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Greg Mikolap

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Gym sound (2 floors)
« on: June 08, 2017, 11:25:45 am »

Hi Guys,

My first post here. I'm about to open a gym (everything relies on securing a specific building) and I would like to enquire about best (ie. affordable and good quality) sound system for the following configuration.

Ground floor gym, rectangle, 1200 sq feet
Top floor gym, L shape, 1600 sq feet
Class Studio, rectangle, 425 sq feet
Changing Room 1, 178 sq feet
Changing Room 2, 255 sq feet.

Music can be different on the floors, but preferably both gyms have the same one.

I'm not sure this is the right room to ask about it, so apologise if it isn't

Cheers
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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 12:21:27 pm »

Hi Guys,

My first post here. I'm about to open a gym (everything relies on securing a specific building) and I would like to enquire about best (ie. affordable and good quality) sound system for the following configuration.

Ground floor gym, rectangle, 1200 sq feet
Top floor gym, L shape, 1600 sq feet
Class Studio, rectangle, 425 sq feet
Changing Room 1, 178 sq feet
Changing Room 2, 255 sq feet.

Music can be different on the floors, but preferably both gyms have the same one.

I'm not sure this is the right room to ask about it, so apologize if it isn't

Cheers

Hi Greg,

This should be in the installs section FYI. One of the mods will most likely move it :)

Typically, our first response is find a consultant/installer in your area. Stuff like this is incredibly complicated to get 'right'.

Right = safe, efficient, future considerate, design goals met, etc.

If you're set on the DIY approach.

-Do you have specific questions?
-What are your specific requirements (music genre, spl, coverage, configurability, ease of operation, etc)?

I'm thinking this is just in-ceiling speakers for the building?
-drop ceilings?
-building construction?
-source type?

Just some questions to get you started :)

Good luck!
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 12:42:34 pm »

First of all YOU must define more specifically what you are looking for in terms of performance.

Some gyms simply want some back ground music, while others want high energy pump up music.

There is a big price difference between the different systems capabilities.

What is "affordable"?  That can mean VERY different things to different people.

Are you looking to spend $10,000 or $30,000?

Kinda of like a car-it depends on what YOU need for YOUR room.

The cost of the install is quite a bit more than the simple cost of gear.

Sure you can get some home hi fi gear and get out cheap, until it breaks.
 
Now you have to start over again.

There A LOT of variables involved, much more than would want to be discussed on a forum.

You would be better suited by using a contractor who does that sort of work, has the tools, knowledge, insurance, licensing etc and can discuss specific issues/ideas with you.
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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 05:50:39 pm »

Typically, our first response is find a consultant/installer in your area. Stuff like this is incredibly complicated to get 'right'.

Right = safe, efficient, future considerate, design goals met, etc.

To add some more things to this list.

Is plenum rated cable required?

You are required to have the system interconnected to the fire alarm so that the audio system mutes when the fire alarm is triggered.

Do you have licensing for commercial music taken care of or do you need to have a contractor or consultant help with that?

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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 06:45:08 pm »

And, what is the goal of the sound system?
Background music, pounding workout music, announcements?


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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 03:43:14 am »

Thank you for all the answers and suggestions, surely this added to my head spin :)
- I am based in the UK
- Music is supposed to be playing in the background, not pounding, pounding music will be in the studio but, we will have big Bluetooth speakers.
- Haven't thought about the announcements but, this will have to be connected as well.
- I will have to obtain license but that isn't the problem
- Budget is limited so I welcome any suggestions or contacts to people that are in South East England

Thank you
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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 03:44:58 am »

Thank you for all the answers and suggestions, surely this added to my head spin :)
- I am based in the UK
- Music is supposed to be playing in the background, not pounding, pounding music will be in the studio but, we will have big Bluetooth speakers.
- Haven't thought about the announcements but, this will have to be connected as well.
- I will have to obtain license but that isn't the problem
- Budget is limited so I welcome any suggestions or contacts to people that are in South East England

Thank you

What are "big Bluetooth speakers"
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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 07:03:57 am »

What are "big Bluetooth speakers"
That was my first clue to "trouble starting".
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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 07:05:50 am »


- I will have to obtain license but that isn't the problem

I do not know about where you are at, but a license and a permit are VERY different things.

If you already know enough to pass the licensing test, then you should already have a good idea what to do about the install.
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Re: Gym sound (2 floors)
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 01:14:23 pm »

I do not know about where you are at, but a license and a permit are VERY different things.

If you already know enough to pass the licensing test, then you should already have a good idea what to do about the install.

I believe that the OP is referring to getting a license for playing commercial music, not a contractor's license or building permit. Apologies if I am misinterpreting your reply.


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