Peavey PVi48 pavkage
By: Jakester from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, anonmyous38683
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This is not a high end product but is somewhat rugged looking. I am not sure if it is dependable, I have only had it for a month or so. I certainly wouldnèt want to drop it - the amp would not survive a fall but the speakers look tough and the stands are rugged.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
This is a simple mixer or PA amp. The sound is mediocre but acceptable - for the price (I paid $399 Canadian for the mixer, two speakers with stands and two microphones) it is hard to beat! The amp has a cooling fan that is always on. I think this is a great feature as when cranked, it cooks pretty good. I wouldnèt really expect more features at this price and I appreciate the simpleness of this unit.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Very easy to use for me, I have minimal mixing experience. Rotary knobs for all four channels, eq and master are nicely color coded (ie: reverb always yellow).
How is the tone?
I run my guitar (Charvel So-Cal) through a Boss Micro into this amp. This creates some unwanted hiss but there is a noise suppressor built into the Boss which helps. I play with a lot of high gain and distortion, this creates undesireable background noise but not unbearable. This setup sounds great at high volume but not so nice at lower volumes. Turn it up loud enough not to hear the constantly running cooling fan and you will probably enjoy the tone. There are 3 rotary dials to help achieve tone (low, mid, high) and this is helpful. The microphone inputs sound much cleaner than my guitar but probably due to all the cabling and preamp effect of the boss. The speakers are very directional and just rotating them around on the stands can help put sound where you want it.