Being a DJ is not always as fun as everyone makes it look like, a lot of times you get really bad venues where you aren’t provided with any equipment or support and by the end of the night your chances of making above a livable wage is questionable. It takes time before you book well enough venues but you need recognition in order to do that.
You will not be able to get far if you compromise on either the quality of your music or your sound. It is very important for you to get the right equipment. This article will however, be limited only to speakers, so if you need a guide to buying DJ speakers, you’re in the right place.
- First of all, you need to make some important decisions. If you go to the music store, you will be asked if you want studio speakers or PA speakers. Studio speakers are not suitable for playing music at loud volumes, so it is recommended to always opt for PA speakers since they can project music at higher frequencies and volumes without problems.
- The next choice you have to make is between active and passive speakers. Passive speakers are the more affordable option but they need an amplifier for a stronger sound, and if you don’t already have one, you need to get it. Active speakers are the more expensive option but don’t need a standalone amplifier.
- You need to check out the speakers at different ranges and frequencies in order to get a better idea. High frequency sounds should not be harsh or shrill, rather they should be clear and crisp. Your bass should be pronounced in the sense that you can hear a pronounced bass line with every beat.
- Lastly, you have to consider other additions like subwoofers or ranges. They both have their own advantages and takebacks but it depends on your preference in the end.