hey guys, I'm looking for a cheap PA system that would be good enough for a garage band to practice with.
are PA system packages, like start guitar packs, sort of a ripoff?
my price range is only around 300-350, so i'm not really sure what I would be able to buy.

1. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier-by-Fender-4-Channel-PA-System-100895127-i1153305.gc
anyone own or hear anything good about this? it's squier's new cheap PA package system

2. or would it be better just to buy: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-EUROLIVE-S1020-10--2-Way-Speaker-600694-i1394920.gc
and a cheap mixer: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-EURORACK-UB1202-Mixer-631236-i1153479.gc

option 1: $269.99
option 2: around $140

I'm not really sure how PA systems work or anything, so would buying a mixer and a speaker be enough? I already have some cheap microphones. Thanks you guys.
I would try and find a used peavey pass port. They are an all in one small pa. Great beginners pa then you can move up from there.
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well, i looked up the passport and it was around $399 i think. I couldn't really find any used either? could anybody please recommend a PA system package or specific mixers/speakers/poweramps I could buy together to create my own PA system that would cost around 300 dollars? I just need to get a cheap system together that will be sufficient for band practice. thanks!
i need a cheap one to. anyone??
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