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Wedding Party Hire Specials

Wedding Party Hire Specials

   11-Dec-2017   admin

Getting hitched in the next few weeks? Edwards has got you covered with great advice and great pricing!  Check out: Edwards Top Ten Tips for Wedding AV Four Veteran Wedding Celebrants share their insider knowledge And most importantly Edwards Wedding Party Hire Specials vali

Planning a Beach Party Or Picnic

Planning a Beach Party Or Picnic

   29-Nov-2017   admin

The weather is hotting up (finally!) so start planning your Summer picnic or beach party - and the tunes! For extended family, friends or to escape the office’s more traditional Christmas work do, an outside event makes a refreshing change. Why not add to the atmosphere with some Summer an

How many days left until your work Christmas Party?

How many days left until your work Christmas Party?

   17-Nov-2017   Edwards

AV can often be way down the list of priorities even though it will make your Xmas Party! Here’s Edwards’ last minute guide to getting your AV sorted with days to spare… 1) What’s your theme? Just ‘Christmas in general’ or are you having a Christmas Jumpe

Christmas Hire Specials

Christmas Hire Specials

   13-Nov-2017   Edwards

Planning a Christmas extravaganza? We've got the hire package for you. Xmas parties, Summer picnics, movie nights and more. 15% off Summer picnic sound (prices starting from $135) - includes battery powered speaker, wireless mic and cable for iPod/phone Christmas Party Pack ONL

Shoes Extravaganza

Shoes Extravaganza

   12-Nov-2017   Edwards

The weekend of 4th November found us at True Food & Yoga lighting up Shoes Extravaganza, the shoe equivalent of the World of Wearable Arts. This is our second year working on the catwalk fashion show. Extravaganza is an understatement! Shoes Extravaganza 2017  

DAS Audio LIVE and other DAS news

DAS Audio LIVE and other DAS news

   07-Nov-2017   admin

Your DAS Audio Round Up DAS Live 2017 Edwards and DAS Audio showcased the latest DAS Audio product range at D.A.S. LIVE 2017.  We provided an insight into what is available in the D.A.S range, how it sounds, how each range is set up and gave people the opportunity to talk to ind

Projection Mapping

Projection Mapping

   07-Nov-2017   Edwards

In these photos taken recently at a client’s opening ceremony for their annual conference, Edwards used a combination of an illuminated stage and projection mapping onto cubes and a lectern to create a thrilling spectacle. Projection Mapping or Video Mapping uses everyday video p

Sport and The Audio-Visual

Sport and The Audio-Visual

   19-Sep-2017   admin

The AIMs Games was without exaggeration a massive event, with 10,000 intermediate students participating. Edwards were proud sponsors of the HipHop Competition and our congratulations go to the winners Tauranga Intermediate, Bucklands Beach Intermediate, Saint Kentigerns College and Maeroa Inter

4 Reasons Why Your Event Needs an Edwards' Account Manager

4 Reasons Why Your Event Needs an Edwards' Account Manager

   04-Aug-2017   admin

An Edwards Account Manager will bring their creativity, technical know-how and production-savvy to transform your ideas into memorable experiences. With hundreds of events under their belt, from street parties to award ceremonies, from weddings to AGMs, our Account Managers use their collect

America's Cup & Lions Tour

America's Cup & Lions Tour

   19-Jun-2017   admin

Edwards Hire are busy bringing sport to a host of events as the Americas Cup and the British and Irish Lions tour hot up. We’re down at the Maritime Museum for 4.45am for doors opening for their America’s Cup race screenings, providing the big screens and audio, with a repeat at

New opening hours for Hire Clients

New opening hours for Hire Clients

   18-May-2017   Edwards

As of 3rd June the Edwards Hire Store will no longer be open on Saturdays. All equipment hires can be collected on Friday between 8.30am – 5pm and returned on Monday between 8.30am - 5pm and the client will only pay for a one day hire! We will continue to provide excellent support on

