Manly 2015 the big debate the weekly speaker Manly was out in force discussing its future with over 500 people gathered in Manly Villages school hall. Mike Baird and Candy Bingham were key speakers at this emotional discussion of the future of Manly, views from the Council and some visionary speakers were at odds in this vibrant discussion. We ran a 6 speaker rig with wireless mic’s and recorded the whole event.
Speaker and projector hire for Weddings, Parties and Events this summer
At Northern Beaches PA Hire we specialize in portable battery operated speaker systems for weddings.
The Northern Beaches of Sydney offers some amazing Wedding locations, beaches, parks and headlands
We supply the best battery operated speakers you can find only using trusted brands that are in top condition. This ensures peace of mind on the most important day of your life.
We offer dry hire from our Freshwater base, or we can operate the equipment for you.
Wireless microphones, inputs for instruments, Ipod cables and stands are all included.
We have learned that with these speakers only the best will sound great time and again on a beach or headland with wind and other sounds possibly interfering.
Do not go for the budget option from an electronics retailer it could leave you in silence.
Below is our 2014/2015 range have look then contact us to discuss your needs, we have done every wedding of every size at all the prime locations on Sydney’s Northern Beaches
The Roland BA 55 is our most used speaker comes in white with a wireless mic and multiple inputs for Ipods second mics and instruments, popular with singers due to clarity a stereo signal and on board Reverb the batteries are AA and last 8 hrs $120 per day with mic and speaker stand included
The RCF Move 100 is the loudest best featured portable wedding speaker we have ever heard
a high end Italian made speaker we have many wedding companies from all over Sydney request this rare and amazing speaker. comes with wireless mic, Lapel or Handheld multiple inputs 100 watts of usable power and the battery lasts several days!
Hires with stand and mic stand for $130 per 24 hrs
The Mipro 707 is a true work horse it is tried and tested and rock solid, 70 watts of power 8hr battery life and multiple inputs for 2 wired mics and Ipod/ instrument, and output to a second speaker means that it can be linked to cover a wide area, popular at $100 with mic and stand
The new kid on the block is this amazing speaker from Behringer the I40. Small compact with travel handle two wired mic/ instrument/ Ipod inputs a wireless mic option with the Behringer Ultralink mic supplied separately at $30.
The thing that sets this apart from the rest is the Bluetooth connectivity from any Bluetooth enabled device ie smartphone, pad or laptop you can send your music wireless from up to 60 m away.
This speaker can then link via Bluetooth to other I40’s making it very versatile in a larger area
It is incredibly light and compact but the sound is amazing for its size due to D Class technology. Hiring at $60 excluding wireless mic comes with stand. 8hr battery life
We have been waiting to gets these in as there is a waiting list due to popularity, should be here by late spring call us today to discuss.
We offer wired JTS quality microphones from $10 can cater for specific setup configurations.
Avoid disappointment by using inferior equipment , we guarantee these speaker to work perfectly or we will refund you.
Delivery on the Northern Beaches can be arranged and operation can be by us or yourself.
Call 0407 498 970 to discuss or go to Northern Beaches PA Hire
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Summer is fast approaching and it is time to plan your party
event or wedding on the northern beaches of Sydney.
At Northern Beaches PA Hire and our sister company Northern Beaches Speaker hire we have a great range of brand new hi quality affordable sound solutions for any event or party on the Northern Beaches we offer hi quality speaker and projector hire.
From the latest technology Behringer B112W with Bluetooth capability means no more cables 500 watts of usable power and wireless linking between speakers, they sound great and are great fun to use at any party or wedding. At $45 with stand an power leads they are the first stop for 21sts, 18ths and house parties.
Moving up from there we have the JBL PRX range for the serious DJ, plenty of bottom end for dance music
these are proven and sound great when used with Pioneer mixers, at $55 they are great solution for upto 300 people
The QSC K10 and K12 series of powered speakers were a game changer when they came out, superbly flexible inputs and solid construction means they are very popular. We use these at conferences and for speech as the vocal boost is great when using wireless mics etc.. $60 to hire for 24hrs
My personal favorite is the RCF HD12 Italian made with a huge pedigree this box is 600 watts of clean usable power and is my go to box for all vocal applications as the hi end is second to none for a sub $1500 box. They really are worth the extra few dollars if sound is important to you.$70 for 24 hrs
Subwoofers add some decent bottom end to any party and we use QSC KSUBS and the ultra portable EV ZXA1 rated at 1000 watts and 700 watts respectively, not always needed but for a bigger room it can change the sound dramatically.
