Most school enquiries are made by
PTA members or school secretaries who don't necessarily know too much about
PA systems - don't worry, we won't baffle you with
technical jargon! We will only call if you ask us to, and we won't pass your
email address on to anyone else.
If your existing PA system needs upgrading, just
drop us an email with the spec of the existing system and what you feel is
wrong with it. The most common problems are: no capacity for more microphones, not loud
enough, microphone signal dropping out, crackly, not compact or portable enough... can
you add to the list? We can suggest what you could add to the system or what could be
replaced, saving you money if you don't need a complete new PA system.
What size system do you need? As a guide to
how many watts of power you might need, we would recommend 1 watt per
audience member for the spoken word, and 2-3 watts per audience member if
you are also playing music. If you have a large stage and will be hosting
Live bands you may need more.
more advice ...
What size speakers do you need? 10" speakers
are fine for the spoken word. If you are amplifying keyboards or will have
music from a CD player or iPod then you will be better off with 12"
speakers. If you have vocalists on stage you might need to consider stage
Wired or wireless microphones? We'd always
recommend wireless radio mics for Schools as it's safer not to have wires to
For more advice on how to choose and use your PA
system please visit the
Advice Centre. Please note that some of the links on this website
will take you to our parent website
www.whatpa.co.uk These links will open in a new