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Speaker and Amp selection

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 14:58:21
Posts: 1
Location: Colorado
Joined: December 29, 2016
Hi all, I've been having some speaker problems in our large restaurant and want to make sure I'm getting the right info before I purchase a new amp. The problem is the current set up is shorting out the volume switches in each section and has fried the speaker selector.

What I have is a 402-VZL mixer going to a Rialto 200 watt amp to a Sonnance speaker selector to 4 Definitive AW6500 speakers (max 200 amps), 4 EVO 6.2 Speakers (max 200 amps) and 2 bathroom canister speakers that I don't have specs for.

I'm not using the company that installed this system anymore and the solution of the new company is to swap the amp for a 12 zone amp giving me 70 watts to each speaker and get rid of the speaker selector. As is I'm getting 20 amps to each speaker.

Does this seem like a solution?



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RE: Speaker and Amp selection, posted on December 29, 2016 at 20:05:37
Mr Peabody

Posts: 856
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Joined: August 14, 2010
That sounds like a solution. Then could you control volume to each zone from the mixer? If the amp is a true 70 watts per channel, that should be more power than you'd ever need just for background in a restaurant.


RE: Speaker and Amp selection, posted on December 29, 2016 at 20:14:48

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Location: Alabama
Joined: September 11, 2010
Welcome! joel,

yes, you are on the right track. Happy Listening!


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