What is the speaker called that is connected to a microphone?
Looking to buy a microphone and speaker setup for singing that I can use in conjunction with my electric guitar. I don't know what the speaker for the microphone is called.
- Robert JLv 710 months ago
To work with both a guitar and microphone at the same time, you want a "PA System" (or Portable PA system) - you do not say where or how it will be used, so the requirements are somewhat vague.
[PA = Public address].
Have a look though these for examples, then search for best prices on anything that looks suitable:
Check that whichever you consider has inputs for both guitar and microphone at the same time..
- Tony BLv 710 months ago
Connecting a microphone (or instrument) directly to a speaker won't produce any sound. The microphone (or instrument) must be connected to an amplifier. The output of the amplifier is then connected to a speaker.
The only exception would be what are known as “active speakers” or”powered speakers” which are simply an amplifier and speaker in the same box (like a combo amp).
- pianomanLv 710 months ago
It's called an amplifier.
- John DDLv 710 months ago
You don't want to connect a mic to a speaker (except for tiny amateur rigs with active speakers)
Normal signal path:
Mic --> Amp --> Speaker
Just like for your guitar:
Gtr. --> Amp --> Speaker
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- Anonymous10 months ago