Which stereo will rock the party?
October 18, 2011 3:41 PM Subscribe
Help an audio noob figure out what kind of sound system would be good enough to play music at a small party in a large space. Would a home audio system be sufficient?
posted by zosime to technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I’m looking for advice on what type of sound system would be sufficient to play music at an informal family dinner/dance type of event that will be held in a large room that is 30 ft x 60 ft in size. There will be maybe 40 people attending, and not much furniture in the room besides tables and chairs, so basically the room will be quite empty. The sound can be limited to one area of the room.
We want to play mp3 music from our laptop and iPods and are wondering if any of our existing equipment would sound decent and loud enough.
Would any of these options work for our needs?
- home audio system (110 W total output)
- large & heavy 80’s hi-fi boombox (20 W per channel at 2.5 ohms ?)
- home theatre system
Or maybe we can find some suitable stereo equipment for cheap on craigslist, what should we be looking for?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or tips you can offer.