New 2N outdoor horn speaker is a hit

New 2N outdoor horn speaker is a hit

   05-May-2017   Edwards

The new outdoor SIP Horn speakers from 2N are proving a hit for broadcasting paging announcements or PA to wide areas. What is it? The 2N SIP Horn Speaker is a weather resistant outdoor speaker with exceptionally loud (124dB) and clear sound. Where is it? We are seeing them in fa

Livestream your AGM

Livestream your AGM

   04-Apr-2017   admin

Starting to plan your AGM and want to take advantage of all technology has to offer? More and more companies are using webcasting. Put your toe in the water this AGM season with Edwards behind the scenes to make sure that everything works smoothly. Smartpay Ltd, always ahead of the pack, liv

Coping with AGM Season

Coping with AGM Season

   22-Feb-2017   Edwards

Planning your AGM? AGM season is on its way. Here is our checklist of all things AV to ensure the meeting runs like clockwork. 1) Things to check with the venue: Check bandwidth capability for high speed Internet Check number of access points for wi-fi Are there powe

Latest Paging System Installation

Latest Paging System Installation

   22-Feb-2017   Edwards

No rest for the Edwards installation team - the summer holidays saw the busiest time for school installations and this year lots of school are shifting to audio-over-IP paging systems. Tamatea Primary School in the Hawke's Bay have been enjoying their easy to use, simple to install public ad

Manurewa Christmas Parade and Festival

Manurewa Christmas Parade and Festival

   23-Jan-2017   Edwards

Annually we are called upon to provide sound and lighting solutions for the Manurewa Santa Parade but this year they changed it up and instead hosted a two day Christmas festival! See below for comments from our client. "SDW Events has worked with Edwards for many events over the ye

Themed Party for Ray White

Themed Party for Ray White

   19-Jan-2017   Edwards

We were approached to put together lighting & sound for a very unique party! Read on for pictures and feedback from our client:.. Megan Jaffe Real Estate Ltd, Ray White Remuera, celebrated the end of the year with a Phantom of the Opera themed dinner. A unique location and experience

Outdoor Party Lighting Ideas

Outdoor Party Lighting Ideas

   15-Dec-2016   Edwards

Outdoor lighting can totally transform a space and you have a heap of options. Light up the front entrance, light trees, light outdoor features and landmarks, even light the building next to your outside party if it is a heritage building or has architectural features. LED uplights

Party Lighting for your Home

Party Lighting for your Home

   14-Dec-2016   Edwards

Edwards may be one of Auckland’s leading suppliers of pro DIY party lighting but we know a thing or two about setting the scene at home too. Here are our team’s top tips: No overhead lighting – see previous post about aging your guests! Replace any 100 watt bulbs.

Lighting a Venue

Lighting a Venue

   06-Dec-2016   admin

Continuing our series of posts on party lighting, this week we look at lighting an indoor venue. Firstly, check if there is a venue policy on lighting / smoke machines and the number of power outlets available. Stringing up hundreds of fairy lights is a no go without sufficient power out

Why Party Lighting is so Important?

Why Party Lighting is so Important?

   01-Dec-2016   admin

In the run up to party season, we are posting on all things lighting. We find that it is often overlooked by people who are not in the AV or entertainment business. No one forgets the food or the playlist but they often get the party started and then realise that no one is ever going to dance un

School uses Paging System for tighter lockdown procedures

School uses Paging System for tighter lockdown procedures

   30-Nov-2016   Edwards

Following stray dogs roaming the school grounds, Three Kings Primary reviewed their lockdown procedures and identified that they needed a means of easily communicating with the whole school to better initiate a lockdown. The 2N Paging System was the answer. They contacted Edwards education s

Organising a Party?

Organising a Party?

