Best PA System
Top 10 Best PA System in India | Jan 2021
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What is PA System?
A public address system (PA system) is an electronic system comprising microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and related equipment. It increases the apparent volume (loudness) of a human voice, musical instrument, or other acoustic sound source or recorded sound or music. PA systems are used in any public venue that requires that an announcer, performer, etc. be sufficiently audible at a distance or over a large area. Typical applications include sports stadiums, public transportation vehicles and facilities, and live or recorded music venues and events. A PA system may include multiple microphones or other sound sources, a mixing console to combine and modify multiple sources, and multiple amplifiers and loudspeakers for louder volume or wider distribution.
Simple PA systems are often used in small venues such as school auditoriums, churches, and small bars. PA systems with many speakers are widely used to make announcements in public, institutional and commercial buildings and locations—such as schools, stadiums, and passenger vessels and aircraft. Intercom systems, installed in many buildings, have both speakers throughout a building, and microphones in many rooms so occupants can respond to announcements. PA and Intercom systems are commonly used as part of an emergency communication system.
Why PA System?
A portable PA System aids your vocal cords by amplifying sound. You can speak to an audience without needing a whole nightclub speaker package.
Commonly, the user will find microphones, speakers, and an amplifier embedded into one Portable PA System. Some budget-breakers may include multiple microphone ports, other audio connection jacks, a mixer to tune your output, and more than one speaker to cover a greater sound distance.
Best PA system | Buying Guide : Things to consider while buying a PA system
Getting your hands on the best portable PA System is a no-brainer, but buying the best system for your needs might be a little tough. It’s even tougher if you don’t know what those needs are, exactly.
Achieving consistently high-quality live sound can be a challenge. Your choice of PA speakers can determine whether you’re mixing to make something good sound great or struggling to solve sound-reinforcement problems. There are three basic categories of PA systems:
- Personal PAs consist of single speakers or mini speaker arrays, which serve as both main speakers and monitors.
- Medium-sized PAs consist of a pair of stand-mounted speakers on either side of the stage plus simple monitor wedges.
- Full-scale PAs involve multi-speaker line arrays and complex monitoring systems.
Typically a PA system will consist of four main groups of components:
- Speakers – we all know what these do! Different speakers are designed to handle different wattages and project sound in different ways, depending on your venue or audience! You can get passive (without power) or active (powered) speakers – we’ll go into more detail on this later in this article!
- Mixers – the mixer acts as the central hub of the setup, controlling what goes in (microphones, instruments, computers & other sound sources) and what goes out (how many amplifiers, speakers, headphones and so on). You’ll find mixers vary in size; the bigger the mixer, the more inputs, outputs, faders, controls and options it’ll have!
- Amplifiers – these are only required if you have high-powered/a large number of passive speakers that need a signal boost. The signal from a mixer could be considered relatively low, so a power amp will boost it to produce higher volume and clarity for larger setups! If your speakers are active, they’ll be able to amplify themselves, thus omitting the need for an amplifier.
- Cables & accessories – it may be obvious, but the types of cabling and accessories can often determine how effective your setup will be. You’ll need to consider specific cables to handle the power of the speakers, as well as stands, bags/cases and adapters among other things!
These are usually the essential elements for a fully-functioning PA system, but it’s worth noting that some systems combine these aspects for more compact or portable applications.
Beyond the three main aspects, you’ll find various additions that work for specific scenarios. Here are some extra components you may encounter:
- Microphones – some PA system packages come with microphones included (more on this later), but there are many types to consider. Dynamic handheld mics for vocals & speaking, headset mics for easy mobility, instrument mics for live performances and so on!
- Monitors – PA systems are great at sending sound outwards to your audience, but it can sometimes be hard to hear yourself on stage or behind the speakers. Monitors are smaller speakers that are designed to face the performer / speaker to feed some of the sound back – particularly useful at loud events! You’ll often several of them lined up across large stages.
- Subwoofers – as you may have guessed from the term sub, these control the bass frequencies of your sound. Most speakers have built-in subwoofers, but for larger systems you may want a dedicated bass-boost!
