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Old 06-13-2022, 06:12 PM
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We recently opened a store in an upscale local complex filled with breweries, restaurants, an organic market, wine production, and a variety of retail stores. Many of the restaurants and breweries have live music, and I plan to play occasionally in the terrace thatís right in front of and part of our place.
I brought my X20 there, and experimented playing on the terrace. It overlooks the street in front of it, and I could barely hear it well enough to sing, too.
I have a Boss Acoustic Singer Pro, but itís more than what I need, and Iíd like recommendations of a small, battery powered amp with a mixer that could handle 2 mics and 2 guitars. I play harmonica, guitar, and sing, and my youngest son plays guitar (way better than I do), and also sings. We will probably mostly play acoustic/electrics, but something that could work for an electric would be nice, too. My Emerald has an Anthem pickup, and I plan to leave it at the store, along with the battery powered amp/mixer. We donít have much storage space, so a compact size is important. Thanks in advance!
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I don't know how many small, battery-powered amps there are with at least four legit inputs plus a built-in mixer. One that comes to mind is the EAE D6-58, much loved here, but it's more powerful at 120 watts and much more expensive than your Boss Acoustic Singer Pro.

https://shop.eliteacoustics.com/coll...37592289542315

$1299 with the gorgeous wood cabinet, $1199 in the standard hit-the-road black.
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Old 06-13-2022, 10:37 PM
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Thanks! I saw that in another thread, and it looks really nice, but lots more than what I need. Iím wondering if it might be better to get something small, with 1 mic and 1 guitar input I could use playing alone. I have a 500 watt battery pack that would power my Boss amp just fine, if my son and I were playing together.
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Two Boses S1pro battery powered speakers would be perfect for what you have in mind. Bass, Treble, Reverb, on two inputs in each unit. Tone Match for mic or guitar and bluetooth to stream music when you want from your balcony! These speakers are a buskers dream rig!
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:14 AM
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Look at JBL EON One Compact or JBL Eon One MK II. Both battery operated with built in mixer and effects. I own the EON ONE Compact and the big brother EON PRX One. Couldnít be happier. And I play both solo and duo gigs.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:36 PM
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Get two of these.. Roland Mobile Cube AC
One for you and one for your son.
You will need XLR to 1/4" adapters for your mics.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...stic-combo-amp

Just enough volume with reverb and chorus effects and very portable, that can be mounted on a mic stand too.

Since I got mine, the price went up another $30.00
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You should check out the Elite Acoustics D6-8, little sibling of the D6-58, only $849 and much more versatile than a Bose S1, cheaper and more channels than 2 S1s.

I like mine! Works great in a variety of room sizes, very clean acoustic sound. Sounds great with my Emerald X20 with its Anthem SL pickup.

Six line inputs, four XLR inputs, phantom power, independent effects on each channel, Bluetooth aux input, the list goes on and on.

https://shop.eliteacoustics.com/coll...-and-bluetooth
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Old 06-17-2022, 07:43 AM
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You should check out the Elite Acoustics D6-8, little sibling of the D6-58, only $849 and much more versatile than a Bose S1, cheaper and more channels than 2 S1s.

I like mine! Works great in a variety of room sizes, very clean acoustic sound. Sounds great with my Emerald X20 with its Anthem SL pickup.

Six line inputs, four XLR inputs, phantom power, independent effects on each channel, Bluetooth aux input, the list goes on and on.

https://shop.eliteacoustics.com/coll...-and-bluetooth

I had the D6-8 and absolutely loved it. I gave it to my son when I upgraded to the D6-58, and he loves it as well. It sounds exactly the same as the D6-58 at the volumes it can handle. The D6-58 just has the side mounted controls which work better on a speaker stand and a bit more headroom. They are both absolutely fantastic amps.

Another way to look at it is that the D6-8 has a little more power than Fishman Loudbox Mini or a Bose S1, and far better mixer control options. The D6-58 has the same excellent mixer, but the same power as a Fishman Loudbox Artist. The 80W size is perfect for a heck of a lot of situations!
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Old 06-17-2022, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations!

I decided to try out a COOLMUSIC BP-60D
https://www.coolmusic-tech.com/shows/12/13.html

It has good reviews on Amazon, is something I can leave at the store, and if it doesnít work will be easy to return.

Either an Elite Acoustics D6-8 or D6-58 looks like a good possibility for the future.
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Havenít heard of the Coolmusic before. Please let us know how you like it after you have used it a bit.
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Check this thread

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=499033

The tables can scroll left-right
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Havenít heard of the Coolmusic before. Please let us know how you like it after you have used it a bit.
Same as Mugig.... Which I have the 25watt version I bought several years ago for $79.95 on sale

It's a better Bluetooth speaker than anything else
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I love a forum where a phrase like "only $849.00" happens nearly every day
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JBL EonOne MK2 huge step up from the Bose S1Pro! No other battery powered PA has the low end bass response, projection, or mixer features.
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I love a forum where a phrase like "only $849.00" happens nearly every day
I feel ya there leew
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