I will just keep this simple. 15k for speakers, processing and amp if passive, and flyware. I have access to scaffolding. The church owns a lift. Wiring is already considered in another part of the budget and we have some bulk on hand.
I didn't post every detail of the budget because quite frankly it is not important to the matter. A public fourm is not the place I would want to post finical matters of a group of individuals operating as a church body. I was asking about mains not about budgeting. A simple question of "does this range include flyware, amps, etc. would have sufficed". I can understand that some people don't know how to manage a project. I do not feel this is the place to get into that.
To be completely honest I am interested to see what mains would fit the room best. Our final budget numbers are not set and they could go up if we decide to to. I just needed some recommendations on speakers that would fit the room.
1: You started with a number of 40-50K and now we are down to 15K.
2: You say you "looked" at the different system in EASE focus.
What all did you consider when looking at them? There is a lot of information available-but very often people only look at a "simple number" and that gives a very bad wrong impression of what the system is actually doing in a given space.
Do you have any of the results you would like to share? Or evaluate? Just to double check that things are "right"
I have seen a model by probably the largest most respected manufacturer out there-in a really nice presentation package-but yet the results they showed had the loudspeakers mounted FIFTEEN FEET ABOVE the ceiling of the building. And the results were not very good even with that height-but we won't go there-----
In doing a good design-you often have to look a bit deeper to get the real answers.
Are you open to other ideas or are they limited to the ones you listed?
I am not trying to be mean-but rather to simply point out things that most people overlook.
In many cases the "particulars" of an install often end up quite higher than expected. With your original post we had no idea of what was available-who was donating what and so forth.
You have given no idea (that I remember) on the musical style or SPL that you are looking for.
Are you looking for hard pounding kick drum (if so-does the budget include subs as well?) or is this more of a "general sound" with light music?
The size (not the coverage) of the system is very different in those cases.