West Point, NY (April 25, 2011)–Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point Military Academy rececntly got an audio upgrade that included Powersoft K Series amplifiers.
Big Mo Pro, the systems integrator involved in the upgrade, chose to install 32 Powersoft K6 and K8 series amplifiers driving a 72-box line array system for the 4,325-seat performance space.
Greg Rosenkrans, co-owner and CEO of Big Mo Pro, offered, “For the Eisenhower Hall Theatre installation, we employed Powersoft amps to drive line arrays from EM Acoustics. We replaced the original system that was installed back in 1970–we are actually using the old system for emergency paging–and the sound from the new system is simply superb. We now have extremely tight and powerful bass response with loud and clear sound to support the many activities and performances presented at the hall. With Powersoft driving the system, we are confident that it will be serving the theater for the next 20 years.”
The Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point is used by United States Corps of Cadets for internal programming and is also available to the public at large as a performing arts center serving the Hudson Valley area of New York State.
The 193,000-square-foot Eisenhower Hall complex also houses Ike’s Riverside Café (a 600-seat dining room), a 13,000-square-foot Ballroom, Benny’s Lounge (a bar/lounge), the Class of 1929 Art Gallery, offices and meeting spaces. Upcoming events include Fiddler on the Roof, Shen Yun Performing Arts, Toby Keith, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Celtic Thunder and the Moscow Ballet Nutcracker. The redesign of the facility was managed by Collette Contracting, Inc.
Rosenkrans added, “We are also using Powersoft’s Armonía Pro Audio Suite amplifier control package, which is ideal for this fixed installation, allowing us to streamline our setup and drop outboard EQ and crossovers for more space saved. The K Series has power factor correction circuitry that really works. When we were testing out the amplifiers, we started with the subwoofers and the sonic results, in our opinion, crushed all the competition. We tried every way to make the amp fail and it just kept on going.”