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dickiefunk



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£1200 budget for small church hall system
      #1040451 - 29/03/13 06:03 PM
Hi,

I've been asked to source a new pa system for a small church and their budget is £1200max. The church holds around 60-80 people and is quite a nice sounding room.

They will require :-

1 pair of speakers
1 mixer maybe 8XLR's + 2-4 channels of jack line inputs?
2 dynamic mics
1 lapel mic

So far they've been using an extremely small system which is a pair of 4/5" Adastra speakers and a 6 channel mixer with 3 mic pres! Surprisingly this tiny system does a passable job at playing cds but I wouldn't touch it for live music.
They would like to put a keyboard, bass, 4x vocals and maybe acoustic guitar through it. The desk will need to have additional inputs for DVD and CD player.

The church would like the system to be as small and discrete as possible whilst being suitable for the job. The speakers should also preferably be white!? The speakers will be wall mounted fairly high and angled down so a passive speaker would probably be a good option.

I've had a quick look around and have found the following speakers :-

1/ Electro-Voice EVID 6.2
2/ Electro-Voice SX100+

I can't find any other white passive pa speakers that would have enough bandwidth for live music apart from the Behringer B212XL-WH but I would be more enclined to go with EV!
I have an Alto TS112a which I use as a monitor with my main rig and this speaker has impressed me a lot for its price. Unfortunately these don't come in white else I'd go for a pair of their passive TS112's!

As for mics, I will go for a couple of AKG D5's but am not sure what lapel mic I should get?


Are there any speakers out there that I've missed?
What speakers would you recommend?
What powered desk would you use with them?
What lapel mic would you recommend?

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dickiefunk



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Re: £1200 budget for small church hall system new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #1040455 - 29/03/13 06:11 PM
Ok just found a few more speakers to add to the list :-

EV ZX1i
LD Systems SAT 82

So, what are your thoughts on these and the EV SX100 and EV EVID 6.2?


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Sam Spoons
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Re: £1200 budget for small church hall system new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #1040458 - 29/03/13 06:35 PM
You could just make a pair of white muslin covers for the Alto's, you'd lose an infinitesimal amount of top end and a small amount of cooling...... (or leave them open at the back, or get them sprayed white?). I reckon you'll pay a premium for white speakers as they tend to be designed for permanent installs and get priced with corporate clients in mind.

Find a way to use the Alto's and an A&H Zed 12FX and you've knocked a third off the budget.


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Random Guitarist



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Re: £1200 budget for small church hall system new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #1040461 - 29/03/13 07:04 PM
Wharfedale titans come in white and passive.

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I've never liked a solo violin, you need at least five for a proper fire.

Edited by RhinoTime (29/03/13 07:05 PM)


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Mike Stranks
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Re: £1200 budget for small church hall system new [Re: Random Guitarist]
      #1040463 - 29/03/13 07:15 PM
Quote RhinoTime:

Wharfedale titans come in white and passive.



Good call!


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dickiefunk



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Re: £1200 budget for small church hall system new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #1040561 - 30/03/13 07:51 PM
Thanks for the replies so far.

Spoke to the church I'm getting the system for and the said the speakers don't need to be white so any passive speaker will be fine.

What would you recommend now that I can get something in a different colour?

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