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Old 23rd August 2017, 11:25 PM   #11
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Those speakers are a total POS, don't bother even opening the shipping cartons.
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Old 24th August 2017, 03:20 AM   #12
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If you already have them ... you already have them.

If they state 8 ohms ech then I guess they are 8 ohms each after all.

Since your reference budget is $200 , might go "a little" higher which means about the same, you are very limited.

Personally and to simplify things, not to mention saving money, instead of a new mixer + power amp, although thatīs the "right· solution, you simply donīt have enough money, so Plan B is try to get a powered mixer, an old but strong Peavey vocal mixer , what used to be a small band only PA system, which will provide you with a few microphone channels for your announcer + some auxiliary inputs for your laptop plus 200 or 300W RMS (the real kind) per channel into 4 ohms, each channel can drive 2 speakers.

Used ones can often be had for peanuts locally, even at GC or similar.

Just check that *everything* works, "waste" 2 hours testing *all* mic inputs, all volume/pan/EQ knobs, all outputs, etc.

"They" wonīt like it buy those units are hard to sell, so they will have to stand you.

Make certain everything works before paying because any repair will surpass (used) unit cost.

Store warranty means nothing on old discontinued stuff because they canīt get parts any more, so it either was built as a tank (Peavey), still works and will presumably keep doing so, or forget it and look for something else.
So go do your homework
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Old 24th August 2017, 04:01 AM   #13
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Might want to double check the speaker impedance - presuming you already have them. They might state 8 ohms but actually be 4 to make it sound louder. The speakers that are in there literally cost $15 each for the 15's, and won't even approach 90dB/W sensitivity. They almost have to run two parallel 8 ohm woofers to get any useable sensitivity. Check the impedance at the terminals with an ohm meter and see what it really is. If they measure about 6 ohms you're in luck, if it comes out like 3 ohms your amp requirement just got a lot more difficult.

Similar speakers being sold here locally under the brand name " Q Power" have two 8 ohm 15's in them. They sell like hot cakes precisely because you can buy the exact replacement woofer for about $15. fs about 35, VAS about 10 cubic feet, Qts about 1.3. That's what you get in a $150 speaker.

Oh yeah, and X-max about 2mm.
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Old 26th August 2017, 11:21 AM   #14
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Behringer NU3000DSP and a notepad mixer.

The NU3000 will drive down to 2ohm just fine, so even if the cabs are 4ohm, it'll be fine. It's an honest 300w/ch@8ohm, 600w/ch@4ohm, and around 1000w/ch@2ohm. That's enough to run these.

As to the sound of those boxes, the others have covered it.

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Old 20th November 2017, 08:40 PM   #15
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look for old QSC amps the USA models are nice I use the 900 and you can get those all day for 100 bucks or less
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