A friend is opening a bar and I’m assessing him with the music and sound installation. The place will have a lot of small/medium rooms and at the moment we are trying to choose the right speakers for the place. Because of the size of the rooms and the vibe they want to set (won’t be for dancing) I was thinking that active monitors would be the best solution as they give you a nice volume with ultra clear output, plus you can control the volume from each individual speaker.
At the moment I’m thinking of 5 pairs of speakers. Now, which is the best way to control them? Pre-amps? a small mixing desk? Music will probably come from a computer.
Please see the blueprint below - the bar is over two floors.
If your mate wants a really good system and you can afford it then i would suggest going through a company like this:
However Funktion 1 might be a bit overkill if they aren’t going to be used for music with a high dynamic range although you will get sweet mids and highs regardless.
Also if you don’t intend to play music loud then probably not such a good idea.
I personnally would go for it anyway but that is just me.
monitors are mostly nearfield and designed for accurate sound, not “good” sound, so they might not be the right choice. but yeah get the most expensive Adam monitors you can afford. make sure you strap them in well cos i know i’d want to steal them.