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Things to Consider When Buying PA Speakers
PA speakers are a must when your house of worship is planning to livestream or record a sermon, concert, or retreat. After all, without high-quality speakers, the audience members will miss out on a great experience. Buying the right speakers depends a lot on what you’ll be using them for, your budget, and which features you’re looking for when shopping for them. In fact, when it comes to the features of your speakers, you might want to consider some of the following features so that you can get the right PA speakers to meet your needs.
In smaller spaces, you might need only a 60-watt speaker, whereas some bigger venues might require a full 1500 watts of power. Most houses of worship find their needs to be somewhere in between these, unless their facility is really large. Higher wattages don’t mean better quality, they just mean more power. If you get a PA speaker with a lower wattage number, you’re still getting the quality you need for a good performance.
Unfortunately, most facilities have a budget when shopping for a PA system, but a small budget doesn’t mean you can’t end up with a good system. PA speakers start at around $100, but you can spend nearly $2,000 for the larger and fancier ones. Again, most facilities find that choosing a system somewhere in between these two extremes is good enough for them, so just know that you can find something to accommodate your needs regardless of how much money you have to spend.
For some facilities, portability isn’t an issue because their speakers pretty much stay in one spot month after month. But if you’re on the road a lot or you go to remote locations every now and then, you’ll need speakers that can accommodate those needs. Many PA systems come with several different pieces and are a bit heavy, but others are much lighter and more portable. Once you determine your needs, you’ll be able to find the right system easily.
Battery Versus Non-Battery PA System
Without the battery pack, PA systems will be much lighter. Nevertheless, when your event is outdoors and you don’t have access to any electrical outlets, you’ll need a system that operates via battery. You get the same quality regardless of which option you choose, so it’s up to you to decide which one works best in the end. Just keep in mind where you’ll be most of the time when using your PA system, and that should help you make the right decision.
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