- Stage / DI Boxes – having lots of instruments, microphones and sources leading to a mixer can make for a messy, unsafe stage setup. A stage box can put extra distance between the mixer and the stage, allowing you to tidy up your cables on stage whilst still being able to connect them to your mixer and retain sound quality. A DI box takes an unbalanced signal from an input and makes it balanced – louder, clearer and without noise!
- Effects – also called outboard effects, these allow you to change the quality of your sound to a great extent than your mixer will. Add EQ settings, reverb, delay, modulation and more!
Now that we’ve covered the basics of what a PA system is and how it works, let’s take a closer look at the essential parts of the setup!
Without speakers, there’d be no noise whatsoever – so we thought we’d start with them! PA speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and your requirements will likely determine the one(s) you choose.
One of the first things to consider is whether you need passive or active speakers. Here’s a breakdown of the difference:
Passive speakers have no built-in power supply, so need to be powered externally to make sound. This is usually achieved with a power amplifier that can power multiple speakers. Passive speakers are usually better if you need either a large system or are looking to expand in the future, as you can easily power them all using a small number of power sources. They’re also a lot lighter due to a lack of built-in electronics, meaning they’re easier to cart around in bulk!
This means that these speakers are powered at the mains, usually with their own on-off switch, volume control and extra connectivity options. Because the power and amplifier are built-in, active speakers are far easier to set up and more practical to connect to various sources. They’re ideal for smaller setups, as each speaker needs its own plug point, and you don’t need to transport any extra power components or cables to use them!
You’ll also want to consider the following details when it comes to choosing speakers:
- Wattage – to put it simply, the higher the wattage, the louder the speaker will go. Many speakers on the market hover around the 1000W mark, which will pack enough punch for many events up to 1000 capacity. If the size of venue, size of audience or number of input sources increases, more wattage will likely be required.
- Size & Weight – whether you’re moving your PA speakers from the store room to the stage, or carting it halfway across the world, you’ll need to consider the practicality. Do you want active speakers that require fewer parts but are slightly heavier, or are you happy with lighter passive speakers and a bulky amplifier?
- Sound Quality – naturally, many PA speakers sound slightly different. Some have a bigger low-end emphasis, some work better at louder volumes, and so on. This entirely depends on what you’ll be using it for; will you be doing public speaking at low volume? Low-end and loudness may not be your priority, but rather clarity!
As we mentioned earlier, the mixer is the central hub of your PA system – the mothership, if you will. It’ll control what goes in, what goes out, the volumes of each independent aspect, and so on. The mixer you’ll want will depend on the usage you want to get out of your PA system; if you need a simple setup for smaller events, a small mixer with 10 channels or less will suffice. However, if your venue is larger, or your system is for a large musical ensemble, you’ll need more inputs and possibly more outputs, meaning a bigger mixer!
Here are a couple of main things to consider when it comes to choosing your mixer:
- Inputs – as we’ve briefly touched on, this is essentially the number of things you want to amplify. If it’s just a public speaking event with a handful of mics, or background music, you’ll only need a handful of inputs. If, however, you’re mixing a live gig with a big band or choir, you may well need a higher number of inputs to cope!
- Outputs – as the term suggests, this is the number of things you want the sound to travel to. Speakers, subwoofers, headphones, monitors, direct line-outs for recording and so on. Most basic PA setups will have a handful of outputs, and a separate headphone output so you can listen closely to the mix. If your venue is larger and you require more speakers, more outputs will be required.
- Extra Connectivity – bluetooth, USB, internet…you get the picture! You may want additional connectivity options if your rig is closely linked to a computer, for example if you’re using backing tracks. Bluetooth is also immensely useful if you’re frequently changing between backing tracks/playlists and a live mix…or if you’re DJing at a wedding reception and somebody has a request!
- Effects – not essential if you’re organising public speaking or a dance class, but for live music mixes, a little reverb and delay can be immensely useful. This is mostly applicable to live vocals, which can otherwise sound a little dry.
- Practicality – as with speakers, bear in mind how often you’ll need to be carting your mixer around. If you’re expecting to be frequently setting up and packing down, then a lightweight monitor may be ideal. Whereas if your mix involves a lot of inputs & outputs, you may have no choice but to bite the bullet and get a monster mixer!
