New black box theater... On the patch panel next to where all the mic lines come in from the various locations around the theater there is the DSP Monitor in. What ever get's plugged into this one jack is the source for back stage, booth, lobby monitors, as well as the hearing assistance system. The system designer gave me one small choir type mic... I think it's a Crown CM30. Nothing wrong with it if you can place it 2 feet above the person's head and hang one every six feet. But it doesn't work so well picking up all the sound from a huge stage. The black box can have stage configurations as large as 30'x50' so one CM30 isn't going to cut it. Even with the amps turned all the way up you can't hear what's going on on stage. I have easy mic input locations available all over the catwalks to make relocation a breeze (17' from the catwalks to the deck). I've got about $2k-$3k available to fix this problem. I'm thinking about buying 4 mics and a small mixer to mix them down into one line in for the DSP (possibly rack mounted mixer). I want a good clean sound, with as little background noise pickup as possible. Suggestions for strategy, mics, and mixers? Thanks Guys! P.S. I've got some PCC 160's and tried playing with them, but boundary mics are out as I think the audience would trip on them. I want a hanging solution.