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Trying to find the best DJ speakers for your needs is a long yet fun adventure. You have all sorts of speakers: active, passive, with or without a subwoofer, 2-way, 3-way… Each one is special and has to offer something extra, and I’ll try to help you understand these things a bit better.
If you’re looking for DJ speakers with a subwoofer, that means that you need a pretty solid DJ setup. It also means that you need them for bigger venues, such as concert halls or clubs. Well, I’d love to help. But first, let’s start off by learning a few things.
What’s The Point Of A Subwoofer?
There are two reasons why you should have a subwoofer, especially if you’re a DJ or producer dealing with electronic dance or hip hop music. The first reason is that you will get the best bass experience if you’re using a sub speaker.
Additionally, speakers with subwoofers are very handy for people playing at medium-sized and large venues, where you need loud volume which will not ruin the audio quality.
A subwoofer is specialized for the lowest frequencies, so you will be able to volume up the bassy beats much more than you could do with a regular woofer.
Please note that people, even brands, don’t always make a clear distinction between a woofer and a subwoofer. In this article, I will include only high-powered speakers, whose low-end frequency limit will correspond to those of a subwoofer.
Terms To Get Familiar With
Before we proceed with our list of best DJ speakers, there are a few terms that you should get familiar with, in order to better understand DJ speakers reviews. Sit tight as I walk you through the basics.
Active Speakers VS Passive Speakers
A very common mix-up among people arouses when it comes to active and passive speakers and their use.
Of course, the most basic difference between them is that an active speaker has a built-in amplifier that boosts its power, while a passive speaker is connected to an external amp that feeds its power.
Passive speakers are mostly used at home, while active speakers are more of a DJ thing. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t perform at a party using passive speakers, but you’ll have to carry an amplifier everywhere you go, too.
People usually go around asking if passive speakers are better than active ones or if it’s the other way around. While being passive or active has nothing to do with their overall performance, there are differences between the two.
An active speaker has a built-in amp, meaning that the maker knows exactly what kind of an amp it’ll install. Especially if it’s a bi-amplified speaker, then both high and low drivers were produced with special attention to fit the other components of the active speaker.
Another cool thing that passive speakers usually don’t have is the possibility of wireless connection. If you want to connect your iPhone, iPad, or other devices to your speakers, make sure you get active speakers.
Although an active speaker sounds more attractive, there are passive ones that you might want to consider. However, if you choose a passive speaker don’t expect to cover large venues with it, as these are more of a home studio type of speakers.
But, there is an advantage to a passive speaker. While it will take you a lot of planning to set up an active speaker, as it needs a proper distance from a wall outlet, a passive one can be placed wherever you want.
This one goes into an amp, remember? So, all you have to do is to deal with one cable that connects them, everything else is a piece of cake. Also, since they don’t have a built-in amp, they’re quite easy and compact to carry around.
Also, if you want to change something about your setup, you can just get a new amp, so what you’ll end up with is an almost new setup. With an active speaker, you’d have to open up the cabinet and deal with tons of separate parts there. The passive version seems like a clean deal.
Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
I’m sure you’ve run into a bunch of product descriptions where you read the abbreviation SPL. Sure, you know it has something to do with sound because it has dB (decibel) next to it, but what’s this really all about?
SPL stands for Sound Pressure Level, and it measures the pressure level of the sound. Don’t panic just yet, it’s not that complicated. To understand it, let’s find out what sound pressure is, and everything else will just follow naturally.
If you could recall some of your science classes from high school, you’d remember the measurement Pa or pascal. We use pascal to measure any type of pressure in the atmosphere. In this case, it’s gonna help us measure the atmospheric sound pressure.
There is a formula for how this is done, but don’t worry, you don’t have to calculate that manually. People usually buy an SPL meter, which is very easy to use and will tell you how loud your DJ speakers are.
All you have to do is step away exactly 3.2 feet away from the speaker. Turn on the meter and start playing music including all three frequency thresholds. The meter will show you your SPL measured in decibel.
Frequency Range VS Frequency Response
This is by far the most misleading description even with the best DJ speakers out there. These two terms are very close, and they sound similar, but they’re definitely not interchangeable. They both deal with frequencies but describe different things.
The frequency range describes the actual stretch speakers can produce. For example, you’ll see that a DJ speaker, for example, has a frequency range from 20 Hz – 20 kHz. You see this, and you go: “Oh well, 20 Hz is basically the lowest limit the human ear can detect, I’ll take it!”
