Two Main Types of PA Systems
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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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
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
The school year is about to start and once again teachers everywhere face the age-old problem of how to grab students’ attention in a world where distraction runs rampant.
Portable classroom sound systems are an affordable and proven way to boost a teacher’s voice to all corners of the classroom, gymnasium or schoolyard.
If you’re seeking an affordable sound system… 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
Why All Cords Aren’t Created Equal
Consider the common cable: Two plugs, 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch, with a few feet of cable in between. That’s all there is to it, right?
Wrong! Using the right cable at the right time can mean the difference between a crystal clear tone and a humming mess.
In extreme cases, the incorrect cable… 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. […]
The least expensive of the PA systems - PA systems with 30 Watts of power or less - provide a wide range of highly functional solutions to the problems of sound reinforcement.
Because they are relatively easy to manufacture, this segment of the market is not only highly competitive, but also quite diverse. […]
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