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Yamaha Stagepass 600 watt PA system

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:28 pm
by stubie
Can I put a bass drum mic through the above system?

Re: Yamaha Stagepass 600 watt PA system

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:00 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
You can...

But it's not going to do a lot of good, either for the Stagepass or the audience!

Why would you want to? What are you trying to achieve? What's the situation?

H

Re: Yamaha Stagepass 600 watt PA system

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:45 pm
by stubie
I should have made the question more complete by saying the gig is in the open air and
I just wanted to boost the bass drum sound.

Re: Yamaha Stagepass 600 watt PA system

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:18 pm
by AlecSp
stubie wrote:I should have made the question more complete by saying the gig is in the open air and
I just wanted to boost the bass drum sound.
Like Hugh says, of course you can put kick drum through your Stagepass PA.

Howeer, if you're expecting sppreciable low end output from it, though, you'll be hugely disappointed. And that'd be just in a small indoor setting. Even there, you'll probably turn it up and then kill the LF drivers. Outside will be an order of magnitude worse.

Your PA is designed to be little more than vocal re-inforcement, perhaps with a couple of acoustic guitars or backing track through it. Much more and you risk damaging the speakers and having a pretty crappy sound.

Sadly, decent outdoors full range sound re-inforcement costs.

Re: Yamaha Stagepass 600 watt PA system

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:23 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
stubie wrote:I should have made the question more complete by saying the gig is in the open air and I just wanted to boost the bass drum sound.

Hmmm... Then I think you need to hire a much more beefy system. Something with a lot more power and a couple of subs. Sorry, but you stagepass is not intended for that kind of situation and really wont be able to give any support at all to your kick. Moreover, you risk damaging it if you try.

Seriously, hire or borrow something intended for the task.

H