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Public address & speech PA systems for hire

Whether it is an awards ceremony, public meeting, presentation, or political rally, one of the biggest challenges in audio is to achieve good coverage of a given space with clear and comprehensible speech. To this end it is often necessary to use multiple loudspeakers at low volume levels.

For example – a public meeting in a typical town hall: If you try to cover the room with just a pair of loudspeakers at the stage then sound levels may be uncomfortably loud for people at the front, and the the people at the back will be hearing reflections from the hard surfaces such as walls and ceiling which obscure the original signal. By positioning a second (and possibly third) pair of loudspeakers further down the room (ideally time-delayed to compensate for the distance from the first pair of loudspeakers) we can reduce the overall volume levels but increase clarity for everyone.

Larger spaces can benefit from the use of line-array technology. Multiple loudspeakers with a narrow vertical dispersion pattern are arrayed to form a directional wavefront which allows the sound to be focused much more accurately within the space. Using line-array components such as our d&b Q1 it is often possible to provide clear sound reproduction throughout a large indoor or outdoor space from just two sets of flown arrays, plus a little front fill.

We have listed some of the more popular public address and speech reinforcement systems below, but can configure a PA system to you exact requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs in depth.

 

Budget public address systems day week
Challenger 50W battery-powered loudspeaker £30 £120
Challenger 50W battery-powered loudspeaker w/ wireless microphone £40 £160
Challenger extension speaker for Challenger powered loudspeaker only £10 £40

These systems offer excellent value and are suitable for smaller venues. Prices include microphones and stands as indicated. Extra microphones are available at additional cost. The Challenger systems can run from their own internal batteries and are suitable for use outdoors.

 

wireless battery-powered loudspeakers day week
Sennheiser SKM 300-865 G3 wireless mic transmitter £7.50 £30
Sennheiser SK300 G3 wireless bodypack transmitter £7.50 £30
Sennheiser LSP 500 PRO wireless loudspeaker - Master Unit - 2 x RX, 1 x Tx £60 £240
Sennheiser LSP 500 PRO wireless loudspeaker – Slave Unit - 1 x Rx £40 £160
Sennheiser LAS 500 white stretch cover for LSP 500 PRO £5 £20

The Sennheiser LSP5 500 PRO offers cutting edge features including playback over Bluetooth and iPad control.

 

d&b E3 public address systems day week
d&b E3 08-channel speech system - 2 x E3 £45 £180
d&b E3 08-channel speech system - 4 x E3 £70 £280
d&b E3 12-channel speech system - 4 x E3 £80 £320
d&b E3 12-channel speech/music system - 4 x E3 / 1 x E12-SUB £90 £360

The d&b E3 loudspeakers are very compact and are ideal for applications where discreet reproduction of speech is required. A d&b E12 Sub bass cabinet adds bass frequencies for music reproduction, theatre effects, etc. Prices include microphones and stands as indicated. Extra microphones are available at additional cost.

 

d&b C6 public address systems day week
d&b C6 08-channel speech system - 2 x C6 £70 £280
d&b C6 12-channel speech system - 2 x C6 £80 £360
d&b C6 12-channel speech system - 4 x C6 £110 £440
d&b C6 16-channel speech/ music system - 2 x C6 / 2 x C4-SUB £140 £560

d&b C6 loudspeakers offer extremely high quality reproduction of speech and music in a compact package. The d&b C6 is a price-effective alternative to d&b Q7s for conference, public address and theatre use. C4 Sub bass cabinets are added where more bass frequencies are desirable, such as corporate entertainment, DJs, presentation and larger theatres. Prices include microphones and stands as indicated. Extra microphones are available at additional cost.

 

d&b Q7 public address systems day week
d&b Q7 16-channel speech/music system - 2 x Q7 / 2 x Q-SUB £190 £760

d&b Q7 loudspeakers are industry-standard for high-end speech and music reproduction. For larger spaces you may prefer to incorporate a d&b Q1 line-array – please contact us for more information.

 

Please see our wired microphones and wireless microphones pages for additional microphone options and information about radio frequency licensing

All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate and exclude delivery and crew costs. All hires are subject to DM Audio’s terms & conditions of hire.