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Sup everyone,

I am putting together a small business plan. Lots of things are on my list, but the funnest is going to be the A/V Gear. I plan on really killing it for the gym.

My current budget is $5000, which can move around depending on the Price to Performance of the Gear.

I am setting aside roughly $3000 for the audio side. What would y'all recommend? Size is going to be somewhere between 70x20 and 90x30, so very rectangular.

Thoughts? It will be used for lots of genres of music, and also TV and Movies/Presentations.

I'm not really looking for EXACT product recommendations, just recommendation on the setup itself. (9.2 channel, how to wire things, etc)

Thanks in advance! biggrin.gif
    
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Throw all your money at martin audio speakers and place them in every corner of the gym.
     
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I'd do some research into how movie theaters setup speakers. I assume that you will have large audiences so you would not want to limit yourself to one or two 'sweet spots'. Also, if by gym you mean an actual gymnasium, then you'll need to put a lot of time into figuring out how to do room conditioning or all of your audio will be pretty bad: using things like draw curtains or what not can help with that.
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post

Throw all your money at martin audio speakers and place them in every corner of the gym.
Interesting. Interesting. I will check that out!
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I'd do some research into how movie theaters setup speakers. I assume that you will have large audiences so you would not want to limit yourself to one or two 'sweet spots'. Also, if by gym you mean an actual gymnasium, then you'll need to put a lot of time into figuring out how to do room conditioning or all of your audio will be pretty bad: using things like draw curtains or what not can help with that.
Good idea.

I mean SMALL WORKOUT gym. It is going to be a powerlifters/bodybuilders/crossfitters gym.

Aware me on the bolded. I really don't understand. Ventilation? That won't be hard and is already on the list, but maybe you mean something else....
    
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Interesting. Interesting. I will check that out!

I was being slightly sarcastic when I posted that.

But the nightclub I work at uses all Martin Audio in all three rooms of the club.

Incredible sounding speakers, I've never walked out of the club with my ears ringing at the end of the night.
     
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From the dimensions of the Room and also for the purposes, you might to mount your speakers in wall or in ceiling although I would recommend the in-ceiling approach. Also, the 9.3, 11.4 channel setups are mostly for home theaters with specific seating arrangements.

You might want to have Ceiling speakers mounted atleast 6 feet from the corners and further 8 feet from each other although depending on how to 'Fill' the room, you can narrow/widen the distance. Also, since this will be a gymnasium, pay close attention to how the Sound waves will reflect from the bare surfaces. You might want to add sound dampening material on walls and floors (floors is easy, carpet would help absorb the sound waves). As for walls, you might want to get Bass traps in the corners and absorption panels made from owens corning sound isolation material which I believe is OC703 but you can look that up..

Since your room will be big, you might want to keep these sound absorbing panels atleast 2-4 feet apart from each other and they should be 2X4 in size minimum.. As for speakers, you can either choose polk, bowers wilkins, def tech, klipsch etc depending on ur budget. I would atleast get 7-9 speakers to put in ceiling and then i would try to get 2 (3 would be good) 12" subs for base frequencies. Kindly take some time reading on home theater setup forums (avs forum is quite popular) and go thru some basics. You will need AV Controller if you plan to go that route or you can control your system via a DAC from your PC but i doubt whether you can control so many speakers off your sound card (most have support for 5.1 or 7.2) but i can be wrong.

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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post

I was being slightly sarcastic when I posted that.

But the nightclub I work at uses all Martin Audio in all three rooms of the club.

Incredible sounding speakers, I've never walked out of the club with my ears ringing at the end of the night.
^Made me chuckle. I won't be blasting it all the time, soundstage is important, but I want it to be killer for certain occasions.
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From the dimensions of the Room and also for the purposes, you might to mount your speakers in wall or in ceiling although I would recommend the in-ceiling approach. Also, the 9.3, 11.4 channel setups are mostly for home theaters with specific seating arrangements.

You might want to have Ceiling speakers mounted atleast 6 feet from the corners and further 8 feet from each other although depending on how to 'Fill' the room, you can narrow/widen the distance. Also, since this will be a gymnasium, pay close attention to how the Sound waves will reflect from the bare surfaces. You might want to add sound dampening material on walls and floors (floors is easy, carpet would help absorb the sound waves). As for walls, you might want to get Bass traps in the corners and absorption panels made from owens corning sound isolation material which I believe is OC703 but you can look that up..

Since your room will be big, you might want to keep these sound absorbing panels atleast 2-4 feet apart from each other and they should be 2X4 in size minimum.. As for speakers, you can either choose polk, bowers wilkins, def tech, klipsch etc depending on ur budget. I would atleast get 7-9 speakers to put in ceiling and then i would try to get 2 (3 would be good) 12" subs for base frequencies. Kindly take some time reading on home theater setup forums (avs forum is quite popular) and go thru some basics. You will need AV Controller if you plan to go that route or you can control your system via a DAC from your PC but i doubt whether you can control so many speakers off your sound card (most have support for 5.1 or 7.2) but i can be wrong.

Thanks

So, go with the in-ceiling approach. Check.

Go with 9.3 setup is that the consensus here, you kinda bounce around a bit?

Perhaps revise the soundstage and add Sound Absorbing/Bass Traps/Isolation if need be. Check. (Trial and Error ftw)

I probably going the Polk or Klipsch route. I like their gear.

Will definitely check out the avsforum.

I wonder, the plan will be to control everything from the back office. I think a simple receiver, DAC, and PC should do the trick, I need help on this side. PCI Sound Card should do the trick for 9.3 idk though. :/
    
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Aware me on the bolded. I really don't understand. Ventilation? That won't be hard and is already on the list, but maybe you mean something else....

Lefteye covered room conditioning:
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Also, since this will be a gymnasium, pay close attention to how the Sound waves will reflect from the bare surfaces. You might want to add sound dampening material on walls and floors (floors is easy, carpet would help absorb the sound waves). As for walls, you might want to get Bass traps in the corners and absorption panels made from owens corning sound isolation material which I believe is OC703 but you can look that up..
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Lefteye covered room conditioning:

Got it. I appreciate the help here fellas. Great stuff.
    
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