How to Transport Sound Equipment


Professional audio-visual equipment can often be very expensive. Damages caused by something as simple as a lack of proper transportation would be a shame. Equipment protection cases are therefore one of your most important investments.

For example, this may be the case for transporting DJ equipment or PA systems.

Here is how to transport sound equipment safely.

Securely packing DJ equipment

Transporting DJ gear can be complex, especially since travel is often required for different gigs. This very expensive equipment tends to be very fragile, and damages can lead to reduced sound quality.

Risks are especially increased for air travel. Very good quality cases are required since the checked luggage section is out of your control. A flight case, such as our custom road case is ideal for this since it is specifically designed for audio-visual equipment.

Different sound equipment may also require different cases or levels of protection.

DJ speakers

Speakers are the most fragile DJ gear. You should always make sure that they are stored upright and, if this is not possible, a face-up position is the next best option. Most importantly, they should never be positioned face down.

A lot of electronic parts can be damaged, so proper positioning helps avoid this and protects the front grill from any dents or scratches.

DJ headphones

Their smaller size can make it look like they are easier to transport, but the risk of damage to headphones should not be overlooked.

A smaller case should be used to transport headphones, ideally one that also accommodates for wiring so that you can disconnect the wire from the headphones during transportation. If travelling by plane, you can also wrap them in bubble cushioning before storing them in the case.

DJ turntable, lighting and cables

Turntable belts are especially fragile, so a case with good protection inside is ideal. These also come with needles, so a custom case with a separate compartment to store these is best to properly protect your equipment.

The same goes for lighting and cables, since putting them all together can tangle them. Tugging on cables to untangle them can cause enough tension to break them. You can put them all in the same case and label them, or simply store them with their respective equipment.

Transporting PA systems

PA systems can be stationary, but some gigs may require you to bring your own PA system. The higher the quality of your set-up, the more gear you are likely to have. This can include speakers, mixers, microphones and mic stands, cables and more.

You should be as careful when transporting PA systems as with DJ equipment. Speakers follow the same general rule: they should always be positioned upright or face up to avoid damages.

If you travel often, reusable crates are ideal. Their wheels make them easier to transport, they can be stacked, custom foam padding is included and they also help keep your gear organized. This makes them suitable for any type of sound equipment. Since their sizes can be customized, we recommend getting multiple smaller ones since PA system equipment can get heavy quickly.

For all your sound equipment packaging needs

In conclusion, using high-quality protective cases for equipment transportation can extend its lifetime and help avoid any damages.

Creopack’s Creocases are an investment that pays for itself quickly. These can be purchased in custom sizes, making them suitable for any of your sound equipment packing and transportation needs.

Contact us to find out more about our products!