Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 11:51 AM (in response to jmm2011)Re: Question on HD: will this do for an amp?
PA is shorthand for Power Amplifier, but in this context it is referring to the large sound system that a sound engineer at a venue runs all the vocals and instruments through.
I do this for my cover bands. I do not bring any amplifier or speaker at all. I bring the guitar and Pod, and the sound engineer gives me a cord to plug into the Pod. The sound comes out the big stage PA speakers, and the monitor wedge speakers, along with everything else, and there is no normal guitar amp on stage at all.
Hope that helps. Your English is much better than my any-language-except-English!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to jmm2011)Re: Question on HD: will this do for an amp?
PA is an abbreviation for "public address"... That's where the term comes from. The reason people say the HD500 works well with PA systems is because PA systems tend to be full spectrum, full response playback systems. What that means is that rather than coloring the sound or favoring one part of the sonic spectrum more than another, they amplify everything equally across frequency spectrum (relatively speaking).
But anyway, to answer your question, playing the HD500 through a home stereo system will probably sound OK. Those systems tend be relatively full spectrum, flat response. For playing at home, it's not a bad solution.