These are our most powerful DIY professional rental speakers by EV. This PA will really knock your socks off, especially when paired with a a pair of ELX118P sub-woofers. Clean and clear with great frequency response throughout the range - the 15” drivers produce above average bass in class. These impressive speakers are our favorite sounding PA speakers in a lightweight cabinet.
Big boom! This is the largest sub-woofer we DIY rent and it will melt your face when turned up. This sub-woofer provides an astonishing amount of bass and it’s surprising light-weight. Suitable for larger events, EDM concerts and small festivals (300-500) people. Great choice if you love bass.
Beige Headset Condenser Microphone
Most of our professional wireless audio systems can be equipped with discreet skin-tone condenser microphones. This style of microphone has become a common standard in the industry. Headsets are closer than LAV microphones and often more clarity, volume with less noise. LAV microphones are still less visible. Headset microphones of this kind are often rented for school plays (special rates offered), corporate presentations, comedy and vocal performances.
XVIVE Wireless Mic 2.4 GHZ
This system turns an ordinary dynamic microphone into a wireless. These units can also be used to create wireless speaker system (accepts line level inputs). XVIVE units work exceptionally well with low latency and long-lasting 5 hour rechargeable lithium batteries. This is one of the best ideas we’ve seen in audio, it replaces the cable without any reduction in quality. The battery powered receiver makes it suitable for off-grid ceremonies and video production. These cannot be used with phantom powered microphones without a preamp, they do not supply 48v. Pairs well with our battery powered Mackie Freeplay PA system.
Sennheiser G3 wireless microphone handheld
Sennheiser makes some of the highest quality wireless microphone systems in the industry. When the demands for audio are higher we reach for these. We like them even more than Shure systems. These feature rich dynamic microphones are highly reliable and sound great. The low signal to noise ratio makes them a great choice for media events and broadcast audio. Also suitable for vocalists, corporate presentations, and weddings.
Pro Audio Bluetooth Alto
Want the freedom of controlling the music from your table without a mixer? Add the Alto Professional Bluetooth Total to any of our speaker rental PA packages and go wireless! This Bluetooth receiver works with any blue tooth device, just plug is into the back of our speakers and push the pair button and connect on your phone or laptop - the device will emit a tone while pairing.
It’s also handy for use with new Apple phones - especially if you don’t have a headphone cable.
Sennheiser XS UHF Wireless 1 LAV
Sennheiser makes some of the cleanest, high fidelity, reliable wireless microphones in the industry. Great signal to noise ratios that make this mic appropriate for live sound, audio recording and videography. The ME2 Lav mic is one of our favorites, with a crisp clear sound. The XS unit can also be used as a wireless relay or wireless guitar transmitter as well. They are a trusted “go to” solution for great sounding audio.
Mackie Freeplay Portable PA
We’ve been waiting for this product for close to a decade. We even consider adding lithium battery power to our own speakers. Finally a lightweight, ultra portable, lithium battery powered, Bluetooth and feature rich digital PA. This mini professional PA packs a surprisingly full sound - it’s ideal for remote wedding ceremonies, musicians, DJs and presentations. It has blue tooth connectivity and a digital mixer smartphone app. PA lasts 8-10 hours on battery - it also accepts old D batteries as a backup. Never has it been so easy and effective to get clear audio to locations without power. Recommended for events up to 100 people, there are allot of situations when it’s more than enough power. Want to try your hand at busking?
This state of the art 16 channel digital mixer and audio recorder includes an iPad for wireless control (leave the snake at home) and replaces a room full of audio processing equipment. This mixer and others of it’s kind are the future of live sound, audio engineering, and corporate audio production. The interface is user friendly but it’s still a fairly complex piece of DIY audio equipment designed for AV professionals, sound engineers and musicians. Calgary Audio Visual supplies full service sound engineering services for small concerts and corporate events if you don’t have an audio background. Everything you could possibly need is available on each channel (reverbs, multitrack recording, compression, EQs, and pre-amps).
Behringer Air XR12 Digital Mixer
This is a very powerful mixer from an audio engineering standpoint, due to the complexity we recommend renting this unit with an audio technician. At 12 channels this is an ideal unit for small concerts or DJ setups. This mixer offers complete wireless control, you can tweak the volume with any Wifi device (android, apple, PC or Mac). All sorts of audio tools are included (EQs, reverbs, delays, compression). A USB stick enables recording of anything patched into the mixer.
This is one of our loudest self-powered speakers for its size - it's an industry classic. Mackie makes a very efficient and responsive speaker at nearly 500 watts. We find the highs can sound a touch gritty when over-driven so we recommend running these at 3/4 volume for clean clear audio. This speaker accepts XLR connections.
Available as a single speaker rental. This 400 watt 15" speaker is perfect for wedding ceremonies, live performances presentations, or trade-shows where mono is suitable. Can be used for music when stereo isn't required. Great clarity with an on-board mixer (for two input setups). Similiar specification to our JBL Eon speaker.
Our favorite self-powered speaker for many applications. We also carry the G2 model with additional power handling capability.This powerful high quality speaker features excellent bass response. One speaker is often enough for public speaking - up to ten are available for larger events.
600 W powered loud speaker generally used for larger events and musical groups. Excellent speaker with above average low frequency content and warmth.
