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PA Equipment SPEAKER SYSTEMS
(Scroll down for different makes)
Remember to be sure you're talking pure RMS (not just 'peak' or 'max' power like many others)

There are a multitude of different ways and types, just as there are a multitude of different performers and styles .

If you are looking to buy, then please come and chat to us about how it all works and what you need to set up a PA the way you want to use it.

 

 

 

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We like to fully endorse items we sell. We are proud to say that nearly all our live sound and DJ sound systems are HK Audio with backing from a few other brands. Not cheap, but very reliable. UK sourced, rated 240v. Many European items are 220v or 230v and will run hot - leading to problems. We supply HK Audio with a full 5year UK based warranty from new
 

 

VERY IMPRESSIVE NEW PRODUCT RANGE

PVXp™ 12

 

 

SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER

PEAVEY OVER ORDERED THESE

SO WE WANT TO HELP THEM (AND YOU) OUT.

12" ACTIVE POWERED SPEAKER / MONITOR CABS

FORGET £450 ONLINE

LIMITED OFFER

JUST £339 EACH

Specs:
- Two-way 800 watt peak power enclosure
- Multiple cabinet fly points
- Pole mountable cabinet
- RX™ 14 titanium compression driver
- 12" high-performance Peavey woofer with 2.3" voice coil
- Angled side for use as monitor when required
- LED signal present and DDT active indicator
- Rugged polypropylene molded enclosure
- Combination 1/4" and XLR input
- Exclusive DDT™ compression and speaker protection
- XLR and 1/4" through outputs
- Moulded in cabinet handles

 
PVDM112 Peavey Dark Matter Powered Enclosure 112    (115 and Sub Models also available)

In 1975, Peavey revolutionized the working man's loudspeaker with the SP®1. Now, Peavey does it again with the Dark Matter series of enclosures. Thanks to its new advanced DSP-equipped power section, the high-S.P.L. (Sound Pressure Level) Dark Matter series outperforms any existing enclosure in its category. The Dark Matter LCD display and associated selector knob allow users to choose various parameters of operation for the DSP-based EQ. This includes bass and treble control access, as well as EQ presets for different applications or speaker positions/locations. These presets provide users with a highly flexible method of configuring the powered speaker system for a specific use with minimal time and effort. Fan cooled for maximum reliability, the DM 112 features Peavey's exclusive Quadratic Throat Waveguide™ technology that helps deliver pristine, precise sound. The ultra-reliable Dark Matter series enclosures are built tough with steel grilles and rugged injection molded cabinets. Their convenient design allows for use as floor monitors or pole-mounted speakers. Perfect for band, DJ or other musical applications, the Dark Matter enclosures produce crystal clear professional audio.

Nominal sensitivity (1W @1M, swept sine input in anechoic environment): 96 dB (average)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (1 meter): 124 dB SPL
peak with music Radiation Angle measured at -6 dB point of polar response: Nominal: 110 degrees horizontal X 80 degrees vertical (Axis of the vertical main polar lobe is angled down 10 degrees, resulting in the angular pattern with respect to straight ahead being +30, -50 degrees) Transducer Complement: Heavy-duty 12” woofer with 1 1/2” voice coil & 32 oz. magnet DX™14 1.4” titanium diaphragm dynamic compression driver

Thanks to their advanced DSP-equipped power section, the high-S.P.L. Dark Matter™ enclosures deliver best-in-class performance! These enclosures are perfect for band, DJ or other musical applications.

The LCD display and associated selector knob (push to select) allow selection of various parameters of operation for the DSP based EQ. Bass & Treble control access,

EQ Presets for different applications or speaker position / location. These provide a flexible method of configuring the powered speaker system for a specific and particular use, without a lot of time and effort on the part of the user. Good performance and sound are much easier to achieve, with little or no need for additional EQ at the mixer board.

