SOME GENERAL PA SYSTEM ADVICE
Pick'n'Mix or an
off the shelf PA Package?
As well as the individual components of PA Systems such as speakers,
mixing desks, amplifiers, monitors, microphones and stands we stock
a range of off-the-shelf
Packages in the online shop.
These are an easy solution for Schools and Halls because it's quite
easy to work out how many watts you'll need and which is the right
system for you. You can find the best package for you by following
our guide, below. However, we realise everyone needs
something slightly different, so give us a ring and tell us what you
need to use the PA system for and we'll be happy to advise you and
create a custom package that's just right for you.
Should you be buying powered speakers, a
powered mixing desk or a powered amplifier?
It's a mind-boggling question if you don't know the answer, but
it's actually quite simple to decide. A PA system only needs one
source of power, so you would either have powered speakers (they
contain their own amplifiers and plug into the mains as well as the
mixing desk), or passive speakers ... if you choose passive speakers
you need some other source of power, so you can choose a powered
mixing desk with an amp built in, or a passive mixing desk and a
separate power amplifier. If you want to install the system
(wall-mount the speakers and hide the wiring) then you are best off
choosing passive speakers with either a powered mixer or a passive
mixer and a power amp. If your mind is still boggled, give us a call
on 01375 892317 and we'll help you to choose!
What you buy really depends upon what you
want to use it for.
Whether you're looking for a PA System for your band or for a venue
such as a school, a hall or a club contact us if you need any help
with choosing the right gear for your needs. Don't worry if you're
not sure what all the buzz-words are - we'll keep it simple!
Alternatively, click on the enquiry form (above) for specific advice
Don't forget to
When you're deciding what to buy don't
forget to look ahead. You want to make sure that the gear you buy
now can easily be upgraded when your band is successful and you're
playing larger gigs! Venues such as clubs and halls should plan
ahead too - you might only be doing quiz nights now, but what about
in 2 year's time? You don't need to buy more gear now, just make
sure that what you do buy can be added to and expanded upon in years
to come, and that's where we can help.
Use this as a guide, or feel free to contact us by telephone on
email or enquiry form if
you would like some more help or advice.