Having a professional sound system for your event
A complete set up of a basic sound system for your event consists of a good pair of speakers, mixer, 3.5mm audio connector cables & wired/non-wired microphones.
First up, understanding the difference between Active and Passive Speakers
In the short, an active speaker is one that has its own amplifier built into the cabinet. A passive speaker draws its power from an external amp and is connected to that amp via speaker wire. Passive speakers tend to be for home use. Active speakers are commonly seen in pro audio for pa systems and monitors but also are used in consumer audio for subwoofers, bluetooth speakers as well as some other home audio speakers.
OK I’ve got it, but which is better?
Active speakers would actually perform better for most events.
How many watts do I need for my application?
Our outdoor speakers are 200 watt. The advantage of bigger wattage is not only the potential volume increase, but also better sound quality and coverage at lower volumes. A pair of 60-watt patio speakers installed under eaves 20 feet apart will give you great coverage in areas less than 300 square feet. For 300 to 500 square feet, look for 80 to 100 watt speakers; 150 watts to 175 watt speakers will cover 600 to 800 square feet with clear, sharp music sound at soft volumes. Our 200 watt Germany speakers will cover over 1000 square feet. Good enough for 3 basketball courts or a basic outdoor atrium 500-1000 pax event.