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Summer's coming and so are outdoor events...Is yours sorted?

Summer's coming and so are outdoor events...Is yours sorted?

   01-Nov-2018   Edwards

Summer is coming...maybe the sun wasn't exactly out and proud for the Pink Star Walk for the Breast Cancer Foundation but nothing could put a dampener on this event. Especially with our five D.A.S. Audio Aero 12's and two UX218A's. We also provided the sound system and set up this&

No boxes spared for Armageddon 2018!

No boxes spared for Armageddon 2018!

   29-Oct-2018   Edwards

There were no boxes spared with the set up for Armageddon 2018. Huge D.A.S. Audio line arrays ensured that the house shook, plus projectors and video feed. Plus our install team were busy at a new gastrobar in Te Atatu, welcoming architects to work with the AV installer during the design stage

Host the Halloween or Guy Fawkes Party to remember!

Host the Halloween or Guy Fawkes Party to remember!

   18-Oct-2018   Edwards

Hold the Halloween or Guy Fawkes Party that no one ever forgets with our Halloween and Guy Fawkes Hire specials. Make an impression with LED uplights, a pumping PA system, smoke machine, sparktator and our sound and lighting pack. Want more? Contact our Hire Team for inspiration or read up on

Need a 12 by 3 metre screen? One awards dinner did...

Need a 12 by 3 metre screen? One awards dinner did...

   09-Oct-2018   Edwards

Our LED display ensured everyone in the room could see what was happening with a whopping 12 by 3 metre screen backdrop to the Orient Electric Awards Dinner, backed up with 8 D.A.S Artec 510s and 2 LX218s as subs. And a slightly smaller screen still made an impression for Air New Zealand at th

This week: Facilities Integrate and Shooting a Promo Video

This week: Facilities Integrate and Shooting a Promo Video

   04-Oct-2018   Edwards

Edwards impressed at the Facilities Integrate Trade Show with the 2.5mm pixel pitch LED display creating a lot of interest. Our D.A.S. range was in action, both the Aero 20A Line Array and the Sound Force, plus double 21" subs and 158 mid-highs. IP Audio address systems were added to quit

Anniversary bash at Mercedes Benz and easy to operate AV install at Remuera Primary

Anniversary bash at Mercedes Benz and easy to operate AV install at Remuera Primary

   04-Oct-2018   Edwards

Our LED floor makes an impact at an anniversary event for Mercedes Benz. We also provided lighting and technical support to ensure it all ran like clockwork. And we installed a new projector screen, AV cabinet, mics, media player and amp for Remuera Primary School - tidy and easy to use.  

DAS Audio Artec 508s make for a top quality but discrete installation

DAS Audio Artec 508s make for a top quality but discrete installation

   02-Oct-2018   Edwards

We've maximised bang for bucks for charity Christians Against Poverty. We used Artec 508 speakers to deliver excellent quality, discretely installed in the ceiling preserving floor space for meetings and presentations. Easy to unplug and take to offsite fundraising events too. Sam Garaw

St Heliers Church and Community  Centre: A Case Study

St Heliers Church and Community Centre: A Case Study

   30-Sep-2018   Edwards

The Manager of St Heliers Church and Community Centre talks on video about how and why he values the centre's four year relationship with Edwards Sound, through a significant refurbishment. With 120,000 people coming through the centre each year, the Manager needs to ensure that he has the

Inspirational Award Ceremony - and "straightforward" Bell System Training

Inspirational Award Ceremony - and "straightforward" Bell System Training

   19-Sep-2018   Edwards

A showstopper of an award ceremony this week for the New Zealand College of Chiropractic at the Grand Millennium Auckland. Huge LED screen, quality audio, beautiful lightshow and the sparktators got an outing! Plus "It's really straightforward," - that's the conclusion of the o

Anti-theft outdoor speaker installation and more events...

Anti-theft outdoor speaker installation and more events...

   10-Sep-2018   Edwards

A school finds an innovative solution to the repeated theft of their outdoor horn speakers: a free standing 7 metre pole.  And our Hire team are still hard at it with a live trans-Tasman corporate function satellite linking three locations, plus an event for 450 people at the Ellerslie Cent

Lighting up Spark Arena and the Auckland Rugby League Awards Dinner

Lighting up Spark Arena and the Auckland Rugby League Awards Dinner

   03-Sep-2018   Edwards

Lighting is a big part of life here at Edwards. This week our installers were lighting up an exclusive bar area at the Spark Arena with moving heads and wall washers, and the hire team were creating the atmosphere for the Auckland Rugby League Awards dinner at Alexandra Park. Not just the lighti

