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SX600: Power and Performance for High School Football

October 29th, 2007



“The school was looking for something extra in their new sound system,“ says Joe Lira, Vice President - Operations, Thompson Engineering. “Having had the harsh sound of horns for so long, they asked us for a speaker that combined concert-quality audio, weatherproof durability and value.“

Designed to deliver high output and intelligibility in indoor/outdoor applications such as stadium installations, four EV Sx600s now cover the home side bleachers and field at San Jacinto High School, and two more cover the visitor bleachers.

“The Sx systems have opened up the possibilities for this space,“ says Jeff Tappenden, Audio Systems Specialist, Thompson Engineering, who worked on the system design, “as it can now be used for graduation and concert events, not just football games. After running EASE models of the venue and looking at its feature set to price ratio, the Sx600 from EV stood out as the clear solution-it’s a speaker designed for this job.

“These boxes have the punch and power to really boost the whole game experience with professional-quality audio-a world away from the aging horns we replaced-and the throw to ensure every seat is clearly covered,“ Lira adds. “In terms of performance and flexibility, the system is proving itself way beyond our client’s expectations.“

“To stay within budget, we completed the install using the existing conduit on the center poles on each side,“ Tappenden continues. “The system is networked due to conduit size; we utilized the existing mic conduit for the data cable and ran a remote box on the field to plug in eight mic inputs. Ideally we’d have mounted systems on the side poles in order to get the spread we wanted, not wanting to fire out too much power from a single point source, and to be considerate to the neighbors. However, this central mounting has not been a problem-the sound is loud and clear where we need it. That’s what I like about the Sx600; it’s a very directional speaker, with a very long throw. The focused coverage is phenomenal; you can walk around the bleachers and across the field and not detect any change in level. As far as actually mounting the boxes goes? We used the EV rigging hardware with steel bands; the installers who put the systems up couldn’t believe how easy it was, how precise.“

In addition to the Sx600s, two EV N/D267as microphones ensure crisp, clear audio for announcements at the other end of the signal chain. Two SxA100+ powered boxes are on hand as monitor and auxiliary speakers for graduations and other applications, deployed with TSP-1 stands when necessary. Telex Soundmate assisted listening systems and Telex Legacy portable wireless systems-designed especially for high school football-complete the new equipment list; “the Legacy systems are very simple to set up and use, with excellent range,“ says Lira, “and provide another application-specific solution for the school football field environment. Again, using the right tools for the job makes all the difference.“

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Guy Low

Sr. Copywriter | MarCom

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

guy.low@us.telex.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

james.edlund@us.telex.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com
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