We have an extremely low budget sound system that has been accumulating over many years. We really need to redo the whole thing starting with new walls (currently, concrete walls), dropped ceilings (high, wooden arches now) and replace the pews with chairs. But we are not anywhere near being able to do sound right.
Our current problem is that we have two monitor speakers (probably more than 20 years old) - a small, wall mounted one near the piano which is not adjustable by the pianist. If the pianist thinks it is too loud they simply unplug it. The other speaker is on the floor and it is visually intrusive and not very helpful (usually audible though).
My thought is that we need two or three stand mounted monitor speakers each with individual controls on the speakers. My confusion is that I can often find $99 speakers that might work but I am a bit leary since the next step up is usually $250/speaker. Alternatively, if we replace the small speaker, we can then move it to replace the big ugly one.
So in searching around I spotted this deal at sweetwater: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/B205D/ The price seems very good.
This system has an avantage that we could use one as a portable system for occasional use in our fellowship hall.
We can only afford to make this purchase once, so I would like to ensure that whatever we buy is approximately correct. Any suggestions for models/brands that would suit some minimum needs?
Thanks for any suggestions or experience