Lincoln, NB (November 20, 2013)—When looking for a sound system for the new 15,147-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB, Chris Chavanu of Electronic Contracting Company (ECCO) wanted to find a system that he could purchase through a single vendor.
Based on specifications developed under the direction of Kevin Day at Dallas AV consultancy Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, the arena’s request for proposals favored an integrated single-vendor solution. When the proposals were evaluated, the final selection for the arena’s PA was an Electro-Voice line-array system featuring the compact three-way XLD281 element. In addition to the sound system, security and access equipment from EV’s parent company Bosch was also installed.
“Ten years ago, there wasn’t much integration available for large arena systems, but these days, we know that the technology is available,” says Chavanu, who oversaw ECCO’s design-assist and installation responsibilities on the project. “So when we issued the RFP for a line-array system with satellite speakers, we wanted everything from one source—not just the loudspeakers, but also digital signal processing, power amplifiers and amplifier monitoring. That gives us a single company to deal with for communication, integration, support and service.”