Recently, we were contacted by a client that owns a pizza restaurant. They had a sound system installed by another contractor and wound up with two problems. First, the sound was traveling upstairs to the office above them, and second, it wasn’t loud enough to hear sufficiently throughout the restaurant. We took a look and saw that whomever installed the system put the speakers on the ceiling joists or the floor of the upstairs space. This is why they were hearing the sound upstairs. It was an easy fix to move the location of the speakers. The second problem had to do with a simple philosophy we follow which is “less is more”. They had 12 speakers installed and connected to a system that is designed for home use and should not have more than 5 speakers connected to it! The problem with more speakers, in this case, is they lower the volume to each speaker making it harder to hear clearly. We ended up removing all unnecessary speakers. The final result was that no sound was traveling to the upstairs space and the music sounded much better and even throughout the restaurant. The lesson here is that just because you use it in your home doesn’t mean it will work in your business.