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bennyray

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I have a Crown DC 300 power amp and 2 community spkr cabinets 15 inch w/horn that i never use and have not used in 15 yrs. I have powered speakers now. Never use them now and thought about selling them. I know they are not worth much now. Thoughts and opinions. I am trying to get rid of equipment that is of no use and not much value.
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Can't comment on the value of your gear, but I happen to have a Peavey PV4C 500W stereo amp head with two Celestion C133 passive PA speakers. Bought them new in 1996 and they still sound great, so I'm not selling. But I rarely take them out to gigs anymore since I use a nifty little Behringer powered monitor on a pole, and the house PA does the rest - for my constantly gigging country band.

 

But the Peavey/Celestion combo will probably come in handy for my prog outfit, where the gigs are sparse, and the band membership cash-poorer (but the talent is surely there!). So, holding on to them.

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They may not be much value to you, but both are good brands and may bring in a decent dollar.

 

I own a large PA that sounds great. I have a lot of $$$ invested in it with reputable brands. There is better equipment today, but I got off the upgrade treadmill years ago and if it ain't broke I ain't replacing it. It goes with me after I leave the southern rock band but I definitely plan on using it in future groups.

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Wow, that brings me back to 1976, when we had the same gear plus Peavey monitors. I think we used a little 4 channel Traynor mixer, because we only miked the vocals.

 

Traynor wasn't a bad mixer. At least you didn't use Kelsey mixers (showing my age here...).

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I have been selling some 10 to 15 year old PA equipment. It would be less trouble to just give it away. Nice 8 channel Peavey PA Powered mixer - sold for $90. Crown Power Amp- Sold for $90. Beautiful EV mixer in Rack - can't sell for $85. People can buy Behringer type mixers and a couple of powered PA speakers for cheap.

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This makes me think of my 2nd mixer of all time, from back in the 80's, which I still own. Still the not-so-proud owner of one of these bad boys, in an ATA case, in the garage:

 

http://www.synthfind.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/arp-8-mixer-300x244.jpg

 

Yup, ARP made mixers back in the day. I'd get rid of it, but I don't have enough money to pay someone to take it off my hands.

 

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At least you didn't use Kelsey mixers (showing my age here...).

 

That was my FIRST mixer, very close to this:

 

http://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images2/1/0711/18/vintage-kelsey-pro-club-1-mixer_1_f294e48fcdcf41222d3efab332a1bfa5.jpg

 

It was noisy and unreliable, and made everything you put in through it sound worse. Other than that, it was a fine mixer. Came built into its own road case, which I thought was convenient and pro.

 

No one ever told me I would have sounded better if I never opened that road case.

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Haha. 1976 was when Community had fiberglass compression horns.

I had those with these god awful heavy drivers in sleds. Voice of the Theater style 15 horn loaded bass bins.

All with the Bi Amp brand crossover, eq, mixer, and 2 stereo Bi Amp amps.

All analog and actually too loud for most everything.

Those Community horns were way overkill.

Bi amping was the new "thing" back then.

 

I had a Tapco mixer and a generic small 15 with a piezo tweeter or two

In it. Powered by a peavey(ugh) amp. I think they were all heavy back then.

 

Now I have old JBL, crown, and peavey stuff that is taking up space and worth nothing.

 

John

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Big, heavy, expensive and often crappy. It's nice to be reminded how lucky we are now with the quality, size and cost of new gear.

 

We/I hauled a Rhodes, big PA speakers, powered Sunn mixer, big guitar and bass amps.....argh. My back aches thinking about it....

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Basement/workshop sound system? Backyard sound system for barbecues/parties? I'd probably just try to find some use for it, otherwise donate it to a school, church, or charity of your choice. Maybe toss it on CL for a couple weeks first to see if there are any bites, but you won't get much.

 

I managed to re-purpose my ancient PA into a decent system for small to mid sized gigs. I had a pair of 18" subs I built in the late 90s and a pair of Peavey SP5's. I modified the subs to take 4-pole speakons in/through, with 1/4" jacks on each splitting off the highs. I bought a Behringer iNuke 6000DSP and presonus 16ch rackmount digital mixer. Tossed the 8ch radial DI I already owned in the rack with it. Nice and compact - 6 space rack (I think) - a single 4-pole speaker cable to the first sub and chained to the second. Short 1/4" speaker cables from each sub to the top. Amo handles crossover, EQ and limiters. I set the whole thing up and tuned it all out using the software - you can draw custom EQ curves, set crossover where you want it, even do dynamic EQ, and set limiters based on actual power. Once I initially set it up, it's stored in the amp and the system actually sounds great. I even did an outdoor concert with a 5-PC for probably about 500-600 people, and while I had to drive it really hard, it sounded great. I think all said and done, between connectors, cable, amp, and mixer, I spend around $1700. Definitely cheaper than a new PA. Each guy was responsible for his own mic stand, mic, and active monitor (I used my k10). We had to borrow a set of drum miss from a friend.

Dan

 

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Still have a TOA mixer and a JBL Urei power amp along with various other outdated stuff collecting dust in the garage. Just hearing about those voice of the theaters brings back bad flashbacks, lol!
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Yup, ARP made mixers back in the day. I'd get rid of it, but I don't have enough money to pay someone to take it off my hands.

 

Jeez Tim - You probably could make a pretty penny if you found the right buyer: ie one of those hipster doofus guys. Look for the beard, suspenders, and funny looking bike --- then name your price.

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