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Audio Equipment for Hosting Trivia Night

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Brianna LeCompte

I still remember attending my first Trivia night back in 2013. A group of my coworkers were discussing some options for happy hour venues and when we saw that a spot down the street was hosting a Trivia Night, we decided to go for it. I was instantly hooked. When the opportunity arose to join the Last Call team, I was ecstatic. Working with a talented and creative team to spread my love of trivia across the country-what could be better! I currently manage sales and outreach in our west coast areas. Outside of work, I love to travel and am also an avid equestrian and Disney movie lover.All Posts
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What audio equipment do I need?

Before you start approaching potential clients, you will need to gather all of the equipment and tools necessary for running your Trivia Nights. This ensures you will be able to hit the ground running as soon as your first client signs on.


In order to host a professional Trivia Night, audio equipment is a must. Assuming you already have a laptop, this is the only large item you will need to purchase to start your side hustle. So, what sound equipment is necessary to make your Trivia Nights successful? Let’s break it down:

The specific pieces of sound equipment you will need to run a Trivia Night are speakers, a mixer, and a microphone. While some venues may have their own audio equipment in-house, it’s not a guarantee, and it is wise to have your own as a backup even at bars with their own system.


Having the right sound equipment will ensure that all teams can hear you clearly throughout the show, and will provide polish and legitimacy to your service.

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Where can I purchase audio equipment?

One of the many benefits of the internet is the limitless possibilities- especially when it comes to purchasing options. There are countless online platforms to purchase audio equipment at an affordable price.

Amazon is a good place to start your online search. Many retailers will offer packages which include the speakers, mixer, and mic. If you’re looking for a starting point for your search, a large number of Last Call Trivia hosts use the Harbringer M120 120-Watt 4 channel compact portable PA with 12″ speakers.

If you prefer to purchase your equipment elsewhere, audio equipment is available at a number of other online retailers, as well as brick and mortar electronic stores.

Where can I find training for setting up my audio equipment?

If purchased new, your audio equipment should come with instructions for proper set-up.


You may also be able to find additional tips and training videos on YouTube, either posted by the manufacturer themselves, or by other customers who have purchased the same equipment.

Investing in the proper audio equipment will pay for itself hundreds of times over. Between establishing the legitimacy of your Trivia Nights, ensuring happy customers, and saving you the hassle and headache of trying to project over a bar full of excited players, it’s an essential asset for your side hustle.