Easton, PA (November 6, 2013)—Not every renovation works out. Lafayette College’s Fisher Stadium, home of the Lafayette Leopards football team, recently underwent a major renovation that included additional seating, synthetic turf, stadium lighting, a large press box and a 19’ x 35’ video display. It also upgraded the sound system—and that’s where the problems started.
The upgraded system did not provide even coverage in the new seating areas and it had neighborhood spill issues. To fix this problem, the school asked Communication Systems, Inc. (CSI) of Allentown, Pennsylvania to redesign the system to solve these problems.
While some of the speakers in the former system, including the four Community R.5-94Ts covering the visitor seating, and a pair of Community WET loudspeakers on the press box, were simply reaimed to improve coverage, two new Community R2-94 loudspeakers were added on the press box. Four new Community R.5-94Ts were also added to a lower wall facing the field for use during practice.
The new system includes coverage of the tailgating area outside the stadium and improvements in the private suites inside the press building. A Biamp Audia Flex with daVinci software provides touch-screen presets for “pregame” and “game” configurations, along with zone level controls and DSP delay for the visitor seating loudspeakers. Existing amplifiers were reused to control costs.
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