GB MUSIC £379

Two-way bi-amplified analog amp-powered speaker system • 12" heavy-duty woofer • DX™14 compression driver, with 1.4" titanium diaphragm • Fan cooled for maximum reliability • On-board advanced DSP with LCD • Patented Quadratic Throat Waveguide™ technology, 110 by 80 degree coverage • Input is via a combo female XLR and 1/4" TRS phone jack with balanced input • A Mic/Line switch provides for two different gain settings • Thru output is via a male XLR jack • Rugged plastic injection-moulded trapezoidal enclosure • Cabinet has rear corner angled sides for floor monitor use • Full-coverage perforated steel grilles, with powder coat finish • Pole mount moulded-in for 1 3/8" diameter poles. Dimensions (HxWxD): 25.13” x 14.63” x 14.38” 638mm x 372mm x 365mm / Weight: 37lbs / 16.78kg
 
Fender Passport Conference - Ex Demo condition (Price New £305, this one £219)  
An all-in-one public address system with amplifier, mixer and speakers for quick and easy setup.
Revoiced for clarity and range across a variety of applications, from spoken word to small gigs and more

Excellent condition complete with a Microphone and Cable.

We're unsure if this has ever been used,

but honesty forces us to sell it at a hefty discount!

 
 
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OTHER PA, SPEAKERS, MONITORS ETC THIS IS JUST A SELECTION, TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR NEEDS - PHONE 0779 5566801

Bear in mind you can also use most active wedge monitors for direct input - from a Mic or Keyboard even a Bass Guitar.
Plug in, control locally and send a link to the desk for the main PA. Of course if you want a mix of various channels you'll need to use it the traditional way unless there are multiple inputs (as with the HK Dart or Linear 5)

 
Make sure when you buy that the item is rated 240v - some mainland Europe items are 220v or 230v and may run hot - leading to problems.
Our items are all suitable for 240v UK mains use
Behringer Powered Monitors  
B205D Speaker Active 150watt

Personal Monitor (can fit on a Mic stand)

Can also be used as a personal mixer then out to the PA, or as an intimate PA setup

£149.99

Behringer Powered Monitors  

 

Low angle profile for
Closer monitoring

Feedback filter

Dual use with
pole socket
for small PA use

F1220D

250watt Bi-Amped
Active powered

Excellent
NEW MODEL

£169

NOT TO BE CONFUSED
WITH THE F1220A

Behringer F1220D Bi-Amped 250-Watt Monitor Speaker System
with 12" Woofer, 3" Tweeter and Feedback Filter
Building on the legacy of our wildly successful EUROLIVE F1220A, we are proud to present the even more powerful EUROLIVE F1220D. This 250-Watt active monitor system features a 3-band EQ, so you can tweak the Highs, Mids and Lows for a clear, true sense of your performance; a long- excursion 12" woofer for punchy and deep bass, and a high-performance 3" high-frequency compression driver for the ultimate in sound quality. And thanks to the Class-D technology we employed in the onboard 250-Watt amplifier, the F1220D weighs less than most passive monitor wedges (23.6 lbs/10.7 kg), making them easy to transport and set up. The built-in adjustable feedback filter helps eliminate annoying squeals and howls so you can crank up the volume, allowing you to hear yourself above all the raging chaos, a.k.a., your band! After all, the main reason to have a monitor is so you can hear yourself, right? The EUROLIVE F1220D helps you perform up to your true potential.
 
  • Lightweight 250-Watt 2-way monitor speaker system for live and playback applications
  • Exceptional sound quality, wide frequency bandwidth and dynamic range
  • True bi-amping mode with 2 amplifiers for ultimate sound reproduction
  • Revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology: enormous power, incredible sonic performance and super-light weight
  • Adjustable feedback filter and integrated limiter for ultimate system control and speaker protection
 
Behringer Powered Monitors  
F1320D

300watt Bi-Amped
Active Powered
(Peak)

 £199.99

http://youtu.be/80gNQxG-BPE
 

Behringer EUROLIVE F1320D Active 300 Watt 2 Way Monitor Speaker System with 12" Woofer
This 300 Watt active monitor system has its own 3 band EQ and dedicated volume knob, so you not only have control of the output, but you can tweak the highs, mids and lows for a clear, true sense of your performance. And thanks to the Class D technology, the F1320D weighs less than 40 lbs (18 kg), making them easy to transport and set up. The built-in adjustable feedback filter helps eliminate annoying squeals and howls so you can crank the volume.
 
