Beginner's Guide to PA Systems

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Beginner's Guide to PA Systems by Mind Map: Beginner's Guide to PA Systems

1. Goal: To give our institutional customers a simple, comprehensive explanation of how a PA system works.

1.1. How?

1.1.1. 1. Use images to represent key parts of a sound system.

1.1.1.1. Signal

1.1.1.1.1. A smiley, friendly looking cartoon representation of the signal in its various forms and at various stages of the signal path.

1.1.2. 2. Example workflows

1.1.3. 3. Common system components and their definitions.

1.1.3.1. Amplifier

1.1.3.2. Speaker

1.1.3.2.1. Powered speaker

1.1.3.2.2. Passive speaker

1.1.3.3. Mixer

1.1.3.4. Monitor

1.1.3.5. Microphone

1.1.3.5.1. Condensor

1.1.3.5.2. Dynamic

1.1.3.6. Stands

1.1.3.6.1. Microphone stand

1.1.3.6.2. Speaker stand

1.1.3.7. Cables

1.1.3.7.1. XLR cable

1.1.3.7.2. 1/4" cable

1.1.3.7.3. RCA cable

1.1.3.7.4. 1/8" cable

1.1.3.7.5. Speaker cable

1.1.4. 4. Refer to other educational material, staff, or services for assistance.

1.1.4.1. Other Beginners Guides

1.1.4.2. Mat's contact info

1.1.4.3. GearHeadz service types

1.1.4.3.1. On-site training

1.1.4.3.2. Assembly

1.1.4.3.3. Product support

2. Cosmo astronaut?