Professional Media Players

Professional media players provide extra inputs and playback options and allow you to have better control over the audio in your system.

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  1. Vonyx VX2USB MK2 Twin USB Media Player USB/SD/BT
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    Vonyx VX2USB MK2 Twin USB Media Player USB/SD/BT
    • Professional MP3 player
    • Dual channels with single or master outputs
    • Bluetooth technology and a USB/SD MP3 player on each side
    • Blue LED display with ID3 tag information
    • 1U (19”) rack-mountable for professional applications
    Regular Price £105.00 Special test Price £99.00
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  2. Multimedia Player - PD PDC75 Bluetooth, USB, FM
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    £98.99
    Multimedia Player - PD PDC75 Bluetooth, USB, FM
    • USB/SD MP3 player
    • Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming
    • FM radio with external antenna connection
    • 6.3mm Jack or XLR microphone input
    • 3 AUX inputs for wired audio playback
    £98.99
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  3. DAB Media Player - PD PDC40 - USB & Bluetooth
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    £165.00
    DAB Media Player - PD PDC40 - USB & Bluetooth
    • DAB+ and FM media player
    • Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming
    • USB MP3 player to connect a USB device for audio playback
    • 19" rack-mountable design
    • LCD display with blue backlight
    £165.00
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  4. PD PDC-35 Digital Media Player with USB, SD & MP3
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    Regular Price £299.00 Special test Price £289.00
    PD PDC-35 Digital Media Player with USB, SD & MP3
    • 19" Digital media player/recorder
    • 2 x USB port, CD and SD slots
    • Delete and Repeat function
    • "+10 Track" button for fast track selection
    Regular Price £299.00 Special test Price £289.00
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  5. PD Rackmount CD Player with MP3 USB DAB+ Radio
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    PD Rackmount CD Player with MP3 USB DAB+ Radio
    • This 1U CD/MP3 Player / Tuner / DAB+ Tuner is the perfect player for e.g. drive-in shows, discos, pubs etc.
    • It has a tray-loading CD drive and despite it's small size the player has many functions such as Radio memory, USB input, Shuffle, AM / FM / DAB+ Tuner, Auto scanning, ID Tag and 20 Tracks memory.
    • In addition, the player comes with a remote control.
    Regular Price £269.00 Special test Price £259.00
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  6. PD PDC85 Media Player with Amplifier, USB & MP3
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    PD PDC85 Media Player with Amplifier, USB & MP3
    • Integrated USB, SD/MMC media player
    • Bluetooth receiver for streaming audio
    • 1x 3.5mm Aux input
    • 1x 6.35mm Microphone input
    • Equalizer with different presets
    £239.00
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  7. Twin USB Media Player with Bluetooth - Fenton VX2USB
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    £115.00
    Twin USB Media Player with Bluetooth - Fenton VX2USB
    • Dual MP3 media player
    • Recording function on both sides of the player
    • Bluetooth connectivity to stream audio wirelessly from a smart device
    • USB/SD/MMC inputs for direct MP3 playback
    • Blue LED display with ID3 tag information
    £115.00
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  8. PD PDC150 Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player
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    £159.00
    PD PDC150 Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player
    • Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player
    • CD/DVD-player with CD+G support
    • Integrated USB, MP3 media player
    • IR remote control
    • Two 6.35mm jack microphone inputs
    £159.00
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  9. PD PDC150 Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player with Microphone
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    PD PDC150 Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player with Microphone
    • CD/DVD-player with CD+G support
    • Integrated USB, MP3 media player
    • IR remote control
    £165.00
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Media players will usually be added to an amplifier in an already-existing setup. By adding a media player to your setup, you then have access to many more connection options such as extra line inputs, mic inputs, Bluetooth, USB/SD card and FM radio. Having these different options for playback is helpful because you will be able to connect most devices like smartphones, CD players, USB sticks and laptops to your system.

A media player is mostly used to play digital media from external devices such as USB sticks. You can make your own playlists using MP3 files, store it onto a USB stick or SD card, and then plug this device into the media player so it will play the files in the order you have saved them.

Another useful feature that you will find on most of our media players is a microphone input. As media players are mostly used in a commercial setting, the mic input is convenient because it allows you to plug in a wired microphone to make announcements and/or sing along to any music being played.

