Sound System Rental – Hiring PA Systems Guide


Have you ever been in need to hire a Sound System, rent some speakers, organize a Party, arrange some mics for a Live Event, combine a lighting or visual system, record a podcast?? Here is your valuable Hiring PA Systems Guide – please read carefully prior to any sound system rental.

We get questions from customers all the time regarding Sound Systems – what equipment do I need?, how many loudspeakers do I require?, how much power do I need?, etc?

Moreover, trying to combine the Sound with an adequate, well-designed Lighting System or Video Installation will drive for sure into a mess! 

For some people, setting up a “Public Address” (or P.A.) system for the first time can be a little daunting so in this guide to hiring PA systems we’ll try give you a better understanding of the ins and outs of PA System rental.

First of all, it is good to divide sound systems into the following categories, as not all Sound Systems are suitable for all Events.




These are easy to use plug-and-play systems. The emphasis is on convenience and portability. A typical system will output about 100 Watts or more and will generally run on battery or mains. If we add a wireless handheld microphone and some music playback options, such as CD/Bluetooth etc, we do have a complete Sound System for small venues. Ideal for an audience size of up to 50 people or for any outdoor use.


A high quality 2 speaker PA system is the most popular solution of all. This will cover 90% of audio requirements. The right system will accommodate numerous microphones, background music, DJ Equipment, laptop audio, wireless mics and mixing consoles.

Available as both ‘passive’ and ‘active’ systems. Active means that the power amplifier is inbuilt in the speaker. Passive means that a separate amplifier is required. An appropriate mixing desk is provided to accommodate the amount of audio channels required.

Now, depending on the manufacturer (and value), such a system will provide high quality sound for every type of event from assemblies & meeting to launches, town halls and small gigs.

Ideal for an audience size of up to 150 people. These systems can be increased to 4, 6, 8, 10 speaker systems as audience size increases or to accommodate non standard room shapes etc.


PA Sound Systems for Live Music Events (Live Band or DJ) generally (in fact always) require some additional bass bins and a lot more power. The type of system required depends on the gig, venue, audience size, etc. There are a vast range of systems available to suit every possible scenario.

We always use state-of-the-art Sound Equipment from the most well-known Manufacturers worldwide, such as Meyer Sound, DAS Audio, L’ Acoustics, RCF, BOSE, JBl, etc. Our Line Array or Point Source Systems can cover any Event and assure the best possible performance, thus the success of your Event!


  • Wireless Mics – Available as a Handheld, Lapel & Head Set. Ideal for presenters who like to ramble!
  • Podium Mics – Do what they say on the tin
  • Conference Equipment – Specialized Mics and Equipment for Conferences, Congresses, Business & Medical Meetings
  • Music Playback – Can be from CD, MP3 player, Laptop
  • DJ Equipment – the most common source. We always use Pioneer DJ Equipment
  • Monitors – On stage speakers for Musicians / Performers / Speakers
  • Audio Distribution Amplifier / Splitter – Used for Press events it provides an audio feed of an event for media

We’ll take a much more in-depth look at the various components in later blogs.



PA Sound System Rental – Tips

#1 Tip: Never – but never – try to cover large venues or big audiences with insufficient sound system! The result will be extremely pure and all participants will complain about. Additionally it is certain that you will damage the equipment. You might believe that you save money in this way, but think about the success of your event!

#2 Tip: Always locate your speakers in front of open stage microphones and not the other way around. This will drastically reduce the risk of feedback.

#3 Tip: Remember: a room will sound very different when the audience arrives. When you sound check, make sure you have the ‘headroom’ to increase overall volume without getting immediately into the feedback zone!

PA System Rental – Questions?

Do you struggle understanding how all the parts fit together in a PA system? Have any questions? If so then give us a call at +30 6932 201 601 or email us directly at:

We are always happy to help. And, if you’re looking to hire a Sound or Lighting System or DJ Equipment, well, we can help with that too!

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Sound Visual Equipment Provider

Welcome to Audio & Art Galleries.

We provide high-quality sound visual equipment Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and worldwide, not only for rental but also for installation.

Moreover, we aim to provide superior services for the impeccable planning of weddings, private parties, corporate events, conferences, congresses and meetings.


