Amarillo, TX (March 6, 2007)–The Amarillo National Center Tri-State Fairgrounds recently got a new audio system designed by Little Orchard Sound, Inc. (Newcastle, OK). The system sports 18 EV ZX5 15″ 2-way speakers and eight EV QRx218S dual-18″ subwoofers aimed over the audience bleachers, with ten ZX5s aimed over the arena floor.
“Rather than opting for central clusters, we designed a system that would aim high-output speakers, properly augmented with subs, closer to the audience around the perimeter of the venue,” said Dennis Grigsby, who co-owns Little Orchard Sound with John Ford. “This takes a considerable load off the full range boxes, making for a more energy efficient system that enables the subs to do what they’re supposed to do.” These boxes are interspersed with ten additional ZX5s covering the main floor.
According to Ford, “This is a large reverberant arena, but the audio inside is cohesive, consistent and clean throughout with no delays. On any given evening, there’s a combination of horse event music routines, event commentary, National Anthem singers and live performances, and the audience high up in the bleachers hears exactly the same thing as the folks on the floor. The rodeo world has very specific audio needs, and we spec’d the right equipment to address those needs exactly; our clients are extremely happy.”
Little Orchard Sound, Inc.