Starsound Popular Rental Guide – Pro Audio Knowledge & Expertise
Starsound Popular Rental Guide
With the beginning of a new busy season on the horizon, we’ve put together the Starsound Popular Rental Guide for those in need of pro audio and lights knowledge & expertise. We’re now accepting rental equipment reservations for your convention booth, upcoming business meetings, house/venue shows & parties, and Spring-Summer Events here in Northern Nevada & California. Sometimes it’s not always clear choosing what size speakers you’ll need, or how to set everything up when you get to the gig! Well, you’re in luck because in-house we have 100+ years of expertise in the industry and are more than willing to help clear any confusion you might have about something. Call us, send us an e-mail, or come on down to our retail location in Reno, Nevada. If you’re not nearby, then we truly hope you enjoy this guide and maybe we’ll see you around in the future.
Behringer NU6000DSP 6000W Power Amplifier
First off – we’ve sold & rented hundreds of this amplifier model. Every person we’ve shown this amplifier to, come back completely blown away with the power output, versatility, and longevity it offers. Six-thousand watts of pure, powerhouse amplification to suit your every need. Events, smaller gigs, studio use, and even venues have been completely satisfied with this amplifier and we’re certain it’ll work for you, too. Rent yours today →
American DJ Fog Fury 2000
We at Starsound Audio truly believe this fogger is the perfect fog machine for small-mediums sized events, haunted houses for Halloween, and moments when you just want to set the mood. This fog machine (and all of our foggers) come pre-filled with fog juice so all you have to do is turn it on when you get to your gig. It comes with a handheld corded remote for controlling when the fog is dispersed. You can also set it to auto mode and let the ADJ Fog Fury 2000 handle the amount of fog for your event. Rent yours today →
Next up for the Starsound Popular Rental Guide – a keyboard with an unprecedented sound library. The Roland RD-700GX has been a standard for music workstations and constantly reminds us why it’s the standard. Its massive sound library pre-loaded, fully-weighted 88 note keys, and instant familiarity around the interface are just some of its noteworthy features. It sounds absolutely great on stage with a keyboard stand sent out for every rental. We highly recommend this keyboard for your live show or recording session. Rent yours today →
American DJ Inno Spot LED
While there’s no perfect light for every individual, this may be one of the more versatile lights on the market right now. With 8 colors + Spot, 7 rotating and replaceable gobos, and a 19-degree beam angle – this light has impressed Scott (President of Starsound Audio, for over 42-years) and that’s not an easy thing to do by anyone’s standards. It features also include pre-built light shows, sound-activation mode, can be linked in series for Master/Slave mode, and is compact & extremely mobile. For the rental price and all of its features, this light is the perfect choice for any venue or show, a true no-brainer. Rent yours today →
Audio-Technica System 10 PRO Series Wireless Microphones
If the picture to the right doesn’t scream performance quality wireless, just wait until we get into the features on these bad boys. After discovering this series of wireless microphones a few years back, a light bulb appeared above Starsound’s collective and we began to sell & rent these systems extensively for their unmatched features & reliability. Each receiver unit is compatible with 2 wireless transmitters (microphones) with the option to add a receiver chassis to the rack-mount (or stand alone) unit. Microphone options include; desk-mount, handheld, bodypack lavalier (and over-the-ear), and gooseneck microphones. Completely wireless up to 400 feet unobstructed, with the option to extend just the antennas via CAT5 cable at any desired length. Last but not least, you can have up to 10 wireless channels active simultaneously, all neatly tucked in a 3-space rack. Truly, incredible.
If you aren’t blown away yet, just wait til you hear how these units actually sound. There’s really no reason to rent any other unit from us, and we also sell these units. Unfortunately, we can’t show you how they sound in the Starsound Popular Rental Guide. But we can say they are perfect for speaking events, vocal performers, business meetings, & lots more. If you want to hear how they sound, head down to Starsound and we’ll be glad to give you a demonstration. Rent yours today →
Projectors & Screens
Projector and Screen Package
When it comes to projectors and screens for business events, convention booths and special events – we can’t tell you how vital & easy a screen is to have. Easy to set up with a laptop or computer, this package comes with a VGA and HDMI cable to support old and newer model laptops for connectivity. The projector strikes up its light at 2300 lumens for a bright, clear picture (even in daytime). The screen options vary per event, but we find our 8’x8′ screen is the go-to choice as it’s not too bulky, and extremely easy to set up! Rent yours today →
4K TV Screens
Vizio 43″ 4K TV Confidence Monitors
Our latest addition to our rental equipment, brand new 43″ 4K TV’s are now for rent! Now, if you don’t know what 4K is yet – that’s okay. You do probably know that they are better than normal screens, and that is exactly correct. 4K screens offer high-fidelity in image display. 4K (or also known as UHD – Ultra High Definition) screens offer at least 4 times more pixels and thus the name 4K. The ultimate result of this increased pixel breakdown is an image clarity that goes well beyond conventional 1080 pixel HD resolution and presents more vibrant, varied and realistic colors as well as much higher frame rates. What this means to you and renting it, is clearer displays when displaying crucial content such as confidence monitor (teleprompter) or even displaying a Blu-Ray presentation at your convention booth, etc. We’ve designed a way to mount these TV’s to a standard speaker stand and each 4K TV rental comes with their own stand & mount. All you have to do is attach the mount & TV to the speaker stand, hook up a DVD player or laptop, and start playing your content in up to 4K resolution! Rent yours today →
PA Speakers & Subs
Passive or Active Loudspeakers and Subwoofers
It’s rather difficult to focus on just one PA speaker we recommend because it really depends on the application. Most PA speakers nowadays are capable of supporting a band on a small-medium sized stage up to 500 people. But some PA speakers do less than that, and some do extraordinarily more than that. Luckily you’re reading the Starsound Popular Rental Guide so we will go over the many ways & situations to use PA speakers & subwoofers.
