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Make it Simple. Find The Right Ceiling Speaker.

Make it Simple - Find The Right Ceiling Speaker

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How do you choose the “Right” ceiling speaker for your room or project?

How do you choose the “Right” ceiling speaker for your room or project?

There is a seemingly never-ending selection of product on the market from a host of brands.

But at the end of the day, it comes down to the staples of installation, reliability, and quality for the price. In conference rooms, training rooms, banquet centers, and lecture halls, having quality audio is essential.

We all have our personal favorites that we rely on because with hundreds of potential options in the market we need to cut through the noise and work with something we know will get the job done.

Here is my cheat sheet of favorites, and precisely WHY. I hope this can help you cut through the options and know that you to can provide a solution quickly and without any “Gotcha’s” on the back side.

Remember, if you need help doing a layout with all the math

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In a good, better, best scenario, here are my picks.

All three units have some common “Must Have”  features. Each speaker must have a dedicated tweeter, include backbox, C-rings, and tile bridges. Have multiple power taps with bypass,  and overall must have a very good sound to my picky ears. This way, there is never anything missing on a job site, and if my ears like them, then the end client will most definitely be satisfied.

EVIDC4.2

EVIDC4.2

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What is it? A 4-inch 2-way speaker with a wide 130-degree dispersion.

What is it? A 4-inch 2-way speaker with a wide 130-degree dispersion.

 

Where? Perfect for conference rooms and any general paging and voice reinforcement application with minimal multimedia.

Why? This is my best overall value pick for any application

Why? This is my best overall value pick for any application that requires high quality and intelligible audio and decent multimedia. The wide dispersion means that you can get away with fewer speakers per room while providing perfectly even coverage. Low ceilings? This unit is a must-have. When speech is king, and there is a budget this is the no-nonsense speaker that I rely on every day. While a higher overall cost than some “economy” ceiling speakers, the time saving and quality make it an incredible value that justifies the few dollars difference.

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EVIDC8.2

EVIDC8.2

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What is it? An 8-inch 2-way speaker with 110-degree dispersion.

What is it? An 8-inch 2-way speaker with 110-degree dispersion.

Where? Executive boardrooms, Gyms, lobbies, or anywhere high-quality speech with good full range performance is an absolute.

Why? This is the bigger brother to the EVIDC4.2 ceiling speakers.

Why? This is the bigger brother to the EVIDC4.2 ceiling speakers. What is the big difference? Two times the size woofer. In the real world, this is an excellent sounding speaker that has a focused quality all the way down to 62 Hertz. While the overall footprint in the ceiling is the same, this is a perfect solution for any room that needs a mix of full range sound along with high-quality speech. The slightly tighter dispersion gives great impact, so understand that you will need more speakers to cover the same area than with the 4-inch version.  I have relied on this speaker for years with thousands of happy customers. Nine to twelve-foot ceilings are a perfect match for this unit.

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EVIDPC8.2

EVIDPC8.2

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What is it? A premium 8 inch two way with 100-degree dispersion.

What is it? A premium 8 inch two way with 100-degree dispersion.

 

Where? Any location that needs high fidelity audio in a ceiling solution. High-end lobbies,  medium to large church overflow, museum exhibits and beyond.

Why? The P stands for premium.

Why? The P stands for premium. This is the unit to select where you have any client that is an enthusiast, or the image requires full range music with NO sacrifice. Most people equate ceilings speakers with thin or poor audio quality. While my other two picks do sound extremely good, the EVIDPC8.2 speaker sounds fantastic in its class. The EVIDPC8.2 is one ceiling speaker you can put toe to toe with ANY other on the market, and it will outperform. All with the same reliability of it’s older siblings. Electro-voice set out to make simply the best sounding ceiling speaker possible, and they accomplished it. For a media-centric install, this should be your no regrets solution.

These are my three trusted solutions, which I rely on every day.

These are my three trusted solutions, which I rely on every day. Would you bet the farm on your current go-to? If not, then you should give these a try for your next project.

 

Need a hand? We are happy to help you pick the right speaker and layout for your project. And as always, you can try these from Starin, Risk-Free Now! Connect with me to discuss!

Download This Comparison Reference Chart for All Three Speakers

 

 

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