Although the many inputs and connections are useful, perhaps the standout feature on a lot of our media players is Bluetooth connectivity due to how convenient it is. This is great if you aren't using the player with a device that is constantly plugged into it, as you can connect your smartphone, laptop or tablet as and when you please.

Understanding Public Address Systems with Media Players

Public address (PA) systems with media players combine traditional PA functionality with the ability to play audio content from various media sources. These systems typically consist of amplifiers, microphones, speakers, and an integrated media player that can handle formats such as MP3, CDs, and sometimes streaming services. This integration enhances the versatility of PA systems, allowing them to not only amplify voices during announcements or speeches but also to play background music or broadcast prerecorded messages.

The addition of a media player expands the utility of PA systems beyond simple announcements, making them suitable for a range of applications from educational settings to retail spaces and public gatherings. Understanding the components and capabilities of these systems is the first step in recognising their potential to improve communication and ambience in various settings.

Applications and Environments

Public address systems with integrated media players are adaptable tools that find their place in a variety of settings, each with its unique requirements for audio communication and background entertainment. Educational institutions utilise these systems for daily announcements, emergency information, and to enrich school events with music. In retail environments, they provide an effective means for promotional announcements while also enhancing the shopping experience with ambient music.

Public venues, such as parks and transportation hubs, use them to broadcast important messages and provide general information to visitors. Corporate offices and conference centres employ these systems for clear communication during meetings, events, and in common areas to create a welcoming atmosphere for employees and guests.

Each application underscores the system’s versatility, highlighting its ability to deliver clear audio content tailored to the specific needs of the environment. This adaptability makes public address systems with media players a fundamental component of modern audio communication strategies across diverse sectors.

Key Features to Consider

When selecting a public address system with a media player, several key features should be considered to ensure the system meets the specific needs of its environment. Connectivity options are crucial, as they determine how the system can interface with other devices and media sources, including Bluetooth, USB, and auxiliary inputs. Audio quality is another vital aspect, with factors like wattage, frequency range, and distortion levels influencing clarity and reach.

The ease of use encompasses the system's interface and control options, ensuring that day-to-day operations can be managed efficiently by users of varying technical proficiencies. Additionally, the durability and reliability of the system are essential, especially in settings where it will be used frequently or in harsh conditions.

Lastly, scalability should be considered, allowing for future expansions or integrations as needs evolve. These features collectively define the system’s performance and user experience, making them key considerations in the selection process.

Benefits of Integrating Media Players with PA Systems

The integration of media players into public address systems offers several practical benefits that enhance their utility and effectiveness. First, versatility is significantly increased, as these systems can handle a wide range of audio tasks, from making announcements to playing background music or educational content. This multifunctionality makes them ideal for various settings, eliminating the need for separate systems for different audio needs.

User convenience is another major advantage, with integrated systems providing a singular control point for all audio output, simplifying operations and reducing setup times. Furthermore, having a media player built into the PA system allows for instant access to a variety of audio sources, including live broadcasts, pre-recorded messages, and streaming services, ensuring content can be tailored to the audience and occasion.

Additionally, these systems can offer enhanced audio distribution capabilities, allowing for consistent sound quality and volume levels across large or acoustically challenging spaces. The combination of these benefits underscores the value of choosing a PA system with an integrated media player for efficient and versatile audio management.

Installation and Maintenance Tips

Proper installation and maintenance are key to maximising the performance and lifespan of public address systems with media players. For installation, ensuring compatibility with existing equipment and infrastructure is critical. This involves checking connections, power requirements, and space considerations to integrate the system seamlessly. Acoustic planning is also essential, positioning speakers to optimise sound coverage and minimise echo or feedback in the intended environment.

Regarding maintenance, regular software updates for the media player component can enhance functionality and security. Cleaning and inspecting the equipment periodically helps prevent dust buildup and identifies potential wear or damage early. Additionally, audio testing at regular intervals ensures consistent sound quality and system reliability. Following these guidelines can help maintain optimal system performance, ensuring that the public address system continues to meet its communication and entertainment roles effectively.

Selecting the Right Media Player

Choosing the right media player involves considering several key aspects to ensure it meets your audio playback needs effectively. First, assess the supported formats; a versatile media player that handles a wide range of audio files, including MP3, WAV, and AAC, is desirable for broad compatibility.

