Portable PA systems are the smaller and less costly alternative to the heavy-duty nightclub sound system. As the name indicates Portable PA systems are mobile Public Adress system. They are the sound systems which you take with you from one place to another place for addressing or entertaining a larger gathering of people.
The system mainly constitutes of input devices like microphones, mixing set up to manipulate the sound (like amplifying and changing the bass or beat) and the output device like speakers. There could be other added features like chargeable batteries, the option to take input from an external data storage or USB, ports to connect with CD players or computers. Since this system is supposed to be portable, it is compact and smaller in size, therefore, they have limited options and you might have to compromise on some features. Which features you are willing to compromise on will determine your choice for a good Portable PA system.
For Parties and Event Management
The portable PA systems are most popular in event management companies. Mostly they organise indoor events like seminars, fundraisers, weddings, memorials and parties. However, depending on clients demand they might need to organise events in open spaces also. They might need a system to address a small gathering or a huge crowd on different days. Since venues vary as per clients demand they need a system which offers great sound quality and covers the varied range. For event management businesses dealing with corporate clients and arranging events like live performances and concerts a need to have a proper keyboard to mix up the music and insert external sources like USB and cd players or laptops. Such businesses may be willing to invest in an all-rounder more expensive system.
For Business Promotion
Are you in need to address a huge crowd in an open-air venue? Open spaces and huge crowds are a combination we often see in concerts, fairs and stadiums. If you seek opportunities to promote your business in such social gatherings and activities often investing in a portable PA system could be a good idea for you. In closed spaces like auditoriums and halls, it is easier to address crowds as the walls help keep the voice in, they even echo back the sound when space is empty. In contrast in open space, you need very strong and loud sound to cover the area so that the entire crowd can listen to you. These places need wide coverage and you will need a system with strong amplification ability and big speakers. Since you will promote your business for as long as the fair lasts you will need good battery timings.
For Outdoor Adventures
Is weight an issue for you as you wish to carry your system along with you on your adventures like hiking and exploring new places? Many tour guides, teachers and explorers prefer to have a very compact and lightweight sound system. They don’t need to address a huge crowd but a small number of people following them on a track. Manipulating the sound quality is not a preference for them, they would rather just have a simple amplifier that is easy to carry. For such users a system that constitutes a small microphone that can be attached on the collar of the shirt and a speaker that can be snapped to the backpack or belt loops or pocketed when not in use is ideal. Depending upon how long your outdoor activity lasts each day you will need to consider better timings or invest in backup batteries if you are camping out for a few days.
For Classrooms and Meeting Halls
A simple and tiny Portable PA systems can be a smart solution for school teachers, university lecturers and professional team leads who do not want to scream their lungs off when they can deliver the same information in a gentle tone. A simple hack would be to clip the microphone on your shirt collar and place the speaker in the centre of class so your voice can reach the furthest end without practically yelling at the group trying to learn from you. Its an inexpensive solution to your everyday professional requirement.