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Taylor

Taylor
June 4, 2013

Cerwin-Vega P-Series Overview

The P-Series is the latest design in the Cerwin-Vega line of powered loudspeakers. The P-1500X is a 2 way, full range speaker with 1500 watts of power and the P-1800SX is an 18 inch sub woofer with 2000 watts dynamic, and 650 watts of continuous power. The biggest appeal to the Cerwin Vega P-Series is that they pack a lot of power and sound without costing a lot when compared to other speakers with the same or similar specifications. Here are some of the highlights of the P-Series line to show you why you should keep the Cerwin Vega P-Series on your radar when choosing your next powered speaker setup.

P-1500X

The P-1500X has a hemi-conical horn and a 15 inch bass reflex active speaker. The hemi-conical horn is built to give you a very wide dispersion so no matter where you are in the room, you have a high range of …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
May 5, 2013

Beginner’s Guide To PA Systems, Part 1: Basics

The word “PA system” is often misunderstood and is taken to mean something that it isn’t.  It is very similar to what we mean when we say RCA cables or Kleenex – we’ve given the maker of a product that product definition.  But that’s alright; there is naturally some confusion when it comes to speaker systems, as it is not just as simple as plugging in a speaker.  Today, speaker systems come in all types and varieties, and one can have an active speaker system that will suit their needs just fine – but if they want a system to be more flexible, it helps to know about speaker systems in general.

A PA system usually consists of a PA mixer as well as an amplifier in line with a speaker.  The key part here is the PA mixer.  This mixer does things similar to a DJ mixer, …

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Taylor

Taylor
August 28, 2012

Mackie DLM Speakers: A Report from Seattle

When most of us think of Seattle we think of great coffee, endless rain storms, and of course the birthplace of grunge rock. For someone who has never been to Seattle before, I was expecting a fresh brewed cup of rain with Soundgarden playing in the background. While baggage claim did provide the Superunknown soundtrack I had always wanted, the real purpose of this trip was to witness the announcement of Mackie’s newest line of portable PA speakers. The DLM Series of powered loudspeakers are the second big announcement from Mackie this year following on the heels of their new iPad controlled mixing console the DL1608. Both products were on full display at the Barboza club in downtown Seattle where John Boudreau, Vice President of the Mackie Brand Group, unveiled the speakers, gave a rundown of their features, and let the whole room full of dealers, distributors, and the press …

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Chris

Chris
August 15, 2012

Help Desk: Audio Cables

When you get into talking about cables with an audiophile you will quickly hear a lot of letters being thrown around like, XLR, RCA, TS, TRS, and don’t forget your speaker cables.  Audio cables don’t carry the same drool inducing response that a new analog synthesizer does but you have to know how to connect all your gear.  Whether you are getting ready to build up your home studio, play your first DJ set, or get a PA System for your garage band our Help Desk: Audio Cables video will set you straight.…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 2, 2012

Choosing the Right Portable PA System

If you are starting to get serious about your DJing, then inevitably you will start booking gigs, some of which will occur at venues that lack a house sound system.  If you don’t already have one, a solid portable PA system is definitely in your future, and it’s a great investment for your DJ career.

There are many options to choose from, but you should first determine your budget and specific needs before making your choice.  How often will you be using it?  Where will it be used, and how many people will you be playing for?  How much power do I need to rock the party?  There, there young padawans, we are here to help.  Here’s some vital info that will help you in your decision to purchase a portable PA system.

Tabletop, Speaker Boxes, and the Bass below

If you are a DJ, then you probably have some …