When announcing live, performing in a band or throwing a big party, having powered PA speakers is a real must to get the crowd going. Compared to other types of speakers, powered PA speakers provide better convenience and the ability to really amplify sound without losing quality.
A powered PA speaker encompasses all that is required to run, making it super quick to set up, including the casing, electrical cord and speaker. It's easy to see how much easier these speaker systems to transport for musicians and speakers compared to large bulky speakers on the market that require a lot of time to set up. New PA systems take out the work setting up.
Integration of amplifier and speaker saves more than legwork, it lets you forget about producing good sound because it's already setup to deliver it. While a great sound system will not get any complaints a bad one will and a poor match may result in rubbish quality in sound.
PA speakers have become highly popular and this has led the influx in new systems being produced from a number of manufacturers. Most people may not be able to tell from one speaker to another. They do all look alike and have the same function of producing sound right? However when buying powered PA speakers you need to consider how you will be using them and what kind of amplification you need.
One of the key aspects to consider is the quality of sound. Sound quality is important for all uses whether for making a speech or rocking out. Secondly size should be considered. While bigger is sometimes better, you don't want to be stuck with a great big system to transport. On the other hand a very small system may fail to deliver the sound you need to a big crowd. Find a system that delivers enough power but isn't going to be a burden when on the move.
Though the demand for PA speakers isn't as high as regular speakers, there is still a good number of makers that have developed a range of PA systems. Fender, JBL and Yamaha offer a selection of small and large powered speakers for all kinds of performance needs.
A speaker or performer with a bad PA system may be remembered for all the wrong reasons. This is why it is so essential to really have a grasp of what certain powered PA speakers can do before committing a purchase. To do this you should read the product specification and if possible test out the speaker before investing.