Amplifiers & Mixers for Installations

Two essential components of any installation are the amplifier and a line mixer. Amplifiers and mixers are available separately and combined in one unit. We supply a variety of options dependant on the type of application. Here you will find the most popular options for a variety of different sized installations.

There are several ways that these components can be incorporated into the Installation. The most common is to have a separate mixer and separate amplifier. The mixer is where your music source and microphones, etc. will plug in to. Most mixers will have built in media facilities such as USB connection, (used to accept a USB memory stick that has music files uploaded to it), a Bluetooth Connection, (wireless connectivity to a smart phone or tablet), or Auxiliary input (a 3.5mm socket, same as what is usually on a phone or tablet) to attach an AUX lead to. These leads can be found on our accessories section. The mixers usually come in two different physical formats, rack mountable, which are always 19" wide and varying in height, and flatbed or desktop mixers. The desktop mixer tends to have more control facilities, such as extra tone controls (adjustment of bass, mid and treble). They give more options on the amount inputs required and are better for more regular access. So, it really does depend on the specific installation requirements, such as just background music, live DJ or live music nights featuring bands?

The outputs of the mixer will connect to a separate amplifier which typically has two channels. Two channel amplifiers can be run in stereo if required or wired to produce two mono channels. This is ideal if you want to run several speakers from each channel of the amplifier and adjust the volume on each channel according to the area or zone that the speakers are covering. Amplifiers with more channels are available if you require separate control over more areas or zones. You would also need a specific mixer with more than two output channels called a zone mixer to match the number of channels on the amplifier.

Another popular choice is a combination line mixer and amplifier. These have all the facilities as mentioned above, but in one physical unit. These tend to be preferred for smaller sites when output power (volume) doesn't have to be too loud.

Amplifiers and Amplifier combination units are available either low impedance, or 100-volt line operation output types. Always ensure you have the correct type of speaker to match the amplifier type.

We always strongly advise that installation be carried out by qualified and knowledgeable personnel. We are always happy to give you advice and welcome any discussions regarding supply and installation.