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Hi folks, first time on this website, hoping for some advice. After a lot of research on portable PA systems, decided to opt for the Yamaha Stagepass 300 and am awaiting delivery. As someone with no knowledge or know how of PA systems, this seemed to be the best bet for a quick,easy set up. Unfortunately the speakers are not able to be mounted on stands without the use of a mounting bracket. Has anyone used a tophat bracket for mounting speakers? Is it easy to do? Would I need tools? I was hoping to order the Yamaha trolly for easy transportation of the system, the problem is that if the mounts are left on the speakers, they won't fit into the trolly. Would mean the speaker brackets would have to be attached at every set up. I would like to leave them on,but what could I use to transport the system, need something with wheels as I'm a bit of a lightweight and only 5'1". Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Kara

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Hi, looking at the Yamaha website, it looks like all you'll need is the Yamaha speaker stand kit - http://usa.yamaha.com/products/live_sound/speakers/passive_speakers/ss238b/?mode=model

It's a pity the speakers don't (appear to) have the hole in the base for a standard 35mm pole fitting, as you can get a good lightweight pair os stands off the 'Net for £35 quid with a gig bag.

Hopefully the Yamaha kit won't be too extortionate.

Fitting should be dead simple - most PA kit is made for easy assembly/disassembly.

Paul

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Hi folks, first time on this website, hoping for some advice. After a lot of research on portable PA systems, decided to opt for the Yamaha Stagepass 300 and am awaiting delivery. As someone with no knowledge or know how of PA systems, this seemed to be the best bet for a quick,easy set up. Unfortunately the speakers are not able to be mounted on stands without the use of a mounting bracket. Has anyone used a tophat bracket for mounting speakers? Is it easy to do? Would I need tools? I was hoping to order the Yamaha trolly for easy transportation of the system, the problem is that if the mounts are left on the speakers, they won't fit into the trolly. Would mean the speaker brackets would have to be attached at every set up. I would like to leave them on,but what could I use to transport the system, need something with wheels as I'm a bit of a lightweight and only 5'1". Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Kara

Thanks Paul, the Stagepass 300 speakers are unable to be mounted on the stands without the use of the adapter (top hat). Do you know if I would need tools to attach the bracket to the speakers? Would it be time consuming? I will using the system a couple of times a week, so I would prefer to keep the adapters attached to the speakers for a quick set up. I was hoping to order the Yamaha Stagepass 300 trolly for easy transportation, but with the adapter brackets attached to the speakers, they won't fit in the trolly. Any ideas? Need something with wheels, any other Pa trolly able to accommodate the speakers with the top hat brackets attached?

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seriously though , the yamaha system will probably be very good (most yamaha stuff is excellent and great value) but it looks a bit limiting , it says you must use only the kit speakers and leads , the stand attachmnets on the speakers make it awkward to transport and if you were in a space where you didn't have room for the stands and wanted to use tables or put them on the floor you would have to remove them first :(

Also the built in mixer is fairly limited on features for EQ and seems to just have a preset reverb which you can apply to each channel , also when transporting it mounted in the speaker it could easliy be damaged.

Mackie SRM 350's http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/dj-equipment/dj-speakers/mackie-srm350v2-srm-350-v2-version-2-active-black-speakers.htm?gclid=CO3ghvGj5LECFUdvfAod8CAA1Q are light and easy to transport , you can use them with normal stands (cheap) or stand them on the floor or on a table. They are self powered so you only need a passive mixer (yamaha MG series with built in effects are great value http://usa.yamaha.com/products/live_sound/mixers/analog-mixers/mg_series_cx_models/mg82cx/?mode=model) and a few leads and off you go :)

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Thanks for your response Kybosh. Had a look at the link you sent re the Mackie SRM, have to agree, looks a great piece of kit. Unfortunately the speakers alone are almost double the price of the stagepass, so wouldn't be an option for me. Did quite a bit of research before deciding on the Stagepass as a compact, lightweight system suitable for a solo performer in small venues. Have recently come across PaSupercentre who sell bracket speaker mounts for the stagepass and the transport trolly and actually say that the system fits into the trolly with the mounts attached, also shows photo of this. They are awaiting a new delivery, but plan to contact them to verify that the new stock will still accommodate the Pa with the brackets attached and if so, will order and problem solved. Fingers crossed, Thanks again for your input.

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