Briarcliff Manor, NY (May 4, 2006)–Briarcliff Manor has been a home to a bucolic learning center for Girl Scout volunteers and staff members. Its six corporate conference rooms, a 185-seat auditorium, and rustic lodges are available to both nonprofits and for-profits for training events and executive corporate retreats.
Recently, contractor and systems design/installation firm, Boulevard Production Specialists Inc. (Oradell, NJ) upgraded the 185-seat Peter F. Drucker Auditorium’s video systems so that control of LCD projection, DVD and PowerPoint could be handled directly from the auditorium podium instead of the control room located at the rear of the room. And, in December of 2005, Boulevard completed an audio system upgrade for the auditorium, as well as the Center’s common and dining areas.
System design for the auditorium was based around four Yamaha Installation Series loudspeakers and a Yamaha 01V 96 digital console. QSC CX power amps with an Ashly Protea 4-channel EQ and system manager complete the system. “The Yamaha console is exactly what I was looking for,” says the Center’s supervisor for Conferences and A/V, Carlos Oliveras. “We have five pre-set scenes for various setups in the auditorium that we can recall at anytime. It’s very easy to use, and the sound is great.”
A pair of Yamaha IF2108 Installation Series loudspeakers are flown center stage with Polar Focus fly ware, and two Yamaha IF2205’s are wall-mounted for side-fills. “The first five rows of seating are tables, each with a microphone,” said Boulevard Production principal, James Cioffi. “We installed new microphones and a Shure SCM810 auto mixer for each of the tables. But the Yamaha O1V was the key to the new system. That brought the Center from 1985 technology to 2006 in one move.”
Each area is a separate zone and covered by four wall-mounted Yamaha IF2205s (two for each area), powered by a QSC CX302 amp with a Yamaha Q2031 stereo graphic EQ. The equipment rack for this subsystem is located inside the auditorium, adjacent to the common area. Music feed is via satellite, and a lav or hand-held mic is available to speakers in either zone, with automatic music ducking.