New York (November 28, 2006)–Systems integrator Pro Media/Ultrasound recently installed an audio system in the new Stanford Stadium at Stanford University in California. The $100 million construction project contains 50,000 seats, nearly 40,000 less than the previous stadium. Additionally, the venue now boasts a sound system comprised of JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and BSS Soundweb processing.
JBL loudspeakers cover the new Stanford StadiumThe distributed audio system comprises two tiers in the stadium, divided into “upper bowl” and “lower bowl” sections. The upper bowl, which provides audio for approximately 60 percent of the audience, features JBL loudspeakers mounted on 43 poles arranged throughout the stadium. These poles each feature two horizontally-mounted loudspeakers: one JBL PD5322/64-WRX weatherized loudspeaker, and one downfiring AM6212/126-WRX weatherized loudspeaker. An additional three poles provide additional fill, with each one featuring an AM6212/95-WRX loudspeakers. The press box also features nine AM6212/126-WRX loudspeakers, where the speakers have been painted to match the green glass color on the front of the press box.
The lower bowl is comprised of 36 AM6315/95-WRX loudspeakers mounted in a horizontal orientation around the lower seating area. Another 10 AM6212/126-WRX loudspeakers serve as corner fills. Between the AM Series loudspeakers are numerous Control 29AV loudspeakers serving as additional fill locations.
Demetrius Palavos of Pro Media/Ultrasound noted, “We were working with a very condensed timeline; there was very little time from ordering the loudspeakers to installing them to having the stadium completed. The reliability of JBL loudspeakers—and the ability of different loudspeakers to work together optimally–allowed us to accurately predict the results of the system prior to the installation. If the audio system didn’t work, the facility would not have been able to get their occupancy permit, and without that, the stadium would not have opened in time for the season. JBL’s Custom Shop really did an amazing job. They built a tremendous amount of loudspeakers in a short amount of time, and we had zero out-of-box failures.”