Small Concert System

1.6kW 16-Channel PA System

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This high-qualtiy bi-amplified sound system is suitable for producing a full band in small to medium-sized venues (up to about 250 people).

A 16-channel mixer (with 100mm faders and 4-band channel EQ) - with offboard Graphic EQ, compression and effects - allows full control of a wide range of input signals, while a selection of microphones and DI boxes will accept most standard sound sources.

Optional monitoring facilities (with up to four pre-fade mixes) are also available, together with a separate 31-band graphic EQ channel for each separate mix.

Hire Cost

  • From £365.00 + VAT (£438.00 including VAT) per day, including delivery1.

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Venue Suitability

  • Small to medium-sized venues (up to about 250 people or 20 metres in depth);
  • Wedding and dinner‑dance function rooms;
  • Moderate-volume outdoor events (up to about 750 square metres).


  • 16 channel mixer with full mixing facilities;
  • Microphones and DI boxes for most common sound sources;
  • Experienced sound-engineer for set-up and sound-check;
  • Optional monitors available;
  • Fully professional service.


  • All styles of live music.

System Details


Allen & Heath WZ3 16:2

The MixWizard 16:2 - unlike some ‘16-channel’ rack-frame mixers - has 16 full mono input channels. It also has everything else a professional mixer should have: full EQ (four-way, with two swept mids), six independent auxiliaries per channel, phantom switches on each channel, 100mm faders, and comprehensive prefade and bus metering and headphone monitoring facilities. Its own onboard effects section includes a useful selection of reverbs and delays.

The mixer is supplied with a 30m 16 + 4 multicore, as well as an experienced sound-engineer to set it up.

Processing and Effects

dbx 1046 Compressor

The 1046 provides four channels of classic dbx compression.

dbx 166XL Compressor

The dbx 166XL is a two-channel gated compressor: ideal for drums!

dbx 231 31-band graphic equaliser

No professional PA system should be without a decent graphic EQ. The dbx 231 (2U)provides 2 × 31-bands of EQ at +/-6 or +/-12dBm with switchable low-cut and bypass functions.

The mixer's two banks of built-in effects are adequate for most productions, but please ask us if you would like to add external effects to this package.

Loudspeaker System

Martin Audio F10 loudspeakers

The Martin Audio Blackline 10″ + 1″ F10 loudspeakers are simply the best in their class, but don't just take our word for it: try them! 300W continuous/1,200W peak (AES).

These can be pole-mounted on the bass speakers, ensuring perfect time-alignment without taking up valuable floor-space.

Martin Audio S15 bass speakers

Each S15 handles 500W continuous/2,000W peak (AES). The way bass is supposed to sound!

dbx DriveRack PA controller

Digital loudspeaker managment ensures the system delivers optimum performance, combining a programmable crossover with comprehensive speaker-protection, EQ, and feedback-elimination facilities.

This will be pre-configured on delivery, but it is packed with functions (including a 31-band Real Time Analyser and auto-EQ section), so solutions are available for most of the front-end issues you are ever likely to encounter.

QSC PLX1804 amplifiers

Each PLX1804 delivers 2 x 550 Watts (FTC, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% THD) with the loudspeakers supplied.

Input Equipment

Shure SM58 microphones

The industry standard vocal microphone.

Shure PGDMK4 drum microphones

Enough for kick, snare, and two toms.

Shure SM57 instrument mics

The Shure SM57 is an equally well-regarded instrument microphone, great for guitar amps or drums.

Orchid Electronics DI boxes

Superb audio quality, and 100% reliable.

AKG C1000S condenser microphones

Described as the Swiss Army Knife for musicians, the AKG C1000s is a good general-purpose condenser microphone, particularly suitable for acoustic instruments, cymbals, or anything else that requires high-frequency detail.

We can supply other microphones, effects units and processors (please ask us about this if you would like other equipment).


In its standard form this system does not include monitors. However, various monitor subsystems can be added to the Small Concert System (see our prices page for different combinations and costs), comprising:

Martin Audio Blackline F10 loudspeakers

These loudspeakers and amplifiers are the same as the front-of-house system, ensuring complete consistency.

QSC PLX1804 amplifiers

  1. Delivery, set-up, take-down & collection are included without extra charge anywhere within a 15 mile radius of Stroud, which includes most of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Extra delivery charges may apply over greater distances (see our prices page for details).

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