New Audio Equipment for Conferences

Conferences are big in many companies. Those who are constantly using such equipments, building their own set up can be an advantage. If you think your business can benefit from such investments, the rest of this article will give you just a few pointers but will be beneficial in deciding if building a new audio equipment set up for a conference should be considered.

The basic concept of a simple sound system consists of sound input devices, output devices and amplifiers.

Input Devices

These are microphones, the most popular of which are the dynamic microphones. This is a wired microphone device commonly seen in every stage performances and in musical television performances. A wireless microphone is the same as the dynamic brand but without the connecting cables. These have an FM radio transmitter device to send signals thereby also called as a radio microphone. Lavalier microphones are the hands-free devices which can be seen being used by television newscasters attached to their blouse or suit also called as lapel. Most lapels now are also wireless, making them the most convenient to be used by presenters who need to be all over the stage. CD/DVD players are both audio and video input devices.

Output Devices

Output devices are loudspeakers. The number of units to be needed will depend on the venue of the conference and the number of expected attendees. These equipments will be the bulk of the whole system. Makers of loudspeakers have come up with lightweight and small designs but maybe unsuitable for a large audience. Investing on a good number of loudspeakers can make your set up most applicable for a wide variety and volume of conferences.

Power Amplifiers

Power amplifiers are the drivers of loudspeakers. Aside from amplifying sounds, most units are also made to protect speakers from signal and thermal overloads. This eliminates the need for limiters which is commonly used to prevent signal overloads.

After acquiring the basic equipments, the next agenda is to assign technicians who can manage the whole set up. Consider putting up a group of not less than 3 people to manage the system while the event is on going. These should be trained technicians who know how to troubleshoot when a glitch arise.

For large companies, investing on a new audio equipment set up for a conference can be a good investment. Renting these types of systems always eat up a big chunk from corporate event budgets. But for small and medium-sized organizations, renting these equipments can be costly. Spending for the maintenance and putting additional people on the payroll list entails losses instead of a gain.