Consider Venue Size When Using Floor Monitors
Large rooms with a large well configured stage is the ideal place to use floor monitors. When the stage area absorbs your floor monitor sound rather than reflect the monitor sound, your influence on the FOH (front of the house) mix is reduced. A large room or dance area with a nice size PA system composed of many PA speakers, DJ Speakers, and PA subwoofers can dominate the audience area with direct sound from the FOH system, overriding most of the stage monitors leakage.
Smaller rooms and smaller stages make things a little more difficult when using floor monitors. Reflections on the stage, walls behind the band, and the sheer amount of sound generated from the floor monitors can cause the stage volume to dominate the entire venue, leaving minimal space for the FOH PA speakers to add definition to the mix. Use your ears, rearrange your stage monitors, and run tests before you preform in a new venue if you feel monitor leakage is an issue.
If you have any questions about floor monitors, stage monitors, or studio monitors send us an email or call tech support at 901.363.6030.