Featuring our own technical equipment and as the biggest Sound Visual Equipment Provider, we are able to provide comprehensive audiovisual solutions in Athens and Mykonos. With two Branches we can cover any request in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and all islands and mainland.

All offered by us sound and visual equipment are very carefully selected. Not only according to the highest quality and service standards, but also accomplishing our multi-annual experience.

In front of any business or financial aspects, there is our passion – as Audiophiles – for the best possible music reproduction.

The know-how and experience of the Audio & Art Galleries’ personnel guarantee excellent work and a successful Event. Equally important is the complete and honest briefing to our customers. Always according to their needs, suggesting the best solutions, both qualitatively and financially.


Sound Visual Equipment Provider Athens – Mykonos

As the best Sound Visual Equipment Provider in Athens and Mykonos, we constantly work with you to provide the best audiovisual solutions for shops, hotels, bars and clubs. Moreover, high quality equipment for studio recording, broadcasting and live concerts.

Also we provide short- or long-term rentals of adequate sound, and video systems, as well lighting and DJ equipment.

Consequently, having an extensive knowledge of Corporate Events and specialized in actions that are perfect for the business market, we are able to cover any demands and requests, not only in Athens and Mykonos, but also in Santorini, Paros and all Greek Islands and Mainland. 

In addition, we provide the required highly experienced staff to assure the correct installation and optimal performance of all sound, video and lighting systems.

Have fun browsing. If you have any suggestions, questions or requests, please contact us. We are always available to inform you about our services and products, as well as to answer any of your questions.

Your Feedback is also very important to us. Please spend some time to tell us your opinion.

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Hotel Equipment or External Audio-Visual Provider?


Do I Have to Use the Hotel’s AV company?

The answer is no, don’t use Hotel’s AV company!

Many of our customers never knew they could bring their own audio visual equipment into their hotel meeting rooms. Until they started working with us. Hereafter, we explain you why using an outside audio visual provider is always better than using the hotel’s AV company.

Using your own external audio visual provider can save you up to 60% on AV costs.

More and more companies are hiring external equipment providers and event planners to save expenses at the end. Just as travel budgets have been tightened, audio visual budgets have been also reduced.

Hotel audio visual partners limit competition, which equates to poorer service, basic or elementary equipment and -finally- less value than an outside company can provide.

This is something will never happen with Audio & Art Galleries. We always provide cutting-edge equipment and dedicated personnel, only to your event.

If you have multiple events at hotel meeting rooms per year, it’s a guarantee you will save money by using an external audiovisual provider who can provide consistency on-site, one-point of contact and competitive pricing in every venue your events are at.

Why does the venue insist to use the hotel AV company?

Some venues will make commission when booking audio visual services through a provider they have cooperated with. If you bring in your preferred provider they can’t contract the work out and they don’t get incentive pay. However they make more money from food, beverage and hotel meeting room rentals than audio visual, so removing the clause that restricts working with your choice of provider is easy to do. It’s also a good idea to bring outside quotes into your negotiations to drive down in-house costs regardless of which provider you choose.

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Why Choose Us?


Why Choose Audio & Art Galleries?

Experts in Corporate Events and Event Management

Do you plan your next Corporate Event and need someone who will take care on Event’s Management? Then you are in good hands! We are experts in corporate events and project management.

You’ve got a vision for your event—we’re here to help make it a reality. When you choose Audio & Art Galleries, you’re choosing a partner who is dedicated to the success of your event. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and consultative approach—from the moment you contact us—through day-of-event execution.

Cost Savings Identification

Great audio visual production and a tight budget don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We’ll let you know which equipment and services are “must-haves” for your event, and what can be scaled back when you’re looking for ways to reduce the costs. Being Experts in Corporate Events, we work with you every step of the way to identify areas where you can trim your budget, and provide you with price alternatives for each element of your event.

Flawless Onsite Execution

We are chosen, because our clients expect perfection and know that there’s no room for error when it comes to putting on a high-impact meeting or event. Our singular focus is on creating great events, happy attendees, and making you look good. Our long-time experience made us experts not only in Corporate Events, but also in all kinds of Business Meetings and Congresses.

No Surprises

No surprise charges or fees. The price we quote you is the price you pay. If your requirements don’t change, your invoice won’t either.

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