Wyandotte, MI (May 17, 2013)—Progressive Electronics, a Raytown, MO AV systems integration company, recently completed its third project using Bose RoomMatch loudspeakers and PowerMatch amplifiers at the 1,500-seat Wyandotte High School Auditorium in Kansas City.
The Bose RoomMatch system, designed by Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc. and installed by Progressive Electronics, consists of two stereo left-right arrays using RM5520, RM7020 and RM7040 loudspeakers and a center array using RM7010, RM9010 and RM9020 loudspeakers. They are powered by seven Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers.
Bob Ledo, Senior Vice President at Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc., the consultant that specified the system, points out that the historical nature of the auditorium and its lack of acoustical treatment made it a particularly difficult challenge.
“The RoomMatch array modules allowed us to customize the sound system for the room without having to affect any of the space’s aesthetics, because the loudspeakers can be so precisely aimed, letting us keep the sound off the side and rear walls,” he explained. “Because the dispersion is so precise, it also meant that the system did not need additional fill speakers other than several below the balcony. That reduced the potential complexity of the system, and minimized the need for any additional hardware, which was also important for keeping the historical nature of the interior untouched.”
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