We worked with speaker manufacturer Klipsch to design and install two PA systems at the training facility. The purpose of each system is to simulate the extremely high level of crowd noise the teams may experience at away games.
This allows the team to experience during practice the distraction and loss of verbal communication that the crowd noise can cause and prepare them for an actual game environment.
The indoor system consists of (18) 15” 2 way speakers and (3) dual 18” subwoofers divided into (3) arrays and spaced evenly down the field. An equipment rack housing (10) amplifiers drives the indoor system. An assistant has the noise simulator loaded onto an iPod and operates it wirelessly from the anywhere on the field.
The outdoor system was a different challenge. As well as needing to be portable to move between the natural turf and synthetic turf fields, it needed much higher output as there is no building to contain and focus the sound. The Klipsch engineers came up with a lightweight custom speaker design needed to keep the carts portable yet generate the same extremely high audio levels as the indoor system. Three carts were assembled that connect to each other wirelessly so only electrical power is needed at each cart. The indoor and outdoor systems function identically eliminating the need to learn two different operation protocols.
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