Hello everyone, I'm looking for some insight on setting up a P.A. system for a 3-piece band. First of all, it's a work in progress; our current setup is a disaster. We've got an old PA 600W head with 2 passive 15" mains. I've just ordered 2 Seismic Audio active subwoofers to add to the mix (Subs) We've also got a Behringer mixing board to work with (Behringer Xenyx 2442 FX mixing board - Mixer)
The head and mains we have are pretty dated and we're looking to replace them soon. Right now, we run the guitar (not mic'd) through a regular guitar amp, and the bass is played through a typical combo amp and fed through the mixer, along with the vocals, to the PA - the mains we have can barely handle the low range of the bass, so the volume is very low on the board. The end-goal is to have everything ran through the board to get a good mix.
My question really pertains to the subs I've just purchased. Will these subs power the current mains we have? In other words, will we be able to retire the old-school peavey head and just run everything through the mixer - to the subs - to the mains? I'm assuming the mains we have now handle upwards of 150 rms, I ask because this matches perfectly with each sub's satellite output signal. I'm also assuming the low pass filter on the subs will help control how much of the low end gets sent to the mains.
I've been reading up on this for a few days, and I can't really come up with a definitive answer - obviously there's more than one way to skin a cat. I guess i'm just looking for feedback and suggestions.
Sorry for the amateurish question, i'm rather new to this type of thing ( and I"m on a tight budget - that's a nicer way of saying i'm flat broke!)