Articles & Videos: Pro Audio Amplifiers

A PA speaker system needs an amplifier to power the speakers. This article walks you through the basics of power amplifier applications and gives you advice for choosing the right amplifier for your system.

Are you trying to make sense of the gear you'll need to set up a live sound system? Confused about mixers, sources, amplifiers, cables, microphones, and more? Crutchfield looks at the basics in this short video.

Intro to live sound equipment
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system and will help you figure out which ones you need.

A popular Charlottesville, VA dance club had blown their old speakers trying to play music loud enough for the crowd. With Crutchfield's help, they overhauled their PA system.