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    What’s up ricdoug, hope alls well on your end! Let’s delve back into the latest and greatest in battery powered amplification, shall we?

    My AC-33 just doesn’t have enough gusto for gigging or monitoring myself at gigs, and I don’t always need a full PA setup.. so I’m thinking about upgrading and pulling the trigger on one of these: https://www.fishman.com/products/ser...x-mini-charge/

    Thoughts? Knowledge/opinions or better recommendations..etc? I’d be buying used of course so I wouldn’t have to exactly fork out $500, maybe closer to $350
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    Quote Originally Posted by King David View Post
    What’s up ricdoug, hope alls well on your end. My AC-33 just doesn’t have enough gusto for gigs or monitoring, and I don’t always need a full PA setup.. so I’m thinking about upgrading and pulling the trigger on one of these: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...stic-combo-amp

    Thoughts? I’d be buying used of course so I wouldn’t have to exactly fork out $500, maybe closer to $350
    I don't want to stop you buying new gear if that's what you want to do but why do you think that the AC-33 doesn't have enough gusto for gigging?
    Has someone said something?
    The sound from them is VERY directional so you as a performer are not going to hear the volume they output. I've used my AC-33 at a Farmers Market in a huge shed and its plenty loud enough at just over half on the Master volume knob. The first time I played at the markets I turned it up to 3/4 on the master volume and I was actually too loud and this is on batteries so its only 20 watts max.

    I may replace it myself one day for something else but not because its not loud enough. Before you spend the money just be sure you know why. The AC-33 is loud enough. I will likely replace mine one day (It's had a hard life for 9 years so far) with a unit with an 8" driver for better sound quality but I'm not sure that just going up to a 6.5" driver is much of an improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricdoug View Post
    That looks like a nice mixer, Kohan Mike. Can it be operated on battery power?
    Sorry for the late reply. It doesn't have a battery itself, but I use it with a small 12v 8aH motorcycle battery and a 200w pure sine wave inverter. And the mixer is for sale, I found I needed 8 inputs so I bought one. This one is in like new condition.




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    Behringer 1002B $120

    If you want a Mixer then why not go for one with internal batteries.
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    King David, you could go with a medium large BlueTooth speaker, like the Nyne Bass, of which I've owned one for over 3 years and it's still going strong:

    https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Blue...0311966&sr=8-1

    and a large capacity USB Power Bank, of which I own and use this one with the mixer that follows, for portable battery power:

    https://www.amazon.com/Omars-10000mA...ow%2Caps%2C200

    using a quality 1/8" stereo cable to connect the amplified speaker to the mixer below:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    along with a TU04 USB powered mixer with a BlueTooth channel:

    https://www.amazon.com/Console-Phant...s%2C192&sr=8-1

    mine arrived about 3 weeks after I ordered it. I'll include some screenshots of the mixer and owners manual below:









    Quote Originally Posted by King David View Post
    Whatís up ricdoug, hope alls well on your end! Letís delve back into the latest and greatest in battery powered amplification, shall we?

    My AC-33 just doesnít have enough gusto for gigging or monitoring myself at gigs, and I donít always need a full PA setup.. so Iím thinking about upgrading and pulling the trigger on one of these: https://www.fishman.com/products/ser...x-mini-charge/

    Thoughts? Knowledge/opinions or better recommendations..etc? Iíd be buying used of course so I wouldnít have to exactly fork out $500, maybe closer to $350

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    [SIZE=4]1st song at Jeff Linsky's concert at Island Ali'i in Carlsbad, California, last night Jeff's Bose S1 Pro is on the table to the right of him in the monitor position. His is plugged into AC power. Uncle Harry Akioaka's Bose S1 Pro and my Bose S1 Pro are mounted on the left on a T adaptor on a speaker stand and are running on battery power. Uncle Harry Akioaka was playing back of Jeff Linsky, so as not to interfere with Jeff's arrangements, which we're done as Jeff Linsky's backing band using the iReal Pro app as you can see the complex chord progress on his smart phone. The crowd grew to well over 100, before the end of Jeff Linsky's concert! The 3 Bose S1 Pro PA systems were operated individually and were plenty more than enough for this venue. You could hear the music inside the restaurant, as well as outside and in the parking lot. Ono grinds at Island Ali'i!


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    Wow, you guys sound GREAT! And what a nice bunch of people in attendance! Looks like it was a good time for all concerned!

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