#1
What is the cheapest PA system I could get that could be used for gigs and band practices? It would have the vocals put through and maybe a keyboard or electro-acoustic now and again. It would have to be capable of at least 4 inputs.

Also I'm getting this mixer for recording anyway: http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/yamaha-mg-8-2-fx/67180 So could I use that as the mixer for the PA as well as recording so then I basically just need to buy speakers?

Anything from this page suitable? http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/p.php?n=209

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#2
The cheapest PA is the Squier PA. But as long as u have a mixer, u only need a mic and speakers.
#3
Well you get what you pay for - low end PA's are utter crap and are almost always not worth spending whatever small amount of money they cost.
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#4
My band uses a Kustom Profile System One (http://www.zzounds.com/item--KUSPRO1PA). It's at a reasonable price, and it handles keyboards, vocals, and guitars fairly well. It technically has 6 inputs (1 specifically for guitar, 4 mics/lines, and a CD input that you can also use as a line input). We've used it for small gigs of about 20-30 people over drums and bass (the guitar, vocals, and keyboard were all plugged into the PA). It handled everything fine. I think you may even be able to use it for larger audiences, but I can't say for sure until I actually try it.

In addition, it's pretty easy to use and it has lots of built in effects. And if you ever need anything louder, you can plug in another powered speaker through the In/Out jack.

But since you already have a mixer it may not be worth it. I suggest you read some reviews and decide what you're going to be using your PA for (small/medium-small gigs are fine for this system). There's lots of PA systems out there and the Profile is just my first one, so this is just my 2 cents really. Look around some more, and good luck!
#5
This is going to be a noob question to the extreme but here goes.

Can i use my mixer with some monitors as my PA for playing live?
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What is the cheapest PA system I could get that could be used for gigs and band practices? It would have the vocals put through and maybe a keyboard or electro-acoustic now and again. It would have to be capable of at least 4 inputs.

Also I'm getting this mixer for recording anyway: http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/yamaha-mg-8-2-fx/67180 So could I use that as the mixer for the PA as well as recording so then I basically just need to buy speakers?

Anything from this page suitable? http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/p.php?n=209

Cheers


upgrade to the MG10/2 mixer as it will give you a send channel which you can use in the record look and use everything else, (main and studio outs) for monitoring.

a mixer isn't the best setup for recording.....
Best thing is a mixer with firewire interface built in like the Mackie Oynx series

for a budget get a full kit used though ebay or something with a powered mixer, monitors, stands, and be sure to get a mixer with enough inputs for all your instruments.

spend a lot on your PA and you'll be very happy.
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to the post above mine:
you need either powered monitors and an unpowered mixer
or
an amp for unpowered monitors and an unpowered mixer
or (the most common setup for small PA rigs)
a unpowered monitors and a powered mixer.
Last edited by moody07747 at Nov 3, 2007,
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oh right thanks a lot
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