The Salina Bombers play a home game in the Bicentennial Center.
Salina, KA (May 13, 2014)—After 35 years, the Bicentennial Center Arena in Salina, KS recently replaced its original sound system, bringing in Parkway Communications, which installed a new L-Acoustics Arcs Wide and Arcs Focus (WIFO) loudspeaker rig for the city-owned venue, home to the local Salina Bombers, champions of the Professional Indoor Football League.
When the city agreed to a full audio redo, provided it didn’t stray from a strict municipal budget, the L-Acoustics Applications team got to work designing a system. “L-Acoustics was one of a number of loudspeaker manufacturers who submitted system concepts for consideration and we were extremely honored to have been selected as the sound system provider for Bicentennial Center,” says Dan Palmer, L-Acoustics’ national manager of installation projects. “Having successfully placed Arcs WIFO systems most recently at San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum, Miami’s BankUnited Center and Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University, we have a growing body of experience in municipal and professional sports arenas and know how to effectively address them with L-Acoustics solutions.”
The new rig incorporates 28 Arcs Wide systems flown in four arrays of four cabinets for the north/south ends of the arena, plus two cabinets for the west end and four corner positions. The east-facing array pairs an Arcs Focus with two Arcs Wide, while six SB18i subs and four LA8 and one LA4 amplified controllers round out the system.
Additionally, a portable “floor” system consists of four Arcs Wide tops mounted on poles above four SB18 subs. It can be deployed as separate point sources on tripods, or as a flown left/right system above a portable stage as dictated by the event. A pair of LA8s powers the portable system.