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Lanny Bernard

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Speaker Help
« on: March 22, 2007, 08:22:38 pm »

We are looking to replace our loudspeakers and possibly monitors.  We have a rectangular sanctuary of about 80 x 50 and  a ceiling max of 14'.  Because of the low ceiling height we have problems with the volume being loud in places, low in others.  We are replacing Turbosound speakers.  

We have a Soundcraft board with Crown amps and a subwoofer.  We have a live band (guitars, keyboards, drums, bass).  Our style is a mix of contemporary and gospel.

What should we consider.  What about line array?

Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 08:35:44 pm »

lbernard, please go to your profile and change your alias to your real full name as required by the posting rules clearly displayed at the top of the page.

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Lanny Bernard

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 08:42:49 pm »

Done.  Sorry.
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: Speaker Help
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 06:03:08 pm »

The problem with a line array in this type situation is that it would have to be a dead hang and will hit the rear wall very hard, causing reflections back to the stage.

I would consider a distributed type system with low Q (wide dispertion) loudspeakers.

This will take more amps, DSP channels and the skill to set it up properly, but can work well.  However there is a greater cost associated with this approach- as opposed to speakers on the left and right sides.

Other than that, you will have to be happy with uneven coverage.
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Brad Weber

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Re: Speaker Help
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 06:54:15 pm »

To add to Ivan's comments, the low ceiling height would likely prevent using a line array in the first place.  A line array takes considerable vertical space and a stack of enough boxes to act anything like an actual line array might be difficult to physically fit in your space.

Are you trying to establish a budget or do you already have a number that you have to work within?  Do you run the current system mono, stereo or L/C/R?  Which Turbosound boxes do you have?  How they are installed?  Can you describe in more detail the current problems, for example are there multiple areas throughout the audience where the level is low or is the level low or high in specific areas such as the extreme sides of the seating or the rear of the seating?  A picture of the space can be very useful as many times architectural details, lights, etc, may impact what may be most effective or even feasible.  It might also help in clarifying whether your "80 x 50" room is 80' wide and 50' deep or 50' wide and 80' deep.
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