School Hall

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  1. andypacey

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    Hi All,

    I am the IT Manager in a school, and would like to setup a 'cinema' in our school Hall.

    I am clued up with computers/projectors/screens etc, and have that part of the setup sorted. However, what I am a bit confused by is the sound element of it all.

    Our school hall is around 15m long, by 8m wide, and is two storeys tall - approx 6 - 7m I would guess. At the back of the hall is a balcony, to which underneath, a long throw projector will be installed. At the front is a stage, to which a screen will be fitted.

    What sort of system should I be looking at? There will only be two sources (PC and DVD). I don't require this to be audiophile quality, but I do want it to sound respectable. Really not sure where to start looking in choosing a DVD Player, AV receiver and speakers. Require 5.1 minimum.

    Any advice would be greatfully received!

    Andy.
     
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    being honest for a room that size, your best bet is to use proper cinema equipment.....home cinema kit will struggle to fill the room with sound decently.....although you might find using a few SVS subwoofers will do the trick for the bass......but i reckon you'll need to use industrial JBL speakers or similar for the conventional speakers.....

    you could probably use a home cinema AV amp or processor for the decoding/switching work.....but if you go industrial on the speakers, then use some club style power amps.....

    your best bet really is to contact an installer of this kind of equipment....
     
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    What sort of budget are you looking at? Maybe a 150watt AV receiver and high efficiency speakers would do the job, if it is tight

    Dave
     
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    Hi All,

    Many thanks for your replies, they are much appreciated!

    The budget is quite tight to be honest. I wasn't wanting to spend anymore than around £1000 - £1500 in total on the sound side of things.....I really don't need it to be cinema quality. The media studies teacher would like to show a DVD in there every now and then (lets say once a fortnight), and I just want it to sound 'good'. As I said earlier, I am no audiophile.....I bought a 'home cinema system' from ALDI last year, which cost £39.99 - and to me that sounds 'good'. And whilst I recognise anyone fluent in sound would probably confine this kind of kit to the bin.....I wouldn't! :rolleyes:

    In my car, I have a Kenwood stereo, with iPOD attached, JBL GTO 6x9"s in the rear shelf, and a FLI 12" active sub in the boot - and to me that sounds fantastic!

    Just to give you a feel of the level of equipment that would impress me.

    It will be pupils (aged 11 - 18) that will be watching films in the room, so absolutely amazing sound reproduction is not required.

    Andy.
     
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    I would be thinking along the lines of a Denon AVR-1906 £300 which has 7 channels and the Wharfadale Diamond 9 HCP package for £500 maybe get an extra set of rears to give 7 speakers arranged around the hall should give adequate sound levels not gut busting but good enough for everyone to get a good sound experience

    Dave
     

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