Clarksville, TN (March 16, 2015)—Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, recently updated the mid-sized audio system in its vast Governors Stadium by installing One Systems loudspeakers.
Union City-based Lowrance Sound Company to assist in the design and installation of the system. "The job started out on a shoestring budget," explains owner Mark Lowrance. "We worked hard with the organization to increase the budget but also make sure they were getting the best bang for their buck possible."
With the goal of blanketing the home and visitor seating, Lowrance ultimately decided that an endzone cluster would provide the desired end result while keeping within the budget. "I had used One Systems products before and think they sound great and provide the all-weather features an outdoor system requires," Lowrance adds. "After talking with engineer Mike O'Neill, Mike Torlone delivered some One Systems Cross Field Array-2 (CFA-2) to our offices so we could test their throw–we needed to reach seats that were 550 feet away from the scoreboard."
After the demo, Lowrance specified a scoreboard cluster made up of identical left and right arrays and center stacked subs. Each array consists of three CFA-2 loudspeakers. Four One Systems 118Sub-Ws subwoofers were stacked 2 x 2 in the center of the arrays to provide additional low end.
Lowrance was also responsible for the concourse sound system at the stadium. The design originally specified ceiling speakers, but he encouraged the University to install One Systems 106IM loudspeakers instead. “It is a much better sounding loudspeaker,” he explains. “We could use less of them and provide the same coverage with far better audio quality – it was a win for everyone. We mounted them along the side of the concourse where the concessions were located and they worked perfectly.”
“Everyone is happy with the new audio system. Bass response is good and the coverage is excellent,” concludes Lowrance. “All-in-all there is a dramatic improvement over the previous audio system.”
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