Immaculata University Stadium Sound System

Immaculata University Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

Immaculata University’s Draper Walsh Stadium needed an upgrade to the sound system.  Most of the main loudspeakers were blown and the overall system operation was complicated.  With a short timeline, a new loudspeaker was needed to provide sound for the entire stadium while simplifying the operation.  Prior to our involvement, users needed access to an amplifier closet where they had to manually turn on a rack full of amplifiers.


System Design

Using EASE focus, we verified that using the existing poles would cover the stadium as intended.  Adding a Furman sequencer system with a remote power switch in the press box allowed for powering the downstairs amplifier rack from within the press box.

Featured Equipment
  • Community R.5MAX loudspeakers mounted on the poles
  • Community R.35-3896 loudspeaker on the front of the pressbox
  • Community ALC-1604 amplifier
  • Furman power conditioner/sequencer

Result

The new loudspeaker system provides high-level, intelligible sound for the entire stadium.  Both the stands and field are covered and the processing built into the amplifiers provide protection for overdriving the system.

Paul VI High School Stadium Sound System

Paul VI High School Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

The Paul VI High School stadium did not have a permanently installed sound system, so for games, they set up portable loudspeakers.  They needed a permanent system that would cover the home stands, field, and visitor’s stands, all from the press box, as mounting on the poles would require breaking concrete and trenching.


System Design

Using EASE, an acoustical sound system modeling program, we created a 3D model of the stadium and placed the proposed loudspeakers on the press box.  After some aiming and tweaking, we were happy with the coverage and the system was approved and ordered.

With the R2s, we have great pattern control, exceptional low-frequency response and plenty of headroom which allows the system to be clear over crowd noise.

Featured Equipment
  • Community R2 loudspeakers (various models)
  • Crown CDi amplifiers
  • Shure SLX wireless microphones
  • Furman power conditioner/sequencer

Result

The new stadium sound provides exceptional speech and music reinforcement and covers the entire stadium.  Announcements are clear over the crown noise, and music has a full-range sound.

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Passaic County Technical Institute Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

The Passiac County Technical Institute was in need of a new stadium sound system which could be used for gym classes, pep rallies, and football games.  The existing system was poorly designed and did not perform well.  This required a portable system for events, which was a hassle to set up and didn’t provide enough coverage or level.

System Design

The system had to provide high-level sound for the entire stadium without using the light poles as a mounting point.  Since we were limited to the press box only, we chose Danely Sound Lab’s OS80s for the main left, right and center loudspeakers.  The field coverage, center loudspeaker was mounted on the corner to keep the line of sight clear on the press box roof.  Two outdoor Danley GO2CX cabinets provide sound for guests in front of the press box.  To provide additional low-frequency, two Danely OS115s were mounted to the front of the pressbox fence.


Result

The new sound system has been well received as it is simple to use with flexible modes and provides outstanding sound quality for the entire stadium.

Donovan Catholic Stadium Sound System

Donovan Catholic High School Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

Donovan Catholic High School needed a new outdoor sound system for their stadium.  The old system was comprised of 30-year old horns and a small amplifier.

System Design

We utilized Community Loudspeakers R-series which are powerful outdoor models.  Four loudspeakers on the pressbox cover the entire stadium with clear, high-quality audio.  Crown amplifiers power the loudspeakers with a Rane HAL processor which provide simple controls for adjusting the system levels.  A single power button controller the Furman sequencer for powering the system on and off.


Result

The new stadium sound system provides fans and athletes intelligible sound, regardless of the even, or weather.

Rowan Soccer Stadium Sound System

Rowan University Soccer Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

The Rowan University soccer stadium was using a portable sound system for practices and games which required staff to wheel out large cases and run power and audio lines.  Aside from the task of doing this, the coverage and quality of the system were poor.  A new, permanent outdoor sound system was needed to provide sound for the entire stadium with simple controls.


System Design

Using EASE Focus, we created a model of the stadium to predict the performance of the proposed sound system.  We utilized Community’s R.5MAX series which provide exception speech and music reinforcement in a compact cabinet.  Utilizing Polar Focus mounts, we installed them on the main light poles to provide coverage for the field and bleachers.

Equipment list:

(4) Community R.5MAX Loudspeakers for the Field and Bleachers

(1) Community R.35 Loudspeaker for the Concession/Entrance Area

(1) QSC PLD4.5 Amplifier

(1) Shure BLX Handheld Wireless Microphone


Result

The new sound provides outstanding speech and music reinforcement for the bleachers and field.

Washington Township High School Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

The new stadium sound system had to incorporate the existing Community R1 loudspeakers, add additional cabinets for better coverage in the bleachers, simplify control and provide reliable components.


System Design

We installed new drivers in the existing Community R1 loudspeakers, re-mounted and aimed them for better coverage and added three additional cabinets to provide better coverage on the bleachers.  A new rack provides a secure location for the new equipment and a single power button with simple Symetrix wall controls provides a simple way to power the system on and off and control the levels.

Featured Equipment
  • Community R-series outdoor loudspeakers
  • Symetrix digital signal processor
  • Shure BLX-series wireless microphones
  • Furman power conditioner/sequencer

Result

The new sound system provides significantly better coverage with easier control and reliable operation.

Wall High School Stadium Sound System

System Requirements

The new sound system had to provide high-quality speech and music reinforcement for the home stands, field, the visitor stands as well as the concession area. Multiple modes of operation were needed for various types of events including graduation.


System Design

A computer model of pressbox and pole-mounted loudspeakers proved to be the best design.

Featured Equipment
  • Community’s R-series loudspeakers
  • QSC PLD Amplifiers
  • QSC’s Q-SYS Control System
  • Furman remote and rack-mounted sequencers

Result

The new system provides great sound for the entire stadium.


Haverford College Swan Field

System Requirements

The new sound system had to provide coverage for the entire field including the bleachers across from the coach’s box.  Due to the nearby buildings hosting classes and several local homes, the sound level at the propery line had to be within the local noise ordinance.


System Design

Using detailed plans with Google Earth and EASE, a model was created ensuring that the desired quality and level can be provided without disrupting people not on the field.

Featured Equipment
  • Community Loudspeakers R2 and R.5 models
  • Polar Focus custom pole mount brackets
  • QSC CXD amplifiers
  • Rane HAL digital signal processor with RAD input and output plates
  • Shure QLX-D wireless microphones
  • Furman remote and rack-mounted sequeners

Result

The new system provides simple control with the option for turning zones on and off all without interfering with nearby classes or residents.