Enter the Music Matrix: Understanding Speakers


Everyone enjoys music. As a music event organizer, it is your job to make sure that event goers will enjoy the beats that will be booming out of the venue’s speakers.

Even if you have Steve Aoki and Diplo on the deck or Fall Out Boy playing on the stage, you might still have unsatisfied attendees if the sound quality is not up to par. What can you do to make sure everything is in place?

Everybody knows that music and sound comes out of speakers. What most may not know is that there are many types and kinds of speakers that are used for different purposes.

There are different speaker driver types that mostly define the sound signature:

Tweeter - For frequencies that are higher than 2000Hz, tweeters are used. They help magnify the higher frequencies so that they do not drown out in the sea of bass. Lead instruments and (mostly) female vocals are often heard in the higher frequencies.

Woofer / Subwoofer - Most people are familiar with these kind of drivers because they bring the bass. Woofers and subwoofers deliver sounds below the 200Hz range. They are particularly useful for electronic dance music and other bass-heavy genres. Bass drum thumps and “wobbles” are heard from woofers.

Mid-range - As the name suggests, mid-range speakers deliver the sounds from the mid-frequency between 200Hz to 2000Hz. Most standard to cheap speakers mostly use mid-range drivers which explains why there really is no bass and the high frequencies are drowned out. They are still important in a full setup because they “complete” the sound stage.

Full-range - These are driver types that can, most of the time, drive everything from the low to high frequency end of the sound spectrum. They are mostly used in small devices such as laptops, televisions, PA systems, and more. However, they do not generally sound the best because of the size and technical limitations.

Concert speakers are usually bought or rented in sets. You can’t just have subwoofers for your sound setup since you would have no speakers delivering mid to high frequencies. You have to have the whole set.

If you want to do your sound setup the correct way, consult Music Matrix, the expert in the industry. They provide lights and sound rental services for almost any kind of events. Besides loudspeakers and lights, they also offer LED walls, Trusses, and more equipment that are also essential in setting up a concert or any music event. Visit their website to know more.

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