The opening concert of the Beaver Dam Amphitheater featured Joe Diffie and Lonestar
Beaver Dam, KY (December 30, 2104)—In recent years, the town of Beaver Dam has acquired six manufacturing plants, shopping centers, updated its downtown storefronts and added new residential areas. Now its latest addition is the Beaver Dam Amphitheater, accommodating concerts up to 1,200 with lawn chairs for most community events, with the ability to expand to 5,000 with the bowled grass second tier berm. Audio for the venue is handled with a dB Technologies loudspeaker system.
To meet the dual purpose nature of the facility, Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Musician’s Pro owner Sean Thomas met with the facility designers Clements and Associates Architecture to assist in the venue plans. “At first, I met with the architect and discussed the multi-function purpose of the amphitheater,” says Thomas. “And we became involved not only with the design of the sound system, but in integrating all the logistics of lighting, power, rigging and systems control.”
The ultimate design resulted in a partnership with Musician’s Pro. “We designed a system that is self-contained for 90 percent of the events covering the ground level seating area,” comments Thomas. “That system features 16 dB Technologies DVA-T4 line array modules coupled with six DVA-S30N double 18-inch subwoofers.” Six dB Technologies DVX DM15 are used for stage monitors.
“We had to work within the facility’s budget and the systemized approach of the dB Technologies DVA Series allowed us to meet those needs,” indicates Thomas. “And they absolutely loved the fact that their system was completely compatible with our rig.” Utilizing the dB Technologies DVA Composer software, “we were able to get better design performance, tighter splay, increased low frequency response and even SPL distribution.”
The amphitheater will be used for concerts, plays, symphonies and other events on a regular basis with larger shows scheduled throughout the year.
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