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Gideon Sylvan
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I have searched everywhere in these forums and online, and can not find a portable cheap amplifier/speakers for a microphone. I already have the microphone and a guitar amp, but the guitar amp has a few problems for my show. So I anyone knows where to find a cheap amp/spaker to amplify my voice, please post.
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dragonchaos91
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How much money are you willing to spend?
magic4u02
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I use and love the Fender Passport 150 system. It is so versatile and I can use it from anything from an outdoor kid show up to filling sound for an entire theater. It has 3 main channels plus a 4th channel for your stero hook in etc. Each channel has it's own controls and it sets up fast and packs down even faster. The speakers connect into the main counsel so when attached it carried like a small suitcase. If you have any questions, let me know.

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Gideon Sylvan
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I don't want to spend over $100, $50 if possible. I mean all I am looking for is a speaker, how can they be so much?
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Well if you only are willing to spend that much, then you are not going to find much out there that is top quality and gfood sound. Remember that if the audience can not hear you and can not hear you WELL with clarity, then there is no point even performing. Make your sound system a quality one. It is an investment that will pay itself off in a few gigs anyways.

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Gideon Sylvan
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The problem is I am 15, and I only get about a show a month. So I don't have too much money, that is why I bought the guitar amp. However, the mic does not work when my CD player is pluged into it, so I must plug the CD player in and out when wanting to play music. Right now I am looking at http://magicsells.com/ for a cheap sound system. But then I would have two microphones and that is just pointless.

I found some stuff, tell me what you guys think...

Click Here!

Click Here!

Any thoughts in terms of amplification with mics?
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I suggest going without a sound system until you can afford something that's worth having. $100 can't buy anything, but something really lame. My entire system with mike stand, speaker stand, Gimcrack mike holder, cables, Sennheiser e845s mike and a Crate Limo amp was about $600 USD. I think my system is really basic, although, if I needed something bigger, a soundman should have been hired.
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I would suggest getting yourself more shows and working on your show and marketing to allow yourself to gain more experience. Then as you get more shows, you will have the money to invest in a better sound system.

If you are currently only doing one show a month, then perhaps a sound system at this point in your magic is not the right timing for you. It just is not worth buying a cheap sound system as the sound will also be cheap.

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I like Kyle's advice (big surprise, right?). The fact is, I would start saving your money from gigs as well, and ask if they have a sound system you can use (and you'll go on many "adventures" with this one, I assure you!)until you've saved up about a grand or so. Try a Peavey Escort 150, very nice (there are others like it or better). That's my advice.
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A good Fendor Passport 150 system is a great system for around $650.00 and will serve you very very well. Thanks Chris for the kind words. I appreciate it.
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Hi Swiss:

Are you looking for a system that will allow you to plug in both a microphone and a CD player? Also, how will you be using this (what types of shows)?

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Gideon Sylvan
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I understand the fact that it is a waist in a way to buy one now. But think about some of the stuff you have, maybe a vanishing cane. You started with the plastic, and then move on to the metal. There are tons of examples just like that. I relize the sound of a speaker for $50 would not be that great, but it's a start. I already have an amp that I use with a CD player, and now am looking for somthing simple and sweet to use with my microphone. When I get enough money, I will upgrade to the larger sound systems.

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Check out Ebay, theres bound to be someone with a speaker. And if you cant buy one (at the moment) maybe borrow one from a friend.
Gideon Sylvan
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What do you guys think of the ones from the links above?
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Kyle's inputs have really been helpful since I am also looking for a good sound system. Thanks Kyle!
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While I do have a nice workable sound system, I don't relish the idea of carrying it to a birthday party or daycare, along with a suitcase table and extra suitcase filled with hats and other supplies. So today I went to Radio Shack (now called "The Source" in Canada) and purchased the little system shown on magicsells.com

It sounds great in our living room, but the real test will come on Tuesday when I do my next show. I asked the store salesman if I could return it next week if it didn't meet my requirements this week, and he said that would be fine. So I figured I had nothing to lose anyway. I don't know how much they're selling for in other Radio Shack stores, but I paid $49.95 in Canadian Funds ($40.14 US).

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Hi,
Why not just buy a cheap mixer for the system you already have? radio shack will sell them. this will allow you to put the cd and mic in your amp and give you a controlled volume mix, this would suffice while you save your money for a better system
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Both Phillip and Brian offer solutions that might work for you and keep your cost down. Just make very sure that your sound quality is excellent and that the music and your voice is not distoted in any way or form. I can not stress this enough. If the audience has problems hearing you, your show will suffer greatly. So if you are going the cheap route or investing in a powerful and good system, test them out first ane make sure the quality of sound is what you need it to be.

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Well, many "boom boxes" have a mic input for karaoke, such as:

http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?......amp;fp=F


This if fine for small shows, but you will need a professional system sooner than later.
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You may also look ionto a Pig Nose amplification system. They are light weight and portable but not sure there is an input for sound. You can look into that though. Just another option for you.
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