IMPORTANT: Keep wireless lines of sight clear. (Microphone and Bluetooth) Microphones are directional to reduce external noise - so speak into the top.  Experiment with volume and tone controls until you get everything working nicely together.  DO THIS WELL BEFORE YOUR EVENT.  WIRELESS MICROPHONE: is powered by 2 AA batteries inside handle Spare batteries should be kept on hand.

PA & SOUND SYSTEM HIRE - Helpful professional hints for correct operation

REMEMBER TO SETUP AND TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT WELL BEFORE THE EVENT
PA POSITION 1.   Position   the   PA   under   cover   and   away   from   any   water.   If   you   can,   put   the   PA speaker   in   front   of   where   the   Mics   will   operate,   pointing   towards   the   audience. That way the chances of sound feed-back will greatly diminish. 2.   Position   to   get   best   coverage   of   your   audience.      Mount   the   PA   on   the   stand supplied    and    get    the    sound    to    throw    towards    and    over    the    heads    of    the audience.      Every   member   of   the   audience   should   be   able   to   see   a   PA   speaker   by line of sight.  3.   Get   someone   to   help   by   standing   at   various   positions   and   signalling   on   best sound.   Get   the   level   and   tone   as   constant   as   possible   throughout   the   audience. Both    overall    level    and    frequency    content    can    affect    intelligibility.    You    don't want   the   sound   uncomfortably   loud   near   the   stage   and   impossible   to   hear   or understand near the back wall.  4.    Keep    reflected    sound    to    a    minimum    (keep    it    off    nearby    walls    and    other surfaces).   By   reducing   the   level   of   reflected   sound,   you   increase   the   area   in which   the   original   sound   is   intelligible.   Keep   direct   and   reflected   sound   away from    microphones.    Even    below    the    feedback    threshold,    reflected    sound    or delayed direct sound feeding to a microphone will reduce overall coherence. PA VOLUME ADJUSTMENT 5.   Adjust   each   input   Volume   Control   to   get   the   desired   balance   between   inputs from   Mics,   MP3   music   etc.      THEN   and   only   THEN   adjust   the   OVERALL   VOLUME with the main Volume control.
Please read these Helpful Hints on placement and adjustment of your PA or other sound system.
MICROPHONE SAVVY 6. Never sing or speak looking directly at a PA speaker - this will cause FEEDBACK. In most common feedback situations - a microphone feeds a signal to a PA speaker, which then amplifies and outputs the signal from the speaker, back into the microphone - creating a screaming feedback loop. 7.   Microphone   and   speaker   placement   -   place   the   microphones   to   one   side   of and   behind   the   PA   speaker.   The   wireless   microphones   should   still   work   up   to 30m+ from the Receiver. 8. Avoid excessive volume. Mute mics when not in use. Be   careful   -   to   turn   down   all   of   the   inputs   on   your   PA   system   before   powering   it on,   and   until   levels   are   fully   set,   stay   close   to   it   to   make   sure   nothing   starts feeding   back.      Know   the   different   knobs   on   your   PA   system,   and   make   sure   the overall   volume   is   down   as   well   as   any   monitors   or   secondary   speakers   that   you might be using.  When you're not using the PA, be sure to mute the mics.

Hints on setting up sound systems for your planned party, wedding, function, business promotion or other event.

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PA & SOUND SYSTEM HIRE - Helpful Hints

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© Coffs Event Centre 2019
Professional hints for correct operation
SETUP AND TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT WELL BEFORE YOUR EVENT
PA POSITION 1.   Position   the   PA   under   cover   and   away   from   any   water. If   you   can,   put   the   PA   speaker   in   front   of   where   the   Mics will   operate,   pointing   towards   the   audience.   That   way   the chances of sound feed-back will greatly diminish. 2.   Position   to   get   best   coverage   of   your   audience.      Mount the   PA   on   the   stand   supplied   and   get   the   sound   to   throw towards    and    over    the    heads    of    the    audience.        Every member    of    the    audience    should    be    able    to    see    a    PA speaker by line of sight.  3.   Get   someone   to   help   by   standing   at   various   positions and   signalling   on   best   sound.   Get   the   level   and   tone   as constant    as    possible    throughout    the    audience.    Both overall      level      and      frequency      content      can      affect intelligibility.    You    don't    want    the    sound    uncomfortably loud     near     the     stage     and     impossible     to     hear     or understand near the back wall.  4.   Keep   reflected   sound   to   a   minimum   (keep   it   off   nearby walls    and    other    surfaces).    By    reducing    the    level    of reflected    sound,    you    increase    the    area    in    which    the original    sound    is    intelligible.    Keep    direct    and    reflected sound   away   from   microphones.   Even   below   the   feedback threshold,     reflected     sound     or     delayed     direct     sound feeding to a microphone will reduce overall coherence. PA VOLUME ADJUSTMENT 5.   Adjust   each   input   Volume   Control   to   get   the   desired balance   between   inputs   from   Mics,   MP3   music   etc.      THEN and    only    THEN    adjust    the    OVERALL    VOLUME    with    the main Volume control.
MICROPHONE SAVVY 6. Never sing or speak looking directly at a PA speaker - this will cause FEEDBACK. In most common feedback situations - a microphone feeds a signal to a PA speaker, which then amplifies and outputs the signal from the speaker, back into the microphone - creating a screaming feedback loop. 7.     Microphone     and     speaker     placement     -     place     the microphones   to   one   side   of   and   behind   the   PA   speaker. The   wireless   microphones   should   still   work   up   to   30m+ from the Receiver. 8. Avoid excessive volume. Mute mics when not in use. Be   careful   -   to   turn   down   all   of   the   inputs   on   your   PA system   before   powering   it   on,   and   until   levels   are   fully set,   stay   close   to   it   to   make   sure   nothing   starts   feeding back.      Know   the   different   knobs   on   your   PA   system,   and make    sure    the    overall    volume    is    down    as    well    as    any monitors   or   secondary   speakers   that   you   might   be   using.     When you're not using the PA, be sure to mute the mics.