Event sound systems: How to select the best one?

choosing the best event sound systems

Everyone has a tale of a time when the audio was subpar; either it was too loud, too much of resonance, the speakers were distorted, or the conversation was difficult to follow. Everyone recognizes the significance of sound in their daily lives, but few people outside of technical fields understand what goes into making a great audio experience at an event. No such invisible or fleeting sources generate sound. Although essential to the success of any event, sound equipment is often overlooked due to its bulky appearance and the industry’s efforts to conceal it.

Event sound systems

Getting Your Message Heard Far Across All The Noise

One of the most challenging aspects of arranging an event or performance is deciding on and putting up the appropriate sound system.  Of course, you can borrow one from a friend, but you’ll still have to bring it to the location, set it up, and plug it in. 

Sound system rental providers make your life easy by often delivering and setting up the sound equipment at the venue.

1. Consider the venue and audience size while selecting the correct PA system!

To select the best sound system for your event, consider the size and type of the venue, as well as the number of attendees. Smaller, less powerful sound systems are required for tiny inside venues than for outside locations where there is nothing to reflect the sound.

Also, because a huge crowd tends to “soak up” sound, a PA capable of producing higher volume will be required in more crowded conditions.

It’s also necessary to think about how the PA system will be used. If you’re only intending to use it for speaking or acoustic guitar, you can get away with a smaller system because they don’t demand a lot of power or produce a lot of bass frequencies. A bigger system will be required to handle a full rock band or DJ.

2. Choosing Right Music for Your Event

Almost everyone has a collection of songs that serve as the backdrop to their lives, whether it’s a love song that symbolizes a special someone or a summer album that brings back fond memories. The right music at an event may convey the right emotions, generate buzz, and link your brand’s offerings to a shared cultural value.

It’s not uncommon for various music genres to call for specialized amplifiers and loudspeakers. A high-energy sales meeting, for instance, would benefit greatly from loud, upbeat, motivating music. The reason you’ll need more juice and more reach is that you’ll have to push more air with the same amount of effort.

3. Tools and Supplies Required

No matter how high their price tag, loudspeakers and microphones can never be exact replicas of the sounds they are meant to transmit or convert. Additional tools are required to complement these. Such as:

a. Subwoofers 

Recreating the whole spectrum of frequencies that humans can hear is one of the most challenging tasks for any loudspeaker. Bass instruments and most synthesizer music produce extremely low frequencies that can’t be reproduced by a standard low-end driver in a loudspeaker. The lowest audible frequencies can only be accurately reproduced by specialized loudspeakers called subwoofers or sub-speakers.

The ability to hear and comprehend these deeper bass tones is crucial to the human musical experience. Because we physically experience low-frequency sound rather than just hear it, it elicits a strong emotional response. Consider the role the bass plays in both action movies and electronic dance music. When practicing your musical cue at your next event, make sure the subwoofers are turned off by the sound technician. The change will be noticeable both audibly and physically.

b. Microphones

In contrast to loudspeakers, microphones detect and record vibrations in the air, which are then transmitted as electric currents. There are many different styles and varieties available, and each one is best suited to a different kind of light source. In a jazz band, the drum set may have its own bank of microphones, which may come as a surprise to casual listeners. There must be a separate microphone for each drum or cymbal due to its unique frequency, loudness, and tone qualities. Here at DOREMi, we take great satisfaction in their ability to both draw attention to themselves and disappear into the background.

c. Amplifiers

An amplifier is required to boost a signal’s loudness to a suitable level for usage with a loudspeaker. Some power amplifiers are incorporated inside the loudspeaker, which is why they are called powered speakers. Others are standalone pieces of equipment that receive an audio signal from a mixer and/or audio crossover and outputs a powered signal to a passive speaker.

d. Power requirements

If a larger sound system is required, more power will be required. Some sound systems, such as those used for solo performances or small bands, may be powered by a single plug in a room. Some people require a power distribution system to acquire what they require. A line array system for a large arena may require significantly more electricity. Sometimes the building itself may not have that level of electricity. In that situation, a generator could be required to make it function.



Team DOREMi is a flexible all-in-one team that provides exceptional sound quality for any event. With a top notch technical team and exceptional equipment, we can easily cover any small, medium, or large event.

Whether it’s a beach party, a punk rock concert in the garden, or a wedding reception, Team DOREMi will take the stress that comes with choosing the ideal PA system. 

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