I am building a beach bar and need good but very cheap speakers. The space is 11m (36ft) by 15.5m (50ft), 3m (10ft) ceiling height, wall on 3 sides and open to the beach on 1 side.
Unfortunately we’re over budget, would prefer not to take a loan, looking at a budget of $1000 for speakers, more if it is absolutely, unequivocally necessary. I am looking for something just passable enough to get us through the year to the point when money will no longer be such an issue and then we can upgrade.
We have been given a harman kardon avr 2000 receiver, not sure if we can use it. If not any suggestions for a replacement receiver? Is a seperate amplifier necessary for this application? I was planning on loading music onto an ipod or laptop... would this be possible with the AVR 2000?
The country is hot and humid and the bar is open 1 side so I was looking at all-weather/outdoor speakers, wall mounted and white colour to blend with walls. Are there any models that would be sufficient for this application? Any idea of quantity required for the size of the space? They will be used for ambient music during the day, loud music on weekend evenings. I'm guessing we'll have to wait on having bands or public address until we upgrade the system as I doubt we’ll get speakers capable of handling this for our budget…?
Obviously I have no experience in this area whatsoever, literally no idea but at this point there is no money for expert help so I was hoping this forum might be kind enough to help.
If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be very, very appreciated.