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post #1 of 4 Old 12-07-2012, 08:59 AM - Thread Starter
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Need some suggestions for setting up speakers in an 80' x 88' retail store space w/ 15'-16' high ceilings. We had 4 junk speakers positioned roughly 10'-12' feet out from each corner. One hasn't worked for years and the others started sounding muffled or blown here not to long ago. All 4 speakers were looped together, leaving just one pair of speaker wires actually coming down to a receiver. This was done before we bought the store. So, w/ out spending a fortune, what are some suggestions? Since the store is so large, can we have more that 4? Can we keep the speakers looped or in a "series" or would it be better to run individual wires? I am obviously a novice at this, so any "retail store speakers for dummies" advice would be greatly welcomed. Thanks!
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You should research "constant voltage" speaker systems.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_voltage_speaker_system

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You need a 70V distribution system. You should check the phone book or other business owners to find an audio/sound system installer in your area to install and set up the system. You'll save yourself a whole lot of grief by contracting this out...

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I agree with the above and would simply add: "run mono" if there is any chance you will play popular music from the early stereo era, up well into the 1960s. Many of those mixes are what we'd call unbalanced-to-nutty today. Like only vocals on the left and everything else on the right, and people at one side of the store literally will not be able to hear one or the important parts of the music. Nobody's looking to be amazed at the stereo imaging in a store., Go mono.
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