•Ultra low noise Mic/Line input with Volume control and Clip LED •Dedicated 3 band EQ for perfect sound shaping •Extremely powerful 12" long-excursion driver provides incredibly deep bass and acoustic power •High resolution 1" HF driver for exceptional high frequency reproduction •Proprietary horn design for ultra wide sound dispersion •Internal switch mode power supply for noise-free audio, superior transient response and very low power consumption •Integrated 35 mm pole socket for stand mounting and use as PA system •High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Behringer Passive Monitors  
EUROLIVE
VS1220F

PASSIVE:
capable of handling 600watt max at PEAK

 £85

Behringer Black 600 W EUROLIVE VS1220F PA Speaker with 12" Woofer
Capable of handling input levels up to 600 Watts, the EUROLIVE VS1220F floor monitor delivers exceptional sound quality. The powerful 12" long excursion driver cranks out big tone in the bottom end and mid-range, while the wave guide mounted electro-dynamic HF (High-Frequency) drivers output crisp, detailed highs. The VS1220F's wide frequency bandwidth and extensive dynamic range make it ideal for a multitude of stage monitor applications.
  • Elliptical wave guide design for ultra-wide sound dispersion
  • Wedge shaped enclosure for perfectly aligned "sweet spot"
  • Ergonomically shaped handle for easy transport
  • Rugged steel grille for optimal speaker protection
  • 2 professional 1/4" jack connectors
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
• High performance 600 Watt 2 way floor monitor (150 W Continuous / 600 W Peak Power)
• Exceptional sound quality, wide frequency bandwidth and dynamic range
• Extremely powerful 12" long-excursion driver provides incredibly deep bass and acoustic power
• Proprietary dual electro-dynamic drivers for exceptional high-frequency reproduction
• Overload-protection circuitry ensures optimal HF driver protection
Colour Black
Dimensions (mm) 430x440x575
Weight (kg) 15.5
Crossover Frequency (Hz) 3.5
Impedance (Ohm) 8
Peak Music Power (W) 600
Frequency Response (Hz) 60-20k
     
In Ear System  
£195.00 IEM16 UHF IN-EAR MONITORING SYSTEM

16-channel PLL UHF stereo in-ear monitoring system to enable a performer to hear a monitor mix directly via in-ear headphones. Eliminates the need for stage monitors and delivers faultless foldback with freedom of movement. Also, any number of beltpacks can receive from a single transmitter, allowing groups to use this system for conference, training and translation applications.

UHF 16-channel PLL synthesized Backlit LCD display on transmitter & receiver Stereo or Mono operation Rack ear or rear mounted BNC antenna

Professional in-ear headphones included Additional wired headphone output (6.3mm jack) Balanced line inputs (2 x combo) 19" rack mounting kit included

Carrier frequencies 863.1 - 864.9MHz (16 channels) Frequency stability 0.005% PLL RF output power 30mW Bandwidth 24MHz S/N ratio >105dB THD <0.4% @ 1kHz Frequency response : ±3dB 40Hz - 16kHz Max. range 50m Power supply : transmitter 12-18Vdc, 300mA (adaptor included) Settings : transmitter Group (1), channel, lock, power, mono/stereo Controls : transmitter Power, set, up/down, input level, phones volume, pad Dimensions : transmitter 44 x 210 x 175mm Connections: Transmitter DC in, antenna (BNC), combo input L + R, phones out Weight : transmitter 1.05g Power supply : beltpack receiver 3Vdc (2 x AA batteries supplied) Controls : beltpack receiver On / volume, esc, up/down, set Settings : beltpack receiver Balance, group (1), channel, lock Connections: beltpack receiver 3.5mm stereo jack Dimensions : beltpack receiver 110 x 65 x 25mm Weight : beltpack receiver 98g (no battery)

