If you’re looking for a compact, scalable system for outdoor events, this affordable rig may be just the ticket.
Most of us are lamenting the scarcity of gigs at the moment, but the prospect of some smaller‑scale outdoor events in pub gardens and the like is inching closer, and that’s a scenario for which the Powerwerks PW3X6BT is well suited. It can be used on its own for a solo performer/duo working with backing tracks; it can be used in pairs for stereo operation; or, where more low end is needed, it can be teamed up with one or two of Powerwerks’ matching 10‑inch or 12‑inch subwoofers.
One interesting thing about the PW3X6BT is its column format, which falls somewhere between a conventional box and a line array. Its cabinet appears to be made of 18mm wood‑composite material and is covered in textured vinyl, with a perforated metal grill protecting the entire front. A side strap handle is fitted for carrying and the overall build feels solid and reassuring.
Its three six‑inch drivers sit below a one‑inch neodymium compression driver feeding into a flared horn, a combination which allows the system to cover 65Hz to 20kHz in a fairly compact (240 x 205 x 730 mm) and portable (13.15kg) format. Standard pole mounts are fitted to the cabinet bases.
As with many modern PA speakers aimed at gigging musicians, this one is active and includes a digital...