April 25th, 2013
by Terry 42
The Mackie Thump is a popular PA for DJs, with the speakers containing the amplifiers meaning there’s no need to carry separate amps. Here the speakers are pictured with a small PA mixer.
Stuck understanding PA systems? Need to rent or buy one for your shows? Scared about plugging into or playing on a PA? Want to know why you need one at all, when you could take your home stereo speakers to the party and use those instead? If so, trust me – you’re not alone. This guide is here to help.
I’ve helped lots of DJs like you, as well as many live acts, with getting the best from PA systems, and I’ve been doing it for a long time – even longer than the 15 years I’ve been DJing. In that time I have used lots of different PA systems, in places from small wedding venues right up to festivals with tens of thousands of people.
November 19th, 2012
Yamaha’s new DXR range offers various combinations of active mids/tops and subwoofers that can be assembled into a PA system for small to medium gigs.
So you’re looking at DJ PA systems. Maybe you read part one of this two-part series, Small PA System Vs Monitor Speakers For DJing. Or maybe you’ve been asked to play some parties, or got a paid-for DJ booking.
Whatever the reason, if you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your gear with a DJ PA system but you’re not sure where to start, in this article we’re going to arm you with all you need to make an informed choice.