Equipment rentals: public address systems

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Audiovisual and Media Services

Equipment rentals

Fill out an event and equipment request to request AV equipment for use on campus. The pictures are a small selection of our equipment for example purposes.  Your rental may include different components than illustrated.

Megaphone

Megaphone

Details

Megaphone: We have three Megaphones in our rental stock. Two require 6 "C" cell batteries and the other requires 8 "AA" batteries. You can buy batteries from us or supply your own.

Instructions

Megaphones require either 6 "C" cell batteries and or 8 "AA" batteries. You can buy batteries from us or supply your own.

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $6.50/day
  • $13.00/week
  • $22.00/month

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $10.00/day
  • $30.00/week

Community rate

  • $32.50/day
  • $65.00/week

Wired microphones

Wired microphones on stands

Details

Wired microphone: We carry Shure SM58 and SM81 microphones and have over twenty-six microphones in our rental stock. These can be rented with table, floor, and/or boom stands.

NOTE: Microphones require a PA system to function. If you are not in a space with a pre-existing sound system, you will need to rent a full PA system. Also stands are not included. Please contact AV for a quote.

Instructions

We carry Shure SM58 and SM81 microphones and have over twenty-six microphones in our rental stock. These can be rented with table, floor, and/or boom stands (stands not included in price below). To use these microphones simply plug them into an XLR cable and into your sound system.

Watch our video tutorial about getting the most out of your microphone!

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $3.50/day
  • $7.00/week
  • $11.00/month

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $5.00/day
  • $15.00/week

Community rate

  • $17.50/day
  • $35.00/week

Wireless handheld

Wireless handheld

Details

Wireless handheld microphone: Wireless handheld microphones are very convenient due to the lack of cables. They can be placed in a mic clip on a stand or removed and held onto freely by the user. These devices can be handy for audience questions (sometimes moved around by a volunteer), a speaker who likes to move around, or for quick transitions between many speakers (pass mic, easy to share). Warning: using many wireless devices simultaneously increases the risk of interference.

NOTE: Microphones require a PA system to function. If you are not in a space with a pre-existing sound system, you will need to rent a full PA system.

Instructions

Our wireless handheld microphones run on two AA batteries. The kit will include the microphone with full batteries inside, the reciever, power cord, short XLR cable, mike clip, and one extra set of new batteries. Plug in the receiver into a power source and your sound system, connect the antennas, turn the receiver on (small screen lights up, displays frequency), and turn on the handheld microphone by holding the button on the bottom. The microphone is on when the small screen on the side lights up with the frequency # and battery level. Please note that briefly pressing the bottom button will mute and unmute the microphone.

Watch our video tutorial about how to get the most out of this microphone!

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $25.00/day
  • $50.00/week

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $37.50/day
  • $112.50/week

Community rate

  • $100.00/day
  • $200.00/week

Wireless lav

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Details

Wireless lavalier microphone: These devices are designed to add supporting amplification to a speaker’s voice by using a small microphone clipped to the speaker’s clothing right beneath the voice box. The microphone is connected by short cable to a transmitter which can be clipped to a belt or kept in a pocket. These microphones are very sensitive which makes them great for helping to broadcast your voice in large auditoriums and provide better audio consistency when changing speaking direction. However the amplified volume level perceived by the user is usually not considered “loud’ like other microphones because feedback occurs due to the sensitivity. Consider it a supporting microphone with a moderate volume enhancement.

NOTE: Microphones require a PA system to function. If you are not in a space with a pre-existing sound system, you will need to rent a full PA system.

Instructions

Plug the receiver into your sound system using the XLR cable and the power cord. Carefully place the microphone and clip in front of your voice box and right below your collar for best sound amplification.

Watch our video tutorial about how to get the most out of this microhone!

