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    Question 8000 sq ft in need of quality sound

    I have a warehouse that I would like to setup with a system. What are the first steps in creating a system to this, without adding a third night job, lol within reasonable cost.

    What speakers or loudspeakers will carry great sound for 8000 sq ft? how many will be necessary?
    What models?

    Is a high end receiver recommended? Or is a high end amp and tuner the solution?
    What models? amp,tuner,reciever

    What role do pre-amps play? crossovers? EQs?

    By now you are aware I am in serious need of hi-fi knowledge. My intentions are to blow that warehouse away, maybe some jerry garcia, warren haynes (gov't mule) etc.

    I appreciate all input and will post progess on components purchased.

    Tampa, Florida

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    I think I would be looking at pro audio stuff.

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    What exactly are you trying to do? A night club? A place where you can host parties?
    If it's really that big, you should consider the pro audio arena. But that's not my area of expertise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by living_in_dolby
    I have a warehouse that I would like to setup with a system. What are the first steps in creating a system to this, without adding a third night job, lol within reasonable cost.
    First you have to begin with good acoustics.

    What speakers or loudspeakers will carry great sound for 8000 sq ft? how many will be necessary?
    What models?
    Don't know, other than this being a warehouse and 8000 sq ft, we know nothing of the space, how it may be divided, what is going to be happening in that space, etc.

    Is a high end receiver recommended? Or is a high end amp and tuner the solution?
    What models? amp,tuner,reciever
    Need more info.

    What role do pre-amps play? crossovers? EQs?
    Part of this is system/purpose dependant, but a "room eq" unit will most likely be needed to match the response of the speakers to the final acoustics of the space.

    By now you are aware I am in serious need of hi-fi knowledge. My intentions are to blow that warehouse away, maybe some jerry garcia, warren haynes (gov't mule) etc.

    I appreciate all input and will post progess on components purchased.

    Tampa, Florida
    Well, you can try this place for help, too:

    http://www.prosoundweb.com/
    http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/

    -Bruce

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    Check the Mackie website for the best in pro-sound reinforcement gear.

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    Here is additional information, the building demensions are 120' x 60' = 7200 sq ft. It will be drywalled and the ceilings are 18'. The floor is concrete. It will be empty space, when complete it should be a pretty cool. If I have friends over it will be a place they can listen to music and have fun.

    Thank you for direction, I look forward to your input.
    Brent

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    Maybe you should get Flo to sell you his Grand's. Better yet, we should convince Flo to relocate to your place. You certainly have the necessary space for some Grand's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    Maybe you should get Flo to sell you his Grand's. Better yet, we should convince Flo to relocate to your place. You certainly have the necessary space for some Grand's.
    Well first of all, this would happen only over my dead body
    Second, i just signed my new Apartment and my Tact 2.2XP arived.
    And i have to add a third point, which is that 85K is not affordable LOL

    -Flo

    PS: I would look into building a wall with monsoon audio planar magnetic drivers
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    Well first of all, this would happen only over my dead body
    Second, i just signed my new Apartment and my Tact 2.2XP arived.
    And i have to add a third point, which is that 85K is not affordable LOL

    -Flo

    PS: I would look into building a wall with monsoon audio planar magnetic drivers
    I guess I'll just have to come to Germany to hear them. Someone has to make sure you set them up right.
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    Marcof PPA1 head amp, Shure, Sumiko, Ortofon carts
    Marantz CD63SE CD,Yamaha DVD-S1800, MSB DAC
    Accuphase T101 tuner,Nakamichi LX-5, ZX-7 Teac V-7010
    Lexicon MC8 surround processor
    2 Adcom GFA-545,2 radically modified Dynaco MK3's,2 bridged Crown XLS-402, Paradigm X-30, Behringer CX2310, DSP1124P
    2 12" Transmission Line Subs (PASS DIY El-Pipe-O), Acoustat Spectra 22 ESL's (fronts), Acoustat Model 1 ESL's/SPW-1 Woofer (rears)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tahitijack
    Check the Mackie website for the best in pro-sound reinforcement gear.
    Actually, the pros consider them to be lower end. They've also had serious problems since moving their production to China.

    -Bruce

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    Hey Bruce,
    One man's floor is anothers ceiling. My experience is that Yamaha & Carvin are low/mid wanna bes. JBL and Mackie are dependable and road worthy mid/upper. What are you using? What would you recommend if I want to move up a notch? Thanks for your advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tahitijack
    Hey Bruce,
    One man's floor is anothers ceiling. My experience is that Yamaha & Carvin are low/mid wanna bes. JBL and Mackie are dependable and road worthy mid/upper. What are you using? What would you recommend if I want to move up a notch? Thanks for your advice.
    Don't get me wrong, I've used Mackie equipment myself and found nothing wrong with it. I think they ran into trouble because some of thier boards wren't capable of standing up to the rough demands of road tours. The recent troubles are being mentioned on several boards. BTW - even Carvin has its place and a warehouse might be that place.

    Still, acoustics must come first, or it won't matter what you put in, it will all sound like garbage.

    -Bruce

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