Best DJ Speakers

Best DJ SpeakersHaving a DJ Controller is awesome but if you want to play in the public, you need some dj speakers.

Also known as “PA speakers”, these guys are designed to help you play in open spaces. There is a reason why the “P-A” stands for the Public Address system.

By the way, most DJ speakers come with built-in subwoofer too so you are never short on bass. I guess that’s a difference when compared to so-called normal speakers.

If you are outdoors or in a public place, these are the guys you need to hook up to your DJ controller or whatever system you have and off you go.

Yamaha DBR10 700 Speaker

Yamaha DBR10 700-Watt Powered Speaker
  • Bi-Amped, 10" Powered Speaker
  • High Performance Main or Monitor Speaker
  • 7-Year Warranty
  • 700 Watts of Clean Digital Power, 129 dB SPL

When it comes to Yamaha, it’s fair to say that these guys are the best. Now when it comes to the Yamaha DBR10 700 speakers, the Yamaha DX doesn’t disappoint. At least that’s what the majority seems to say.

Lots of DJs use these and other event organizers as well. It has its own built-in amplifier and sub which will take any party to the next level.

Naturally, there are some experts who don’t like these due to whatever reason (Not enough bass, clarity, etc) but a whole bunch of people do seem to enjoy them.

The consensus seems to be that Yamaha DBR10 700 dj speakers are loud and proud and will take your next DJ or any other similar gig to the stratosphere

Behringer EuroLive DJ Speakers

Behringer Eurolive B210D Active 200-Watt 2-Way PA Speaker System
  • High-power 200-Watt 2-way PA sound reinforcement speaker system for live and playback applications
  • Ultra-compact and light weight system delivers excellent sound even at extreme sound pressure levels
  • Revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology: enormous power, incredible sonic performance and super-light weight
  • Internal switch-mode power supply for noise-free audio, superior transient response and very low power consumption

One of my first studio monitors was made by Behringer so I will always have a special place for these guys.

Don’t worry though, this is not a bias review at all.

The overall built of these DJ speakers is solid and to be honest, that is something to expect from the Behringer team. They do make pretty reliable speakers and other similar equipment. No doubt about that.

However, don’t get it confused with being heavy in weight. The Behringer Eurolive are still considered lightweight so they are easy to move around.

These are nice loud dj speakers and for most, they seem to last a long time. Even more than 2 years or so.

TurboSound iQ10 DJ Speakers

Turbosound IQ-10 2500W 10" 2-Way Speaker System
  • Speaker configuration Active/passive: Active Type: Subwoofer LF driver: 10" MF driver: N/A HF driver: 1"Power Amplifier class: D Wattage: 2500W peak Mixer/preamp: N/AAudio Frequency response: 50Hz -...

This is by far one of the most powerful DJ speakers out there. According to most users, the sound is nice and crisp and if you pair it with a woofer, well then you got a massive party on your hands. The Turbosound IQ10 is actually quite a sophisticated device that packs over 2000 watts in power.

Just make sure you got a big enough party to take a pair of these bad boys to.

Rockville RPG8 8″  400 Watt 2-Way DJ Speakers

Rockville RPG8 8" Powered Active 400 Watt 2-Way DJ PA Speaker System
  • Rockville RPG8 8" Active/Powered 400 Watts DJ PA Speaker System. 100-Watt RMS / 200 Watts Program Power / 400 Watts Peak. High power long-throw 8'' woofer with 2" aluminum voice coil provides...
  • High-power 2-way pro sound reinforcement speaker system for live sound and playback applications. Compact and light weight system delivers distortion free sound even at extreme SPL. Linear Class AB...
  • Built-in bass and treble equalization processor for ultimate system control and speaker protection. State-of-the-art 1.35'' Japanese made pure titanium-diaphragm compression driver for crystal clear...
  • Ultra-low noise Mic / Line input via XLR & 1/4-inch stereo jacks with volume control. Line RCA and XLR input with separate Gain adjustment. Additional balanced line output via XLR for linking of...

