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A friendly sound hire service with Free Delivery set up and sound check within our 10km Auckland metro area for our package PA sound systems and lectern systems.
Microphone System $290
DJs Sub System $340
Portable Outdoor System $230
Single Speaker System $220

Double Speaker System

$140
Lectern System $370
Festival System $550
Screens & Projectors $225


School Productions – plays and musicals

We offer an effective way of boosting young voices on stage without using expensive and troublesome headset mics.

We use a combination of multiple mics hung from above the stage and along the front, and a string of speakers down both sides of the hall – and it works really well. 

See Valley School Production here.

 

The problem with headset mics.
Using headsets for school productions is asking for trouble; they're expensive, they're vulnerable to feedback, are easily damaged, need fresh batteries everyday and they need tech support. Some schools have these resouces but many don't. Instead, we create a 'live stage' with 7 microphones; that's 3 overhead and 4 in front of the stage. Once we set the mic levels and EQs anything said or sung on the stage can be heard – it's less fuss and much cheaper.

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School Installations – for gyms and halls

Greenhithe, Marist Girls Mt Albert, Mangere College, Otahuhu Primary

Greenhithe School Hall – new lights & sound.

A versatile and mobile system for a hall used for both productions and sport. The equipment can be rolled out and plugged up for dance and music events and rolled away when the hall is a used for basketball.

The approach we took at Greenhithe School was very successful and we are now introducing the idea to schools throughout the country. Many schools, especially primary schools, have one hall than doubles as a gym and a  performance space. Instead of fixing the equipment to a permanent place in the hall we used roadcases on wheels. There are two pairs of speakers; one pair mounted permanently in the hall and the other portable pair stored and ready to pop onto stands.

Lighting is also portable, rather than fitting a lighting bar, with the costs and difficulties of access involving very high ladder work and all the OSH issues that come with it, we recommend two heavy duty tripod T stands with 4 lights on each. The dimmer and controller is in a roadcase on wheels. The roadcase can be rolled out and the lighting stands set up and positioned where needed. Sandbags for the tripod feet give extra stability and security.

A storage area in the hall is required to store the roadcases and lighting stands - in the case of Greenhithe, it was the gym mat room. The key benefit is that the equipment can also be used for various kinds of events around the school.

SOUND
Two speakers mounted up in the left and right corners of the hall, with inputs plugs for the speakers fixed to wall plates near where the piano is. A roadcase on wheels with the amp, CD /mp3 player, a drawer for the mics (1 lapel mic, 1 cordless mic, 1 regular mic), mixer on top.

LIGHTS
8x PAR56 lights clamped onto a T-Bar arrangement, 4 per stand. Lights can remain plugged up to the dimmer pack in the roadcase on wheels with the controller panel, and rolled out when the lights are set up.

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Marist Girls High in Mt Albert - improving a system.

The requirement was to use much of the existing sound equipment to save costs. Their 8 radio frequency receivers for the headset mics and their amp were racked into a new purpose built custom roadcase by AlleyCat. A new SoundCraft EPM12 mixer was added along with a big drawer to hold the mics. Tidy, robust and easy to use. A roll out solution for a multi purpose hall.

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Mangere College - a student radio station.

The brief included installation of outdoor speakers to broadcast the in-school station. We used much of the existing sound equipment and racked it into a new purpose built custom roadcase by AlleyCat.

2012 UNDATE: We replaced the mixer, monitor speaker, and amplifier with better equipment.


Call or text 021 681 691  •  Depot based at Kiwi Self Storage, 40 Cawley St, Ellerslie. There's NO STAFF ON SITE so please text,
email or call to arrange a viewing time. We supply the Auckland metro area.
We supply speakers, cordless microphones, clip-on lapel and headset mics. PA hire for parties, AV for corporate events, formal speeches, cultural festivals, weddings, bands and DJs, lecterns and lecturn systems for public speaking with data projectors, screens, lighting, stages, generators and installations for schools. 
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