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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 used in the last 10 years are HK Audio. Not cheap, but very reliable. UK sourced, voltage regulated for the UK - some other items will run hot - leading to problems. We supply HK Audio with a full 5 year UK based warranty.
 
 

 

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
   
Studio / Home Monitors - Keyboards / Recording /  
   
Behringer Powered Monitors  
   

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Behringer B1030A Active Studio Monitors (Single)

High-Resolution, Active 2 Way Reference Studio Monitor with 5.25" Kevlar Woofer. (priced and sold individually).

High-precision crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions Separately controlled limiter for low and high frequency overload protection Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors "Planet Earth" power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving Servo-balanced inputs with XLR, 1/4" and unbalanced RCA connectors High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

(Priced and Sold Individually) £138.00 Just £100 !!!

Ultra-linear studio monitor with true active design Precision Class A/B amplifiers with active protection circuits: 50 W for LF/25 W for HF Ultra-high resolution, ferrofluid-cooled 1" dome tweeter for ultimate sound reproduction Ultimate dispersion characteristics and extremely large "sweet spot" owing to advanced wave guide technology Long-throw 5.25 inch woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone for ultimate bass response

Depth (mm): 280 Height (mm): 290 Width (mm): 195 Product Dimensions (mm): 290x195x280 Net weight (kg): 5.5

Frequency Response 50 - 20000 Hz Nominal Impedance 10 Ohm Crossover Frequency 4300Hz

   
Behringer B1031A Active Studio Monitors (Single)

The Behringer TRUTH B1031A is a high-resolution 2-way active reference studio monitor with a long-throw 8" kevlar woofer that delivers a very neutral sound with an extremely flat frequency response.

The Behringer Truth B1031A features servo-balanced XLR / 1/4" TRS jack and unbalanced RCA inputs. The B1031A includes built-in Class A/B 100 and 50 Watt amplifiers with enormous power plus separately controlled limiters for low and high frequency overload protection. Tight, deep bass is provided by a long-throw 8" kevlar woofer, while a ferrofluid-cooled 1" dome tweeter for ultimate sound reproduction. The B1031A also features the advanced Behringer wave guide technology and low-distortion active crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters, producing an absolutely linear phase response with excellent sound dispersion and stereo imaging together with an extremely large sweet spot. The B1031A is adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions or subwoofer combinations and magnetic shielding allows placement near computer/video monitors.

(Priced and Sold Individually) £186.00 Now £125.00

Ultra-linear studio monitor with true active design Precision Class A/B amplifiers with active protection circuits 100 W for LF / 50 W for HF Ultra-high resolution 1 silk dome tweeter for ultimate sound reproduction Long-throw 8 woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone for ultimate bass response Ultimate dispersion characteristics and extremely large sweet spot owing to advanced wave guide technology High-precision crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions Separately controlled limiter for low and high frequency overload protection Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors Planet Earth power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving Servo-balanced inputs with XLR, 1/4 and unbalanced RCA connectors Dimensions 15.47 x 10.51 x 11.61 (393 x 261 x 295mm) Weight 24.91lbs (11.3kg)

Frequency Range: 35Hz-20kHz Crossover Frequency: 2.5kHz Maximum Peak SPL: 113 dB

   
Behringer Powered Monitors  

Low angle profile for
Closer monitoring
Feedback filter
Dual use with pole socket
for small PA use

F1220D
250watt Digital Bi-Amped
Active powered

Excellent
NEW MODEL

£135 Normally 2 days

NOT TO BE CONFUSED
WITH THE OLD F1220A
which was horrible!

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 Digital Bi-Amped
Active Powered

http://youtu.be/80gNQxG-BPE

We also have some Ex (own company) Hire examples
* EXTREMELY GOOD CONDITION *
- very minor hire use - £179.00 ea

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
   
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 (PRO IN-EAR HEADPHONES SEE BELOW)

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)

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

 

   

SPEAKER STAND KIT WITH BAG - GOOD QUALITY - NOT CHEAP BENDY STUFF!

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                                                        £44.00

 

   

Behringer X32 Digital Mixer Range - We can supply!

   
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PORTABLE Battery & Mains PA SYSTEMS
Mini Powered Karaoke style through to Busker  
I know, it's hardly a PA, but it's a speaker and a radio mic + plus Bluetooth and radio! and it was just £79 including the mic!

 

 

Rechargeable battery powered

Bluetooth

SD Card

USB

+ Radio Microphone

ALL for (was) £79

NOW £49.00

BLACK and WHITE VERSIONS IN STOCK now at £49

Look no further for a portable powerful Bluetooth speaker, which is ideal for house gatherings and parties, kid’s rooms and even festivals.