   16-Nov-2016   Edwards

Choosing the sound, video and lighting for a party is straightforward if you focus on these five things: Firstly know what you want to achieve: a social event where people can talk to each other, a dance party where the main focus is the dance floor, an opportunity for people to take the mic

The Good Home Bar is ready for Christmas

The Good Home Bar is ready for Christmas

   18-Oct-2016   Edwards

The Good Home Bar recently opened on Normanby Road, on the site of the old Speight’s Ale House, after a major overhaul. Edwards were called on to do the audio-visual and control system: “Me and my brother oversaw the renos and when we asked around, Edwards’ name kept coming

Chiayo's new digital wireless microphone system

Chiayo's new digital wireless microphone system

   12-Oct-2016   Edwards

Edwards eagerly await the imminent arrival of Chiayo’s new digital wireless microphone - the DWR-2420 receiver and the DH-2400 handheld wireless transmitter/mic. Capable of operating over an outdoor distance of 100m, both incorporate an LCD display, providing management and configuration w

Six reasons to install a control system

Six reasons to install a control system

   10-Oct-2016   Edwards

We have been posting details of a lot of installations recently that included control systems. Here's six reasons why they are so popular. The automation systems range from a simple app on an iPad to a full-blown building automation system controlling heating, digital signage, AV and more.

Sweet and Simple - control system for church centre

Sweet and Simple - control system for church centre

   28-Sep-2016   admin

A year after installing the audio and data projector system, Edwards returned to St Heliers to work on the second stage of the project, the installation of the award-winning Kramer's K-Touch. This is the most innovative, cost-effective and easiest-to-use room control solution on the market.

Cure for Death by PowerPoint at the EMA

Cure for Death by PowerPoint at the EMA

   23-Sep-2016   admin

“Seeing the look on the customer’s face, when they realise that they can play a video on their iPad in one room, have it appear on all eight screens around the training centre simultaneously, while streaming it to the internet - all controlled from an 8’ wireless panel is our r

Ellerslie Event Centre's Transformation is Complete

Ellerslie Event Centre's Transformation is Complete

   08-Sep-2016   Edwards

Video projectors, large electric screens and digital HDMI widescreen video throughout complete the overhaul of Ellerslie's Event Centre. Ellerslie’s upgrade began way back in 2014 with a thorough evaluation of what could be re-used and what needed to be replaced. The audio system w

Rainbow’s End “Ignite the Nights” just got brighter

Rainbow’s End “Ignite the Nights” just got brighter

   30-Aug-2016   Edwards

Edwards finished the installation of a new sound and lighting system for Rainbow’s End theme park in Manakau, Auckland in time for the July school holidays. And if you missed it then, they are all set to go again these school holidays with fire dancers, a glow dance party and DJ, light sho

Someone talking about us meerkats?! New PA System for Auckland Zoo

Someone talking about us meerkats?! New PA System for Auckland Zoo

   26-Aug-2016   Edwards

Edwards Sound  designed and installed a multi-zone PA system integral to Auckland Zoo’s mission “to get people engaged with and caring about wildlife, at a time when animals are under extreme stress in the wild”, explains Jonathan Wilcken, Zoo Director. Zoo staff can n

Two-Way Audio-over-IP Paging System for Yendarra Primary School

Two-Way Audio-over-IP Paging System for Yendarra Primary School

   18-Aug-2016   Edwards

Yendarra Primary School in Otara, Auckland is the first school in New Zealand to opt for our two-way 2N audio-over-IP paging system. Although motivated by a desire for a better quality and more up-to-date paging system, Yendarra Primary also appreciated the Health & Safety gains of two-

Ten reasons why classroom soundfield systems should be on every school's wishlist

Ten reasons why classroom soundfield systems should be on every school's wishlist

   15-Aug-2016   Edwards

Classroom soundfield systems or voice reinforcement systems are a pre-requisite for any learning space. This blog post lists the ten reasons why every classroom, teacher and student group needs one. Not to mention the benefits for school management. For the Teachers 1)   &

Office Ladies overjoyed with New School Paging System

Office Ladies overjoyed with New School Paging System

   03-Aug-2016   Edwards

During the school holidays, we were working hard installing 2N IP paging systems.   One Auckland school, Sunnyhills Primary School is now up and running and enjoying the Star Wars theme tune in place of a traditional school bell!   Sunnyhills Primary were desperately in

