Technology Service – Tuning and Optimizing Sound Systems
Whether your sound system has been in service for years or it was newly installed last month, the experienced professionals at Torrence Sound can evaluate, tune, and optimize your auditorium sound system.
Investing in quality professional audio components is a significant expense for most facilities and while this investment is essential for building a good performing audio system, it is by no means a guarantee of the end result. Design, installation, and finalization of a performance sound system is a highly specialized discipline that the professionals at Torrence have perfected into a process to produce an optimal outcome in virtually all professional audio applications. Below we discuss some of the specialized tasks that are performed by our service and engineering technicians to optimize performance sound systems.
Loudspeaker alignment is one commonly overlooked and misunderstood aspect of audio system design and setup. The design of professional loudspeaker systems for churches, theaters, and auditoriums commonly involves using multiple loudspeaker boxes that are engineered with standard directivity or dispersion. When used as the only sound source in a space, these mass produced loudspeakers systems all operate very predictably as their specifications indicate. However, when these systems are put in close proximity to one another, they will no longer simply perform according to the specifications of a single loudspeaker.
The discrepancy between the operation of individual and multiple loudspeakers operating in close proximity to one another is due to interference of sound waves from the multiple sound sources. This results in loudspeakers that look like they would be projecting sound into the audience listening area at some frequencies are actually putting more sound on the stage making it difficult to get gain before feedback. If a sound system designer understands how interference is produced by multiple loudspeakers, the result can be predicted, measured and used resourcefully to locate sound where it is needed and move it away from where it is not. Through careful evaluation, testing and resourceful use of combined system directivity, the sound system experts at Torrence Sound can optimize your system. Call the Torrence Service Department today.