San Diego (December 1, 2004)–Some people tell it to the Marines. Paul Svenson and Steve Manno of BlueWater Audio got told by the Marines instead. Their company was hired by the military recently to provide audio systems at Camp Pendleton, 38 miles north of downtown San Diego, where they were told systems were needed for a football field, parade deck, and a new competition gym. Each installation features loudspeakers from Community.
The Area 11 complex football field is covered by four Community R2-Xs, the parade deck by four R2-Xs plus six WET 228s, and the new competition gym (the Semper Fit Field House Fitness Center) by six R.5-Xs. The Community loudspeakers are driven by QSC CX series amps. BlueWater also specified 3000 and 7000 series Audio-Technica wireless mics and EAW DX8 8×2 digital audio mixers and signal processors.
“We use Community loudspeakers because they are weatherproof, their sound quality is extremely high for an outdoor loudspeaker, and because they are very loud,” said Svenson. “We’ve found the Community product to be extremely reliable. We haven’t had one go down, and we’ve installed well over 100 of the R-Series loudspeakers for the Marine Corp and the Navy.”
In addition to the parade, football field, and fitness center systems, BlueWater has tackled audio systems for an outdoor firing range, and is under contract to do another, much larger firing range. All systems are built around Community loudspeakers.
Camp Pendleton provides training facilities for many active-duty and reserve Marines, Army and Navy units, as well as national, state and local agencies. Over 60,000 military and civilian personnel work aboard the base every day.
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