Ashly saves space at Liberty High School21 May 2014
Liberty High School has reliable technology, including a comprehensive sound system that uses space-saving multi-channel Ashly amplifiers.
Located 40 miles west of St. Louis, St. Charles County is the fastest growing county in Missouri and ranks among the fastest growing counties in the nation. The Wentzville School District is responsible for public education in the area, and with space in its two high schools reaching maximum capacity, the district drafted plans to build a third high school. Now finished, Liberty High School has reliable technology in the classroom, sports facilities and for extracurricular activities, including a comprehensive sound system that uses space-saving multi-channel Ashly amplifiers.
St. Louis-based McClure Engineering designed Liberty High School’s sound and A/V systems, and local A/V integrator TSI Global installed it. The system includes a paging service for the common areas of the school, along with more muscular systems for music playback in the gym and on the football field. Modest Biamp DSP and Crestron control systems provide minimal processing and intuitive user control.
The real challenge at Liberty High School was ensuring that the system would operate uninterrupted, day-in and day-out. Because space was at a premium, Dave Bick, McClure’s acoustical and systems engineer specified Ashly ne-Series multi-channel amplifiers to power Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers. In just 12 total rack spaces, the Liberty High School sound system fits 30 amplifier channels: three 8-channel Ashly ne8250s and three 2-channel Ashly ne2400s.