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Multipurpose Social Hall

Wide Flat Space

This Social Hall or Community Room is a multipurpose space used for a variety of activities, functioning as a cafeteria, gym, auditorium or gathering space. It may be challenging to provide a single audio solution that addresses all of these uses and related events.

The Side and Top views above show an array of horizontally oriented loudspeakers1 that provide coverage to the left, center and right of the space. Each loudspeaker likely needs a wider vertical dispersion and a narrower horizontal pattern to provide the best coverage. Usually, the loudspeaker's on-axis projection should be aligned with the center of the platform.
When possible, distributing optional subwoofers across the front of the platform offers even coverage, but mounting them overhead may be necessary to preserve floor space.
Larger halls like this, with dedicated seating for sports, may benefit from a concurrent layout from the Sports Sound Loudspeaker Design Reference Guide.

Technical Considerations

Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers

Community recommends our series of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers (ALC) for all Community loudspeaker applications, like those shown in this application guide. ALCs provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and amplification functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any Community Professional Loudspeakers application. Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analog and Dante® inputs are included in each model, for quick and easy integration into any new or existing system. Community-authored loudspeaker presets include equalization, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application.

ALC Application Note

Total available power can be safely distributed asymmetrically across the outputs in any combination of low impedance and 70V/100V loads.  Power delivered from each output is individually managed; total shared power per ALC is monitored and limited independently by the power supply.

ALC-404D

4 inputs (Analog and/or Dante®)

4 channels of amplification and DSP processing

Each channel provides up to 400W of power into low impedance or 70V/100V loads, stable to 2Ω

In bridged mode, each pair of channels provides up to 800W into 8Ω, 4Ω, or 70V/100V loads

Total shared power not to exceed 1200W

Perfect for Small R SERIES, V SERIES, Compact I SERIES, W SERIES (W2), and ENT200 models, and zoned C SERIES & D SERIES applications

ALC-1604D

4 inputs (Analog and/or Dante®)

4 channels of amplification and DSP processing

Each channel provides up to 1600W of power into low impedance or 70V/100V loads, stable to 2Ω

In bridged mode, each pair of channels provides up to 3200W into 4Ω, or 70V/100V loads

Total shared power not to exceed 4800W

Perfect match for Larger R SERIES & W SERIES, I SERIES, IV6 and ENT-FR

ALC-3202D

2 inputs (Analog and/or Dante®)

2 channels of amplification and DSP processing

Each channel provides up to 3200W of power into low impedance or 70V/100V loads

In bridged mode, each pair of channels provides up to 6400W into 4Ω, or 70V/100V loads

Total shared power not to exceed 6400W

Perfect for R6-MAX, I SERIES Subwoofers and larger IV6 Arrays

 

Technical Information 

For power and full technical information refer to ALC spec sheets

For full DSP Settings/Tunings visit, here

 

Technical Support

Visit www.communitypro.com to learn more, or contact the Community TAG Team (Technical Applications Group) for technical and applications assistance at 1+ (610) 876-3400 or tagteam@communitypro.com

 

Design Guide

The House of Worship Design Guide can be downloaded, here.

 

*Dante® is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.