Boonsboro, MD (January 30, 2006)–Maryland’s Greenbrier State Park covers nearly 1,300 acres in the rolling hills of Washington County, and is home to Greenbrier Lake, a 42-acre man-made lake with a beach, stocked with trout, bass and bluegill. Greenbrier’s administrators, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, recently upgraded the public address system along a 200-acre stretch of waterfront surrounding the lake and adjoining picnic area, using loudspeakers from Community.
The PA system was chosen by Morgan Williams of Owings Mills, Maryland-based Advanced Video Systems. Williams and AVS’s Chris Cook installed the system, comprising 20 Community RMG200AT horn system loudspeakers. The Rane-controlled distributed system is driven by a pair of Crest CK1600 800-Watt amplifiers.
“We were contacted three weeks before a three-day weekend, which was also their deadline,” recalled AVS owner Larry Gillis. The Maryland DNR trenched in several hundred yards of conduit for the waterproof direct burial speaker cable, and the AVS crew spent a marathon three weeks, served up with a generous helping of rain, tearing out the old 25-year-old system and cabling and putting up the Community system. “We ran across a few unique mounting challenges as well,” Gillis adds. “We even ended up fabricating custom mounts in a few places.”
“A public safety PA system calls for exceptional intelligibility and exceptional coverage,” Gillis concluded. “The Community RMG horn was really the only loudspeaker that could handle this large an area and do it well.”
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