Miami, FL (July 10, 2007)--The Heat Group, which operates NBA team The Miami Heat, recently completed an audio upgrade for the premium seating areas at the American Airlines Arena (the Miami Heat’s home court). For this task, they chose eight CA-28A line array modules from D.A.S. Audio’s Aero catalog.
Located in downtown Miami along Biscayne Bay, game commentators—situated courtside— were struggling with audio levels that were too loud. Unfortunately, backing off the levels created other challenges, as Dave Vickery, director of Broadcast Services for the Heat Group, explained. “Our old speakers had an 80-degree dispersion pattern,” said Vickery, “and the broadcasters sitting courtside were complaining about the levels being too hot. So, we’d have to bring the level down for the North and South sides, but then the premium seats behind them were complaining they couldn’t hear. The solution to this issue was to have a loudspeaker system that could be aimed precisely where we needed it—shooting sound just over the broadcaster’s heads so that they wouldn’t be bombarded by excessive sound levels. The Aero CA-28A’s did just that for us.”
Reflecting on D.A.S. Audio’s customer support, Vickery notes, “We actually had the Aero CA-28A system for a rather extended evaluation period. Throughout this entire time, the company was extremely supportive and offered us all the technical assistance we needed. I’m pleased to say, the system was so easy to work with, we didn’t require a single support call. Our purchase was handled through Ralph Alvarez of Miami’s Interface Sound and was completed in April 2007. Now, both the Heat Group and, most importantly, the fans, couldn’t be happier.”