+1 on this. The only amp brands you want to consider in a commercial or pro environment are Crown, QSC, Dynacord or Lab Gruppen. Anything else doesn't have the power supply robust enough to handle the rigors of everyday use.It's impossible to recommend a specific amplifier without knowing what speakers you're driving. That said, I've had some good experiences with both Crown XLI series and QSC GX series amplifiers. Both are fairly basic, low-end models made by well-known and well-respected companies. Both are not especially well-suited for driving multiple speakers per channel (their minimum impedance specifications are not too low), but would likely be perfectly fine for your application, where they're dedicated to a single speaker per channel, and should last for many years. Either would be a definite step up from the Pyle amp. Figure maybe $300-$500+ or so new, depending on your power output requirements.
(I have seen a few GX amplifiers where the power switch got somewhat flakey after a good bit of use over several years. It's a standard sort of snap-in rocker switch, not at all hard to replace by someone reasonably adept at electronics repair, no soldering required.)
Yeah, I certainly wouldn't want a Powersoft, EV, Yamaha, JBL, RCF, Ashly, or Bose Pro amplifier in my commercial environment.
HaHa - good point.... However EV is Dynacord. JBL is Crown. FWIW - I love Ashly Audio gear. I own a bunch. But I was trying to stick with brands readily available and at last check you can't run down to your local Guitar Center to pick-up a Powersoft, RCF or Ashly.
@Dan Fischer You're in Rochester, isn't that where Ashly's began?
Sure is. My office is literally right next door to them. As a matter of point we share a loading dock!
I would be cautious defining performers as people. Many define themselves far above people...At 69 pounds, will your structure / rated rigging gear, safely support 69 pounds over people's heads (Performers are people too)?
@ACTSTech "Many actorines define themselves FAR above people".I would be cautious defining performers as people. Many define themselves far above people...
This is stupid, but have you tried to reset the x32? Someone (or a gremlin) played with one I've worked on and activated all of the effects and reverb and whatnot so that the signal wasn't actually making it to the outs. Like you said, people could hear it on the iPad but it never reached the amp. A hard reset and upgrade of the firmware put it back in order, but they lost all their settings in the process.