The best in ceiling speakers for your venue > june 2012
It can generally be said that many loudspeakers look the same, even if they don't sound the same. This is especially true of ceiling loudspeakers. In all but a few cases, they look exactly the same -just an area of perforated grille. By looks alone, one cannot tell the $80.00 version from the $800.00 model. But by sound, that's another story.
There are many common features of all these units; all are rated as sufficiently fireproof for ceiling installation and all have various mounting options for the standard ceiling types and common connector configurations.
The easiest way to differentiate ceiling loudspeakers is by their size. And yes, size matters, but size by itself is not decisive.
An important aspect to ceiling speakers is to have the system professionally designed as ceiling heights power levels to the listener and even dispersion are very important. An experienced audio engineer will
be able to choose the best model quantity and quality to ensure an outstanding result. In the past these systems received an favorable reputation for poor elevator type sound quality. However, coupled with the correct design and amplifiers and processing today's ceiling systems can sound as good as some expensive wall mounted speaker boxes for a variety of applications.
Below is a table of commercial brands available in Australia. Click on the logo to access information on the latest ceiling speakers on offer.