Both these subs are great i like the EV as it is so light you can carry it in one hand two will give you 1400 watts of tight punchy bass ideal for smaller venues where 18inch subs will sound muddy at $50 each they are first stop for subs. The QSC is bigger and is on casters sounding great with two 12 inch cones and 2x 500 watt amps in slightly larger venues but you will need a van to move them effectively.
We also have partner companies who can offer larger setups for bands gigs and events and some professional sound engineers who have worked with the best in the business.
Tim Carrol is a veteran of the live music scene having many credits to his name including setting up the original sound system at the legendary Basement in Sydney. He specializes in Jazz, Roots and Country, he has a great rig and the experience and patience to ensure that you are getting the best from the desk, the speakers and the operator. Jazz and acoustic music is the most difficult to replicate well live, if you need this level professionalism for your gig contact us to book the master Tim Carrol.
Talk to the professionals first and get the best advice and proven results for any event on the Northern Beaches this summer Northern Beaches PA Hire 0407 498 970 we provide the best speakers and projector hire.
A big venue with a capacity crowd last night for a fund raising dinner
supporting a rare form of cancer, at the Manly Pacific Hotel, lots of Auctions
and people spending big dollars.
We provided background music during dinner and kept people buzzing on the dance floor.
a great night for a good cause Northern Beaches Pa was on hand to keep the mood up and fun.
Call us now on 0407 498 970 for your summer event
Hitatchi CPX 1200 projector in for those big back yard Cinema Parties.
This projector is perfect for large spaces when you need to play vision for a larger crowd, nice big clear picture easy to set up and cost effective from $200 for 24hrs The CP-X1200 series LCD projector is designed for large-scale presentation venues such as auditoriums, training centers and lecture halls. The XGA resolution (1024×768), offers a contrast ratio of 800:1 at 3,500 ANSI lumens and an integrated RJ-45 input for projector control, diagnostics and monitoring over a network.
Options: Easy to install bayonet lens allows you to choose four optional lenses to meet any room size. Also equipped with a feature-rich remote control can be used for computer mouse control, offering increased operating flexibility in expansive venues.
Additional product features include digital horizontal and vertical keystone correction, lens shift (10:1 to 1:1), progressive scan for reproducing the highest quality picture, front exhaust systems and convenient lamp replacement.
Also incorporated is the M1 Display Interface System connector technology, which delivers multiple video connectivity options, dual DSI and USB connectivity, upstream/ downstream keying capabilities and up to 10 watts of power for external devices.
A Busy Autumn for us at Northern Beaches Speaker Hire
We have a few Local charities on our books and some other local companies that we love to help. We believe in thinking Globally and acting locally, as it all counts when it comes to good causes. Bear Cottage is a great local kids for cancer charity and we were glad to help out with Speakers, lights microphones etc. they raised $4500 in one day which was a great result. Manly Rotary Fun Run is a 2000 person event on Manly Beach and is a great morning out for all the runners of Manly.We provide sound equipment each year for this fun run with a great turn out on the beach with Tony Abott and Mike baird often making an appearance. Manly Rotary is a great organisation get involved and enrol now. Flavours Of Spain is having a Paella cook off on the Corso on the 25th of May and we have offered support for this unique event that will bring some great Chefs together for a fun filled experience for all the family cacth it live on the Corso this Autumn
Behringer Bluetooth 500 watt wireless speaker
New Behringer Bluetooth speakers for your
At Northern Beaches Speaker Hire we are a sceptical bunch we only use what we know and what has been reliable in the past with uncompromising sound quality and reliability. JBL, QSC and RCF are our main brands backed up by the popular Wharfedale 12d party speakers with Ipod connection. Galactic music phoned and said you must see and hear the new Behringer B112 Bluetooth 500 watt speaker system. After trying to put Tom off with various other priorities that could not be avoided he arrived, with the speaker, i set it up alongside the Wharfedale 12D and a QSC K10 to get a comparison. Tom was not fazed and we went through a test of my two and then when it came time for the Behringer b112 he said “stop you don’t need the cables its Bluetooth”! This threw me for a few seconds so i put the connection cables down and went to my Bluetooth settings on the phone , ther it was ready to pair, a couple of bleeps and we were synced, “this is too easy i was saying to myself”. And that was it i was playing my tracks from the phone with no annoying cables, and it sounded great, plenty of bass and headroom without distortion very impressive, i could also connect to the second speaker via Bluetooth with no link cables, my partner from Bondi PA Hire was impressed saying “Bye Bye Wharfedale’s” and to be fair they do sound that little bit better maybe due to volume. They are not going to replace the K10s, PRX 612′s or The RCF HD 12′s that we carry but for fun and ease of use these were great sounding boxes with dual mic or line inputs and EQ on the back too. So if you are having a party and want to amaze your friends even have different music playing in different parts of the house or mansion then these are what you need, plenty of power to annoy the neihbours and keep the party rocking. Hiring now at $45 per unit from us at Northern Beaches Speaker Hire or Bondi PA Hire
how loud is my speaker?
