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Pro sound systems come in various designs, ranging from large installations to compact yet powerful setups. Each type of sound system is designed for specific uses, whether fixed or portable. These systems have different features based on their intended applications. While a large professional sound system may cater to hundreds or thousands of people, it may not be suitable for a small venue.

To determine the scale of the professional sound system you need, it is important to consider the number of people you need to reach with the system and the size of the area that needs to be covered. Other factors, such as the placement and location of speakers, also need to be addressed as not every speaker is suitable for the same setting. Nowadays, many speakers are designed for specific purposes, whether it’s providing sound coverage for a small hall or a live concert. Several companies offer professional sound packages tailored for specific uses. However, it is not always the best approach to achieving optimal sound coverage. Let’s now look at the three essential components of a professional sound system:

  1. Mixers: The mixer is a crucial component of the sound system. It takes in signals from different sources and blends them together. For example, a user can adjust the levels of their disk player and microphone and mix them until a desired balance of sound is achieved. It is important to choose a high-quality mixer as it is the first point where sound is passed through.
  2. Amplifiers: These devices provide power to the speakers. Amplifiers are the next important equipment you should invest in. They receive the signal from the professional mixer. Amplifiers come in various types and brands. However, it is important to consider that not all amplifiers are created equal. Some amplifiers may compromise the quality of a professional sound system. It is advisable not to purchase a low-cost amplifier if you want to achieve excellent sound. Professionals understand that each amplifier produces a different sound, whether it’s in the bass or treble. A good amplifier will have high-quality circuitry specifically designed for passing sound.
  3. Pro Speakers: Speakers are the most essential components you can purchase. However, their price range varies depending on their application. For example, a high-quality speaker that a DJ might use for a venue with 210 people can range from $400 to $800 per speaker. The price is influenced by factors such as the speaker’s design Carpet making - Here's a very interesting article on the Art of carpet making, written by Alhan Keser. Alhan is in in charge of communications for Tip Top Design, a company that specializes in interior design with oriental rugs. He has lived in Turkey and France, working as a freelance journalist and documentary maker. Carpet making The story… and enclosure. Generally, speakers made with higher quality materials tend to perform better and require less power to achieve the same sound pressure level (SPL) compared to cheaper speakers. By investing in better speakers, you may save money on amplifiers.

When making a significant purchase of a professional sound system, it is wise to conduct some research on your own. This will give you a better understanding of the products you may need to choose in order to build your sound system. By doing so, you can make informed decisions, ensure your satisfaction, and minimize the likelihood of encountering any issues.

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