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Old 26th June 2006, 11:45 AM   #21
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Buy something cheap, reliable and servicable secondhand to get them going. Buy well and don't destroy it and you'll sell it later for little or no loss. Unless you have a really particular spec, you'll never beat SH commercial stuff on a $/value basis.
Then, work out what the spec of the gear is you want, which may change somewhat as the band evolves, and start buying/borrowing drivers and experimenting.
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Old 26th June 2006, 05:32 PM   #22
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Brett is right IMHO

The speakers might be worth it- I felt the effort was worthwhile because they ones I made sound quite good, and totally unstressed by high output. We like to make stuff here, and making the speakers wasn't very hard, and was a good team project for my son and me. And his gratitude was . Getting used drivers might be something to look into.

Certainly a mixer and amp, together or separate, can't be built close to as cheaply (or as reliably probably) as a manufactured unit. Probably NOT a good plan.
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Old 29th June 2006, 05:03 PM   #23
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Here's a discussion about pro amps, which mentions the kind of prices available:

Am now a believer in pro amps
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Old 30th June 2006, 04:20 AM   #25
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