Quiet Voice Audio SOUND SYSTEM EQUIPMENT CHOICES and CONSIDERATIONS

 

Factors that influence how well a sound system will perform in a room. First is the acoustics of the room. Quiet Voice Audio can provide aesthetically pleasing acoustic treatments to 'unfriendly' hard surfaces that create acoustic issues. Acoustic panels are available in 1" and 2" thick, 4' X 8' or smaller panels and several hundred choices of cover material colors, patterns and textures are available. 

If you walk around your room and clap your hands you'll sense how "friendly" or "unfriendly" your acoustics are. A common problem of "old school" sound installations and poor acoustic designs is the speakers being mounted too high in the room to the point where you hear the speaker within the room acoustics and not the speaker itself. This decreases articulation and introduces the greater possibility of feedback. 

California Fire Code rated acoustic materials in hundreds of colors, patterns and textures.
 
 

 
Second and third are based on experience and the laws of physics. A well designed system covering all your requirements plus future expansion is paramount. The choice of speakers and their proper positioning in the room is critical in achieving accurate sound and even coverage in the room. No matter how much you invest in electronics, i.e., mixer, signal processing, equalizers, microphones, etc., you will always be listening to the characteristics of the speakers. The system will sound as good as the acoustics will allow and the choice of speakers and their positioning.

Fourth is the quality of the installation. Attention to details, understanding the workings of the components as a team and the final tuning makes the difference between a pile of mismatched equipment and a sound system

 
 
 
 


Quiet Voice Audio SOUND SYSTEM EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
(Partial list of frequently installed equipment based on sonic performance, reliability and value)

LOUDSPEAKERS
(other than the room acoustics, the choice of speakers and placement is paramount)

  • EAW
  • FULCRUM ACOUSTIC
  • JBL COMMERCIAL SERIES
  • MARTIN AUDIO
  • PRESONUS
  • QSC
  • TANNOY
  • TECTONIC
  • VUE Audiotechnik   
  • YAMAHA COMMERCIAL
  • Eminence and B&C (raw speakers) and custom fabricated QVA loudspeakers


MICROPHONES (WIRED & WIRELESS)
Shure
Audix
AKG
Heil
Countryman
Mogan
Audio Technica

MIXING CONSOLES (SMALL TO LARGE FORMAT, ANALOG & DIGITAL)
Allen & Heath

Yamaha
Soundcraft
Presonus
Shure
Rane 
Architectural Acoustics


SIGNAL PROCESSING
dbx
Ashley
Presonus
Architectural Acoustics
Symetrix
Furman
Rane
RDL

RECORDING & PLAYBACK
Denon
Marantz
Tascam

HEARING ASSIST
Williams Sound

CABLES, CONNECTORS, DI BOXES, STAGE BOXES, ACOUSTIC TREATMENT
Belden
West Penn
CBI
Neutrik
ACE Stage Boxes
dbx
ART
Radial
BBE
Whirlwind
Guilford & Lamvin


INSTRUMENTS
Quiet Voice Audio authorized dealer Hammond Organs & Leslie Speakers (Professional sales)