The equipment for industrial sound systems is often carefully selected due to the importance of the system for safety and the strict industry compliances.
When choosing the right equipment for an industrial sound system, there are several factors to consider. Here are some key points to help you make informed decisions.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Equipment
Sound Reinforcement Requirements
First determine the specific needs of your industrial environment. Consider the size of the space, the type of sound you need to amplify, and the ambient noise levels present. This helps to select equipment with the appropriate power, coverage, and frequency response.
It is important to choose speakers that are designed for industrial applications, capable of handling high sound pressure levels (SPL), and resistant to environmental factors like dust, moisture, and temperature variations. Horn-loaded or weather-resistant speakers are often suitable choices for industrial settings.
Select amplifiers that can provide sufficient power to drive your chosen speakers. Consider the efficiency, reliability, and durability of the amplifiers, and ensure they have built-in protection features to safeguard against overheating or short circuits.
Industrial sound systems may benefit from signal processing equipment such as equalizers, crossovers, and compressors. These devices help optimize the audio signal, tailor the frequency response, and protect the system from excessive signal levels or feedback.
If you require multiple audio sources or microphones, a mixing console is essential. Look for a console with sufficient input channels, built-in effects if needed, and durable construction suitable for industrial environments.
Consider the quality and durability of cables, connectors, and wiring accessories. Industrial settings can be demanding, so opt for robust cables that resist interference and connectors that can withstand rugged conditions.
Evaluate the mounting options for your speakers and ensure they can be securely installed in your industrial space. Look for rigging hardware or mounting brackets that provide flexibility and stability.
Industrial environments often have specific safety requirements. Ensure that your sound system meets safety standards and regulations, including electrical safety, grounding, and environmental considerations.
Consider the availability of technical support, warranties, and maintenance services for the chosen equipment. Industrial settings may require regular maintenance and occasional repairs, so it's crucial to have reliable support
Get Expert Advice
All these factors may seem overwhelming without expert guidance.
Contact the team at Vivo Asia Engineering & Trading, who have over 10 years experience in installing, designing and integrating systems for harsh and hazardous environments. Not only do we conduct sound coverage studies, but we also provide maintenance and repair services.
Industry Renowned Brands
Vivo Asia has partnered with some of the best brands in the industry such as DNH and Modec to use their products in our systems for better reliability and safety.