Studio / Home Monitors - Keyboards / Recording /  
   
We can supply a variety of Monitors from Kursweil, Samson, Behringer and others  
   
 

 

Gamma Active specialist - 10" 250watt, 12" 300watt, 15" 400watt active - These speakers knock spots off the competition. Often copied and emulated but check the rating of the competition! 

Other options include passive with separate amps, mixers + other ranges of speakers if you need them! 

Gamma
10/250 £239.00 ea - STOCK
12/300 £279.00 ea - O/S

   

SPEAKER STAND KIT WITH BAG

A pair of robust steel stands with lockable height adjustment.
Can support large speakers with 35mm top hats. Supplied with a heavy duty carry bag.
•Maximum load 35kg                                                      
•35mmØ pole
•Height adjustable from 1.0m to 1.9m                                                        £46.00

 

   

Behringer X32 Digital Mixer Range - We can supply!

   
GOOD QUALITY TRADITIONAL PASSIVE PA SYSTEMS  
PH8200 Traditional Powered Mixer style, 8ch 200W but with mp3 player USB socket, effects, 5 channel master EQ

<- 8 channel 200watt system: £210

(there is also a 4 channel
75watt system: £Call

   
Match the above mixer with the 12" 200watt cabs below
- at these crazy low prices you can be out there doing it on a very small budget!
 

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  HANDHELD PA SYSTEM
WITH NECKBAND MIC
25w

integral USB media player

£92.99

     
Adastra  
     

BACK IN STOCK

LIMITED STOCKS, BUT as we're
here to help....
SPECIAL OFFER
NOW Just £149.00 !!!

RECORD FUNCTION
FM RADIO
USB & SD CARD
TWO HANDHELD MICS
ADDITIONAL INPUTS / OUTPUTS
RECHARGEABLE +
MAINS & CAR 12 ADAPTER!
 

PORTABLE DESKTOP PA

Self-contained PA unit with a compact PP moulded cabinet in a desktop format. Built-in USB/SD/FM player and dual handheld VHF microphone system make this a comprehensive solution for tasks as diverse as classroom activities, meetings and singing rehearsal. Mains or internal re-chargeable battery operation and very manageable size enable this unique product to be used practically anywhere.

•Mains/rechargeable operation •Echo effect for microphones •2 x VHF handheld microphones included •Integral holsters for handheld transmitters
•Integral USB/SD/FM media player •Powerful 50W output •Optional neckworn transmitter available - 174.1MHz (178.851UK) and 175.0MHz (178.852UK)
Power supply 110-240Vac, 50/60Hz, 12Vdc or internal battery (Battery life Up to 8 hours)
HF driver 2 x 25mmØ balanced dome
LF Driver 200mm (8") reinforced paper cone
Output power 50Wrms / SNR 85dB
Construction Injection-moulded polypropylene
Power supply : Handheld transmitters 9Vdc (PP3 battery) each
Wireless microphone frequencies 174.1MHz + 175.0MHz
Frequency response : Mic 40Hz - 15kHz
Dimensions 380 x 295 x 220mm Weight 7.2kg 

Stunning Value
at only

£190.00

BUT NOW
JUST £149

 

     

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Complete portable PA unit in a stylish cabinet.
Built-in amplifier operating from mains or internal rechargeable battery powering a main driver and compression driven horn unit.

2 x VHF handheld wireless microphones are included with the receiver built into the rear panel along with 2 further mic inputs, auxiliary line input, musical instrument input and Bluetooth receiver.

