Handheld PA’s & Megaphones

Choosing the Right Handheld PA & Megaphones Hand-Held PA’s & Megaphones: There Is No Such Thing As A Small Audience Megaphones: A megaphone is a cone-shaped device designed to amplify spoken words or manufactured sounds (such as a warning siren). Megaphones have a long history stretching back to the ancient world. They are a naturally occurring acoustical enhancement. In other… Read the rest

Powered Megaphones & Bullhorns Amplify Speech

How To Choose a Powered Megaphone or Bullhorn What Are They? Embed from Getty Images Megaphones, also known as bullhorns, are instantly recognizable because of their distinctive conical or bell shape. For literally thousands of years sound, and particularly the human voice, has been projected by megaphones. This is due to the natural acoustic properties of a parabaloid. The shape… Read the rest

A Rain-or-Shine Solution for Outdoor Events

Rally Your Listeners With a Portable Hailer Sound System Summer’s arrival means different things to different people: boat races, baseball games, parades, even marching band competitions. What do all these events have in common? For each of these events, it’s crucial to get a portable sound system that lets your voice be heard in all kinds of weather conditions. Loud… Read the rest

7 Outdoor Sound Reinforcement Solutions

For outdoor events, you need a sound reinforcement system that packs the power necessary to make your voice and/or music heard. Indoors, acoustic reflections help the sound system amplify the sound. Outdoors, these reflections disappear, taking with them the perceived power of your system. To provide the same level of sound reinforcement as an indoor system, an outdoor system must… Read the rest

The 6 Principles for Choosing a PA System That’s Right for You

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

Line Array vs. Point Source PA Systems: Which is Ideal for You?

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

7 Solutions to Common Wireless Microphone Problems for Event Planners

Wireless microphones are a favorite standby for event and meeting planners. As an event planner, you’re likely aware of the many benefits that wireless microphones offer. Wireless microphones offer superior mobility for your presenters, help reduce stage clutter and tripping hazards, are incredibly easy to use, and come in a variety of configurations, including options for handheld or hands-free microphones,… Read the rest

3 MegaVox PA System Features Teachers Will Love

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

3 Tips for Choosing the Ideal Megaphone

Megaphones can provide powerful sound reinforcement and amplification during your outdoor events, no matter what season it is! Whether you’re paging cousins for dinner at a family reunion, rallying kids at summer camp or leading your congregation at a church gathering, the right megaphone helps amplify your voice so you can be heard by all. How can you be sure… Read the rest

Need A Mixer? Think Yamaha

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