Powered or "active" PA speakers (a.k.a. "cabinets" or "enclosures") have their own integrated
power amplifier and enable you to connect a variety of audio sources (microphones, CD players, .mp3
players, instruments, turntables, mixers, etc.) for public address without the need for a dedicated
amplifier. While dedicated amplifiers may provide more power and an extended feature set,
self-powered speaker cabinets offer a level of portability, simplicity, and convenience that can't
be beat. Some feature on-board EQ for fine-tuning your tone and extra outputs for connecting more
speakers. Whether you are playing at a local street fair, a house of worship, a tailgate party, or
in your friend's back yard, you'll find a powered PA cabinet to be a great boost to your live
A complete and basic PA system includes a mixing board (which controls the sound quality and
volume levels of the assorted microphones, instruments, turntables, and other audio sources), an
amplifier, and one or more speaker cabinets. But the end of this chain — the final stage at which
you can control the quality of your live sound — is the speaker cabinet. No doubt, speaker cabinets
play an extremely important role in the quality of your performance. In short: If you skimp on your
speakers, you skimp on your sound. Get high-quality speakers that will deliver crisp, clear vocals
with a wide range of tones, including clean highs, full mids, and booming lows, for a full spectrum
Sam Ash Direct stocks a complete selection of powered PA cabinets to suit every style and
budget. Choose from the many featured cabinets above or call us at 1-800-472-6274 and ask to speak
with a Sam Ash Direct Live Sound specialist. We'll add power to your voice!
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Sam Ash opened it's first store in 1924 and we continue to stand by our founder's policy of offering all musicians the best possible service, selection and prices.
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