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shurikn
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need expertise on setting up audio in a big room 75ftx100ft.

basicly im tryng to setup a sound system at work for an area of 75ftx100ft.

total newbie when it comes to sound systems.

after blowing up multiple old amps that we had layng around, we decided to build something more robust.

we only play music with mp3 players and smartphones, mp3 & flac.

we have a budget of 2000-2500$(canadian)

iv been reading reviews and articles for the last 2 weeks and im a bit exhausted to be honest so any help would be greatly appreciated.

first priority is durability, the system can be used anywhere btw 10-20hrs a day 7 days a week and we play music really loud.

looking for a good mix of sound quality and power.

the best i could come up was a stereo receiver and 4 speakers.

http://www.harmankardon.com/EN-CA/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?PID...

4x http://www.definitivetech.com/products/studiomonitor-45

but then i found integrated amps and it looks like a better solution to drive 4 speakers than a receiver with features i dont need.

so help me find something to power 4 studiomonitor-45 that wont die on me after a few weeks.

thank you

Bill B
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go pro

for that size room, with an emphasis on durability, power, and volume, you might want to look past home-type components, and look at "pro" type sound reinforcment systems.  They are built for durability and hard use.  Start with Guitar Center stores, or Sweetwater.com, and look for big ol' JBL's or speakers like that.

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sound system

You need to get some self-powered JBL pro sound systems.

They have high-power amps built into the speaker cabinets and are designed for very high sound levels and tons of bass. The amps are matched to the speakers and designed for 100% reliability and can be taken to outside venues also, because they are designed for portablity.

The JBL PRX 715 would be perfect. It has a 15-inch woofer and a 1500 watt power amp.

Sweetwater has it for only $950 each, which is 40% below list price.

With a pair of those and a mixer you can get for $200 or so, you will have a system that will rock the block or fill up even an auditorium with good sound.

That is a much much better solution than what you had in mind before.

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would you be kind enough to

would you be kind enough to recommend a mixer for those jbl speakers. 

 

thanks for the info/advise.

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The Yamaha MG102c would work fine,

It has line inputs and MIC inputs which can be configured for either stereo pairs or

individual channels.

Sweetwater sells it for $100.

They have many many other mixers for under $200.

You can call them and tell them what you are doing and they will recommend.

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