TV Studio goes live at Remuera Primary

TV Studio goes live at Remuera Primary

   02-Aug-2016   Edwards

“Super empowering and engaging for all” – Remuera Primary launches school TV.   Remuera Primary School is now broadcasting TV programmes direct to every classroom, and piloting home broadcasting. The school created a newsroom out of two classrooms and, with the hel

Broods Cafe Gig in Auckland

Broods Cafe Gig in Auckland

   18-Jul-2016   Edwards

We got to meet Broods – and provide the AV and technical support for their café gig at Yard Bar and Eatery in Auckland. It was a wonderful low key gig.We are proud to be supporting such amazing New Zealand talent and can highly recommend their second album Conscious.  

Hire for Hunger - June 2016

Hire for Hunger - June 2016

   01-Jun-2016   Edwards

More than 800 million people in the world today are hungry and millions more live below the poverty line and can’t buy food.  Every day 20,000 people die from hunger.    20,000 people.     That’s a huge number, almost 2 Vector Arenas full! &nb

Edwards "Go Global!"

Edwards "Go Global!"

   31-May-2016   Edwards

It isn’t only our sales department who are flat out advising customers about the shift to audio-over-IP. Our hire department are busy being "transformative," ably demonstrating how conference speakers of the future will be presenting their workshops. Last week E

FREE consultations for schools on audio-over-IP paging systems

FREE consultations for schools on audio-over-IP paging systems

   30-May-2016   Edwards

Edwards have had a busy few weeks with many schools taking up the recent offer of a free onsite consultation on upgrading a school paging system. Jamie, our 2N Audio-over-IP Product Manager, and his team have been visiting schools and doing an assessment of their existing equipment. Edwards aim

DAS Audio Nightclub Install - Sound Force

DAS Audio Nightclub Install - Sound Force

   13-May-2016   Edwards

Continuing our series of blog posts celebrating 40 years of innovation by DAS Audio   A nightclub installation – City Beats, Salzberg, Austria (April 2016) using DAS Audio Sound Force   The Gear:  two Sound Force-215 systems and one Sound Force-112 sy

DAS Audio Church Install - Event Series

DAS Audio Church Install - Event Series

   12-May-2016   Edwards

Continuing our series of blog posts celebrating 40 years of innovation by DAS Audio:   A 2000 seater church installation – La Familia de Dios Church in California using DAS Audio Event series Teachings and vibrant music performances broadcast across sanctuary and seated pe

DAS Audio Music Festival - Aero Series 2

DAS Audio Music Festival - Aero Series 2

   12-May-2016   Edwards

Continuing our series of blog posts celebrating 40 years of innovation by DAS Audio:   A 15,000 capacity festival - Empire Music Festival, Guatemala (April 2016) using DAS Audio Aero Series 2   4 stages of electronica and dance music   The gear – main

DAS Audio Venue Install - Vantec and Artec

DAS Audio Venue Install - Vantec and Artec

   10-May-2016   Edwards

As the exclusive distributor of DAS Audio product in New Zealand we thought we’d dedicate a series of blog posts to celebrate over 40 years of DAS Audio innovation.   Spanish company D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power a

Wholesale AV Hire - the benefits

Wholesale AV Hire - the benefits

   09-May-2016   Edwards

Many venues or event organisers partner with an AV company for a number of reasons. These are the key benefits:   1) Insider Knowledge: by consistently working with the same AV company, they build up a wealth of knowledge about your preferences and your venue(s). They will be able t

School gets cutting edge paging system and keeps costs down

School gets cutting edge paging system and keeps costs down

   28-Apr-2016   Edwards

Roscommon School is a decile 1 primary school in Manurewa, Auckland with just under six hundred students. The school came to Edwards Sound with a very common problem: their Soundcraft PA system was giving up and they only had a limited budget available to renew their existing infrastructure.