The real wattage of rental speakers on the Northern Beaches of Sydney A few years ago you could walk into Harvey Norman in Balgowlah and see these amazing sound systems made from genuine plastic that looked somewhere between a Centurions helmet and a Star Wars Storm trooper advertising 1000 watts of peak power. Many people bought these systems that have long passed into council collection folklore, as they were not what they claimed to be. Since then we have had the D class amplifier revolution which first allowed the lower end and now the higher end suppliers to re badge from Continuous power (RMS) to Peak Power (PMPO), when advertising their amazing new products. Peak power is the maximum level of power output that is measured during an observation period. Peak power here refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic component can possibly handle for an instant without damage. Not something to try at home or in a hire environment, be aware some hire companies now advertise these figures and the number of people these (PMPO) systems can be heard by. Not good when your hire company will charge you for damage to the 1000 watt (PMPO) speaker when your coverage is less than half the specified range or less. The term “Music Power” has been used in relation to both amplifiers and loudspeakers with some validity. When live music is recorded without amplitude compression or limiting, the resulting signal contains brief peaks of very much higher amplitude (20 dB or more) than the mean, and since power is proportional to the square of signal voltage their reproduction would require an amplifier capable of providing brief peaks of power around a hundred times greater than the average level. Thus the ideal 100-watt audio system would need to be capable of handling brief peaks of 10,000 watts in order to avoid clipping (see Programme levels). Most loudspeakers are in fact capable of withstanding peaks of several times their continuous rating (though not a hundred times), since thermal inertia prevents the voice coils from burning out on short bursts. It is therefore acceptable, and desirable, to drive a loudspeaker from a power amplifier with a higher continuous rating several times the steady power that the speaker can withstand, but only if care is taken not to overheat it; this is difficult, especially on modern recordings which tend to be heavily compressed and so can be played at high levels without the obvious distortion that would result from an uncompressed recording when the amplifier started clipping. An amplifier can be designed with an audio output circuitry capable of generating a certain power level, but with a power supply unable to supply sufficient power for more than a very short time, and with heat sinking that will overheat dangerously if full output power is maintained for long. This makes good technical and commercial sense, as the amplifier can handle music with a relatively low mean power, but with brief peaks; a high ‘music power’ output can be advertised (and delivered), and money saved on the power supply and heat sink. Program sources that are significantly compressed are more likely to cause trouble, as the mean power can be much higher for the same peak power. Circuitry which protects the amplifier and power supply can prevent equipment damage in the case of sustained high power operation. More sophisticated equipment usually used in a professional context has advanced circuitry which can handle high peak power levels without delivering more average power to the speakers than they and the amplifier can handle safely. Hire Companies often Offer Powered speakers please read below. Active speakers comprise two or three speakers per channel, each fitted with its own amplifier, and preceded by an electronic crossover filter to separate the low-level audio signal into the frequency bands to be handled by each speaker. This approach enables complex active filters to be used on the low level signal, without the need to use passive crossovers of high power handling capability but limited rolloff and with large and expensive inductors and capacitors. An additional advantage is that peak power handling is greater if the signal has simultaneous peaks in two different frequency bands. A single amplifier has to handle the peak power when both signal voltages are at their crest; as power is proportional to the square of voltage, the peak power when both signals are at the same peak voltage is proportional to the square of the sum of the voltages. If separate amplifiers are used, each must handle the square of the peak voltage in its own band. For example, if bass and midrange each has a signal corresponding to 10 W of output, a single amplifier capable of handling a 40 W peak would be needed, but a bass and a treble amplifier each capable of handling 10 W would be sufficient. This is relevant when peaks of comparable amplitude occur in different frequency bands, as with wideband percussion and high-amplitude bass notes. For most audio applications more power is needed at low frequencies. This requires a high-power amplifier for low frequencies (e.g., 200 watts for 20–200 Hz band), lower power amplifier for the midrange (e.g., 50 watts for 200 to 1000 Hz), and even less the high end (e.g. 5 watts for 1000–20000 Hz). Proper design of a bi/tri amplifier system requires a study of driver (speaker) frequency response and sensitivities to determine optimal crossover frequencies and power amplifier powers. There is a lot to think about here and some of it can be dull call Northern Beaches PA Hire on 0407498970 if you have any questions or have been hired the wrong speaker for the job.
