Live Sound Product Reviews

You can count on The HUB for the best in Hands-On Product Reviews when it comes to finding the right PA equipment and other live-sound gear to help your music sound great onstage. Whether you're looking for an audio mixer, microphones, stage monitors, PA speakers, or signal processors, we'll help you hone in on the best live sound equipment for your budget and music. We cover it all, giving you the facts and specs you need to choose wisely when shopping for powered stage subwoofers, speaker and mic stands, PA amplifiers, and both passive and powered speaker cabinets. We also cover both wired and wireless microphones and in-ear stage monitoring systems that protect your hearing while keeping you connected with the rest of the band.

Review: QSC K Series Powered Speakers

Hands-On Review: QSC K Series Powered Speakers

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Significantly raising the standard for powered portable PA speakers

Fender Passport Event Review

Hands-On Review: Fender Passport Event

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An all-in-one PA rig that’s easy to use and ideal for mid-sized venues

Review: Electro-Voice ETX Powered Loudspeakers

Hands-On Review: Electro-Voice ETX Powered Loudspeaker Series

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Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

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Legendary mixers with the latest technology

Hands-On Review: MXL V900 Stage & Studio Condenser Mic

Hands-On Review: MXL V900 Stage & Studio Condenser Mic

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Superb studio condenser vocals in a mic built for stage work

BOSE L1 Model 2 System Review

Hands-On Review: BOSE L1 Model II System

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The Model II System builds on an already category-defining portable LI PA platform from BOSE with extended output, control and configuration options.

The Indestructible Shure SM58 Mic

The Indestructible Shure SM58 Mic: Our Torture Tests Video Prove It’s a Survivor

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Shure Mike abuses this iconic mic with a series of punishing tests that would quickly trash lesser microphones

Back to the Future: Roland Rolls Out AIRA

Back to the Future: Roland Rolls Out AIRA

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New series links today's performance needs with Roland's legacy EDM gear

It's hard to believe that electronic synths, sequencers, and beat machines have been with us for going on four decades now. Roland led the march of the microprocessors that transformed the sounds of modern music; by the early 1980s the company's groundbreaking drum machines and synthesizers were reshaping the musical soundscape.

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

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Take the MG out for a spin and experience top-down performance

Hands-On Review: Kustom KPC Powered PA Speakers & Monitors

Hands-On Review: Kustom KPC Powered PA Speakers & Monitors

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You can believe your ears

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