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    hey guys;i have a PA problem.i'm solo 99 % of the time.dont own a pa yet .just playy thru an acoustic amp.i wanna try the powered speakers with a small mixer ;but first i wanna try a powered speaker into my amp;cause i have a bigger gig comin up.does anyone use a powered speaker "out" from an amp?thx![does my question make sense to anyone]

  • #2
    This works better depending on the options you have for line level outs on your amp. Pre v. post effects, cab simulation, etc.

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    • #3
      Basically you should be able to run a 1/4" from the amp "line out" to a "line in" on the powered speaker.

      Make sure that the output signal from the amp is not "line" while the powered speaker is expecting "mic level." You'll know this if you have to turn the amp "line out" way down to make it work.

      You can fix it usually with a DI box: Amp "line out" as 1/4" -> DI Box out as "mic cable" -> powered speaker "mic in".
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      • #4
        you are talking backwards. The amp would go into the powered speakers, not the other way around. And as stated, the line-out on your amp should be able to feed them a suitable signal.
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        • #5
          thats what i meant;amp into powered speaker....has anyone ever set up like this before???

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          • #6
            I have never done this because my sound system sounds so freakin' good. I could not imagine using a separate amplifier. I use the JBL PRX 612's which are out of some folks price range ($700-$800 ea.) but the ROI is worth it. I just recently purchased a TC G-Natural and I'll be working it into the act also.
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            • #7
              hey telecruiser;what is an ROI and is a tc natural something for vocals?thx!

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              • #8
                hey telecruiser;what is an ROI and is a tc natural something for vocals?thx!


                ROI = Return On Investment To me meaning it is worth what I paid for it and maybe a little more.

                The TC G-Natural (made by TC Electronics) is a floor model effects processor for acoustic guitar. You are easily able to access eith factory programs or custom built (by yourself) programs.

                http://www.tcelectronic.com/g-natural.asp



                My JBL 612's

                http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/general/Product.aspx?PId=360&MId=3

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                • #9
                  Man I wish I could! Too expensive though right now.



                  The TC G-Natural (made by TC Electronics) is a floor model effects processor for acoustic guitar. You are easily able to access eith factory programs or custom built (by yourself) programs.

                  http://www.tcelectronic.com/g-natural.asp



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                  • #10
                    thats what i meant;amp into powered speaker....has anyone ever set up like this before???
                    well, sure. People are constantly sending a line-out from their stage amp to the main PA.
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                    -For Sale:
                    -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                    -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                    - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                    - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                    - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                    • #11
                      Man I wish I could! Too expensive though right now.


                      Yeah, it was pricey. The only way I justified it was It was way too cool and a friend of mine is a TC dealer so it was only $548 for me.
                      Some write songs for themselves and some write songs for other people. Both get the audience they asked for.

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                      • #12
                        If you like the way your amp sounds
                        Mike the amp
                        It will sound different if you take the signal pre speaker
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                        • #13
                          hey john;i would like to try that sometime but i don't own a PA.need a small PA .

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