As temperatures rise, nothing beats the heat like a cool summer party in your living room, on your patio or by the pool — with a proper soundtrack coming from a portable PA system, of course.
A portable PA system allows you to provide all sorts of sound, whether it’s speech, singing or music — without wrecking your budget.
How can you pick the ideal PA system to power the tunes for your party?
Here are 3 different PA systems that will help make your outdoor party a hit.
1. Samson XP150: A Portable PA for Your Living Room
When it’s too hot to go outside, what could be better than an intimate gathering in the comfort of your living or dining room? Fix the beverages, open a few bags of chips and don’t forget the music!
You might already own a stereo or other home entertainment system capable of playing music for dinner or dancing, but a highly portable yet powerful stereo PA can really push things to the next level.
A portable PA system like the Samson Expedition provides you not only with a stereo input to plug in your own music, but also three inputs for your own microphones or other instruments so you can sing along to your tunes — or strike up the band!
Its speaker features two small but powerful 6-inch woofers and 1-inch high-frequency drivers, providing deep bass and clearly defined treble. The speakers are fitted with a mount for easy installation of speaker stands, so you can easily move the PA as your guests move throughout your house.
Of course, as the party grows in size and the sun goes down, it might be time to head outside!
2. Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i PA Series: A Stereo Sound System for Your Patio
Although a single-speaker system like the Samson might suffice indoors, once you move your party outdoors, you’ll need more power — and, if you’re playing pre-recorded music, a stereo system provides the best sound quality.
A versatile sound system like the Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i PA Series provides stereo sound, and its stereo inputs and digital USB port allow you to easily connect to your media player. Better still, it includes a microphone suitable for both speakers and singers.
To help save space and improve fidelity, stands are included to raise the speakers over the heads of the party goers.
Best of all, the extra wattage provided by a stereo portable PA system allows for a wide variety of applications, from DJ sets to small bands.
On the patio or by the pool, this Yamaha PA series is ideal, and provides enough power for clear, non-distorted sound. But what if you’re planning a wedding, family reunion, or some other large-scale event that will fill up your backyard?
3. Anchor Audio Liberty Platinum PA Series: Big PA Systems for Big Backyard Events
The more people you have at your event, the more power your PA system must provide. A larger audience (and a larger outdoor space) comes with larger challenges.
Compared to providing sound for indoor venues, sound reinforcement for outdoor events — especially large ones — is a complicated topic. In a nutshell, an outdoor PA system must:
1. Pack enough power to compensate for the loss of room reverberation
2. Be able to stand up to the elements
3. Be close to a power source (or else be battery powered)
The Anchor Audio Liberty Platinum PA Series satisfies all these requirements, including battery power — each PA features a built-in rechargeable battery. The Liberty offers diverse features like stands, wired and wireless microphones.
These PA systems are suitable for a variety of scenarios, and pack plenty of power to cover most large backyards.
Of course, if you’re planning a festival in your backyard, you’ll need to pump the volume even higher — and while you’re at it, warn your neighbors!
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