Facts about Battery Operated Systems
Our batteries last easily for 4 hrs. even if you use it at its full potential throughout the event
Batteries are less noisy than generators.
Generators last longer than batteries. But they are noisy.
How To Select A Sound System
Question: I’m having an event and I need a sound system.
Step 1: How many people do you have?
Step 2: Is this indoor or outdoor event? (Do not ask this question during winter season. Winter is for indoor events.)
Step 3: Tell me how big is the place; Hotel ballroom, community hall, gymnasium, 5 acre lot, on the middle of the highway, under the bridge where there is a lot of traffic.
Why More Speakers For Outdoor Event?
this is because the sound is produced into a wide open area that allows the sound to travel freely. Because of this, sounds waves dissipate at a shorter range and cannot be heard clearly as the distance increases.
Why Less Speakers for Indoor Event?
Indoor environments such as banquet halls or auditoriums require fewer speakers. This is due to the sound waves being moderately contained within a closed environment in which the sound waves being produced cannot travel as freely.
· Speech or music in an area with 50 seats: 1-2 Speakers
· Speech or music in a medium-size auditorium, club or house of worship with 150 to 250 seats: 1-4 speakers
· Speech or music at a small outdoor festival (50 feet from speaker to audience): 4-6 Speakers
· Speech or music in a medium-size auditorium, club, or house of worship with 150 to 250 seats: 4-8 speakers
· Speech or music in a 2000-seat concert hall: 8-16 Speakers
· Speech or music in a medium-size auditorium, club or house of worship with 150 to 250 seats: 12-20 speakers
· Speech or music at a small outdoor festival (50 feet from speaker to audience): 6-20 Speakers
· Speech or music in a stadium, arena or amphitheater (100 to 300 feet from speaker to audience): At least 40-80 Speakers
*These estimates are based on common measurements taken from similar locations based on these specifications.
Step 4: How many inputs are you going to use? In other words, what will you be hooking up with the sound system? Ipod, CD player, guitar etc. or just 3 or 4 persons from the event will be speaking? With one microphone or one input we don’t need a mixer.
Note 1. Ipod need an adapter (minijack ⅛” to 3 pin XLR Male adapte $15.00)
Note 2. Guitar need ¼ pin cable Male to Male.
Note 3. If there are more inputs than 1 then they need a “Sound Mixer” e.g. Mackie
4 channel, 6 channel. we also carry 8, 16 and 28 channel mixers (know the model numbers and brand names)
Step 5: Do you need a wired microphone or wireless? Do you need hand held or lapel microphone?
Step 6: Do you need a table top mic holder or a floor stand for the microphone?
Step 7: Do you need a podium? ($150.00 for Clear Acylic podium)
Step 8: Do you need a setup, pickup, delivery or tear down? Obviously, it will cost extra.
Note 4: Sound system is made of following items in blue. But it can be more elaborate.
○ MIXER (Mackie1202, 1402 are the most popular one)
○ SPEAKERS (we only carry powered speakers: 350 watt, 500 watts and 800 watts. Powered are also called ACTIVE speakers)
○ MICROPHONES (Wired or wireless)
○ FEEDBACK KILLER OR NOISE REDUCER
○ SUB-WOOFERS (for base)
○ CD PLAYERS
○ GUITAR,DRUMS ETC.
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