However, these raw sound frequencies are affected by a lot of things until they hit your ear, like amplitude, for example. Frequency response is actually the result of frequency range vs. amplitude.
Without going into details and turning this article into a science class, I’ll just tell you that the sound that hits your ears travels at a different frequency than it did when it left the speaker.
Therefore, frequency response is the specification you should be looking for when you’re buying passive or active speakers. That measurement represents the frequencies that will actually hit your ears. So, frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz – excellent!
RMS VS Peak Power
When you’re looking for the best DJ speakers, you’re most interested in the sound quality, build quality, but also power, right? You want to make sure that your speakers will not burn out if you hook them up with a slightly stronger amplifier.
This is also one of the most misleading descriptions when it comes to DJ speakers. Usually, they will have the number, measurement unit, and next to it either RMS or peak. For example, 1000W RMS or 1000W peak.
What’s the difference between these two and how can they affect your DJ speakers?
Being ill-informed on this topic can backfire quite seriously. This particular issue can damage your speakers for good, and you have to know what you’re doing if you’re buying items that have a pretty hefty price tag to their names.
Anyway, when a brand promotes its 1000-watt powered speakers (RMS), it means that they can handle up to 1000 W of ongoing electricity. It means that if you dime your 1000-watt amp, these speakers won’t have a problem with that, and you can enjoy them without worries.
However, if it says 1000 W (peak), that means that the speakers can handle that amount of power, but only from time to time. So, if your peak is 1000 W, don’t test your luck by constantly banging them at that level.
The wattage peak is closely bonded with SPL (Sound Pressure Level), because the higher the power input, the higher the audio output. In other words, an SPL, measured in dB, also has its peak, and it depends on the amount of power the speakers will receive.
Woofer VS Subwoofer
Let’s start off by explaining the most common dilemma – what’s the difference between a woofer and a subwoofer? Don’t worry, all this will be clear in a matter of paragraphs.
Surely you’ve noticed that when people say subwoofer or woofer, they mean the same thing. The difference is not so huge, but it exists and it’s important.
The woofer and subwoofer are very similar and are both used to transmit low frequencies, i.e. bass. However, the subwoofer, as the name suggests, is a woofer focused only on the lowest frequencies.
But a woofer also transmits bass! Yes, you’re right. But before you get frustrated thinking this is another failed attempt to solve this mystery, hear me out.
If you open up a speaker unit and take a look at the woofer, you’ll realize that it’s actually the speaker. So, think of a woofer as a specialized low-frequency speaker, which it is.
On the other hand, a subwoofer, or a sub, is a type of woofer, with a much narrower frequency range. This one focuses only on the deepest bass sounds that are not within the woofer’s radar!
Usually, you have two types of subs, active and passive ones. An active sub has an amp built-in. However, a passive subwoofer speaker usually only comprises the subwoofer unit and enclosure, and to use it, you’d need an additional amplifier.
Top 10 DJ Speakers With Subwoofer
Now that we’ve covered the basics, I should start with my Top 10 list. The speakers below are some of my favorite loudspeakers with subwoofers. I will try to mix them up a bit and include a few studio monitor speakers for DJ producers.
Overall Best: Mackie Thump 12
The Mackie Thump 12 DJ speaker offers great sound quality, especially in the low-end segment, as part of the name (Thump) suggests. All frequencies are crisp, but the brand made sure to focus on the bass, and I don’t mind that at all.
It’s a 1000-watt powered speaker, at its peak, while the continuous wattage rating (RMS) is 500W. However, that’s more than enough for a pristine and high audio volume. The maximum output measured in dB using this power is 125.
The Mackie Thump 12 is pretty compact and easy to carry around. It weighs only 29 lbs., making it the lightest DJ speaker on the list. The quality build looks a bit fragile, while the design is quite stylish with the upper part of the cabinet shaped like a horn speaker.
It packs a 12-inch woofer and a Class D amplifier that guarantee superb sound quality. There is a bigger version of this DJ speaker – the Mackie Thump 15 – with a bigger woofer. I chose this one because I think 12” is enough, plus the price is super attractive and under $300.
Moreover, it has a 1.4” compression driver made of ferrite magnet, which is a material that costs more money and energy to be implemented, unlike neodymium. However, it doesn’t give better results. Neodymium is a far better option for speakers and amplifiers, due to its light weight and efficiency.
