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Title: Need Advice for Sound Setup for New Gym!
Post by: Dean Illguth on April 29, 2021, 08:30:02 PM
Hey guys. We've just built our own strength and conditioning gym and want to setup the sound system for it. Looking for some handy advice thanks.

The room is pretty well square. 400sqm. 5m ceilings. Front side and backwall are solid concrete tilt panels. Other side panel is just gyprock. There is a solid steel square structural pole in the middle of the room off to one side that we could mount the speakers if thats the best place for them. Was thinking about getting 2 or 3 and mounting them at the top, angled downwards in diff directions.

We hold powerlifting comps so I would like them to pump if thats not too much to ask.

Budget 2-3k

The legends at the AVSForum recommended a PA style speaker like the Behringer B215XLs.

Cheers.
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Post by: Mac Kerr on April 29, 2021, 09:04:12 PM
Hey guys. We've just built our own strength and conditioning gym and want to setup the sound system for it. Looking for some handy advice thanks.

Cheers.

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Title: Re: Need Advice for Sound Setup for New Gym!
Post by: Chris Grimshaw on May 03, 2021, 04:46:58 PM

The legends at the AVSForum recommended a PA style speaker like the Behringer B215XLs.


Those speakers are okay-ish for home theatre, but a budget-end 15"/1" box isn't a great recommendation. Poor midrange (crossover is too high for even sound across the coverage area), limited bass.

Whatever you buy, make sure it's installed by a professional with all the correct certification. If one of those speakers falls off the wall because an amateur (no matter how "handy" they think they are) has installed it, there'll only be a smoking crater left once the lawyers are finished.


With that out the way, I'd be looking at 2-4x 18" subwoofers, and a couple of 12" tops. The Yamaha DBR series is the cheapest I'd ever recommend, and there are serious performance benefits to moving up to the DXR and DZR lines.

Chris