New Haven, CT (May 25, 2021)—When the CT Tennis Center on the Yale University campus became the Westville Music Bowl, changes were no doubt in store for the 10,000-capacity venue. Chief among them was to ensure the site’s ability to cover all visitors with sound, and to that end, the Bowl recently became the first arena worldwide to install a d&b audiotechnik J-Series loudspeaker system through the company’s re-manufactured certified pre-owned (CPO) program.
The Westville Music Bowl has a strong green initiative and uses solar power during the day (2,000 seats were removed for solar panels); all beverage cups are bio-degradable, and the entire facility recycles. All vendors engaged in the venue are asked to follow green initiatives, and so a re-manufactured PA falls in line with that mindset.
According to d&b, the certified pre-owned (CPO) program was created to prolong the life of a loudspeaker—while also conserving natural resources and reducing waste—by returning a used product to at least its original manufactured performance and quality standards.
DNR Laboratories of Watertown, CT installed the CPO-J. “Due to timing of the CPO J-Series becoming available, it was exactly what our client required,” states Donnie Gamsjager, president, DNR. The complete system contains 28 x CPO J8/J12 (14 per side), 12 x Y8 (outfills – 6 per side), 8 x Ti10P (front fills), and 8 x SL-GSUB. Amplifiers are 30D installation models for all loudspeaker systems except for the subwoofers which are on D80 amplifiers. A dedicated computer running d&b R1 Control software is used for easy-to-work control for audio distribution of the entire system.
Stakeholders in the venue are reportedly pleased with the results, as Tim Burke, Production Manager, noted, “We’ve done five shows over two weekends at Westville, and I have to say I am thrilled with the performance of this J-Series rig.”
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