The Rockville RPG122K Dual 12-inch Powered Speakers is our best DJ speakers and each of the woofers have a voice coil that is 2 inches and is made from aluminum to make it produce clear sounds as much as possible. Each of the powered speaker set measure 12 inches and also both come with stands for a complete DJ system and these DJ speakers can also be PA speakers in its design.
Our step-up pick is the JBL EON612 12in 2-way Speaker System and you can use it for DJ events and you can also use it for PA speakers. It is a two-way stage monitor in its design and very powerful in its build and it also has Bluetooth capabilities so you can play items wirelessly from your phone or device without interruption. Also, it uses Wave Guide technology when it comes to its powerful build.
The budget pick is the Rockville RSG12 12″ 3-Way Audio Speaker and it can be used as a speaker for DJ events and it can also be used for PA systems or public announcement systems and it consumes an average of 1,000 watts in the normal use and it has an impedance of 8 ohms like most standard speakers. This speaker is 3-way in its design so it is quite space saving without compromising the quality and its build.
A Little Background
Without speakers, obviously there is no way to communicate your favorite tracks, mixes or original music to your audience in any live event. DJ speakers aren’t like home speakers you use for acoustic monitoring – they are meant to be played to your audience in a live club and this is why choosing the DJ speakers you would want to choose is important.
How We Picked
In choosing the best DJ speakers:
Consider if it is active or passive. This means that passive DJ speakers require an additional amplifier before it works or connected to an active speaker.
Make sure it fits in your club or space. DJ speakers can be bulky unless you go for a portable one – but for a DJ speaker, it is usually large like PA systems.
Portability adds value to DJ speakers as you can transport them from one place to another with ease.
Rockville RPG122K Dual 12-inch Powered Speakers
Our best DJ speakers, the Rockville RPG122K Dual 12-inch Powered Speakers, measure 12 inches in each woofer and also both come with stands for a complete DJ system. The speakers also come with a microphone plus a remote control for your convenience and each of the woofers have a voice coil that is 2 inches and is made from aluminum to make it produce clear sounds as much as possible. You can use it to play music from your music player, phone or anything that has Bluetooth functions due to its Bluetooth functionality and the horn twitter is a Piezo compression tweeter which measures 25 mm and produces great results and trebles.
There is also a USB input so you can play from USB drives using mp3 files and there are also RCA and AUX inputs for iPods and iPhones. You can also use the speakers for playing FM radio that has been built-in within the unit and you can also enjoy a very easy Bluetooth connectivity and pairing. You also get a digital music player along with a wireless control using the remote buttons and you can definitely use this pair of DJ speakers for a wide range of uses. It also has an ABS construction that can withstand high impacts so it adds to its rugged build using the best kind of components.
It can give you the best kind of sound without the distortion and the light weight of the DJ speakers also add to its portability while maintaining its durability. It has an on-board EQ for a wide range of genres such as classic, jazz, country, rock, pop and the normal setting for the EQ and it also has a connection between the active speaker and the passive speaker using the 1/4 inch standard cable. The side handle has an ergonomic design so you can carry it from place to place and set it up without many problems.
It comes with two RCA lines for input and output and also has inputs four XLR and 1/4 inch microphones. You can use the knobs for tweaking the bass levels, treble levels as well as the master volume and there is also a clipping limit on the amplifier indicated by an LED lighting system to know whether you are over the red line and you should tone down your sounds to avoid distortion. It is a dual voltage set of DJ speakers which can be switched between 115 volts and 230 volts. There is also a power LED cabinet that is located in the rear part of the speakers and it also has an A-40 cartridge for the microphone.
The mesh grill of the speakers and the microphone is made from high quality steel and the dynamic microphone has a sponge ref shake type of construction for excellent durability. The polar pattern of the speakers is uni-directional and the frequency response of the speakers is from 60 Hz up to 20 kHz while the frequency response of the microphone is from 60 Hz up to 13 kHz. The black finish adds simplicity and durability to the speakers and the impedance of the speakers is at 8 ohms.
The sensitivity of the DJ speakers is 94 dB +/- 2 dB and its max SPL is at 116 dB at 1 watt per minute of use. It can be used on live music, gigs, parties, karaoke, DJ sets and much more and the base spread of the stand is up to 22 inches and the height can be adjusted between 43 to 72 inches.
With the weight capacity of the stands up to 132 pounds, the impedance of the microphone is at 630 ohms at +/- 15 percent while at 1 kHz. Also, at 1 kHz, its sensitivity is -72 +/- 2 dB. The steel construction of the stands adds durability alongside the speakers themselves and the tube and the leg diameters of the stand measure 1.38 inches.
