Pratt & Whitney Hung Up on L-Acoustics

May 4, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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According to Brad Snow, president of SR company/dealer Snow Sound in Berlin, Conn., "Before Pratt &Whitney [East Hartford, Conn.] had turned one of its hangars into a museum, we had brought in an L-Acoustics dV-DOSC system to provide speech reinforcement and musical playback for an event. Although the room was a very hostile acoustical environment, the system worked extremely well and the client, who had previously heard a number of other systems in there, was very impressed.”

At Pratt & Whitney's request, Snow Sound hired local systems integrator North American Theatrix to install a total of eight dV-DOSC cabinets within the hangar; essentially, a single giant space that can be configured in a variety of ways. Under the direction of NAT project manager Jeff Carlson, the cabinets were flown in two hangs of four on either side of a permanent stage at one end of the room that is used for meetings, presentations and other functions on a regular basis.

After the new system had been installed, Snow Sound came back in to confirm that the cabinets were properly aimed. "That was actually kind of fun," Snow recalled. "I was able to double-check the ARRAY program by literally making laser marks on the floor, marking them off with a piece of tape and then measuring them off. Everything was exactly where the software said it would be. It was very cool."

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