A portable PA system for film projection
April 10, 2011 2:20 PM Subscribe
Help us choose a portable PA system to show films.
posted by ssg to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our small non-profit is buying a portable set-up to show films and present slide shows, etc. We need a portable PA system, but don't know what to look for.
1) A 500 seat school auditorium.
2) A small 100 seat community theatre space.
DVD players, laptops (via audio interface), sometimes a single mic (so we need two pairs of RCA inputs and a single XLR input).
Power - we need enough to provide sufficient volume in the 500 seat auditorium.
Portability - we need to lug this thing up stairs to the smaller venue and we'd like to be able to fit it in a car or minivan.
Cost - $2000 is our maximum budget, though we'd prefer to spend less than $1500.
One option would be a system with two speakers on stands for the smaller venue and the same two speakers, plus a subwoofer in the larger venue. This will be paired with a 20' wide screen in the larger venue, so we'd like to be able to have sufficient volume and low-frequencies to provide a theatre-like experience.