July 11, 2013
An amplifier is something that some of us many never have to use, and some of us might use every day. We are lucky enough to have decent products that can work without having to plug them in to something else, so those of us who have a set of nice powered speakers will never have to worry about finding a good amp for their system. However, if you are traveling on the road as part of a gig and your job is to set up speakers and cabinets, you are probably going to have to amp your system using an external rack with load of connections and wires.
There is another group of individuals who will make use of an amp or two in their lifetimes; these are the home theatre guys and audiophiles. True audiophile speakers do not come bundled with internal power supplies – they come built …
August 13, 2012
The UniqueSquared Help Desk is back and this time we are covering the difference between active and passive speakers. A lot of people have been asking us what the difference is between the two and what are the advantages that each speaker type can provide. Well check out our video below to get all the answers.…
July 16, 2012
THIS INFORMATION IS BASED ON MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE FROM PROFESSIONAL SOUND ENGINEERS. ALWAYS CONSULT THE EQUIPMENT’S MANUAL OR CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR EQUIPMENT.
If you don’t have much experience setting up powered amplifiers with passive PA speakers then you have come to the right place. First I’m going to explain how to setup a traditional PA setup with one stereo amplifier and two speakers. Next I will explain how to add speakers to that system. Finally, I will explain bridge-mono, when you use it, and how you set it up.
Two Speaker Setup:
There are two simple rules of thumb you must follow when you are choosing an amp for your PA speaker setup.
1. Get an amp that’s 50% more powerful than your speakers.
2. Match your speakers’ ohm rating to your amps ohm rating
Let me take a moment to explain watts …