Hire foldback wedges – stage monitor or foldback speaker hire
We have 2 speaker size options for foldbacks, 12″ driver with a horn or 15″ driver with a horn. We recommend the use of 12″ for vocal foldbacks and the 15″ for percussion and bass instruments.
Hire foldback speakers or wedges to make sure the band can hear themselves onstage. You can use an active speaker as a powered foldback monitor or stage monitor, or you can use a passive speaker with an amplifier.
We use passive monitors a lot due to them only needing speaker cable run to each unit as opposed to signal and power.
There are 2 options for foldbacks, 12″ driver with a horn or 15″ driver with a horn. We recommend the use of 12″ for vocal foldbacks and the 15″ for percussion and bass instruments. On larger concert stages you can hire one of our many d&b Audiotechnik Max2 monitors. These are our newest babies and probably the most expensive items in our stock and are 2 way 15 and horn wedges with great clarity therefore frequency response.
Hire foldback speakers are especially useful for the vocalists to hear themselves onstage but also help to keep the noise down on stage as individual people can have a mix rather than turning an amp up.
The hire monitor speakers are used in most of our PA system packages
Brands of speakers available:
- Quest concentric foldbacks – http://legacy.questaudio.com.au/product_details/product/QM_12DC_350-w_compact_passive_speaker.
- EV active speakers – http://www.electrovoice.com/product.php?id=1066.
- dB Technologies powered speakers – http://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/opera/opera-15-p2928.aspx.
- d&b Audiotechnik Max2 concentric foldback speakers – https://www.dbaudio.com/assets/products/downloads/manuals-documentation/monitors/dbaudio-manual-max2-1.2-en.pdf
Note: you will need an amplifier to run passive versions, but we also active (Self Powered) foldback wedges Available.
What to look for in a hire monitor speaker:
- Monitor angle – make sure the hire monitor speakers is facing your face and not your torso!
- The clarity in the horn is super important. One of the reasons we choose concentric speakers is their crystal clear clarity thus making sure you can hear your voice clearly on-stage.
- We pick speakers that are powerful enough to be heard over the drum kit, bass rig or guitar amps behind you on the stage.
- Easy to move around and lightweight. We tend to choose passive monitors because they require only one cable. This means the speaker cable clicks into place and won’t come loose mid-show. Also, not too heavy to carry.
- Monitor placement is important. We recommend you place your hire foldbacks on stage according to the microphone you are using for vocals. When you use a standard sm58 type cardioid microphones the wedge should be placed directly in front of the vocalist. If you are using a hyper-cardioid microphone such as a beta58, then place your wedge to the side/ on an angle to the vocalist.