If you’re looking for Cyberweek/Black Friday deals on Live and PA gear, we’ve got some great news. Our affiliate partner Thomann has announced a raft of deals with some tempting discounts on top-grade equipment. Here are our picks of the best deals and offers!
I’m going to start this selection of Black Friday deals off with my roundup of some of the best microphone deals on offer. From wireless mic systems to famous name dynamics, you’ll find some very usable deals here at all price points.
Shure SM58 “Quality Bundle”
We all love the venerable Shure SM58 which is still a live sound stalwart. Importantly, it rarely sees any form of discount, thanks to the volumes in which it sells. That doesn’t mean there aren’t SM58 related deals to be had, though! You can get 14% off this “Quality Bundle” that gives you a premium K&M mic stand. Additionally, you get a high-quality, Sommer brand, 6M mic cable in with the deal. If you’re a venue owner, hire company or operate a rehearsal room, for example, you could save a bunch on replenishing your gear inventory with this bundle deal!
One of the most useful mics you can have in your live sound inventory is a small diaphragm condenser. You’ll find them ideal for mic’ing cymbals or more delicate acoustic sources such as stringed and reed instruments. The AKG P170 fits the bill nicely, and on offer this Black Friday at just £55 a microphone, why not grab a couple for your mic box or cupboard?
Baby brother to the legendary RE20, you should find the RE320 excelling on all the same sources. A great workhorse mic, as adept at voiceovers and podcasting as it is on bass cabs, kick drums and the like. Thomann is offering the RE320 at a one-off, Black Friday price. Without a doubt, it makes adding a high-end dynamic to your mic collection much easier.
Sennhesier XSW-1 835 Wireless Vocal Set
Whaaaaaaat?!? A proper, diversity, UHF wireless vocal mic setup, from a premium manufacturer, for £166? Undoubtedly this Sennheiser wireless deal represents one of the big deals from Thomann this year. It should be noted you’ll get a whopping 35% off this setup for Cyberweek and, undoubtedly, if you’ve been thinking about going wireless, here’s your excuse.
PA Speakers and Systems
The live deals aren’t just limited to mics, of course! This Black Friday, you could find yourself with a great deal on PA speakers too!
Bose F1 model 812 Passive
Someone’s going to come away with an amazing deal on some premium PA cabs, and it could be you! Thomann is offering a massive 45% off these Bose F1 PA speakers. A really unique design, the F1 812 is a full-range, 300W passive design, that combines a line array with a conventional woofer, all in the same enclosure.
Looking to fit out a bar or other permanent install? This could be a killer deal for you.
Fun Generation Stagemix 400
Do you need a simple, all-in-one PA system that’s easy to use and has enough power to be heard? Then you could do a lot worse than the comedically named Fun Generation Stagemix 400.
No, I hadn’t heard of the brand before, either. All the same, with 20% off for Black Friday, what’s not to love? 240W RMS, an 8 channel mixer with Bluetooth and effects? Heck, it even comes with a microphone!
Deals for Content Creators
We all know that “live” has come to mean so much more after the COVID pandemic. So, for all you streamers, vloggers and content creators, here are my pics of the Cyberweek deals for you.
t.bone Wireless mic set
One of the best ways of improving the quality of your content is with quality audio. A decent lav mic system will not only make your videos sound more professional, but it’s also visually discrete and doesn’t tie you to the camera.
With a huge, 29% off, this pro-quality, UHF lav mic system comes with a camera mount and all the cables you need to interface it with your video camera. What a bargain!
Alternatively, if you’re streaming using an iOS device, maybe you should check out the mikme pocket. It’s a self-contained lav mic system that connects using Bluetooth directly to your iOS device! At 12% off, this Black Friday, it’s even more appealing.
Behringer Podcast Studio 2 USB
If you’ve thought about getting into podcasting but are on a tight budget for your first purchases, here’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to start. For a shade over £70, you’ll have all the gear you need to make your first podcasts.
Mackie Creator Bundle
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a podcaster and creator bundle that’s a little bit more on the premium side, take a look at the Mackie Creator Bundle. You’ll get a USB, large-diaphragm condenser mic from Mackie’s Element Series. You’ll also get a decent pair of active monitors and headphones. This is a great first choice for content creators and editors.