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    Hi all just after a bit of info regarding mixers.

     

    We currently use a Mackie profx12, and a Phonic am844d USB (just for the drums)

    have stumbled across a good price on a 2nd hand Peavey 24fx mixer

     

    Clearly we would only need to use the one mixer if we went for that one, is it much of an upgrade? We don't use the phonic for all our live shows only when we mic more than the bass drum

     

    Or is there a better option out there

     

    Thanks in advance for your responses


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    Not knowing the age and condition of the mixer, it's had to say whether or not it represents an up-grade.  If it's a real bargin ask yourself why?

    Considering you can get an Allen&Heath ZED-22FX for under $ 800 think carefully.

     

    Thanks,
    Bill Cronheim
    Enterainment Systems Corporation
    Back stage since 1973

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    • Craig Vecchione
      Craig Vecchione commented
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      It would also be very helpful if you give us some background info on what the band needs. Monitor mixes, number of current channels needed, and budget limit would be a very good start.


    • WynnD
      WynnD commented
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      BillESC wrote:

      Not knowing the age and condition of the mixer, it's had to say whether or not it represents an up-grade.  If it's a real bargin ask yourself why?

      Considering you can get an Allen&Heath ZED-22FX for under $ 800 think carefully.

       


      You could probably get a used MixWiz for $800 too and that is a very dependable and versatile mixer.

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    gobbyshock wrote:

    Hi all just after a bit of info regarding mixers.

     

    We currently use a Mackie profx12, and a Phonic am844d USB (just for the drums)

    have stumbled across a good price on a 2nd hand Peavey 24fx mixer

     

    Clearly we would only need to use the one mixer if we went for that one, is it much of an upgrade? We don't use the phonic for all our live shows only when we mic more than the bass drum

     

    Or is there a better option out there

     

    Thanks in advance for your responses


     I have used the Peavey 24x and use to own a 16fx. I think they were good boards. They don't seam to get much love though. How much is the guy asking? The fx series has been replaced by the second generation which are actually cheaper and has better features.

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    • gobbyshock
      gobbyshock commented
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      Currently we run 2 mains 2 monitors (which currently run off the mains) another monitor for the drums which runs from the aux channel from the mackie, 2 vocals, 1 guitar, and the bass drum, and the odd occasion the bass player sings and has his bass through the system. Then when we play bigger gigs we put 6 channels of the drums through the phonic and run that through 1 channel on the mackie.

       

      To give you an idea the mackie was $900 new the phonic was $750 and I can pick up the peavey for less than $400 and the a&h zed 24fx is $1400 here, don't really have a budget as weren't looking for an upgrade just thought it was a good chance to get a better all in one mixer. Says its from a commercial music venue and looks to be around 4 years old. 



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