how to match equipment? help for starter

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by ivosevicv, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. ivosevicv

    ivosevicv Guest

    hi guys, i'm guitarist and i want to buy some cheap and still resonable quality mixer, power amp and pair of maybe 15" loudspeakers with pair of subs for using in locales of around 100-150m2 size (where we usually play)...

    now i know enough about what's like which brand, so i need you to help me with technical issues...
    first, i really don't know much about connecting speakers, mixer and amp in terms of electricity and everything similar... for example i know that amplifier's basic power (at 8 ohms) is almost doubled when resistance is doubled by linear connecting of 2 spekers, wich make resistance of 4 ohms (if they're 8 ohms speakers)... i assume that i didn't quite understand that part too so please have understanding :)

    anyway, what should i look for in technical characteristics to match mixer, amp and speakers? what is most important? what should i look for in dB ranges and stuff like that... maybe it's better if someone could briefly help me in this matter, and let's assume that i know nothing :)

    and i would appreciate if some could tell me where could i read some basics that i need to know on net, or maybe to tell me what book to read...

    thank you in advance!
  2. MrJulius

    MrJulius Guest

    A good place to start is with a budget.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    In a practical sense, you may be better served by purchasing self powered speakers. JBL's are my favorites and come in many different sizes & self powered levels. Then all you need are the microphones & mixer & whatever other external effects processing you may desire. Let's face it, there is no one size that fits all. And I don't necessarily believe that any SUBS are an absolute necessity. What? Your bass player doesn't have a big enough amplifier/cabinet? Your bass drum isn't low enough? Proximity effect on vocals don't make you muddy enough??

    I think I've answer your questions.
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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