Lakeland, FL (June 5, 2017)—The latest jewel in Southeastern University’s crown is its new College of Arts & Media facility, a new multi-use facility, with classrooms and an auditorium on the ground floor. Helping ensure students hear every word from their professors, the facility is outfitted with a full complement of Martin Audio, including an O-Line micro line array system in the auditorium, and CDD and CDD-LIVE speakers in the music and practice rooms.
MABE in Lakeland was the integrator for the project; lead account manager Steve Griner discussed the main lecture hall, offering, “The space has a raked floor with the seating sloping down to a podium on a sunken stage below a large 16 x 9 projection screen in the center and the speakers alongside. We mounted the O-Line on the wall in a left-right configuration with eight enclosures on each side and two CSX subs flown from the ceiling—all powered by Martin Audio amps. The original idea was for a Surround system which led us to the O-Line because we felt the University could build off those speakers and add side fills and a center channel later if we needed.”
Martin Audio CDD and CDD-LIVE speakers are also a centerpiece of the College’s music spaces: “We have two CDD8s mounted in the rooms that are used for music and piano instruction and percussion practice where they need better playback quality,” said Ian Fritzsche, director of the Media Services Department for the University. “Also, there’s a large orchestra rehearsal room with two CDD-LIVE 15s, which sound fantastic and really fill out the room.
“As it turns out, the O-Line has been great. The system easily fills the room without being overbearing or obtrusive. It has a very small footprint, so you hardly know the speakers are there until they’re on and their appearance blends right into the feel of the room. They have more than held their own for every event, so I’m very happy with them.”