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Top 5 Best Powered Speakers

Bestseller No. 1
Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS
2288 Reviews
Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS
  • 2 x AUX INPUT - Convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual RCA output. Connect to two devices via AUX at the same time, no plugging and switching needed.
  • STUDIO SOUND QUALITY - Natural sound reproduction from 13mm silk dome tweeter and 4 inch full range unit
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Adjust volume at your figure tips. Bass and treble control located on the side of main speaker.
  • CLASSIC WOOD FINISH - High quality MDF wood build finished with wood effect vinyl serves as a great compliment to any home decor.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.
Bestseller No. 2
Rockville RPG122K Dual 12' Powered Speakers, Bluetooth+Mic+Speaker Stands+Cables
839 Reviews
Rockville RPG122K Dual 12" Powered Speakers, Bluetooth+Mic+Speaker Stands+Cables
  • Included: (2) 12" DJ/PA Speakers (1 active, and 1 passive that gets powered through the active via included 1/4" cable). (2) Rugged tripod speaker stands. (1) Wired microphone. (1) 19 Ft. 1/4" Cable for Active to Passive Speaker Connection. (1) 1/4" Cable for Musical Instruments, CD Players, Etc. Power cable for Active Speaker. Wireless Remote Control. Owner's manual.
  • Rockville Power GIG RPG-122K (2) 12" DJ/PA Speakers. 1000 Watts Peak / 250 Watts RMS / 500 Watts Program Power. High Power 12" Long-throw Woofer with 2" aluminum voice coil for clear sound reproduction and awesome bass response. 25mm Piezo Compression Horn Tweeter For Clear Highs. Bluetooth Built In- Now you can input any audio signal from your Bluetooth enabled music player or phone. No cables necessary!
  • USB input for MP3 playback from thumb drive (for iPhone/iPod audio use AUX/RCA inputs). SD digital MP3 music player. Wired Microphone Included- for live music performances or speeches!. FM Radio Built-In- tune to your favorite FM radio stations. LCD screen- displays MP3 functions and easy BT connectivity pairing. Wireless remote control- Enjoy the added convenience of being able to adjust any of the MP3 player functions, including volume, from the included wireless remote.
  • Compact and light weight system delivers distortion free sound even at extreme SPL. High-quality components and exceptionally rugged high impact ABS construction. Ergonomically shaped side handle for easy carrying and setup. Included 1/4" Cable for Active Speaker to Passive Speaker Connection. Built In Equalizer (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Country, Normal). 2 Rugged Tripod Speaker Stands Included. 2 RCA Lines- 1 IN and 1 OUT. 2 XLR + 1/4" Mic Level Inputs.
  • Mic: A-40 Cartridge. Plastic mic body with rugged construction. Construction: Sponge Ref-shake Type. Type: dynamic. Steel Mesh Grill. On/Off switch. Polar Pattern: uni-directional. Beautiful Black Finish. Frequency Response: 60 - 13Khz. Impedance: 630 Ohms ± 15% @1kHz. Sensitivity: -72 ± 2dB @1kHz. Stands: Adjustable Height. Steel Construction. Weight Capacity: 132 lbs. Adjustable Height Range: 43 - 72 inches. Base spread: 0-22 inches. Tube Diameter: 1.38 inches. Leg Diameter: 1.38 inches
SaleBestseller No. 3
Wohome Bookshelf Speakers 60W Powered Bluetooth Active Home Theater Speaker (Pair, Wooden Enclosure, Wood Color, 4 Inch Driver, Model BT-106)
89 Reviews
Wohome Bookshelf Speakers 60W Powered Bluetooth Active Home Theater Speaker (Pair, Wooden Enclosure, Wood Color, 4 Inch Driver, Model BT-106)
  • Bluetooth 4.2: enjoy wireless streaming music from your smartphone, tablet, PCs, TVs, and other Bluetooth embed device, remove the hassle of wires
  • Powerful Bass: built-in 4-inch full range driver, 1-inch silk dome tweeter, and bass reflect tube, produce deep bass for all your movie, TV show, music, and gaming
  • Clear Voice: designed with DSP technology for amazing clarity and precision for enhanced dialogue, let you hear every word clearly, what's more, bass and treble adjustment
  • More Feature: USB and AUX input, AUX cable provided; stylish outlook with the classic wood finish; use high-quality MDF wood; speaker cover is removable; powerful 60W, output 95 dB loud sound
  • 100% satisfaction service: we offer one year warranty, 45 days money back guarantee, lifetime technical support, please feel free to contact us through Amazon message or service mail
Bestseller No. 4
Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Active Near-Field Studio Monitors - Powered Speakers 2.0 Setup Wooden Enclosure - 66w RMS
1423 Reviews
Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Active Near-Field Studio Monitors - Powered Speakers 2.0 Setup Wooden Enclosure - 66w RMS
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTION - Pair your phone, tablet or computer for a true hassle free wireless experience, perfect for any iOS, Android, MacOS or Windows device.
  • 2 x AUX INPUT - Convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual RCA output. Connect to two devices via AUX at the same time, no plugging and switching needed.
  • REMOTE CONTROL - switch input sources, control volume and mute/unmute at your figure tips.
  • CLASSIC WOOD FINISH - High quality MDF wood build finished with walnut wood effect vinyl serves as a great compliment to any home decor.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.
Bestseller No. 5
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain
526 Reviews
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain
  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS - Popular classic bookshelf speakers now can be enjoyed without the hassle of wires. Simply connection to an iPhone, Android, Tablet, PC or Mac.
  • STUDIO SOUND QUALITY - Naturally fine tuned sound reproduction from 4 inch bass and 13mm silk dome tweeter.
  • OPTICAL AND COAXIAL INPUTS - Digital inputs to enable lossless connection to most TV and computers.
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Adjust the volume and toggle inputs at your fingertips. Bass and treble control located on the side of main speaker.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Quality components in solid MDF wood housing are built to last. 24 month parts and labor warranty in USA and Canada.

