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Re: PA advice for school hall?
      06/11/11 11:41 AM
Quote Mudchild:

People

Would appreciate some advice. My friend who works in a school wants to replace their crappy school hall PA & amp with something that, well, works. Just looking for something simple, good value, reliable and that will do the job (i.e. project speakers' voices adequately around a medium/large sized school hall.

I'm not that au fait with PAs myself, but said I'd do a bit of research.

Here's the details:

- no more than 3 or 4 channels needed - the most it would be used for is likely to be a stereo feed from a music source plus a mic
- might be worth considering 4 speakers, 2 on stands on the stage and 2 fixed up on the wall in the back corners?
- portability would be useful, if it could just be easily packed up to take away to do the school disco or whatever
- no bells & whistles needed. Just reliable and powerful enough to do the job.

Also, where is the best place to source such an item (UK), and presumably get educational discount?

Many thanks for any advice!




Honestly, bring in a consultant. If you are doing an install and don't know what youa re doing, you may even be fixing the wrong problem, or at best part of the problem, for instance if acoustics are a problem(Which often times they can be) then no small sound system will be an adequate solution.

Now the standard disclaimer applies in that I work as a consultant on occasion, but I wouldn't say the above unless I thought you should.

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- might be worth considering 4 speakers, 2 on stands on the stage and 2 fixed up on the wall in the back corners?





Perfect example. While doing additional speakers on delays can be beneficial, speakers in the back corners generally are far from it, as you will never get the timing even close to correct for most of your audience due to physics, and will likely only hurt your intelligibility.

Designing a system needs far more information than simply, 'medium/large sized hall' That could mean any number of things depending on who is saying it. Dimensions, shape, audience area, acoustical information(Wall materials, direction, etc.) all go into designing a system to provide proper coverage. If you are going to spend the money to get one installed, it is far better to spend more money once to get it done right, rather than spend less money multiple times and deal with the headache as well as the eventual larger cost, to get it done right.

Seablade

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* PA advice for school hall? Mudchild 06/11/11 10:27 AM
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