Passive PA speakers are non-powered. They require being hooked up to an amplifier to produce sound. As noted above, the amplifier we recommend for passive speakers is the Behringer NU6000DSP. The passive speakers we rent are used typically for outdoor & indoor events for audiences no larger than 1000 people. Passive speakers can be used as monitors, mains, and can even be hung or attached to a Truss light fixture in more advanced cases.
Active PA speakers are powered and already have an amplifier built-in. Just run a power cable to the PA speaker, plug in your inputs direct, or from a mixer, turn up the volume and you’re ready to rock. Some speakers have near 1000 watts of output, whereas some have up to 2000 watts of output. The more output, the larger the audience/application it can be used for. Often used for indoor events more so than outdoor and work perfectly for mains, monitors and can also be hung or attached to a Truss lighting fixture. The only downside to having active speakers is running a power supply to where ever the speaker is, and sometimes the PA speaker is required to be in a spot where no outlets are. In that case, you must run an extension cable to each PA speaker to make sure it gets the power it needs to make your event heard.
Subwoofers produce low-end (or bass) for small, medium, and large events. More is always better, wise words from a bass player that used to work here, as you can always turn down the subwoofer – but once it reaches maximum output, there’s no turning it up more. So, more is always better in the event that you end up needing more but don’t have enough. Subwoofers are often at the front of a stage, hidden, or visible and often times location of your subwoofer in a boxy room will make it seem louder than it really is because of how low-end frequencies work.
If you’re having trouble choosing which PA speaker or subwoofer is perfect for you, call John at (775) 331-1072 and he’ll help you choose the speaker right for you and your needs. Otherwise, please browse our speakers and subwoofers via our rental page. Choose filter option Speakers and Rent yours today →
Behringer X-Air XR18 18-Channel Digital Wireless Mixer
Since the Behringer X32 was conceived, Behringer has since come out with it’s smaller yet still extremely feature-heavy X-Air Series mixers. The X-Air Series introduce a fader-less mixer with a built-in wireless router for use with your Apple, Android, or Windows computers, tablets, and smartphones. With 18 channels (2 being a stereo auxiliary TS input), 6 aux outs + mains, 4-band EQs on every channel, compressors on every channel, gates on every channel, up to 4 active assignable FX plugins (with over 30 different effects to choose from), and several other features – this mixer is no joke. Rack-mountable, and state-of-the-art design. The Behringer X-Air Series mixers also have Midas mic pre’s on each XLR/TRS inputs for a great sounding frequency range. This wireless mixer
This wireless mixer can be rented as the 18-channel model XR18 rack-mounted in a case, with an external router mounted to the back for extended connectivity & reliability (up to 300 feet of wireless mixer control). Come down to see a demo & get hands-on training with the Apple app for iPads for your next big event, live band show, or speaking event. Rent yours today →
LED TV light | Wireless camera microphone | GoPro camera
For video, we have LED TV lights that go right up on easy set up stands. Perfect for interviews, low-profile stage lighting at speaking events, and professional video & image photography. Rent yours today →
Looking to go wireless during your next shoot? We’ve got you covered with the Sennheiser ew100 g3 wireless microphone with video camera mount. Just mount the receiver right onto your camera, use the cable to go into your camera’s microphone input, and sync the transmitter bodypack with lavalier microphone and you’re ready to record! Great quality & range. Rent yours today →
Take our GoPro Hero 3+ Adventure Pack on a bike ride, ski session, beach day, mud-trucking, playing live music – where ever you are for the day! Rent yours today →
Starsound Popular Rental Guide
Whatever the case may be – we know we have the right gear for your event, convention booth, live band show, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about the content on this page, or anywhere else on our website. Don’t forget, you can completely reserve your audio visual rental hassle-free on our Audio Visual Rental page. Thank for reading this guide, we hope to talk to you very soon about your next special event.
John Harris – AV Rental Manager (775) 331-1072
Cameron Paris – Pro Audio Sales (775) 331-1010