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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Chapter Seven Other PA Components

 

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The main PA components are, of course, the speakers, amplifiers, mixer, and microphones, but you’ll need a few additional accessories to make the whole thing work, even if it’s just a pair of speaker stands and a mic cable. This chapter looks at those extra bits and pieces.

At its simplest, a PA system comprises loudspeaker cabinets (usually a pair to provide a wider coverage than a single speaker), power amplifiers (either stand-alone, or built into the speakers or the mixer), and the mixer itself. Mixing is usually handled by a separate mixing console, although in the case of an acoustic guitar combo, ...

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