Streaming an AGM - and more dancing on our LED dance floor

Streaming an AGM - and more dancing on our LED dance floor

   28-Aug-2018   Edwards

The hire team were catering for every end of the spectrum this week. From ensuring that a corporate could stream their AGM to all, to setting up (and testing!) our illuminated LED dance floor for a wedding at the Novotel at Auckland Airport. Streaming an AGM is simple using Livestream. Our t

DAS Audio helps bring Kentucky to the streets of Auckland

DAS Audio helps bring Kentucky to the streets of Auckland

   21-Aug-2018   Edwards

Another day, another trade show...this week Edwards Hire were supporting the 'Baby Show 2018' at ASB Showgrounds, firing confetti (and some golden tickets!) into a conference audience and working on the Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey Heritage session. The DAS Artec's did their thing, he

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 7th Aug '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 7th Aug '18

   09-Aug-2018   admin

A multi-zone audio solution for an Auckland Childcare Centre gets underway. Six zones for maximum flexibility and yet simple operation. And the Hire Team get glitzy setting up for cocktail function.   Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTube, In

Want to add colour to your life?

Want to add colour to your life?

   06-Aug-2018   Edwards

As featured at InfoComm 2018, DAS Audios Quantum Series speakers come in all the RAL colours to team up with your decor. A line of indoor or outdoor loudspeakers that come in single 3", double 3" or quad 3" and are paired with a 10" powered subwoofer. Discrete and flexible, o

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 30th July '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 30th July '18

   30-Jul-2018   Edwards

Our new LED Panels arrived, so we tested them out and set them up at the Auckland Food Show. At 2.6m by 4.5m and at P2.5mm, all 400 of the guests in the Cooking Theatre didn't miss a thing. It was very impressive! Learn more about hiring or purchasing our LED screen for your ne

Meet the Sparktator!

Meet the Sparktator!

   28-Jul-2018   admin

The Sparktator adds drama to any event. Wonderful for award ceremonies, dance parties, sporting and community events. Cold sparks means it can safely add sparkle to any indoor venue. See it in action... More information on the Sparktator's key features: to buy or hire

Why use a dry ice low fog machine?

Why use a dry ice low fog machine?

   26-Jul-2018   admin

Want dry ice but don't want the inconvenience or risk associated with using CO2? Check out our latest tutorial on the Antari 101 Dry Ice Low Fog Machine. Watch how we fill the ice compartment with normal ice or dry ice and create a low lying fog that spills forth and hugs the ground just

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 16th July 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 16th July 2018

   16-Jul-2018   Edwards

We test out the new LED dance floor...by driving a car on it. Able to withstand 500kg/m2, what else would you do with it? And setting up for an event at Unitec. Learn more about our LED dance floor. Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTube, Insta

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 5th July '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 5th July '18

   05-Jul-2018   Edwards

Our CO2 jets and LED dance floor work their magic on our own trade stand at HIANZ. What could they do for yours? And we deliver post-sales support for Marlborough School's bell system. Edwards are known for their support and training. Here we are showing the administrative team at Marlbo

Everything you need to know about our LED lightup dance floor

Everything you need to know about our LED lightup dance floor

   28-Jun-2018   Edwards

The Edwards Team have pulled together everything that you need to know about our amazing digital LED lightup dance floor. Watch and you'll be wishing you had an event to plan! Perfect for weddings, parties, trade shows, corporate functions, anywhere you want to get people dancing or catch ev

MOTAT Night Lights

MOTAT Night Lights

   26-Jun-2018   Edwards

This is the second year that Edwards have been involved with Night Lights at MOTAT when the Museum is set "alight" with light installations, projection mapping and live performances. Objects from the heritage collection are illuminated, bringing the ingenuity and creativity of yesterye

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 27th June '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 27th June '18

   25-Jun-2018   Edwards

Been a busy week for Edwards Hire: setting up the event lighting at Crowne Plaza Auckland, one of our new LED screens at Fine Food New Zealand 2018 at the ASB Showgrounds and planning a Fashion Show.   Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTu

New mic with built in speaker is a hit with school leaders

New mic with built in speaker is a hit with school leaders

   21-Jun-2018   admin

  We took the new Micker Pro to the Auckland Principal's breakfast today and they loved it! The Micker Pro is a portable microphone that means teachers won't have to raise their voices or shout to be heard by the students at the back. With the 'Micker Pro' you just

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 20th June '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 20th June '18

   20-Jun-2018   admin

Edwards were on hand for Night Lights at MOTAT, helping pull together three magical nights of light activations, installations and interactive exhibitions. And we've also been busy at sharing the quality and convenience that the new Micker Pro offers schools - a microphone with a built in sp

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 13th Jun 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 13th Jun 2018

   13-Jun-2018   admin

Edwards have recently spent time at an International Pro-Audio and Lighting Trade Show sourcing the latest products for our resellers and clients here in NZ. Watch this video to see what's happening in the industry. Also enjoy some of the product testing when we got back. Get r

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 4th June '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 4th June '18

   04-Jun-2018   admin

This week our AV Hire team was busy setting up for a sports event, providing screens, projectors and audio. We also tested out a new snow machine and talked to the team installing a sound system.   Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTube, Insta

The Food Show Wellington

The Food Show Wellington

   16-May-2018   admin

Having supported the Auckland 'Food Show', Edwards Hire has now come on board for the Wellington show too, to provide continuity of technical support for the chefs. The chefs all know their cameraman and what to expect, and the cameraman knows what's coming for the live feed to the b

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 14th May 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 14th May 2018

   16-May-2018   Edwards

We had the director of Aeromic over from Sydney to show us all the exciting new products! And we went up to the 20th floor of a building in the CBD to set up for a panel discussion and we flew to Wellington to run the AV for The Food Show, adding technical continuity for the chefs on the ro

When you DO want your event to turn into a Circus...

When you DO want your event to turn into a Circus...

   09-May-2018   admin

The EMA's 22nd annual Health and Safety Conference elected to use the theme of a circus to highlight the issues around risk management. Titled "Health & Safety Performance: it's more than just the act," Leah Panapa stepped up as MC and ringmaster, joined by a bearded lady a

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 7th May 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 7th May 2018

   09-May-2018   admin

A DAS Audio installation, a hire team meeting, a gift from Shipwrecked Festival that we supported earlier this year and how to add a module to a PA System.   Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or our&nbs

Alfriston College's 'bell system' gets an upgrade

Alfriston College's 'bell system' gets an upgrade

   04-May-2018   Edwards

Edwards and New Era IT, who support Alfriston College's IT Network, worked together to seamlessly deliver a new 'bell system' AKA a 2N Audio-over-IP Public Address system. The school had complete peace of mind as the two companies worked together, one with insider knowledge of the sc

Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards

Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards

   04-May-2018   Edwards

The prestigious 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards were held recently at Fale O Samoa and Edwards had the honour of being involved, providing the projectors, screens, sound, microphones and a technician for the event. In the words of the Event Support Coordinator Moana Leilua, &ldq

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 30th April 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 30th April 2018

   30-Apr-2018   Edwards

See inside an onsite planning meeting for a new build and be envious of the DAS Aero 12's rigged up for a Friendly Potential third birthday party. And for all those waiting to see the end result of the demo room upgrade...check out the gear we've got to play with...   G

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 24th April 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 24th April 2018

   24-Apr-2018   Edwards

Weekly Wrap 8 is up! We look at three different IP Paging systems - one at Newmarket Primary School, one at Te Atatu Intermediate and one at Marlborough Primary School. Then we are rigging some DAS Audio Convert 15A’s with a pair of subwoofers at Q!   Get right inside Edw

Apex Pro Portable PA System Features

Apex Pro Portable PA System Features

   19-Apr-2018   Edwards

The Apex Pro Portable PA System range includes our largest speaker, fantastic for sports fields and events. Learn about the features on offer on the Apex Pro with Will. Including built-in bluetooth module, long battery life and Integrated retractable handle and BIG wheels for easy portability.

Challenger Portable PA System Features

Challenger Portable PA System Features

   18-Apr-2018   Edwards

All the features of the Challenger Portable PA System explained by Will in layman's terms.    Contact us for more information on purchasing or hiring a PA System

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2018

   17-Apr-2018   Edwards

It's all happening...a sales meeting, getting ready to ship ex-hire stock to Samoa, an audio upgrade at City Fitness Albany and a replacement outdoor horns for a school PA system with the added twist that the school needs to take them down at night to avoid theft. Lastly the hire team and te

Portable PA Tutorial - Connecting phones, mics and more

Portable PA Tutorial - Connecting phones, mics and more

   11-Apr-2018   Edwards

A short video on how to connect your wireless receiver and your phone to your PA system. Plus using USB or SD cards. All your questions answered by our Will.   Contact us for more information on purchasing or hiring a PA System

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 10th April 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 10th April 2018

   10-Apr-2018   Edwards

Our Weekly Wrap - a week in the life of Edwards Planning for AV Installations - meeting with the contractors to fine tune the details early in the project Setting up an event at the Maritime Museum Latest on the boardroom! Get right inside Edwards and follow o

IDEAL Electrical Trade Show 2018

IDEAL Electrical Trade Show 2018

   28-Mar-2018   Edwards

Our 'Edwards On Tour' South Island trip took us to Dunedin for the IDEAL Electrical Trade Show. Fun and educational, we enjoyed catching up with our resellers and clients in the bottom of the South. Watch the video: For more information on products featured or on becoming a

SPANZ Conference 2018

SPANZ Conference 2018

   28-Mar-2018   Edwards

As sponsors of the Secondary Principals Association NZ, Edwards recently exhibited at the SPANZ Conference 2018 in Queenstown.  Our stand attracted a high level of interest. Our audio-over-IP paging system created a lot of conversation, as word of mouth spread of our recent successful c

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 25th March 2018

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 25th March 2018

   27-Mar-2018   admin

Our Weekly Wrap - a week in the life of Edwards SPANZ Secondary Principals Association Conference in Queenstown IDEAL Electrical Trade Exhibition in Dunedin Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or o

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 19th Mar '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 19th Mar '18

   19-Mar-2018   Edwards

Our Weekly Wrap - a week in the life of Edwards Sharing the latest on AV to school leaders at the Auckland Primary Principals Association breakfast Installing the DAS Audio experience into some lucky schools - they won't know what's hit them! And some staff training..

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 12th Mar '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 12th Mar '18

   12-Mar-2018   Edwards

Our Weekly Wrap - a week in the life of Edwards Stepping inside the legendary Auckland performance venue Cassette Nine A close up look into the minds of our hire team And the first of probably many installments on the re-purposing of the boardroom...   Get

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 4th Mar '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 4th Mar '18

   04-Mar-2018   Edwards

Our Weekly Wrap - a week in the life of Edwards Our installers working out Customer training on our number one selling PA System the Challenger 1000-D And a glimpse into the Edwards mothership!   Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on 

Portable PA Tutorial for Schools

Portable PA Tutorial for Schools

   01-Mar-2018   admin

Orere Primary School, Auckland asked for a quick tutorial on how to use their PA System and we delivered. Covering everything a teacher or a student in charge of running an event needs to know. From connecting your wireless mic to using an iPhone, all your questions answered in one easy to under

The Good Home Bar - a success story

The Good Home Bar - a success story

   01-Mar-2018   admin

Another Happy Customer Edwards revisit a bar sound system installation to see how the audio and video has impacted business success. Get right inside Edwards and follow our weekly Vlogs on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or our News page

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 28th Feb '18

Edwards Weekly Wrap - 28th Feb '18

   28-Feb-2018   Edwards

The original Vlog - a week in the life of Edwards The install team working hard at Snow Planet's cafe, transforming REINZ's board room, getting detailed at a gym and catching up with a happy customer at The Good Home Bar The Hire team prepping for the Shipwrecked Festi

Auckland Pride Festival

Auckland Pride Festival

   19-Feb-2018   admin

DAS Audio Australasia together with our Edwards Hire and Production team had a chance to attend Auckland Pride Festival.  Thanks all who participated, so much fun! Contact us for more information on hiring equipment for your community event. Visit our Community

Shipwrecked Festival 2018

Shipwrecked Festival 2018

   05-Feb-2018   admin

Edwards Hire love a good festival production and love was definitely in the air, or at least in among the trees (!) at the Shipwrecked Festival 2018. Colossal performances, an awesome crowd, not to mention the DAS Audio speakers and the professionalism of our hire team meant no amount of rai

Brand Promotion & Edwards Hire

Brand Promotion & Edwards Hire

   15-Jan-2018   admin

Amber Young from Spark PR & Activate recently worked with Edwards Hire on two brand promotion events in Auckland, “I highly recommend working with Edwards. They are completely professional and offered me total peace of mind. Best of all you get your own account manager who translates w

Takapuna Summer Festival

Takapuna Summer Festival

   13-Jan-2018   Edwards

We had a blast hanging out at the Takapuna Summer Days Festival last weekend! We had an Aero20A system in place, which was swinging with local talent all weekend. Video Production by our video team, video music by the dudes Knights of the DUB Table. Contact our Hire Team f

Into The Underworld Exhibition 2017

Into The Underworld Exhibition 2017

   23-Dec-2017   admin

Edwards Hire have thoroughly enjoyed playing their part in bringing to life the caves that exist unbeknown to most under the city of Auckland. Created by lava flows from the city’s fifty volcanos, Chirag Jindal, digital artist has worked alongside speleologist Peter Crossley to create an e

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

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

Halloween Tricks with Lighting, Effects, Sound and Projectors

Halloween Tricks with Lighting, Effects, Sound and Projectors

   19-Oct-2017   Edwards

Edwards know Halloween parties inside and out. Here’s our favourite tricks, that work a treat (geddit?) Halloween Lighting/Effects Lighting and special effects are indispensable for getting ghoulish! Here's some easy ways to send shivers down people's spines:  Single

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

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

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

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

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