A Public Address System, or simply PA system is made up of three main or two components depending on the needs of the user. These include a loud speaker which is used for final output of the amplified sound, an amplifier which amplifies the audio signal from the microphone or instrument before sending it to the speaker, and a mixer which allows users to balance different aspects of the sound and also refine the signal from components that are connected to the amplifier. In some scenarios, however, the mixer is not always included.
For a person looking to buy a PA system for whatever purpose, the reviews below cover a wide range of devices that are the best in the market and fit for multiple purposes; from music studios to public events. They also fit a wide range of budgets.
Table of Contents
- Check out Top 10 Best PA Systems in 2018 Reviews:
- 10. Fishman SA330X Performance Audio System
- 9. Bose L1 Model II System Single B2 Bass Module Package
- 8. Alesis TransActive Wireless Portable Powered Bluetooth Speaker System
- 7. TC-Helicon VoiceSolo FX150
- 6. Samson Expedition Express Rechargeable Battery Powered PA with Bluetooth
- 5. B-52 MATRIX-2500 3-Piece Active Speaker System
- 4. MiPRO MA-708 PA System
- 3. Peavey Escort 6000 Channel PA System
- 2. Yamaha STAGEPAS 600I Portable PA System
- 1. Fender Passport Venue PA System
Check out Top 10 Best PA Systems in 2018 Reviews:
10. Fishman SA330X Performance Audio System
This system is an ideal solution for singers and songwriters alike. It offers sound solutions that are unrivaled by its competitors in its class. It outputs 200W of power via six 4-inch cone drivers and also includes a Sennheiser e835 cardioid vocal microphone. It also comes with a 20ft. mic cable and stand. At only 25lbs, it is also super portable.
9. Bose L1 Model II System Single B2 Bass Module Package
The L1 model II speaker system is made up of a high quality loudspeaker, power stand, and bass module. It comes with carrying bags and at 24lbs, it is very easy to move around and setup. This system from Bose is best suited for medium-sized events of up to 300 people. It is effective as a monitor when placed behind the speaker on stage to give them a feel of what the audience will hear.
8. Alesis TransActive Wireless Portable Powered Bluetooth Speaker System
The Alexis TransActive Speaker system offers users a plethora of options to tweak and optimize sound output. For input, there are XLR 1/4 inch inputs, 1/8 inch aux input, 1/4 inch line/guitar input, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity that can be used to receive a signal from supported devices. For power, the system can run for up to 50 hours on its rechargeable batteries and a USB port can be used to charge other devices. It is also very portable, weighing only 25lbs.
7. TC-Helicon VoiceSolo FX150
The VoiceSolo FX150 is not any PA system in the market. It can operate as a 3-in-1 system; portable PA system, guitar amplifier, and vocal monitor. In in-built intelligent equalizer can be used to adjust the vocal sound in conjunction with its 9-reverb styles and vocal processor. For output, the system uses a 150W two-way speaker making it ideal for use in small spaces.
6. Samson Expedition Express Rechargeable Battery Powered PA with Bluetooth
This PA system features a two-way speaker enclosure that is used to house a 6-inch woofer and 1-inch high-frequency driver. The two work together to give out a clear and precise sound. It also features a 3 channel mixer that allows users to connect instruments, microphones, and a 1/8 inch stereo jack that can be used to input audio from different sources. The Bluetooth capability means that you can alternatively stream music wirelessly, and an internal battery will ensure that you are up and running for up to 8 hours.
5. B-52 MATRIX-2500 3-Piece Active Speaker System
The matrix 2500 PA system is the ideal PA system for use for live events conducted outdoors. It outputs 1,600W of power through an 18-inch subwoofer, 12-inch satellite speakers, and BBE sonic maximizer. This maximizer does an impressive job of adding sparkle to high-frequency sound and depth to low frequency sound resulting in a sound that is both beautiful and captivating.
4. MiPRO MA-708 PA System
For people who prefer an easily portable PA system, the MiPRO MA-708 is built for mobility; fully-loaded, the system weighs only 35lbs and can run on rechargeable batteries for up to 7 hours. You, however, have AC and DC power options too. The MiPRO MA-708 outputs 190W of power via an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter. What is, however, one of its best features is that it features Bluetooth capabilities meaning a user can stream music wirelessly.
3. Peavey Escort 6000 Channel PA System
With an output capacity of 600W through a pair of 300W speakers, the Peavey Escort 6000 is an ideal system for multiple purposes. Each of the two speakers is made up of 10-inch woofers and horn tweeters that provide an encompassing sound that is full of audio detail. This makes this PA system ideal for use in events like performances and address events.
A nine-channel mixer works in conjunction with these powerful speakers to deliver this rich sound. Featuring 7 XLR microphone inputs, this mixer gives you the ability to tweak your sound further using a graphic equalizer and digital effects.
2. Yamaha STAGEPAS 600I Portable PA System
With a fully-featured 10 channel mixer, it is no surprise that the StagePas 600I can output a whopping 680W of power. Each of the 10 channels has a 2-band equalizer that allows the user to dial in the most preferred sound for the respective voice or instrument. To further enhance the overall output sound, there is a master 1-knob equalizer.
1. Fender Passport Venue PA System
This PA system from Fender delivers more than it appears to at first impression. With a 600W output, it can deliver crisp highs and reverberating lows with amazing clarity. Each speaker in this unit is made up of a 10-inch woofer and 1.2-inch horn-loaded tweeter and also has its own Low EQ, High EQ, Reverb, and Volume settings giving the user the ability to control each one independently.
If you have been on the lookout of a suitable PA system, we want to believe that the list above has been helpful. It is a compilation of some of the best systems on the market that can cater to the needs of different people.