Latin America. According to Aplitec Ingeniería it is common for end customers to have doubts about which sound solution to install in commercial premises, so he shared a series of recommendations to take into account.
The crux of the matter, according to this company, is that when designing and looking for a sound solution there are many doubts about what type of system should be installed.
"We want it to sound good in the space we have, without exceeding our budget or the power of the sound. Whether it's because we don't want to turn the space into a nightclub or earn a fine, which can happen when the place becomes located in a residential area".
In that sense, Aplitec ensures that the first thing to consider for the sound installation is space.
Size of your business
The expert brand ensures that if the space is small you do not need to make a very high investment in sound, rather, you should ask yourself if it will have a dance floor or if rather the function of the music will be to motivate the conversation between customers.
If you have a dance floor "there are two excellent options for your business: install amplified sound booths, either 15 or 12 inches. These equipment include the amplifier or the so-called sound plant. In this way you will have fewer cables looking out there, another advantage is that you can arrange these equipment hanging on the wall or from the ceiling. Even if you have a little more space to mount them on a tripod". Aplitec said.
Now, if the project includes screens, computers or a Karaoke Bar system, the recommendation is to include a mixing console. "Mixing consoles order your sound system a lot more, having all the input and output connections in one place".
In general, when installing a sound system for places with a dance floor, Aplitec recommends equipment (booths + console) but taking special care with the position of each device. "You can set up the booths near what you think will be the dance floor and reinforce the sound with an Active Bass."
If it is a Karaoke Bar we recommend a console with good channel inputs, whether it is 8 0 10 tickets. You can connect the audio signal of the TV, the computer or the dj and at the same time the microphones.
Another advantage of this equipment is that you can equalize each sound that enters, activate effects, control the volume independently among other features.
Ambient sound is another very successful proposal to set bars, cafes, pubs or restaurants where the design and concept of the premises do not allow the sound equipment to be very visible.
The advice is to use small-sized equipment, several units hopefully hanging on the wall or ceiling, so that they blend in with the environment. "We recommend a passive ambience sound system that can be connected in series throughout the place". For this it is necessary to have a line amplifier, which will be responsible for sending all the power and audio signal for all speakers.
Now, if what you are looking for is that the sound is perceived better then it is ideal to have a crossover or equalizer in the system.
Finally, Aplitec said that the importance of installing audio systems is that "businesses manage to establish stronger and more lasting relationships between their brand and their customers, when they involve more than one sense. In this case, the audio + what they live with you".