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A fabulously affordable, totable PA for artists on a stringent budget!
The AudioChoice by SoundTech C100 100W Portable PA System has everything you need to play small venues: a 100W powered mixer with 4 dual input channels, master EQ, and reverb; 2 - 2-way 10" speaker cabinets with extended low end; 2 speaker cables; and dynamic cardioid mic.
C100 100W Portable PA System
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We bought this system to use in our Youth Room at the Church. The room is 40 by 60, and usually has around 30 people.....no more than 60...about the...Read complete review
We bought this system to use in our Youth Room at the Church. The room is 40 by 60, and usually has around 30 people.....no more than 60...about the size of a coffee house venue. The 100 watts is more than enough to fill the room. We run a CD player into one channel, microphones into the next two, and an acoustic guitar into the fourth...(Bass and Lead guitar play through their own amps, and no need to mic the drums.) This little system does a great job for what we use it for. The voices and guitar come through very clear, and the reverb works well for the acoustic guitar. Please be aware that there are no speaker stand holes on the bottom of these speakers, so if you want a truly "portable" system, you may want to look elsewhere. Also, the microphone cords that come with this package are so short that they're pretty much worthless. I think they we like 6 or 8 feet long. These things didn't really present a problem to us. We hung the speakers from the rafters and traded out the cords for some 20 footers we had in a storage room, and haven't had any problems thus far. It gets pretty hot in the summers in southern oklahoma, but so far we haven't seen it over-heat.....Typically we will run this thing about 3 hours straight on Wednesday.........two hours straight on Friday nights, pumping out rock tunes from a CD. No troubles what-so-ever yet. Couldn't be happier. Perfect for what we need, and a price that fits in even the most stringent of bugets.
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Like so many of you fellow musicians out there I needed some decent equipment, and needed it on a budget. Found this, and decided to get it. The first one I got worked...Read complete review
Like so many of you fellow musicians out there I needed some decent equipment, and needed it on a budget. Found this, and decided to get it. The first one I got worked pretty good for about a month. Not incredibly loud, but still pretty decent for only 100 watts. It didn't sound too bad either. Although; after a month of 2-5 hour jam sesions at least once a week or more it blew up. Warranty still covered I sent it back and got a new one. First session: channel one shorts out, also killing one of my mics and a cable. Second session: we run through a little warm up sound check (moved to channel # two now), not five minutes into it the things cuts out, and we begin to smell burning plastic and circutboards. Only the second time using it and the new one had blown out, but this time smoke was rolling out of the top. After that I sent it back for a refund and got a new pa. Another friend of mine who also plays in a death/black metal band got the same pa and has had no problems out of it. They also don't practice at extremely high decible levels, or for extended periods of time. If you take it easy on your gear go ahead and buy it; if you need something that will take some heavy (ab)use and keep going, then don't waste your money.
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This little son of a gun has been with me through it all. It is what you are looking at. A small, underpowered, amp + audio routing + speakers. It even features Reverb. We beat the crap out of this thing in band practices and it has never farted out. It has been used for shows that it had no place being in. I can't count how many times we have cranked this thing to the max and abused it. It is still around. I recently ran a bass guitar and vocals through it at a jam session, and it competed with the drums pretty well. We then ran the line out into an audio interface and recorded it to a computer. The bass sounded GREAT after using amp modeling software...hehe. Buy it already. It will stick with you forever.
i had planned on buying a half stack but with it i would have blown my bandmates amp out of the water so i stumbled upon this baby. we have been using it for a long time now and have even pulled off a gig with it. simply put its great. its great for band practice and u could even use it for more than that for example i went to radio shack picked up a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter and a 1/8 stereo cable and i now use it to listen to my zune. the sound is also incredible it sounds great with all my pedals.
I do not own this but I was in a band for a while and they got one of these so the singer didn't have to plug into a fender frontman 15. It can be heard over a drummer well and can work with a bass or guitar. For a cheap solution for live work use this with a boss ds1. It can get feedback but for this price it is well worth it. The only problem I've seen was I saw the band play and the thing just started squeeling like crazy. I think that was because someone fiddled with the controls. I would recommend it.
This PA system works. It doesn't do much else, but it sounds great and it works. We needed a PA for practice and maybe some house-party type shows and this little bugger does the trick. It has put up with all the abuse we've put it through and is still alive well over half a year after we bought it. Our bassist lacked a proper amplifier for a short period of time so we (carefully!) ran his practice amp through this PA via it's headphone port. Again, it is still alive. I recommend it if you need a simple, cheap PA.
Our band has been using this PA for almost a year now in our studio and for smaller gigs and have had no problems. It has plenty of power for smaller clubs and venues. We run three mics and a cd player for breaks.And it is easy to transport for DJ/Karaoke gigs. This is a great system and you can't beat the price..
This audio choice C100 system is wonderful for in home aplications or small shows. I use mine to practice and record in my room. I also use it to have shows in my garage. We try our best to be as loud and annoying as possible, and this thing helps out well. We plug a bass threw a heavy distortion and the mics into it and it still sounds good. It will get feedback from mics, or overly disorted guitars. The speaker cabs are sturdy, I put my own 70 pound kustom amp on top of them and I'm not afraid of them cracking or anything. All in all this is a great small pa, and if you need more inputs, just get an unpowered mixer and plug it into the effects send.
I use this for an in home studio project I am working on. I needed a cheap Pa and I didn't need much because I was planning on buying a mixer to plug into this. It sounds great. right now I just run 2 mics, a bass, and a keyboard into it. when recording I plug my guitar in also. the speakers seem to hold up to low frequencies a lot better than expected. The mixer itself sounds pretty good. it does give back feedback, only with mics though. so just keep the head away from the speakers, and the mics away from both, and you'll be fine, unless you're trying to wisper over 500 people. its a great thing to have around. I haven't tried using it w/ a drummer in the background, but from what I've experienced, it should have no problem blowing them away. if you need more inputs, just by a cheap mixer. it saves money.
I've been using this gear for over a year now and it's been great. Mostly used in coffee house type settings. great sound. Even used outside for a youth ralley once and it gave us plenty of volume. One of the best if not the best gear purchases I've ever made.
Our swim club bought this unit after lengthy debate about whether it would be powerful enough to anounce events over 500 screaming teens at our indoor half-olympic facility. As there does not appear to be a better product available at less than 5 times the price we took a chance. Announcing cut through the clutter admirably. When a swimmer's I-pod was patched in for processional music (mostly rap)through a splitter into two of the C100's input channels and cranked to full volume on both the master and gains (overdriving the bass somewhat but in that venue it really doesn't matter)it didn't exactly shake the 1000 square foot room, but it did make the parents cover their ears. It would be nice to have bigger knobs on the controls, but on the whole every one was impressed, especially when they heard the price paid.
I use mine for vocals and bass. I have used it for just guitar and plugged the line out into my kustom 212 and it makes a great half stack, but ONLY FOR GUITAR cause the speakers in guitar amps are talored for guitar not vox and especially not bass. The speakers and speaker cabs for this thing are pretty good, I have my kustom on top of the cabinets and then the head on top of my kustom to get an even sound. They seem to hold it up quite nicely.It sounds great on vocals and bass, unless your mics and bass suck. The eq doesn't give much flexability, but it already sounds very good. the tone knobs come in handy. The reverb is nice. It doesn't give feedback unless you use a mic, or if your guitar or bass effect pedal set up already gives off feedback. just keep the mic gain lower than everything else and it'll stop unless you blast it, then theres feedback no matter what you do with the mic.