QSC AD282-HT, probably in white for that room. We just did a pair of these with a cheap GX5 amp in a similar sized room. These do great I you don't need the low program. They also have an inexpensive wall mount that is easy to install and would be relatively safe for anyone to install following the manual.Run them mono and you can use their current amp to have $ for DSP and subAdd a sub and DSP for better LF response.
Thanks Tim. It looks like these are designed for vertical mount applications. I also didn't see any polar plots, or even a mention of pattern.
Thanks Lee. Have you heard the IF2208's? Do you know if Yamaha's modeling software is free?
They are a very new product from a smaller company. I walked the pattern and it is very wide. 100+ degrees horizontal. They are 10 degrees vertical when used in singles. The street price would be about 2 grand each, but I don't know what shipping and taxes may be to you.1 cabinet would suffice as a starter. The box gets quite loud.Also, there is the Toa HX5 system. Those things are very cheap and have a ton of rigging options. Combine 2 of those with a powered sub and you'll be in business. They are around 500-ish street price last time I checked. Your current amp would work fine for them.
Thanks Tom for the ideas. In the OP it says 'vocals, acoustic guitars, keys' at low SPLs. 100db (C) peak at the back of the room (20' from the ceiling mount) should be adequate (95 is probably OK). A sub would allow bass to be played through the system, but it's not required, there is a bass amp in the room. I went through the Zx1's specs and available mounts, they're not really designed for hanging horizontally, they have a mount for vertical wire hangs and a mount for pole hangs (still vertical), that's it. Initially I'd like to find a low profile box that has proper mounting hardware for horizontal mounting. If such a device can't be sourced, then something like Zx1's (or 10s or 12s) on a stick will be fine.Regarding mounts, I still have to determine the ceiling material. Based on local construction, it may be concrete, there may be studs and wallboardSomeone's suggestion of using one element of a line array is interesting, but I don't think it will work well. Even though there are usually only 5 rows of seats, due to the low ceiling and shallow room we'll need something like 70 degree vertical to cover the front and back rows, both standing and sitting.All the church is asking for is an incremental improvement over <$200 Yamaha speakers.Hopefully someone makes some decent speakers designed for this application. For example, something with the profile of a Bose L1, but designed to be mounted horizontally (speaker alignment and hardware), seems like it would work great.
Mark, I think you were looking at the specs for the ZX1 and not the ZX1i. We have a pair of ZX1i installed in our college room at our church, in the basement. They are mounted horizontally using the supplied mounting arms. I can get you some pictures tonight of what we have.
When people are sitting it will be mostly spoken word so the pattern isn't quite as important.
You are correct Mike, I was looking at the wrong one. Thanks.I can't tell from the i version documents if it can get the angle I need with a ceiling mount. All of the pics I looked at show it pointing 'down' too much. Can you mount horizontally and get it tilting down only 20-30 degrees?It looks like I could use the 90*50 version and optimize the position for 'standing'. When people are sitting it will be mostly spoken word so the pattern isn't quite as important.
Here are a few pictures I snapped with my phone last night....
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