L1 compacts vs F1 812 - for gymnasium
Hi. Need some help on setting up sound for dancers in a gym. For the last 9 years, I have used 2 L1 compacts with no subwoofer and no mixer. Sound comes from an iPad, through the first L1. The 2 speakers are placed 20 feet apart, facing the dancers and facing away from the audience who are in bleachers. The 2nd L1 compact has a 2nd iPod that plays music in between performances, at a lower level and only from that speaker. What I've experienced is distortion on the 2nd speaker when I play high volume from the main (first) L1. I am ready to upgrade my system and was going to purchase 2 F1 812 speakers and 1 F1 subwoofer. My thought was to move all the speakers off to 1 side of the gym and just manipulate the 812 patterns to reach both the dancers and the audience. Are there significant advantages to upgrading to this system? What is the advantage of adding a mixer? Would it eliminate that distortion? One option I have is just purchasing 1 F1 812 and 1 F1 sub and using 1 or both of my L1 compacts in addition. Just trying to eliminate distortion but definitely need to add the sub for more base. With the new set up, (the 3 sound pieces would be close together instead of 20 feet apart) - I'm not sure the best way to arrange them an if they would need to be spread apart with the new sound pattern options. Please help! Also, I'm not a sound person - just a dancer/business owner. Thank you.