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Discussion in 'Audio' started by Doug3004, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. Doug3004


    Sep 5, 2014
    The place I work at was doing some remodeling, and I saw a ceiling speaker sitting in a trash cart so I took a couple pictures. The inset photos are both sides of the transformer labeling.

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  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    There are pretty standard 70/100V speaker line speakers

    I used to work for an audio video company where we install 100's and 100's of these in supermarkets, shopping malls and other large shops within malls

    the ideal is to be able to run higher voltage out to the speaker system thereby drastically reducing losses
    At each speaker where the input voltage of the system could be selected, commonly 25, 50, 75 or 100V ... 75 and 100V lines being the most common
    the secondary of the transformer has taps to determine what wattage that speaker was to be set at, commonly 2.5W or 5W

    these are the typical ones I would use in installs or repairs
  3. Audioguru


    Sep 24, 2016
    100V was used in stores and shopping malls but 25V was used is schools so that the little kids running around in the ceiling did not get electrocuted.
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