There are a number of venues that require large audio speakers - churches, assembly halls, theaters. A little coordination with the AV contractor will let you work out where and how large an area is needed for the speakers so that you can enclose them for aesthetics.
The enclosure is a simple drywall on metal studs "soffit-bulkhead". The speakers will have their own mounting brackets to allow the direction of the sound to be fine-tuned. The tricky part, if you haven't done it before, is the fabric screening for the speaker opening.
The fabric comes in several types and hundreds of colors. Ask the AV contractor for a contact or samples. The detail shows how to set up a frame and anchorage system to hold the fabric in place. The enclosure is far superior to letting the speakers visually intrude.
- This detail is suggested to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for the speaker grille in drywall construction.
- This detail can eliminate the need for specifications covering these conditions.
- These details are referenced in the interior elevations or reflected ceiling plans.
- You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials.
- These details should be placed on the Interior Detail sheets, the A-500 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards, contrary to the designations shown here.
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