An iconic installation for Community4 August 2008
The four remote PA systems comprise 21 Community R.5 loudspeakers and cover most of the facility, including the Grand Terrace viewing area behind the amphitheatre, as well as outside the Xanterra gift shop and restaurant complex, the information centre and the multi-storey parking structure. The systems are primarily used for announcements and “general PA chores”, and can broadcast globally or in zones.
For the amphitheatre – which hosts a range of special events, movies and musical presentations – Haggerty’s head engineer, Steve Foudray, designed a system based around 20 Community WET 315 cabinets on two main towers and two delay towers. Powered by Crown Macro-Tech amplifiers and utilising Rane DSP, the amphitheatre system can also feed the remote PA equipment.
Community’s regional sales manager – US West and Canada, Rod Falconer, told II: “This is a good example of an application where the client required excellent performance from a system in an extremely harsh environment. The WET- and R-Series were a perfect solution, protecting the client’s investment by providing all-weather enclosures that are warranted for 15 years while meeting the high standards of performance they demanded.”