On the back, there is a single XLR 14 inches combo jack, so you might need an adapter to hook up your DJ equipment.
The Mackie Thump 12 offers a 3-band EQ section, where you can easily manipulate the lows, mids, and highs. The frequency response is quite good, going from 57 Hz to 20 kHz, which is quite impressive for a loudspeaker at this price.
- Great bass response;
- High-powered (1000 W peak);
- Lightweight and compact;
- 12-inch woofer;
- Good frequency response.
- Ferrite magnet instead of neodymium;
- Fragile build quality.
Runner-Up: QSC K10
QSC has been one of the industry leaders regarding loudspeakers and PA systems (public address systems), and now I’d like to introduce the QSC K10 active speaker. Being active means that it has a built-in amp, and no need for an external one.
This is a two-way speaker system which means that it has two drivers dealing with the low-end, middle, and high frequencies. The QSC K10 DJ speaker packs a 10” LF driver, or woofer, which could be bigger but it does an excellent job the way it is.
At the same time, it includes a 1.4” titanium compression driver, one of the better materials used for that particular unit. A compression driver generates the sound into the horn speaker, and titanium is an excellent choice due to its firmness and lightweight.
The QSC K10 is a high-powered speaker, ready to receive a maximum of 1800 W from the amplifiers. At its peak, it can generate up to 124 dB (decibel) of audio output. Everything above 95 dB is gold, so you better appreciate the output power on this speaker.
This active speaker has an ABS cabinet, which is one of the best solutions for the build. This kind of plastic material offers huge impact resistance from shocks or vibrations, very common for speakers that are often used at house parties, clubs, and so on.
It’s boosted with a Class D amplifier, which is far more efficient than the other models. The QSC K10 offers flexible connectivity, with XLR inputs for a microphone, or line output, as well as an XLR TRS input, in case you want to hook up a stereo speaker system.
- Titanium compression driver;
- High output power;
- High-powered (1,800 W peak);
- ABS cabinet enclosure;
- Flexible connectivity.
- No Bluetooth;
- Smaller LF driver than usual.
For More Bass: Bose F1 Model 812
The Bose F1 speaker system is one of the best on the market, and I say that with conviction. It has a very modern design, great features, and an even better performance. It comes with a pole, so you can set it up and leave it on the stage while you DJ.
Before we get to the technicalities, I’d like to say something about Bose’s stunning Flexible Array Technology. This mechanism allows you to tilt the speaker array up or down, depending on which area of the venue you want to direct the sound towards.
The Bose F1 PA speaker has a built-in amplifier of 1,000 W, which is enough for the Model 812 to produce an audio output of up to 132 dB at its peak (SPL)! Not only is it loud, but it also pays special attention to the low-end frequencies, packing a 12-inch woofer for some deep bass.
For the mids and highs, the Bose F1 high-powered PA speaker has eight drivers, which together with the woofer, deliver some crazy sounds. For those who want an even harder bass, they can purchase an additional 1000-watt subwoofer, which is sold separately.
The Bose F1 Model 812 PA speaker offers a wide frequency response starting from 43 Hz to 20,000 Hz. With a lower crossover point, which filters out the mids and highs, you’ll have much clearer vocals and other sounds from this frequency threshold.
Moreover, the Bose F1 PA speaker has a built-in automatic EQ that will equalize the frequencies to provide a clearer sound.
It’s easy to carry around, as it features ergonomic handles on the sides. On the back, it has XLR and RCA connectors.
- Flexible Array Technology;
- 1000-watt powered PA speaker;
- Good frequency range and frequency response;
- High output (SPL: 132 dB);
- Low crossover point;
- 12-inch woofer;
- Automatic EQ;
- No Bluetooth;
- A bit pricey.
Superb Efficiency: Electro-Voice ZLX 12P
The American manufacturer of audio equipment has produced the Electro-Voice ZLX 12P high-powered speaker which I’d advise you to seriously consider.
The ZLX 12P speaker is medium-sized, meaning you can easily transport it from one place to another. Although it’s not so huge in size, it offers magnificent audio output power with great clarity. It weighs only 34 lbs, so you can imagine how flexible you’d be with it.
This is a high-powered speaker with a built-in 1000-watt Class D amplifier. Class D is the most efficient amp that will make sure the heat stays at acceptable levels. With this amount of input power, the ZLX 12P produces up to 126 dB at its peak (SPL).
