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Issack Andrew

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FOH Speaker Placement
« on: August 23, 2016, 06:46:27 am »

Dear Friends,

I am an amateur sound engineer still learning the ropes in church. We have a conference in 2 weeks and I just got the specifications of the hall. Can you guys please assist me with where I should place the speakers and subs for this event? The seating will be around 300 people.

Those 4 shaded squares in the middle of the hall are concrete columns (IDK poor design skills when constructing?). We are covering them with curtains.



Thanks!
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: FOH Speaker Placement
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 07:50:49 am »

It depends on the cover of the speakers.

I would say for most "general speakers" (90*), your current placement would be a good starting point.

It will be louder close to them, but there is not much you can do.  You either give up coverage or SPL evenness.  I would rather have coverage and have everybody in the pattern, than have some people where the sound is dull.

Sometimes you just have to live with the difference in SPL
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Re: FOH Speaker Placement
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 10:32:32 am »

Issh,

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Max Hall

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Re: FOH Speaker Placement
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 08:21:20 pm »

Have you only got 2 FOH speakers? Could you have 4 smaller (more unsightly to the audience) and then have 2 were the FOH currently are and the other 2 in front of the centre columns?

Max
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Re: FOH Speaker Placement
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 05:05:25 pm »

Welcome to the forum also.  As pictured if you add the two in the middle two support columns you will need to keep them down in volume to prevent slap echoes.
Along with the fact that the timing will be off from the L/R because of the distance.  Creating added reverb and lowering the clarity. 
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