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Used Audio Equipment Buying Guide – How to Buy Used Audio Equipment

Many smaller production companies (and more recently, even bigger ones!) have started looking for more affordable ways to shop for audio, video, lighting, and stage equipment. Whether you’re just starting to build your production business or want to expand your tried-and-true setup to get more gigs, shopping for pre-owned equipment instead of brand-new items might be a more economical choice.

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Selecting the Best Powered Speakers for Your Needs

If you've ever heard live music at a bar or danced to a DJ at a wedding, then it's likely that you were listening to self-powered, or active, speakers. Since these active speakers contain built-in amplification and crossover, they're much more transportable and affordable than passive speakers which require bulky external amplifiers. These features make self-powered speakers the most common type of speakers used in small-to-medium events! However, active speakers are not one-size-fits-all. After all, a speaker system that works for a small church or a karaoke bar won't always work for a touring band. And since there are many different kinds of powered speakers, it can be difficult to choose the perfect one for your event or venue. That's why we made this guide to help you find exactly the self-powered speaker system you need! First, let's run through some of the different kinds of powered speakers that...

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How to Find the Best Audio Equipment Deals

Any event production specialist or venue operator has been there: we want to upgrade our live-audio inventory, but we might not have the money to afford a brand-new line array system or other top-of-the-line equipment. This could make it difficult to grow our business, accept larger or more professional gigs, fill up our venue or house of worship, or even enter the market in the first place.

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