Line Array vs. Point Source PA Systems: Which is Ideal for You?

All PA systems (or public address systems) have three things in common: a microphone to pick up sound, an amplifier to boost it electronically and at least one speaker to broadcast it to a listening audience. Beyond these commonalities, PA systems come in all shapes and sizes, from handheld megaphones at football games to massive, scaffold-mounted systems with dozens… Read the rest

2 PA Systems With Bluetooth Cure Your Audio Presentation Blues

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Adding audio to your presentations should be simple: just hit play on your device, and sound comes out of your PA system. Right? As many event planners have found out the hard way, it’s not so easy. Different media players have different audio adapter sizes, cords aren’t always long enough and PA systems don’t always offer enough audio inputs. Fortunately,… Read the rest

5 Ways Conference Microphone Systems Can Power Up Your Meetings

Conference microphone systems can be a major research and resource investment for event planners. But as meetings and conferences balloon in size, microphone systems that ensure everyone’s voice is heard and that the the dialogue flows smoothly are no longer a luxury — they’re indispensable. What exactly are conference microphone systems, and why are they so critical to the smooth… Read the rest

3 Reasons to Choose Wireless Microphones for Your Conference Table

If you’re planning your next big meeting, wireless conference table microphone systems are a terrific choice to electrify your event and give everyone a voice. Perhaps you’ve already reviewed the various types of conference table microphones available for different types of meetings and events. But there’s still another question: why should you take the plunge and choose wireless over wired… Read the rest

5 A/V Tricks to Boost Attendee Engagement at Your Next Event

Event planners pride themselves on mastering every detail of their meeting, conference or lecture series. But it’s often easy for planners to overlook the most important event planning detail of all: attendee engagement. Event planners should know that the quality of a venue’s A/V infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability of a presenter to engage an audience. Bad… Read the rest

10 Last-Minute Tips for Running Live Sound at Your Event

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Your big event is finally here! As an event planner, you’ve checked and double-checked everything on your event planning checklist, you’ve set up your microphone and PA systems, and your presenters are ready to roll. Perhaps you’ve played it safe and hired a crew of audio technicians to operate your sound system. But maybe, like many event planners who… Read the rest

6 Simple Steps To Keep A/V Equipment Safe At Your Events

One item event planners often overlook on their event planning checklists is whether or not their A/V equipment is walking out their venue’s front door. A/V equipment security is a big deal. Audio and visual equipment can be very expensive, and much of it is small and easily concealed. Items like microphones and laptops are ideal targets for theft and… Read the rest

5 Audio Production Mistakes Every Event Planner Should Avoid

Every event planner juggles a host of details for any event they plan, whether it’s a large conference, board meeting or small speaking engagement. All too often, however, event planners overlook one crucial aspect on their event planning checklist: audio production. Solid audio production is critical to the success of any event, regardless of the event’s size or venue. Audio… Read the rest

Event Planning Checklist: 11 Reminders for Pain-Free Events & Conferences

From cancellations and missed flights to equipment malfunctions and registration issues, there are many potential problems that can derail an otherwise well-planned event. An event planning checklist is the event planner’s best defense against an event gone awry. Here is our event planning checklist with 11 tips and reminders to help keep you event planners on track! 1. Plan Your… Read the rest

5 Reasons to Rent Your Conference Microphone System

The decision to rent or buy a conference microphone system is a big one. There are certainly good reasons to own and build up an impressive microphone collection, or even a complete conference microphone system. But this can be time-consuming and difficult to assemble without specialized knowledge of conference audio. If your business or organization is unsure what to do… Read the rest