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Postby mikey » 16 Sep 2008, 15:17

I am after a small , portable , battery operated PA system with seperate speaker(s) , wireless mic(s) .
Everything i have found on the internet seems to be at least £400 or more.
Has anybody got any suggestions or second hand equipment they are willing to sell ?
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Postby Chris » 16 Sep 2008, 18:08

Then look on the internet again. There are very many under £400 - many around £100 and some even less. That's new ones.
Use Google - and try "portable PA UK" as your search terms. (the UK is so that you won't get all the US sites.

Then you should also try EBay - there will be dozens and dozens there.

Then you should also look on this message board for previous advice about PA systems, and also on the Tips section on the main website. Or you might even find something under Frequently Asked Questions.
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Postby lesclarke » 16 Sep 2008, 19:38

Sound advice.

Sorry, couldn't resist that one, I'm getting a touch of 'end of term' feeling, after this Saturday my time is my own for a while.
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Postby David Wilde » 16 Sep 2008, 19:59

Try looking up Henrys in the Edgeware Rd,they have shelfs full of those speak easy amps about a week ago!
All about a £100.00
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Postby Chris » 16 Sep 2008, 21:36

That's right - and search on the internet and you will find these as low as £89 - and remembering that they come with three radio mikes - hand-held, headband and lapel type, and have an internal battery and charger, they are a gift.
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Postby johnstoate » 16 Sep 2008, 22:13

I take it this is the Carlsbro speakezee MA3590. I've had a look at 'em and think I will be getting one myself, (Still haven't got round to getting a new backup system :lol: ) but they do seem to be ok for the money. Mind you, Chris, the best price I've found so far is £95:00!
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Postby Chris » 16 Sep 2008, 22:18

I am not surprised your experience differs to mine John. It usually does. But keep looking. You could try the standard source - Henry's - their price was around £85 I think - but that may be before VAT.
http://www.henrys.co.uk/PA/portableamplifiers.html


I note that Mikey wants separate speakers (?) by which I assume he means a speaker separate to the amplifier. In which case he would have to add the cost of an extension speaker.

But if you want to go the way of separates then surely the cheapest way is to go for an Eagle (I think they are now called Adastra) small vehicle PA amplifier for under £40 coupled with a separate speaker and a cheap wireless microphone system. Several Profs use this sort of kit very happily.
But all the info is here on this website - all you have to do is look.
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Postby lesclarke » 26 Nov 2008, 18:22

I'm a fan of that Adastra vehicle PA amp, especially with its small size, and the modest cost means that one can carry a spare, and simply swap it if there is a problem.

But WATCH OUT for this WEAKSPOT....

It is designed to be used in a vehicle, and to enable easy installation all the wires pull out the back on a 'fitting', I suppose so it can be passed through a bulkhead and then re-connected in a confined space.

In normal use the unit would then just sit there, but as we use it, regularly getting it out and then packing it away puts a strain on the wiring which eventually frays and breaks. I've had to re-solder both mine, and recently one showed signs of fraying again.

I've re-soldered it again, and in the off-season I may look at removing this connecting 'fitting' and rewiring it 'straight through.'
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