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US university stadium revamps audio system with Symetrix

Installation Staff 14 September 2017

The Governors Stadium in Clarksville, Tennessee has overhauled its audio system with a multi-brand design featuring Symetrix.

The 10-000-capacity stadium, originally constructed in 1946, is the long-term home of the Austin Peay University Governors football team.

Union City-based Lowrance Sound Company had worked with the university previously. For this latest project the firm was asked to provide a new system that included a networkable DSP and digital audio distribution solution that would be cost-effective and flexible.

“We wanted a DSP with built-in Dante so we could create our infrastructure around the networking technology,” said Mark Lowrance, Lowrance Sound Company founder and president. “The choice of Symetrix DSPs meant that the programming and set-up were very simple and straightforward ­ a real bonus on such a fast track project.”

Lowrance added: “Suites now have individually controlled systems using the ARC2e remotes in each. The design features two Ashly Audio 8-channel Dante-capable amplifiers and one SymNet Radius AEC with option cards and Dante connecting them for the suites and lobby spaces only. It’s a really nice set-up.”

Along with Symetrix DSPs and Ashly Audio amplifiers, Lowrance Sound Company also installed One Systems weatherproof speakers in the scoreboard cluster and on the concourse, Atlas Sound ceiling speakers, Shure digital wireless microphones and a Soundcraft mixer as part of its efforts to take Austin Peay stadium’s audio capabilities to a new level. Lowrance also provided the ability for remote monitoring and control of the system DSP and networked amplifiers.

Lowrance concluded: “We are delighted by the performance of the new installation, and the Symetrix DSPs have been integral to achieving this great end-result.”

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