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Yes but... My covers band did exactly this for a year or so, until I could afford a couple of reasonable monitors. It certainly works, but there are issues. The most obvious problem is that a guitar amp takes an unbalanced input. Balanced cables and inputs are the only practical way to get the relatively small audio signals over relatively long distances ...


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You may absolutely use a spare guitar amplifier as your personal vocal monitor. Set the amp up clean (no Gain higher than 2, and the Bass, Middle, and Treble at 12 o'clock at first) and run the mono cable from your Mix Out (or Monitor Out, depending upon the PA head) jack of the stage PA to the Instrument Input of that amp. Keep the amp tilted back and ...


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If at all possible, using in-ear monitoring has many benefits over using a speaker of any kind. (You can hear it better and you avoid feedback.) Custom in-ears can be expensive, but there are very decent models for under $50. Otherwise... well, yeah, I guess you could use a guitar amp as a stage monitor, if you were on a desert island and had no other ...


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Most of these cheapo Logitechs & the like have poor crossover characteristics & a decidedly limited bass extension with odd humps right where you don't want them - 100-200Hz. That tends to make them sound kind of "woofy". To make matters worse, the top end is what I can only describe as … scrarky. If you're not desperately fussy about ...


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Worth looking at speaker design. I daresay the speakers and how they're mounted isn't particularly hi-fi orientated, so the opportunity to improve their mounting and cabinets, to make it sound better - I'd go for bigger speakers, maybe woofers and horns, with a crossover, and maybe a more powerful amp/pre-amp for a much better quality of sound straight away. ...


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Speaker cabinet does effect the sound. If it didn't, we'd have speaker elements in thin frames instead of the bulky boxes. If you're using the speaker elements from the old piano, a good starting point would be copying the dimensions of the space around the element. But, if you're already making the effort to build a new cabinet, it could make sense to find ...


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Buddy Holly used a Fender Bassman Amp feed by his Stratocaster. Great sound and and that is why I also use a Fender Bassman, but also, I play bass and need only the one amp undistorded and that suits my use right down to the ground.


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Not that it's a job I'd like to tackle myself, but you should be pretty safe with that type of design. Almost none of the sound quality will be dependant on the actual case construction, pretty much entirely the speakers. The lower modesty board/baffle might impart some resonance - you can test for that by knocking on it & seeing how much it 'sings'. ...


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I wasn't able to find any details on any KRK passive monitors that would have RCA inputs, so here is some general information about setting up passive monitors: Before using the speaker outputs of a powered amp such as the Px-2208 you want to check the specifications of the speakers and make sure the the impedance matches the output of your amp. For example, ...


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This may work. If there is any level mismatch you should be able to adjust it with the gain knob on the bass amp (make sure the amp doesn't clip at large volumes). But... Thump15a manual says sub mode rolls off low frequencies on the speaker, but it doesn't roll off high frequencies on the output (you want to connect to an amp), so you'll need to do it by ...


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Most likely culprit's are -cold or dry solder joints especially in the Audio output section, Shorted electrolyte capacitors, or decentred speaker coils


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I used 16 ohm horn driver with 8 ohm pc speaker crossover/amp board the Maximum Volume is significantly reduced although it works great see bandmix.com/punkroku for audio sample MCM Horn driver specs page: https://www.tiny.cc/mcmhorn


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