Djs are an integral part of any event, they not only provide music and sound, but also provide hype and energy to the crowd. However, there has also been a big debate on just loud Dj speakers need to be, although this is mainly determined my personal preference and the hype of event one is holding, there are other factors that come play. An increase of three volumes on your equalizer can double the power to horns or tweeters in your speakers. Disproportionate exposure to high frequencies can also induce listener’s fatigue. Less is more. Begin with the ”flat,” and use the Equalizer carefully. Some people are sensitive to loud music (over 80 dB-louder than normal volume of speech), especially the elderly and young. When a grievance on volume is raised during a function, the DJ should straightway walk from behind the booth and check the volume out front.
1. Audio system wattage.
A wattage is a unit of power or sound energy. This refers to the output sound energy the system is able to be released into air. When you double or triple the wattage of an audio system, you increase the number of decibels produced by three. Do not regard power has volume, rather think of power as ‘clean coverage’. A 100W System will be closely as loud as a 200W System turned up 75 percent. But the 200W system will sound better and the 100W sound machine will sound interrupted and bad. Also, the power of the unit allows the speakers to ‘throw’ the sound further in a clean way. So think of more wattage as a clean sound that covers more area and not just ‘volume.
2. Speaker size.
The sizes of a speaker are measured in inches, and in a lesser system, you may see 10’’ to 12’’ speakers. The DJ should know that few speakers like this might be able to handle high power, but they are not good for launching out serious bass-heavy dance music. In a larger system, you will find larger speakers, 13″, and 16 in size. The above two sizes, and the 16″, is mostly the best for in performance of heavy tunes that you may want to be dancing to later in the evening. The DJ should therefore, analyze the size of the audience beforehand and also the nature of the event so as to plan for good sound system.
3. Indoor Versus Outdoor.
It is estimated that somewhere between 40 and 50 percent of our events are outdoors, and that is a bit trickier than doing one indoors. Doing an indoor event, you get a lot of help from the walls, keeping the sound contained. In an outdoor ceremony, the DJ has to raise the volume considerably, just to produce clean and audible sound. If your ceremony is open-air, you should consider raising the system, spend a little just to make sure that you are not amplifying the tunes to the point that it does not sound irritating and bad.
The DJ can therefore, raise the speakers on good stands to achieve the sound over the seated guests and throw the sound further with having to add volume. He or she should adjust levels instantaneously if guests or event managers complain. Reduce the volume below 30db during dinner and cocktails and then raised it up when dancing commences. The DJ should also regularly monitor the levels with your professional mixers and professional ears. Finally, the volume all boils down to the crowd and the kind of event that is running.