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What speaker do I need? Modular Synthesizers
Old 1st September 2011
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What speaker do I need?

Hello everyone, I am very glad to now be part of this great community, I hope to learn and share amap!

So I am a singing guitarist on a budget and I've got a cheap mic and a small cheap unpowered mixer and I'm looking for a powered speaker. I need it mostly for practice by my self in my bedroom but I think I also want it to practice with a band and for small gigs.

I am currently pluging the mic and guitar into the mixer and that goes into my cheap 30 watt guitar amp. I get a lot of feedback, but I don’t know if it’s because it’s 2 signals going in, or if the acoustics of the room (singing right behind a wall cause I want to be as far as possible from the amp) or if its because I use a 1/8th audio jack sony microphone with a 1/4 adapter, or because I don’t use a speaker? I also tried using my home stereo as PA with the guitar going to the amp but it didn’t sound right and I got a lot of feedback.

Is a speaker recomended to complete my singing gear, at least for practice, and/or will it deal with feedback, and what size?

So my options are:

*Keep using the amp and/or home stereo as PA and wait until I have a band before investing in a proper PA.

*Get a 200 watt Proel powered speaker at $360 for practice alone that can also be used with bands and as part of a future band’s PA.

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*Or get a 50 watt DB powered speaker at $240 for practice but that probably won’t be usable for practice with a future band or live gigs, and wait until I have a band to invest in a PA.

dB TECHNOLOGIES: Active Speakers K-Series K 70

thanks all!
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