On most mixers, you’ll see a vast array of buttons, knobs, faders and lights that may look a little daunting. Here are a couple of things that you’ll typically find:
- Faders – as you may instinctively know, this controls the volume of a channel. Take note of the clipping level, often indicated by coloured LEDs: green means quiet/sensible volume, amber means loud and prominent, and red means too loud/distorting. Avoid the red at all costs, and aim to tread between green and amber.
- Gain – this controls how hard you’re driving a preamp signal. To most people’s ears, adjusting this will increase or decrease volume, but as it controls the preamp, it can result in distortion at higher levels. Be mindful of your gain levels to avoid this, and instead use the main fader to control volume!
- EQ – short for equalisation, this will control the shape of your sound. It’ll often be split into at least 3 separate knobs for high, mid and low frequencies. For example, if you’re mixing a cello, you’ll want to boost the low frequencies, whereas if you’re mixing a violin, emphasise the mid & high frequencies.
- Pan – this controls where your signal sits in a stereo mix. Many PA systems consist of at least two speakers, placed left and right. Adjusting the pan on a channel will determine which side it’ll come out on! It’s not just a case of one or the other – panning can be adjusted by small amounts to find the perfect stereo placement.
- +48V – this is your phantom power. It’s used to power dynamic microphones, which won’t work without it. Be cautious to only use it with mics that need it, as you can damage or completely destroy more sensitive microphones with this feature!
- Aux – short for auxiliary, this controls the level of signal going to other outputs. For example, you may have a signal going to stage monitors, or a recording device.
Cables & Accessories
It’s all very well and good having the key elements to your system sorted out – but without the accessories to tie them together, you won’t get very far!
Whether it’s carry cases or bags for the different elements of your setup, or crucial things like cables and stands, there’s plenty to consider. The good news is that it comes in a little more affordable than some of the stuff we’ve already discussed!
Some PA systems, mixers, amps or speakers come with the basic connectivity required, but you’ll want to be prepared just in case. There are four main connectors that you’ll come across:
- XLR – this three-pin connection is most commonly used to connect microphones to systems, but you’ll find it can also be used to connect other input sources, as well as connecting certain speakers to mixers. Many active PA speakers can be connected to mixers using XLR. Its two main benefits are the fact that it carries a balanced signal (isn’t affected by electronic or static interference as badly) and it can transmit 48V phantom power for use with microphones.
- Jack – also known as TS (mono) or TRS (stereo), these are often used to connect instruments to inputs, such as guitars to guitar amplifiers. You may find that many PA speakers or mixers do have direct jack inputs for practicality, but unlike XLR, their signal is unbalanced. This means it’s susceptible to noise, especially over long distances.
- Speakon – these are capable of much higher-current balanced signals. Speakon cables are insulated to prevent shocks and shorting when disconnected, as well as being air-tight to prevent anything damaging your connection while in use. They also lock into their input when twisted clockwise, ensuring that nothing becomes disconnected accidentally!
- RCA – these connections are far smaller, and often used to connect external, low-output devices like phones, laptops, audio gadgets and so on. You’ll most often find these on mixers (or some active PA speakers). An RCA connection usually requires two plugs, often colour-coded red and white, to capture true stereo.
If your PA system travels with you, or spends some of its time in storage when not in use, you may want to consider covering it up. Many manufacturers offer hardcases, slip-on covers or carry bags for PA systems and speakers.
What to Look For
The best way to start building a PA speaker system is to create a checklist of your needs.
How big and how many?
Without getting into the math of acoustics or the volume of air in a room, being able to generalize how much space you need to fill with sound is a great place to start. Both the volume of the room and its shape combined with the number of people in it will determine what type of speaker setup would work best. Coffeehouse and small-bar gigs obviously don’t require as much gear as you’d need for a larger club. For those larger venues, think in terms of how many seats are in the venue. For outdoor shows, room acoustics aren’t a consideration, so you’ll need to base your choice on how many people you need to reach. Remember that your audience members are all absorbing sound from the speakers: the more people who attend, the more power you need to compensate for that sound being absorbed.