Internal audio source is provided by an integral USB/SD/FM media player.

A moulded handle and pole stand mount are included and a retractable trolley handle and rear wheels provide easy portability.

  

 

2 x VHF handheld microphones included + additional wired and bluetooth inputs
Echo effect for microphones
Integral USB/SD/FM media player
Bluetooth receiver
Built-in trolley facility with extendable handle
Switchable Microphone 'voice-over' Function

12" 80w rms (Peak is twice this) 94db £179 (Out of stock)
15" 100w rms (Peak or Max is twice this) 96db £209 

 

Mic stand, guitar, aluminium box etc and musician not included :)

 

     
     
Kinsman Busker amp - Mains or Rechargeable Battery    

15 watt · Battery-powered · 2 Channel Kinsman 15 Watt battery or mains powered Busker Amplifier

15 W rms 8" Speaker DC Operation with Equipped Rechargeable Battery & DC Socket

Operational While Charging On AC or DC Power Supply
Battery Life: 2 Hours at Full Power Output, 4 Hours at Normal Playing Condition
Microphone Channel: Hi & Lo Input, Level and Tone Controls
Instrument Channel: Hi Input. Gain, 3-Band EQ, Level Controls, Boost Switch
Headphone Jack - AC/ DC Power Mode Select Switch
Dimensions: 359W x 298H x 283D mm Weight: 8.3 Kgs
Rugged Cabinet with Metal Grille Rubber Feet on 3 Sides for Different Operational Positions

List £160

GB Music £139

     
QTX  

VALUE ACTIVE SPEAKERS - IDEAL FOR VOCAL WITH BACKGROUND MUSIC
IDEAL FOR PRESENTATIONS

QR ACTIVE Speakers 8"    £69ea
Woofer 200mm (8'')
Amplifier output power : rms 40W
Amplifier output power : max. 60W
Power handling : speaker max. 80W

QR ACTIVE Speakers 10"    £75ea
Woofer 250mm (10'')
Amplifier output power : rms 40W
Amplifier output power : max. 60W
Power handling : speaker max. 200W

 

 
QTX  
QTX  

 

QTX 12" 250watt

Versatile and good quality

Ideal for Parties,
Small Discos or
Vocal PA / Band use...

Jack, XLR and Phono Inputs

You might not need a mixer!

Just £169

We like these!

 
QTX  


Latest Version
15" 500W max

RUNS WITH

TWIN WIRELESS
HANDHELD MICS
SD CARD / USB STICK
rca phono in/out
+ std jack inputs!

and BLUETOOTH
(phone mp3s etc)

Heavy duty wheels
Extendable handle
Battery or Mains

Just £259

(srp £359)

PORTABLE PA WITH USB/SD/FM & BLUETOOTH™

Complete portable PA unit in a QX-series cabinet. Built-in amplifier operating from mains or internal rechargeable battery powering a main driver and compression driven horn unit. 2 x VHF handheld wireless microphones are included with the receiver built into the rear panel along with 2 further mic inputs, auxiliary line input and Bluetooth™ receiver. Internal audio source is provided by an integral USB/SD/FM media player. A moulded handle and pole mount are included and a retractable trolley handle and rear wheels provide easy portability.

  • Optional neckworn transmitters available - 174.1MHz (178.851UK) and 175.0MHz (178.852UK)
  • Echo effect for microphones
  • 2 x VHF handheld microphones included
  • Integral USB/SD/FM media player/recorder with IR remote
  • Duplex Bluetooth™ receiver <<<<<<<<<<<<< NOW THAT'S COOL, PLAY MP3S FROM YOUR PHONE WIRELESS!
  • Mains/rechargeable operation
  • Built-in trolley facility
  • Switchable VCV "mic override" function (DIPS MUSIC AUTOMATICALLY IF YOU SPEAK THROUGH A MICROPHONE)
Power supply 220-240Vac, 50/60Hz / external 12Vdc / internal battery
HF driver 25mm (1'') titanium compression driver
Wireless microphone frequencies 174.1MHz + 175.0MHz
Amplifier output 50 + 50Wrms
Battery life Up to 8 hours
Controls Volume, Bass, Treble, Echo, Delay, Mic vol, VHF vol, Contour, VCV, Bluetooth­™
Inputs 2 wired mic (jack) and aux (RCA & 3.5mm)
Bluetooth version 2.1
Dispersion 90° x 60° (H x V)
 