Connectivity options are also crucial; look for players that offer various inputs and outputs, such as USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, to easily connect to different audio sources and output devices.

Ease of use is important, particularly in scenarios where quick and straightforward access to specific tracks or playlists is needed. Consider players with intuitive interfaces and remote control capabilities for convenient operation.

Storage capacity is another vital consideration, especially for users who need to store a large library of audio files directly on the device. Some media players come with built-in storage, while others rely on external SD cards or network storage solutions. Durability and build quality are essential for ensuring the player withstands regular use, particularly in portable or outdoor settings.

Lastly, think about additional features such as streaming service compatibility, app integration, and the ability to create and manage playlists, which can enhance the listening experience and provide greater flexibility. Balancing these factors against your specific requirements and budget will guide you to the right media player choice, ensuring you enjoy high-quality audio playback tailored to your preferences and needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Media Player?

A media player is a hardware device designed for playing multimedia content, such as audio and video files. It supports various file formats, enabling users to enjoy music, watch videos, and view images on their computers, smartphones, or dedicated media playback devices.

These players often come with features like playlists and equalisers enhancing the user experience. Media players aim to provide a seamless and enjoyable multimedia experience, allowing users to easily access and control their entertainment content.

Do Professional Media Players Have Built-in Radios?

Professional media players often focus on high-quality playback, extensive format support, and advanced features like mixing, equalisation, and network streaming. While some professional-grade media players may include built-in radio capabilities, especially those designed for versatile multimedia consumption, it's not a universal feature.

The inclusion of a built-in radio function depends on the intended use and target audience of the media player. For instance, media players targeted at audiophiles or professional DJs might prioritise audio fidelity and mixing capabilities over radio functionality. However, many media players cater to users who value radio listening as part of their media consumption, offering integrated access to AM/FM bands or internet radio stations.

Can Media Players Be Used in Active PA Systems?

Yes, media players can seamlessly integrate into active PA (Public Address) systems, which are equipped with built-in amplifiers in their speakers. This setup enables direct connection of media players as audio sources, facilitating the playback of music, announcements, or any audio content through the system. Active PA systems are designed for simplicity and ease of use, allowing for quick setup without the need for external amplifiers.

Incorporating a media player with an amplifier and passive speakers significantly expands your audio playback capabilities within a PA system. This configuration enables you to use various audio sources for your needs, enhancing the system's versatility.

What is a DJ Media Player?

A DJ media player is a digital device that enables DJs to mix audio tracks from digital sources like USB drives, SD cards, or computers. It features jog wheels, pitch control, and various effects options, allowing DJs to manipulate music creatively. Unlike traditional turntables, it offers access to extensive digital music libraries, enhancing performance flexibility.

Do I Need a Media Player?

Whether you need a media player depends on how you consume audio and video content. In today's digital age, consuming multimedia is a common part of daily life, from streaming music and podcasts to watching videos and movies. Most operating systems come with built-in media players that cover basic functionalities.

However, if you seek advanced features like support for a wide range of formats, high-quality playback, streaming capabilities, or customisation options, exploring third-party media players could be beneficial. Assess your multimedia consumption habits and requirements to determine if a dedicated media player is right for you.

Do I Need an Amplifier With a Media Player?

If your public address system uses passive speakers, then you will need a suitable amplifier for the media player to be utilised. It acts as an audio source unit that then sends a master signal out to your existing PA system, therefore broadening the playback options you have available

What Does a Professional Media Player Do?

A professional media player is designed for high-demand environments, offering enhanced durability, format support, and playback features. Unlike consumer-grade media players, these are built to handle a broad spectrum of audio and video formats, ensuring seamless compatibility and high-quality playback.

These advanced players come equipped with features tailored to professional needs, including superior audio and video quality, robust connectivity options for easy integration into complex AV setups, and advanced control for precise playback management. Their design emphasises continuous operation and physical durability, making them suitable for rigorous use.

Does a Media Player Play CDs?

Some media players are designed to play CDs, offering compatibility with physical disc media alongside digital file formats. These devices cater to users who prefer or own extensive CD collections, providing a bridge between traditional physical media and modern digital playback capabilities.

However, with the shift towards digital and streaming content, many newer media players focus exclusively on digital formats, omitting CD playback functionality. When choosing a media player, it's essential to check its specifications if CD playback is a desired feature, as the availability varies depending on the model and design intent.