Post # 1
I’ve seen a lot of websites, posts, etc. about the pros and cons of doing an “ipod wedding,” but I’ve seen remarkably little information on how to actually set one up. We’re moderately technically competent but don’t have much experience with audio, especially audio for events. Can someone _please_ help us figure out what we need to rent and how to set up a sound system on our own (if we just plan on connecting it to a computer or ipod)? It’s going to be an outdoor even with about 100 people. We’d actually like a separate PA system for the ceremony and then a system for music and dancing.
So, for instance:
– how big do the speakers need to be?
– do we need a subwoofer?
– do we need an amplifier?
– what cables do we need?
– what kind of power source (can we run an extension power cable from the house out to the sound system)?
Any and all help appreciated!
Post # 3
@rivenmyst137: Also, if anyone has suggestions for audio equipment rental in the Boston area, that would also be much appreciated. 🙂
Post # 4
We are doing an ipod wedding too. We purchased a Block Rocker made by ion. It is an amplified speaker with a microphone that has a radio and connection for ipod or computer. It can be plugged in but also runs off of an internal battery. We bought it at Costco for $150. The same thing from the rental place was $99/day.
Post # 5
The pro you rent them from should be able to answer all of this for you. We really can’t answer it because it depends on the size of your venue, their electrical outlet positioning, etc. We had a walkthrough with our sound person at the venue. Our speakers, mic, ipod hookup etc ran a couple hundred dollars with setup, and they even moved the setup from our ceremony to the reception so we didn’t have to rent double the equipment.