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Our band found a PV 2000 system for sale, couldn't find many reviews, but it has some good speakers and includes monitors.

My question is how to test how 'good' the PA sounds (ie. does it color the sound or distort)

My initial thought would be to plug in a high quality (FLAC) music player with a song we know well and see how it sounds. That way we wouldn't have to lug all our equipment to some dude's house (unless that's a better idea)
#3
Just be aware that a PA is not a hifi. Don't expect it to sound like one. If you go into it with that in mind then yeah, a music player is a decent way to do it.
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Quote by ToneMasterDelux
Our band found a PV 2000 system for sale, couldn't find many reviews, but it has some good speakers and includes monitors.

My question is how to test how 'good' the PA sounds (ie. does it color the sound or distort)

My initial thought would be to plug in a high quality (FLAC) music player with a song we know well and see how it sounds. That way we wouldn't have to lug all our equipment to some dude's house (unless that's a better idea)


A good plan. I also bring a mic just to quickly verify the input chnls all work. Crank it up to 0db on the meters and give her a listen. On an abused system, the HF horns are often the first to die.
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