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Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt

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A powered PA mixer that outputs 300W RMS, it has 6 mic/line (XLR/1/4") inputs, 3-band channel EQ, and 15V phantom power. It features a 24-bit, 100-pr...Click To Read More About This Product

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A powered PA mixer that outputs 300W RMS, it has 6 mic/line (XLR/1/4") inputs, 3-band channel EQ, and 15V phantom power. It features a 24-bit, 100-preset DSP FX processor that allows parallel operation with outboard effects via dual-function FX/Aux send per channel. Plus, the onboard DSP can be muted via footswitch. It also has a 7-band graphic EQ, RCA stereo record out and CD/MP3 in with level control, and a bi-color signal/peak LED per channel - all in a highly affordable, sweet-sounding package.

FEATURES
  • 300-watt RMS
  • 6 combination XLR and ΒΌ-inch inputs
  • 15V phantom power
  • 7-band graphic EQ
  • 24-bit DSP effects with 100 presets w/footswitch on/off
  • RCA stereo out
  • Stereo line in for CD/MP3 players
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Gear OnePA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Simple controls (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looks and Price are decieving !!!!!

Good bang for your buck, No doubt. I'm very surprised at the power and versatility that this mixer has. I have not yet gave it a full run, but I plan to...Read complete review

Good bang for your buck, No doubt. I'm very surprised at the power and versatility that this mixer has. I have not yet gave it a full run, but I plan to tommorrow, New Years Eve Party !!!! I have tried it at my house and needless to say this thing is awesome. I am actually running Two Gemini 15s and Two Nady 15 subs and they came to life once I hit the switch. You have so much flexibility with the presets, and the EQ really lets you adjust your sound just like you want it. Gear One and MF trully had the low budget musicians/ DJs in mind when they came out with this one. Great job guys. Look forward to more good products and bargains from MF.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great In Most Respects

I am pleased with this purchase, as is my customer. Over the past few weeks, many soloists have used the unit and patrons continually comment on the sound quality.....But...Read complete review

I am pleased with this purchase, as is my customer. Over the past few weeks, many soloists have used the unit and patrons continually comment on the sound quality.....But remember.....I am using great speakers and mics with this unit which contribute FAR more to the sound quality than the amp.
My only caveat with this unit is the inclusion of the cooling fan in the back, which is a bit loud and can be heard (not in the siganal path) when the performer is silent. It's not too objectionable and merely a slightly negative observation.
I purchased the PA1300 recently for an installation job at a small coffee house. The feature set of this mixer is quite decent and more than what is typically required at this location. The "kickback" cabinet design is a great bonus and well thought out.
The addition of the 1/8" input is also smart for break music between sets.
The preamps are typical of a unit of this price and don't provide a lot of gain but they're reletively quiet.
The DSP section is adequate for some standard reverb and the unit has sufficient outputs to provide both a global monitor mix as well as line out jacks for distributing signal.
The build quality is quite impressive considering the price. The cabinet is well constructed and durable. The jacks are decent and firm.
The only thing that reveals a bit of "cheapness" is the potentiometers, which are a bit flimsy and are nylon posts. I am crossing my fingers that none of the open-mic performers smack the front of the unit because it will surely mean a pot or two will snap off.
you could certainly do worse than this unit. As with any powered mixer, you can't get great sound with lousy microphones and speakers, so don't skimp on those.
I purchased a pair of EV ZX1-90 speakers, which sound amazing for their size.....But they are NOT cheap ($299 each for passives).
I also had the customer purchase a couple EV N/D 767 microphones, which IMHO (I'm a freelance audio engineer) are superior to the Shure SM58 and cheaper at about $100 per.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looks and Price are decieving !!!!!

By jay hernandez

from Odem, Texas

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Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

Good bang for your buck, No doubt. I'm very surprised at the power and versatility that this mixer has. I have not yet gave it a full run, but I plan to tommorrow, New Years Eve Party !!!! I have tried it at my house and needless to say this thing is awesome. I am actually running Two Gemini 15s and Two Nady 15 subs and they came to life once I hit the switch. You have so much flexibility with the presets, and the EQ really lets you adjust your sound just like you want it. Gear One and MF trully had the low budget musicians/ DJs in mind when they came out with this one. Great job guys. Look forward to more good products and bargains from MF.

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great In Most Respects

By Richard Hull

from Central Florida

Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

I am pleased with this purchase, as is my customer. Over the past few weeks, many soloists have used the unit and patrons continually comment on the sound quality.....But remember.....I am using great speakers and mics with this unit which contribute FAR more to the sound quality than the amp.
My only caveat with this unit is the inclusion of the cooling fan in the back, which is a bit loud and can be heard (not in the siganal path) when the performer is silent. It's not too objectionable and merely a slightly negative observation.
I purchased the PA1300 recently for an installation job at a small coffee house. The feature set of this mixer is quite decent and more than what is typically required at this location. The "kickback" cabinet design is a great bonus and well thought out.
The addition of the 1/8" input is also smart for break music between sets.
The preamps are typical of a unit of this price and don't provide a lot of gain but they're reletively quiet.
The DSP section is adequate for some standard reverb and the unit has sufficient outputs to provide both a global monitor mix as well as line out jacks for distributing signal.
The build quality is quite impressive considering the price. The cabinet is well constructed and durable. The jacks are decent and firm.
The only thing that reveals a bit of "cheapness" is the potentiometers, which are a bit flimsy and are nylon posts. I am crossing my fingers that none of the open-mic performers smack the front of the unit because it will surely mean a pot or two will snap off.
you could certainly do worse than this unit. As with any powered mixer, you can't get great sound with lousy microphones and speakers, so don't skimp on those.
I purchased a pair of EV ZX1-90 speakers, which sound amazing for their size.....But they are NOT cheap ($299 each for passives).
I also had the customer purchase a couple EV N/D 767 microphones, which IMHO (I'm a freelance audio engineer) are superior to the Shure SM58 and cheaper at about $100 per.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Powered Mixer

By heqtbaq

from 29 palms , CA

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Portable Pa
    • Small Bands

    Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

    This is a great small mixer-amplifier , and tough ,too . Mine arrived with some damage to the case thanks to abuse by UPS . I mostly fixed the case damage , and the unit itself works great despite what UPS did . With reasonable care this mixer will last a long time . No one would do to their equipment what UPS does to their packages !
    The sound is very good and the output will fill small to medium venues . I am using two large Kustom speakers with this and it rocks !

