Clubs, Fitness centers, Restaurants, Churches, Office buildings and many other businesses rely on a specific kind of sound system. These systems called "distributed audio systems." Other names are used to refer to these systems as well, including “Constant Power Systems” and “70-Volt Systems.”
Distributed audio systems can be as small or large as you need them to be and the experts at 22nd Avenue can help you determine exactly what you need.
Distributed audio systems are always designed to the custom needs of the individual. In order to determine what equipment will be necessary to create a system, you must first determine the requirements of the installation. Is the system being used only to project someone’s voice throughout a quiet building, or will you need a more powerful system that can page and provide background music at a noisy bar?
For example quiet office buildings and recreation centers generally require soft background music, with the ability to page. Whereas nightclubs, performance venues and loud restaurants need the ability to turn up the volume, creating a foreground system. In a nutshell a background system provides low volume levels and a foreground system has the ability to provide louder volumes.
But you can also have two types of systems in the same installation. Health clubs commonly require loud foreground music in the treadmill area, quiet ambient music in the yoga room and perhaps even promotional material looping in the reception area. They also need the ability to page members and trainers throughout the gym. This is an example of having the need for a combination of the two types of systems.
When it comes to speakers you typically have two style types, a surface mount and a ceiling mount. Surface-Mount speakers usually offer better sound quality for music and are easier to install. Ceiling-Mount speakers are hidden away inside of ceilings and walls and offer a better choice for visually non-invasive, aesthetically-minded customers. Of course it's important to consider the structural limitations of a project when designing a distributed audio system. Different construction materials such as drop ceilings, concrete walls and high rafters will affect your speaker options, mounting options and the sonic characteristics of the space.
Once the proper speakers are chosen, a "distributed amplifier" will be needed. Depending on the number of speakers in use, and the overall power requirements of those speakers, multiple amplifiers or a multi-channel amplifier may be necessary. If you want to have different audio playing in different zones, like the fitness club described earlier, you’re going to need an amplifier with multiple zone controls.
Next you must consider what sound sources will be needed. These sound sources may include microphones, a CD player, an MP3 player, radio, satellite radio, the audio output from a DVD player, cassette players, etc. More often than not, an installation will require mixing more than one of these sound sources. This is why a mixer is required. The team at 22nd Avenue will go over your options and provide the best layout for your space and function.
Additional possibilities to consider are options such as remotely positioned volume controls. This way a yoga instructor can turn down the volume and a Jazzercise instructor can crank it up. There is equipment available that gives you the option of installing a wall-mounted volume control that also features a microphone input and a button to select the proper audio for the room. There are many different components available to customize a system that could give your business a creative edge.
When it comes to commercial audio, the options are limitless. We can even interface your telephone or fire alarm into the distributed audio system. Game day in the bar? No problem!
If you're planning on installing a system, let the consultants at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics give you a hand in the design, procurement and deployment. We've been designing creative options for boardrooms to campuses for over 30 years... and always are staying up on the latest tech to ensure your system lasts a lifetime.
As we move into the video production season for our Redding and Chico friends, our partners have made some exciting additions to our upcoming rental inventory.
New Rental Items:
In additional to our existing "Off-Menu" grip and production rental:
Electrical and Lens
Looking for a video production partner instead?
Check out HD1 Live (www.hd1live.com) for the professional results you expect.
For video production, grip and electric rentals serving Redding, Chico, Reno and Sacramento on a routine basis.
We've been asked about this a lot... and back in November of last year we talked about the big question on everyone's mind: DO YOU INSTALL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS?
ANSWER: Yes the experts at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics help with the Christmas Lights!
We will install your own lighting, or provide ours for purchase or rent.
Purchase / Rental Installation
Typical households run between $350-$600 for a purchased installation, with high-end "Neighborhood Competition" class installations between $1,750-$5,000.
Provide Your Own
For those who have their own lighting, but just need the help getting the lights up - typical households run between $200-$400. With company labor generally around $95 p/hour.
Our installation team has the tools, tips and tricks to make sure your Christmas Light display is everything you want it to be... and that it's also safe and reliable throughout the unpredictable California December weather!
Questions? Ready to get started? Contact Us
With everyone hanging out on their phones, it's harder and harder for families to "connect" throughout the Holiday Season? Why not try a connected approach this year?
Let the experts at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics put together a rental package that is sure to connect young and old! Our team-members provide everything you need from additional televisions, ultra-short throw projectors to fit any room! As well as super cool BYOD casting devices so that anyone can share their phone or tablet's screen!
Family members and guests could then take pictures throughout the evening, immediately casting their photos and videos to the projector for everyone to see! Funny videos and other moments could also be shared in real-time for everyone to see, on the big screen!
Ready to get started on some exciting Audio Visual Ideas for the Holiday Season?
Give one of our Consultants a Call Today and Mention this blog post for a special offer!
All Audio Visual Consultants for this offer are dispatched from our Redding, Chico and Sacramento locations.
No, really, why not? It's a great ice breaker or fun thing to do for the kids. It makes an awesome time-saver for those last-minute Christmas Cards or Videos. Plus, paired with the right stuff - green-screen's can be super convincing to others "not-in-the-know".
... but the most important thing about green-screens... well, for the months of November and December - we're throwing in a green screen kit FOR FREE with any camcorder rental, just by asking!
That's right, customers who rent any camcorder in the months of November and December - qualify for a FREE GREEN SCREEN upgrade, just by asking!
Sound System and Visual Rentals for the Holidays!
Looking to entertain this year in Chico? Or have an office party coming up in Redding, or a family get-together in Sacramento? Need a little extra punch for that slideshow, movie screening or just a little bump in the sound system?
For the 4th year in a row 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics is proud to announce special holiday pricing on some of our most popular rental items!
Check out what we have below and reserve today!
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