Vancouver (October 21, 2009)–The University of British Columbia’s War Memorial Gymnasium Located in Vancouver, British Columbia has installed a new Adamson System.
Built in 1945, the venue has a capacity of 2,200 regular seating, and 600 in the bleachers for basket-, and volleyball games–crowds that couldn’t be adequately covered by modern standards, given the geriatric audio system installed. The new Adamson design also features a center cluster design for this speech only environment, and while waiting for a possible phase 2, the SpekTrix system’s wide horizontal coverage of 120 degrees is providing coverage for the venue’s current announcing needs.
After uploading the specs of the gymnasium into the Shooter software program, it became apparent that the Adamson Spektrix Line Array cabinets would best suit the performance needs. Contractor LTS Pro Sound & Lighting based in Vancouver installed four SpekTrix 5 degree cabinets with two 15 degree Spektrix Ws placed at the bottom of the array, and a single SpekTrix Sub is flown on the top. The array is flown at a height of 30′ (9.25m) in the front and dead center of the gymnasium, just above the scoreboard. The system is entirely powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers and Adamson-controlled with the M Series processor.
Megan Robinson, manager of the War Memorial Gymnasium, commented that she was: “Very impressed with the intelligibility during announcing of the ball games, and pleasantly surprised with the overall coverage of the single sounds system throughout the gym. The continuous compliments from contracted announcers who enjoy working with the system, says it all.”
Adamson Systems Engineering