The unit comes with a power cable for the active speaker and includes two rugged speaker stands that act like tripods for their durability. A 30-ounce magnet is included with each of the woofers and there is also a two-channel amplifier that is built-in within the unit along with the Bluetooth feature. Each of the speakers is rated at 1,000 watts of power. It comes with a user’s manual and is great for use with just about any DJ controller such as a Numark DJ controller plus Serato DJ software.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
Our best DJ speakers, the Rockville RPG122K Dual 12-inch Powered Speakers, may have some flaws but they are not deal breakers and they do not stain the quality of the speakers. For example, the power cord may not be as long as it should but you can always use an extension to solve this problem once and for all without compromising the quality of the DJ speakers at all.
JBL EON612 12in 2-way Speaker System
Our step-up pick, the JBL EON612 12in 2-way Speaker System, uses Wave Guide technology when it comes to its powerful build. It also has Bluetooth capabilities so you can play items wirelessly from your phone or device without interruption and it is a great stage speaker that is powered enough to blow a lot of great music from afar. It is a two-way stage monitor in its design and very powerful in its build.
The cabinetry of this DJ speaker is well designed to meet and match the latest trends in technology and it also keeps in mind the latest in acoustic science so that you will get the best value for your money when it comes to having the best speakers for DJ and live events without ruining the sound and quality of your music.
The design of the transducer is excellent and you will not regret the quality of this item and the friendly interface of the DJ speakers also add to its value as a great set of speakers for any party or event. Because the DJ speakers are also very flexible in the design, it is very handy in a lot of situations.
There are also two handles that are positioned in the best way possible to give you ergonomics when you need it the most so that you can definitely get your speakers to the best kind of level when it comes down to performance on demand.
The hardware mounts of this awesome and intuitively designed DJ speaker set adds to its compatibility with a wide range of studio equipment and DJ racks and DJ controllers out there and the enclosures are also very fluid and solid in construction. Without spending a lot of footprint and environmental impact, this set of DJ speakers is able to give you the best performance ever.
It consumes around 200 to 500 watts of power and you can also use any microphone to directly plug it into this speaker for convenience. Because it is very light weight, you can take it to your next gig or DJ performance. The enclosures also have indexed feet for better stability in the long run. Acoustic resonance is kept in mind by the makers of this amazing product for your next live performance.
Rockville RSG12 12″ 3-Way Audio Speaker
The Rockville RSG12 12″ 3-Way Audio Speaker, our budget pick, is 3-way in its design so it is quite space saving without compromising the quality and its build. It consumes an average of 1,000 watts in the normal use and it has an impedance of 8 ohms like most standard speakers and it can be used as a speaker for DJ events.
The peak consumption is at 1000 watts and it runs on only 500 watts on the RMS consumption and this loud speaker uses a passive format. The speaker also spans at a height of 12 inches much like our first and second picks for the best DJ speakers in the house and the sound that this DJ and PA speaker produces is very excellent and amazing because of the Piezo compression horn that adds treble and crisp clear quality that is unmatched for its price.
It also has a voice coil that can withstand high temperatures of operation and measures 2 inches and there are also three Piezo bullet tweeters to add to its treble capabilities, each at 3 inches in its length. The speaker also has magnets that measure 60 ounces and delivers a lot of quality and the program power of this DJ speaker is at 750 watts. The construction of this awesome DJ speaker is very excellent and the unique trapezoidal shape has been tapered to help disperse the sound better without compromising the accuracy of the material that is the source of your music and all the while producing loud sounds that are not too loud to be distorted in the long run.
There are two input connectors for the 1/4 inch ports for input and output and the cabinet has an underside that has a pole socket mount which measures 35 mm. The reinforced socket mount is also very flexible in its build and the isolation feet are made from high quality rubber that is nonskid and nonslip in its feature and action. You can mount the base on any pole due to its design.
It has Speaker-On at the back as well as parallel connections and the recessed handles are ergonomic for easily carrying and transporting the speaker to any place. The front grille is made from high quality steel material. It is backed by a warranty of 1 year.
Best Full Range DJ Speakers
Grindhouse 1800w Pair 8-Inch Full-Range Speakers
With the Grindhouse 1800w Pair 8-Inch Full-Range Speakers, each of them are 8 inches in size and consume 1,800 watts of power and each of them are also full range in design and capability. Take note that these are passive speakers so they still need amplifiers.
They are also very portable due to their build and size without compromising quality of the audio source and the sensitivity of the speakers is at 93 dB. The DJ speakers also weigh 26 pounds each so they are relatively easy to transport to any place using the right equipment and its peak power is at 900 watts and it is at 450 watts at RMS power. Its frequency response is from 50 Hz up to 20 kHz so it is quite wide in its range and it stands at dimensions of 26 by 11 inches.
