Well we've gone and done it... Bought a new PA system that is.
You may remember me commenting that we had to spend ten or fifteen minutes fiddling with the PA to get both speakers working at Heskin Hall last weekend and I didn't want to risk going to a gig and not being able to make it work. The old Phonic Powerpod had lasted us fourteen and a bit years so we can't dismiss it as rubbish, it's played many many hours making people happy and that's what we like to do.
The replacement is a Yamaha Stagepas 400i and the entire thing could fit into the cabinet of one of our old speakers! But this is just two speakers, I hear you say... Where's the PA?
Well, it's in the back of one of the speakers whilst cables and perhaps even space for a microphone can be found in the back of the other!
The mixer controls can be used whilst docked in the speaker or can come out to play - which they will in our case - on a stand at the side of my keyboard! Tomorrow's gig at Myerscough College Open Day will see us test drive it.