PA technology for installers, planners, architects and everyone else who likes good sound

Whether amplifiers, ceiling and wall speakers or players: together, we will find the right PA technology for your requirements

We are glad that you have found our website and that you are interested in professional PA technology - professionally or perhaps for private use. We believe that well planned PA systems make the world a more pleasant place.

Unobtrusive background sound in restaurants or bars contributes significantly to the ambience. In lecture halls, speech intelligibility has a major influence on the quality of the lecture. If speech intelligibility is insufficient, students find it harder to listen. Poor audio transmission is proven to make students tired in the long run.

Furthermore, there are applications where stable, reliable PA technology can even save lives: speech alarm systems. In this field, we provide the highest quality for emergencies according to EN-54-16, DIN EN 60849 and DIN VDE 0833-4.

We are happy to advise installers and planners in
planning and implementing any conceivable PA scenario.

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The advantages of analogue PA technology remain - even in digitalisation

We employ tinkerers, large-scale project planners, consultants, acousticians and engineers. And they all have one thing in common. Even though Audio over IP opens up a whole range of options, the stable, cost-efficient 100 V line technique is still the perfect solution for many projects. We have implemented countless projects with this technology and look forward to many more.

Whether in schools, airports, sports fields, fitness studios or retail stores, 100 V line technique shines wherever real-time information needs to reach as many receivers as possible in one place. That is why we use 100 V line technique in so many ways, for example, when we work with our customers to create a PA system for pleasant music reproduction via built-in speakers or plan an efficient voice alarm system that works reliably in an emergency and may even save lives.

With further suitable signal processing products from MONACOR, you additionally ensure that the sound reaches your audience in optimum quality.

Nearly invisible audio playback with high quality sound.
Flexible ELA and low impedance loudspeakers.
Speaker columns with good speech intelligibility and background music reproduction.

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4 reasons why MONACOR is your ideal project partner in PA technology

1. Whether you require PA technology as a standard solution or for a complex system - we first listen very carefully.

In order for you to be able to offer your customers the perfect solution, we will support and advise you right from the start of the project. In this way, we identify challenges early on and, in collaboration with you, lay the foundation for the success of the project. We are not only dealers, but also technical consultants and planning assistants.

Thanks to our Datanorm data sets, planning and calculation will be easier for you. For as we say, success can be plannedb and so together, we ensure the security of your investment.

2. We gladly pass on our knowledge on modern PA technology in seminars

In our Technical Training Center (TTC) we provide you with sound practical knowledge in the field of PA technology, comprehensively and comprehensibly prepared. Our training courses incorporate the entire know-how of development and test engineers, Technical Project Management and long-time users. This ensures that you have the necessary security and competence in your daily work. Just ask your personal MONACOR consultant for the topics and dates.

Network-based audio systems offer you a variety of options for audio playback via streaming.
Audio transmission or broadcasting with professional microphone technology.
DI boxes, matrix routers and controllers ensure perfect signal processing - with these technical solutions you optimise your sound transmission.

3. We do not leave you alone in any phase of your project and are there for you when you need help

We have our own technical customer service with highly qualified staff. Our technical support answers your questions and finds solutions for your problems. Generally, your inquiry will go directly to the right contact person and not to a call center. This is an integral part of our philosophy, because we see ourselves as project companions and strong partners at your side. You benefit from the continuity of our contact persons. We are pleased that some of our customer advisors have been with the company for decades and have long been on a first-name basis with our particularly long-standing customers.

Well-founded advice and fast order processing give you economic leeway. This is why we have, for example, our own large spare parts warehouse, for nothing is more annoying than holding back a delivery because a screw is missing.

Powerful and fail-safe audio technology for emergency situations and evacuations, certified according to EN-54-16
With volume controls you can decentrally control the volume level of announcements, background music or other audio sources.
User-friendly tour guide systems with reliable transmitters and receivers as well as microphone units for conferences.

