in a band years ago. That little sucker was louder than hell and had great onboard effects. We used them with Behringer 15" cabinets and had a pretty good vocal sound, but we only used it for vocals, not anything else. Every now and then we'd run a bass DI into it and it sounded pretty decent. I'd recommend it
#6
The thing is, we need louder vocals at out rehearsals, y' know, hard hitting drummer, but I don't know if we'll ever use it for gigs later on.

The feedback is also a big "!", that's a reason why we can't turn it up.