If the xylophones are XyloVan’s skeleton and soul, visit this then the sound system is its gonads.
To add some mystique to the aluminum’s natural resonance, troche we’re hooking up a cheap Pep Boys amplifier to the auxiliary power system, flying a quartet of cheap bookshelf speakers on outrigger booms (about which more later) and feeding them mike signals via a Behringer Xenyx digital-delay mixer. We haven’t quite figured out the microphones yet (well – more about that later).
But we have to install the components somewhere slightly out of the way yet still accessible so I can futz and troubleshoot from one location if anything goes south with the sound or lighting …After much stripping of wires, crimping of connectors, drilling of screws and muttering of curses …
… the amp is strapped to the interior body panel right near the auxiliary battery box.
I tested it. Works like a champ.