Play your music direct from your smartphone or tablet using the Bluetooth function and you can even sing along using the handheld wireless microphone.

Not only does it have Bluetooth connectivity, but you can also listen to audio from the built-in FM radio, the USB/TF (micro SD) media inputs or the Aux line input (3.5mm jack) to stream your music.

Power this great speaker by either mains or the integral rechargeable battery, which lasts up to 10 hours on one charge. You can take this great little speaker anywhere using the integrated carry handle or additional shoulder strap providing the ultimate in portability.Wireless VHF microphone included

Bluetooth wireless operation allowing connection to your portable devices 5.25" Full range speaker provides great sound quality and 30W RMS output Wireless VHF microphone included Built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge FM radio - USB/TF (micro SD) media inputs Aux line input (3.5mm jack) Wired microphone socket (6.35mm jack) Comes supplied with remote control and shoulder strap

     
HANDHELD PA SYSTEM
WITH NECKBAND MIC
25w

integral USB media player

£82.99
NOW £59

   
Adastra  
NEW IMPROVED 'DELTA' VERSION WITH BLUETOOTH

THIS IS NOT THE OLD DT50 VERSION

NEW MUCH IMPROVED VERSION WITH BLUETOOTH

LIMITED STOCKS, BUT as we're
here to help....
SPECIAL OFFER
NOW Just £169.00 !!!
24Hrs

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

£220.00

BUT NOW
JUST £169

 

   

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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 
24Hrs

 

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

 

10" Busker amp -  

Busker PA with VHF Mic, Media Player & Bluetooth

Complete portable PA unit in a sturdy cabinet with front mounted control panel. The built-in amplifier operates from mains or internal rechargeable battery to power a main driver and compression driven horn unit. Handheld VHF microphone included with 2 further wired mic inputs at the rear, auxiliary line input, musical instrument input and Bluetooth receiver. Internal audio source is provided by an integral USB/SD/FM media player. The cabinet is fitted with a carrying handle and 35mm pole mount and a retractable trolley handle and rear wheels provide easy portability.

  • VHF handheld microphones included
  • Echo effect for microphones
  • Integral USB/SD/FM media player
  • Bluetooth receiver
  • Built-in trolley facility with retractable handle
  • Switchable Microphone 'voice-over' Function
SPL @ 1W/1m 92dB 60w

£145   24Hrs

Specification : Common

  • Power supply 230Vac, 50Hz (IEC)
  • Impedance : loudspeaker 4 Ohms
  • HF driver : type Compression driver
  • Battery life Up to 6 hours
  • Recharge time 8 hours
  • Battery type 12V 7Ah rechargeable sealed lead-acid
  • Controls : front panel VHF mic volume(s), Media volume, Media transport controls
  • Controls : rear panel Guitar volume, Echo, Wired mic volume, Bass, Treble, Master
  • Inputs 2 wired mic (jack), instrument (jack), aux (RCA & 3.5mm)
  • Line output RCA
  • Bluetooth version 2.3
   
Pole Mount / Side On Monitor style / Wheeled with pull out handle / Multi in-Out  

The Rufus Box 12 is a more widely spec'd Mobile Pa system in one Box
.
 
It comes with 2 wireless radio mics
and Remote control for the media Player .
 
1 hand held VHF Microphone and
1 headset VHF microphone with volume on the transmitter box.
 
It is packed with a powerful 80 watt D Class Amplifier which makes it lighter and powerful. High Quality Sound
5 way EQ sliders for sound shaping and feedback control
 
Media player with display,
Bluetooth,
Radio,
Recording / Playback to USB/ SD card,
3 additional jack inputs , echo,

Rechargeable battery and Mains.

Speaker Mount and Trolley with centre mounted handle

All that for £299!

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUFUS PORTABLE PA SYSTEM 12"

 

Power 80 watt RMS (320 peak) D Class Amplifier > 90% efficiency Media player with remote control, USB SD card Recording Speaker 12" 4ohn Bass driver _ high sensitive tweeter Wired Inputs Guitar 2 x mic, MP3 & RCA inputs Microphone priority switch 5 band graphic for Music Treble and Bass controls for Microphone Wireless frequency 173.80 Handheld 174.50 headset 2 x RCA Record output Mains and 12 volt input 12 volt rechargeable Cell Battery Battery up to 8 hours Recharge time 4- 5 hours Frequency Range 100hZ to 15kHz Sound/Noise ratio 60dB Weight 13kgs

   
Behringer MPA100BT Portable PA System with Wireless Microphone

 

The Behringer MPA100BT Portable PA System With Wireless Microphone is an all-in-one system perfect for environments such as parties, schools and presentations.

