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Amplification system for teacher in classroom

Hello,
 
Does anyone one have a recommendation for a voice amplification system for classroom use only? I currently have a wireless headset and one small speaker for a large classroom and classes of 100+ students at a time.
 
Lightspeed gave us a quote, but we can't afford their system. Ideally it would be a wireless microphone that I could wear around the neck or clip to a collar, and there would be two great speakers that I could place on both sides of the room (or a really good central one).
 
Thanks in advance! 
Christine Moser
on January 5, 2016 5:14am
Hi Christine:
 
Any regular P/A system should work if paired with a decent wireless microphone. Your local music dealer should know which wireless systems and P/A systems work most easily and effectively. If money is tight, you might already have a portable P/A systems that you could use in your classroom.
 
Tom
on January 6, 2016 7:39am
Several of my teachers use a Mackie SRM150, available through Sweetwater.  Small, lightweight, and puts out great sound.  You would need to couple it with a wireless mic of your choosing.
Scott
on January 7, 2016 8:56am
Speech Language Pathologists often recommend something called "Chattervox" for teachers working in noisy environments.  Has anyone used this?
on January 8, 2016 6:47am
There are several portable PA systems available with prices starting at about $250 and up. All you would need to do is decide which microphone you want to use. Either wireless (more expensive) or wired microphones are available either as headworn or lapel type. The  choice is really yours. Personally, I would choose a headworn wireless mic so that I can move around more easily, but that is personal choice. If you need more information, please feel free to contact me.
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