Top 5 Best Guitar Pedals

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
MG-100 Professional Multi-Effects Pedal Processor Musical Instrument Parts 40s Record 55 Effect Mode 10 Sound Di Box Electric Guitar and Bass Loop Amplifier Tube Pedal
57 Reviews
MG-100 Professional Multi-Effects Pedal Processor Musical Instrument Parts 40s Record 55 Effect Mode 10 Sound Di Box Electric Guitar and Bass Loop Amplifier Tube Pedal
  • Guitar Multi Effect Foot Pedal:58 Types of Effects Processor,Up to 8 effects can be used simultaneously 8 Tpes can be Used Simultaneously
  • Up to 40 Seconds Phrase Loop Padal also Play for Echo Delay Mixer Gain Wah Reverb
  • 72 Kinds of Setting Quick Preset Switching 13 Classic Guitar Amp Amplifier Models
  • 56 Drum Machine Vintage 3-band Passive EQ Modeling
  • Well-operative HD Screen (160 x128) and Powered by 6*AA Alkaline Batteries or AC Adapter (ACD-007A) For 8 Hours of Continuous Use
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal
340 Reviews
BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal
  • Tone, leveland distortion knobs on face
  • Super-tough construction
  • Lets your true guitar tone shine
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Donner Guitar Pedal Board Case DB-3 Aluminium Pedalboard with Bag
209 Reviews
Donner Guitar Pedal Board Case DB-3 Aluminium Pedalboard with Bag
  • 1.Portable Aluminium Alloy Guitar Effects PedalBoard
  • 2.Canvas bag that safely and securely transports your pedals from gig to gig.
  • 3.Convenient for Guitarists carry when go out play.
  • 4. 60"professional grade adhesive backed hook-and-loop for securing pedals and zip ties included.
  • 5. The padal board suits any volumes of power supply: Donner DP-1/DP-2 , T-rex, VoodooLab ,etc
Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Donner Dt-1 Chromatic Guitar Tuner Pedal True Bypass
636 Reviews
Donner Dt-1 Chromatic Guitar Tuner Pedal True Bypass
  • Chromatic which is suitable for wide range tuning
  • LCD display leads clear results of tuning
  • True bypass, real signal, no loss of tune
  • Tuning range: a0(27.5Hz)~c8(4186hz) Tuning method: auto
  • Notice :there is not power adapter included,you need to buy one
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Donner Multi Guitar Effect Pedal Alpha Cruncher 3 Type Effects Delay Chorus Distortion Pedal with Adapter
100 Reviews
Donner Multi Guitar Effect Pedal Alpha Cruncher 3 Type Effects Delay Chorus Distortion Pedal with Adapter
  • 3 types of guitar effects in one chain: Delay, Chorus and Distortion.
  • Classic British hi-gain sound with wide tonal range
  • Bright, warm chorus module for creating the natural sense of space.
  • Analog-voiced delay module with rich echo feedback.
  • Whole Aluminium-alloy, stable and strong, LED indicator shows the working state