Powered or unpowered?
If you’re a gigging musician and you’re managing your own sound system, we can almost guarantee you’ll be much happier with the convenience of powered speakers. If you’re running a quickly growing production company, you may prefer the flexible, modular nature of passive speaker systems. As we covered in the “Powered vs. Unpowered” section above, you should let your workflow determine which is best.
How much power do I need?
If you’re using powered speakers, then you don’t have to worry about matching an amplifier to the speaker. But, if you’re using passive speakers, it’s crucial to provide them with the correct amount of power. Fortunately, you can determine this without having to do (much) math. JBL recommends that, in general sound-reinforcement situations, you use an amp that delivers equal to or up to double the IEC power rating of the loudspeaker; for example, a speaker rated at 300-watts capacity needs a 300- to 600-watt amp. Contrary to popular belief, underpowering your speakers won’t damage them — unless you are overdriving the amp. Rather, it’s clipping that damages your speakers, and lower-powered amplifiers will be driven into clipping sooner than higher-powered ones. So, if you’re using a 20-watt amplifier with 200-watt speakers, don’t crank the amp until it distorts. If you follow that rule, then you’re good to go.
Do I need a subwoofer?
As we mentioned in the subwoofer section above, any live sound situation will sound richer and more vibrant with the full-range performance you get from adding a sub to your system. But, do you really need it? Well, if your system is mainly for spoken word and a cappella singing, you can probably get away without having one. It’s the same if you’re mostly playing very small rooms. Other than some very specific situations, most performances will simply sound better with the extra bass power added by a subwoofer. If it’s not in your budget now, don’t simply buy bigger speakers to try to compensate. Plan your system and budget with the aim of adding a subwoofer in the near future, and you’ll be much happier in the long run.
Top 10 Best PA System – [Updated and Highly Recommended]
The Studiomaster Professional Muse 61 is a versatile portable loudspeaker that features a built-in rechargeable battery, a wireless handheld microphone and a media player-cum-recorder with Bluetooth ideal for a variety mobile PA and personal sound reinforcement applications
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Built-in rechargeable battery
Wireless handheld microphone
Media player-cum-recorder with Bluetooth
Ideal for a variety mobile PA and personal sound reinforcement applications
- Multi-purpose, 150-Watt, active speaker for vocal and keyboard monitoring, multi-media, press conferences and home recording studio, etc.
- Revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology: enormous power, incredible sonic performance and super-light weight
- 5.25" premium-quality, full-range neodymium driver
- Ultra-low noise 3-channel mixer with 3-band EQ
- 2 "Invisible" Mic Preamps with phantom power for condenser microphones and 1 instrument-ready input (no DI required)
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- Country of Origin: Germany
Class-D amplifier technology and internal switchmode power supplies, the B205D speaker not only sounds great, it weighs considerably less than most competing active speakers. It pumps out 150 of the cleanest, punchiest watts you’ve ever heard from a compact loudspeaker, and you can link additional systems via a handy Thru socket. A built-in mixer provides 3 input channels, including a switchable instrument-ready input (no DI required), and also features a dedicated 3-band EQ (bass/mid/treble) for simple, yet effective tonal control.
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Active speaker for vocal and keyboard monitoring,
Revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology: enormous power, incredible sonic performance and super-light weight
Ultra-low noise 3-channel mixer with 3-band EQ
- All-in-one packaged PA with proven JBL Professional sound quality
- Carry the compact and ultra-light EON ONE PRO with just one hand—it’s only 35 lbs/16 kg
- Perform for up to 6 hours without recharging, courtesy of its extended-life lithium-ion battery
- Deliver chest-thumping bass through an unobstructed 8” subwoofer with accurate low-frequency response
- Easily plug in and mix multiple microphones and instruments through its integrated 7-channel analog mixer featuring Hi-Z inputs and phantom power
- Get your optimal sound with bass, treble and reverb controls
- Stream break music or backing tracks from your mobile device via Bluetooth.
