Originally Posted by snickerpop
My Frat is looking for new PA speakers for our basement. The main goal is music and loudness at the highest quality possible.
Budget is 300
You're going to have a pretty hard time finding a good set of loud, GOOD SOUNDING, PA speakers for $300. You'll need an amp too, unless you plan on purchasing powered speakers which are even more expensive.
For an okay set of powered speakers, you're looking at, at least $350-400 per speaker. A good set of speakers will run you about $600 and up per speaker. A great set of DJ speakers will run you easily over $1000 per speaker. And don't forget the sub if you want one. That's another $500-600 for a decent powered one.
That being said, if you end up raising your budget, I'm a huge fan of almost all speakers that Mackie makes. JBL is also a very popular pro audio brand, although I don't enjoy how many of their speakers sound as much.