4th in a series about PA systems & debunking misunderstood PA functions.
When confronted with a situation where you need to project your voice and blast music, hooking up a portable PA is often the easiest solution. Knowing it is possible that one speaker alone can fulfill both needs can simplify things. However, if you need to simultaneously play music and speak out to your audience, life just got even better.
The voice priority function on the PowerPro speakers is located at the bottom of the rear facing panel.
Whether you are playing music through a PowerPro, you can also speak out and be heard. The trick is in the voice priority switch.
The purpose of this nifty feature is to give priority to your voice over any music that’s playing. Simply by turning on the voice priority switch, any time you talk into a connected (wireless or wired) mic, the music level will automatically decrease and will be replaced by the sound of your voice. Three seconds after you stop talking, the music will automatically resume at its previous volume level. On the PA919, PA919SD, and the Companion PowerPro (PA919PS) speakers, this function is located at the bottom of the rear facing panel.
This feature comes in handy in many different situations. If you’re having a school parade and you do not want to lower the sound of the music yet need to introduce the next float, flip the switch. Should you find yourself supervising a dance class, the music is obviously an integral part of the program. But how can you be heard over the music if you need to tell the participants what the next steps are or that it’s time to switch partners? Simple: flip the switch.
This blog was amended 8/2/11 to include the PA419 with its voice priority switch.