I use a small Crate Taxi amplifier for smaller events, and a Bose PA system for larger ones. The Bose is much heavier, each section weighs about 25 lbs, I’m lucky my husband takes care of that for me. But the sound is amazing. When playing a wedding for a few hundred guests, the sound just blankets the area. I use a pickup built into the harp, but mic cables also plug in easily.