Bubbles and Bass - Auckland Cup Week

Bubbles and Bass - Auckland Cup Week

   22-Mar-2016   Edwards

The Auckland Racing Club / Ellerslie Event Centre is one of our longest standing clients. We are their exclusive AV provider, supporting the racing itself and the increasingly high profile off-track entertainment. We have worked closely with Auckland Racing Club this season as they aimed hig

Pinehill School Has Complete Peace of Mind

Pinehill School Has Complete Peace of Mind

   15-Mar-2016   Edwards

In light of the recent bomb threats to schools, NZ Police have advised that Principals ensure that they can swiftly communicate with staff and students throughout the school to initiate an evacuation. Student runners do not suffice. Pine Hill School is one of an increasing number of Auckland sch

How can schools fund paging systems to support Health & Safety Planning?

How can schools fund paging systems to support Health & Safety Planning?

   14-Mar-2016   Edwards

The Health and Safety Workers Act 2015 comes into effect on April 4th 2016. Many schools have reviewed their health and safety planning and found the ability to communicate across the school to be inadequate - but how can they fund system upgrades? Consult your regional property manager for

New Two-Way Tour Guide System

New Two-Way Tour Guide System

   09-Mar-2016   Edwards

Edwards recently attended ISE 2016, one of the largest global AV industry trade shows, where we caught up with our cutting edge audio supplier Chiayo Electronics. New Two-Way Tour Guide System On show was their new 2.4G Two-Way tour guide system. Rather than just present to tour groups,

Auckland Celebrants share tips on wedding sound and video

Auckland Celebrants share tips on wedding sound and video

   26-Jan-2016   Edwards

Four veteran Auckland celebrants share their insights on wedding audio and video. A must-read for any wedding planner, bride or groom.   Don’t go without a PA System Kathrine kicks off the discussion by stressing that the single biggest source of audience complaints about

Improving Student Engagement at Richmond Road Primary

Improving Student Engagement at Richmond Road Primary

   30-Nov-2015   Edwards

Richmond Road Primary School share how they worked with Edwards Sound to design and install a state-of-the-art paging system. Principal Jonathan Ramsay and his staff were motivated by a desire to increase student engagement with the many activities on offer during the school day. Rather than ins

Edwards’ Hire broadcast a moment not to be missed

Edwards’ Hire broadcast a moment not to be missed

   18-Nov-2015   Edwards

Edwards’ Hire broadcast a moment not to be missed - Alice’s emergence after 2 years underground    The Challenge The challenge for the Well-Connected Alliance was to construct the Waterview Connection, a $1.4 billion highway bypass completing a motorway ring rou

Edwards' Hire and the World Karate Champs 2015

Edwards' Hire and the World Karate Champs 2015

   16-Nov-2015   Edwards

Edwards are providing the sound system and AV requirements for the 3rd Goju Ryu World Karate Championships 2015 to be held at the ASB Stadium from 26th-29th November. This will be a huge boost to Karate here in New Zealand and the Oceania Region, with over 60 countries invited and 1000

Paging Systems to support school emergency procedures

Paging Systems to support school emergency procedures

   29-Oct-2015   Edwards

The Health & Safety Act 2015 takes effect on April 4th 2016.    Can you communicate with your staff, students, any workers onsite and your volunteers in the event of a hazard or emergency? A stranger loitering around the school buildings A stray dog in the pla

Voice Reinforcement and Health & Safety

Voice Reinforcement and Health & Safety

   22-Oct-2015   Edwards

New Health & Safety Act 4th April 2016 is the date that the new Health & Safety Act 2015 takes effect. This will have a significant impact on schools, early childhood centres and voluntary groups as the responsibility on the trustees and management increases. Is your school or volunt

Audio-over-IP Public Address System in the news!

Audio-over-IP Public Address System in the news!

   04-Sep-2015   Edwards

Edwards’ Audio-over-IP public address system is featured in the Term 3 issue of School News. Read the article (page 28!)   Why all the attention? Installing a bell and paging system through a school or commercial complex has just got significantly simpler if you have access to

What Portable PA System?

What Portable PA System?

