PA HIRE IN & AROUND GLOUCESTERSHIRE

 

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Cables and Hardware

Microphone Cables, Microphone Stands, Instrument Leads and Multicore Systems, Flightcases and Cable Trunks

Our packaged PA Systems include all the cables and hardware needed for most common eventualities (if they are not shown on a PA system's main page, or you are not sure what will be provided, let us know what you need).

All the necessary interconnecting looms for effects and processors are generally included with any of our offboard equipment, whether it is hired as part of a package or separately.

Additional cables and equipment are available with any system or equipment, but may carry a nominal charge. In addition to what is usually provided with any system, the equipment detailed below may be available if it is not already included.

Signal Cable

We carry enough balanced XLR cables in convenient lengths to cater for most requirements. Coupled with our stock of unbalanced 1/4′ jack cables and a range of adaptors that can connect most common sources to any input, this means that whatever it is we are always able to plug it in.

Individual Cables

Quantity Cable Type
20 10m (ATM/Neutrik) balanced XLR(F) → XLR(M) microphone cable
16 6m (ATM/Neutrik) balanced XLR(F) → XLR(M) microphone cable
20 5m (ATM/Neutrik) balanced XLR(F) → XLR(M) microphone cable
6 3m instrument (ATM/Neutrik mono 1/4″ jack) cable
20 4m instrument (ATM/Neutrik mono 1/4″ jack) cable

Multicores and Looms

Quantity Cable Type
1 45m 16+4 Horizon multicore cable
1 45m 22+6 Horizon multicore cable
1 20m 8-way Kelsey multicore cable
1 40m 4-way Kelsey multicore cable
8 4-way TRS jack → XLR insert loom
2 8-way TRS jack → XLR insert loom
3 4-way 1/4″ jack → 1/4″ jack loom
1 4-way RCA Phono → 1/4″ mono jack CD/minidisc loom

Adaptors and Splitters

Quantity Cable Type
12 100mm Z-lead
6 2m 1/8″ stereo jack → 2 × RCA Phono
6 2m 1/8″ stereo jack → 2 × 1/4″ mono jack
2 1m 1/8″ stereo jack → 2 × XLR(M)
2 100mm 1/4″ mono jack → XLR(M)
2 100mm 1/4″ mono jack → XLR(F)
4 100mm XLR(F) → XLR(M), ground-lifted
4 100mm XLR(F) → XLR(M), −26dB

Loudspeaker Cable

By default we assume power amplifiers can be placed near the speakers at the side of the stage or performance area, and adequate speaker cables for this are supplied with all manned systems. If power amplifiers need to be placed elsewhere, please tell us before we set out. The following loudspeaker cables are available:

Individual Cables

Quantity Cable Type
4 20m NL4 → NL4, 4-core
4 10m NL4 → NL4, 4-core
4 5m NL4 → NL4, 4-core
4 2m NL4 → NL4, 4-core
6 10m NL4 → NL4, 2-core
8 5m NL4 → NL4, 2-core

Adaptors and Splitters

Quantity Cable Type
4 3m NL4 +1/-1 → NL4 +2/-2 adaptor
10 NL4 barrel link
4 100mm Pomona → NL4
2 100mm 1/4″ Jack → NL4
2 100mm XLR(F) → NL4
2 100mm XLR(M) → NL4

230V Mains Cable

We keep a stock of 230V cables to power any of our equipment from any standard single-phase UK outlet. Most of our PA systems will run from a single 13A supply, and even our largest systems are unlikely to draw more than 13A unless driven hard. However, please speak to us about system power requirements before placing an order if you are unsure what will be needed or will be available at the venue.

Individual Cables

Quantity Cable Type
4 32A 1Ø, 10m
2 32A 1Ø, 10m
2 16A 1Ø, 20m
2 13A extension reel, 20m
1 13A extension reel, 25m
2 13A extension reel, 30m
12 13A 6-way extension, 3m
6 13A 6-way extension, 10m

Adaptors and Splitters

Quantity Cable Type
Many 13A → IEC
2 13A → PowerCon, 3m
4 16A → 4 × 13A, 3m
2 32A → 4 × 13A, 5m
2 13A → 16A, 2m
2 13A → 16A, 2m
2 32A → 16A, 2m
2 13A → 32A, 2m
2 16A → 32A, 2m
2 63A → 32A, 2m
1 32A → 32A with RCD, 1m
1 32A → 2 × 32A with RCDs, 1m

Stands

We have stands for almost every eventuality, but please do ask us if your event calls for something that doesn't appear to be listed here.

Microphone Stands

Quantity Stand Type
8 K&M boom stand, fixed boom
8 K&M boom stand, telescopic boom
4 Studiospares straight stand, round base
4 K&M short stand, telescopic boom
2 K&M kick-drum stand, telescopic boom
2 K&M 3m telescopic fishpole
8 K&M 232 table-top stand
2 K&M 237 table-clamp

Loudspeaker and Lighting Stands

Quantity Cable Type
4 Proel SPSK300 (1,460 - 2,060mm)
4 K&M 21300 (1,385 - 2,180mm)
4 K&M 1-metre extension-rod
2 K&M 21366 pole (945 - 1,475mm)
2 1m fixed-length distance-rod
2 500mm fixed-length distance-rod
2 Dowty lighting stand (2m - 4m)

Flightcases and Trunks

Our hire equipment is always transported & delivered in containers suitable for the purpose. Depending on the application, our systems use flightcases manufactured by Buster Cases, Flightcase Warehouse, Swan Flight or MoNoCases. Microphones, DI Boxes and similar equipment are kept and transported in purpose-designed cases made by AKG, MoNoCases, Sennheiser and Shure. Where small numbers are involved, microphone and loudspeaker stands may be delivered in the ubiquitous canvas bag (either from Proel, or Penn Fabrication). Our stock of flightcases and trunks includes:

Quantity Case
2 2U 19″ flightcase (400mm sleeve)
4 4U 19″ flightcase (400mm sleeve)
1 4U 19″ flightcase (300mm sleeve)
1 6U 19″ flightcase (300mm sleeve)
1 8U 19″ flightcase (400mm sleeve)
1 12U 19″ flightcase (300mm sleeve, 100mm castors on lid)
1 12U 19″ flightcase (400mm sleeve, 100mm castors on base)
2 General-purpose trunks, 1,000mm × 500mm × 500mm, with 100mm castors

If you would like to hire cables or hardware that are not detailed here, please ask us