How to select a sound system to fit your needs.

  • Voice only applications - minimum of 1/2 watt per person (250 Watts would cover an audience of 500) - "Small Vocal" system is recommended, or "Large Vocal" system for wide area and/or outdoor event coverage.

  • Music accompanied singing to Mp3/CD or a few acoustic instruments - minimum of 4 watts per person (2,000 Watts would cover an audience of 500) - "Small Club" system is recommended, or "Small Vocal" system for rooms under 150 people.

  • Contemporary pop/light rock band - minimum of 8 watts per person (4,000 Watts would cover an audience of 500) - "Small Club" or "Large Club" system is recommended.

  • Hard rock or metal band - minimum of 10 watts per person (5,000 watts would cover an audience of 500) - "Large Club" system is recommended.

  • Audience sizes over 1,000 - "Stadium" system is recommended.

  • Should double all power requirements for outdoor settings and venues.

*NOTE* The above power requirements guide is only intended as a rough estimate. Venue size, shape, acoustics, stage area, music styles, band performance, etc. are all factors that can influence sound system power requirements. These estimates assume optimal acoustical conditions and MINIMUM power requirements for ANY supplier's sound system, and are provided only as a quick estimate in calculating the sound reinforcement expenses for your event.

System selections

All systems include mixer, microphones, effects processors, cables, and other ancillary equipment. Call or e-mail for details.

  • "Small Vocal" – 2 full range speakers on stands. About 1200 watts

  • "Large Vocal" - 4 full range speakers larger-area coverage. About 2,500 watts

  • "Small Club" system – 2 subwoofers and 2 mid/high speakers. About 5,000 watts

  • "Large Club" system – 4 Subwoofers and 4 mid/high speakers. About 10,000watts

  • "Stadium" system - Variable configurations of a Three-Way system. About 15,000 watts


P.A. system Estimated Cost, including delivery, setup, and operation throughout the duration of the event, all necessary microphones cords cables stands etc.

  • $375 - "Small Vocal" system without monitors

  • $425 - "Small Vocal" system with up to 2 monitors

  • $450 - "Large Vocal" system with up to 2 monitors

  • $550 - "Small Club" system with up to 4 monitor mixes

  • $650 - "Large Club" system with up to 4 monitor mixes plus 5th side fill

  • $2000 - $4000 - "Stadium" 3 way (H/M/L) system with multiple mixes/monitors

  • $75 per band playing, on multiple act performances, band battles, festivals, etc
  • $75 per hour on events lasting longer than 5 hours.

Variations in system setup needs may increase or lower rates.   

Additional Larger systems are available

 
Travel expenses may also apply. (Estimate $0.50 per mile round trip) from Zip 65616 


Ask for details on how you can qualify for discount rates.

"E-Z" system (P.A. system only, no sound crew)

  • $250 - An easy to use complete portable system (two speakers and a microphone)

  • Small mixer to add additional mics, instruments (keyboard, guitar, etc.) Mp3/CD - $25

  • add monitor wedge(s) - $ 25 each (requires mixer rental)

  • add a subwoofer - $75 each (requires mixer rental)

  • Delivery/Pickup of “E-Z” system $35 plus mileage to and from shop ($.50 per mile)

 

 
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