Ande wrote:I'll add- I don't have a "sound system," but sort of object to Peavey being lumped into the low end.
They make budget products, but some of their gear sounds good and lasts forever...
Have to say I agree with you. Also Mackie? Thought that was higher end stuff??? If I'm not mistaken one of the tutorials on this thread shows a Mackie mixer. I've had a small Mackie mixer for years that I coupled with my Peavey power amp. The power amp did break when lightning struck it. What do I know though, I got one of the cheap "stay away from them" setups. It is a Phonic Powerpod 740 Plus and I have Peavey speakers to augment the cheapies that came with it. Got a small Peavey powered mixer I use for my Kustom monitors too. Lets face it, I play in my garage and when I do play out every bar up here is in a building that used to be someones house. Do I need a $10,000 PA? All I can say is courses for horses and the advice to buy the best you can afford is good ..... but .......... you got to ask yourself is this a career or a hobby. I my case it is a hobby.