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.

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.

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

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

QSC TouchMix-16 Digital Mixer

QSC TouchMix-16 Digital Mixer

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Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar System

Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar System

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By Chris Marion | May 29, 2014

Let me start this review with a disclaimer and then a qualification. I am not a guitar player. But, in the last 35 years of my professional experience I have traveled the world playing with some of the best guitar players and I've literally recorded 1000s of songs listening to world-class guitar tone. In my experience with these phenomenal players, there are two things that are extremely important to guitarists, especially road warriors: tone and mobility. The Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar System addresses both of these issues with preeminent quality. Let's dig in!

Crown XTi 4002 Power Amp Review

Hands-On Review: Crown XTi 4002 Power Amp

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Power to the people—lots of power

Yamaha DBR Powered Speakers Review

Hands-on Review: Yamaha DBR Powered Speakers

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We give these newest budget-friendly and super-portable active PA speakers from Yamaha a thorough workout

Review: Electro-Voice ETX Powered Loudspeakers

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

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Hands-On Review: Line 6 StageSource L2t/L3t Speakers

Hands-On Review: Line 6 StageSource L2t/L3t Speakers

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Backline, Front-of-House and Monitor in One Box

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MSR400 Powered PA Speaker

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MSR400 Powered PA Speaker

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Performance, portability, and power

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