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Technical Pro Audio

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rbildirici


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love T-Pro. amazing value and very reliable product. keep doing what you guys are doing.

jgourd


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When did it become legal to use peak power when advertising amplifiers? Back in the '70s it was signed into law that all amplifiers were to be advertised with their 8 ohm RMS power rating.

This amp is a 240Watt unit but even that is meaningless as the % of THD is missing. 79db of signal to noise is also horrible. You are getting a $50 amp for $80. Not a good deal.

smooth0906


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jgourd wrote:When did it become legal to use peak power when advertising amplifiers? Back in the '70s it was signed into law that all amplifiers were to be advertised with their 8 ohm RMS power rating.

This amp is a 240Watt unit but even that is meaningless as the % of THD is missing. 79db of signal to noise is also horrible. You are getting a $50 amp for $80. Not a good deal.



Thank you for your great post. There should be a law against over-rating power amp's output and belittling the THD which is even more important than the amp's output power.

getbigtony


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$13 for the mic from adoramacamera on fleabay w/ free shipping or their site http://www.adorama.com/1/1/53853-technical-pro-mk66-wired-microphone-mkg66.html; better there if you need one, here if you need 2 or 3. Can't really find a review on it

bluejester


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If my brother and I were starting up an audio podcast where we talked about movies, would one of the less expensive microphones work? Or are any of these compatible with a computer.

roussie


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bluejester wrote:If my brother and I were starting up an audio podcast where we talked about movies, would one of the less expensive microphones work? Or are any of these compatible with a computer.



Any of these mics would technically work although you would need adapters and preamps to hook them up to your computer. It looks like the expensive wireless mic has a preamp with it but at that price you could find something cheaper for what you need. Also a wired mic would be better since you're not running around. The wired mic here looks like it's XLR connection so you would need an adapter (which exist but can run you like $15) You would also need a preamp if you wanted the vocal quality to sound professional.

roussie


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I bought a TP amp about 5 years ago and it's still kicking after quite a bit of abuse. As mentioned in previous posts, be wary of the watt rating since you're impedance is going to change based on how your speakers are set up. Anyway, I am able to run 2 100W RMS speakers in parallel off a 1000W (at 0 ohms) channel. There is still a little more room there where I would think you could run a speaker up to about 200W RMS safely per 1000W channel......

Ahhhh science....

beloved


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bluejester wrote:If my brother and I were starting up an audio podcast where we talked about movies, would one of the less expensive microphones work? Or are any of these compatible with a computer.



This is overkill for a podcast, get two Rhode Podcaster's -- they are the highest quality for the price you can get for a ready to go computer mic. I have a Yeti Pro and want to sell it for a Rode Podcaster. =)

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bjvalley


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Does anyone know if this unit would work with a different microphone/headset? If so, would it increase the distance range based on the microphone?

pitamuffin


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So the Powered Bluetooth Loudspeaker (the cube-shaped one) retails for $35 and Woot is selling it for $39? That's -11% off list price, per the Woot write-up. This could be the worst Woot deal ever -- or maybe they need to change something in the copy.

ThunderThighs


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pitamuffin wrote:So the Powered Bluetooth Loudspeaker (the cube-shaped one) retails for $35 and Woot is selling it for $39? That's -11% off list price, per the Woot write-up. This could be the worst Woot deal ever -- or maybe they need to change something in the copy.


Whoops. I'll send that in for checking.

UPDATE: It's fixed. Funny thing is, that's the price the vendor gave us. LOL



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weister42


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roussie wrote:I bought a TP amp about 5 years ago and it's still kicking after quite a bit of abuse. As mentioned in previous posts, be wary of the watt rating since you're impedance is going to change based on how your speakers are set up. Anyway, I am able to run 2 100W RMS speakers in parallel off a 1000W (at 0 ohms) channel. There is still a little more room there where I would think you could run a speaker up to about 200W RMS safely per 1000W channel......

Ahhhh science....





Um, no. A zero ohm is a dead short and amplifiers will either go into protection or start smoking if it's running 0 ohm. When you parallel two speakers of the same impedance, the final impedance will be halved. The notion "run a speaker up to about 200W RMS safely per 1000W channel" makes no sense, you might wanna go study the basics of audio equipment to enlighten your knowledge.


