I just got myself a job that should get me a good $3000 to invest in a P.A. (I'm 15, and I'm building a couple of websites for this guy I know).
Here's what I have now:
2 JBL SF-15 (Full range, 2-way enclosure... 250 @ 8 ohms)
1 QSC RMX-850 (200 Wx2 @ 8 ohms stereo, 600 W @ 8 ohms bridge)
Here's what I need (want). The total cost of all of the new equipment can't exceed $3000:
1 good, 12 or 16 channel, 4 bus, stereo mixer.
1 Crown XLS-402 (260x2 @8 ohms... this unit will power the JBL speakers I already have, as the QSC is not powerful enough, and has already done a job on one of the JBL's horns)
2 FOH speakers (I want 600 W or more... Carvin's products look like the best quality for price speakers, and they are upgrading their powered speakers line).
1 700x2 or more @ 4ohms power amp (if I buy unpowered speakers)
All the necessary signal processing equipment needed.
Here's how the setup is probably going to work:
The Crown XLS-402 will power the two JBL speakers I already have, and these will be the stage monitors.
So far, I've found deals as follows:
Crown XLS-402 (new): $274 (including tax... at the local store).
2 Carvin 2x15 800 W @ 4 ohms Loudspeakers (new... each enclosure features two 15 inch drivers, two eight inch drivers, and a horn): $660 each (including shipping).
Peavey PV2600 (900Wx2@4 ohms): $600 (free shipping)
That comes out to $2194... leaving me $806 for signal processing and a mixer.
Crown XLS-402 (same deal as above)
Carvin 2x15 600 W POWERED speakers (the enclosures are idential in appearance to the unpowered Carvins I mentioned earlier): $860 each (including shipping)
This leaves $1006 for the mixer and sig processing.
Suggestions on how to go about this?