Philadelphia, PA (February 12, 2013)—St Joseph’s University recently reconfigured its McGuire campus’ former chapel into a contemporary multi-use student center, bringing in Maryland-based RJC Designs to create an A/V and media solution that could address a multitude of challenges, from the acoustical and logistical to the aesthetic, while maintaining the room’s classic architectural lines.
Audio in the space is provided via dual integrated sound systems: A pair of Community ENTASYS high-performance column line arrays mounted to either side of the proscenium was installed in order to provide spoken word intelligibility, and is augmented by VLF208 subwoofers. Meanwhile, musical performance is covered by a pair of iBOX iHP3594 three-way cabinets, with low frequency muscle from a couple of i215LVS dual 15-inch subwoofers. Crown CTs amplification powers the system, with DSP covered by a Biamp AudiaFLEX CM.
Video is centered on a Panasonic WUXGA DLP projector sending HD video to a Draper retractable 108″ x 192″ screen. The rear wall and both wings are hung with additional 60″ LED monitors, each of which can be tied into the main display or used as separate presentation areas. Digital technologies were used within the development of the infrastructure to support the various displays and also reduce the size and cost of the pathways. All the LED monitors are tied into the campus signage and information network. HDMI, DVI, Component, and other analog and digital sources are available on the buffer wall and in the front presentation areas.
RJC Designs President Rich Coluzzi remarked, “clear and intelligible sound along with dynamic program audio makes for an exciting audio experience for the Saint Joseph’s University students and other attendants.”
Community Professional Loudspeakers