Public Address Systems

Public Address Systems allow communication with many people at the same time through a series of speakers built into the walls and ceilings. Any commercial space can make use of a public announcement system to address specific teams or departments currently at work, for example within warehouses, airports, or sizeable offices. The speakers also can be used as a background music system within hotels, restaurants, fitness centres, and many more areas.

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  1. Adastra BC5-B 5.25" HiFi Wall Speakers
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    Regular Price £83.99 Special test Price £67.00
    Adastra BC5-B 5.25" HiFi Wall Speakers
    • 45W RMS Power/100W Max Power
    • Wall mountable via the included brackets or freestanding providing multiple application scenarios
    • Impressive 45W continuous RMS output with a max 100W supplies plenty of power for small to medium sized room types
    • An SPL rating of 88dB to match up to most well built amplifiers
    • Lightweight and compact yet solid build housing for easy installation and durability
    • A 5.25 inch main driver and 1 inch balanced dome tweeter disperse a range of 100Hz to 20kHz
    Regular Price £83.99 Special test Price £67.00
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  2. PD CSPB8 8" Ceiling Speaker 100V Line, White
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    PD CSPB8 8" Ceiling Speaker 100V Line, White
    • Flush fitting ceiling speakers offer a modern, discrete appearance
    • Easy installation process with spring-loaded positioning clips
    • Durable white ABS construction blends in seamlessly with any interior design
    • Perfect for use in restaurants, bars, offices and homes
    • Full-range speakers deliver defined background sound production
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  3. PD FCS6 6.5" Low Profile Ceiling Speaker
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    £58.99
    PD FCS6 6.5" Low Profile Ceiling Speaker
    • Magnetic fit steel grille for a neat flush finish.
    • High power ceiling speaker
    • 2-Way coaxial speakers
    • 100V / 8 Ohm operation
    • Supplied per piece
    £58.99
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  4. Twin USB Media Player with Bluetooth - Fenton VX2USB
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    £110.00
    Twin USB Media Player with Bluetooth - Fenton VX2USB
    • Dual MP3 media player
    • Recording function on both sides of the player
    • Bluetooth connectivity to stream audio wirelessly from a smart device
    • USB/SD/MMC inputs for direct MP3 playback
    • Blue LED display with ID3 tag information
    £110.00
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  5. PD CSPB5 5" Ceiling Speaker, 100V Line
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    PD CSPB5 5" Ceiling Speaker, 100V Line
    • Tappings: 3W, 6W @ 100V
    • 5 inch, white ceiling speaker that can be used for either wall mount or ceiling mount applications
    • Fits flush against the ceiling or wall thanks to the spring loaded positioning clips
    • Quickly connected to other speakers or amplifiers with the screw terminals on the rear of the speaker
    • Fitted with matching transformers for 100V line tapping to provide additional speakers to your 100v line setup
    • Ideal for use in offices, bars, showrooms, restaurants and even home use
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  6. Fonestar GA-6016 6.5" Ceiling Speaker
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    Regular Price £40.00 Special test Price £31.99
    Fonestar GA-6016 6.5" Ceiling Speaker
    • Power: 30 W Maximum
    • Loudspeakers: 6.5 Double Cone HiFi
    • Response: 130-18,000 Hz
    • Impedance: 16 Ohm.
    • Sensitivity: 90 Db At 1 W/1 M
    Regular Price £40.00 Special test Price £31.99
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  7. Fonestar GA-245 4.5" Ceiling Speaker
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    Fonestar GA-245 4.5" Ceiling Speaker
    • Power: 5 W Rms
    • Loudspeakers: 4.5 Double Cone HiFi
    • Response: 110-20,000 Hz
    • Impedance: 8 Ohm.
    • Sensitivity: 90 Db At 1 W/1 M
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  8. Skytec 6.5" White Wall Speakers Pair
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    £105.00
    Skytec 6.5" White Wall Speakers Pair
    • Supplied per pair
    • Mounting brackets supplied
    • 2.5cm Mylar dome tweeter
    £105.00
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  9. PD HS20 Weatherproof PA Horn Speaker
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    £43.99
    PD HS20 Weatherproof PA Horn Speaker
    • High power horn speaker
    • ABS plastic housing
    • Weatherproof IP66
    • Supplied per piece
    • Power taps: 5, 10 and 20W
    £43.99
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  10. 12 x 5.25" Commercial Ceiling Speaker System - Background Music System
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    £289.00
    12 x 5.25" Commercial Ceiling Speaker System - Background Music System
    • 100V line single-zone commercial audio system
    • Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming
    • RCA line inputs for permanent audio sources
    • Built-in USB/SD MP3 media player
    • Microphone inputs for announcement and speech purposes
    • Bass and treble EQ control to adjust the sound
    £289.00
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  11. PD PDC150 Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player
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    £135.00
    PD PDC150 Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player
    • Professional Karaoke CDG DVD Player
    • CD/DVD-player with CD+G support
    • Integrated USB, MP3 media player
    • IR remote control
    • Two 6.35mm jack microphone inputs
    • Two XLR microphone inputs on rear
    • Adjustable mic levels with echo
    • Stereo RCA and optical outputs
    • Coaxial, composite, S-video outputs
    • LCD display with ID3 tag info
    • PAL/NTSC formats
    £135.00
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  12. Skytec Wall Speakers Pair, Black
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    £105.00
    Skytec Wall Speakers Pair, Black
    • Supplied per pair
    • Mounting brackets supplied
    • 2.5cm Mylar dome tweeter
    £105.00
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  13. Active Bluetooth Wall Mounted Music System - PD DS50AB Black - 5.25"
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    £110.00
    Active Bluetooth Wall Mounted Music System - PD DS50AB Black - 5.25"
