PA System

The PA system is primarily for vocals, Jeff's guitar processor, and Dawn's keyboard. The system consists of a mixer, powered speakers, monitors, and microphones.

For many years, the band relied on Jeff's trusty Behringer PMH880S powered PA head and Peavey SP12M floor monitors for rehearsals.  In loading gear for a recent gig, while carrying the monitors upstairs from the secret Engine14 subterreanean practice studio, Jeff was reminded that each of those speakers weighs 48 lbs.  The next weekend, the monitors and PA were off to a new home, courtesy of Craig's List, and Jeff began researching lightweight, even higher quality replacements.  A Peavey PV10 10-channel mixer and a pair of Electro-Voice ZxA1 800-watt powered PA speakers now support the band's rehearsals, while a QSC TouchMix-8 digital mixer is now used for shows.  The ZxA1s provide great vocal clarity, and a 3rd one is sometimes used as a floor monitor during gigs.  More recently, the band has dispensed with floor monitors in favor of in-ear monitors (IEMs) which free up stage space and all for a quieter stage environment.  Band members use the Xvive U4 IEM system.  With the TM-8 mixer, band members can each have customised mixes in their IEMs, supporting better performances.