Event lecterns

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Event lecterns

Posted by Ryan VanderVegt on Oct 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Hey all, 

I've been on the hunt for a decent looking lectern that isn't too heavy (needs to be somewhat portable). That we can set up on our portable stage during events. It would also be nice to have a mount point for a gooseneck mic and a way to route the A/V cables. 

Most of what I can find just looks dated or bulky. Any one have a brand or vendor they like. 
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Re: Event lecterns

Posted by Michael McKean on Oct 17, 2018 8:45 am

Plastic Molded Lecterns   
Above is a link to some plastic molded lecterns.  They are super light and totally durable.  It'll take a little work, you can have a vinyl sign with University logo applied to the front panel which is removable.  What I like about the front panel being removable is you can run XLR and Power inside of the Lectern.  You would need to buy some 3M mounts to hold the cable and pop some holes in it.  The top is thick enough to mount a gooseneck microphone and you can mount a female edison outlet for laptops and such.  

Re: Event lecterns

Posted by Mark Day on Oct 17, 2018 9:20 am

Take a look at Soundcraft’s folding lectern. Light enough to be carried by one person, sturdy and looks good. You can order these with various mic mounts or install your own. Comes in gray or black cab carpet. Google for vendors/pricing, here’s one:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/450378-REG/Sound_Craft_Systems_FFLO_Folding_Floor_Lectern_Onyx.html?ap=y&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxPS13sWN3gIVh7rACh2eRA8IEAQYAyABEgJFjvD_BwE&smp=y

Re: Event lecterns

Posted by Jon Burk on Oct 17, 2018 9:23 am

I'll second Michael's post on the plastic lecterns if it's something that is going to be moved around a lot. We have/had a couple of those on campus and they are really light and easy to move. Once they start showing their wear though, they can look a bit rough and cheap.

If you're looking for something that looks a bit more higher end and contemporary (or modern?), and probably pricier, I purchased 2 of these way back in 2011: https://www.video-furn.com/lex32-executive-lectern. Our campus has purchased about 3-4 more since then because everyone likes them so much. The top is nice and big and they look really nice. The only caveat though is we felt they were a little bit shorter than we (read: our President) liked but your mileage may vary. We just had our carpenters raise the wheels a couple of inches and put a black wood "skirt" around them at the bottom. You can kind of see here (excuse our storage mess):
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They have options for power, gooseneck mic and/or light, etc. The first two, we added the gooseneck mic (Shure MX-418) to the order, but the rest of them, we just purchased the mics ourselves and cut our own hole for the shockmount (we may have even had to drill them and install them ourselves in the first order, I can't remember). Saved quite a bit from their markup if I remember correctly. We've ordered a couple things from VFI and have been pleased with the quality.
 

Re: Event lecterns

Posted by Spencer Desmarais on Oct 17, 2018 11:36 am

Hey Ryan,

We've had good luck with Dalite's euro delux lectern: https://www.legrandav.com/products/da-lite/furniture/lecterns/euro_deluxe_lectern 

Two xlr's that run through the table top portion for mounting up a gooseneck cleanly, fabric front so you can velcro whatever signs and stuff to the front, light, available side laptop shelf, standard thread feet, so we replaced ours with wheels. They're held up pretty well over here.

Spencer 

Re: Event lecterns

Posted by Ryan VanderVegt on Oct 17, 2018 1:06 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. This is very helpful

-Ryan