If you just started playing local gigs, this would be a great choice. It’s quite popular among wedding DJs as well due to ease of mobility and decent sound.

The built-in woofer (Around 8″ inches) really makes this DJ speaker by Rockville a great overall product.

So if you’re on the go most of the time and are a somewhat up and coming intermediate DJ on the scene, this may be the right choice for you.

ElectroVoice ZLX DJ Speakers

Electro-Voice ELX200-10 10" 1200W 2-Way Full Range Passive Loudspeaker
  • 1200 W (Peak), 127 dB peak SPL system that is reliability verified with over 500 hours of abuse testing and endurance testing to 4x typical industry practices
  • 1.4 inch DH-1C (1 inch exit) titanium compression driver for extended transparent high-frequency response
  • High-output EVS-10M woofer designed to exacting specifications for superior durability and exceptional low-frequency reproduction
  • EV-patented Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design provides precise and consistent coverage, minimal distortion, and maximized acoustical loading

A common sighting at after-hours parties, the ElectroVoice ZLX is an immensely powerful model that is, nonetheless, relatively easy for one person to move and configure. The 15-inch model is a particularly effective unit that’s able to reach deep into the low-end.

JBL EON610 Portable DJ Speakers

JBL EON610 Portable 10" 2-Way Multipurpose Self-Powered Sound Reinforcement
  • Purposeful Product Design
  • JBL Waveguide Technology
  • Bluetooth integration - iOS and Android supported Bluetooth v4.0 compliant interface for controlling master volume, adjusting the 5-way, user definable parametric EQ, and saving and recalling user...
  • Durable #10 nylon coil zippers

Some say as far as the specifications go, these are the best in class. JBL is a well-respected brand and has been for quite some time so the feedback from its users doesn’t really surprise us.

Nice portable DJ speakers that you can count on for quite some time. They come in various sizes like 10″, 12″ or 15″ (Pretty standard sizes) and has BlueTooth integration as well.

A 10″ woofer combined with 500 watts of power will only bring some major music vibes to any event.

Mackie Thump 12″ DJ Speaker

Mackie Thump12A THUMP-12A 12" 1300w Powered DJ PA Speaker+Weatherproof Carry Bag
  • Package includes: Mackie Thump12A THUMP-12A 12" 1300 Watt Active DJ PA Speaker + Rockville TB12 Lightweight Rugged Speaker Bag Carry Case For 12" DJ PA Speakers
  • Mackie Thump12A THUMP-12A 12" 1300 Watt Powered Active DJ PA Speaker, Class D. 12″ high-output woofer / 1.4″ titanium dome compression driver. 1300W of ultra-efficient Class-D power. LF -1000W. HF...
  • All-new amplifier design with Dynamic Bass Response technology allows for incredibly fast transient response delivering more chest-thumping low-end than ever. Built-in 2-channel mixer features Vita...
  • Rockville TB12 Lightweight Rugged Speaker Bag Carry Case For 12" DJ PA Speakers. Water Resistant. Padded interior. Dual zippers. Dual handles. Interior Dimensions: (L x W x H) 24” x 14.5” x...

If you are looking for massive power and are not a household DJ name yet, the Mackie Thump is just what the doctor ordered.

With over 1200 watts of power, a woofer and your standard tweeters (Dome), you are bound to cause a ruckus wherever you start to spin those turntables.

By the way, this one actually comes with a nice speaker bag so you can lug it around with you wherever you plan to play your set again. Not bad at all . . .

Acoustic Audio by Goldwood Acoustic Audio PA-500X

If you are just starting out, and your pockets are well . . . these might be a good choice. Most who have tried these DJ speakers by Acoustic Audio by Goldwood (Yes that’s actually their name), are satisfied. Especially if you’re just having a fun little gathering at your house or a block party of some sort.

If something small and intimate is the goal, these dj speakers may just do the trick.

Peter Thomas
Peter is a well-known guitar teacher in Ealing. He’s taught hundreds of guitarists of all levels, covering everything from rock and pop to jazz and classical.Have a question, need some help, or want to give your opinion? Drop us a comment below!