Setting up a full blown PA system for a church or house of worship can be tricky and time-consuming, especially if you are working with a budget made up of donations and contributions from your congregation. You know those funds need to be allocated in the most efficient and sensible way possible.
With such an overwhelming amount of options these… Read the rest
Like any sound reinforcement system, a PA system — or Public Address system — has three components:
– A pickup device (such as a microphone) to convert sound waves into an electronic signal
– An amplifier to boost the weak signal produced by the pickup to a level that can power a speaker
– A loudspeaker to convert the electrical… Read the rest
All PA systems (or public address systems) have three things in common: a microphone to pick up sound, an amplifier to boost it electronically and at least one speaker to broadcast it to a listening audience.
Beyond these commonalities, PA systems come in all shapes and sizes, from handheld megaphones at football games to massive, scaffold-mounted systems with dozens… Read the rest
Adding audio to your presentations should be simple: just hit play on your device, and sound comes out of your PA system. Right?
As many event planners have found out the hard way, it’s not so easy. Different media players have different audio adapter sizes, cords aren’t always long enough and PA systems don’t always offer enough audio inputs.
Fortunately,… Read the rest
As an event planner, you’re known for your superhuman feats of organizational strength.
You help create your event’s schedule, secure a venue, accommodate the needs of your presenters and register hundreds of attendees, all the while with a deadline and budget looming over your head.
The one thing you may need help with, however, is A/V production.
Don’t worry, you’re… Read the rest
Event planners pride themselves on mastering every detail of their meeting, conference or lecture series.
But it’s often easy for planners to overlook the most important event planning detail of all: attendee engagement.
Event planners should know that the quality of a venue’s A/V infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability of a presenter to engage an audience.
Bad… Read the rest
A mixer is an essential device for recording and performing artists, as well as audio engineers.
You can use a mixer almost anywhere to help meet your audio needs, including at a recording studio, business conference, church event or school play.
If you’re looking for a powerful, reliable and portable mixer, I highly recommend the Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer with… Read the rest
If you’re looking for a portable, easy-to-use amplifying device that delivers plenty of audio support and power during a performance or event, try a Fender PA system.
The Benefits of Using a PA System
As the technical director of an a cappella group, I love gear and favor products that deliver power and support.
But I am also a… Read the rest
3 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Wireless Microphone
Those of us in the audio industry often take certain facts for granted. We know that a microphone needs a PA system to plug into, that an amplifier needs a speaker to make a sound, and that different sound systems fit different applications.
For audio novices – which can… Read the rest
Match Amps to Speakers Without Driving Yourself Crazy
Matching a loudspeaker to an amplifier is a seemingly arcane process, full of exceptions and confusing “rules-of-thumb” bandied about by quasi-mystic front-of-house engineers and MacGyver-like technicians (gaffer’s tape clutched firmly in hand).
For those of us who just want to hook up a simple PA system for our band’s vocalist, or who… Read the rest
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In the world of portable and permanent PA systems, you will usually hear the words "active" and "passive" when describing the type of PA system being used.
This blog will explore what the real differences are, the pro and cons, and why you may want to use one over the other. […]
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