do you use the DSP modes on your reciever?
The 'Hall' mode could do what you ask I would of thought, that sort of distant thumping sound. or do you want the music in your chest that'll leave you with a buzzing in your ears long after switching your set off, may be hard to reproduce that, especially as most clubs sound different when not filled with people. Anyway let us know how you get on.
All I'm looking for is the depth of sound you get, not just a loud as you can go!!!
I understand exactly where you’re coming from.
Sorry I can’t help with a solution as I’ve never been lucky enough to have had a living environment where I could experiment with this, but as a total aside I work a couple of hours in the morning in the local Outfit store.
On the upper floor they have a series of ceiling speakers through which they pump out whatever compilation discs they have, and when they do pump it out the effect is just amazing. The SQ is superb and forget the “Wall of Sound”, this one just envelops you. Not thought of ripping your ceiling out?
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We are having the whole house renovated with ceiling speakers being put in for movie surround sound. I have no idea whether a ceiling speaker set up can give me what I am looking fro or not. Our living area is upstairs so the is loads of loft space for bass to reverbarate.
Someone suggested Bose 901's but these look very big.
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Ripping your ceiling out was just my dry sense of humour (obviously I had no idea you were actually doing it!)
As I said, my comment about the ceiling speakers at Outfit was a total aside to your original question. I only mentioned it as the experience of the music pumping down all around you is quite amazing with the set-up they’ve got. It's not a solution to your problem, but an enjoyable experience for me!
I wish I had a living environment where I could experiment with this too, but i guess it's beginning to look as though the PA route is the best option. Either way, I wish you the best of luck in finding a solution.
Have you considered the speaker placement??
I think a nightclub system sounds the way it does as the speakers are up in the air pointing down.
Therefore something like Monitor Audio Apex or B&W equivalents up high pointing down might help with the effect your after.
My cousin used to always have his speakers really high and it always reminded me of a nightclub sound.
Then bass is integrated much higher up in the room which adds extra weight to the sound - like you get in a club.
I skimmed through the thread - apologies if its already been mentioned
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well sorry didn't read the thread properly. Anyway the advice of having multiple speakers on wall up high is a start.
would something like some Speaker craft AIM Wide Five do the job?
If I may offer my humble opinion if you want that sound at low volume it will be a challenge, my advice is to buy a 18 inch pa bass driver, like a fane prime xs or a fane xb/any precision devices sub, put it in a large proted cabinet tuned around 35 hz ish and buy a 150w plus plate amp and crossover low and set the volume loud (you said low volume so you don't need 800 watts).
Maybe buy some floorstanders with decent midbass
If you want to keep your current system get some equilisation software and increase the low bass around 50hz create a peak.
Club sound isn't very good a lot of the time. I have a system that sounds better than any club I've been to which you can buy/build for £1000.
Buy a Naim amplifier.
Not sure if I am a bit late on this post but here goes. Generally, if you want a club sound, it would be fair to say that you would need to use similar equipment as a club would use. An 8m x 8m sized room is quite a reasonably sized room by any standards, and as such could accomadate a fairly small to medium sized club system. I was asked to provide music for my daughters engagement party in a large hall. At the time I had the NAD 370 and its partnering power amplifier. In bridged mode these units gave around 300 watts each. These amps were terminated into a pair of (fairly cheap but quickly obtained) Sky-tec p/a speakers. These speaker units had 15" bass drivers with wide dispersion horn tweeters.....the result was a system that went more than loud enough (the amps didn't even break a sweat so to speak) with a very well defined and deep bass, this was ideal for the sort of music she required. If you can get hold of, or borrow some gear similar to this, you might come close to what you are looking for. I still own this eqipment, and from time to time its services are still called upon.
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