Audio Engineering, Inc. (Loves Park, Il) recently installed a new Electro-Voice sound system in the gymnasium at F.J. Turner High School in Beloit, WI, making the space more user-friendly and versatile.
â€śTheir previous two-speaker system fell far short of the flexibility they needed in their gym,â€? says Mike Schindler, Vice President of Sales for Audio Engineering; â€śafter using an inadequate system for 10 years, it was time for an upgrade.â€?
Balancing the schoolâ€™s budget with their sound reinforcement needs, Audio Engineering specified a system built around three EV ZX5 speakers (to provide coverage to the bleachers) and eight Sx100+ speakers (distributed throughout the gymnasium). The entire system is powered by just one CPS 2.6 and two CPS 2.8 Contractor Precision Series amplifiers. The new installation also includes an RE-2 wireless microphone system.
â€śThe sound can be adjusted very easily,â€? says Schindler; â€śduring basketball games they have the ability to cover the bleachers and increase the volume, while keeping the floor at a lower level so the players wonâ€™t be disturbed. During assemblies the system can be altered again to give everybody the same volume. My technicians were very impressed by the ZX5s. They sound superb at all volumes, deliver excellent vocal intelligibility, and come in a very compact package that belies their power and coverage capabilities. The quality of the components inside these boxes speaks for itself.â€?
â€śThe RE-2 handheld with N/D767a head can be used anywhere in the gym,â€? adds Schindler. â€śWe made plans to remote-mount antennas, but that mic gets such great coverage that we didnâ€™t need them. It saved us a lot of labor and lowered cost for the school. It also means the teacher doesnâ€™t need to shout to be heard! The school is very happy with the way the new system sounds and operatesâ€”it has made their gym a more versatile and user-friendly space.â€?
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