I'm trying to build a PA system for use in practice/self powered gigs for my band. What i'll need it for primarily are, two seperate microphones for vocals, but would also like the added possibility of say, an 8 channel PA, incase i wanted to mic drums into it as well. This doesn't have to be a super versatile rig, but i'd like it to sound as good as possible without going overboard with equipment, we already have a ton to carry around as it is. So far i've found a Nady XA-900 Pro Stereo Power Amp
, i've been looking at microphone preamps, and equalizers, but want further advice on these, and what is absolutely required, and what is extra. i'll be using 1-2 speakers with this set up, budget is ~$600.