This system design template describes a typical loudspeaker layout for a multipurpose room. This Social Hall or Community Room is used for a variety of activities, functioning as a cafeteria, gym, auditorium or gathering space. It may be challenging to provide a single audio solution that addresses all of these uses and related events.
The Side and Top views below show an array of horizontally-oriented loudspeakers that provide coverage to the left, center and right of the space. Each loudspeaker likely needs a wider vertical dispersion and a narrower horizontal pattern to provide the best coverage. Usually, the loudspeaker's on-axis projection should be aligned with the center of the platform.
When possible, distributing subwoofers across the front of the platform offers even coverage, but mounting them overhead may be necessary to preserve floor space.
Below is the list of Community equipment used in this design:
- 3 - Community IP6-1122 Medium Power 12-inch Full-Range Two-Way; 37 Hz – 19 kHz, /26 (120° x 60°), /64 (60° x 40°), /66 (60° x 60°), /94(90° x 40°), /96 (90° x 60°), /99 (90° x 90°)
- 3 - Community IUB1122B/W U-bracket for IP-1122 (Black/White)
- 3 - Community BFR22H BalancePoint™ Fly Rails (22") horizontal
- 1 - Community ALC-1604D Amplified Loudspeaker Controller: 4 Channels x 1600W + DSP and Dante (IP6-1122)
Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers
Community's line of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers (ALC) offers factory-optimized DSP processing, protective limiting and amplification, as well as signal routing, zone switching, and remote monitoring for virtually any Community loudspeaker application. Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analog and Dante® inputs included in each model are assignable per channel in static or failover/backup configuration, supporting quick and easy integration into any new or existing system. Community-authored loudspeaker presets include equalization, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application. Additionally, each Community loudspeaker preset includes loudspeaker power and impedance information, allowing the system configuration software to display the total power and impedance of multiple parallel wired loudspeakers, further reducing the time and effort required to match complete loudspeaker systems with the appropriate ALC models and output channel configurations.
In-depth control and monitoring is accomplished via ArmoníaPlus® system manager software.