High-Society-Music              Serving      Baltimore MD and Washington DC

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Sound System Descriptions and Typical Pricing Options.
The above picure is of our typical "Large System #5.  See below for additional pictures and prices.
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                     High-Society-Music  typical DJ System rentals for Parties, Receptions, Bar Mitzvahs, etc.
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 If you can operate a home stereo and understand bass, treble, balance and volume, you can easily connect and operate any of our DJ/Party systems. The basic price includes a combination mixer/amplifier, two speakers, two speaker stands, one microphone, a 25ft electrical extension, an outlet strip, and one lot of speaker, mic,IPOD/PC/MP3 cables.  The basic price on the left covers all of the above.  If you desire a Subwoofer, add in the price on the right.
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                System      Price **          Wattage             Speakers       Typical Usage ##           Add a Subwoofer  
                            
                       1       $75.00            100/200/400           2-10”          up to 40 guests             1-12”  add  $25.00  
     
                       2        $100.00          200/400/800           2-12”          up to 80 guests            1-15”  add  $35.00
  
                       3        $150.00          400/800/1600         2-15”          up to 150 guests          1-18”  add $50.00
     
                       4        $200.00          800/1600/3200       2-HD 15”    up to 225 guests         2-18”  add $100.00   
   
                       5        $250.00       1,000/2,000/4,000     4-HD 15”    up to 400 guests         2-18” add  $100.00
      
                **Price shown is for pick-up and return by you. Call for 443-956-7700 for HSM delivery prices.  
                ## Typical usage assumes a square or rectangle room indoors. 
                “L” shapes, multiple rooms, or combination indoor and outdoor
                locations may require additional speakers,  or moving up to the next higher system.  
 
