PA, 12 Channel Powered Mixer, Console Mixer. PA, 4 Channel W PA Mixer, Console Mixer. PA, 6 Channel W PA Mixer, Console Mixer. Find great deals for Carvin Pa Power Transformer – c. Shop with confidence on eBay!. I bought a used Carvin PA W powered mixer that I intend to use as a ” basement PA” only (i.e., probably not for gigs) to run vocal.

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Those sound systems from the 60s would be neat to own but they are no longer state of the art. This is great for practice, and works as my stage monitor setup so 2 birds with 1 stone and such. The music is primarily rock: I suggest picking up some wedge monitors so you can use them for rehearsals and as monitors live.

My point is that it can be done in ways that aren’t always obvious. Save your money and look for a used Peavey on Craigslist.

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That amp isn’t putting out much power, but an efficient speaker can make up for that. That means that each 8 ohm speaker pz620 only get watts from the PA There’s also a negative side. Welcome to the forum. If the band breaks up, you don’t lose as much value. Before the Devil Knows you’re Dead! On the other hand they are a no name, with pretty bottom end components.


Hi forum, I am setting up a rehearsal space for my son and his bandmates. For example, I assume a W powered mixer means W per side, right? That’s a long way to the Roland VK with leslies that I gig through now.

I was thinking 2×12″ cabs with W RMS capacity You just have to decide the priorities. They may need to turn their amps down to hear vocals. Don’t waste your time on cheap speakers. If you read some of my posts, I repeatedly go through our cheap speaker experience.

Is this mixer carvih enough W to use for basement rehearsals?

Carvin PA 620 Powered Mixer

Help FAQs Go to top. IMO, the lowest price speaker cagvin owning is a Yamaha Club series. Just like most of us started out. The earlier they learn to control stage volume the better off they, you and their eventual audiences will be. Advertise on the most comprehensive ;a620 widely viewed musicians’ website. Not a hope in hell. For practice you may not need stellar sound and for stage caevin during performances these may be OK. Too much equipment is always a nice option, but beginning rockers need to go through the “we pw620 only afford View the Media Kit.

We ended up with the actual FOH speakers we wanted in the end. Don’t do what we did. Just love how equipment that was fine for making real money in the 60s and 70s isn’t considered adequate to make BS money today. I started out with a couple of 12″ Club series and a low wattage powered mixer for practices myself. Are the speakers just for rehearsals or are you going to use them for FOH? Who wants to drive a Porsche with snow tires? They just have to be to be priced that low.


So, any monitor spec I should avoid? In the smallest usable PA you really want to start at rms watts speaker or watts into 4 ohms. I use 4 floor wedge monitors.

Ultimately you want something that is very efficient too. The oa620 should be adequate for vocals at rehearsals but probably not live. Login or Sign Up. My son and most of his bandmates are School of Rock students, so they are getting excellent instruction on performance techniques. What range watts should each wedge be to sound good but avoid distorted vocals or an overheated mixer? Doesn’t have to be the top of the line. They aren’t Meyers or EAW’s but they are perfect for our needs.

I’d look for something fairly efficient. At one point a Ford Model T was just fine for transportation, too.

So now comes the fun part It would be OK for annoucements and Bingo Calling.