set of speakers on proper stands for hall

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  1. simonlincs

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    Hi,

    a newbie to the forum, so apologies if in the wrong section.

    I am trying to find a supplier of a 5.1 amp and a set of professional type speakers for a village hall cinema club, budget is not massive,but we had some home cinema speakers and they didn't last with the frequent set up/put away etc. really appreciate some help, thanks Simon
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    How many people are you going to need coverage for, what amplification do you already have and can you narrow down the budget limits a bit more? I've got a few ideas but don't want to suggest anything silly. :)
     
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    :) 50-80 people in the hall, i need to find a matching amp for the speakers, but was not looking for anything high end.

    budget for amp and speakers, leads and stands £800-1250

    thanks hope that helps

    Simon
     
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    I'm surprised that no one has suggested DJ speakers. The fidelity usually isn't quite as good as Hi-Fi speakers but they will usually handle tons of power and still sound reasonably good. These are closer to PA speakers but with better fidelity that the typical PA.

    I did a quick search of google.co.uk for 'DJ speakers' and came up with this example, though there were many many more -

    http://www.getinthemix.co.uk/index.htm/act/shop/id/57/process/cat

    http://www.djkit.co.uk/category.php?id=237&sort=cheapest

    Here are some 12" 2-way full range speaker rated at 250w

    Skytec 12" 250W Speakers @ £109.95/pair
    http://www.djkit.co.uk/product.php?id=3727&cat=237


    Here is a 10" 2-way full range-

    Alpha AT10 Speakers by Carlsbro Pair @ £114.50/pair
    http://www.getinthemix.co.uk/Carlsbro-Alpha-AT10-Speakers.htm

    I'm specifically recommending these speaker, just showing a representative sample of DJ speakers.

    These are high effciency speakers that could be driven with a good consumer 5.1 A/V amp.

    Just a suggestion.

    steve/bluewizard
     
  5. Mark.Yudkin

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    I think you're asking in the wrong place. Most people here are from the domestic market, but for that size of hall you really need professional equipment. These are significant differences in the connectivity standards between these two markets (e.g. such systems often use 100V speakers), so the manufacturers also tend to differ.

    I would suggest that you go to a local supplier of professional A/V systems and ask there.
     
  6. eviljohn2

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    I don't think a 100V system would be appropriate here. I'm not sure that they're still made, but some EV S40s would be an excellent speaker choice and can be adapted to stand on microphone stands which can be had for under £15 each. They should also work OK with a conventional AV amplifier.

    If there's extra budget, then get some larger main speakers too. :)
     
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    Unfortunately, Simon didn't actually state the size of his hall, so it's hard to know what's best. I do think he'd be better off talking with a local supplier of professional A/V systems though.
     
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    Definitely best to get in touch with a local expert. Where are you located Simon? :)
     
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    simon are you from Lincoln (going by your name)? If you are theres a place on Pelham bridge in Lincoln that would be able to sort you out some PA type speakers to fill a hall.

    If not then ignore me lol :boring:
     
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    thanks for all the suggestions, i will have a hunt around, appreciate the inputs, thanks Simon:thumbsup:
     

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