Sound equipment rentals come in handy for people who need certain items for one-off events. Not everyone has a P.A. system, speakers, and all that is required for many public gatherings, and this is why there are so many rental companies that offer virtually everything you could possibly need. Many vendors not only sell speakers, boards, microphones, and other such essentials, but also peripherals and accessories like smoke machines, projectors, and full lighting systems. Just as is the case in the arena of musical equipment rental and sales, you will find that specific dealers specialize in different areas. Obviously there are unique needs for each kind of event. The equipment you may need for a wedding reception, for instance, is quite different than what is required if you are staging a live band in a large room. Many times corporate conferences, large business meetings, and political rallies get by on renting a solid P.A. system that has enough wattage to power the series of speakers that they set up throughout the crowd, conference halls, or meeting rooms. The good news is that there are dealers and companies that offer a broad selection to suit the needs of just about everyone. If you are simply in need of sound equipment to amplify a speaker at a relatively small event, a mid-range P.A. system is probably the best way to go. They are simple to operate and should not cost too much to rent. As mentioned before, a live entertainment setting (where a band or DJ is playing for a crowd) is likely to require more gear, including monitors, extra speakers, and more.