Let it Snow! Machines to Make Christmas Truly Magical

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Here at Prebeat, we’re big fans of white snow on ground the festive period – but short of putting in a word with the jolly old man himself, even we can’t guarantee snow! Or can we?

Well, thanks to our range of stage effects products, we can, actually! It might not be the crisp white stuff that crunches underfoot, but whether you’re hosting a Christmas party or simply entertaining the family, it’ll do the job.

We stock indoor snow machines from leading industry brands like Equinox, ADJ and FxLAB – so if it’s professional products you’re looking for, these items are sure to deliver. Don’t worry, you can stock up on snow fluid, too! So, whether it’s festive fun you’re looking for or you want to bring a touch of snow to summertime, these year-round party products are for you.

Equinox Snowflake

The new kid on the block is the Eqinox Snowflake snow making machine. Delivering realistic looking snowflakes and with snow fluid included, this beauty is a real bargain – but still doesn’t compromise on quality. The Snowflake snow machine – for sale from just £35.00 – promises to add that extra sprinkle of magic to any event and is ideal for family gatherings or small indoor parties. Why not pop into our Hartlepool showroom and see them for yourselves?

Okay, so we can’t guarantee a white winter wonderland this festive period, but with an artificial snow machine, you can have the next best thing! Check out our range of snow machines and fluid today and make sure you’re well prepared for a truly magical Christmas.

The Prebeat Team

JTS Wired Microphones Are Now in Stock

We are delighted to stock our first batch of professional microphones from JTS Pro and we have started with a fantastic range of wired microphones to give our customers the perfect choice regardless of your budget and purpose.

To start with, let’s look at the low cost TX-7 and TX-8 models which are perfect for presenters or maybe DJs who need a reliable and great sounding dynamic microphone without the high cost. However, don’t let the price of these wired microphones fool you – as they offer great performance and reliability.

For vocalists who need a professional wired microphone that some customers tell us will eat the usual popular models for breakfast in terms of tone, volume, feedback rejection and handling noise (we won’t name names as they’re all great products too, but we’re sure you know what we’re talking about)- then look no further than the JTS NX-8. This has been around for many years and comes in both a switch and no switch versions. Adding to this quality microphone we have the JTS NX-7 that has the same capsule as the NX-8 just mentioned, but with a flat top so the capsule sits closer to the source. This is excellent for vocalists with microphone technique and also great for micing guitar cabinets.

Also in our fantastic range is the NX-8.8, which is a live vocal condenser microphone which requires phantom power and vastly reduces volume and tone changes when moving away from the source. This is a great choice for cabaret singers and anybody with extreme microphone technique who sings big ballad numbers where they pull the microphone away from the source – as the tone doesn’t change as it does with a normal dynamic microphone.

Finally, there ‘s the NX-9 condenser instrument microphone which too requires phantom power and is very sensitive, so great for micing instruments or overheads. With all of these models, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice!

This great range of wired microphones is now available on our website with next working day delivery or also available in our fantastic Hartlepool showroom.

View our entire JTS range here >

Do You Need a Portable PA System?

With the amazing summer we have had this year, which hopefully isn’t Ibiza Sound PORT15VHFcompletely over just yet, there’s been a surge in the popularity of portable PA Systems. With such a large range to choose from, it can sometimes be a little confusing when you start to look for the perfect option for you. The Ibiza PORT range of portable PA Speakers feature SD, USB, Bluetooth, Line and Microphone input with many of the models such as the Ibiza PORT12UHF-BT Portable PA coming with a wireless microphone included.

American Audio ELS GO 8BTSo what should you look for? I would say the battery life is one of the most important things and one of the common issues occurs when customers buy their speaker for an annual event and then place the unit back in their cupboard until the following year. It’s really important to remember to get the portable PA System out a couple of times throughout the year, charge it up and then use it for a short period. What often happens is when the battery in the unit hasn’t been used, it won’t charge up when you suddenly decide to use it a year later.

Power could be important, this is the sound output on the PA Speaker described in watts – the larger your event space then the more power you need. Without getting in to too much detail, there are other factors that help with loudness so it’s a little like other things you may buy – in that the more you spend often means the better the sound quality. You will of course get more power on say a PORT15VHF system than you would from the PORT8VHF model which is much smaller. You should also consider what music source you will use too, connecting via Bluetooth to any device often costs you around 10% of the loudness, so if you can, use the wired line in connection to get more volume.

We are always here to help with any Portable or full PA System needs you have and can help you to chose the right product for both your needs and your budget, but if you’d like to take a look at some of the products in the range then take a look here >




The New ADJ Entour Faze Machine Has Landed in Stock

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a whole range of Haze Machines come and go from different manufacturers, with varied success – and although there are a huge selection of Smoke Machines and Fog Machines available, it appears for some reason that companies struggle to bring affordable Haze Machines to the market.

