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Friday 08th February 2013

PA Buyers Guide - Introduction

PA Buyers Guide  - Introduction It doesn’t matter whether you’re a DJ or band, a novice or pro, playing to 20 people or 20,000 people the one thing you cannot live without is PA. PA stands for ‘public address’ and is basically the speakers and amplifiers you use to get your music to your audience. It’s the one thing that all live performers have in common and it should be top of your shopping list when you start shopping for gear. You can have the most impressive light-show, the best CDJs, the worlds’ biggest music collection but, if nobody can hear it, you’re not going to get very far. So, in summary, PA is important…

PA Buyers Guide  - IntroductionObviously, if you play exclusively in pubs and bars then the sound system is normally there ready for you to plug-in and go, the rest of us face the difficult task of choosing a PA system for our rig. Buying PA is a minefield, do you buy active or passive speakers? How many watts do you need? What is a watt? Why are some speakers so much more expensive than others? What’s a crossover do?...

In this series of articles I will look at explaining all of the above and clearing up some of the common questions and misconceptions around sound systems. Look out for this series of articles in the news section throughout next week. In the meantime, why not head over to the “Sound” section of our website and check out our huge range of amplifiers, speakers and complete PA packages from all the top brands including Mackie, JBL, QTX, RCF, Alto and more.

Need advice on the best system for you? Don’t hesitate to give our friendly, knowledgeable sales team a call on 01206 845125 and they will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry.

Coming up…

Brief guide to PA – Part 1 (Active Vs Passive)