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $25.00/day
  • $50.00/week

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $37.50/day
  • $112.50/week

Community rate

  • $100.00/day
  • $200.00/week

Wireless earworn

Wireless earworn

Details

Wireless earworn microphone:  These devices are worn over the ear, with the microphone positioned in front of the speaker's mouth. The microphone is connected by short cable to a transmitter which can be clipped to a belt or kept in a pocket. These microphones are very sensitive which makes them great for helping to broadcast your voice in large auditoriums and provide better audio consistency when changing speaking direction. They are often a more reliable choice than a lavalier microphone because they do not require a collared shirt to be worn correctly, and do not suffer from interference from necklaces or scarves. The amplified volume level perceived by the user is usually not considered "loud" like other microphones because feedback occurs due to the sensitivity. Consider it a supporting microphone with a moderate volume enhancement and high audio quality.

NOTE: Microphones require a PA system to function. If you are not in a space with a pre-existing sound system, you will need to rent a full PA system.

Instructions

Plug the receiver into your sound system using the XLR cable and the power cord. Carefully shape the device over your ear and position the microphone in front of your mouth.

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $25.00/day
  • $50.00/week

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $37.50/day
  • $112.50/week

Community rate

  • $100.00/day
  • $200.00/week

Mini PA

Small portable PA

Details

Mini wired microphone system: This very small P.A. system powers a microphone and has adjustable volume, treble and bass. It is suitable for a very small space when a quiet speaker needs a little amplification.  It needs to be plugged into a power outlet.

Instructions

This system fits into an over the shoulder bag and can be easily carried by a single person. It needs to be plugged into a power outlet. Once the system is plugged in, turn on the power switch at the back of the unit and you are ready to go.

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $16.50/day
  • $33.00/week
  • $50.00/month

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $25.00/day
  • $74.00/week

Community rate

  • $82.50/day
  • $165.00/week

Small PA

Small PA.

Details

Small PA: A small PA is ideal for small gatherings of around 25 people. Small PAs come with 1 microphone and can support up to 2 microphones by request.

Instructions

Please contact AV Services for a demo.

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $25.00/day
  • $50.00/week
  • $75.00/month

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $37.00/day
  • $112.00/week

Community rate

  • $125.00/day
  • $250.00/week

Medium PA

Medium PA

Details

Medium PA: A medium PA is ideal for gatherings of 25 to 70 people. Medium PAs come with 1 microphone but can support up to 4 by request.

Instructions

Please contact AV Services for a demo.

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $49.50/day
  • $99.00/week
  • $148.50/month

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $74.00/day
  • $222.00/week

Community rate

  • $247.50/day
  • $495.00/week

Large PA

Large PA system

Details

Large PA: A large PA is ideal for large spaces and audiences. Large PAs come with 1 microphone but can support up to 6 by request. More microphones may be added, but additional charges may apply.

Instructions

Please contact AV Services for a demo.

Rental costs

Internal rate

  • $59.50/day
  • $119.00/week
  • $178.50/month

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $89.00/day
  • $267.00/week

Community rate

  • $297.50/day
  • $595.00/week

Throwable Microphone

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Details

Catchbox Wireless Microphone: A soft, cube-shaped microphone, which is designed to be thrown from one participant to another.  It works well for large group sizes at conferences, meetings, workshops, and lectures – any event where your audience will ask questions and provide feedback.  It provides a fun, interactive way to pass a microphone to even the most hard to reach event participants.

Our rentable kit comes with up to two microphones with a range of up to 90m from the base station and integrates with your event's sound system.

NOTE: Microphones require a PA system to function. If you are not in a space with a pre-existing sound system, you will need to rent a full PA system.

Caution: Toss gently. Do not throw at peoples heads.

Instructions

Plug the receiver into your sound system using the XLR cable and the power cord.

Rental costs

Note: Below rates are for each microphone.

Internal rate

  • $25.00/day
  • $50.00/week

UVic affiliated club or org. rate

  • $37.50/day
  • $112.50/week

Community rate

  • $100.00/day
  • $200.00/week