Best way to maximize sound system setup?
March 10, 2012 3:07 AM Subscribe
Physics/Sound Engineering/Speaker Setup Question. More = lower volume?
posted by conifer to science & nature (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm setting up my newest bar. As always with bars, one of the concerns is to minimize the sound from the sound system that leaks out into the neighbourhood, without killing the volume level inside. Here's the question. Imagine Bar A. It has 6 large speakers spread out throughout the bar. They play on volume level 10. Imagine Bar B. It has 20 small speakers spread throughout the bar. They play on volume level 3. Will it sound just as loud inside Bar B as in Bar A?
My logic on this is that in Bar B customers will always be close to a speaker, so there's no sound "wasted" as it travels (relatively) long distances, as in Bar A. That means less leakage out of the bar and less problems with neighbours.
Any sound engineers or physics people out there can help?