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Berkowitz
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Post Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:36 pm

I know this is in the wrong section, and this will probably get moved but i need some help fast!

Im looking at a few ebay auctions for some Mixers and i need to know the difference in a "powered" mixer such as a
BEHRINGER XENYX 1202 FX
http://cgi.ebay.com/BEHRINGER-XENYX1202 ... 286.c0.m14

And im not really sure what an unpowered mixer is, i think this is one
Mackie Designs CR-1604 Mixer Board
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mackie-Designs-CR-1 ... 286.c0.m14

So if i get the powered one, all i would need is 2 pa speakers?
And i were to get the unpowered, i would need an amp to power the speakers?
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Post Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:27 am

Your assumptions are correct, as long as you're talking about PA speakers without a built in amplifier.

Unpowered mixers are those without an internal power amplifier, so you would need a power amplifier or PA speakers with a amplifier built into them. Powered mixers have an internal power amp built in, so a pair of "passive" PA speakers would work off this mixer.

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Post Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:29 am

Hi, I'm Ryan and I proudly use: Pdp, DW, Evans, Saluda and Vic Firth.
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Post Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:36 pm

Yes, I don't see any indication of an internal power amplifier. It's just a mixer.

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Post Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:44 am

audiotech wrote:Yes, I don't see any indication of an internal power amplifier. It's just a mixer.

Dennis



+1 on both replies from Dennis
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