PA Systems

How to Choose the Right DJ Equipment

Shop smart for DJ controllers, interfaces, software and hardware. Know what to look for when building a rig to fit your budget and skills.

Hands-On Review: QSC K Series Powered Speakers

Significantly raising the standard for powered portable PA speakers

Hands-On Review: QSC GX7a Power Amplifier

More of the power you need, less of the stuff you don't

Stage Monitors Buying Guide

How to choose the right stage monitor speakers or in-ear monitors to match your budget, music and shows

Hands-On Review: BOSE L1 Model II System

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

Tech Tip: Using a Powered Subwoofer to Augment Your Existing PA

Expand the power of your current setup without breaking the bank

The DJ Buying Guide to Live Sound Gear

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How to choose the right PA equipment to match your music, gigs and budget

How to Choose the Right PA System

From live sound mixers to PA speakers and monitors to mics, get the info you need to take your show to the people.

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MSR400 Powered PA Speaker

Performance, portability, and power

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

Legendary mixers with the latest technology

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

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

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: Gear One PA1300 and PA2400 Powered Mixers

Functional and affordable pro mixers for bands on a budget

Hands-On Review: dbx DriveRack PA+

Redefining PA System Control

Hands-On Review: Electro-Voice ELX112P Powered Speaker

An outstanding choice for a two-way powered loudspeaker

Hands-On Review: QSC GX5 Power Amp

By the power of QSC — We have the power!

Hands-On Review: Peavey PV Mixers

Chock-full o' good, good stuff.

Hands-On Review: Peavey Messenger Portable PA System

Audio for those who believe in intelligent design

Hands-On Review: Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel Powered Mixer

The first portable, professional powered mixer that really rivals many big pro racks

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