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  • Amp/Board Recommendations?

    I have two EV ELX112 (passive, 12in.) speakers, they are rated as 250W continuous, 1000W peak. Any recommendations for a compatible amp, small board (no more than 12 ch.) is appreciated.

     

    Thanks in advance, :-)


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    Budget?  Intended use?  How many monitor mixes will you need?

    More details from you = better answers from us.

     

     

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    • #3

      Intended use is for solo/small act, small/medium venue, acoustic oriented music. Primarily solo, flexible enough for 3-4 piece. When solo, I've been running mono/mon using one of the 112's for a monitor. For a band setup I'd use the 112's as mains and no more than two monitors.

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        Lloyd H. wrote:

        I have two EV ELX112 (passive, 12in.) speakers, they are rated as 250W continuous, 1000W peak. Any recommendations for a compatible amp, small board (no more than 12 ch.) is appreciated.


        A used QSC RMX850 or RMX1450 would be cheap, a bit on the heavy side though. A Peavey IPR1600 if buying new.


        "We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us" - Walt Kelly​

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          When I do a solo or small three piece gig, I dislike messing around with racks and connectors, and maybe adding a spearate EQ. For those gigs, I have a couple of powered mixers on hand. Of course, you would want to get a powered mixer that had at least two separate amps and two separate GEQ's. And IF you ever thought you were going to change to powered speakers then maybe not - but of course if you were going to change to powered speakers, then you wouldn't need the power amp either.

          So the real question is, are you planning on staying passive? If so, my vote would be for a used powered head. Peavey makes some, as does APB, Yamaha, Yorkville and others. Spare yourself the powered Mackie, Nady, Harbinger, Behringer, Phonic, Gemini mixers. I'm not being a snob, it's just that box/powered mixers need to be fairly robust and dependable.

          Here's an example of a box mixer that I've used many times, but you can get them more advanced than this  http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/64/Pro_Audio_Recording/Mixers/Yorkville_Sound/Micromix_800-Watt_Stereo_10_Channel_Powered_Mixer.htm

          I picked up a used powered Yorkville mixer over fifteen years ago for $300.00 and it still gets used at least once a month (Lately I've been using my PA gear five to ten times a month).

          Of course you could start fresh, get a Mackie DL1608 and a couple of active speakers, but that's a whole different road

           

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