Battle Creek, MI (January 6, 2017)—Kellogg Arena has been a top venue for the Battle Creek area for decades, and recently the 6,500-seat facility upgraded its audio offerings with the installation of a new audio system from ISP Technologies.
Director of Operations at Kellogg Arena, Ben Randels, contacted Kerry Johnson, president/CEO of BC Sound LLC, which has supplemented the live sound for Kellogg Arena for years. Having used ISP Technologies gear in the venue in the past, Johnson opted to go with an ISP rig for the arena. Johnson explained, “We generally like to use the same brands ourselves for live productions as we use for installation, especially ISP. They are a great local company right here in Michigan, made in the USA.”
BC Sound install manager, Adam Kane, replaced the center-hung cluster with a new, powered 21,000-watt ISP Technologies rig consisting of 16 High Definition Line 3112 array boxes in 4 hangs, producing 16,000 watts RMS; two XMAX 218 flown subwoofers, producing 4,000 watts RMS; and the newly designed CXi114 coaxial speaker for downfill, producing 1,000 watts RMS. Rated in RealWatts, the system has a peak performance of 42,000 watts.
Kane said, “I’m always pleasantly surprised at how little tweaking ISP gear needs beyond the manufacturer DSP presets, and this system was no exception. The coverage was exactly what we needed.”
Extremely satisfied with the new sound, Randals said, “The new ISP system installed by BC Sound is an incredible improvement to the building. Returning clients and patrons are shocked by the difference. The coverage, clarity, and bass depth are going to be a huge asset to the building and upcoming events.”