PA system for male vocalist


#1

I am looking for a PA system to sing through. I would appreciate any suggestions. I sing through a guitar amp now and realize it is inadequate. I sing bluegrass and country songs and just want my voice to be louder and perhaps bring out more of the midrange. Thanks


#2

Hi Poet586,
Much of the right answer depends on what size audience/and volume levels you want to address, the amount of stuff you want to carry and what you have to spend. I have a fishman loudbox mini, and for the size and portability, the vocal channel sounds quite good but that’s more for a solo player/singer type of setup. Next step up are the all in one bose systems (and similar products). I heard a small acoustic band running two of those and it sounded really nice. They might have had a small mixer as they had several mics. They aren’t cheap and they won’t do a huge venue justice, but for smaller set ups they sound great and they look very portable. There are quite a few powered PA packages available. I have a friend who has a Yamaha system we have used and it does a nice job, but it’s a bit more to move and setup than something like the bose system. If you are talking about a full on mixer/amps/snake/speakers setup, I haven’t kept up with it over the years.
Anyone out there know what the Purple Hulls run for smaller venues?


#3

Bose L1


#4

Hi,
For acoustic guitar and vocals, a keyboard amp can serve well.
I used a behringer keyboard amp for many years. It had 4 channels… one at least, dedicated with XLR connector for a microphone.
From my understanding, a keyboard amp has a flat response, meaning all notes up the scale have a pretty much equal volume to accommodate all the sounds a keyboard generates. That feature makes it superior to the guitar amp for vocals.
The guitar amp typically has a bias for guitar.

A new behringer can be had for around $250 to $350…

All the best,

Harv