FYI no Technical Pro amps actually make 1000 watts RMS per channel cleanly, they're cheap and about as good as Pyle's pro audio stuff (meaning you'll never find them in any decent studios or touring bands). I'd say save your money and go buy good brands like QSC, Crown, JBL, Mackie, etc... because even the old Crown CE1000 is better than this junk and they can be found for about $150 used.

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vickde


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jgourd wrote:When did it become legal to use peak power when advertising amplifiers? Back in the '70s it was signed into law that all amplifiers were to be advertised with their 8 ohm RMS power rating.

This amp is a 240Watt unit but even that is meaningless as the % of THD is missing. 79db of signal to noise is also horrible. You are getting a $50 amp for $80. Not a good deal.



The FTC rules concerning the disclosure of amplifier power apply to consumer hi-fi equipment. They never covered pro-audio.

amorphousalias


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vickde wrote:The FTC rules concerning the disclosure of amplifier power apply to consumer hi-fi equipment. They never covered pro-audio.



I am a snob and the 'pro' quality of some of the items here is questionable. I repeat that I am a snob. It all seems like fine equipment but maybe not pro.

mshanejoneswoot


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This 4 wireless mic package, I don't see any technical specs about the output ports on either this page nor the Tech Pro webpage. What type of output is on the reciever? XLR? 1/4 plug? RCA type?

udavidj


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Reviews for the WASP500 portable PA are less than stellar on Amazon. Too bad, it's a great concept but perhaps poorly executed in this package.

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jf12volt


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The output is 1/4


mshanejoneswoot wrote:This 4 wireless mic package, I don't see any technical specs about the output ports on either this page nor the Tech Pro webpage. What type of output is on the reciever? XLR? 1/4 plug? RCA type?



jf12volt


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More specifically, Outputs: 4x Individual 1/4" (1 Per Channel), 1x Mixed 1/4" (1 Per 4 Channel)



jf12volt wrote:The output is 1/4



jf12volt


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More specifically, Outputs: 4x Individual 1/4" (1 Per Channel), 1x Mixed 1/4" (1 Per 4 Channel)

Please note there are 2 1/4" outputs
Individual and Mixed




jf12volt wrote:The output is 1/4



ctheronj


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vickde wrote:The FTC rules concerning the disclosure of amplifier power apply to consumer hi-fi equipment. They never covered pro-audio.



So is the reason they are labelling this as pro is so they can get out of actually disclosing their THD (total harmonic distortion) figures? Yikes.

sumorez


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roussie wrote:I bought a TP amp about 5 years ago and it's still kicking after quite a bit of abuse. As mentioned in previous posts, be wary of the watt rating since you're impedance is going to change based on how your speakers are set up. Anyway, I am able to run 2 100W RMS speakers in parallel off a 1000W (at 0 ohms) channel. There is still a little more room there where I would think you could run a speaker up to about 200W RMS safely per 1000W channel......



Mr. roussie, what you've just said is one of the most insanely Tin Manic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

On a more serious note, in addition to what has already been said about 0 ohms being a dead short and essentially frying either the amp, the speakers, or both -- the second part about the 100W speakers makes no sense either. The 100W rating describes the power limitation of the speaker. Hooking 200W speakers up won't make them louder; in reality, a 200W speaker is likely less efficient, given equal other properties, than a 100W rated speaker... so you're possibly more likely to end up with an even quieter speaker.

It would appear that your response describes you accurately as exactly the type of person this company is marketing towards, so please enjoy your equipment.

jon12


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weister42 wrote:Um, no...



Ignore the troll and it might just go away!

But seriously I think woot's purchasing department must have found the company that supplies the dudes selling audio equipment out of their trunk. Or maybe they just went crazy at the swap meet.

EDIT: this is woot's version of the "White van speaker scam"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_van_speaker_scam

supersleeper


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I ordered the BLUEMINI but was sorely disappointed. The audio sporadically pops and misses. I don't experience this issue with my other BT gateway devices.