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Hey guys -

A girl I work with is looking for a PA system to lead workouts and provide music. I initially told her a pair of powered speakers would do the trick, but she needs to input both a headset mic, and an MP3 player for music playback.

 

Are there any powered speakers that could accomplish this (and not cost an arm and a leg), or would she have to also get a small mixer?

 

Thanks for the help!

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Fairly recent on the market are the QSC K series - they have a little mixer on the back so music + microphone is doable. There are one or two others out there that have a simple mixer built in as well.

 

 

The mixer portion is exactly what she would need, thanks. However, I bet this is out of her price range, because she'd probably want two of them for the best coverage. If I could find a speaker with this sort of mixer in the $500 range, a pair of those would probably be perfect for her.

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Wharfedale Titan 12 Active. Just bought a pair of these and the mixer section is great. It is only 28 lbs as well and gets crazy loud. :thu:

 

 

WATCH THIS : (it is in French, but you'll get the picture)

 

 

 

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QSC K series (K-10 specifically) may be your best bet IMO.

 

 

The QSCs are about $400 more per pair...

 

Can you elaborate why they might be worth it?

 

I'm still in the market for some (small, light) powered monitors, and very interested in these lower-cost offerings.

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Agreed. She could get a pair of JBL EON315s for $1,000, and a simple mixer for under $100. Granted, the JBLs may not be as nice as the QSCs, but for MP3 audio playback and one vocal mic, would the difference be that distinct?

 

 

Less convenient, more parts to get damaged, lost, etc.

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I just heard a K10 and one would be fine. Plenty of volume and more than enough bass for her application. Very lightweight and easy to set up, too. She should spend the cash she would have spent on the other speaker towards a good headset mic... and a stand for the speaker. All of this she could carry in to the class in one trip. Simple.

 

EDIT: If she does need a decent headset mic (and seeing that you might be buying from MF) they have the Sennheiser ew152 packages for $500 right now. A VERY good unit for the $$$. I have a professional magician friend that uses that unit and beats the crap out of it (due to the physicality of the larger illusions... you really have NO idea how hard it is to be really good at that) and it's been an amazing unit.

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