                                           See the below tables for pictures and a more detailed description
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Why do we use home made pictures of our equipment ????
So you can see there are no dented grills, torn covers, smashed corners, missing or broken knobs, etc.
All of our equipment is in mint condition. No surprises here !!!!!
Other rental sites use manufacturers stock photos of equipment, which sometime do not reflect the actual condition of the equipment you would be renting from them.
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All of our systems are easy to operate, however an HSM Technician is available to operate the system at your event.
Every event and venue is different. We can customize a system for virtually
every situation imaginable.
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Below are typical combinations and prices of systems which cover 90% of all venues.
Prices shown are for pick-up and return by you to the Whitemarsh/Perry Hall area
one mile off I-95 at exit 67 in Suburban Baltimore Md. 
We can deliver, set-up, and remove the equipment  up to 100 miles for an additional charge. We can discuss your specific needs when you call.
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First, a word about power wattage ratings.
Some rental companies and equipment manufacturers "exaggerate" the wattage ratings of their equipment.
In order for you to shop and compare prices for identical systems, we list all 3 major power rating systems for each of our systems.
If you are getting quotes from other sites, be sure to ask if their equipment ratings are in RMS, Program, or Peak (or Instantaneous) watts.
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Our power ratings are shown in RMS / PROGRAM / INSTANT or PEAK
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RMS - (Root Mean Square) is most accurate description of a Sound System's output  power handling capacity,  which is also the true power rating used for all appliances such as a 1500 watt hair dryer, a 1000 watt Microwave etc. These are RMS values.
This means the speaker and amplifier can operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within this RMS range with no ill effects.
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Program - refers the amount of power that the amplifier or speaker can handle for a few seconds without damage, such as a music crescendo,  a scream, or other loud bursts which normally occur in modern music.  
Operating the system at MAXIMUM PROGRAM POWER for more than a minute will produce failure.
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Peak or Instant - the amount of power that an amplifier or speaker can handle for a second or less such as a cymbal crash, bass drum hit, cannon shot, etc.
Operating the system at MAXIMUM PEAK POWER for a few seconds will produce failure.
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We list all three wattage ratings of every system we carry. If you're calling around for quotes, be sure to inquire if the system you're quoted is in RMS, Peak, or Instant
watts.
System Number 1 below is not suitable for a wedding reception, adult dance parties, etc.
System Numbers 3,4,5 below consist of either a powered mixer or a DJ mixer and separate power amplifier combination depending on the system's use. 
We can explain the difference in detail when you call.
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Remember - an emergency back-up spare amplifier or powered mixer is included with every High Society Music rental. A spare mic and one spare of each type of cable is also included.
Systems 1,2,3,4 & 5 are virtually goof-proof in both the set-up and operation.
All cables, plugs, and rear connections are color coded. Training is included.
See bottom of the page for additional equipment to enhance your event
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System No. 1     Mini System - $75.00
 100W RMS - 200W PROGRAM - 400W PEAK
 includes a powered mixer, two  10 inch speakers,
two speaker stands, one wired microphone, one mic stand, one outlet strip, one 25 ft electrical extension, patch cords for your MP3 / IPOD/ Computer / CD Player, etc.
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Can simultaneously handle a mic input, guitar or instrument input, and a recorded music source
Suitable for  birthday party, backyard party, magicians, puppet shows speeches/presentations up to 40 people, small trade center booth, auxiliary system for adjoining rooms to main banquet room, monitor system
for a single or duo acoustical act, light background music etc. 
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 Not suitable for a main system for dance music .
System 1 can be transported in a compact or larger car.
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System No. 2     - $100.00
 200W RMS -  400W PROGRAM - 800W PEAK
includes a powered mixer, two 12 inch speakers,
two speaker stands, two wired microphones, two mic stands, one outlet strip, one 25 ft electrical extension, patch cords for your MP3 / IPOD/ Computer / CD Player, etc.
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Can simultaneously handle a mic input, guitar or instrument input, and a recorded music source
Suitable for  birthday party, backyard party, small wedding reception,  speeches/presentations up to 80 people, medium trade show booth, auxiliary system for adjoining rooms to main banquet room, monitor system for a single or duo acoustical act, light background music etc.   
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Not suitable for a main system for dance music.
System 2 can be transported in a compact or larger car.
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System No. 3  - $150.00
Wedding Reception/Dance Party, Performance System
400W RMS -  800W PROGRAM - 1600W PEAK.
includes a powered mixer, two  15 inch  speakers,
two speaker stands, two wired microphones, two mic stands, one outlet strip, one 25 ft electrical extension, patch cords for your MP3 / IPOD/ Computer / CD Player, etc.
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This system is equivalent to 95% of the systems that typical DJs use for Wedding Receptions, Dance Parties, etc up to 150 guests.
Can simultaneously handle up to 8 inputs, of microphone, guitar or instrument input, and recorded music sources.
Suitable for adult birthday parties, wedding receptions or dance parties , speeches/presentations up to 150 people, large trade show booths, main system for banquet/meeting room, Performance system for a single or small acoustical act or small band. 
System 3 cannot be transported in a compact or mid-size car. It requires a full size car, Van or SUV.
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System No. 4  - $200.00
800W RMS  -  1600W PROGRAM - 3200W PEAK.
includes a powered mixer, two  HEAVY DUTY 15 inch speakers,
two speaker stands, two wired microphones, two mic stands, one outlet strip, one 25 ft electrical extension, patch cords for your MP3 / IPOD/ Computer / CD Player, etc.
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This system is equivalent to 95% of the systems that typical DJs use for Wedding Receptions, Dance Parties, etc up to 225 guests.
Can simultaneously handle up to 8 inputs, of microphone, guitar or instrument input, and recorded music sources.
Suitable for  wedding receptions or dance parties , speeches/presentations up to 225 people, large trade show booths, main system for  banquet/meeting room, main system for a single or small acoustical act or small band. 
System 4 cannot be transported in a  car. It requires a Van or SUV.
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System No. 5 Large Wedding Reception/Dance Party System - $250.00
1000W RMS - 2000W PROGRAM -  4000W PEAK.
See top of this page for a picture of System No. 5
includes a powered mixer, four HEAVY DUTY 15 inch speakers,
four speaker stands, one wireless microphone, two wired microphone, three mic stands, one outlet strip, one 25 ft electrical extension, patch cords for your MP3 / IPOD/ Computer / CD Player, etc.
Can simultaneously handle up to 12 inputs, of microphone, guitar or instrument input, and a recorded music sources.
Suitable for large wedding receptions or dance parties , performances, outdoor festivals,speeches/presentations up to 400 people,  main system for  very large banquet/meeting room, main system for bands or large acoustical acts. 
System 5 cannot be transported in a car. It requires an SUV, or a van.
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System No.6   Jumbo Systems     $$$$ Price varies depending on size
Call for specific details regarding systems up to
 2500W RMS / 5000W PROGRAM /10,000W PEAK
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ADDITIONAL Equipment for any of the above systems -
We carry the following which are typical add-ons for DJ, PA, and Performance systems
Wireless lapel microphones 
Wireless handheld microphone s
Additional wired microphones (SM57, SM58,  etc.)
Denon DN-4000 Pro Dual DJ CD/MP3 Players
Denon DN-X400 Pro DJ Mixers
Choice of 6 different Gemini DJ mixers   
Single 12 inch subwoofer and amp 
Two 12 inch subwoofers and amp 
Single 18 inch subwoofer and amp 
Two 18 inch subwoofers and amp
One or two 12 inch floor monitors and amp
One or two 15 inch floor monitors and amp
Rane 31 band  equalizer
Alesis limiter/compressor
Ramsa mic/speaker line delay
A self contained, "set it and forget it" self powered "cocktail party" system  
with 15 inch powered subwoofer, 12 inch powered main speaker,
 pre-programmed MP3 player with specifically selected light jazz or cocktail piano music, used mainly to welcome guests in an area adjacent to the main wedding reception or party ballroom.
This system can also be used for the wedding service, pre-programmed with typical organ, classical string quartet, or brass quintet wedding music.
An all white PA system for special events with a white mixer, four white speakers,
white speaker stands, white mics, and all white cables.
We also carry party items such as inflatable guitars & saxophones, glo sticks, hula hoops,
Limbo bars & special Limbo CD, fog machine, DJ lights etc.