A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Red Sox Spring Training Takes a Step Up With Community

Fort Myers, FL, April 2012… For sunbirds and residents of Arizona, Florida and other warm-weather environs, baseball’s spring training is a special treat. It’s a time to catch an intimate pre-season game and view a team’s favorite and newest players, in a casual, up-close and personal environment.

Boston Red Sox fans are particularly pleased these days, thanks to the opening of the new Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. The 11,000-capacity venue is a striking bit of architecture that affords great views from virtually every seat in the house, and excellent sound thanks to a high-end audio system that includes a selection of Community WET and R-Series weather-resistant loudspeakers. The audio system, designed by WJHW’s Gary White and installed by Jupiter, FL-based Peerson Audio, was a relatively routine project, though as Peerson’s President Allen Peerson explains, the new venue’s architecture presented a few minor challenges.

“The asymmetrical roof covering the seating areas is ornamental, rather than structural,” he says. “It’s designed to be a sun shade. So we had to go above the roof and rig the loudspeakers to the structural steel instead. That meant working off the warning track with a lift to install them 80 to 85 feet high.”

Needless to say, that height also affects coverage patterns, all the more critical in spring training venues. “Unlike modern major league stadiums, spring training parks are typically located fairly close to residential areas,” says Peerson. “Achieving a tight coverage pattern is important in keeping the sound away from neighboring homes, and the Community WET Series offers an excellent coverage pattern. We did a pretty good job of it – even out in the parking lot, it’s pretty quiet.”

Audio for the main covered seating area is provided by a selection of 39 WET W2-228T loudspeakers, with a single R1-66Z and R2-52Z loudspeaker firing out into the bleachers and berm areas. Crown CTs-series amplification powers the system, and Biamp Audia units handle system drive and processing.

“South Florida gets quite a bit of extreme weather, including wind, rain and monsoons,” says Peerson. “The WET and R-Series loudspeakers also offer excellent weather resistance, making them an excellent choice for this project.”

###

Community Professional Loudspeakers has been a leading supplier of professional sound systems since 1968. Headquartered in Chester, Pennsylvania, Community distributes its products to over fifty countries on six continents. Visit www.communitypro.com for more information.

Wohler Expands Reseller Agreement With Brazil’s CIS Group to Include File-Based Product Family
Digigram to Introduce New Low-Latency, High-Density LX-MADI PCIe Sound Card at IBC2014
Forbidden to Present Two Sessions at IBC Content Everywhere Conference During IBC2014
RTI Announces Integration With Converging Systems’ LED Lighting Systems
Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TV
HARMAN’S AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System and D7 Ltd Mic Keep Up With Carlos Elizalde’s Every Move
IC Realtime Launches Open Platform 720-Degree Surveillance Camera Software
France’s Biggest Summer Festival Produced Live with Blackmagic Design
GO AV Adds UDC 400 from High Resolution Systems for Control of Blackmagic Design’s 2ME ATEM Switcher
L-ACOUSTICS Serves Up Sound Solution For Clowes Memorial Hall Of Butler University

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

April 2012
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication