PA speakers for commercial applications: from the doctor's practice to the zoo café

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Welcome to MONACOR. If you ended up here while looking for PA speakers, congratulations: You've made it to the right place. Why should you become (or remain) our customer? Because we do much more than just provide you with the right PA technology. Because we do more than merely recommend a product. Because we sell solutions. Because we want to understand your project and find the best solution for you and future users. And because we have travelled a long way from distributor to solution seller, we have the know-how of our extensive longstanding team of advisers and the product range of a renowned distributor. Need more information? You'll get it here!


Are you planning a PA project? We'll be happy to help. Whether you need help selecting the right products or good advice to plan your PA application in complex acoustic environments.


Are you a retailer, installer or specialist planner and have questions?


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For newcomers: What is PA?

PA stands for public address system, and is also referred to as a soundreinforcement system when used for live music or performances. Colloquially, many experts refer to PA systems as loudspeaker systems as well. PA systems are public address systems that were previously suitable for the transmission of information above all, but today such systems also provide top-quality music in commercial contexts. They almost always work on the basis of 100-Volt technology. For this reason, PA systems are often synonymous with 100-Volt technology in colloquial language, which also explains the use of wording that would actually be linguistically redundant, such as “PA loudspeakers” or “PA loudspeaker systems”.

PA loudspeakers for installation

Whether on the wall or ceiling: Built-in loudspeakers are the classic choice for installations with top-quality smooth background music. The challenge for us as a solution seller is the balancing act between quality and cost-effectiveness. Ceiling speakers are especially good when they appear in groups and generate a flattering soundscape. They are team players rather than lone warriors. We have inexpensive versatile units, but also PA built-in loudspeakers that you can change over to 8 Ω operation. And make no mistake: Even if our built-in loudspeakers mostly appear in herds, quality always comes before quantity. And that's regardless of whether you install our built-in loudspeakers on the ceiling or on the wall. No matter if it's for announcements or background music. No matter if it's 2 or 200: All of our built-in loudspeakers are conceptually tested and approved.


Matrix audio systems for flexible routing in zones


PA loudspeakers for installation

Whether on the wall or ceiling: Built-in loudspeakers are the classic choice for installations with top-quality smooth background music. The challenge for us as a solution seller is the balancing act between quality and cost-effectiveness. Ceiling speakers are especially good when they appear in groups and generate a flattering soundscape. They are team players rather than lone warriors. We have inexpensive versatile units, but also PA built-in loudspeakers that you can change over to 8 Ω operation. And make no mistake: Even if our built-in loudspeakers mostly appear in herds, quality always comes before quantity. And that's regardless of whether you install our built-in loudspeakers on the ceiling or on the wall. No matter if it's for announcements or background music. No matter if it's 2 or 200: All of our built-in loudspeakers are conceptually tested and approved.


Matrix audio systems for flexible routing in zones

Built-in speakers are always a design decision. Our technology is designed to almost disappear in the room – without sacrificing good sound.


Example: our ELA Hi-Fi wall and ceiling loudspeaker EDL-82HQ

  • 100-Volt technology or 8 Ω operation

  • 2-way speaker design

  • with coaxial dome tweeter

  • 20 cm (8") bass speaker

  • Waveguide

  • 25 mm (1") silk dome

  • Tweeter pivotable via ball joint


The EDL-82HQ


  • 100-Volt technology or 8 Ω operation

  • 2-way speaker design

  • with coaxial dome tweeter

  • 20 cm (8") bass speaker

  • Waveguide

  • 25 mm (1") silk dome

  • Tweeter pivotable via ball joint


The EDL-82HQ

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PA wall-mounted speakers

Wall-mounted speakers have the advantage that they can be mounted almost anywhere – even later. Unlike flush-mount ceiling speakers they spread sound less extensively, meaning not like a carpet, but rather more precisely in a single direction. Many of our wall-mounted speakers can be pivoted, so you can react to differing room situations. Thanks to the 2-way design, many PA speakers need not fear being compared to low-impedance systems. Why on the wall, rather than in the ceiling (or in the wall)? Wall mounting makes it easier to position the wall-mounted speakers in smaller rooms. Compared to bookshelf speakers, wall mounting protects the PA speakers from curious children and pets (assuming you select the right height). This allows you to place even smaller satellites at the right height to enjoy optimal sound.


Enhance the sound and look of shops with surface-mounted speakers


PA wall-mounted speakers

Wall-mounted speakers have the advantage that they can be mounted almost anywhere – even later. Unlike flush-mount ceiling speakers they spread sound less extensively, meaning not like a carpet, but rather more precisely in a single direction. Many of our wall-mounted speakers can be pivoted, so you can react to differing room situations. Thanks to the 2-way design, many PA speakers need not fear being compared to low-impedance systems. Why on the wall, rather than in the ceiling (or in the wall)? Wall mounting makes it easier to position the wall-mounted speakers in smaller rooms. Compared to bookshelf speakers, wall mounting protects the PA speakers from curious children and pets (assuming you select the right height). This allows you to place even smaller satellites at the right height to enjoy optimal sound.


Enhance the sound and look of shops with surface-mounted speakers

“MONACOR wall-mounted speakers are flexible and easy to install: Whether right on the wall, in the corners or with A flexible line-up – almost anything goes.”


Example: our ESP-232/WS 2-way ELA wall-mounted speaker system

  • Weatherproof 2-way PA wall speaker system

  • 100-Volt PA system

  • Very good sound pattern

  • 13 cm polypropylene bass-midrange speaker

  • Dome tweeter

  • 4 power taps

  • Power selector switch with 8 Ω operating position

  • Very high efficiency despite compact design

  • Available in black or white

  • Modern design

  • Supplied with metal wall brackets


More about the ESP-232 wall speakers


  • Weatherproof 2-way PA wall speaker system

  • 100-Volt PA system

  • Very good sound pattern

  • 13 cm polypropylene bass-midrange speaker

  • Dome tweeter

  • 4 power taps

  • Power selector switch with 8 Ω operating position

  • Very high efficiency despite compact design

  • Available in black or white

  • Modern design

  • Supplied with metal wall brackets


More about the ESP-232 wall speakers

For high halls and non-suspended ceilings: Ball speaker

Even a single 360° pendulum ball loudspeaker can provide pleasant music playback or voice announcements in a large sales area. The advantage of a pendant speaker is that you can hang it at exactly the right height, depending on the length of the pendant. In addition, ball speakers have no corners, no right angles and therefore no housing walls that are parallel to each other. This minimises interference from the sound inside the housing. Here's yet another advantage: In terms of the membrane, round PA speakers need less housing area than square PA speakers. Therefore, the housing vibrates less – the membrane can thus do its own work undisturbed and is not blurred by a vibrating housing.


Large-area sound reinforcement with built-in and surface-mounted loudspeakers in DIY stores


Even a single 360° pendulum ball loudspeaker can provide pleasant music playback or voice announcements in a large sales area. The advantage of a pendant speaker is that you can hang it at exactly the right height, depending on the length of the pendant. In addition, ball speakers have no corners, no right angles and therefore no housing walls that are parallel to each other. This minimises interference from the sound inside the housing. Here's yet another advantage: In terms of the membrane, round PA speakers need less housing area than square PA speakers. Therefore, the housing vibrates less – the membrane can thus do its own work undisturbed and is not blurred by a vibrating housing.


Large-area sound reinforcement with built-in and surface-mounted loudspeakers in DIY stores

Ball speakers thus provide a sound that is broader and more organic than many PA speaker systems – it's a bit more like on stage.