We believe that a great new addition to our range of Haze ADJ Entour FazeMachines will give our customers the choice of a reliable product at a great and very affordable price. The brand new ADJ Entour Faze Machine is what they call a fazer – yes, a Faze Machine, and we hear you asking what the difference is. So, the idea behind a Haze Machine compared to a Fog Machine is that the haze comes out with more of an even flow and not as ‘in-your-face’ as fog. If your event requires heavier use of a hazer, it can sometimes be a slight problem when the unit pauses to heat up. Whilst we don’t usually hear of any problems with this, the idea behind a Faze Machine is that the haze can be produced almost constantly. Here, with Entour Faze from ADJ, the unit is ready to use in only 40 seconds and still uses the water – haze fluids that we stock, too.

If you are one of the many customers who tell us they go to venues that don’t allow Smoke Machines, then the Entour Faze may just be the solution. Using this great product to get an even flow of haze which is much less visible to the eye, but still gives the required impact on your lighting show, could be the way to educate venues and change their opinion. One of the biggest questions we get from our customers is: “does it still set off smoke alarms?” The answer is, yes it can, but it’s less likely to do so.  Using the hazer or fazer responsibly can make sure that doesn’t happen and remember to make sure you’re aware of where the smoke sensors are. Some venues will have heat sensors instead, so you can use the unit without any worries at all.

The ADJ Entour Faze also comes with a wired remote control, where you can adjust the output volume – a great feature for moving from smaller to larger venues and of course can be used via DMX with the option of 1,2 or 4 DMX channel modes.

View The Full Spec On The ADJ Entour Faze Now >>>

FBT Active Speakers Now Available

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When it comes to the best Powered Speakers, there’s no doubt you don’t need to look much further than the range of FBT Speakers we have for sale. We have a large range of models available, all of which come with the 5-year extended warranty available to give you piece of mind.

Let’s look at some of the Active Speakers in the range, starting with the FBT X-Series range with 4 models available. The X-Lite10A, X-Lite 12A and X-Lite 15A models all have an amazing 1000w of power and feature DSP that allows 4 x EQ preset selections. If you’re looking for that larger system, then these can be used alongside the very affordable X-SUB 15SA, featuring a 1200w class D power amplifier. This range is FBT’s most affordable range, but don’t let that fool you – as the performance from this range is impressive, whether you’re using them as powered DJ Speakers, for installation or for live performance.

FBT Vertus CS1000 BlackMaybe you want a full range system with a difference? How about taking a look at the FBT Vertus CS1000 Active Speaker System? This compact system offers a 1000w output with a wide dispersion to give an even sound throughout your venue. The high quality output from the CS1000 means it’s perfect for use as a single system in smaller venues or to double up for those slightly larger events.

Whatever needs you, have there’s no doubt that the FBT range of speakers offer something for you –  take a look at our range today, as this is only a small selection of the active PA Speakers available.

Find out more about our FBT Speakers here >

The Prebeat Team

Hartlepool Carnival is on its Way

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be suspicious of this lovely weather we’veamusement park been having! Sunny July days and England in a World Cup semi final…seems too good to be true, doesn’t it?!

Well, with summer comes plenty of outdoor fun, and Hartlepool locals know that this means it won’t be long before the Carnival arrives on the Headland Moor. As stockists of all kinds of
Moving Head Lights, we love nothing more than when the fair comes to town – especially if we can spot some of our popular products!

Last month we popped along to Newcastle’s Hoppings, where it was great to see our ADJ Focus Spot Three Z on display on the Waltzers! ADJ Lighting never disappoints, and the Moving Head Lights are right at home at the fairground, bringing plenty of fun and excitement for visitors of all ages. These amazing lights make the perfect addition to fast-paced rides – so if you’re looking for the finishing touch, these lights truly do bring all the fun of the fair.

These dynamic and versatile lights aren’t just at home at the Carnival either! They’re also ideal for high-energy live performances, so they’re guaranteed to bring any stage or dancefloor to life.

Find out more about our DMX Lighting or brilliant ADJ Moving Head Lights here >

Will you be visiting the Headland Carnival this August? What’s your favourite fairground ride? Are you a Rollercoaster lover or a secret fan of the Umbrellas? No judgement here! Tweet us @PreBeatLtd to let us know!

The Prebeat Team

Welcome to the Prebeat Blog

Thanks for visiting the Prebeat blog! As a company, we’re proud to say Prebeat Showroomwe’ve been providing Sound, Lighting and much more to the entertainment industry since longer than we’d care to remember – 1999 in fact! Our showroom is based in Hartlepool but if you’re a little further afield, you can browse all of our products online – or simply give us a call if there’s anything you’d like to chat about in person.

With years of experience under our belts, we believe we’re best placed to help our customers find exactly what they’re looking for – whatever their sector. From schools and leisure centres to fairgrounds and weddings, we know that there’s no room for compromise when it comes to your set up. That’s why we strive to deliver the best possible results, at a price that suits you – checking industry prices daily and always happy to discuss price matching.

Here on the blog, you’ll find more in-depth product information, industry updates and much, much more – so thanks for visiting, and keep an eye out for the next post!

The Prebeat Team