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i dont know. im just thinking an easy way to get all the power to all the speakers so they are all playing the same thing.

BTW that thing last weekend was "BALLIN"
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Greetz
I have fairly extensive experience onstage with concert PA systems and have worked in a Pro Sound department for a few years as well as designed and installed a few systems in nightclubs and restaurants. I have also torn down lots of junk.

It is my opinion that numerous smaller speakers especially in a dropped ceiling present many more problems than they address. If you really need to know why I will write back if you want to hear about wiring hassles and phase relationships or psychoacoustics.

The last restaurant with fairly serious and varied requirements I designed was very simple and effective. I used this ElectroVoice EVID 12.1 dual voice coil sub-woofer

and 4 of these EV EVID 6.2 satellites

I bi-amped them using the crossover built in to the Denon AVR 2310CI and used a Crest power amp for the sub-woof. It is especially important to use good heavy speaker wire. Here's a useful chart. Notice that 20ga wire offers up a DC resistance of 10 ohms per 1000 feet or 1 ohm per 100 feet. This is in no way trivial! Even a 50ft run at 0.5 ohms to an 8 ohm speaker driven by a 200 watt amp at a 16:1 ratio will lose almost 13 watts to heat the wire. I use 12ga miniimum and prefer 10ga.

This system handles even extremely loud staff parties without distortion or listening fatigue and never sounds disembodied because it has a sense of source without sacrificing coverage in the least and has done so for 5 years now. I have commonly replaced as junk so-called commercial systems that have been only a year or two old.

Take your time and choose wisely with the longview in mind is my considered opinion.
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i dont know. im just thinking an easy way to get all the power to all the speakers so they are all playing the same thing.

BTW that thing last weekend was "BALLIN"
LOL Bob wth are you talking about? What thing last weekend?
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LOL Bob wth are you talking about? What thing last weekend?
Im talking about post #10. You musta been passed out by the tim i got there.
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Im talking about post #10. You musta been passed out by the tim i got there.
Yeah, I should go to therapy and do 10 steps.
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