The Atlas AH94-12ST stadium speaker hangs below the scoreboard at the Little League/Girls Softball team field in Beaver Springs, PA. Beaver Springs, PA (June 28, 2007)–Installations inside massive airports or football stadiums tend to get all the attention these days, and with good reason, as they often sport the latest technology, from networking to digital consoles to all the rest. In truth, of course, all installations are important, even the small ones, because they bring information and communication to people, and the installation itself is merely a tool, a means to a greater end. To whit, take a recent single-speaker installation for the local Little League/Girls Softball team field in Beaver Springs, PA.
The team’s field has been slowly getting updated over the last few years, mostly through volunteer labor and donations, according to Russ Kauffman of Kauffman’s TV in nearby Beavertown, PA.
“Last summer, the team decided that they wanted a PA system, so I was asked to design and install something for them,” said Kauffman. “This spring, a local company granted money toward this project, and I agreed to install the system at no charge. First we looked at a horn from a well-known manufacturer of outdoor horns, and we even looked on eBay for a used horn.
“A contact at Qualitone Industries [Hackensack, N.J.] suggested looking at new Atlas product. Last Sunday, we installed an Atlas AH94-12ST stadium speaker powered by a small mixer amp. We connected a portable CD player to the system (they want a regular CD player, but funds were limited) to play the National Anthem, and sometimes other music–and it sounds great. I am impressed, the parents are impressed. Bottom line: it rocks!”