Awesome Audio/Speaker Alternative I Just Found Last Night!
I found many older posts and recommendations on audio solutions, but more specifically the 8TraXX audio player for controlling up to 8 separate ambient audio, which is exactly what I was looking for, but unfortunately a little out of budget considering this season will be our first pro season haunt. Plus I still would need to purchase a bunch of speakers.
However, I was searching and searching eBay last night hoping a better solution would appear and came across a huge factory direct audio seller.
They just came out with (2) brand new speaker models (12" & 15"), which are controlled via SD/Flash card from the back of speaker with all controls, adjustments, built in amps, and computer screen.
I couldn't have wished for finding a more perfect audio solution. Put them anywhere you want without wires all over the place, worrying about being connected to any audio player, etc. They appear to be a bit pricey at first whether you buy a pair or single unit, but after reading through the full description and video I think they're well worth it.
I think it's a perfect solution for haunters with the ability to just put the speaker anywhere you want, pop the SD/Flash card in and walk away!
Here's the links to both the 12" and 15" models I am currently watching on eBay. Below the links are the actual Codes (speaker models) you can quickly type in the eBay search bar to pull them all up.
No Wires, No Electricity Either!
My "speaker" design was a long cardboard tube that new carpet came rolled around!
Placed astride the walls we made, carrying our voice-commands to the customers from across the room (Diagonally)
"Walk this way!"
This little trick saved money, electricity and needing to have another worker!
Plastic plumbing pipe works too of course.
Thin copper pipe works very well . It resembles the thin metal pipe steamboats used for their intercoms. "Resume speed all ahead four knots!"
"We are knots getting there fast enough!"
I might have enough non-electric things here to keep my customers entertained?
" Nice" when your power company had no current to the whole county for 10-1/2 hours recently.(And charge 9-1/2 cents/per
Killowatt/hr. (Kill a Wallet) PLUS a $25. a month fee because you are hooked up to THEM!