Top 5 Best Metronomes

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Seiko SQ50-V Quartz Metronome
576 Reviews
Seiko SQ50-V Quartz Metronome
  • Our Most Basic Quartz Metronome.
  • Choice of 2 Types of Tempo & Beat Sounds.
  • Large Led for Highly Visual Tempo Indicator.
SaleBestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
KLIQ MetroPitch - Metronome Tuner for All Instruments - with Guitar, Bass, Violin, Ukulele, and Chromatic Tuning Modes - Tone Generator - Carrying Pouch Included, Black
652 Reviews
KLIQ MetroPitch - Metronome Tuner for All Instruments - with Guitar, Bass, Violin, Ukulele, and Chromatic Tuning Modes - Tone Generator - Carrying Pouch Included, Black
  • 3 IN 1 DEVICE: The MetroPitch combines a Tuner, a Metronome, and a Tone Generator, all housed in a pocket-sized device. The included carrying pouch makes for easy transport to your next gig or practice.
  • VERSATILE TUNER: The fast and accurate tuner boasts a wide range of A0-C8, various tuning modes, transposition settings, and pitch calibration. So whichever instrument you play, it's got you covered!
  • TAP TEMPO METRONOME: With a broad range of 30-250 Beats Per Minute, tap tempo, and various beats and rhythm patterns, this metronome will improve your timing in a rich variety of musical styles.
  • EASY TO USE: The intuitive JOG Dial let's you literally dial in your desired tempo quickly and easily. It also allows for making swift pitch selection in the Tone Generator, among many other functions.
  • 3-YEAR MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: In the unlikely event the KLIQ MetroPitch breaks or stops working, we'll replace it or give you 100% of your money back, no questions asked.
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Mechanical Metronome Black / Loud Sound Piano Drum Violin Guitar
74 Reviews
Mechanical Metronome Black / Loud Sound Piano Drum Violin Guitar
  • ♪PLAY YOUR FAVORITE PIECES WITH EASE!-This mechanical metronome helps you develop rhythm, maintain tempo, play accurately and increase your musical awareness.
  • ♪APPLICABLE FOR MOST MUSIC INSTRUMENTS-Produce rhythms at a proper pace when practicing piano, violin, guitar, bass, drum and other musical instruments.
  • ♪INCREDIBLE FEATURES-Audible click & bell ring to maintain the rhythm while reading music sheet; Wind up mechanism produce metrical beats, no battery required; Tempo range: 40-208 bpm; Beat selection:0,2,3,4,6.
  • ♪EASY TO USE EVEN FOR CHILDREN & BEGINNERS-Take out the brake, pull off the cover, adjust the beat and tempo, and then you are ready to use; An average single full wind (2160 clicks) lasts at least 18 minutes depending on the tempo;
  • ♪100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED-Help to improve your timing and musical skills or your money back. We provide 3 year manufacturer's warranty and world class customer service. If you are unsatisfied with the metronome, please feel free to contact us.
SaleBestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Luvay Digital Metronome - Mini Portable, Multifunctional, Clip on, Beat Tempo - with Battery for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Drum, Flute etc. (Black)
47 Reviews
Luvay Digital Metronome - Mini Portable, Multifunctional, Clip on, Beat Tempo - with Battery for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Drum, Flute etc. (Black)
  • Multi-functional mini metronome, portable, clip-on design, easily fixed
  • Stereo earphone jack is available (3.5mm); User manual included
  • Tap-function: you can use the temp you have just tapped
  • Adjustable volume control: max/medium/min/Mute
  • Power Supply: 1 x 3V Cell Battery (included) - model: CR2032
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Korg Instrument Tuner and Metronome (Silver)
921 Reviews
Korg Instrument Tuner and Metronome (Silver)
  • Tuner and metronome can be used simultaneously or independently
  • Newly designed highly responsive LCD needle-type meter
  • Wide detection range from C1 to C9
  • A wide tempo range of 30-252 beats/minute
  • 16 rhythm variations let you practice with a broad range of musical styles

