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

iOS Gear for Vocalists Buying Guide

Apple’s iOS has rapidly become a serious platform for musicians who use its numerous apps to work efficiently, especially on the go. Whether creating pro-quality recordings, performing, sharing music with your band, or getting in more practice, players at all levels are using their iPads and iPhones as a hub for their musical exploits.

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How to choose the right monitor speakers to match your music and budget

How to Choose the Right Guitar or Bass Amp Replacement Speakers

A Musician’s Friend Buying Guide

The ins and outs of replacing and upgrading speakers in guitar and bass combo amps and speaker cabinets

Tweak your amp tone

By Chris Loeffler

Utility and availability made the 12" speaker the industry default for guitar amplifiers shortly after guitar amps became a serious business. 10" and even 15" speakers have always been available and have even been stock in many acclaimed vintage amps, but at the end of the day the typical tube guitar amp you find in a music shop is going to be rocking a 12" speaker (or two… or four). While 12" speakers benefit from a rich mid-range and deep bass (not to mention most amplifiers and pickups being tuned to them), there's a certain higher frequency bandwidth, focus, and speed of response that a 10" speaker brings to the table that makes for easy, toneful guitar recording while avoiding stepping over the bass player's frequencies.

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MSR400 Powered PA Speaker

Performance, portability, and power

Tech Tip: Wattage, Speaker Efficiency, and Amplifier "Loudness"

When it comes to volume, wattage is only part of the equation

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

You can believe your ears

Hands-On Review: Kustom KPC PA Speakers and Monitors

Great sound at a great price!

Hands-On Review: QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker

A triple threat in powered speakers

Hands-On Review: Eminence Replacement Guitar Speakers

Changing your speakers to improve your tone

Soundcheck: Celestion Blue & G12 Series Speakers

Guitar World - Sound check!

Hands-On Review: Electro-Voice ELX112P Powered Speaker

An outstanding choice for a two-way powered loudspeaker

Hands-On Review: Cerwin-Vega P1500X & P1800SX Active Speakers

DJ System, or is it suited for Live Sound too?

Hands-On Review: JBL EON 515XT Powered Speakers

Evolving powered speaker solutions for musicians on a budget

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