A public address installation or PA system installation is often installed within an office building, school, factory, leisure centre or hotel and is mainly used to make voice announcements to different areas or zones within a building to staff or customers and in some cases this may also incorporate a background music system.
A good example of a public address system installation or PA system within a venue would be a leisure centre complex where there are so many different areas been used for exercise such as the swimming pool, cardio area, gym and then the bar area.
A commercial sound system installation is an ideal solution as each area can be addressed individually from a multi zone paging microphone and each area can have its own independent level control.
As each area can also have its own independent source select and volume control so whether you require radio in the pool area or Ipod music in the bar area and gym so every eventuality can be catered for.
Using the correct sound system equipment such as zoning mixers and individual amplifiers for each area will give you greater flexibility.
Public Address Installation
A public address system installation may feature what we refer to as a 100 volt line distributed speaker system where there are numerous speakers whether these are ceiling speakers or small cabinet speakers installed into different areas or zones within a commercial building.
Each area may have its own dedicated amplifier and speakers to suit the application and are usually of a lower wattage depending on the audio system installation.
PA System Installation
You may also see a PA system installation within a church, live venue or a main hall within a school where the requirement is for a sound system that can be used for vocal presentations to an audience.
This will incorporate the use of microphones, mixers and complimentary speakers which are usually larger and can on some occasions be more complicated in how they are managed.