I must reiterate that as good as any advice here is, your budget is necessary for us to
pursue further. From my experience in these situations flexibility is the key. Do not, in
my opinion , buy anything that is going to serve just one purpose and make sure that the
gear is good quality. Active tops are a great compromise as they can be portable , robust
and have inbuilt limiters, plus you can plug directly into them if need be , for outdoor
events when 1 mic is required. Dave
My head hurts!