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The Best Speakers & PA Systems for Outdoor & Indoor Events

PA Systems & Speakers for Great Summer Sounds
PA Systems & Speakers for Great Summer Sounds

The Best Speakers & PA Systems for Outdoor & Indoor Events

Summer's here. Lockdown's easing. Get some great summer sounds for your party, BBQ, or live performance with these PA Systems & Speakers.

PA Systems and Speakers

By Brandon Jackson | Published 23.06.20

Sunshine and music, a combination that goes hand in hand. After months of lockdown, restrictions are beginning to ease. We’re allowed to meet in gardens and outdoor spaces, and soon the pubs will be opening. Whether you’re having a BBQ with family or catching up with friends, we’ve got the perfect PA gear to make sure everyone can hear the music, while socially distanced outside.

Which PA system should I buy?

There’s a PA System for every event, but there’s hundreds to choose from. For most small-medium sized events, we recommend either a compact portable PA system, a column PA system, or a traditional complete PA setup.

If you're simply looking to playback music at a small gathering or event, check out our Bluetooth Speakers for more compact options.

Portable PA’s combine a speaker and amplifier in a single unit, or multi-speaker setup. They’re designed for grab-and-go use. Column speakers have lots of small speakers in a single column – they are great for sound projection and ideal for large spaces where you need maximum sound coverage. Traditional PA setups have separate amps, mixers, and speakers – giving you maximum versatility for bands, DJ’s, and more.

Your choice is also dependent on electricity - if you have access to a mains power connection, you’ll have the widest choice of systems. No power on hand? Check out our battery powered systems – you may be surprised how sophisticated they can be.

Portable PA Systems

Portable PA systems are built to grab and go. Ranging from single-speaker units to dual-speaker systems, they are perfect for a quick setup. Many portable PA systems feature multiple instrument/microphone inputs for live performance, Bluetooth for music streaming from a phone, and a battery-powered design.

SubZero SZPA-P12 Portable PA with Bluetooth Wireless Mics

SubZero SZPA-P12 Portable PA with Bluetooth   Wireless Mics

Combine a PA speaker with a suitcase and you’ll get the perfect portable sound system. The SubZero SZPA-P12 is built to travel with its retractable handle and incorporated wheels.

6 hours of battery life is ideal for almost all performances and parties, while the included dual wireless microphones and built-in digital media player make setting up a breeze. A 12” speaker provides a deep low end, and the 60W of power is ideal for small venues and intimate performances. Onboard reverb and EQ are provided to shape your sound.

Shop now | SubZero SZPA-P12 Portable PA with Bluetooth Wireless Mics

Need more power and volume? Check out the larger 15” version – SubZero SZPA-P15 Portable PA with Bluetooth Wireless Mics

SubZero SZPA-P10X Battery Powered Portable PA System with Bluetooth

SubZero SZPA-P10X Battery Powered Portable PA System with Bluetooth

More power and more battery life. The SubZero SZPA-P10X is a truly professional portable system.

It includes a remote for controlling the digital media player and a wireless microphone for live performances. 8 hours of battery life is more than enough to keep the music playing all day or night.

Shop now | SubZero SZPA-P10X Battery Powered Portable PA System with Bluetooth

SubZero SZPA-P88 700W 8" Portable Bluetooth PA System

SubZero SZPA-P88 700W 8'' Portable Bluetooth PA System

Don’t let the size of this system fool you. With two 8” full-range speakers and powered by a 700W amplifier module, the SubZero SZPA-P88 packs a serious punch – it’s capable of up to 114dB!

With a detachable 8-channel mixer, this portable system offers everything you need to perform or party.

Shop now | SubZero SZPA-P88 700W 8" Portable Bluetooth PA System

Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System with Battery Pack

SBose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System with Battery Pack

Legendary Bose audio quality in a compact unit with 6 hours of battery life. Connect microphones and instruments for live performances or play your favourite music via Bluetooth or aux.

Achieving the perfect sound takes just seconds thanks to the ToneMatch presets, EQ and reverb. No matter where you place the Bose S1 Pro, it’ll sound incredible thanks to the multiple positioning angles and automatic optimization.

