Your Questions: PA Or Studio Speakers For A House Party?

Rip up the sound system! If you're not careful, you'll end up literally ripping your speakers if you pick the wrong type to DJ with at a house party. Take our advice and do it right...

Digital DJ Tips forum reader Jamal writes: “I’m DJing at a medium sized house party say 30-40 people. I’ll be in an average sized room, but I have no idea what speakers to use. Would studio speakers do the job? Do I need a PA system?”

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Use Home Speakers At Parties

Damaged speakers

We’ve all done it, or at least been tempted. It could just happen because you end up with a few people back at yours and it ends up… you know… taking off. Or it could be more premeditated, kidding yourself that all will be fine if you just take your music system from home to the party venue.

Review & Video: LD Dave 12 G3 Compact PA System


The LD Dave G3 series is a range of compact and very affordable PA solutions designed to be thrown in the back of a small car, be easy to set up and use, and still give enough volume for smaller gigs.

Beginner’s Guide To PA Systems, Part 4: Cables & Soundchecking


In this fourth and final part of our beginner’s guide to PA systems we cover setting up and soundchecking. You’ll learn about the different types of cables, and how to get all the levels right so everything sounds perfect on the night.

Beginner’s Guide To PA Systems, Part 2: Common Questions


Now we’ve examined some PA system basics, it’s time to answer a few of the most common questions about PA systems

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


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.

How To Choose A Small DJ PA System


If you’re looking at DJ PA systems 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.