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Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Dec 22nd 2013 silly season is hereand there are lots of things happening for Northern Beaches Speaker hire
Years of pushing great music at this iconic venue have paid off for resident DJ’s, DJ NAKED, ALEX MAC, TOBY NEAL and SAM WALL who have been providing upfront modern and classic dance music for the discerning listener. Music changes over the years and venues come and go but the Wharf Bar in Manly has been a staple of Sydney’s north side offering some cutting edge sounds that have evolved and challenged but always entertained. The big event this year is AEROPLANE on NYE Aeroplane is the pseudonym of Vito de Luca, the Belgian nu disco music producer and DJ. Known for incorporating a mix of French House and Balearic Beat, Aeroplane made a name for himself as a club DJ. Aeroplane’s music is disco-styled, often on the 1980s decade. Aeroplane’s remixes are described by themselves as “spacious cosmic disco” tracks. Also on New years Day 2014 the wharf bar is hosting Norman Jay Norman Jay MBE (born Norman Bernard Joseph) is a British DJ. He first came to prominence playing unlicensed or ‘warehouse’ parties in the early 1980s, such as Shake ‘n’ Fingerpop. His diverse and deep musical knowledge and his refusal to be restricted to playing from any single genre distinguishes him from his peers. He is commonly attributed to coining the phrase ‘rare groove’. Born in Notting Hill, London, Jay established himself through the London pirate radio station Kiss FM, on which he presented shows alongside founders Gordon Mac and George Power. Kiss 100 was launched legally in September 1990 and Norman hosted the first of what became his ‘Musiquarium’ shows. Shortly after he joined Gilles Peterson at his record label, Talkin’ Loud. After a long involvement with Kiss, Norman joined BBC London in April 1997, where his ‘Giant 45’ show gained a loyal following up until February 2008. His Good Times Sound System, which he started with his brother Joey Jay, is a major attraction to those who attend the two day August bank holiday Notting Hill Carnival. Good Times now attracts an estimated 15,000 revellers a day during the carnival. Good Times has also extended into a series of compilation CDs. Jay describes himself as a primarily house music DJ, but the Good Times sound includes 1970s and 1980s funk, soul and jazz-funk, previous carnival tracks have typically included Estelle’s 1980; and tracks featured in recent radio shows have included Billy Griffin‘s “Hold Me Tighter In The Rain” and more contemporary tracks in the form of Heavy’s track “Wonderlove”. On BBC Radio 2, he presents the “Funk Factory”, which transmits every six weeks of the year. In addition to this, Jay was one of 20 DJs who played one track each at the 2005 BBC Worldwide Awards, which produced three specials for BBC Radio 1 over Christmas and New Year, hosted byGilles Peterson. He is an established regular at the Big Chill festival. Jay is also a Tottenham Hotspur supporter and was awarded the MBE for services to music in 2002
Dec 12th 2013 Its been a crazy couple of weeks for us the highlight had to be the Legendary Jazzy Jeff coming to Manly to Play at the Brooklyn Bar. We added some extra sound in the shape of some JBL PRX tops with QSC K Subs this coupled with the venues system added some punch around the decks where about 150 crowded around to watch the main act. he did not disappoint, the crowd loved it in this intimate setting. The Warringah council was a more relaxed affair with singer ASH MACEDO on stage for 400 guests we used the QSC K12s with wireless Sennheiser transmitters allowing a cable less stup for the back of the room The last gig was back to our favourite wedding destination at the Q Station for a great looking wedding in the Govener Phillip Ball Room the DJ was happy with the QSc K10s providing a warm sound to this echo chamber, we also wash light the walls adding some needed colour. We have a new order of QSC K12 speakers arrive and we have been using them extensively the last couple of weeks with good results. Initially i avoided this particular speaker as it was expensive very heavy and untried in the Rental market. The JBL PRX and RCF ART being the choice for Djs and bands respectively were serving me well for their ease of use weight and price point. I odered a pair of K10s and found them instantly useful being able to run three inputs at once suddenlymade sense at small weddings or events such as the Walk For Brain Cancer which needed a fast set up with minimal equipment and wanted background music with the microphones. The K12s offer a bit more sound and sound great at low to mid volume iam not that impressed with them at high volume but am thinking it may have something to do with the quality of the sound source being a phone with an MP3 running through it so will give it a test with vinyl and a decent mixer and see what comes back. For Versatility though these area great option and can be very useful in a situation where space and a quick setup time are important. They are heavy and quite bulky to handle if you are a smaller person these may be hard to manage,the K 10 is much easier to work with if that is the case.