Shop now | Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System with Battery Pack

Yamaha Stagepas 600BT Portable PA System

Yamaha Stagepas 600BT Portable PA System

More than just a PA system. The Yamaha Stagepas 600BT is your ticket to incredible sound no matter where you are.

With two 10'' speakers complete with a detachable 10-channel mixer pumping out 680W of power, this compact and highly portable PA system is capable of producing a huge SPL of up to 129dB. Don't be fooled by its size, the Stagepas 600BT is a true portable powerhouse.

Shop now | Yamaha Stagepas 600BT Portable PA System

JBL EON One Compact

JBL EON ONE Compact All-In-One Portable PA Speaker

An on-board digital mixer. Complete control from your phone. Up to 12 hours of battery life. And even USB ports for charging your phone. The JBL EON One Compact has all of this and so much more.

The Eon One Cmopact is the most versatile and advanced portable system within the EON range. JBL is an industry leader and they've packed everything they know into this portable system. It's capable of producing class-leading volumes (up to 112dB) and room-filling bass responses down to 37.5kHz.

Setting up is easier than ever too, thanks to the built-in DSP presets and effects. Whether you're throwing a party, busking in town or hosting an outdoor event, one thing is guaranteed - flawless sound that everyone can hear.

Shop now | JBL EON One Compact

Column PA Systems

Column PA Systems are super portable yet have incredible projection. You'll be amazed at how far their sound can project – despite not needing to be turned up as much as a traditional speaker.

By using a linear array (combining multiple compact speakers mounted at different angles inside a column), these PA Systems are renowned for their wide sound field and low drop-off in volume the further you move away from the speaker. 

Many column speaker systems include built-in mixers for connecting microphones, instruments and even playing music via aux or Bluetooth. They are easy to set up with interconnecting parts and they are perfect for outdoor events when you need maximum clarity, even at large distances.

SubZero Battery Powered Portable Column PA, with Bluetooth

SubZero Battery Powered Portable Column PA, with Bluetooth

Need the wide sound coverage of a column system? Perform in locations without mains power? The SubZero column PA is for you!

With a built-in 8-channel mixer, this portable system can handle microphones, instruments and even your phone (via Bluetooth or aux). Complete with 6-10 hours of battery life and 350W of peak output power – you’re guaranteed to be heard both inside and outdoors.

Shop now | SubZero Battery Powered Portable Column PA, with Bluetooth

SubZero L410X DSP Column PA System with Bluetooth

SubZero L410X DSP Column PA System with Bluetooth

Pub gig, karaoke, party? The SubZero L410X column system is a great choice for them all. Connect instruments and microphones or play music from your phone via Bluetooth.

The sound coverage can be easily adjusted thanks to multiple height options and five built-in DSP presets. It’s a true plug-and-play system that can be setup in a matter of minutes. You can even connect two L410X columns together to create a stereo system.

Shop now | SubZero L410X DSP Column PA System with Bluetooth

LD Systems Maui 5 Go Battery Powered Column PA System

Here’s a column PA system with up to 20 hours of continuous battery life at 98dB! The LD Systems Maui 5 Go can be easily carried and setting it up takes just minutes.

Connect two instruments or microphones and play your music wirelessly via Bluetooth. Onboard DSP processing prevents clipping and makes sure your sound remains perfect all night long.

Shop now | LD Systems Maui 5 Go

JBL EON One Pro

JBL Eon One Pro Portable PA System

Light enough to be carried with one hand, and equipped with everything you need to deliver professional performances. The JBL EON One Pro is a truly uncompromising portable solution for anybody who needs superior sound quality.

With the JBL EON One Pro, you can turn any space in your stage. Connect instruments and microphones to the built-in 7-channel mixer. Shape your sound using the bass, treble and reverb controls. Or, simply play music via Bluetooth - your favourite songs will sound better than ever before. No power available? No problem, because the EON One Pro offers up to 6 hours of battery life at an impressive 118dB!

Shop now | JBL EON One Pro

Bose L1 Compact PA System

Bose L1 Compact PA System

Ever the audio pioneer, Bose was one of the first companies to miniaturize the technology of a linear array for portable use. The BOSE L1 Compact is the most portable of the Bose column systems and produces a huge 180-degree of horizontal sound coverage.