Mackie Subwoofer DLM12S
This small, lightweight ultra portable subwoofer packs a punch at 2000 watts. Despite it's impressive specs it has a different frequency response than our other subwoofers (which are larger and heavier). We love the sound but isn't as loud as some of our larger subwoofers which move more air. It produces sub-bass frequencies that are heard more than felt. It's ideal for awkward loading situations and smaller rooms.
Compact, portable sound reinforcement for use with a power amplifier - great sound in a smaller package. Designed for use alone or in arrays. Power handling: 300 W continuous, 1200 W peak
This multipurpose keyboard amp is powerful enough to be useful as a mini-PA system - very portable with lots of volume for the size. Has a series of on-board inputs (mostly 1/4" and one XLR mic input) for connecting DJ equipment, guitars or microphones. One component (Red and White). Appropriate for smaller gatherings. We recommend our PA speakers (Yorkville, JBL, Crate or Mackie) for events beyond 20 people.
8'x8' Pop-Up Canopy Gazebo Tent
These handy pop-up tents are a must to protect audio equipment from snow and rain during outdoor events. Two people are required to pull out the shelter. The tent should be anchored with weights or stakes, otherwise wind gusts can damage the frame. Sets up with our without walls.
Commercial Karaoke system
Laptop based digital karaoke system. Comes with speakers, wireless microphones, external display monitor, boss digital reverb vocal unit, and a laptop loaded with 8, 000 songs. Advanced karaoke requests are available.
Deep Cycle Battery bank
Deep cycle battery banks are currently our preferred method for powering PA systems (wherever plugs aren't found). We don't normally recommend battery powered speakers as the audio isn't as good. A portable bank allows allows you to power any of our top-notch 120 V self powered speakers and microphones away from a plug.
• Ample power for eight hours with a self powered PA speaker (when fully charged)
• Ideal for wedding ceremonies in the mountains or speaking in remote locations
Battery powered wireless PA
800-Watt VHF Wireless battery powered portable PA System with echo, iPod dock and four 1/4" inputs. Wireless mic has up to a 100' range and the battery lasts up to 5 hours. We usually recommend using a deep cycle battery bank with a self-powered speaker instead due to improved reliability and quality. VHF microphones suffer from interference and have an annoying habit of cutting out at the worst times. Battery powered speakers tends to sound cheap when compared to any of our other self-powered systems. See our blog for more details.
Inverter gas generator for outdoor events
Our gas generators are capable of powering our sound and lighting systems if a plug isn't accessible. We usually rent the 1500 watt size for most PA and lighting systems. We are able to provide extensions chords for outlets up to one hundred feet. If you are powering a wedding ceremony or noise is a consideration we recommend our battery bank instead. Generators are best for high drain applications where noise is less of a factor (such as a DJing a wedding reception).
A highly reliable mixer used in a variety of applications from DJ service to public speaking.
Mackie SR24 24 Channel Mixer
24 Channel analog mixer. This larger mixer is typically used for bands or live performance applications. No on-board effects, that's achieved with one of the six aux sends and external analog or digital devices. We recommend using one of our digital X Air mixers if extensive audio processing or convenience is desired. This is a product is intended for advanced users or full service applications. Perfect if you love lots of buttons, switches, faders and nobs.
We are one of the only audio visual companies in Calgary that are able to provide a laptop equipped with music, recording software and DJ software for self-service music. New versions of power-point are also available. Please inquire with us regarding compatibility.
We carry an assortment of hand-held or lapel style wireless microphones. All of our microphone are UHF, the industry standard for reliable clear sound. We carry brands such as GTD, Shure and Samson.
Reliable and durable, our industry standard SM58 microphone. Great for live performances or close microphone situations (within 6 inches of speakers).
Sure SM 57 wired microphone
These industry standard rugged microphones have a narrow pickup pattern -they are a favorite instrument mic. Suitable in noisy environments, they can be used for instruments, speech or vocals.
Wired condenser microphone
Perfect for podiums or situations where the speakers is a bit further away from the microphone.
enCore 100 Blue Dynamic microphone
A better sounding SM58. These can be made wireless with our Xvive wireless system. Blue microphones capture more of the high frequencies than other microphone in their class. The increased sensitivity sounds great but may require additional EQ work to prevent feedback.
Shotgun Condenser Microphone
These microphones are often used for corporate video productions but are also great when additional noise rejection is required. They have a very narrow pickup pattern directly in-front of their nose. Great for musicians and film-makers when recording or performing live. We also rent boom poles and other accessories.
These units allow us to improve the sound of our PA systems. Potential microphone volume is greatly increased by reducing the possibility of feedback with a graphic EQ.
Large diaphram condenser microphone
Used for high quality audio recordings and radio broadcasts. We are able to provide a complete mobile audio and video digital recording setup.
APEX 125 microphone
Generally used for live music applications, often used as a kick drum microphone.
DI Box or Direct Box
DI boxes are a special kind of audio adapter (1/4" to XLR). We offer both active and passive DI boxes. We recommend using them when connecting unbalanced devices (computers, guitars, basses, keyboards) to a sound system. Creates a more consistent signal and reduces noise.
Record up to eight microphones simultaneously in HD audio on a FireWire laptop. FireWire laptops are available from us loaded with Cubase. Useful for video productions, musical performances, or meetings. Generally used with DAWs (digital audio work stations such as Cubase, Pro Tools or Garage Band). Can be used as a mixer in stand-alone mode, great mic pre-amps. We also rent professional recording microphones.