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Old 10-16-2007, 11:14 AM
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Good brand of Mixer?

I'm shopping for a 12 channel (or so) mixer.

Right now, Yamaha is on the top of my list.
I have also been flirting with Powered Mixers.

What are your opinions?
Experiences?



We are a Four Piece. Generally play small bars/clubs.
We want to be have the capability of mic'ing

- Kick
- Snare
- 2 Vocals (rare occasion 3)
- 2 toms
- 2 guitar amps

Words of wisdom?

All i need is the low down.
I simply won't understand long winded technical mumbow-jumbow.

thanks alot, yall, in advance
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:39 PM
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Love my 1604, and 1202 mackie.
In a small club I wouldn't worry about the toms, or the snare.
1202 has 8 xlr and 4 1/4" inputs. I wish there were more aux's for monitors/effects.
Get a mixer with built in effects, and powered.
If you want cheap generic mackie copy...use behringer.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:13 PM
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ah yes, we just want to have the capability, should we want to.

very helpful, thank you
anyone else?
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:15 PM
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:42 AM
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:04 AM
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Hey Bert (or anyone else)

OK
so which kind of Powered Mixer is better?
The flat ones or the box ones?
What's the difference?

Right now I'm looking at Yamaha and Behringer.
(we have all Behringer amps, by the way)
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by the way

What the hell are all of those "white clip things" on the back of my amps?
How should they be set?
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:36 AM
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I would recommend an unpowered mixer so you can upgrade easier by just adding more power amps when necessary. I think it's always best to go modular when you can; then you're less likely to have to replace more items when it's time to upgrade.

Mackie's are fine for PA'ing, IMO.
Yammy and Carvin are also comparable.

We went with a 21-channel Crest when putting our rig together. Definitely heard a difference, but it wasn't unreasonably expensive.

Speakers will probably make a bigger difference than mixers or amps;
what are you using for PA cabinets?

(I'm not familiar w/ Behringer amps, but sounds like you're talking about DIP switches. Depending on the amp, these usually change EQ curves/presets or mono/bridged/parallel settings that would affect how much power you're pushing/how you split your output signal)
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:40 AM
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Just remembered, I saw a mid-size Mackie in a Mobile pawn shop yesterday~
Don't recall the exact model but it was at least 12 channels, I think.
They were asking $399, but you know how PS's work; probably could work them way down off of that.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:59 AM
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thanks man
i have been looking on e-bay and found some pretty good deals.

i'm eyeing
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=009

whatcha think?
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