The Fine Opportunities for the Perfect Details Now in Loudboxes

If the amplified Sonos has won many followers, it is thanks to their compromise between power, sound quality, but also small size and ease of commissioning.

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Traditional sound vs. amplified system

The traditional sound system is to buy separately an amp, passive speakers, cables, and depending on the case, feet and a mixer.

Much simpler, the amplified PA brings all these elements together in an all-in-one combo, ready to use. The amplified subwoofer is usually associated with two or more satellite speakers and their cables, with a more or less advanced mixing interface. Optionally, you can find the feet to raise the speakers.

In general, the amplified Sonos are preferred for the animations which give pride to the music, in front of an audience. If it is the voice that we want to sound first, portable Sonos can suffice. In the you will be able to know more regarding it.

The advantages of the amplified system

The advantage of this type of combo is above all practical: it focuses your sound in a single combo whose elements are designed to work together. The control of the equipment is accelerated, as well as the installation, for a quick and easy start-up on the premises of your services.

The amplified system also saves space, which is a great asset for installations in rooms where space is limited. In addition, for all mobile DJs or nomadic animators, it can be stored in a trunk car or utility for travel and storage facilitated.

How to choose the power of your amplified system?

Power is without a doubt the main criterion when planning to purchase an amplified PA system. The best indicator, to evaluate it, is the Root Mean Square Watt (RMS): it makes it possible to estimate the real perceived power of the material, without taking into account the volume in the ridges.

Criteria for defining the power required

200, 500, 800 or even more than 1000 W RMS … To know how much power is needed to properly sound your animation, the number of people in the audience is the most important criterion (see reference data below).

But you must know how to qualify this data in relation to other criteria that you can predict in advance, such as:

Type of animation to sound

Inside or outside: Outside, there are phenomena that attenuate the power of the sound (wind, high temperatures …). It is necessary to envisage a supplement of power, with the equal public.

Age range: For a young audience, we need more bass and power. For a senior audience, the bass is secondary.

Which amplified system power according to the audience?

Indoors, the reverberation of sound strengthens the power. It is estimated that it takes about 5 to 6 WRMS per person. Outdoors, we will need more power, 7 to 10 W RMS per person.