The Electro-Voice ZLX 12P packs a 12-inch woofer for the low frequencies and a 1.5” titanium compression driver for the mids and highs. Every sound coming out of this cabinet is clear and crisp, without distortions or hissing sounds.
The frequency response is great on this unit of Electro-Voice, going from 65 Hz to 18 kHz. Moreover, the ZLX 12P frequency range covers everything from 50 Hz to 20 kHz.
On the back, it has two XLR TRS combo inputs, along with an XLR output. Unfortunately, there is no Bluetooth connectivity with this one, but there are lots of other ways to connect this speaker to some of your other devices.
- Easy to transport, lightweight;
- Built-in 1000-watt amp;
- 126 dB power output (SPL);
- 12-inch woofer;
- Titanium compression driver;
- Good frequency range and response;
- Flexible XLR connection.
- A few people reported that the surface gets damaged easily;
- Some have experienced problems with shipping.
For Music Production: JBL Stage A120P
The JBL Stage A120P speaker is a great addition to any DJ setup. This is a high-quality speaker that includes all the necessary features and comes at a very affordable price of some $300. Let’s see what’s so cool about it.
First of all, note that this DJ speaker is great for home use and music production, but could also be used by a performer at small or medium-sized venues. It’s compact and light, so you can easily carry it around town without great effort.
The JBL A120P is focused on the low-end frequencies, generating a great bass response. This is also seen in the frequency response, which stretches from 32 Hz to 150 Hz.
As you can see, this bass-reflex speaker has narrowed the frequencies, so it’s clear what you should use it for.
The sound is as crisp as it gets with the JBL Stage A120P. All that is thanks to the 1” aluminum tweeter and 12-inch woofer. It has a built-in RMS amplifier boosting up to 500 W at its peak.
All in all, this DJ speaker could be used by music producers as well, since it offers a real crystal-clear sound, especially the bass. The build quality might be better as it seems to be easily scratchable.
There is no Bluetooth connectivity but the back of the cabinet offers a bunch of XLR and RCA connections.
- Great bass response;
- Wide frequency range, response;
- 12-inch woofer;
- RMS amplifier.
- Not big enough for large venues;
- The surface could get easily damaged.
Good RMS: Yamaha DBR10
The Yamaha DBR10 high-powered speaker could be easily underestimated when standing alone, turned off. The build quality doesn’t seem promising, but you’d be surprised at hearing the clarity and accuracy coming out of this DJ speaker.
Inside, the Yamaha DBR10 speaker packs a Class D amplifier that boosts up to 700 watts at its peak. The continuous power of the DJ speaker is 325 W, which is pretty impressive! At this amount of power, the sound system can produce 129 dB (SPL).
The frequency range could be a bit broader, but ranging from 55 Hz to 20 kHz is good enough. The 10” woofer produces the best possible bass response, while the remaining units do a good job at transmitting the mids and highs.
Apart from the 10” cone, the DBR10 bass driver includes a 2-inch voice coil, just to ensure that the bass will run smoothly. A downside to this speaker is that it lacks EQ controls. However, it offers great connectivity with sufficient XLR and RCA inputs.
Another cool thing about this PA speaker is the design, with angled corners that provide a better surround effect. It can be used in all sorts of facilities, but I’d say it’s mostly suited for medium-sized venues.
The Yamaha DBR10 DJ speaker is very easy to carry around, weighing only 23 lbs.
- High-powered speaker;
- 2” voice coil;
- Angled corners;
- Lightweight and compact.
- Questionable build quality;
- No EQ controls;
- No Bluetooth connectivity.
Ground-Shaking: JBL PartyBox 1000
The JBL PartyBox 1000 high-powered DJ speaker is one of the more expensive units on the list. So, let’s see if it’s worth spending around $1,200 for this PA.
Before we get all technical, I’d like to say that the first thing that I found attractive in the PartyBox 100 was the light show that goes on while you’re blasting music off it. There is a light panel effect and it performs in line with the sound that it’s playing at the moment.
Sure, that’s not the most important thing for a DJ speaker, but it’s pretty cool and could help you set the mood at one of your gigs.
However, another cool thing about the JBL PartyBox 1000 is the flexible connectivity it offers, and the possibility to hook up various gadgets to it. There are two mini-jack inputs where you could plug in a microphone or a guitar.
