Portable public address systems are used in applications including sound reinforcement and stage monitoring for events, speech amplification, musicians and DJs, amplification of electronic musical instruments and A/V. HARMAN has many brands that represent the entire portable PA solution, from input to output. AKG offers over 70-years of innovation on microphones, headphones and wireless systems while JBL Professional boasts over 70-years of loudspeaker design. Soundcraft creates digital and analog audio mixers to help manage the sound, while dbx and Lexicon offer all the effects and audio management solutions needed in a portable PA system. Whether the setting is a small corporate event, a wedding or a full scale festival, HARMAN offers solutions from start to finish.
With so many components, it can be daunting to plan your system. Simplify the task by thinking in terms of inputs and outputs. Count the number of line-level electronic sources going in to your system (MP3 players, keyboards, etc.), and add the number of acoustic sources requiring microphones. Make sure your mixer has at least this many inputs. To determine your output needs, consider how many listening positions are needed. In addition to the main mix, musicians perform better when they are able to hear their performance.