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Jordan Wolf

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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 12:33:39 am »

Gerry, a Mackie SRM150 might work, but you could also look into the SpeakEasyfrom Remote Audio...I've thought about one for backstage cue monitors as a tech.
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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2014, 07:21:59 am »

Gerry, a Mackie SRM150 might work, but you could also look into the SpeakEasyfrom Remote Audio...I've thought about one for backstage cue monitors as a tech.

The SRM150 looks like one of the better options for car travel (I missed that one, somehow, when looking at similar units). The SpeakEasy is closer to the size I'd need for airline travel, and looks a bit better equipped than some that size. The battery power is a nice extra. I wouldn't depend upon it, but there are times when it would be nice to pack up the power cable at lunch. Their specification of battery life is annoying ("more than a full production day of typical intermittent use").
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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2014, 07:50:09 am »


The SRM150 looks like one of the better options for car travel (I missed that one, somehow, when looking at similar units). The SpeakEasy is closer to the size I'd need for airline travel, and looks a bit better equipped than some that size. The battery power is a nice extra. I wouldn't depend upon it, but there are times when it would be nice to pack up the power cable at lunch. Their specification of battery life is annoying ("more than a full production day of typical intermittent use").

We use a number of the behringer knock offs of the srm150. They are very successful for our application.  The sit on a steel institutional multimedia cart with a projector and are used as laptop speakers in classrooms.  One group that meets in one of our rooms bought a wireless mic they plug into it, as they have a lot of elderly members.   If feel the sound quality is fine, and we really can't do much better for the price.  No reliability issues in 3 years.   


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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 12:10:44 pm »

That certainly is small, and should do what I need. Thanks!

Have you heard their Nano model? I'm wondering if it would be sufficient for me. Maybe I can demo one somewhere...

Have not heard the Nano, sorry.  FWIW I use a $50 AT headset mic, boost the treble and bass on the Micro and it sounds pretty good.  Measures surprisingly well, too.  I leave it in its box and pack it. 
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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014, 04:48:50 pm »

Doug and Cailen, thanks for the additional input. Time for me to chew on the info a little and just make a decision. May not need to pull the trigger for a couple of months yet - traveling by car mostly ATM so I can pack some of my less-compact gear, and working mostly small (and short) corporate workshops where I don't need amplification, anyway.
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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 11:39:52 pm »

Doug and Cailen, thanks for the additional input. Time for me to chew on the info a little and just make a decision. May not need to pull the trigger for a couple of months yet - traveling by car mostly ATM so I can pack some of my less-compact gear, and working mostly small (and short) corporate workshops where I don't need amplification, anyway.

Gerry--
I might also suggest you look at our Traveler line of PA systems, especially the TV5i and TV5X
Here: http://galaxyaudio.com/Travelers.php

both are great solutions I believe to what you are looking for in the PA system, as both will fit into a bag easily for airplane travel.  With built in Bluetooth on the TV5i, it could be the perfect solution by just adding one of our wireless option, or use your standard wired mic as well.

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 06:33:48 am »

Gerry--
I might also suggest you look at our Traveler line of PA systems,

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Re: Tiny Speakers for Audio Support for Smaller Groups
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 01:28:29 am »

I own several of the waistband PA speakers. I have not used them yet in that application. I have used one to monitor a phone in the totally enclosed room next to me. I place a lav mic next to the phone and run it twelve feet through the door to the computer station I am at. It lets me hear the phone when it rings. The background noise at UPS is pretty high. I have never had a problem hearing the phone with this speaker.

For a portable speaker I would reccomend the Anchor An1000x Speaker. It has an IEC power cord, 50 watts of power.  and is very compact. There is also a companion speaker. I have four of these units, and have covered a crowd of 100 with 2 of them at half volume. It is rated for 100 people with one speaker. I used two for purposes of symmetry and coverage.
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