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What's a good type of portlable PA/speakers/monitors sound system for use in bar gigs, small venues, and sometimes even outdoors? It has to have at least 8 channels and power for a six piece rock/funk/reggae band. If it can be transported easily, that's a good thing, too.

The reason I ask is because I'm not too stoked on our current setup. I think everything could sound better if we upgraded to some new equipment.
 

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How much would you like to spend?

Truthfully, it's much cheaper in the long run to rent, and hire a decent sound guy.
 

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bfoster64 said:
What's a good type of portlable PA/speakers/monitors sound system ...for a six piece rock/funk/reggae band.
Two Yorkville U15P for tops, two Yorkville UCS1P for subs (you said you were playing rock, funk and reggae, you'll want the subs). Four FBT Verve 12M and two QSC PLX2 1804 for monitors.

And a Yamaha 01V96v2 for the FOH console. Total system cost, about $10,500, not including shipping, tax, road cases, mics, stands, or cables, so add another $5,000 for the ancillary equipment.

Do you have a lower price point in mind?
 

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JC, you're a BAAAD man. Accurate, however.;):D

You forgot storage and transportation costs. heehee
 

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"reasonably priced" depends on your perspective. For what you are tying to do, or at least what you described, $10,000-$15,000 IS reasonable. I know guys working at that level that run $30,000-$40,000 systems (yeah, bar band gigs, NOT festivals).

Let's start over.

Give me a complete run down on the equipment you ALREADY have, AND your full instrumentation, and give me a detailed description about what it is that you aren't happy with, layman's terms are fine (actually better). Then we can start figuring out what needs to be changed/improved upon.
 
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"reasonably priced" depends on your perspective. For what you are tying to do, or at least what you described, $10,000-$15,000 IS reasonable. I know guys working at that level that run $30,000-$40,000 systems (yeah, bar band gigs, NOT festivals).

Let's start over.

Give me a complete run down on the equipment you ALREADY have, AND your full instrumentation, and give me a detailed description about what it is that you aren't happy with, layman's terms are fine (actually better). Then we can start figuring out what needs to be changed/improved upon.
Old post but kudos to man!
 

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A long dead post that never got the OP to come back and elaborate on what he needed.

Some of the gear choices have changed as most of the Yorkville speakers aren't available any more and there are better console choices now.

Should we start a new thread about budget level bar gig sound systems?
 
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I was fortunate enough to play two pretty big room in the past few week - one of them a theater configuration with a balcony and a pit. Both of them were running new Midas consoles and the FOH guy (in both cases) did a lot of mixing on an iPad.
 

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Yeah man. Live sound systems have really improved a few notches in just a few short years.
Give me a week or so to do some research. I'll start a thread with a bargain basement budget and a more mid level budget system. There's definitely some new tech that will make things a bit easier.
 
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