At the same time, you can connect any of your gadgets, such as smartphones or iPads via Bluetooth. Moreover, you could use the TWS (True Wireless Stereo) to hook up to two additional compatible speakers. If you want to use wires, there’s an RCA input as well.
The JBL PartyBox 1000 can cope with a maximum of 1,100 W of power. The frequency response is one of the best so far, from 30 Hz to 20 kHz. The lower end is pretty impressive and it sure does provide a ground-shaking bass!
On the other hand, this DJ speaker is a bit large and heavy. It weighs around 77 lbs, and you might need some help transporting it from place to place.
- High-powered (1,100 W peak);
- Light panel effect;
- Very strong bass;
- Good frequency response;
- Modern design;
- TWS to connect two speakers wirelessly;
- Bluetooth connection.
Highly-Portable: QSC KS112
The QSC KS12 is a compact and modern-looking active DJ speaker. It’s been really popular among DJs due to its features and specifications. This is a speaker that is loud, nicely built, durable, and provides crisp sound quality.
It’s very compact and portable, but it’s not the lightest DJ speaker on the market. It has ergonomic handles on the back making it really easy to carry. It weighs some 62 lbs, which I hope you can handle.
I find QSC to be the company that charges realistically for its products, and that’s confirmed with this speaker right under $1,000. Now, this might not be what you expected, but the QSC KS112 model is a real treat for that price, and you’ll find out why in a moment.
First of all, this powered speaker is really powered! It packs a built-in Class D amplifier with an output power of 2,000 W at its peak. The brand didn’t disclose the continuous power, but how much do you really need? It can’t be less than 1000 W anyway, so you’ve got the power, trust me.
It has a 12-inch LF driver, or woofer, which will make sure you feel the bass properly. The lowest frequency this speaker can transmit is 41 Hz, which is excellent for an active PA speaker.
There is no Bluetooth connection, but on the back, you can find two male and two female XLR 14-inch connectors, or in other words, two XLR inputs and two outputs.
- High-powered speaker (2,000 W at peak);
- 12” woofer;
- Class D amp;
- Good frequency response.
- A bit heavy;
- No Bluetooth;
High SPL: Electro-Voice ELX115
The Electro-Voice ELX115 DJ speaker is a solid piece of DJ equipment. Very powerful, offering loud yet crisp sound quality, and firm build quality. It comes at a reasonable price, as it will cost you some $400 to purchase it.
This DJ speaker belongs to the family of passive speakers, meaning that there is no built-in amplifier, so you’ll have to connect it to one. On the other hand, it can handle a lot of power, i.e. 400 W power rating of a continuous stream and four times that at its peak.
The inside of the cabinet is filled with high-quality units, with a 1.5” titanium HF driver (transducer), and a 15” LF driver. These two will make sure to provide loud and high-quality audio in small, medium, or large venues.
The Electro-Voice ELX115 DJ can produce up to 134 dB of measured SPL, which is pretty loud and is more than enough for house parties, and just about right for a nightclub. The frequency response could be better, ranging from 75 Hz to 18 kHz.
It’s quite compact, with ergonomic handles on the sides so you can easily carry it. The cabinet is made of plywood, a rare material that gives stability to the build. It weighs some 48 lbs, which is on the lightweight side.
- Reasonable price;
- High-powered speaker (1,600 W at peak);
- Titanium HF driver;
- 15” LF driver;
- High SPL (134 dB);
- Good frequency response.
- Not an active speaker, you’ll need an external amp;
- Doesn’t have an impressive frequency response;
- No Bluetooth connection.
Light As A Feather: Yamaha DXR 8
The Yamaha DXR 8 speaker is compact, easy to carry around, and features some cool specifications. It weighs only 13 pounds so I think everyone can easily lift it up and place it wherever they want.
Although it’s relatively smaller than its peers, packing an LF driver of “only” 8” and a 1.4” compression driver (tweeter), this speaker has a huge output of 129 dB at its peak (SPL). That’s all thanks to the bi-amplified design that produces a combined power of 1,100 W at peak.
Both drivers have ferrite magnets, which is a great choice for a high-powered PA, as this material is quite heat-resistant.
The frequency response is something that I had trouble finding in all DJ speaker reviews about the DXR 8. Its frequency range stretches from 57 Hz to 20 kHz.
