A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Shakin’ it at Shakopee

Shakopee, MN – Like most secondary schools, Shakopee High’s football field is a multi-purpose venue, used for football, track and field, rallies and ceremonies. And like many high school football fields, Shakopee’s was somewhat lacking in audio coverage, with an underpowered system that was being pushed well beyond its reasonable limits.

“The system was two speakers and a 150 Watt amp,? says Dohn Fadden of Shoreview, MN-based Electronic Design Company. “In the few areas where the loudspeakers could be heard, the sound was largely unintelligible.?

Fadden’s new system design faced a few challenges, including the logistics of covering both the home and visitors’ seating from a single point. “Mounting the speakers above the press box on the home team’s bleachers was really the only viable solution, since trenching for cabling across the field would have been expensive and a logistical nightmare,? Fadden explains. Creating an EASE modeling of the field, Fadden and design engineer Rustin Bullert created a system that included a pair of Community R.5-HP loudspeakers covering the home team seating, with two more R1 loudspeakers covering the outer edges of the bleachers and the field. A single R2 long-throw loudspeaker in the center provides coverage to the field and the visitors’ bleachers.

But what really has the fans jumping is the bottom end, with two Community WET-215 subwoofers mounted underneath – and physically coupled to – the bleachers. “The bleachers are built against the side of a hill, which acts as a reflector,? says Fadden. “So in addition to the ‘butt-shaking’ effect on the bleachers, the bass frequencies are reflected across the whole field and to the visitors’ seating as well.? The system is powered by Crown amplification, with DSP provided by a Biamp Nexia unit.

“The pattern control of the R-series was really helpful in designing the coverage we needed, and the price allowed the school to add in the subs and still stay within their budget,? says Fadden, who adds that the subs really make a difference where it counts. “You can see a little extra energy in their step,? he says. “It really gets them pumped up.?

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
Antelope Audio Zen Studio Professional Portable Audio Interface Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Nomination for 30th Annual TEC Awards
FOR-A Brings Switchers, Multi-Viewers, Encoding/Decoding, and Signal Processing Solutions to CAPER 2014
Riedel Communications CCW Expo 2014 Product Preview
Factor Audio Doubles Down on HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Expression 3 Consoles For Theater Gigs
Wohler Names Key Code Media a U.S. Distributor for Tachyon Wormhole Retiming Solution
Berklee College of Music Expands Its Music Production Facilities with SSL Duality
Haivision Extends the Calypso Multi-Source Media Recording and Distribution Platform to Address Situational Awareness, Training and Research Applications in Enterprise and Government Organizations
PixelFLEX to Release Customizable Front-Serviceable FLEXGrid LED Tiles for Install Market at LDI 2014
WorldStage Helps Projection Designer Aaron Rhyne Find Solutions for “Bootycandy” Off Broadway

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

January 2009
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication