I am working on a new DJ venue install and am considering using some used Turbo sound TFL-760s Flooslights and TSW-21 subs. The room in question is about 60' long by 42' wide with a small mezzanine. The room will probably hold about 500 people max.
I was wondering if anyone has experience with these Turbo boxes paired with each other for DJ use?
I've obviously heard a lot of good things about Turbosound, but I am somewhat concerned about the fact that the subs are rated down to only 50hz. And the tops bottom out at 180.
Based on specs like that it almost seems like a third box is needed to act as a true sub? If that is the case any suggestions on what would be appropriate? And if we do really need a third box is it even worth it, since that would require a 5 ways system since the tops are tri amped?
Thanks for your help.
Turbo flood should be fine for that install.
You will need 2 x flood per side in there ground stacked on top of 4 x (or 6x) TSW721 per side. Don't forget to put a 10" splay between the TSW760 fronts so as to array them properly.
Sub wise, I wouldn't worry too much about LF extension. Whilst 1 x TSW721 does only drop to 50Hz or so, a block of 4 of them comes alive and when you get to a block of 6, you really start to get the low notes produced.
If it is high energy dance music in the club, I would go for a block of 6 subs per side, 2 wide, 3 high, laid on their sides with the access panels outwards. This creates the horn mouth.
I think you will like the results. Do yourself a favour and use modern dsp rather than the original processors for it. We use XTA 4 series, but a good budget option would be Xilica.
Amplifier wise, try the FFA 10k or the Digam powersoft K10 on the subs.... (You will need 1 amp if running 4 subs per side and 2 amps if running 6)
Check the midrange drivers of the flood boxes, most of them are pretty harsh sounding these days due to decades of use (the voice coil comes out of alignment easily if overdriven - not a problem with modern DSP and decent settings), there are still recones from Turbosound out there.
Lastly, put some little infill boxes up on top of the mezzanine as the main stacks will not really be covering up there.
4 or 6 TSW721 per side in the club you mention would be pretty devastating.