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great little box mixer-amp

    By heqtbaq

    from 29 palms , CA

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    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Outdoor Pa
      • Parties
      • Performances

      Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

      Great unit that does well in medium duty setups and small to medium size events . A great deal for the price with very good sound .

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      ok for the money, but...

      By richardallenproject

      from Marion,Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Sound

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

      Overall it has good quality sound and is easy to use and set up.. On the down side, the cooling fan is loud, and worse if it happens to be cold. Who would have thought that would be an issue in Ohio, in the Winter Time.! I travel and sing a lot, and the equipment is stored in my truck, in a warehouse, it takes an hour of on & stand-by to get it warmed up. I'll change the fan when the units is out of warranty, but not before.!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Reliable Workhorse

      By MJ Guitar Player

      from St. Louis

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

        This reliable workhorse has been great. I leave my big board and unpowered mains at home now and just use this and my two powered mains and my unpowered monitors. Small light and reliable. Plus it's low priced. I am very happy with this purchase for perfomances in small bars and clubs.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good performance for the price and size

        By heqtbaq

        from 29 palms , CA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Parties
          • Performances
          • Small Bands
          • Small Or Medium Venues

          Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

          An excellent smaller mixer with great output and sound .

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Little PA Mixer

          By 1 Fifty

          from Rhode Island

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          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

            I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this PA Mixer because my last PA system was a Peavey XR-500 that I bought in the mid-80s. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it works well for me (solo and duo acoustic guitarist) and am looking forward to using it at my first gig (hopefully, soon).

             
            4.0

            Great Amp with plenty of Power for the Price.

            By Steelehead

            from Glen Burnie, Maryland

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

              I have owned many small amps that I still use but I find that this amp has all that they have and more, I am very satisfied thus far and if I find any issues I will make another review. But I doubt I will need to good amp for many uses and very cost effective.

               
              5.0

              I would by this product again.

              By King

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to carry
              • Easy To Use
              • Great sound
              • Newbie friendly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                Great unit for a first time buyer. I used it at a holiday cookout and at a outdoor church event. It performed great each time. It's ease of use made me look like a pro. Meets all my needs.

                 
                5.0

                Great Item!

                By Blessed To Be HIS!

                from Ringgold, GA

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • None so far....

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                  On the other review I posted it says the Cons are it 'Breaks Easily' but that was a mistake if I did it....we have not had any breakage at all.

                   
                  5.0

                  Extremely pleased with our purchase!!!

                  By Blessed To Be HIS!

                  from Ringgold, GA

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • PA sounds great and cost way below expectations!
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                  We are a Gospel Trio and we've had the big expensive PA systems...and the 'just-enough-to-get-by' set. This one is in between but perfect for what we do. We sing in local churches, nursing homes, parks and some decent sized government buildings for Anniversary singings and fund-raisers. Musician's Friend had such an AMAZING deal on this PA...so much that we were able to buy 2 (instead of just the 'one' we were shopping for!) and use one at our church!! Thanks and God bless you Musician's Friend!

                   
                  4.0

                  YES!! WOULD DEFINETLY BUY AGAIN!!!

                  By BIG G

                  from OHIO

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Compact
                  • EASY TO CARRY FOR SMALL VENUES
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                    HAVE BEEN IN MUSIC PLAYING OVER 50YRS--R&R, COUNTRY,COUNTRY ROCK,AND NOW PLAYING SOUTHERN GOSPEL
                    I HAVE LARGER EQUIP. FOR BIGGER SHOWS BUT THIS UNIT WILL BE FINE FOR OUR SMALL GIGS.

                     
                    5.0

                    Could be the best buy I've ever made!

                    By Christopher

                    from undisclosed

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                      Getting older and just playing solo jobs now,I wanted to downsize my equipment.So recently I started researching smaller PA heads and speakers.I still like passive systems,so didn't consider "active"type.Checking Musicians Friend E-mail they had these heads on sale for a stupid low price.They had decent reviews,I figured why not I can always return it.Received units[ordered two] and I'm amazed.They sound great.I'll take good care of them and they should last as long as I need a system!.

                       
                      4.0

                      Good "not so expensive" mixer

                      By Roadstarr

                      from Jacksonville FL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                        I like the product very much. I wish the fan was a bit quieter.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Read good reviews, and this is worth having one of these

                        By K260SOLO

                        from OHIO

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording
                          • Soundtracks

                          Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                          I need a small power house 6 channel mixer and i think this one will do just fine. It has everything i need for my speakers that i have for my band. i do not need anything to fancy for my taste and this mixer is plain and simple. It has enough power for me and it will hold up to what i need it for in my situation of music. I do not need all kinds of inputs and line in and outs. Just keep it simple and not too complicated !

                           
                          3.0

                          not over priced

                          By dave f

                          from cedar rapids ia

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Only Ok

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Gear One PA1300 6 Ch Powered Mixer 300 wt:

                            ok effects, clear stereo mix,good volume and sound with monitor sized spreakers

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