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How to Choose the Best Sound System for the Occasion

How to Choose the Best Sound System for the Occasion

The purpose of this article is to provide helpful information about choosing an Anchor Audio system to fit and cover all your specific needs.  We will be highlighting portable sound systems that provide full, clear sound for both speech and music. The systems below have been categorized based on whether you will be outdoors or indoors and what audience size you expect to have.  Choose from Medium Sized Indoor Spaces, Large Indoor Spaces, and Large Outdoor Spaces.  

Our recommendations are based on complete product packages, most of which include the speaker(s), one to two wireless microphones, and a stand.  They come with everything you may possibly need. However, the sound systems are also available to be ordered individually if you do not need the accessories.

Medium Sized Indoor Spaces

These are rooms or areas which hold crowds of 50 - 500 people. When we say medium sized indoor spaces, what we have in mind are:

  • Classrooms (  Small Lecture Halls / Small Auditoriums )
  • Small Indoor Ceremonies ( Police / Military / Government / Corporate )
  • Indoor Group Training ( Police / Military / Government / Corporate )
  • Small to Medium sized Houses of Worship ( Church / Temple / Mosque )

For this sized space, we recommend the Go Getter Basic Package, which includes a Go Getter speaker system with one built-in wireless receiver, your choice of a wireless microphone, and a speaker stand.  Additionally, if you would prefer the same package with a system that has two wireless receivers and two wireless microphones, we also offer the Go Getter Basic Dual Package.

Large Indoor Spaces

These would be big rooms or large areas that hold crowds of  500 up to 4,500 people.  When we say large indoor spaces, what we have in mind are:

  • School Events & Education - ( Full Sized Auditoriums / Gyms / Lecture Hall )
  • Indoor Sports ( Volleyball / Basketball / Indoor Cheerleading )
  • Large Indoor Ceremonies ( Police / Military / Government / Corporate / Wedding )
  • Large Houses of Worship ( Church / Temple )
For crowds up to 750 people, we recommend the Go Getter Deluxe Package, which includes the Go Getter speaker with one built-in wireless receiver, CD/MP3 combo player, Bluetooth, and your choice of one wireless microphone as well as an unpowered wired Go Getter companion speaker.  A companion speaker is connected to the main unit by a single cable which transmits both audio and power - easily doubling your crowd size. Additionally, if you would prefer the same package with a system that has two wireless receivers and two microphones, we also offer the Go Getter Deluxe Dual Package.
 
For crowds up to 1,500 people, we recommend the Liberty Basic Package, which includes a Liberty Platinum speaker system with one built-in wireless receiver, your choice of a wireless microphone, and a speaker stand. Also, with any Liberty package, you have the option of choosing a built-in MP3 Player or CD Player -- a feature that is not available for the Explorer sound system. Check out our Liberty Basic Dual Package for the same package with a system that has two wireless receivers and two microphones. 
 
For crowds up to 2,000, we recommend the Beacon Basic Package, which includes a Beacon line array speaker system with one built-in wireless receiver, Bluetooth, a CD/MP3 combo player, as well as your choice of wireless microphone.  This system is on wheels and stands 6 ft tall when unfolded, so there is no need for a stand.  We also offer the Beacon Basic Dual Package, which is the same package with a system that includes two wireless receivers and two microphones. 
 
For crowds up to 4,500, we recommend the Bigfoot Single Package, which includes a Bigfoot line array speaker system with one built-in wireless receiver, CD/MP3 combo player, Bluetooh, and you choice of one wireless microphone. With a built-in handle and durable wheels, you can take the Bigfoot anywhere and set up in seconds by simply unfolding the tower. If you need additional built-in wireless receivers, we offer up to four on the Bigfoot with the Bigfoot Quad Package
 
Large Outdoor Spaces

These are very big open areas or outside spaces that hold crowds of 2,000 people or more.  When we say large indoor spaces, what we have in mind are:

  • Outdoor Sports
  • Outdoor Ceremonies ( Police / Military / Government / Corporate / Wedding )
  • Other Large Outdoor Events 

We recommend two packages in this category both of which are capable of providing sound to outdoor crowds of 2,500 or more. The choice between the two depends on whether or not you want the all-in-one Beacon or Bigfoot package, or if you prefer two speakers that make up the Liberty Deluxe Package. 

For singular system that requires no speaker stands or cables whatsoever, we recommend Bigfoot Dual Package or Beacon Basic Package. The Bigfoot Dual Package includes a Bigfoot line array with two built-in wireless receivers, Bluetooth, and a CD/MP3 combo player, as well as your choice of two wireless microphones. If you need additional wireless microphone receivers, Anchor offers up to four in the Bigfoot. The Beacon Basic Package includes a Beacon line array speaker system with one built-in wireless receiver, built-in CD/MP3 combo player, as well as your choice of wireless microphone.  As mentioned in the previous category, we also offer the Beacon Basic Dual Package, which is the same package with a system that includes two wireless receivers and two microphones. 

For the option of covering multiple areas or directions with two high powered speakers, we recommend the Liberty Deluxe Packagewhich includes a Liberty Platinum speaker system with one built-in wireless receiver, an unpowered Liberty companion speaker, a connection cable, your choice of a wireless microphone, the choice of a built-in CD player or MP3 player, and two speaker stands.  We also offer a Liberty Deluxe Dual Package which is the same package with a system that has two wireless receivers and two microphones. 

If you prefer the ability to wirelessly connect additional units in order to offer more sound coverage for your event, Anchor Audio offers the Anchor AIR line of wireless companion speakrs. This option is available with the Bigfoot, Beacon, Liberty, Go Getter, and MegaVox. You can wirelessly connect your transmitting speaker (designated by an X) to an unlimited number of receiver speakers (designated by an R or AIR) within a 300'+ range. This allows for a more robust sound coverage at your event.

 

 

If you prefer to compare our products side by side, we offer an Anchor Audio product comparison guide, which is available here