How to Select the Right Professional Sound System for Your Company

Nothing sounds better than a professional sound system installed at your facility. Whether you need an intercom system for your corporate office or 100 speakers in your arena or church, American Sound and Electronics has the expertise to install professional sound anywhere.

Take a look at how to select the right professional sound system for your company. 

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Determine Your Budget

First things first. Determine your budget for the professional sound system installation. 

Why should you go over your budget first? Because that will determine what you can do with your professional sound system. 

Your technology budget can come from many different sources, and a professional sound system is a large, one-time expense. Luckily, you won’t have to make such as large investment in this hardware ever again, or at least for a very long time.

Budgeting can also determine your timeframe for installation. Are you going to raise funds gradually, or do you have the revenue to pay for it now? Even if you’re going to spend 12 months on a fundraising project, you can still come up with a budget at the beginning of the process to help you shop around for bids.

Size of Your Facility

Modern buildings are constructed to handle large amounts of infrastructure improvements, including the installation of professional sound systems. 

The next step once you determine your budget is to size up your facility. It’s not just the square footage. You need to take into account the volume of space from floor to ceiling because the sound will travel in different ways from walls and ceilings. 

Does your large space accommodate 3,000 or 30,000 people? 

Having a budget lets you start the conversation with a professional sound system installer long before the project happens. Your chosen supplier can give you an idea of what and when to order.

What Your Walls & Ceilings Do to Sound

Your walls and ceilings are likely to reflect sound rather than absorb sound, which must be taken into account for your space when installing a professional sound system.

A sound installer will examine your facility to see how the sound travels, sightlines, and what the reflective surfaces will do to any sounds coming from speakers. Physically examining a site gives your chosen vendor an idea of how many speakers, what speakers, and the configuration of them for your facility.

Sound Quality

For any venue, whether you’re an arena, church, office, or factory floor, sound quality must be top-notch. Professional sound system installers want your facility to have the best quality sound throughout your space. Everyone in the room should be able to hear every sound emanating from the system.

What Types of Events Do You Need Sound For?

Concerts generate different sounds than lectures. Music worship with a piano versus an organ or electric guitar requires different components for a sound system, from speakers to the types of microphones. Sporting events need other types of professional sound system components to work correctly.

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Ready for world-class professional sound?

American Sound & Electronics, with offices in Cincinnati and Louisville, can install professional sound systems for any venue, whether you’ve got a downtown sports bar with televisions or a 3,000-seat sanctuary hosting worship services every Wednesday and Sunday.

Call us at (859) 261-9024 for more information on what our team can do for you.

Showcasing the Many Components of Professional Sound Systems Like the One in Paul Brown Stadium

We know the architects of ancient arenas and stadiums understood how sound traveled. That’s why many of these are designed in a bowl shape with stadium seating. When creating a sound system as large and complex as the Paul Brown Stadium, understanding how sound travels and why is essential. 

When you have a large space that needs the highest quality sound and video, look to the example of the engineering and electronic excellence found in the Paul Brown Stadium. In today’s blog from American Sound, we explain why. 

Ancient Principles

Sports have always been considered an essential part of not only American culture but societies around the globe. There is evidence in ancient Mayan, Roman, and Egyptian cultures that sports played a huge role in their daily life. 

Part of the experience is sound. To be able to enjoy the games entirely, attendees must be able to hear announcers and players. The Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an excellent example of refined sound engineering. 

Home to the NFL Football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, the stadium’s sound system was completed in three phases.

The Q Values 

One of the first things the engineers had to identify were the Q values of the speakers within the stadium. 

A Q value, or Q factor, is the amount of output or distance a speaker can carry the sound away from itself. Understanding this is crucial when designing sound systems for large spaces like stadiums and concert halls. 

If improperly designed, the speakers will not distribute appropriately, creating echoes and sound displacement. This produces an unpleasant experience for the attendees, precisely what the sound engineers at Paul Brown Stadium were trying to avoid. The result was custom-building speakers to fit the specific needs of this stadium. 

The Speakers

The first phase was completed in 2018, consisting of new delay loudspeakers on the upper deck and canopy sections. A year later, 120 new loudspeakers were added to the lower level and another 70 to the canopy to go along with eight dual subwoofers. 

While many things during the pandemic of 2020 came to a halt, the third phase of the project continued. 

To complete the transformation of the stadium’s sound system, hand-assembled loudspeakers were part of phase three. We installed Italian-made horizontal coverage cabinets along with narrow coverage speakers. 

The result is described as a ‘moving experience.’ The sound was appropriately dispersed, giving attendees a clear sound at the correct acoustic levels. 

Stadium Sound by American Sound

If you have a space that needs expertly engineered sound and video, coupled with the finest state-of-the-art equipment, contact American Sound & Electronics or call (859) 261-9024 to learn more.

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3 Advantages of a Service Contract Through American Sound & Electronics

American Sound & Electronics does more than just install world-class professional audio-visual equipment. We offer service contracts for everything we install. Today’s blog showcases three advantages of service contracts from our company.

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We Bring All of the Equipment

Service contracts from American Sound & Electronics mean we bring all of the equipment for your installation, including video monitors, wiring, electrical cords, Ethernet cables, coaxial cables, and everything else the audio-visual equipment requires to operate properly. Our installers make sure the new equipment works with your existing infrastructure.

What about future upgrades? Our staff brings all the equipment for that install, too. We test, re-test, and test again to make sure everything works properly.

Handle Training

American Sound & Electronics trains your staff on how to use video walls, conference room equipment, and classroom technology at the time of installation. But what about new employees? A service contract means we’ll come out and train any new employees on how to use the equipment. 

What happens when there are software upgrades? When your equipment has new software to install, our teams train your employees on how to use new features that open up due to the upgrades in the operation of your A/V equipment.

Replace or Repair Systems

We deal in professional-grade Samsung equipment. Samsung offers warranties from one to three years. Our service contract makes sure your audio-visual equipment stays within the warranty specifications. Warranties can save you money on future repairs or replacements.

In five years, your equipment may be outdated. What if you want to upgrade? Our service contract makes upgrades easier on your budget.

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Service Contracts by American Sound & Electronics

Installing professional video and sound equipment is part of what we do at American Sound & Electronics. We offer service after the sale that saves you money in the long-term with our service contracts. Contact American Sound online or call (859) 261-9024 to learn more about our service contracts and how they help your company or organization.