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Her Xiong

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Power Amp Rental
« on: October 15, 2015, 08:43:04 am »

Anyone in Wisconsin around Milwaukee, Appleton, Wausau, and Madison area know any places that would rent Power Amp.   I have a gig Oct 31 and Nov 1 and would like to rent some Crown Itech 8000/9000 or MA9000 to try out on a gig. 

The gig will be a community annual celebration in Wausau at the Greenheck Field House. 

PM me if you have any suggestion.
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 08:59:36 am »

How many are you looking to rent?
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 09:03:04 am »

To power 4 srx722 and 4 srx728

2 MA5000 / Itech
2 MA9000 / Itech
or any combination that will work.
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 11:46:48 am »

How many are you looking to rent?
Brian is a good guy and can get you set up.  However make sure you check on outlets and circuits.  I don't remember those rooms having much power in them.  Meter what you do find.

Also keep in mind the acoustics in the gym SUCK.  It is just a large cement box.  Getting anything resembling decent sound in that room is all about control.  If your in the rink then it's not much better, just different bad acoustics.
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 12:16:00 pm »

I will be in the GYM.  Talk to the Coordinator and he said about 5 outlet along that wall but NOT sure if they are on different circuit. 
I afraid it might now be enough power as I run 8 bridge PLX3602. 
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 12:29:43 pm »

I will be in the GYM.  Talk to the Coordinator and he said about 5 outlet along that wall but NOT sure if they are on different circuit. 
I afraid it might now be enough power as I run 8 bridge PLX3602.
Rent thee a distro, and an electrician to go with those amps.
You're gonna need it.
Chris.
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 12:41:50 pm »

I will be in the GYM.  Talk to the Coordinator and he said about 5 outlet along that wall but NOT sure if they are on different circuit. 
I afraid it might now be enough power as I run 8 bridge PLX3602.
No one really knows for sure till you trip a breaker.  Those outlets are intended to run a boom box or floor scrubber, not to put on any real production.  Also I would think real hard about scaling back on how much sound you pump into that room.  It really is one of the worst rooms I have mixed in.
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Re: Power Amp Rental
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 01:25:30 pm »

No one really knows for sure till you trip a breaker.  Those outlets are intended to run a boom box or floor scrubber, not to put on any real production.  Also I would think real hard about scaling back on how much sound you pump into that room.  It really is one of the worst rooms I have mixed in.

Agreed on all counts.  The acoustics are a huge mess.  Less is more in that room. Anything you can do to treat the acoustics will do much more than more power to the speakers.  If you had a choice of getting a budget to rent amps, or getting a budget to rent a curtain to hang to absorb the sound, I'd go the curtain route in a heartbeat. Not only will it sound better, but it will make the room look nicer as well.

I have mentioned that concept to the organizers in years past, so if you hit them with the idea, it won't be the first time they have heard it.

Your event does not need ear bleed levels. Intelligibility is the weakness.  Anything over 105dB is too much for that event. 2 SRX722's would be much better than 4, as you can get much better pattern control and keep the sound off of the walls.  4 in that room will make a mess.

The outlets in the room are not labeled, so getting circuits is going to be a crap shoot.  I don't believe there are any high power taps in that room, but they may have added some at some point.   Some places can be ultra sticklers that makes it nearly impossible to install temporary power.  When I've done work at that school in the theater, they were pretty lax about letting me get the work done without much fuss.  Hopefully they would be just as accommodating in the rest of the building.
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Re: Power Amp Rental
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