So your band is ready to invest in the best live performance equipment, whether it’s building your own from scratch or its own entire PA system. Perhaps you’re sick of relying on venues to provide the right type of gear to portray your sounds to the audience? Maybe some don’t even provide equipment at all? Regardless of why, we want to say congratulations! This means more independence, flexibility, and an overall greater earning potential for your group of musicians. A band (or even solo artist) that can bring and set up its own quality PA system is definitely going to be able to charge more for their performance than a band that relies on borrowing equipment from the venue. Owning your own PA system also gives your band the opportunity to have gear that best matches the instrumentation and sound of your group. In this guide, we’ll explain to you what the different components of a PA system are, how they work, and what equipment you’ll need to consider before you make your purchase.