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming
    • AUX input and output for wired connectivity and connection to external audio systems
    • Subwoofer output to expand the system
    • Auto-on function
    £110.00
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  14. PD BGO30 Water Resistant Wall Speakers Pair, Black
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    PD BGO30 Water Resistant Wall Speakers Pair, Black
    • The BG series feature a two way, bass reflex speaker system equipped with a polypropylene woofer, a polyamide dome tweeter and a custom designed crossover network.
    • Specially designed for background music.
    • The weather resistant enclosure with aluminium grille makes this speaker pair ideal for indoor or outdoor use, like terraces, outdoor events, swimming pools, garden areas and marine or boat use.
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  15. PD FCS5 5.25" Low Profile Ceiling Speaker
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    £46.00
    PD FCS5 5.25" Low Profile Ceiling Speaker
    • Magnetic fit steel grille for a neat flush finish.
    • High power ceiling speaker
    • 2-Way coaxial speakers
    • 100V / 8 Ohm operation
    • Supplied per piece
    £46.00
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  16. E-Audio B416 Wall Speakers & Brackets, White
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    £37.99
    E-Audio B416 Wall Speakers & Brackets, White
    • B416 ceiling speakers are fantastic for both the modern home and commercial use.
    • Multi-Room system installations are highly recommended for effective PA use in warehouses, airports or any place of business.
    • The components have been designed to offer powerful sound at all volume levels in most environments.
    • Moisture-Resistant in design, making them a suitable choice for use in Kitchens, Bathrooms or sheltered areas.
    • Tough ABS Construction: Durability houses a 3 inch rubber surround woofer driver, wide dispersion cone for mid-range and a 1 inch super dome tweeter, helping deliver all frequencies with crisp clear dynamics.
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  17. PD BC30V 100V 3" Wall Speakers System with Amplifier, Set of 8
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    £319.00
    PD BC30V 100V 3" Wall Speakers System with Amplifier, Set of 8
    • 4x PD 952.100 BC30V Black Speaker Pair 100V 8 Ohm 3" 60W - IPX5
    • 1x PD 952.152 PRM120 100V 5-CH Mixer-Amplifier 120W
    • 10x Skytronic 1MFIG Copper Speaker Cable
    £319.00
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  18. PD CSPB5 5" Ceiling Speaker 100V Line, Set of 8 with PBA60 Amplifier & 2 Volume Control
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    £269.00
    PD CSPB5 5" Ceiling Speaker 100V Line, Set of 8 with PBA60 Amplifier & 2 Volume Control
    • 8x PD 952.530 5 Inch 100V Line Ceiling Speaker
    • 1x PD 952.093 PBA60 100V Line Amplifier 60W
    • 2x Adastra 100V Line Relay Fitted Audio Music Volume Control Attenuator 24W Power
    • 1x Skytronic 801.053 Standard Figure 8 Speaker Cable 100m
    £269.00
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  19. Multimedia Player - PD PDC75 Bluetooth, USB, FM
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    Multimedia Player - PD PDC75 Bluetooth, USB, FM
    • USB/SD MP3 player
    • Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming
    • FM radio with external antenna connection
    • 6.3mm Jack or XLR microphone input
    • 3 AUX inputs for wired audio playback
    • 19" rack-mountable design
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  20. PD PDC-35 Digital Media Player with USB, SD & MP3
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    £259.00
    PD PDC-35 Digital Media Player with USB, SD & MP3
    • 19" Digital media player/recorder
    • 2 x USB port, CD and SD slots
    • Delete and Repeat function
    • "+10 Track" button for fast track selection
    £259.00
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  21. Adastra Waterproof Wall Speaker, White 100V Line
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    Adastra Waterproof Wall Speaker, White 100V Line
    • Water resistant PP cone main driver
    • Rotary selector switch for 100V line tappings or 8 Ohms operation
    • Wall mounting bracket supplied
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  22. PD ESCS6 6.5" Ceiling Speaker
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    PD ESCS6 6.5" Ceiling Speaker
    • Low profile ceiling speaker with simple setup.
    • Metallic, magnetic grille that fits smoothly to ceilings.
    • Noticed by few yet heard by many
    • 2-way chassis speaker and 100V line transformer.
    • Ideal for the multi-room installation of several speakers at longer distances without being an eyesore.
    • Excellent for indoor installation but also useable in warehouses, primary schools,dance halls and other various venues.
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  23. PD BC30V 100V Wall Speaker Pair, Black
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    £43.99
    PD BC30V 100V Wall Speaker Pair, Black
    • The PD high quality BC Series offers both 100V line and 8 Ohm system compatibility with easy rotary switch power tap selection.
    • All models are IPX5 rated for outdoor applications.
    • The grilles and brackets are constructed from marine grade aluminium and painted with long lasting industrial strength powder coat to withstand harsh environments.
    • Ideal for outdoor events, swimming pools, terraces, garden areas and marine or boat use.
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  24. DAB Media Player - PD PDC40 - USB & Bluetooth
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    £160.00
    DAB Media Player - PD PDC40 - USB & Bluetooth
    • DAB+ and FM media player
    • Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming
    • USB MP3 player to connect a USB device for audio playback
    • 19" rack-mountable design
    • LCD display with blue backlight
    £160.00
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Public address systems are now one of the most commonly found audio relay methods within the commercial sector. Acting as a background music system for staff to interact with or as a fully-fledged public announcement system to advise or alert many people at one time. You will likely find some kind of wall or ceiling speaker in most places of business in the modern-day as they are easy to install and maintain, although they are becoming more and more common as part of the audio setup of all new buildings.

