Video: Updating the sound system at Trinity Irish Pub
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(Voiceover) Trinity Irish Pub needed a new sound system, so we sent our Pro Audio specialist, Dallas, to help.
Dallas: They had some, you know, X-Y-Z brand powered speakers, two, and a powered sub that wasn't filling the entire space. The powered speakers didn't have adequate volume or power to get the volume levels they wanted, and that's when they called me for help.
Because of the height of the ceiling, we definitely knew we needed to suspend the speakers to get them over the crowd so they weren't blocking the sound. So we picked the PRX400 series 12" as the four satellites to surround the dance floor to get an immersive effect on the dance floor.
I teamed it up with Crown amplifiers that have built in limiting factors so the system could be calibrated and protected, so as visiting DJs come in, plug their rigs into the system, they would be limited and protect the speakers. All of your equipment needs to be plugged into power protection, preferably filtering and power protection.
We set up the system, calibrated the system, passed the signal through a dbx DriveRack for auto-calibration of the room auto EQ setting. It also has the ability to perform anti-feedback control for any live mic that you are using. And everybody's very happy with this system now. There's plenty of clean power and they've got a lot of headroom.