TLAH Pro and Tuba HT for former church

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rrmc
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TLAH Pro and Tuba HT for former church

#1 Post by rrmc »

Hello,

Newbie here, hoping for some guidance.

I'm considering building the TLAH Pro and Tuba HT for a restored church that is currently being used as a private studio.

The interior of the space is 25' wide by 50' long -- about 1250 square feet. The cathedral ceiling has a 12/12 pitch with the highest point in the middle being 22' high. Because the ceilings are so high, the cubic volume of the space is nearly double that of an equivalent-sized room with standard ceilings.

The TLAH PROs would be placed in the rear corners (25' apart), with the Tuba in the center of the rear wall. The main listening position would be about 36 feet back from the speakers.

My question is: does this combination sound like a good approach? My only concern is that the PRO version of the TLAH could be overkill for a maximum distance of 50 feet.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Re: TLAH Pro and Tuba HT for former church

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy »

Recording studio? Live music playing through the speakers? Recorded music? Genre?

Tell us a little more about exactly what you are going to be doing in the room.

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Re: TLAH Pro and Tuba HT for former church

#3 Post by rrmc »

Thanks Bruce.

Most of the time the room will have one person working at a computer, roughly near the listening position. The system will mostly be enjoyed by that person, typically listening to folk, rock, jazz, classical, Indian classical, reggae, etc.

The room happens to sound quite good without any treatment, and the room will sometimes be used for recording, but it will not be set up as a commercial studio.

There's a stage with a grand piano at one end of the room, and occasionally there are small (usually un-amplified) musical events that take place there. Recently, a jazz quartet played without a PA and it sounded amazing, but these events are limited to a few times per year.

As I said, the system is intended to be used primarily by one person.

Please let me know if I can provide any other useful info.

Thanks!

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Re: TLAH Pro and Tuba HT for former church

#4 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

SLA Pro should be sufficient. THT is the wrong choice for music applications, it goes an octave lower than music requires and is much larger than necessary. T30 or T45 go low enough. As to the sub placement, you can only determine the best placement using the sub crawl method; google it. While one sub is usually enough for the required output it usually takes at least two for uniform response in the room. That also cannot be determined until you place one at the best possible location and then test the room response.

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