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    Looking for portable PA setup for my mom

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    My mom directs and sings with a small chorus. They occasionally go out to nursing homes etc to sing to large groups where there is no stage, mics or pa.

    She's looking for something under $400 that she could run 3 mics or so into but is also light enough for her (66 years old) to set up.

    I located this: http://www.carvin.com/cgi-bin/Isearc...2=S400&P1=SYS1

    Which is the Carvin Stage Mate. It's 100W and has a built in mixing panel with 4 inputs. It's also rechargable-battery powered which is nice because it means they wouldn't even have to locate AC power or worry about tripping breakers etc. It also only weighs 35 pounds, so she could probably set it up.

    Anybody seen/heard this unit? Anybody have any other suggestions for me?
    Thanks a bunch

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    Have you considered the Passport series by Fender?

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    JBL also makes a nifty small system. Check them out.

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    I've heard the JBL's. They sound pretty good for such a small system.
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    I think fender makes a system that has two speakers, and a "mixer". They all click together, and are very easy to carry.

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    for the money you are looking to spend the best choice, in my humble oppinion, is the Fender Passport 150. I've used the 250, it's bigger brother and ir sounds great for a small PA

    The whole thing weighs about 30 pounds.

    Check it out

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/.../base_id/35505

    http://www.zzounds.com/a--2676837/lo...=1408923447266
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    I had seen the Fender Passport before, but I must have looked at the 250 because it was too expensive. The 150 seems like a possibility, but still might be a little more than she wants to spend.

    As for the JBLs, the only ones that I could find were way over $400.

    Has anybody heard the Kustom Profile or KPM480?

    http://www.kustom.com/profile/
    http://www.kustom.com/pa/pages/kpa80.htm

    They're less expensive than any of the other options and can be had for about $350 and $250 respectively, which would leave money for stands and additional microphones.

    Or what about this NADY system:
    http://www.americanmusical.com/item.asp?item=NAD+PA1

    It's 80W, comes with 2 stands and a mic, all for $299! Considering that stands are about $49 a piece, this seems like a good deal.

    Thoughts?

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    Don't even joke about nady. Nady is the WORST company for audio I have ever come across. NEVER buy ANY of their stuff. And if you do, remember, you get what you pay for! BEHRINGER BEATS NADY ANYTIME ANYWHERE HANDS DOWN!

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    And of course... because of your VAST experience with all audio gear at all price points and quality levels, we know we can trust your blanket comments on a company's products implicitly...........




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