- Keep your mobile device handy and powered up with a built-in stand and USB charging port
- Capture the moment or add lighting effects with the built-in accessory mount for a camera or lighting element
- The next generation of the best-selling choice* for live performances, conferences, events and more—now 25% smaller
The eon one pro empowers you to give your fans incredible live experiences, wherever your inspiration takes you-on a mountain or the beach, subway or streetside-even where there’s no power outlet. Legendary JBL professional sound the culmination of over 70 years of professional audio innovation, the eon one pro provides superior sound so you can sound great no matter where you play.
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Seven-channel mixer with bluetooth streaming audio
Pass-thru XLR connector USB charging port and tablet stand
8” subwoofer that delivers low-end response that your audience can really feel
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In-Built speakers and Bluetooth Facility
USB voice recording facility
- 800-watt portable PA system Ideal for small to medium-sized venues (audiences of 60–100) Packs up into a single portable unit that weighs just over 40lb Lightweight Class D amplifier produces 2 x 400 watts of stereo power Dual 2-way speakers with 8" woofers and 1" HF drivers Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music Removable 8-channel mixer Four Mic/Line inputs (XLR and 1/4") for microphones and line level devices Hi-Z input for direct guitar connections
- English (Publication Language)
Portable Power. Samson’s Expedition XP800 is an all-in-one sound system that offers excellent audio quality with quick and easy setup. Providing 800 watts of power, the XP800 features a lightweight, 8-channel powered mixer and two 8″ speakers. For enhanced portability, the XP800 offers a unique speaker-locking design that allows the system and all its components to be packed up and transported as a single unit weighing just over 40 pounds. Expedition for Everyone The XP800 is ideal for education, business and house of worship applications because users with limited PA experience can set it up quickly and efficiently. With Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream audio from laptops, tablets and smartphones, the XP800 is also perfect for presentations, parties and karaoke. The XP800 includes a USB Wireless port for integrating Stage XPD USB Digital Wireless Systems (sold separately), now available in handheld, headset and lavalier configurations. Full-Featured Musicians and more experienced sound operators will benefit from the XP800’s advanced features such as monitor outputs for expanding your signal with active speakers, selectable digital effects and 2-band (Bass and Treble) EQ on all input channels. The inclusion of four mic preamps and multiple stereo connection options optimize the XP800 for band rehearsals and performances. Flexible Sound The XP800’s speaker enclosures feature a tilt-back design so they can be used as stage monitors, as well as 1 3/8″ speaker stands mounts. The mixer section can be removed and mounted on any standard mic stand using Samson’s SMS308 Mixer (sold separately).
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Dual 2-way speakers
Lightweight and portable
- All-in-one portable digital PA system suitable for use anywhere with powerful high-quality stereo sound for audiences of up to 80 people
- No setup required, just plug in and go! Powered by AC power or eight AA batteries
- Four custom-designed 6.5" speakers and two tweeters for wide stereo projection with built-in effects: EQ, reverb, delay, and wide (on/off per channel)
- Four-channel configuration: two channels for mic/instruments plus two channels for stereo inputs, Stereo Aux input with dedicated volume-control knob
- Advanced Intelligent Anti-Feedback function
Plug into the lightweight BA-330, and you won’t believe your ears! Not only does this portable PA rig give you four channels of amazing sound, but it can also be battery powered, so you can take that amazing sound anywhere. It’s even got built-in effects right built-in, so you can add a pro sheen to your sound. Need to play backing tracks? Use the auxiliary in to play music from your MP3 or CD player (there’s even a built-in pocket to hold it!). The Roland BA-330 is your take-anywhere PA!
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Powerful high-quality stereo sound
No setup required
Advanced Intelligent Anti-Feedback function
The STAGEPAS 1K is an all-in-one portable PA system that allows you to quickly and easily transform any location into your stage. Delivering professional level audio performance with a setup so simple it enables aspiring artists to focus on their music and get the most out of their performances. The STAGEPAS 1K surpasses other portable PAs with the highest standard of sound quality and sound pressure, lightweight cabinet design, professional mixing functions, and simple operability. By adopting a concert-quality mixer and speaker, we have defined a new standard for portable PA by utilizing Yamaha’s unique experience and know-how developed over decades of producing innovative, professional audio equipment from every stage of music engineering and production.