Adastra 100v Line speaker system  
  Many 100v line amplifiers available from leading brands - pop in to discuss

 If you need outdoor event PA you used to have 100v horns that sounded as good as two cans on a piece of string.

We can supply full range speakers that are still weatherproof still 100v line but play music as well as announcements.

And it comes from the long established Adastra company.

Now that's nice...

     ...pop in for a chat about what you need!

     
Installation Sound System - Shop, Restaurant, Office, Community Centre etc
Kit contains 4 x circular, white, 100 V ceiling speakers (adjustable 6 W, 3 W and 1.5 W settings), high quality dynamic handheld microphone, 100 m cable hank and a 30 W mixer amp.

Auxiliary inputs on the amplifier for background music player and there are separate controls for MIC1, MIC2, Auxiliary, With a three way frequency equalizer (tone controls) and an overall master control.

Complete system £185.00

WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE INSTALLATION

     
Multicore / Stage Box / Snake [CLICK HERE]
   
   

MONITORS - We often have a range of Second Hand Monitors - just give us a call! - 0779 5566801

     
   


What's a Watt, RMS Peak or Pink? - mostly it's there to confuse us! A speaker sounds different to another for MANY reasons. Quality components and construction is of course vital. After that comes the efficiency of the system, (how much air it moves and how it moves it) - therefore how much sound it makes before distortion. That's why you can largely forget 'watts' because they can be expressed so many different ways and used efficiently or inefficiently.

Even inefficient power is a red herring as older systems often produce those watts at a higher impedance (so the system is not being pushed so hard). Ohms is impedance. How much the power is impeded / wasted or used lavishly to get the warmth that some might consider gratuitous! 16ohms could be considered opulent, and 2ohms super efficient. Check your old 100watt amp. How much electricity does it use... maybe 400watts? It could be a pile of rubbish or  something that uses different technology and you prefer the tone. 
Lets confuse things even more... valves versus solid state... a 100watts valve amp will cream a 100watts solid state amp for loudness...
You might say '
no point in having a 10litre engine going flat out at 100mph, if a 1 Litre high tech engine can get there quicker, without being pushed too hard, and using less juice to do it' - unless that's what you want because it looks, feels and sounds good. Getting the idea a little bit now?

So now we are more confused! Well, why not forget all the above. It doesn't matter so much - what really counts is does it sound good?
Check the SPL and DB - sound pressure level and decibels (how loud it is). NOTE: 'peak' is a momentary level, the normal level will be lower.
Speaker style, position and dispersion will impact how the overall sound is delivered.
Poorly positioned speakers will actually cancel themselves out to some extent! So get an engineer if it's a bigger gig!

You are best to consider how well it is made, what confidence the manufacturer has (guarantee / warrantee).
Lastly the tone (frequencies) that make up the maximum decibels will still have an impact on the sound you hear.
Some frequencies have more impact than others, which alters the tone and balance of sound you hear.
A tiny cabinet that's labelled 1000watts can not be as loud and nice to listen to as a combined system of a 1000watts.
They may not be lying, but they are certainly stretching the truth, and confusing watt our pink little peaks can understand along the way!

You'll get away with using most of what is out there to use these days - basically, it works or it doesn't; but guaranteed quality that sounds half decent and lasts for years is bound to cost a bit more. Obvious really eh? You pays your money and takes your choice :)

Nice / geeky explanation of power watts ratings etc (external link)

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