May 9, 2013

Beginner’s Guide To PA Systems, Part 3: Amps & Speakers

Finding a studio monitor setup is relatively easy once you know what you are looking for.  In this instance, it will depend more on your price range and your spending limit than anything else, since most monitors come at around the same size, and most can be lifted into place with one person and two hands.  The reason cost is the biggest divisive issue here is that the costs between two pair can differ widely.  A similar looking set to one that costs only two hundred dollars, could easily cost two thousand.

PA speakers need to be looked at with a different approach, since the size of them is only a small factor in the grand scheme of it all.  Size will dictate how large of an audience these can play for, and the price of such a setup will typically fall right into line with the price.  The issue with PA speakers and PA systems in general is that they need to be matched with their power source and mixer.  Buying these components separately can be tricky, so a beginner might want to consider getting a package deal rather than trying to sweat the specs on that first purchase.