For example, our self-extinguishing ELA spherical loudspeaker EDL-420/SW

  • 100-Volt ball speaker

  • Weatherproof

  • Can also be used in 8 Ω operation

  • Black ABS housing

  • Self-extinguishing in accordance with UL94V0

  • 480 cm connection cable with canopy supplied


Ball loudspeaker from MONACOR


  • 100-Volt ball speaker

  • Weatherproof

  • Can also be used in 8 Ω operation

  • Black ABS housing

  • Self-extinguishing in accordance with UL94V0

  • 480 cm connection cable with canopy supplied


Ball loudspeaker from MONACOR

PA column speakers for indoors and outdoors

Modern column speakers resemble line arrays. They likewise feature multiple drivers arranged vertically, but are in the form of a single slim housing. Column speakers generate a dynamic and complete sound pattern. They guarantee optimal speech intelligibility at every listening position and thus enable concentrated listening. Even over the course of several hours. Yet our column speakers are especially popular in applications where directivity is key. The extremely precise sound radiation and the frequency range turn PA column speakers into a versatile PA speaker system, above all for educational institutions or for lectures and panel discussions. Furthermore, we have column speakers in our product range that can also withstand the harsher conditions of an outdoor event without complaint. For summer weddings, art installations outdoors, parks and any scenario that requires an open-air PA application.


Inductive church sound system for best speech intelligibility


PA column speakers for indoors and outdoors

Modern column speakers resemble line arrays. They likewise feature multiple drivers arranged vertically, but are in the form of a single slim housing. Column speakers generate a dynamic and complete sound pattern. They guarantee optimal speech intelligibility at every listening position and thus enable concentrated listening. Even over the course of several hours. Yet our column speakers are especially popular in applications where directivity is key. The extremely precise sound radiation and the frequency range turn PA column speakers into a versatile PA speaker system, above all for educational institutions or for lectures and panel discussions. Furthermore, we have column speakers in our product range that can also withstand the harsher conditions of an outdoor event without complaint. For summer weddings, art installations outdoors, parks and any scenario that requires an open-air PA application.


Inductive church sound system for best speech intelligibility

Uniform sound level: Column speakers are able to produce a uniform sound level from the front to the back of an audio room – without the need for cumbersome multi-housings.


For example our ETS-422TW/WS (also for outdoor applications!)

  • PA column speakers in aluminium profile housing

  • Weatherproof and hose-proof

  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • 2-way design (with additional integrated tweeters for an evidently improved sound)

  • Connection cable with 5 power taps

  • Aluminium front grille


more about ETS-422TW/WS


  • PA column speakers in aluminium profile housing

  • Weatherproof and hose-proof

  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • 2-way design (with additional integrated tweeters for an evidently improved sound)

  • Connection cable with 5 power taps

  • Aluminium front grille


more about ETS-422TW/WS

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PA horn speaker:

Titans of the old school: Horn speakers are stable, reliable and offer an enormous range and volume in the proper area of application. Previously, these were the great advantages of horn speakers. This is still the case today, but: Today, our horn loudspeakers also know how to play music. And they do it really well. However, our horn speakers are still at their best in open or semi-open environments, such as sports facilities, riding halls, stadiums, adventure playgrounds – just everywhere where the sound has to be loud and in high operating range from the source to each ear. Horn speakers thus can be designed to cover a large frequency range with a single small driver play back; to a certain extent they can also be designed without a crossover network.


Sportplatzbeschallung für Musik und Durchsagen


Titans of the old school: Horn speakers are stable, reliable and offer an enormous range and volume in the proper area of application. Previously, these were the great advantages of horn speakers. This is still the case today, but: Today, our horn loudspeakers also know how to play music. And they do it really well. However, our horn speakers are still at their best in open or semi-open environments, such as sports facilities, riding halls, stadiums, adventure playgrounds – just everywhere where the sound has to be loud and in high operating range from the source to each ear. Horn speakers thus can be designed to cover a large frequency range with a single small driver play back; to a certain extent they can also be designed without a crossover network.


Sportplatzbeschallung für Musik und Durchsagen

We know how versatile the requirements of our customers are. That's why we have various horn speakers in our product range that all meet EN-54 requirements.