   21-Aug-2015   Edwards

What PA System is best for what use? Here are Edwards' reviews and comparisons of our four top-selling PA systems: Challenger 1000D We call it the Swiss Army knife of portable systems. There are not many situations that it won’t cover with ease. The sound quality is top of its

AV for Churches and Community Groups

AV for Churches and Community Groups

   21-Jul-2015   Edwards

Edwards has just finished work on an exciting new community facility in St Heliers, Auckland. Our state of the art solution means that the sound and AV can be used in six separate spaces or as a single combined space, or any combination in between! Edwards enjoy working with churches and com

Sky Tower becomes Spy Tower

Sky Tower becomes Spy Tower

   20-Jul-2015   Edwards

A recent Edwards project made the news when we provided a laser maze for the “Spy Tower” (AKA Auckland’s Sky Tower). During the mid-winter break, children had to complete a mission to find a blue diamond. This included navigating their way through glowing, moving green lasers!

DAS Audio Product Launch

DAS Audio Product Launch

   20-Jul-2015   Edwards

Fun was had by all at our "little" product demonstration! We hired a field at Mt Smart Stadium to let our clients see, hear and feel our new DAS Audio sound system. This spectacular new array is available for hire...and we have had multiple bookings since this event. Even more proof in

Ten Tips for Wedding Sound and Screen

Ten Tips for Wedding Sound and Screen

   13-Jul-2015   Edwards

Edwards know weddings. Here’s our top ten tips for wedding sound and screen: 1. On the PA system: don’t scrimp on a few dollars for a cheaper sound system that means guests who may have travelled miles to be a part of your big day can’t hear the vows and speeches. They

How do Edwards manage your AV Hire for an event?

How do Edwards manage your AV Hire for an event?

   03-Jul-2015   Edwards

Ever wondered how to make an event run like clockwork, at least from an AV perspective. We at Edwards provide sound systems, PA systems, projectors, lighting, mics, staging and rigging, you name it for corporate events on a weekly basis at venues across Auckland and the Upper North Island. To en

10 Considerations to Help You Choose a PA System

10 Considerations to Help You Choose a PA System

   24-Jun-2015   Edwards

1) What size audience will you be catering for? This will determine how much power your PA System requires. As a general rule, you should aim for 1/2 a watt per person in the audience for spoken sound and double this for music. For large numbers of people you might need to add extension spea

Portable PA Systems - what does all the jargon mean?

Portable PA Systems - what does all the jargon mean?

   24-Jun-2015   Edwards

Here's some layman's explanations for all things PA System. If you've got another you'd like explained, let us know and we'll get right to it! Emergency broadcasting Every workplace has a civil defence emergency plan and being able to communicate with your staff, stud

How to extend a Portable PA System

How to extend a Portable PA System

   24-Jun-2015   Edwards

How to set up your extended PA System Above we provide examples of the different ways that you can extend two of our PA Systems. Challenger 1000 System and Stage Pro System You can use a matching Challenger Slave or a standard "passive" 8 or 4ohm speaker

What type of wireless mic do I need?

What type of wireless mic do I need?

   12-Jun-2015   Edwards

One of the most difficult decisions when choosing a wireless microphone is working out what type of wireless mic you need. Here at Edwards we have pulled together some of our top tips for the different uses of wireless handheld, headset and lapel mics. Handheld (also called a roving o

Are your wireless mics operating on a legal frequency?

Are your wireless mics operating on a legal frequency?

   05-Jun-2015   Edwards

As of 11th March 2015 using the 698-806 MHz frequency range is no longer permitted and compliance action will be taken against you if you use them. Why? The 700 MHz band has been allocated for next generation mobile broadband and fourth generation (4G) cellular. Radio microphones are not

What's the best headset microphone for Group Fitness Instructors?

What's the best headset microphone for Group Fitness Instructors?

   04-Jun-2015   Edwards

How do I choose a wireless headset microphone for a fitness instructor? The key is “Fit for Purpose”, excuse the pun. By fit for purpose we mean: 1)      Is totally sweat resistant, and we mean totally. The warranty should not exclude damage by sweat