With full Bluetooth connectivity, users can simply connect their device and stream music effortlessly. The powerful 6-inch woofer combines with a high-resolution tweeter to deliver high-quality sound thanks to the inclusion of Class-D amplifier technology. The MPA100BT operates via a power supply or the onboard battery pack which offers up to 20 hours of continuous use with each charge.

The PA system comes equipped with a 4-channel mixer for easy level setting and even includes a wireless microphone for ultimate flexibility.

All that for £215!

Amplifier Maximum Output Power: 100W Peak. Speaker Size Woofer: 6'' Tweeter: 0.75'' Loudspeaker System Data Frequency Response: 65Hz to 18kHz (±3 dB) Music/Speech: Switchable Audio Inputs Input Type: 2 x XLR / 1/4'' TRS Combo Jacks (Servo-Balanced) Input Impedance (XLR): 2kΩ Balanced / 21kΩ Unbalanced Input Impedance (1/4'' TRS): 1MΩ Unbalanced Max Input Level: -10 dBu Balanced / 16 dBu Unbalanced Level Controls Input Trim: ∞ to +35 dB Bluetooth / MP3 Level Control: ∞ to +6 dB Main Level Control: ∞ to +10 dB Wireless System USB: Included USB Dongle Accepts Signals From ULM300USB Signal Indicator LED: 2 (Green) Bluetooth / MP3 Frequency Range: 2402MHz - 2480MHz Channel Number: 79 Version: Bluetooth Spec 3.0 Compliant Output: Class 2 Type Output Power Compatibility: Supports A2DP 1.2 Profiles Battery Supply Built-In Rechargeable Battery: 12 V DC / 8000 mAh Charging Time: Approx 6-8 Hours Battery Operating Time: Up To 20 Hours Battery Status Indicator LED: <25 Percent (Red), 50 Percent (Yellow), 75 Percent and 100 Percent (Green) AC Power Supply Mains Voltage: 100-240 V, 50/60Hz Power Consumption @ 1/8 Max Power: 45W Mains Connection: Standard IEC Receptacle Weight: 8.5 kg Dimensions Height: 373 mm Width: 241 mm Depth: 229 mm
   
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

   
PA and DISCO SPEAKERS - MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE - HK AUDIO, PEAVEY, BUGET STUFF or EXTREME - POP IN TO DISCUSS WHAT YOU NEED
   
 
Adastra 100v Line speaker system  

 

WE HAVE EIGHT OF THESE SPEAKERS

FITTED WITH TRIPOD ADAPTORS

USED TWICE - £30 EACH
(much LESS THAN TRADE COST)

SELLING AS ONE LOT

We also have

Inter-M PAM340A -
PA amplifier amp 100v line

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!

 

 

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Inter M PAM340A
Mixer Amplifier - USED ONCE!

Power Source 100-120VAC or 220V-240VAC; 50/60Hz (Supplied AC mains transformer depends on country requirements) Power Consumption PAM-340A : 260W(1/8 POWER), 400W(1/3 POWER), 620W(FULL POWER) Weight: PAM-340A : 13.5kg/29.7lb Dimensions: 420(W) x 132(H) x 360(D)mm/16.5(W) x 5.2(H) x 14.2(D)in Operation Temperature: 14F~104F (-10°C~+40°C) Speaker Output/Impedance: PAM-340A : 340W, 100V/29.4ohm

USED ONCE at an Event - Boxed with Manual Just £350
Price NEW (2018) £650

Featuring 6 Mic/Line Inputs with level control per input, EQ per input, 5 Zone Loudspeaker Output, switchable in[put priority and a whole lot more; the InterM PAM340A provides versatility and flexibility for many PA, public address and background music applications including AV, church and high end retail installations.

The PAM340A Amplifier can be further enhanced with the addition of the InterM PAM-MPM4 CD/MP3/Tuner Module.

Larger power/output version of the PAM Amplifier has the addition of a multi-zone paging mic interface allowing simple 5 zone paging using optional RM-05A.

Inter-M - The Industry Standard: Inter-M is one of the world's leading providers of professional 100v line and low impedance amplifiers for the PA and AV installation market. Within many of the retail sector's largest high street and supermarket chains, banks and building societies, airports, places of worship, hospitals, schools and universities; you'll find high quality trusted PA and AV systems powered by InterM.

   
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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