Powered speakers have built-in amplifiers and receive signal directly from a mixer. Certain models will allow a microphone to be connected directly to the input.
Passive speakers require the use of an external power amplifier in order to make sound. The power amplifier receives audio signal from a source such as a mixer, amplifies this signal and sends the amplified signal to the passive speaker(s) via speaker cables.
Monitors (sometimes referred to as stage, wedge or foldback monitors) are usually placed horizontally on the floor angled up toward the talent or talker so they can hear themselves and/or other program material such as playback music, other musicians, etc. We also offer wireless systems for in-ear monitors here.
Our Front of House system offerings give you some active and passive main/subwoofer combinations for a variety of venue sizes and uses.
Battery-Operable PA Systems can be powered by an internal rechargeable battery or an electrical outlet. Some systems include a wireless hand held, lapel or headset mic. Perfect for wedding ceremonies.