+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Portable PA setup advice in Technical; Hi All, Anyone got any recomendations for a portable PA setup? I'm after a rack unit on wheels plus space ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Calne, Wilts
    Posts
    50
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    6

    Portable PA setup advice

    Hi All,

    Anyone got any recomendations for a portable PA setup? I'm after a rack unit on wheels plus space for a mixer on top (plus a mixer).

    Also after some (near) silent amps.

    We've got speakers.

    Any thoughts are apreciated.

    Pete

  2. #2

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,963
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 374 Times in 284 Posts
    Rep Power
    159
    What are you trying to achieve with it? Hall size? Outdoors? Full on "disco" level, or just the head's end of year speech?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Calne, Wilts
    Posts
    50
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    6
    Amplifiers are for 2 sets of these speakers: Mackie C200 10" Passive Speaker at Gear4Music.com - quiet ideally as they are often used in quiet scenarios eg chapel.

    Really just after recommendations for the mixer (nothing too fancy) amps and a suitable rack supplier, something on castors, either 12 or 16u

  4. #4
    hallb15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    405
    Thank Post
    462
    Thanked 231 Times in 149 Posts
    Rep Power
    74

  5. #5

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,915
    Thank Post
    1,189
    Thanked 1,063 Times in 754 Posts
    Rep Power
    329
    Here is another site:

    Portable PA Systems, PORTABLE AUDIO by KPMS

    Have fun

  6. #6

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    1,240
    Thanked 778 Times in 675 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by pslater View Post
    Anyone got any recomendations for a portable PA setup?
    I went for a Studio Spares iPA800:

    Trojan iPA800 Portable PA System at Studiospares

    Similar to the portable sounds systems you can get from Maplins and similar, but has a proper XLR audio-out port as well as inputs, so you can daisy-chain it to as many speakers as you need to fill the space. It's pretty powerful by itself (it does our small-ish hall by itself, no problem) and comes with a mic input and one included mic, so for basic situations you don't need a whole racck for of kit. For our mixing desk, I got a flight case with a pop-up section to mount the rack-mount mixing desk, we have a lot of stairs in our building and it's generally easier to carry flight cases than lug a rack of equipment around.

  7. #7
    Chris_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    681
    Thank Post
    131
    Thanked 113 Times in 96 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Flightcase rack with space for a mixer to be fitted at the top: 12u Console Mixer Rack
    A couple of amps: the t.amp TA600 MK-X - Thomann UK
    Mixer: Yamaha MG 166CX - Thomann UK

    Obviously it's all down to your requirements. you could get a smaller/bigger rack depending on what needs to go in it, radio mics, drawers CD player etc.. Smaller mixer if you don't need as many inputs, just make sure you get one that can be rackmounted (may require specific brackets from the supplier).

  8. #8

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    1,240
    Thanked 778 Times in 675 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I went for a Studio Spares iPA800
    Just to follow up on this post: after a busy performing arts week, with assorted performances going on around school (and in several other buildings), the iPA800 has proven itself absolutly invaluable. We can just wheel it in and plonk it down anywhere, it doesn't even need to be plugged in to the mains if non is available. We've had it set up on a stand as a speaker to cover the main hall, it's had iPhones plugged in to it and it works well with our Chord wireless mic kit. I'd left some money in the budget to buy some more "proper" active speakers, but in the end I think I'm going to buy some more iPA800's instead - they'll daisychain together so you can cover a whole hall with sound, and they're just so handy to have around.

  9. #9


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5,426
    Thank Post
    1,437
    Thanked 880 Times in 565 Posts
    Rep Power
    645
    I went for a Studio Spares iPA800
    We have one under a different name and I agree it is excellent.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. New network setup advice needed!
    By Neptune in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 6th November 2013, 01:45 PM
  2. QNAP TS-569 Pro DPM Setup Advice
    By AliG in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th March 2013, 05:33 PM
  3. Network Setup Advice - What would you recommend?
    By Jon_boy1984 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th November 2012, 11:05 AM
  4. Home AV setup - advice sought..
    By Sirbendy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 26th June 2012, 10:41 AM
  5. New server setup advice
    By djones in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17th March 2010, 01:16 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •