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Equipment hire

Vortex/HCD have an array of high specification PA and projector equipment available for hire at extremely competitive rates. We are proud to enrich Dalston by sharing our equipment and technical expertise and to offer our services to other local organizations and social enterprises who share our community values.

All hires come with a fully qualified and experienced sound engineer for the PA and an individual trained in the set up, operation and take down of the projector equipment.

The PA and projectors are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

We also hire out the Pop-Up Playground - great for your street party or community event.

Contact us for a quote: gs2@hcd.coop or call 020 7254 4829.

PA equipment

Front of house control system

1 x Yamaha LS9 32 Channel Digital Mixing Console
1 x LS9 Flightcase
1 x 48 Channel 60m Multicore c/w Tails&Patch Panel

Monitor System

4 x HK Audio DART c/w 13A-IEC

Front of house PA System

4 x D&B Q7 Loudspeaker
4 x D&B Q-Sub Speaker
2 x D12 Amplifier c/w 13A-Powercon
4 x K&M Wind up Loudspeaker Stand
2 x 20m EP5
2 x 10m EP5
2 x 5m EP5
2 x 1m EP5
2 x 0.5m EP5

Microphones and cabling

1 x 16-Way 15m Stage Snake
15 x 10m XLR
16 x 5m XLR
4 x Shure SM58
3 x Shure SM57
2 x AKG C214 Condenser Microphone
6 x BSS Active DI Box
7 x K&M Short Microphone Stand
2 x K&M Short Microphone Stand

Miscellaneous Items

10 x Cable Ramp
1 x 6U Amp Rack
1 x Cable Trunk

Projector equipment

3 x Panasonic 6300 Series Projectors

Each projector holds a 300 watt AC lamp producing 6,000 lm, making them well suited for for both indoor and outdoor use. Long length zoom lenses are also available.

Special features

  • Overlay - “ The image from two or three projectors can be overlaid on top of each other to increase the brightness of the image for improved use during the day. A cage for this purpose is available.
  • Side-by-side function - The projector can simultaneously display images from two sources onto a single screen. For example, you can display a PC image on the left and a video image on the right.
  • Edge Blending - “the edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled i.e. a type of video triptych using two or three projectors projecting different images to create one very wide image.