Example: our weatherproof IT-60

  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • Weatherproof and IP66 approved

  • Protected against powerful water jets

  • Can be used for indoor and outdoor applications

  • ABS housing: Self-extinguishing, UL94V0

  • Special steel mounting bracket in the scope of delivery

  • Ceramic connection terminal

  • Thermal fuse

  • 4 power taps


Three dozen PA horn loudspeakers


  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • Weatherproof and IP66 approved

  • Protected against powerful water jets

  • Can be used for indoor and outdoor applications

  • ABS housing: Self-extinguishing, UL94V0

  • Special steel mounting bracket in the scope of delivery

  • Ceramic connection terminal

  • Thermal fuse

  • 4 power taps


Three dozen PA horn loudspeakers

PA speaker systems

If you are planning a PA system, which not only ripples in the background, but is also intended to deliberately draw attention to your business, we recommend 100-Volt speaker systems. Because they easily stand up to comparisons with many low-impedance solutions. For PA applications in a pedestrian zone, for example, powerful PA speaker systems are needed that literally “bring the word out to the street”, even outside of enclosed spaces. But you should also place your bets on PA speaker systems in rather noisy indoor environments or when excellent sound quality is key. We believe that hiding the sound source does not always serve a sound system concept well. That's also why our PA speaker systems are built to be heard and seen. For this purpose, every PA speaker series goes through a strict testing process led by Frank Kuhl, our Development Engineer Acoustics, during which in addition to the frequency response the design also plays a role.


Quiet background music at the bar and powerful sound on the dance floor


If you are planning a PA system, which not only ripples in the background, but is also intended to deliberately draw attention to your business, we recommend 100-Volt speaker systems. Because they easily stand up to comparisons with many low-impedance solutions. For PA applications in a pedestrian zone, for example, powerful PA speaker systems are needed that literally “bring the word out to the street”, even outside of enclosed spaces. But you should also place your bets on PA speaker systems in rather noisy indoor environments or when excellent sound quality is key. We believe that hiding the sound source does not always serve a sound system concept well. That's also why our PA speaker systems are built to be heard and seen. For this purpose, every PA speaker series goes through a strict testing process led by Frank Kuhl, our Development Engineer Acoustics, during which in addition to the frequency response the design also plays a role.


Quiet background music at the bar and powerful sound on the dance floor

A shop or a bar can also show that it has invested in good sound by going for PA speaker systems that also look good.


Are you planning a commercial PA application?

You'll find a detailed article in our magazine on PA applications and background music in retail trade. Our tips for questions that should be asked at the beginning of your planning:

  • Surfaces have a big impact on how the room reflects sound: Is the floor carpeted, hardwood, concrete, or made of some other material? Are there acoustic panels, is the insulation between you and your neighbours not overly good? How is the ceiling finished?
  • Which volume is appropriate, or even better: What role does sound play in the shop concept? Just how loud or quiet music is playing has an effect on whether it is perceived as foreground or background noise.
  • Which technology suits your shop concept? Many PA amplifiers are easy to use with a smartphone, for example our IWA50-WIFI Caution: Stereo is not the holy grail of sound for commercial scenarios. In a noisy environment with customers moving around the space, stereo sound means that certain parts of the music are lost depending on the customer's location in the shop.
  • What sound sources do you need? Do you want to play ads for special offers? Do you organise events that you want to make announcements about? Make sure that you plan your PA system flexibly enough and for larger shops consider audio-over-IP solutions.

Example: our WALL-08T/WS from the WALL series

  • 100V wall-mounted speaker with plastic cabinet

  • 4 power taps

  • Switchable to 8 ohm operation

  • 20-cm bass-midrange speakers (8")

  • 25-mm dome tweeter (1")

  • High sound quality and speech intelligibility

  • Mounting bracket, swivelling and tilting

  • Connection terminal with cover


About the WALL series


  • 100V wall-mounted speaker with plastic cabinet

  • 4 power taps

  • Switchable to 8 ohm operation

  • 20-cm bass-midrange speakers (8")

  • 25-mm dome tweeter (1")

  • High sound quality and speech intelligibility

  • Mounting bracket, swivelling and tilting

  • Connection terminal with cover


About the WALL series

Weatherproof and highly robust PA speakers

Campsites are booming. So are sports facilities and outdoor areas for cultural events, caterers and, actually, every conceivable type of gathering. This is also reflected in our product range. The classic outdoor speakers were previously horn speakers: insensitive, and well-suited for large areas.

