Best Powered Speakers

Learn more about the best powered loudspeakers for live sound from Performer’s team of reviewers and pro audio experts. Read in-depth reviews on the latest powered speakers and PA systems, as well as detailed analysis about how to set up a powered loudspeakers and subwoofers for the stage, the best way to position powered monitors, wedge monitors, and PA speakers.

Powered speakers are an excellent choice for live stage shows and tours, as they have a built-in amplifier that will require one less piece of equipment when space is at a premium in the tour van. Having the power amplifier built in to the speakers not only saves space and simplifies cabling on-stage, powered speakers typically offer EQ, crossover and other live sound shaping options and FX via switches and knobs on the rear panel. Powered speakers are also versatile, many can be mounted on poles for standard PA use, or used on their side as stage monitor wedges.

Some of our most popular articles on powered speakers include:

[REVIEW] PreSonus AIR10 Powered PA Speakers

JBL EON 615 Two-Way Speaker Review

Electro-Voice ETX-10P Powered Loudspeaker Review

MACKIE DLM Powered Loudspeakers

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