Re: Harmony Director volume output
Posted by Option on 3/8/2021, 12:36 am, in reply to "Re: Harmony Director volume output"
Honestly, I just don't think that an a/v receiver is the best route. Having said that, it may be your only option due to funding. The setup that I currently have, and had at my previous school, was a rolling rack that contained the following: |
- power conditioner (typically with 8 outputs
- mixer...with as many channels as you can get. I currently have a 16 channel Yamaha mounted on the top of the rack.
- cd-player (or dvd/blu-ray player)
- one amp per two passive speakers in the room.
- My current rack also has a Denon audio recorder that records uncompressed wav files directly to a flash drive.
This whole setup was around $2,000 plus cables, but wwbw may be able to quote a better price. I built this system over the course of a few years and have added to the system including adding a decent pair of mics feeding into the mixer.
16 channels seems like a lot, but they fill up quickly. If a stereo signal is available, I prefer to use it. That means that the blu-ray player takes up two channels (L/R). The mics take two channels. The Denon audio recorder can also play back, which takes another two channels. I have my Harmony Director plugged into a line-in port using a 1/4 inch cable. I have an aux cable at the ready in case I want to plug my phone in, which I may never need to do because I also have a blue-tooth receiver taking up an additional channel with RCA cables. I would love to upgrade to a digital mixer, but I'd rather spend more time directly working with my kids than messing with an ipad that could have trouble connecting to the mixer.
I should take a step back and mention that I am also the A/V team leader at the church I attend and this is a big hobby for me. I would love to answer any questions you might have. I can be reached at kbroome @ mcs1 . org