PA Speakers, which is short for Pro Audio Speakers is a vital part of a DJ.
When playing in wide open areas like arenas, clubs, discotheques or even on social events you need PA speakers so that your musics and mixes can be heard by everyone.
Usually the set up must take into account two things: main speakers for the listeners(public) that are pointing towards the public and monitor speakers which are needed so that the DJ can hear his own music and are pointing toward the DJ booth.
Speakers can be:
Passive or Non Amplified: This type of PA speaker requiere an external power amplifier to function. Usually they are lighter ans cheaper but it is neccesarry to buy an external power amplifier. The best sellers of passive PA speakers are among others: JBL 115, JBL 125, Electro-Voice ELX 115, Peavey PV215, Mackie C300z, QSC I 82H.
Active or amplified: This type of PA speakers is made up of the speaker with an integrated amplifier inside the speaker. This speakers tend to be more expensive but they are faster to set up and to move around. Also it takes out the power calculations when buying and setting up the speakers since the amplifier is specifically designed to wok flawlessly with the speaker that is embedded into. Another advantage of amplified PA speakers is that usually the have safety protection features that turn off the speakers when a power overload or power outage is detected. The best seller active PA speakers are: JBL EON series, JBL PRX615, QSC K10, QSC K12, Electro-Voice ELX115P, Mackie TH15A, Behringer Eurolive B208D.