We take a look at some of the most reliable PA speakers the industry has to offer and find out which PA speakers have the longest warranty.
Trying to find the most reliable PA speakers for your venue, church, bar, café or gigging duet can be a little difficult at times but trying to find the most reliable PA speaker with the longest warranty can feel tougher than trying to find unicorn poop! If you’re in a travelling musical group, whether a duo or full band, run your own venue or bar with live music or look after the sound in a house of worship, the last thing you need to worry about is your PA system going down. Time is of the essence when it comes to getting something fixed, so an extended warranty is a great safety net. You know that if something goes wrong it will be fixed quickly and replaced if necessary without costing you all over again!
Thankfully there are loads of PA system brands out there who are ready to put their money where their mouth is and supply you with a quality product and back it up with extended warranties! These are good speakers that provide you with the best sound possible and will comfortably last a lifetime.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 most reliable PA speakers with longest warranty.
Yamaha DXR Range of PA Speakers
7 Year Warranty
Yamaha knows a thing or two about PA speakers, and chances are you’ve seen them in almost every venue in the world. The Yamaha DXR15 15" Active Loudspeaker comes with a 7-year warranty, providing you with 7 years of support. For club/pub owners and sound engineers, this is an ideal option especially if the PA system is used frequently and moved around quite a bit. They’ve actually been designed for touring! You pay a little extra for the privilege but when it comes to peace of mind, it’s totally worth it.
The Yamaha DXR range, including the Yamaha DXR15 15" Active Loudspeaker (above) has been developed in conjunction with Live Sound Industry experts Nexo. Both Yamaha and Nexo decided to tweak certain aspects of these PA speakers to provide a far more reliable option. Everything from the transducers to testing of the enclosures' acoustic properties have been improved to provide a better sound and more reliable product overall. An optimized limiter setting, SPL of 133dB with impressive 1100W of power and road-tested enclosures protecting the power amplifiers which perform perfectly even after extended periods of use make this an extremely reliable option. The 7-year warranty is just the icing on the cake. Good speakers ideal for professional use, church pa sound systems and more.
QSC Active PA Speakers
3 Yr Warranty + Additional 3 Yrs After Product Registration
QSC make great PA systems that are almost indestructible. They're so tough in fact, that they can withstand falls from a great height (don't try it at home please!) and can even keep working after a fire.They offer an extended warranty on their active PA speakers including the QSC K8, QSC K10, QSC K12 and new range of 2000 watt Active PA speakers such as the K8.2, K10.2 and K12.2 series.
You already get a 3-year warranty when you invest in their PA speaker systems, but the team at QSC provide you with an extra 3 years on top of their existing warranty after registration, totalling 6 years. QSC actually pride themselves on how tough their systems are, and the first 90 seconds of the video below show just how much damage they can take:
This commitment to their product and commitment to their users shines through as they create easy to use PA speaker systems and PA speakers that have been designed for years of (ab)use. The likes of the QSC K10 Active PA Loudspeaker is one of our favourites here at PMT thanks to the fact it delivers an astounding 1000w of ultra-efficient, class-D bi-amplified power. It’s also super lightweight, weighing in at just 14.5kg, making it one of the most conveniently sized PA speakers around, ideal for the likes of solo performers, house bands, pubs and clubs.
The fact that they can take so much abuse means that you don’t have to worry about your PA speakers breaking down on you in the middle of a gig or performance. In the unlikely event that they do suffer a problem, you’re covered for 6 years. A great addition to an already stellar product that allows you to breathe easier! By far one of the best priced and most reliable PA speakers ever created.
The QSC TouchMix series such as the QSC TouchMix 16 Digitial Mixer also feature a 1 year warranty that can be extended with an extra 2 years upon registration. The team at QSC absolutely believe in their products and you should too!
Yamaha DBR Range of Active Speakers
2 year manufacturer's warranty + 2 year extended warranty upon registration
The Yamaha DBR Range of active PA speakers is yet another great product from the team at Yamaha. With an affordable price tag, impressive build quality and 4-year warranty, it’s the perfect go-to speaker for small-to-medium sized DJ venues, corporate speech and those in need of a reliable public address system they can install permanently.
As with the rest of the Yamaha DBR range, the Yamaha DBR10 Active PA Speaker features DSP Protection. This DSP protection ensures your speakers are running at optimal levels at all times and keeps an eye on the status of the power supply, power amplifiers, transducers and ongoing signals to protect each component. This means at higher levels, your PA system is running correctly and won’t break down on you even after extended periods of use at higher volumes. This makes them an ideal option for clubs, venues and touring DJ’s. The 4 year warranty is a great comfort blanket too! They can also be angled for use as stage monitors and have been built to handle that idiot who likes to rest their foot on the speaker whilst shredding... yeah I do it too.
RCF ART Active PA Speakers
3 Year Warranty
For venue owners and those in need of a professional set up they can rely on, the RCF ART series of active PA Speakers is a fantastic choice. They're good speakers that can take anything you throw at them (please don't throw beer!) The RCF ART 745A Active PA Speaker in particular has been designed to be installed in venues. You have 1400 watts of pure power to play with, making it ideal for larger venues, houses of worship and schools in need of a public-address system. There's also a 3-year warranty to ensure you’re covered in the unlikely event something goes wrong.
The RCF ART 745A Active PA Speaker features a titanium dome, 4.0” voice coil neo compression driver to ensure superior vocal clarity and projection. In addition, the 15” neo woofer provides a great linear response with low frequency control. The 90 x 60 wide dispersion constant directivity horn ensures everyone in the room can hear what’s going on, whilst the DSP protection makes sure the PA system is running smoothly even at higher volumes over extended periods of use. The 3 year warranty is a great addition to an already impressive selection of active PA speakers.
Mackie SRM Active PA Speakers
The Mackie SRM series of active PA speakers have been designed for those in need of a budget friendly, portable PA system that is capable of providing more than enough sound for small to mid-level venues, public speakers and even fitness instructors thanks to its near indestructible design. The Mackie SRM range features a 2-year warranty to provide you that peace of mind you need. The team at Mackie have loaded these systems with Smart Protect DSP technology that kicks in when you’re hitting the higher volumes, ensuring your speakers are protected and running at optimal levels when you decide to push them harder.
The Mackie SRM450 Active PA Speaker in particular features 1000 watts of system power along with custom transducers to ensure you’ve got gig-level sound at all times at a budget friendly price point.
The highly durable, portable design makes the Mackie SRM450 Active PA Speaker one of the most reliable PA speakers for DJ’s, bands, duets and public speakers on the move. The addition of an aptly titled Feedback Destroyer makes it an amazing PA system for those who operate without a sound engineer – with one button, you eliminate any nasty feedback that decides to rear its head.
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PA Experts At PMT
Here at PMT, we specialise in supplying pubs, clubs, rehearsal rooms, venues, houses of worship, schools, travelling musicians and so much more with complete PA systems. If you want to discuss your PA System solution, or need advice on what the right set up might be for you, call in to any of our PMT stores across the country or call us on 0151 448 2089.
Our PA experts will be able to help you with your PA System and PA Speaker needs. We can supply everything from small set-ups, complete venue PA System solutions to entire festival backline and PA Systems.
Call in to your local store today to speak to our dedicated PA experts or call our team on 0151 448 2089.