The handles of the speakers are made from high quality ABS material that is also of heavy duty and the voice coil is made from copper material that has been layered in high quality build. Its cone wooers also have high, mid and low outputs using the ribbed cone design for delivering the best kind of audio quality possible and the impedance of these speakers is at 4 ohms when wired.
The corner guards of the speakers are also made from high quality ABS material so it can resist impact on the road and prevent damage from happening. Also, a carpet that is of aviation grade is laid down for the covering so you can protect the unit from stains and tearing in the long run. You can also protect the speaker as well as the horn part using the high quality build of the mesh screen that is made from the best quality of steel. The speaker has a 1/4 inch cable jack so you can use it for routing power and audio signals which are also flush mounted and the terminals for the wiring on the speaker are spring loaded for convenience. The solid construction makes this pair of speakers very great in their performance.
Ideal DJ Speaker with Flashing Lights
PYLE PSUFM1040P 1000-Watt Passive DJ Speaker
The PYLE PSUFM1040P 1000-Watt Passive DJ Speaker has awesome DJ lights flashing within the unit so you can start the party with a lot of energy and colors with this awesome dual speaker system. The two woofers measure 10 inches that give you the best kind of quality possible and the Piezo tweeters (2) at 3 inches each provide the best kind of clarity for audio and recording and playback as much as possible.
There is also a crossover network at 3.5 kHz for your convenience and the speaker system has a frequency response of 20 Hz up to 20 kHz for versatility and quality music. Bass response is excellent due to the very fact that it has a ported enclosure in its build and design. Portability is not a problem due to the very fact that it is equipped with heavy duty handles. The stand mount for the speaker measures 35 mm and the peak power of this speaker system is 1,000 watts and its RMS power is at 500 watts at 4 ohms of impedance.
There are a total of 3 flashing DJ lights for the woofers as well as the tweeters for added colors and vibrant experience to your live DJ set or performance and there are also speaker spring terminals on this unit for added convenience. The high power output of this speaker system makes it the life of the party in most occasions. Watch as the lights flash while your music plays in the club.
There is also a graphic EQ for the speakers as well as a USB charge port and there is also an FM radio function as well as card readers for SD cards and USB ports. The speaker system also comes with an AUX 3.5 mm input and it has a sensitivity of 90 dB at 1 watt per minute. There are also RCA outputs so you can connect it to other passive speakers. There are also inputs and outputs for the RCA stereo line and you can also use it to charge mp3 players, smartphones and other capable devices using its USB charging port. In fact, you can control the disco lighting using the on and off switch and the power can be switched between 110 volts AC to 220 volts so you can take it across the globe without having to worry about restrictions in voltage,
Best Bluetooth Enabled DJ Speakers
PRORECK PARTY 15-Inch 2000-Watt 2-Way Speakers
The PRORECK PARTY 15-Inch 2000-Watt 2-Way Speakers have an amazing feature that lets you play in Bluetooth enabled devices such as smartphones and the like. The speaker woofers measure 15 inches each so they are very portable and look nice on any gig in the long run and there are also LED lights along with the speaker system. You can use the speakers for DJ purposes or for Pa systems depending on your needs and it is also a 2-way set of speakers.
The speakers consume 2,000 watts each so they are made for high blasting of power without compromising the volume clipping levels and the speakers can be controlled using the included remote control and its functions. There is also a microphone that comes along with the speaker system and it is also able to use an SD card reader as well as a USB card reader to help you easily play music on the go.
Because it is dual voltage between 115 volts and 230 volts, you can enjoy uninterrupted music from around the globe without electricity restrictions. It has controls for the microphone, line port and mp3 sources and their volumes and there are also transport wheels that are included to help you transfer the set of speakers to any place that you like to add to its mobility.
The speaker stands are very rugged and durable when it comes to their build quality and there is also a unique LCD digital display along with the DJ speakers plus there is also an equalizer that has been built-in with the unit. There is a diaphragm compression driver that is made from high quality titanium material at 1.35 inches which provides uninterrupted quality sound at the best of its material.
The enclosure is made from high quality ABS plastic injection material to add to its durability, ruggedness as well as its light weight capability. It is a great set of DJ speakers to choose from for its overall weight and its RMS power is at 200 watts so it is very eco friendly in its power capability. It comes with the needed 1/4 inch microphone input plus the RCA stereo line input as well as the output for the Speak-On function.
