When it comes to speakers within an office space we want to ensure that our customers receive only the best of the best. We strive to make sure all connected rooms with speakers have a seamless transition and have a truly great sound output. Ceiling speakers have made great advancements over the years, so it is also very beneficial to update them to a newer system and amplifier. Speakers now have ridiculously great sound quality, bass output, and treble control. They offer so much more than they ever have and they wont sound like a typical ceiling setup, they will put out an amazing surround sound that will have a definite improvement over any older system!
JBL is one of the most respected audio companies in the industry. They also make very great sounding ceiling speakers that not only look nice but can last our customers a long time. We use JBL because we know if our customer wants something to sound crisp, JBL never fails that goal.
Crown’s amplifiers are top tier quality. With up to 60W amplifier output customers can be assured that any speaker will be able to use its ability to the fullest. This sleek designed amplifier comes with voice activated muting, phantom power, and bass & treble controls.
The DBX ZonePro above is what enables us to give different rooms a different source. On this panel you are able to turn on and off different zones, change the source, and adjust the volume. This will allow our customers to have different sources playing in each of the rooms so that not everyone has to listen to the same sound. At a party event given the same music being played through all speakers, you are able to individually adjust the volume in one room making it the go to quiet room.
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Ceiling Speaker Distributed Installation
As you can see in the diagram, a lower ceiling – i.e. a shorter distance between ceiling speakers and the listening point – results in a smaller the coverage area for each speaker. Lower ceilings therefore require a greater number of speakers for uniform coverage. It is more effective to use surface mount speakers where the ceiling is low in some cases. But ceiling height isn’t the only factor that affects coverage. The height of the listening point – whether the listener is standing or sitting – must also be taken into account. And of course if the ceiling is high, the coverage of each speaker is greater but higher output level will be required to provide sufficient SPL at the listening point. Taking all of these elements into consideration, the number and layout of ceiling speakers must be specified to provide sufficient sound pressure level throughout the listening area.
Surface Mount Distributed Installation
The number of speaker systems to be used must be determined such that consistent sound pressure level is achieved throughout the listening area. For wall mounting, the mounting hardware is chosen to allow installation at the optimum height with appropriate angle adjustment capability. Even within the coverage area of a single speaker system the level will fall off over distance, so there will be a difference between the SPL at the closest and furthest listening points. It is important to ensure that the levels will not be too high or low at those points. We’ll take a closer look at attenuation over distance later on
Non-directional Installation (Distributed Sound)
In this case speakers are positioned throughout the listening area so as to achieve equal sound pressure level at every listening position. Such installations are appropriately known as “distributed speaker systems.” Distributed systems are designed with emphasis on ensuring that the same volume and sound quality are maintained throughout the listening space, rather than on achieving directionality. Distributed systems are mostly used for broadcasting announcements and background music.
In this type of installation the speakers will all be facing in about the same direction, and may even be clustered together in one part of the space. Listeners will clearly hear that the sound is coming from a specific direction. This type of positioning is appropriate for live events and other situations in which directionality is important, and where the listeners will be seated or remain in a limited area.
Some installations combine both of the methods described above. In a directional system where the primary speakers are not able to provide sufficient sound pressure level or intelligibility throughout the entire space, for example, supplementary speakers may be positioned to “fill in the gaps.” Supplementary speakers are often required in very large or reverberant spaces to uniformly fill the entire space with sound while maintaining a sense of directionality.