Keep in mind that this is a cover that brands sometimes do because that figure doesn’t represent the speaker’s real frequency transmission.
It’s wrapped up in an ABS cabinet, with a very cool black matt paint job. On the back, you’ll find all sorts of RCA and XLR connectors, so you’re pretty much covered if you want to connect a third-party device to it. However, you won’t be able to connect devices via Bluetooth.
- Very light;
- High output (129 dB);
- High-powered (1,100 W at peak);
- Drivers made of ferrite magnets;
- ABS cabinet;
- Flexible connectivity.
- No Bluetooth;
- Not impressive frequency response;
I hope that you liked my Top 10 listed above. I really think these are the best DJ speakers on the market, or at least at the time of writing. Sure, there might be “louder” DJ speakers, but the ones above combine price, quality, and style – a combination you can’t really argue against.
Anyway, whether you’ll opt for something on my list or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you learn how to properly shop for DJ gear. Here are a few tips for you!
Set Your Budget
This is a very important step in the whole shopping experience, which is the reason it always goes first. You work hard for your money, and when you’re spending them, you should make sure that it’s not in vain.
Instead, check your bank account and see how much you can spend on speakers, without having to starve yourself the next month. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should opt for the speaker that you don’t really like but you can afford.
It’s better to wait for a month or even two and save up enough money to get the speaker that will serve your needs and make you happy. The biggest challenge here is to identify your needs and make an assessment of your budget according to that.
This goes the other way around as well. People that have fatter wallets may go and buy the most expensive speaker only to play their 10-song playlists. Don’t be one of those people.
Do Your Research
I’m not sure if this is more important than the previous headline, but it’s definitely something worth paying attention to. Speakers, as you’ve probably noticed throughout the text, are pretty complicated. You’ll need to do a lot of reading between the lines when you look at product specifications.
To be sure that you’ve acquired the perfect speaker, you gotta at least know the basics. You can’t go: “Whoa dude, check out the frequency range on this one!”, and then figure out the frequency transmission is not at all good as you thought.
That’s because you should look for frequency response! It’s okay if you’re not sure about stuff, but take at least 30 minutes of your time to read some reviews, unbiased product descriptions, and articles that can teach you all this stuff.
I tried and explained briefly most of the things that you should know about PA speakers. Of course, that cannot be enough, so if you’re really into DJing and speaker systems, don’t be lazy and get to googling!
After reading all this, I hope that you have a clearer idea about what you should look for when you’re choosing speakers. Always remember to do the following things and your purchase will be a success:
- Know the amount of money you’re willing to spend;
- Read and understand the product description;
- Ask for a second opinion;
- Read reviews and articles online before making up your mind.
To reiterate, if you’re tight on budget and need something that will play high-quality audio, check out the JBL Stage A120P speaker. This one can also serve you well if you’re dealing with music production.
If you don’t mind spending an extra buck and want something that will shake the ground below your feet, give JBL PartyBox 1000 another look.
On the other hand, if you want some hard and defined bass, I say that the QSC K10 is the best option on the list regarding that matter. I say this having had many opportunities to hear it perform.
Finally, if your idea is to have a speaker that’s easily portable, compact, but provides great sound despite its size, there’s no speaker better suited than the Yamaha DXR 8.
Whatever you choose, I hope that you’ll get home excited and blast music from those speakers right away! I believe that will be the case. All you have to do is to follow the steps above, and the best DJ speaker will be yours.
How Many Watts Do I Need For My DJ Speakers?
Roughly speaking, the higher the wattage output the louder the speaker. However, how much you need depends on how many people it should “cover”. Usually, a minimum of 5 watts per person is enough for indoor parties, and everything above can be used for festivals.
Is 500 Watts Loud Enough For A Party?
One of the most important things to have at a party is enough volume so that every member of the audience can equally enjoy your mix. I’d say that 500 watts are quite enough to produce enough volume for a medium-sized or larger party.
Does More Watts Mean More Bass?
High-powered speakers definitely provide higher audio output, meaning they’re louder. If we follow that logic, then yes, more watts mean more bass. However, more bass does not necessarily mean better bass. Keep that in mind.
Which Brand Amplifier Is Best?
There’s no general rule we could follow to say which one is the best. One amplifier will lack a feature that another one has and vice versa. Still, there are famous amps manufacturers, such as Crown Audio, NAD Electronics, Cambridge Audio, and Niles.