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I posted this is in the Hi-Fi area but it's a ghost town over there. I really need some of you more experienced guys to help me out if you can.

Hello everyone,

I'm hoping one of you knows his stuff about a sound systems for a retail store.

I am opening a new store and need a system. I plan on using music and message overhead. The total space is about 3200sqft with about 2500 of that being actual retail area. I will be using a service like Trusonic or Playnetwork for the music.

The big question is what is a good system to get for a drop ceiling? I'm looking for the best speakers as well as an amp to run them. I figure I need at least 6 speakers in total in the 8" size. The room is 30' x 64'.

I appreciate any and all help.
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just wondering would it be possible to get some bookshelf speakers to mount on the wall just below the ceiling on the wall?

if not you could possibly be able to fit this in the tiles: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-415

EDIT

im thinking it may be possible to use this amp, and use it in a bridge mode so you can wire 8 of the speakers up so that the amp sees 8 ohms.
Edited by bobfig - 1/11/11 at 9:47pm
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just wondering would it be possible to get some bookshelf speakers to mount on the wall just below the ceiling on the wall?

if not you could possibly be able to fit this in the tiles: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-415

EDIT

im thinking it may be possible to use this amp, and use it in a bridge mode so you can wire 8 of the speakers up so that the amp sees 8 ohms.
Hey Bob thanks for the help.

I actually was looking at these speakers. The reviews seem really strong on them.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Those would work. I just dont like that they dont list what brand they are. I know you cant go wrong with a dayton brand. i guess i thought that you wanted the whole speaker unit to be smaller then 8", not an 8" woofer. Ether way im just thinking that it would be better for an enclosed speaker to help with the lower end instead of an open back that most of them may be.

Here is a 6 1/2" enclosed dayton http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-417
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Those would work. I just dont like that they dont list what brand they are. I know you cant go wrong with a dayton brand. i guess i thought that you wanted the whole speaker unit to be smaller then 8", not an 8" woofer. Ether way im just thinking that it would be better for an enclosed speaker to help with the lower end instead of an open back that most of them may be.

Here is a 6 1/2" enclosed dayton http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-417
Monoprice is its own brand.
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Monoprice is its own brand.
ooo ok. didn't know they had there own brand. all i could say is to buy 1 or 2 and try them out.
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I think six speakers in that area is going to be difficult if you ceiling-mount them. The floor (assuming carpet) is going to absorb most of the sound, so you'd have to have the speakers pretty loud to get coverage throughout the store. I like the idea of floorstanding speakers mounted up higher...
    
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I think six speakers in that area is going to be difficult if you ceiling-mount them. The floor (assuming carpet) is going to absorb most of the sound, so you'd have to have the speakers pretty loud to get coverage throughout the store. I like the idea of floorstanding speakers mounted up higher...
Yeah after looking at it more closely I think we will end up having to do 10-12 speakers in the 8" size and put them 10-12' apart.

The floor speakers mounted high just don't have a professional look to them IMO so that just wont work.
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if you get 16 speakers yo can wire them up as a total 8ohm load on a single source. also dont forget you may want a could in the back room.
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if you get 16 speakers yo can wire them up as a total 8ohm load on a single source. also dont forget you may want a could in the back room.
Bob I think you got side tracked or you started partying without us. lol

Couldn't I use a speaker selector with 10 or 12 speakers?
Edited by Michael Cox - 1/12/11 at 12:59pm
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