All-Star Gear: Loudspeakers & PA Systems

Gig-worthy speakers for nearly any venue

What do you look for in a PA loudspeaker? Flexibility through DSP? A light load in your van? Roof-shaking output? Everybody's got their own criteria, and zZounds customers love to tell what sets their PA system apart from the pack. That's why we've assembled some of our best-reviewed speakers and PA systems -- along with quotes from satisfied users -- into our All-Star roster. Here, you'll find top speakers for just about any situation -- from clubs to coffeehouses to spin class. Read on and see if your favorites made our list, or maybe find your next PA!

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QSC K12.2 Powered Loudspeaker

QSC K12.2 Powered Loudspeaker
Our Customers Say...
"Totally blown away with the clarity and natural sound that I'm able to get from this speaker."
- David in Lithonia, GA

"The sound on these speakers is phenomenal, they get really loud and the sound is crystal clear."
- Mario in Hempstead, NY

"Best speakers I've ever owned. I feel like I've achieved 100% full pro status in terms of sound quality. I am extremely impressed with these speakers."
- Daniel in Chicago, IL

Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker

Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker
"There is no way to simply describe just how good this speaker is. Whether as FOH with full bands or behind a solo/acoustic act in a small room, the F1 blows away everything else I have used in my 4000+ show career."
- JM

"I've had other musicians come up to see what the heck was coming out behind me; it sounded perfect. It had low end, it had high end, it sounded like there was a speaker at someone's table 80 ft away, and doing that without blowing the front tables next to stage out."
- CJ in Waikoloa, HI

"These speakers are by far one of if not the best compact small to medium venue, portable sound system you can buy. The sound is superb and the amount of power that this system churns out is breathtaking! The subs are even designed to interlock with another sub for additional reinforcement. Definitely worth buying a second set."
- Bruce in Killeen, TX

Peavey PV215 2-Way PA Enclosure

Peavey PV215 2-Way PA Enclosure
Our Customers Say...
"I've used these speakers for the better part of 10 years. Great sound, great reliability."
- Steve in Valley City, ND

"They give a great visual impression to the crowd. They have a great range and seem to be able to take a pretty good beating week after week with no signs of failure. Plus, for a large speaker, they are light and easy to move."
- Jim in Columbia, MO

"For my DJ gigs, I can't ask for anything better and for the price you can't beat that."
- Rick in San Antonio, TX

Electro-Voice EKX-15P Powered Speaker

Electro-Voice EKX-15P Powered Speaker
Our Customers Say...
"The sound is incredible and easily covered the large room my band played in. I could hear every instrument and voice clearly in the mix!"
- Bryan in Cheshire, CT

"Got these babies about 3 months ago and finally got to use them on Friday at a wedding. Let me put it this way, no need to think twice GET THEM. The sound quality is second to none."
- DJ T in Philadelphia, PA

"I upgraded from the ZLX to this model and the clarity is awesome. I've done several gigs with these and so far I have no complaints!"
- Pharoah in Henderson, NV

Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position Portable PA System

Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position Portable PA System
Our Customers Say...
"These are not only small and light, but easily the most powerful portable speakers I have used professionally. If you are a DJ these may just change your life!"
- Chuck in LaPorte, TX

"WOW! RIDICULOUS! IMPOSSIBLE! This PA is on another level. Remarkable engineering to get crisp, clear, powerful sounds from a speaker of this size and portability. Acoustic guitar and vocals are amazing!"
- Caleb in Hazel Green, AL

"As a solo acoustic performer the S1 is ideal. It's lightweight and small footprint make it perfect for small rooms, outdoor venues and larger halls."
- Jimmy in Indian Rocks Beach, FL

QSC CP12 Compact Powered Loudspeaker

QSC CP12 Compact Powered Loudspeaker
"I pair them with a pair of 18" subs, and have used them on a small gig without the subs, and they have worked flawlessly in any application. Very smooth sounding, great bass response and crystal clear highs."
- Marc in Myrtle Beach, SC

"Clarity, stereo imaging, and power make these my new go-to speakers. The bass that they put out will amaze you!"
- Rob in Wilmington, NC

"Amazing simplicity on the rear controls, rugged build, and great warranty! Awesome mid-priced system. I got the unbeatable bundle with the stands, bags and cables, unbeatable!"
- DJ Nick in Boston, MA

Electro-Voice EVOLVE 50 Powered Column PA System

Electro-Voice EVOLVE 50 Powered Column PA System
Our Customers Say...
"My customers (weddings, corporate events, and private parties) have all marveled at how good the sound is, how loud (yet clear) it is, and how sharp it looks compared to the traditional speakers on tripods."
- Joe in New Braunfels, TX

"This is the best PA I have ever owned and I’ve owned a few! Great sound and power. I play small to large rooms and this thing sounds great in every room I play."
- Jason in Conway, SC

"These things are amazing. Set up and break down in under 5 minutes. Crystal clear highs and the sub is BEATING!"
- Leslie in Savannah, GA

LD Systems MAUI 5 Ultra-Portable Column PA System

LD Systems MAUI 5 Ultra-Portable Column PA System
Our Customers Say...
"I can't believe how much sound this thing puts out. So much bass from an 8" speaker blows my mind. I do a single with guitar, keyboard, vocals and some tracks and this thing sounds fantastic."
- Brian in Carson City, NV

"For the money you won’t find a better, more efficient, or easier to set up system. It travels very well as it’s only 25 pounds if that."
- Eric in Mansfield, PA

"I am a professional DJ, and have struggled for years with various portable PA systems, and full sized systems for wedding ceremonies, and outdoor cocktail hours. This unit is incredible! Solves every issue I ever had, so easy and quick to set up...and the sound is unbelievable."
- Christopher in Evans, CO
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