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Lightweight cabinet design
Professional mixing functions
Advanced Intelligent Anti-Feedback function
- Powerful, crystal clear sound - 100 W of power (peak) fused with a high-quality 8-Inch woofer, 3-Inch tweeter to deliver big sound in a small package
- Mic ready - Two line/mic channels with XLR-¼-Inch (6.35 mm) combo inputs and independent volume controls
- Connectivity covered - Stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device via NFC easy-pair. No Bluetooth? Connect any non-Bluetooth device via the AUX input
- Recharge and play - Built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 35 hours continuous use. There's even a USB charging port for phones, tablets and more
- Full-on FX - 15 Built-in Alesis digital effects that include reverb, echo and much more make your on-the-go performances sound like big budget productions
100 W Pro PA performance in a portable package Uber FX is a self-powered portable wireless PA system with Bluetooth technology and professional features. It’s the perfect solution for delivering hours of clear, punchy, high-fidelity sound from a wide variety of wireless or hard-wired signal sources, whether you have access to AC power or not. Uber FX is ideal for musicians performing outdoors who can’t be limited by their access to AC power and who still want to have all the versatility and capability of a great studio-based sound system. Uber FX delivers, on all counts, with its 15 built-in digital effects by world-renowned Alesis and a two-band EQ for precise tonal adjustment. But it’s not just for musicians – It’s also perfect for business meetings, backyard parties and award/graduation ceremonies. Connectivity and convenience covered The Uber FX features two input channels, each with their own independent volume control. With two conveniently located XLR/ ¼-Inch combo inputs, the Uber FX guarantees to accommodate any setup scenario with ease – May it be an important speech or the ultimate karaoke performance. Easy pair Bluetooth Don’t fumble around your speaker waiting for your device to connect – With Uber FX Bluetooth setup is a breeze. Thanks to NFC easy pair, connecting any Bluetooth-enabled device (Smart Phones, iPhones, Tablets, iPads, iPods) couldn’t be any simpler. No AC power? No problem The last thing you want to worry about during an event is having to plug in your speaker to AC power because the battery has gone flat. The Uber FX comes with a long-lasting 45-hour rechargeable battery, that guarantees to keep the party going all through the night. Built-in FX Uber FX delivers, on all counts. With its 15 built-in digital effects (including reverb, delay, echo and much more) by world-renowned Alesis, and a two-band EQ for precise tonal adjustment, making your live performance sound like bug-budget productions couldn’t be simpler.
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Powerful, crystal clear sound
Stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device via NFC easy-pair
Built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 35 hours continuous use
- Type: Class-D Amplifier Number of Speakers: 2 Wattage: 375 Watts
- Inputs: 4x XLR Mic / Line, 1x 1/4-inch Instrument/Line, 1x Stereo, 1/4-inch, 1x Stereo 1/8-inch, 1x Bluetooth stereo
- Included accessories: Hand microphone with cable, 2x Speaker cables, and Power cord
- Switch: Bluetooth Pair Switch
- Colour: Black
The Fender Passport EVENT Portable PA System is an ideal pick for party gigs, sporting events, and seminars. The compact design of this audio system makes it portable. The Passport EVENT comes with a handheld dynamic microphone, speaker cables, and a detachable power cable. You obtain 375 watts of output power from this system. It offers support for Bluetooth connectivity, thus allowing for seamless interfacing with other devices without the hassle of cable management. Other features include XLR and 1/4″ mic/line inputs for connection to source, Hi-Z 1/4″ input for guitars, 1/8″ stereo input for playback of recorded material, and Sub Out jack for connection to subwoofer.
