Selecting a Public Address (PA) system service that suits your needs might seem to be a hectic task. If you have not hired PA system service before, you may struggle to find the right service. When planning for an event that requires a PA system, it is paramount that you get your cards right. The market right now is pretty “saturated” and any miscalculated decision could bring an unwanted result. Usually, the kind of PA system you settle on (or will be otherwise advised) will depend on several factors. The main factor is your size of audience.
How many people do you hope to host in your event? A small number usually means less no. of speakers, for instance, or moderately powerful sound. The opposite is true. Knowing your audience in advance will help make things easier for not only you but also the provider you’ll be hiring. Let’s now look at the steps you need to follow to narrow down to the right P.A System for your event in Kenya.
Inquire from friends about PA system service providers
If you’re planning for a wedding, you can consider asking a friend or relative who has done a wedding in recent times whether they can recommend their sound provider. Word of mouth still works and can help you avoid the “bad”.
Thanks to the advancement in the world of Internet, you can easily get a list of service providers with a simple search. Websites such as OLX, PigiaMe and Biashara.co.ke have hundreds of ads which you can have a look at. Alternatively, do a quick Google search with terms such as “P.A System for Hire in Kenya” and you are sure to get results. Even a search on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be helpful.
Give them a call
Most ads & websites, if not all of them, posted by P.A system providers in Kenya will usually have contact information. The minimum is a Telephone number but you can also get their Address, Email or even Live Chat. Proceed to give them a call and ask pointed questions such as:
- What kind of set-up do you offer?
- What are your charges?
- Do you have references/testimonials?
This also presents an opportunity for the provider to ask questions so that they can help you decide on the best package.
Meet PA system service providers
If possible, you may want to meet with the provider beforehand to ask other questions or even have a look at their systems. You can request them to come to the site of your event or meet at a public place. This will help you get a better understanding of the set-up and ultimately help you make an informed decision. Do not be quick to settle on someone though.
NB: In case you’re unable to have an initial meeting, consider requesting for photos/video recording. You can also visit the website or Social Media Page of the provider you are considering for your event to get a feel of what they offer.
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Price is not everything
It can be tempting to settle on the provider who has the lowest rates, but it could prove a bad choice. Quality should be your priority. Remember the old adage “You always get what you pay for”. The trick here is to factor in other things and then narrow down to a provider who fits in your budget.
Neevy Entertainment prides itself for consistency and professionalism. We can easily switch from a party to a wedding set-up and deliver the quality you expect. Moreover, we offer quality sound system service at very affordable rates which means that we are always providing our service to different clients. Whether you have a wedding, party, conference, meeting, funeral or other occasion, you are assured of getting the best in the industry. Give us a call or send a Text and we’ll give you a quick Response. You can also check out our Pages on Twitter & Facebook!