We're the First to Stock the New Shure Mics!

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013

At London Speaker Hire, we love every stage of the job, from sourcing products to bringing you the best tech guys to help with your event. Today is no exception! We are always looking for the best technology and like to keep a variety of items in stock so that we can offer a great selection for every event. Whether you're hosting an acoustic event or a charity ball, an electronic music party or a TV awards show, you are going to have different specifications for the speakers and sound equipment that you need. Today, we can reveal that we have added to our microphone stock list the latest digital Shure mics and not only that, we're one of the first rental companies in London to stock them.

Shure make some excellent microphones. They have been making great microphones and audio electronics for over eighty years and it's a passion you can see manifest throughout the range. As an example, the Shure SM58 has been a much-loved industry stalwart for over forty years. As a vocal mic, it's well known for its natural sound quality and durability. From Sun Studios to the Oval Office, Shure have been making audio equipment that even the most illustrious of citizens have used and relied upon.

To offer maximum usability, they have developed new digital mics which offer a far greater degree of control in sound management systems, P.A.'s and mixing desks. These products are high quality enough to be used for even the most loquacious of event hosts, singers and entertainers and still guarantee great sound from start to finish.

At London Speaker Hire, we have swapped all of our Shure microphones for the digital models so you needn't worry that you're playing a roulette of new and old equipment when you rent with us. We have a large range of microphones to rent from Irig, Shure and AKG to suit your requirements. For speakers and audio equipment, see our kit list for a full list of our stock. If you're not sure where to start with hiring musical equipment for your event, please speak to us at London Speaker Hire and we'll be more than happy to consult with you about sound quality and sound engineering. If you do know what equipment you need and merely need a supplier, we're sure you'll agree that London Speaker Hire has the best quality and best prices in the city!

So whether you're planning a house party or a national TV show, contact London Speaker Hire for the best in sound!

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Getting the Most Out of Your Speakers

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014

Whether you are planning a party for a college social event or organising a motivational speaker to inspire your staff, it is important to choose the right sound system. At London Speaker Hire, we have a wide range of speakers if you are in need of a speaker rental service. This not a decision to take lightly, as choosing a sound system can be the difference between your event being a success or a failure. When you call upon us for your speakers, you can feel confident that what we stock will complement your occasion perfectly. You can choose from a range of speakers supplied by renowned manufacturers such as Mackie, FBT and Martin Audio. Call us on 020 3333 4444 to discuss your individual requirements, and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to help you.

Once you have chosen the right speaker to suit your requirements, it goes without saying that you will want to get the most out of them. Modern purpose built venues exist, however most venues are not designed for loudspeakers or live music. The room can sometimes be an obstacle for good sound; this is why it is worth considering the placement and position of your speakers, as substantial improvements can be achieved through this.

As music is generally released in stereo, the sound is spread between the left and right of your speakers. When you are setting your speakers up, be sure to position your speakers at a 60-degree angle, as putting your speakers at this angle will give you the best sound possible. Make sure you consider the audiences listening position and work out the best angle possible from their point of view.

Don't be frugal with space, if you have a large venue to work with then pull the speakers away from the wall. There is a zone of around 2 metres that you should avoid. If the room you are entertaining in is smaller, try to leave as much space as possible between the speaker system and the wall. Imagine dividing the room into three; your speakers will fit within the first third of the room.

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When you are setting up the speakers, get the level and tone as constant as possible. For example, if you require speakers for a live performance, you won't want your lead singer to sound uncomfortably loud near the stage, but impossible to hear at the back wall. The overall level and frequency content can affect intelligibility.

Your microphones are something that you will have to be aware of, because you don't want any feedback. Keep direct and reflected sound away from microphones, as even if a sound is below the feedback threshold, reflected sound on a microphone will reduce overall coherence.

Here at London Speaker Hire we have a proven track record with the speakers that we provide. If you follow the tips we've suggested above, then we are confident that your event will be a success. In addition to our speakers, we can also provide you with Jagermeister Machine Hire and lighting, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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Having a Haunting Halloween Party?

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014

It's that time of year again when it becomes acceptable for you to cover yourself in fake blood and liquid latex, don a witch's hat, and let kids beg for sweets on your doorstep. Yes, it's Halloween!




What better way to celebrate this spooky occasion than to throw a hell raising party! Here at London Speaker Hire we think that there are three crucial ingredients to making your party perfect.




What's a party with naff-sounding music. RUBBISH, that's what. So, check out our Halloween offers here! We've designed some spooky special deals to make your party amazing. These packages include:-

    • 800w PA system. (Pair of QSC K8 Active Speakers)


    • All stands, cables, etc.


    • Laptop/iPod connector


    • A spooky low level fog machine & fluid


    • Haunting Green LED lights


    • UV LED lights


    • UV Spiders web


    • Bag of bones for decorating


    • Pumpkin lantern!

All the extra lights and decoration will bring the best atmosphere for your party! Now all you need is a playlist... check out this Halloween playlist.




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Guests in fancy dress. OBVIOUSLY! Dig out your costume box or get all Blue Peter and make the scariest outfit you can imagine! Remember, Halloween is a scary festival, so don't dress up as a fire hydrant or a Disney princess... it's just not scary!






Food and Drink. It is a party after all... and we're only pretending to be zombies... so we have to eat something other than brains. Luckily, the BBC have saved the day with their collection of fantastic food and drink solutions here!




Haloween offer 11So make sure your party isn't frightfully bad and sort yourself out with a bone-rattling sound system for your party. Our PA hire Halloween offers are designed to be affordable, yet impressive to make your night stand out. Contact us on 020 3333 4444 to talk to one of our employees now!

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