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Dayton Audio PMA250 250W PA Module with Mixer
What type of speaker/s wouldyou pair this with?
I sing and accompany myself with an acoustic guitar. Does anyone with decent technical knowledge have any suggestions for a good sounding but relatively budget friendly selection of speaker and or crossover components?
I also perform in small venues an appreciate my small good sounding portable PA system. I think this amp installed into a pair of MTX12" on speaker stands located behind on both sides would be awesome and affordable.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Will one of these be able to power my idea for a speaker?
I currently have a pair of Technics SB-A53 speakers. I bought them cheaply, and they are plenty loud enough for the parties I DJ at.I'm planning on building a speaker box and just pulling the components out of the Technics Hi-Fi speaker boxes and putting them into a more portable box using this plate amp.The speakers are rated at 250 watts each, and I'm wondering if this plate will work to power 1 of these speakers, maybe even both of them put into the same box.
Short answer is yes this plate amp will work with any speaker between 8 to 4 ohms and provide a good solid 175 Watts RMS to 8ohms. I don't know much about these speakers so i would check to see that the drivers are rated. Are the speaker cabs 4 ohm or 8 ohm? If it's 4 ohms per cab then you will need 2 plate amps.Hope this is of assistance.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Can an acoustic guitar be connected to an input along with a mic?
This has three channels so it will accept three line or mic sources and you can adjust the volume to mix them.
Date published: 2012-11-28
RE: Line Out
Specs say: "LINE OUT - Balanced (XLR male) line level output for easy daisy chaining of multiple units. This Line Out should be connected to the Line In of additional units."
Thanks for submitting this information. I am assuming you are sharing rather than asking a question.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Can this amp's balanced line output be run into a balanced mic input of another mixer for recording?
Is the output signal as clean as a standard line-level output?
I don't find an xlr balanced output on this unit. It does feature a line level output. If you require xlr balanced you could purchase a direct box.with RCA input jacks and xlr outs.Most modern mixers have both Mic preamp channels and one or more stereo line level inputs. Some mixers have a 1/4" line input on each Mic channel. If your mixer has an input gain control you can easily adjust the incoming level to match the system levels either way.You may need RCA to 1/4" adapters to maximize your options of det-up
Date published: 2012-11-06
Freq Response on line in ?
Line In: 10 Hz-18 kHz (±3 dB) is what it says online, but it says40 Hz-40 kHz (±3 dB) in the spec sheet that came with the amp.I'm wanting to run a Dayton Audio DCS450-4 18" Classic Subwoofer with a 80 Hz Low Pass 4 Ohm Crossover. I think if the line in is 40hz it will be higher then I want! anyone have input on this?
The line-in of this handy amp is 10hz. - 18khz. Which is wider than most speakers it will be driving.
Date published: 2012-08-11
Why not a full range plate amp without a mixer?
I have used these amps in the past and have had good results with them in different projects from small PA full range box to a 4-10 upper mid box for a bass amp. I just wish it didnt have a mixer and maybe more power. Or possibly a bi-amp model to build a cabinet similar to a JBL eon or a Mackie 12" 2 way.Also with my experience with these amps is that they tend to run hot and if you are at an outdoor venue be sure to keep them out of direct sunlight. I have had to use a fan on mine to keep them from shutting down.
There are companies that make plate amps that are full range with no mixer, and variations for bi and tri-amp. They are in the pro league and tend to be VERY expensive. Yes - you are very right - not only is heat and sun bad for the amps - it's hard on the woofers. The frames get very hot conducting to the spiders and surrounds pre-maturely aging them
Date published: 2014-01-22
is there a protective enclosure for circuitry?
Is their any protective inner enclosure or baffle included to protect the circuit boards from damage due to the vibrations of the woofer?
I do not own one of these, but the specs and reviews are good. Once installed and secured in a speaker box I don't see a need to cover the chassis. I think the product photos show what you get.
Date published: 2012-05-25
110v to 240v
I see there is a fuse switch on the back of the amp, is this switchable from 110v to 240v?Is there a built in crossover ?
Apparently, yes to the voltage question.As for the second question, apparently not.
Date published: 2012-05-21
Good for bass guitar AND bass drum mic
How would this item fare if u plugged in a bass guitar AND a XLR Mic going to a bass drum? And would it push a 15" woofer OK for that setup?
This unit would be just fine for bass guitar and bass drum. How well it would work with a 15" woofer will depend on which woofer you're using. It will provide 250 watts of power to whatever speaker(s) you choose. For full range reproduction of the audio spectrum, you'll most likely want a high frequency driver to work in tandem with your 15" woofer. Without any highs, your bass guitar and/or bass drum will be sorely lacking in definition, sharpness and attack. Adding a tweeter or horn driver will also require a crossover network.
Date published: 2012-05-21
are speaker crossover units needed in addition to this module mixer plate amplifier
Yes, this unit doesn't feature any kind of internal crossover or bi-amping circuitry, so if you're using various speakers for highs, mids, and lows, you would need a crossover network of some fashion in place.
Date published: 2012-11-08