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Old 04-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Freebase Dali
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You need a PA amplifier/mixer and two speakers.

You can use the mixer inputs on it to plug in your microphones and your line-input instruments and control the levels and EQ's on each channel.
For your guitar amp, you mic it running to the PA mixer so that your guitar's audio will come out the main speakers. Doing this will allow you to use your guitar amp as a monitor for yourself, and you'll have the benefit of loudness from the main speakers.

Your main concerns should be:
- How many inputs do you need / how many inputs does the PA mixer offer
- How many watts is the PA mixer capable of delivering
- What sized PA speakers can you get that will be effectively driven by the PA mixer

Here's something I found on that may suit your needs:

If you think you'll need more wattage and larger speakers, its big brother is the 740/S715, which gives you 100 watts more and has 15 inch mains, and is only about 100 dollars more.

Those aren't top-of-the-line PA setups, but they're affordable and will fit your application. See if you can find something like what I've suggested at your local shops. If anything, use the specs to serve as a guide when browsing through gear and don't let the salesmen sell you on something you're not completely sure about.


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