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    Aloha e Phil.

    I own a lot of expensive professional sound equipment. It's rare I'm this impressed by professional gear at this price point. Nothing else can touch it in the $99 buck price range. I also consider a speaker stand a must have with any P.A. system. Getting the speakers above the heads of the audience will allow you to play larger rooms with less power and equipment. The PW50 is modular. You can connect as many as you desire using microphone cables between them. This increases the available output power and channels. Here's some video from the developer, Powerwerks:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZk33_3GmE4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL-RzN98VT0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwEqNQGNgmQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p0rxtjGtWE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xIY65YWEi0

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    I actually spied one of those PW50s in the wild today. I was eating at a Mexican restaurant that has entertainment. They seated us near where the small Mariachi band usually plays (not playing for lunch unfortunately). I looked up at the PA speaker on the stand and sure enough it was a PW50. I didn't see any other amplification, so it must be all they need. The restaurant seats about 50. I noticed two mics and some instrument cords plugged in, but a small mixer was also on the table behind it. There was also a set of conga drums beside it. I wish I could have heard it.

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    Aloha e SWB. It's easy to connect a mixer to a PW50 by XLR through one of the Sync inputs or 1/4'" through one of the channel inputs. In that restaurant they probably plugged microphones and instruments into the PW50 and the mixer through an adaptor into the 3rd 1/8" channel.This is a testament to the versatility and capability of the PW50. It's a simple no-frills audio powerhouse workhorse. In this setup the PW50 acts as the power amp and P.A. cabinet. An audience of 50 is an easy task for a PW50. I'll state this again from decades of sound experience, a speaker stand is crucial to get the sound above the heads of your audience. You can get by with a lot less equipment this way.I believe the low $99 buck price tag of the PW50 scares the naysayers away. Anyone who gigs with a PW50 is convinced of it's capability to get the job done right. Ric
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    does anyone own Ibanez troubadour acoustic amp or Kustom sienna?

    i need an amp in this price range (30W-35W), in the state they are the same price (199$) but in Israel (were i live) the Kustom is
    almost 100$ more expensive (!!), so i wanted to hear your toughts about the two before my final decision, although i'm obviously thinking of buying the Ibanez because of the price...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetcvm View Post
    i need an amp in this price range (30W-35W), in the state they are the same price (199$) but in Israel (were i live) the Kustom is
    almost 100$ more expensive
    If the Acoustic brand is available where you are, my AG30 is a high rated performer. The price difference you see is probably in shipping weight. The Ibanez is 20 watts. The Kustom Sienna's are 30 and 35 watts. The Acoustic is 30 watts. The Kustom amps only have 1/4" microphone inputs. The Ibanez and Acoustic have combination XLR/1/4" microphone inputs. Most professional microphones use an XLR connector. The monitor style cabinet of the Acoustic makes it easier for you to hear your ukulele/guitar and vocals. The tuned port allows for more audible efficiency. Both channels on the Acoustic can take a microphone or an instrument.

    Ibanez Troubadour = 14 pounds (6.4kg) and has a 4 star rating.

    Kustom Sienna 30 = 31 pounds (14kg) and has a 5 star rating

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-S...88-i1567749.gc

    Kustom Sienna 35 = 31 pounds (14kg) and has a 5 star rating.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-S...79-i1567750.gc

    Acoustic AG30 = 44 pounds (20kg) and a 5 star rating

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Acoustic...55-i1425156.gc


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    thanks for the info!

    i ended up buying the Kustom Sienna after comparing it to the Ibanez.
    i have to say that there is HUGE difference quality between them although the price in the US is the same,
    the Ibanez sounds way too "metalic" and there is no "MID" tuning in the equlizer wich made it even more difficult for me
    to get a decent acoustic sound. the Kustom sounded pretty awesome and i was able to get a 50$ discount in the end so
    i took it without hesitations!
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    The Kustom has a larger speaker, alarger cabinet and 10 more watts of power than the Ibanez. You might need one of these to plug a microphone into the Kustom:

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Whirlwin...23-i1134878.gc


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    i received the amp yesterday and bought a Shure sm58 microphone.
    i don't have my electric uke yet (it's on the way from ebay) but i have an awesome ibanez acoustic guitar with pickup and both the guitar and vocals sounds really good. i didn't try the expensive amps, i would assume they are even better than this one, but i am very surprise of the quality of this amp, it's amazing for the price. the Ibanez troubadour wasn't even close to the quality of the Kustom.
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