Renowned for its quick and easy setup, this system has interlocking parts and multiple configurations to get connected in minutes. This is the ideal system for performers and general music entertainment.

Shop now | Bose L1 Compact PA System

Yamaha Stagepas 1K Column PA System

Yamaha Stagepas 1K Column PA System

A professional system for large outdoor spaces. Sound remains clear, well defined at any volume; all the way up to 119dB!

With multiple height configurations and onboard EQ controls, the Stagepas 1K can be quickly set up and adapted to any situation. A built-in 5-channel digital mixer allows you to connect microphones and instruments. There’s even a dedicated app so you can control the entire system from your phone.   

Shop now | Yamaha Stagepas 1K Column PA System

Complete PA Systems

Need even more volume? With our Complete PA Packages reaching over 1000 Watts in volume, these setups are perfect for outdoor festivals, larger spaces, and parties with a DJ. At this level, many systems feature individual components for even more capability. To get this much power, you’ll need mains power or a generator for outdoor use.

SubZero SZPA-815 300W 15" PA System with Microphones and Stands

SubZero SZPA-815 300W 15'' PA System with Microphones and Stands

The complete package with everything you need. The SubZero SZPA-815 includes two speakers, an 8-channel mixer, three microphones, mic stands and speaker stands.

The mixer lets you plug in microphones, instruments, and line-level sources, while the 5-band graphic EQ allows you to shape your sound. Easily play your MP3s directly from a USB stick, SD card or Bluetooth – there’s no need for an external CD player!

Fully controlled by the integrated display, it can be used alongside the other audio inputs, making it ideal for parties and events.

Shop now | SubZero SZPA-815 300W 15" PA System with Microphones and Stands

SubZero SZPA-612 250W 12" PA System with Stands

SubZero SZPA-612 250W 12'' PA System with Microphones and Stands

A great all-in-one system. The SubZero SZPA-612 PA system includes two 12” speakers, a 6-channel mixer with built-in media player and speaker stands.

Whether you’re planning an outdoor gig or just want to enjoy music, this system delivers clear and well-balanced sound. You can play tracks via the media player or connect microphones and instruments.

It’s the ideal choice for any medium sized venue.

Shop now | SubZero SZPA-612 250W 12" PA System with Stands

Alto TS315 Live PA Mixer Bundle

Alto TS315 Live PA Mixer Bundle

An affordable, professional choice. Alto TS315 speakers are renowned for their outstanding sound quality and deep, rich bass responses.

This complete PA bundle features two 2000W 15” speakers, a 16-channel mixing console and speaker stands. Giving you everything you need to deliver an unforgettable performance.

Shop now | Alto TS315 Live PA Mixer Bundle

Mackie Thump 12A Active PA Speakers with Stands and Mixer

Mackie Thump 12A Active PA Speaker Pair with Speaker Stands

Here’s another complete PA system from a world-renowned expert in PA equipment. The Mackie Thump 12A speakers are powered with a built-in amplifier and provide off a huge amount of volume (1000W LF and 300W HF).

This bundle includes two Thump 12A speakers, a compact SubZero mixing desk, speaker stands and cables.

Shop now | Mackie Thump 12A Active PA Speaker Bundle

dB Technologies SYA 15 15” Active PA Speaker Pair with Stands

dB Technologies SYA 15 15'' Active PA Speaker Pair with Stands

This is a more simplistic complete PA bundle, but it still offers everything you need for professional performances.

The dB Technologies SYA feature two inputs which can be used to connect microphones and instruments, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Onboard DSP presets and FIR filters guarantee the best possible sound for any situation, whether you’re performing or throwing an incredible party. 

Shop now | dB Technologies SYA 15 15” Active PA Speaker Pair with Stands

The extras – what else do I need?

So, you’ve found a PA system that meets your requirements, but what else could you need?

For portable systems, a speaker stand can be used to elevate the system and increase the coverage. If you’re wanting to sing, then a handheld microphone will be needed. And of course, there’s cables.

If you’re opening your outdoor space to the public, one thing to consider is social distancing tape, a helpful reminder to make sure everyone sticks to the guidelines.

For more, check out our complete range of live sound gear where you’ll find the equipment for any size event – from garden parties to festivals.

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Posted on 23 Jun 2020 12:51 to category : Instruments News

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