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Sub Out jack for connection to subwoofer
Offers support for Bluetooth connectivity
- Quickly and wirelessly configure, control, and monitor up to six EVOLVE 50 systems simultaneously
- High-quality Bluetooth audio streaming for background music or musical accompaniment
- Ultra-wide 120 Degree horizontal coverage via custom designed waveguides and array-formed 40 Degree asymmetrical vertical coverage
- Quick Smart DSP provides best-in-class processing via EV's signature single-knob user interface with LCD
- Light weight and intuitive assembly via the magnet assisted sub pole make a quality performance easier than ever
Evolve 50 Portable Linear Column Array Loudspeaker. This highly portable, column-style PA system delivers an uncompromising combination of low-profile aesthetics and superior audio performance. Designed for quick and easy assembly, the EVOLVE 50 delivers up to 1,000 watts of room-filling sound virtually anywhere you need it. The symmetrical aluminum subwoofer pole with an integrated wire assembly makes setup a breeze, while a magnetic assist latch securely locks the sub pole in place. The full-range column array of eight 3.5 in. neodymium drivers are directed using custom-designed waveguides for consistent 120° coverage. Providing the low-end punch for the EVOLVE 50 is a 12 in. ferrite woofer, which is housed in a ported, wooden subwoofer enclosure for optimal acoustic performance. A Class-D amplifier provides up to 1,000 watts of peak output power, distributing 500W to the subwoofer and 500W to the column array. The input panel features EV’s industry-leading QuickSmartDSP interface-allowing intuitive navigation of system parameters via an LCD with single-knob control-as well as multiple options for signal routing and inputs. The new Electro-Voice QuickSmart Mobile application utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) technology for the wireless configuration, control, and monitoring of up to six EVOLVE 50 systems simultaneously. High-resolution Bluetooth audio streaming adds convenience for wireless music playback in breakout rooms, intermission, and musical accompaniment. Electro-Voice quality and testing procedures far exceed the industry norm to yield efficient and effective electro-acoustic performance. The result is the creation of components that deliver an accurate, linear response at the system’s highest output levels. When applied to EVOLVE 50, this engineering philosophy results in a system that brings a new sonic benchmark to the column speaker segment, all packaged in a sleek and portable enclosure that blends into the background in any application from a…
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Quickly and wirelessly configure
Ultra-wide 120 Degree horizontal coverage
Benefits of PA System
A public address system gives you an immediate way to address everyone at a given location. Even though it’s a more traditional form of communicating to large groups of people, it still offers advantages over modern formats.
1. Public address systems easily cut through background noise: chatter, music, even loud local noises.
2. Whatever the speaker’s voice, that effect of capturing attention is the same. Having a good voice over loudspeaker is a bonus, but it isn’t crucial. This means that soft voices, shy voices, whatever it might be, will still come across to people as informational in nature.
3. You can text blast an area with a notification, but this tends to annoy customers, guests, and attendees. It also feels like a violation of privacy. Many people maintain very private settings on their phones. This means they won’t even get the text, and if they do, they’ll feel angry that their mobile device has been used this way.
4. A public address system is relatively easy to maintain. The technology has become modernized and installation can be done with a minimal footprint. Maintenance is straightforward, and someone can be trained to operate the system with ease. We even help you and your employees learn PA system training when we do our installations. We know PA system training on the front end will make sure you get the most out of your equipment.
5. Communication is crucial to the success of any large organization. With the invention of email and cell phones we can be in constant contact with our employees throughout the day, making communication seamless. Though they have been around for decades, PA or Public Address systems continue to play a vital role in communication. Loud, busy areas such as train stations, department stores and schools continue to rely on PA systems to communicate effectively with both groups and individuals.
6. PA systems are perfect for locating individuals in a large group. If you need to find a specific individual such as one particular student or customer but are unsure where they might be in the building then making an announcement over the PA system is one of the most efficient ways to locate them and give them your message.
Ask yourself the right questions; are you an instructor, always on the move & working in small spaces? Perhaps you need an all-in-one portable system. Are you organising live sound for frequent open-space events? Perhaps the full passive speaker + power amp + subwoofer setup will be what you’re after. Now that you know what’s what, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on what you need – and you’ll be able to get it up and running!
If you’ve been tasked with buying a new PA system, or you’re considering upgrading an existing one, it can be difficult to know where to start. Our aim with this article was to deconstruct what goes into a PA setup, and in doing so, to help you understand how to approach putting one together!