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A public announcement system generally consists of ceiling or wall speakers which often go unnoticed, this is a purposeful design choice so that the speakers can still deliver their function without compromising the decor of the area. Wall-mounted speakers come in a choice of shades that disguise them amongst other design choices in the space itself, ceiling speakers are built to align comfortably to the ceiling itself and do not distract the eye. However small or large the project is, we can accommodate the audio needs of most customers with simplicity.

Public address systems are wired to an amplifier that powers each speaker via hidden cables behind the wall or above the ceiling itself, make sure you have access to these areas. More often than not, the speakers included here will be sold in pairs for balance, however, in some cases, there is the choice to buy them singularly for replacement. Depending on which public announcement system you have chosen, a microphone is included with a button that connects your voice to the speakers themselves, allowing for efficient, widespread communication.

As a background music system, this microphone function may not come into play all that much, but it is good to have it available just in case. The systems can link with Bluetooth and also have multiple options for syncing with smart devices or inputting USB MP3 players in most cases. Personnel and others are free to stream music from their chosen platform, alternatively, connect up an AUX cable and share favourite styles of music with others, listen to a podcast or audiobook and perhaps most importantly, keep team morale high.

Public Announcement System

As mentioned, the speakers within a public announcement system are usually sold as a pair, this is to balance the sound in the ears of the listener. It is better practice to install a larger number of smaller speakers than a lower number of large units, for example in a sizeable space it would be better to situate one small speaker in each quarter of the room as opposed to two larger units in each half. Note that speakers will play the same music at the same volume across all of the units for the balance of sound and consistency of the final listening experience.

In smaller spaces, you can decrease the amount that you need for example a single ceiling speaker could be placed in a small office room for background music purposes. In this instance it is good practice to place this single speaker directly in the centre of the room, anywhere else will bounce sound around the space making for an uncomfortable playback of the sound. Make sure the measurements are correct for the central point of the room, sometimes the shape of space can vary or be uneven, always install with accuracy.

Ceiling and wall speakers are passive more often than not, so do not directly need mains power, although of course, this power must come from somewhere which is why they are run straight to an amplifier with speaker wire. Always ensure that a stereo sound is evenly balanced across the area in question for best results from your line of speakers. Audio installations such as this are designed to give a stereo sound from an amplifier that can interpret both left and right channels, making placement fairly important, feel free to call our sales department for some advice on this subject should you need it.

What is a background music system?

Having background music is more important than we first realise, more often than not restaurants have music at a reasonable volume as customers dine and chat. Hotels of all sizes and star ratings often have BGM (background music) in their lobby and elevator to accompany guests heading to an upper floor. Airports use background music for duty-free shopping areas and in-between gates, even the aeroplanes themselves have similar ceiling speakers built-in for passenger advisements.

Having some BGM in the workplace, especially during fast-paced, physical work such as warehousing, can improve productivity greatly. Wall speakers tend to be the louder choice but when combined with some uptempo music, the tempo of the music often encourages personnel to work somewhat faster, whether they realise this or not. There are also places where the inclusion of background music is almost essential, such as wedding ceremony venues, pubs, bars and social clubs.

Where possible, select some 4 core speaker wire to run between your amplifier and installation speakers, this reduces the amount of wiring work by up to fifty per cent. If somebody is living above the ceiling you intend to install speakers into, it is a legal requirement to install additional fire hoods to help maintain the ceiling structure in the event of an emergency. On the bright side, these hoods can also act as a mini sound barrier so even when your volume is increased it will be less likely that the those habituating upstairs will not be so easily disturbed through their floors.