AudioAsylum Trader
Pro Audio Asylum

Pro studio recording equipment and music production/industry.

For Sale Ads

FAQ / News / Events


Use this form to submit comments directly to the Asylum moderators for this forum. We're particularly interested in truly outstanding posts that might be added to our FAQs.

You may also use this form to provide feedback or to call attention to messages that may be in violation of our content rules.

You must login to use this feature.

Inmate Login

Login to access features only available to registered Asylum Inmates.
    By default, logging in will set a session cookie that disappears when you close your browser. Clicking on the 'Remember my Moniker & Password' below will cause a permanent 'Login Cookie' to be set.


The Name that you picked or by default, your email.
Forgot Moniker?


Examples "Rapper", "Bob W", "joe@aol.com".


Forgot Password?

 Remember my Moniker & Password ( What's this?)

If you don't have an Asylum Account, you can create one by clicking Here.

Our privacy policy can be reviewed by clicking Here.

Inmate Comments

Your Email:  

Message Comments


Original Message

RE: Pro Speaker recommendation for small dance club

Posted by Inmate51 on June 7, 2011 at 20:08:45:

Sorry for the delayed reply. Regarding favorites - no, not really. There are lots of nice-sounding speakers out there. Which ones are most suited for your needs depends on a variety of factors, including aesthetics and practicality of installation.

PSG is on the right track with his comment about using four mains, although I'd bump that up to six (three on each long wall) or maybe even eight, and a minimum of two subs crossed at or below 80 Hz.

Since John Meyer taught me, many years ago, the majority of my understanding of loudspeaker/sound propagation physics, I'm still a bit partial to his products, but I fully recognize that there are products from other companies which may meet your needs just as well, or maybe even better. In general, I'd be looking at main boxes which are clean above about 80 - 100 Hz, at the SPL you want, and have the desired dispersion up to at least 12 KHz. These may be 2-way or 3-way boxes, but in either case, will require a subwoofer, making it a 3 or 4-way system.

I'd also narrow the search to 12", or better yet, 10" woofers, excluding sub. The use of 15" woofers up to crossing over to the high frequency driver only works in a limited range of scenarios, and yours isn't one of them.

www.meyersound.com is the site for John Meyer's products. Beyond that, EV, Danley, JBL, QSC, and Yamaha may also have something for you. (And yes, I read the Danley/Meyer "shoot out" in another forum. Tom - please post that pic of the world's largest subwoofer, the one in the shipping container!)

Ok, I think I'm done here. Good luck!