Framingham, MA (January 6, 2014)—The Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at Bridgewater State University recently upgraded its system, using a RoomMatach loudspeaker and PowerMatch amplifier from Bose to accommodate the sound in the 1,300-seat auditorium.
Designed and installed by Sudbury, MA-based Adtech Systems, the system is configured in a single central array consisting of one RM9005 loudspeaker, two RM9010s, two RM9020s and one RM12040; a pair of RMS215 subwoofers; and four LT 9403 full-range 3-way loudspeakers used as fills. These are powered by three PM8500N PowerMatch amplifiers. The system is controlled by a Bose ControlSpace ESP-88 DSP.
As part of his bid process, Charles Crane, Sales Engineer with Adtech, brought in the Bose Modeler sound system software. He used it to draw all the seating areas within the auditorium and predict the sound coverage. This showed the customer that the design would cover the floor and balcony seating areas, but it also revealed that the array would have to be hoisted higher than expected to address the existing acoustical clouds in place in the venue.
“As it turns out, we were the only one of the three vendors who provided the schools with a proposal that was validated by computer modeling,” says Crane. “When they saw how Bose was able to provide a complete package, from modeling and speakers to DSP and amplification, they ‘got it’—they saw that this was the full-featured solution that they really needed.”