Lite-PA System

tesseract

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Emotiva XMC-1
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Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 2
Other Amp
Dayton SA1000
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony BDP S590 & Pioneer DV-610AV
Front Speakers
JTR NOESIS 210 RT - L/R mains
Center Channel Speaker
Chase SHO-10 - Center
Surround Speakers
Chase PRO-10 - Surrounds
Subwoofers
Chase VS-18.1 x 2 - Subwoofers
Video Display Device
Vizio E550VL
Other Equipment
h/k TC35C/Ortofon Super OM10/Pro-Ject Phono Box S
A co-worker has asked me to help his girl with a business system. It'll be a workout/dance-type of atmosphere. His only request is 4 channels and no budget given because he knows nothing about this.

So, I'm leaning on some of you pro-sound members for PA advice. There are neighboring businesses, so high-SPL is not needed. I would like to see speakers that go as low as 50-60 Hz, a 4 channel amp, and a source that can stream internet content, Bluetooth-connectivity from a phone and accommodate a CD/DVD player input. Of course, this will be a budget system.

What can you recommend, AV NIRVANA members?
 

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I am not sure the intentions of needing 4 channels, is she wanting to have speakers at the rear of the room as well as the front?
A two channel amp that is capable of driving 4 ohm loads would work fine all you need to do is get speakers that are 8ohm. Active (self powered speakers) are another option. What is her budget?

Yourkville make a decent 15" speaker but you need an 3/1 octave EQ to make them sound good but I would do that with any system that I would set up. Used may be a good option to save on cash. Often you'll find Yourkville speakers available for less than half price (around $150-200 for a pair) If you want to up the quality Electro-voice (EV) has some nice speakers as well.
As far as a mixer there are several options I would look for an Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX as it has a usb input for use with any iPod or android device for music plus microphone inputs and you can hook up a CD player and such. As far as Bluetooth connectivity there are plenty of Bluetooth receivers that you can buy that can be hooked up to the mixer on amazon.

Hope this helps
 

tesseract

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My AV System  
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Emotiva XMC-1
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 2
Other Amp
Dayton SA1000
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony BDP S590 & Pioneer DV-610AV
Front Speakers
JTR NOESIS 210 RT - L/R mains
Center Channel Speaker
Chase SHO-10 - Center
Surround Speakers
Chase PRO-10 - Surrounds
Subwoofers
Chase VS-18.1 x 2 - Subwoofers
Video Display Device
Vizio E550VL
Other Equipment
h/k TC35C/Ortofon Super OM10/Pro-Ject Phono Box S
Thanks, Tony.

I will shop around for a decent mixer (that Alesis looks like it fits the need, nicely), 2 channel, 4 ohm capable amp and 4 passive speakers.
 

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NAD T-758 AVR
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Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblocks
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Seven
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
OPPO UDP-205 4K UHD Player
Front Speakers
Emotiva T2
Center Channel Speaker
Emotiva C2
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Emotiva T1
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MartinLogan EM-IC
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MartinLogan EM-IC
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Dual Custom Built 18" Subs
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Epson 4040
Screen
Elite Screen
Remote Control
Universal MX-890
Sweetwater usually has some really good deals on PA equipment.

Back when we were doing Karaoke and DJ services, we were buying a lot of that type equipment.... we had two rigs. We were able to get our local music shop to match online prices in most cases. You might check out your local music store and see what they have. They likely have trade-ins/used equipment on the cheap.
 

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Jolida JD202BRC (2-channel system)
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Sony UBP-X800
Front Speakers
eD Cinema6 MTM
Center Channel Speaker
eD Cinema6 MTM
Surround Speakers
Mission 77ds
Surround Back Speakers
Mission 77ds
Subwoofers
SVS PB2000
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Definitive Technology BP20 (2-channel system)
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JVC DLA X790R
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SeymourAV CenterStage UF 115"
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Harmony Elite
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ProJect Debut Carbon Turntable (2-channel system)
I would again recommend one of the Bose L1 systems. They sound great, and they are designed from start to finish to actually serve as a PA and a monitor system, to be placed on stage behind the band. That means they don't feedback. I've used and heard these many times, and it's true. They don't feedback. I would say that should be a huge consideration for a workout studio, as they will likely be all over the place with a wireless mic on, and they're not going to want screeching.
 
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