4. We support your marketing

You read that right. We support our customers in winning new customers of their own. And why should we not? We do not want any potential for your success to be wasted. Do you plan an advertising campaign yourself which includes MONACOR products from our PA technology range? Let us talk about it. We are always willing to listen and support you during the implementation. We also make our products more and more known to the end user. With targeted marketing and PR campaigns we increase the confidence of users in the Commercial Audio Solutions of the brand MONACOR. Thus, our solutions in the field of Commercial Audio find their way into practice through our partners.

Mobile sound systems for lectures or spontaneous presentations, for trade fairs or advertising campaigns: easy to transport, simple handling, ready for immediate use!
Reliable, high-precision watches and scoreboards - practical, user-friendly and individually applicable.
Wireless transmission of audio signals using induction loops, induction amplifiers and inductive receivers as support for people with hearing loss.

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We test and check PA technology in detail

We are proud to distinguish ourselves from many competitors in this respect. We are proud that we still test our new equipment in a truly craftsmanlike manner, optimise it and, if necessary, redesign it. MONACOR is not only purchasing, stock and sales, but also has workshops where engineers like Frank Kuhl test our partners' PA speakers thoroughly every day, including diaphragm and voice coil. This is what we call a pro-active quality policy.

Strict test criteria within narrow tolerance limits guarantee the technical safety and quality of our solutions. We supplement extensive goods controls and comprehensive technical documentation with the services of accredited test laboratories. In this way, we ensure compliance with the highest standards, which apply to all articles in our range. Therefore we offer 3 years warranty on all MONACOR products and provide a personal service without expensive call centre numbers. Quite the contrary:

When you call us, you speak directly to a PA enthusiast.

PA technology also has been digital for quite some time now: Audio over IP from MONACOR

In the 21st century, audio signals are often conveniently transmitted via Ethernet and Internet. This is a great improvement in many scenarios. Especially when we have to transmit an audio signal over long distances, Audio over IP (AoIP for short) unfolds its full power. Why? Because PA is now also an option in a decentralised way. This means that sound is no longer provided by a fixed amplifier, but simply by tablet or laptop. This opens up completely new opportunities for projects. For example, for multi-zones in public facilities, airports, railway stations or congress centres. With these AoIP solutions with Dante® interface, the DT series from MONACOR makes previously unknown price-performance levels possible. The implementation via AoIP solution is extremely convenient and can be easily operated by your customers after a short adaptation phase.

The focus is on the WALL-05DT speaker. It is perfectly suited for permanent installation in shops, hotels, restaurants, schools or indoor sports facilities. The design is classic, the interior is all the more modern, the sound quality is impressive. The possibilities for PA networks are almost endless, thanks to the Dante® standard and MONACOR's other DT range.

AoIP means more freedom for the user.

With an AoIP solution you can distribute audio signals flexibly, i.e. address and configure every single speaker individually. The audio components are connected via the IP network and the signals are distributed via a virtual link. The sampling rates can also be adjusted freely with AoIP: the user can play back speech in lower quality and music in higher quality.

If audio data are small data packets, the question of cable quality does not arise. Only the quality of the audio data counts.

4 advantages of Dante® audio networks over other AoIP networks

1. Dante® makes Audio over IP usable for real-time applications, e.g. live performances.

In fact, the latency of Dante® is also dependent on the number of devices and cable paths. However, the latency does not exceed 5 milliseconds and is therefore not noticeable to humans.

2. Dante® instruments always recognise Dante® instruments.

The technical term for this is auto discovery. With Dante® there is no more annoying configuration via the device manager and no driver and firmware jungle.

3. Dante® is the network protocol of large performance numbers.

Dante® offers integrated Gigabit support and allows for cabling distances of up to 100 metres, in fibre optic networks even significantly longer. This makes Dante® particularly suitable for installations where the respective devices are far apart, i.e. stadiums, educational institutions, city halls, museums.

4. Dante® uses a preconfigured word clock.

Dante® devices synchronise automatically. The user can choose which device 'sets the beat'. A single selected Dante® device is sufficient in the entire setup to synchronise all other devices. Hybrid PA technology: combining Dante® IP networks and 100 V line technique. Our converters allow you to combine the strengths of analogue and digital PA technology, the economy of 100 V line technique and the maximum range and flexibility of Dante®.

An example: WALL-05DT

  • DSP-controlled 20 W amplifier
  • 2-way system
  • 13 cm (5") bass-midrange speaker and 13 mm (½") tweeter
  • Function control via app
  • Mounting bracket for pivoting and tilting
  • Power supply via PoE or 12 V power supply, available at option

An example: WALL-05DT

  • DSP-controlled 20 W amplifier
  • 2-way system
  • 13 cm (5") bass-midrange speaker and 13 mm (½") tweeter
  • Function control via app
  • Mounting bracket for pivoting and tilting
  • Power supply via PoE or 12 V power supply, available at option

Hybrid PA technology: combining Dante® IP networks and 100 V line technique

Our converters allow you to combine the strengths of analogue and digital PA technology, the economy of 100 V line technique and the maximum range and flexibility of Dante®. Our expert provides an example of a configuration in our magazine. Especially when large company headquarters are extended or a new building is added to a factory site, this combination is cost-effective and easy to implement.

Dante® converter in detail:

  • 1 x Dante® input (EtherCon/RJ45)
  • 1 x aux input (3.5 mm stereo jack)
  • 2 x audio output (XLR, bal.)
  • 1 x monitor output (3.5 mm stereo jack) with 60 dB crosstalk attenuation to the input channel
  • Output adjustable via recessed potentiometer (0-15 dBu)
  • Encoding/decoding: 16/24/32 bits
  • Sampling rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
  • Frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz

Dante® converter in detail:

  • 1 x Dante® input (EtherCon/RJ45)
  • 1 x aux input (3.5 mm stereo jack)
  • 2 x audio output (XLR, bal.)
  • 1 x monitor output (3.5 mm stereo jack) with 60 dB crosstalk attenuation to the input channel
  • Output adjustable via recessed potentiometer (0-15 dBu)
  • Encoding/decoding: 16/24/32 bits
  • Sampling rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
  • Frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz

PA technology for different zones: our amplifiers

To fill a single room with a single music source is usually relatively easy. But to fill several rooms with sound from several different sources is a more complex project. The task becomes even more challenging when the zones or rooms each have different requirements. We have the right technology and years of experience in planning. That is why we have summarised over 30 PA scenarios as best practice in our Audio Solution Guide and presented them visually. Our Technical Project Management distinguishes between the following requirements for multi-zone PA applications, which are graded according to complexity: (1) multiple sound sources, one mixed playback or (2) multiple rooms or areas with the same sound sources or (3) multiple rooms or areas that require different PA.

An example for multi-zone amplifier: PA-12040

  • 120 W per zone
  • 100 V and 4/8 Ω operation
  • Perfect utilisation of the capacity and reliable protection of connected speakers due to an integrated limiter
  • 3 inputs microphone/line via comb. jacks
  • 2 inputs line stereo via RCA jacks
  • Each input channel with gain control, 2-way tone control, channel mute switch and zone routing switch

An example for multi-zone amplifier: PA-12040

  • 120 W per zone
  • 100 V and 4/8 Ω operation
  • Perfect utilisation of the capacity and reliable protection of connected speakers due to an integrated limiter
  • 3 inputs microphone/line via comb. jacks
  • 2 inputs line stereo via RCA jacks
  • Each input channel with gain control, 2-way tone control, channel mute switch and zone routing switch

Maximally mobile PA technology: megaphones for rescue services, security forces, sporting events and meetings

With a MONACOR megaphone you can make yourself impressively heard at any time.

Our range of PA technology is rounded off by a wide range of megaphones. More than ten products are available to you at MONACOR. Whether at major events or as part of the equipment of law enforcement and rescue forces, with a MONACOR megaphone you will always make yourself impressively heard. The maximum volume is a characteristic sound pressure of more than 120 decibels. In addition to the standard speech function, you can also reproduce siren sounds with our megaphones. Depending on the model, voice input via microphone or MP3 playback is supported.

You need more mobile power? Our mobile PA systems provide good sound at trade fairs, at sales stands or on stages.

You may notice that our engineers, developers and consultants have a great passion for PA technology. We look forward to each new project - in close cooperation with installers, specialist planners and architects.

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