piano recital hall speaker suggestions

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piano recital hall speaker suggestions

#1 Post by harquahalas » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Hello everyone. I'm new on the forum and excited to get started on some builds. I've been tasked with putting together a sound system for an upscale piano recital hall. I want the sound to be natural and nicely dispersed and plan to do nice wood finished cabinets to keep the upscale look. I would like to be capable of doing full band music gigs as well, but don't expect to be doing really loud metal music or anything like that. Currently, I think I would like to do 2 TLAH Pro, 2 Tuba 18 and a couple wedgehorn 8 or 10. The room will be around 30'x55'. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:42 pm

TLAH Pro fine, but not T18. T24,T39 or T45 would be appropriate.

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#3 Post by harquahalas » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Yeah! A response from Bill himself! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the forum. Do you have any other suggestions for quantity, type and placement? I really want to be set apart from the other recital halls in the area for sound quality. Admittedly, the bar is set pretty low here.

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#4 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:40 pm

I'd say speaker wise you're all set with TLAH Pros and whichever subs you decide on, what will set you apart from other halls is decent acoustics. Most sound like gymnasiums.

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#5 Post by harquahalas » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:45 pm

Perfect! I plan on building acoustic panels and diffusers as well. I think I will just buy the CD with all of the plans, so I can build whatever I want down the road. Hoping I can get the TLAH plans emailed so I can get started while waiting for the CD. Thanks for the tips Bill!

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#6 Post by harquahalas » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:03 pm

Planning to run off a Behringer X32 or X32 rack. If anyone has suggestions for amps, that would be helpful too. For now, it looks like I would be running 2 TLAH Pros, 2 T24s and 2 Wedghorn 8s.

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#7 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:09 pm

Two T24 won't match two TLAH Pro for output. It would take four. Of course that's only if you're pushing the TLAH fairly hard.

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#8 Post by harquahalas » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:59 pm

Thanks for the expert tip. So should I go with more cabs, or do bigger Tuba cabs and still make two?

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#9 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 pm

That room isn't terribly large, so cancellation issues may make it better to use more subs spread about rather than larger subs clustered. If it turns out that clustering gives the best result you can still cluster four or more T24. I'd build two to start, add more as required.

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#10 Post by harquahalas » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm

I really appreciate all the tips so far Bill. I need help figuring out the amp(s) I will need for this setup. Will I need 3 separate amps for the subs, tops and monitors, or a certain type of amp that will run all of the speakers? Wattage, types, brand/model suggestions are all very welcome. I just ordered a Soundcraft Ui24R.

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#11 Post by harquahalas » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:17 pm

...or can I build power amps right into the cabs?

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