Our EDL-250/WS with IP66 assessment

  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • For announcements in outdoor applications or loading ramps

  • Protected against powerful water jets

  • Fully protected against dust

  • Weatherproof plastic housing

  • Connection cable with 3 power taps

  • Pivoting mounting bracket


Projector Speakers/ELA Sound Projectors


  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • For announcements in outdoor applications or loading ramps

  • Protected against powerful water jets

  • Fully protected against dust

  • Weatherproof plastic housing

  • Connection cable with 3 power taps

  • Pivoting mounting bracket


Projector Speakers/ELA Sound Projectors

Our PAB-120WP/SW with IP45 assessment and 120 watts of power

  • High-performance 2-way bass reflex system

  • Housing from ABS plastic material

  • Frequency range: 42-20000 Hz

  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • 30-cm PA bass speaker (12") with impregnated paper cone

  • 25-mm horn tweeter system (1")

  • Very good sound characteristics

  • Front grille with water-repellant gauze

  • SPEAKER In and parallel out

  • Metal parts made of special steel

  • Each with 4 x M10 threaded inserts at the top and bottom for overhead suspension

  • Ball safety test according to DIN 18 032, Part 3


Weatherproof 100 volt PA boxes


  • High-performance 2-way bass reflex system

  • Housing from ABS plastic material

  • Frequency range: 42-20000 Hz

  • 100-Volt transmission technology

  • 30-cm PA bass speaker (12") with impregnated paper cone

  • 25-mm horn tweeter system (1")

  • Very good sound characteristics

  • Front grille with water-repellant gauze

  • SPEAKER In and parallel out

  • Metal parts made of special steel

  • Each with 4 x M10 threaded inserts at the top and bottom for overhead suspension

  • Ball safety test according to DIN 18 032, Part 3


Weatherproof 100 volt PA boxes

4 reasons for choosing PA speakers from MONACOR

  1. Whether you are looking at PA speakers as a standard solution or for a complex system – the first thing we do is we listen very carefully. We are there to assist and advise you from the very start of the project, so that you can offer your customers the optimal solution. This way, we recognise challenges at an early stage and lay the foundation for the success of the project together with you. We are not only dealers, but also technical advisers. Our anticipation datasets facilitate your planning and calculations. Because we believe that: Success can be planned. This is how together we ensure that you have a secure investment.

  2. We are happy to pass on our knowledge of modern PA technology during seminars. At our MONACOR Academy [###Link: www.monacor.de/magazin/monacor-academy] we provide you with profound knowledge and practical experience in the area of PA technology [###Link: www.monacor.de/produkte/beschallungstechnik/], comprehensively and in a comprehensibly. The complete know-how of our development and test engineers and long-term users, as well as the experience of our technical project management flows into our training courses. This ensures the required level of safety and competence in your day-to-day work. Just ask your personal MONACOR adviser about the cover topics and the planned training dates throughout Germany.

  3. We are there at every stage of your project if you need help. We have an -in-house technical customer service department with highly qualified employees. Our technical support staff will answer your questions and find solutions to your problems. For each case, this rule applies: Your request will end up directly in the hands of the right point of contact and not in a call centre. This is a central part of our philosophy because we see ourselves as project companions and strong partners at your side. You benefit from the continuity of our points of contact. We are overjoyed that a few of our customer advisers have been with the company for decades and have been on friendly and familiar terms with our especially long-standing customers for a long time. Expert advice and fast processing of orders give you economic leeway. That's why we have our own large spare parts store, for example. Because nothing is more annoying than holding back a delivery because a screw is missing.

  4. We support your marketing. [###Link: www.monacor.de/service/marketing] Why not? Because we do want to leave such potential for your business success untapped. Are you planning an advertising campaign yourself that includes MONACOR products from our PA technology product range? Let's talk about it together. We always have a sympathetic ear and will be happy to support you in the implementation. We, too, are making our products better known to end users. With targeted marketing and PR measures, we create user confidence in the commercial audio solutions of the MONACOR brand. Our solutions in the commercial audio area find their way into practice through our partners.

Want more MONACOR? Go ahead and take a look at what we have to offer in the area of sound technology. If you are a retailer in the field of audio technology and are looking for new partners or are planning sound system projects, contact us directly.

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