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Pyle PMX402M 4-Ch 400W Powered Mixer with 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
Your concern for damaging the mixer with improper speakers is well-placed, however, the impedance (rather than the "power") of the speakers is critical to safe and proper operation. The speakers I've linked below are a popular and affordable choice for this sort of thing, if you decide to look for something else, just make sure you get 8 ohm speaker cabinets, and nothing lower than that.
Date published: 2011-06-15
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