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Pyle PMX402M 4-Ch 400W Powered Mixer w/MP3 & USB Input
What speakers for Pyle Pro402M?
My wife bought this for the kids' band. I dont know anything about this stuff. What speakers should we buy? What are the most powerful speakers we can get away with and not fry the mixer?thanks
I would not try to use anything larger than a 12" 2way. An example is the Behringer B212XL cat # 248-6476. Better questions are; " What size venue am I playing in?" or What am I playing? This amp would be good for a smallish room, (50x50 15-20' foot ceiling) running vocals only and the instrument amps only running @ 50% and no mics on the drums. Also don't scrimp on the speaker cable. 16ga up to 20 feet, 14ga or better over 25 feet.
Date published: 2011-11-30
What are the specifications on power and this product's adaptability to 8-ohm speakers?
First: is "400 watts" in terms of RMS or peak?Second: the manual for this product states that "each [speaker output] is rated at 8 ohm minimum impedance. Total minimum load for the amplifier is 4 ohms. You may connect either 1-4 ohm,1-8 ohm or 2-8 ohm speaker cabinets. Do not below rated minimum impedance."I just built two speaker cabinets of 8 ohms each and am looking to get at least 150W out of each. If this product would indeed handle both of these at once, that would mean that the effective power would be halved, right (i.e. 400W at 4 ohms = 200W at 8 ohms)?
You are correct. If an amplifier will deliver 400w at 4 ohms, it should deliver approximately 200w at 8 ohms. This powered mixer will handle both your 8 ohm speakers, and should provide plenty of power for your needs.
Date published: 2011-06-03