Sound systems are made up of several parts, including:
- Main speakers and amplifiers: Main speakers convert electrical audio signals into sound waves that travel across the arena. Amplifiers ensure everyone can hear the sound by augmenting the input signals and making them more audible. Understanding the different types of speaker systems is vital to choosing the right option for your facility.
- Distributed sound systems: Distributed sound systems allow audio to reach various speakers at the same time, which is crucial for large settings such as stadiums and arenas. These sound systems consist of transformers at the audio source and the endpoint to transmit signals over long distances with reduced interferences to the lines.
- Mixing consoles and processors: Consoles are used for mixing, balancing, and combining different audio signals to control playback from each speaker. Processors allow for better sound reproduction by refining the mixed audio signals and eliminating distortion.