Choosing a Classroom Audio System
The right classroom audio system delivers sound effortlessly and clearly.
How Do I Choose the Right Audio Solution?
An effective system evenly distributes all classroom audio sources so every student hears equally well.
Here’s how to determine your specific classroom needs.
Size: 400-600 ft2
Number of students: <10
Even small rooms with few students can be too noisy for students to hear clearly.
Check out our recommendations for small classrooms.
Size: 900-1200 ft2
Number of students: 11-30
The standard K-12 classroom is about 900-1000 ft2. A single sound source can’t fill it anymore than a single bulb can light it.
Check out our recommendations for medium classrooms.
Size: 1200+ ft2
Number of students: 30+
Whether the space is large or you have a lot of students, the ideal system needs to create a “Sound Field” to equally distribute all audio sources.
Check out our recommendations for large classrooms or cafeterias.
Even small classrooms can become noisy. Background sounds from ventilation systems, hallway noises, and restless peers can interfere with students’ ability to hear.
Depending on your classroom set-up, you may be able to use a standalone, portable system or add-on microphone. If your environment is more challenging, you may benefit from a more fully-integrated audio system.
Small Classroom? Here Are Your Three Audio System Options.
Add a Microphone
You may have an existing audio system in your classroom, or one primarily used to transmit sound from TVs, projectors, computers, and other media sources. But is it boosting your own voice? Augment your existing system with one of our powerful wireless microphones.
The Quantum II combines an amplified speaker and microphone receiver into a single, portable unit. It’s built for small classrooms where moderate amplification is required, with no installation needed.
A fully integrated audio system combines wireless mics, amps, and multiple speakers to deliver crystal clear sound throughout the room. This option may be essential for smaller classrooms with poor acoustics or background noise.
The typical K-12 classroom can present the teacher with a variety of audio challenges. Particularly in light of ongoing safety measures, students may be spaced far apart, and teachers may not be able to move freely.
A medium classroom needs at least 4 speakers to distribute clear audio to the 4 corners of the room to eliminate “dark” spots. One of the two options below may be right for you.
Regular Classroom? Here Are Your Two Audio System Options.
Add a Microphone
Like small rooms, sound in medium-size classrooms with pre-existing sound systems can be improved with a microphone. Get in touch to find out about adding a teacher microphone to your system today.
Even in medium-sized classrooms, student hearing can be compromised by background noise, distance, and hearing loss. A complete audio system that creates a “Sound Field” ensures that every student is able to hear and pay attention to your voice.
A large classroom, cafeteria, or two connected classrooms require a more robust audio system that equally distributes all audio sources to create a “Sound Field” layer.
This requires 6-8 speakers to fill the room with crystal clear sound, an amplifier to transmit audio through speakers, and a microphone to ensure the teacher’s voice is understood regardless seating arrangements.
Large Classroom? Here Are Your Two Audio System Options.
Add a Microphone
Do you already have a sound system? You may be able to add our specially designed microphones. They’re optimized for teachers and will allow you to distribute your voice evenly throughout the room.
Essential for large classrooms, a fully integrated audio system combines wireless microphone(s), amplifier, and multiple speakers to deliver crystal clear sound throughout the room.
Get an Audio System for Your Classroom
(You may be able to qualify for CARES Act funding)
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