Bowling Green, OH (June 13, 2006)–Bowling Green State University’s 28,000-seat Doyt L. Perry Stadium was recently rennovated with a new scoreboard which housed behind a mesh screen, a likewise new sound system consisting of five Community R6-51 loudspeakers.
The new system was installed by Torrence Sound of Perrysburg, OH, who also provided EASE modeling and consultation for Toledo-based JDRM Engineering, who designed and engineered the fiber-optic based system. A single Community R6 in the center fires down to the far end of the field, with two more on either side covering the left and right seating areas. Crown CTs3000 amplifiers, monitored and controlled via an IQ network, power the system from a single weatherproof enclosure under the scoreboard, and a Media Matrix system provides control over routing and signal processing. The speakers are each bi-amped for a total of ten channels of audio over fiber,
“The R6 is really a unique loudspeaker,” explained Jason Thomas, Torrence Sound’s systems engineer. “It’s got exceptional power and intelligibility, and excellent directivity. With only five boxes, we’ve got full range sound over a big, big area. The bottom end is particularly good, and pumps all the way down to the far end zone with headroom to spare.”