Top 5 Best Electronic Drums

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Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit | Eight Piece All-Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super-Solid Aluminum Rack, 385 Sounds, 60 Play-Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included
153 Reviews
Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit | Eight Piece All-Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super-Solid Aluminum Rack, 385 Sounds, 60 Play-Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included
  • Premium Response, Natural Feel - Alesis patented Mesh drum heads for a quiet authentic response; perfect for practice and honing drum skills
  • Eight-Piece Configuration - 8" dual-zone snare pad, (3) 8" tom pads, (3) 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke, 8" kick drum, Kick Pedal, HiHat Pedal
  • Performance Ready - 4-post collapsible aluminum rack; super solid for stability and packs down rapidly for ultra-convenient storage; Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.9 or later, PC: Windows 7 or later
  • Nitro Module Included - 60 built-in play along tracks, sequencer, metronome and performance recorder; CD/MP3 aux input to play along with your own songs
  • Everything You Need - Connection cables, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply included for immediate creative potential right out the box
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RockJam Mesh Head Kit, Eight Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Head, Easy Assemble Rack and Drum Module including 30 Kits, USB and Midi connectivity
41 Reviews
RockJam Mesh Head Kit, Eight Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Head, Easy Assemble Rack and Drum Module including 30 Kits, USB and Midi connectivity
  • Four mesh head velocity sensitive pads, for great Feel and natural response
  • Three high quality Rubber toms
  • Usb out/ aux in/ headphone out/ MIDI out
  • Bass/hi-hat control pedals
  • 30 authentic drum kit voices and multiple demo songs
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Alesis Surge Mesh Kit - Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Surge Drum Module including 40 Kits, 385 sounds, 60 Play Along Tracks and USB/MIDI Connectivity
62 Reviews
Alesis Surge Mesh Kit - Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Surge Drum Module including 40 Kits, 385 sounds, 60 Play Along Tracks and USB/MIDI Connectivity
  • Natural Feel, Premium Response - 8" mesh kick drum tower with kick drum pedal (included), 10" dual-zone mesh snare and three 8" dual-zone mesh tom pads
  • Express Yourself - (3) 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke. Requirements- Mac- OS X 10.7 or later. PC- Windows 7 or later
  • In-Demand Sound - Surge Drum Module with 40 kits, 60 play-along tracks and 385 sounds
  • Connectivity Covered - Inbuilt Sequencer to record your own playing, connect your mp3 player to the Aux input for jamming to your favourite tracks or record / control MIDI using on-board USB / MIDI inputs / outputs
  • Everything You Need - 4-post chrome rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included
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Alesis CompactKit 4 | Portable 4-Pad Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit with Drumsticks
170 Reviews
Alesis CompactKit 4 | Portable 4-Pad Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit with Drumsticks
  • C batteries required (best with Polaroid C batteries)
  • 4 velocity-sensitive pads provide realistic sound
  • 70 percussion voices, 10 effect voices, and 50 play-along songs built in
  • Coach feature displays notes on LCD and instructs user
  • Play immediately with included drumsticks and AC adapter
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Pyle Pro Electronic Drum kit - Portable Electric Tabletop Drum Set Machine with Digital Panel, 7 Drum Pad, Hi-Hat/Kick Bass Pedal Controller USB AUX -Tom Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drums, Cymbals - PTED06
152 Reviews
Pyle Pro Electronic Drum kit - Portable Electric Tabletop Drum Set Machine with Digital Panel, 7 Drum Pad, Hi-Hat/Kick Bass Pedal Controller USB AUX -Tom Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drums, Cymbals - PTED06
  • COMPLETE DRUMSET SOUND: This electronic drum kit has 7 drum pad and hi-hat and kicks bass drum digital pedal controller to reproduce full drumset sound with tom-toms, hi-hat, snare, crash and ride cymbal perfect for professional and beginner
  • PRESET DRUM KITS: Pyle portable electric tabletop drum set machine comes packed with 55 preset + 10 custom preloaded drum kits, 300+ cymbal/drum sounds, and it also has a drum trainer learning mode for beginners/starter
  • DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL: The drums digital top panel control center comes equipped with an LCD screen and a ton of audio configuration controls that will allow you to create, record, and edit some truly unique and customizable music
  • CONNECT TO MAC AND PC: connect the table drum to your computer using a USB cable to act as a MIDI Connection for your favorite desktop software. it also has an AUX in jack for connecting other devices and a phone out jack for amplifiers of headphone
  • PLAY THE DRUMS ANYWHERE: This portable drum kit is powered by the included AC adaptor or you can go wireless and runs on (6) x 'C' battery so you can take it wherever you go and it comes with drumsticks which are perfect for drumming practice

