When planning a SpeedQuizzing event, the importance of all players being able to hear the host’s voice loud and clear is of paramount importance.
Unlike a pen and paper quiz where a host can compensate for an inadequate sound system by addressing different parts of the room separately, SpeedQuizzing requires all players to hear the question read out at the same time.
Therefore (unless you have a really loud voice and you’re only hosting to a handful of players in a small room) then you absolutely need a microphone and good quality amplification which must cover the whole area where the quiz is taking place.
In addition to the microphone, since SpeedQuizzing is packed with useful sound effects such as countdown timer and team buzzer ID sounds, it is highly recommended that the headphone socket from the laptop is fed into your sound system. Often the best way to achieve this is to utilise a small mixing desk, also known as a compact mixer.
Although not recommended, there are ways to host the basic SpeedQuizzing Keypad games without amplifying the laptop sound effects. (learn how here).
Note: This only applies to the laptop audio. Obviously people still need to hear the host.
If you would like more advice on this, do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the SpeedQuizzing team who will be happy to help.