Ideal DJ Speaker with FM Radio Function
Mr. Dj MASTER4000 15″ Portable Speaker
The Mr. Dj MASTER4000 15″ Portable Speaker comes with a handy FM radio tuner which makes it stand out from most portable DJ speakers out there and compared to other brands, it is a 3-way speaker system that is very portable in its design. The woofers have a measurement of 15 inches and each of them has pretty LED lights that add spice and flavor to your music and DJ experience.
There is also a Bluetooth function for this DJ speaker to add to its great convenience when playing music on the go and there is also a unique equalizer that adds more life and depth to your music, whether it is from a computer source or from a live stage. There are also two inputs for the microphone function plus two inputs for the RCA and one input for a guitar and there is also a player for the SD card as well as for USB sources.
There is also a remote control for ease of use and the RGB lights in LED technology will definitely pump up any party that you start. There are also handles to add to the ease of carrying and portability of the speaker system and the speaker is rated with a power of 4,000 watt so it is quite powerful as a speaker system.
Ideal DJ Speakers which are Mountable on Poles
Seismic Audio Pair 15″ DJ SPEAKERS
The Seismic Audio Pair 15″ DJ SPEAKERS is a heavy duty pair of DJ speakers which can be mounted using the pole holes in the unit. You can use the DJ speaker for various occasions other than DJ-ing and the peak power of this pair of DJ speakers is 1,000 watts while its RMS power is at 500 watts at an impedance of 4 ohms.
Its frequency response is from 30 Hz up to 20 kHz so it is quite broad in this area and the speakers also have steel grills to protect the woofer and the tweeter from damage and so that you can enjoy uninterrupted music for the many years to come. It has a total of 2 tweeters (2 x 5) and there is also a 2-inch voice coil within each of the woofer units as well as a 50-ounce magnet on each woofer unit.
You get the best kind of crystal clear sound without compromising weight and durability. Each speaker cabinet has a total weight of 51 pounds and there are also dual ports on each DJ speaker for convenience. The sensitivity of the DJs speakers is at 96 dB and there are also pocket handles to add to its ease of portability. It is backed by a warranty of 1 year.
Best Passive DJ Speakers
VM Audio VAS310P 12000Watt 3-Way Speakers
With the VM Audio VAS310P 12000Watt 3-Way Speakers, the woofer has a low ribbed cone design plus a high output mid with a measurement of 10 inches. The passive DJ speaker system has a 3-way design and each of them also have 1-inch Piezo super tweeters which are both direct and radiating in their designs. The speakers are rated for 1,200 watts each and they can be mounted onto any support poles using the DJ enclosure from VM audio.
There is also a 1-inch horn tweeter with a wide dispersion with a high frequency for superior performance. Portability and durability are never compromised using the steel grill as well as corner guards and the aviation grade carpet to protect the units from harm and damage. There are tons of connections to choose from such as banana plugs, speaker wires, speaker connectors and TS jacks.
Ideal DJ Speaker with a Slim Design
Numark Lightwave 2-Way DJ Speaker
The Numark Lightwave 2-Way DJ Speaker is a slim and unique DJ speaker system with a Class D power rating at 200 watts. The LED lights can be synced to the beat as you wish and it has five different lighting modes that adjust to your liking. It has an RMS continuous power of 100 watts.
You can definitely use it for DJ parties using the XLR connection plus stereo RCA connectors as well as inputs for 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch and microphones, DJ controllers and other instruments. You can also control the brightness and power of the LED lights. Easily mount the speaker system using the pole socket at 36 mm.
Other DJ speakers are simply not that great when it comes to overall quality as a DJ speaker. It is important for these kinds of speakers to be fully compatible with clubs and easy setups so that you will spend less time setting up and more time playing music.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should you consider when buying DJ speakers?
A: According to Digital DJ Tips , make sure you only use high quality speakers or those that are also used for PA systems because home speakers and home monitors may not be cut to do the job and if you want to be a live DJ then you should get high quality and heavy duty speakers that can blast at full volume without problems.
Q: What tips should you consider for speaker placement in DJ-ing?
A: Make sure you place your speakers strategically and you should also distinguish passive and active speakers.
Wrapping It Up
To wrap it up, the Rockville RPG122K Dual 12-inch Powered Speakers is our best DJ speakers for any event to start the party and play your wonderful music to cheer the crowd.
Jen Miller is a former electrical engineer and product specialist with more than 20 years of product design and testing experience. She has designed more than 200 products for Fortune 500 companies, in fields ranging from home appliances to sports gear and outdoor equipment. She founded Jen Reviews to share her knowledge and critical eye for what makes consumers tick, and adopts a strict no-BS approach to help the reader filter through the maze of products and marketing hype out there. She writes regularly and has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, The Muse, The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha and MindBodyGreen.