Top 5 Best Electric Violins

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Cecilio 4/4CEVN-2BK   Solid Wood Electric/Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 2 - Full Size - Black Metallic
468 Reviews
Cecilio 4/4CEVN-2BK Solid Wood Electric/Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 2 - Full Size - Black Metallic
  • Size 4/4, style 2 electric / silent violin in black metallic varnish (full size)
  • Hand-carved solid maple wood body with ebony fingerboard, pegs, chin rest and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay
  • Powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (included)
  • Includes: lightweight hard case, Brazil wood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, a bridge, aux cable, and headphones
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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Cecilio 4/4 CEVN-2W Solid Wood Pearl White Electric / Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 2 (Full Size)
470 Reviews
Cecilio 4/4 CEVN-2W Solid Wood Pearl White Electric / Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 2 (Full Size)
  • Size 4/4, style 2 electric / silent violin in pearl white varnish (full size)
  • Hand-carved solid maple wood body with ebony fingerboard, pegs, chin rest and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay
  • Powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (included)
  • Includes: lightweight hard case, Brazil wood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, a bridge, aux cable, and headphones
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Bunnel EDGE Electric Violin Outfit Jet Black Amp Included
73 Reviews
Bunnel EDGE Electric Violin Outfit Jet Black Amp Included
  • Highest-rated violins on Amazon and #1 rated customer service in the U.S.
  • The only stringed instruments backed by a lifetime warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee.
  • Final assembly and setup performed by Kennedy Violins' professional luthiers in Washington State.
  • Completely setup with no assembly required. Ready to play the moment you open the case!
  • Handcrafted with solid maple body, 100% ebony fittings & piezo ceramic pickup. Outfit includes everything you need: mini-amp, headphones, instrument cable, professional case, genuine Brazilwood bow, rosin, D'Addario Prelude strings, and polishing cloth.
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Cecilio 4/4 CEVN-1BK Solid Wood Electric/Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 1 - Full Size - Black Metallic
406 Reviews
Cecilio 4/4 CEVN-1BK Solid Wood Electric/Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 1 - Full Size - Black Metallic
  • Size 4/4, style 1 electric / silent violin in black metallic varnish (full size)
  • Hand-carved solid maple wood body with ebony fingerboard, pegs, chin rest and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay
  • Powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (included)
  • Includes: lightweight hard case, Brazil wood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, a bridge, aux cable, and headphones
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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Crescent EV-WT Full Size 4/4 Electric Violin Starter Kit, White (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)
24 Reviews
Crescent EV-WT Full Size 4/4 Electric Violin Starter Kit, White (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)
  • Full Size 4/4 Electric Silent Violin
  • Ebony Pegs, chinrest, fingerboard & tailpiece
  • Full Brazil wood Bows with unbleached horsehair
  • Comes complete with padded gig bag, rosin, headphones, batteries, and bonus CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner
  • Ideal for the beginning student