Originally Posted by irishluck73
I think that's the route I'm going to go so I don't have to run power cords to powered speakers. How do the 10" speakers do outdoors?
I'm wondering if going with the 12" or 15" might be better so as to not want to upgrade later. Now to pick out an amp to power them that'll accept just a phone input, nothing fancy.
12" or 15" depends on the size of the party, not so much the distance. the other issue is storing them, just something to consider. if you will be doing more indoor karaoke stuff the 12" may be better. more outdoor, get the 15"
but get the tripod stands ! you will want to the sound off the ground, so it will carry. as for an amp - any receiver will do. you'll have to get the correct speaker cable or adapter. (banana to 1/4 or speakon) . get at least 50' speaker cables, 100' is better. you'll need the extra length to route the cables away from where people will trip on them.
for max flexibility, get a PA amp, and small mixer. you may also want to get something like this: iPod DJ rig
4 channel or 6 channel mixers can be found for less than 100. here's one: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=615810
a powered mixer ( mixer and amp in one unit) is a good idea for overall simplicity and storage.
a wireless mike - pyle audio and NADY make some low cost models.
check craigslist for used amps. or pawn shops.
I do not recommend using bluetooth from your phone for parties. you'll forget to turn off your notifications. and right in the middle of a great song you'll hear the notification beep...
I have a set of small JBL powered speakers - EON gen 1 10" - that I keep around for parties. lots of fun!