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Hosting an Event? Here's How to Test Video & Audio Equipment February 1, 2019

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Hosting an Event? Here's How to Test Video & Audio Equipment, Rochester, New York

If you’re in the process of planning an event, such as a wedding reception or professional seminar, you might need to rent audiovisual gear for live entertainment and presentations. In advance of your event, it’s a good idea to test your PA system, speakers, and projector so that everything will look and sound clear. Here are a handful of tips on how to make sure your video and audio equipment work properly. 

3 Pieces of Video & Audio Equipment to Test Before Your Event

1. Microphones

If you plan to have musical acts or guest speakers at your event, you’ll likely need a combination of stationary and wireless microphones. Test all cables to rule out the possibility of shorts, and make sure receivers pick up signals without interruption. Keep an extra mic or two on hand along with additional cables and transmitters in case of technical issues.  

2. Sound Boards

Mixers are essential for balancing the sound of your audio equipment and preventing feedback. Do a brief sound check before lectors or musicians take the stage. Adjust the volume to a comfortable level, and make sure all speakers connect to the sound board’s channels. Err on the side of caution by hiring a sound engineer to manage the controls. 

3. Video Equipment

audio equipmentIf your event includes visual components, test out your screen and projector first. Make sure you’re connected to a reliable wi-fi network for those who may need to stream video content from the internet. Keep plenty of HDMI cables, dongles, and adapters handy so that presenters may easily connect their devices into the projector. 


When you need dependable video and audio equipment for your next big event, get in touch with the technical professionals at Brighton Sound in Simcona Electronics Park. Since 1969, they have provided PA systems, speakers, mixers, microphones, and other audiovisual gear to clients throughout Rochester, NY. Call them at (585) 328-1220 to rent products and accessories or inquire about pricing. Visit them online to learn more about purchasing used electronics and sound systems

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