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Isaiah
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Ok I am sure this has been posted way to mant times, but what is the best sound equipment you use for shows that would support about 200 people. I also would need it to obviously allow me to use a wireless mic. Can you give me some web sites? Thank you..
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If I had to start over, I'd probably get the Crate Limo (battery operated) for smaller or no power gigs and the yamaha stagepas 300 for larger shows.

do a google and you'll find them.

there is also one that was recommended here where you could daisychain the speakers together and instead of a PA, they were called 'powered speakers'. that could also be nice becuase you could bring one speaker or bring two.

there are recent threads on this.

this one was discussed too as you'll see and seems promising
http://www.pasosound.com/wpcs50.shtml


don't skimp and get something like the florida pa system. its sux for all but very small shows. sound is bad, and it's not cheap. I hated it.


and always carry a wired mic a mic stand, and a Gim-crack just in case.
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SteveB
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Great advice but what is a Gim-crack??
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Isaiah
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Thanx I was looking at that Florida PA system and almost bought it. Thank you for the advice.

Posted: Aug 12, 2006 7:34am
How much is the WPCS50? it doesn't list it on the web site??? How can I buy it?
Regan
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Check out the Fender Passport. I have the PD 250.

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To answer Steve B's question, a Gim-crack is a microphone holder for hand held mics. I carry one as well. I use a Countryman headset mic but if something unforeseen should happen, I have a hand held mic and the Gim-crack as a backup.

I also have a Fender PD250 and it serves me very well with audiences up to about 300 people.
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Thanks Doug, now I don't have to describe it as "That thing you put the thing in"

2 cool small PA systems to check out.

1. Kustom Profile 2
http://www.kustom.com/pa_systems/profile/profile_two.asp

I think this sounds way better than the Kustom Profile 1. It's 300 watts and
with a roller bag for the speakers, a bag for the head and speaker stand bags
it is a nice small, easy package.
Only thing is you have to use Kustom speaker stands unless you buy the
adapters.

2. B52 Matrix 200
http://www.b-52pro.com/models/Matrix200.html

I have not heard this system but all of the B52 stuff I have heard sounds good
and is a lot of power for the money. It also comes with the cases so
you don't look like a traveling Garage Sale.

Check them out.
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When it comes to PA suggestions, Isaiah, you'll get so many opinions, because everyone tends to feel that THEIR system is the best. SO....

I opted to buy the Yamaha STAGPAS 300 Portable PA System, based in part on comments made about it on the Café. MSRP is $549, however, I bought a new one off of eBay for about $80 less (And that was with shipping).

The previous comments on the Café mentioned that it had very good low end, and it does. A singer/songwriter/performer friend hooked up his mic & guitar to it, and preceeded to "test it out" for about 2 hours. He was amazed at the sound quality, and the simplicity of the little mixer that comes with it. He told me that he had used many small systems and that this one was by far the best. Anyway, the cords, cables etc will store in the back of one of the speakers, and the mixer attaches to the back of the other, making it very portable.

I'm pleased with it, but it's not the only decent system out there. The Café is recently divded into the Fender Passport camps and the StagPas camps. Anything is better than nothing though.

A link to view the Yamaha:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Y......u=480818
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I recommend the Yamaha as well
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