The Villages, a master-planned retirement community located in central Florida with a population of over 90,000 residents living on over 26,000 acres, offers a focus on golf – boasting 504 holes, on both executive and championship courses, including courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez.
Installing landscape sound for The Villages is a big job – the new downtown area, Brownwood, has 240 light poles, each will have Bose DS 40SE full-range, surface-mount loudspeakers mounted to them. All of these will be powered by six Bose Professional PowerMatch PM8500/8500N amplifiers, covering an area up to a half-mile in all directions from the town’s central square.
In addition to the PowerMatch PM8500, the area also includes Bose Panaray MA12EX full-range modular loudspeakers and MB24 modular bass loudspeakers for the town square’s live stage for music performances, as well as 12 Bose ControlSpace ESP-88/ESP-00 engineered sound processors, digital signal processors to control audio throughout The Villages.
Going forward, Bose PowerMatch amplifiers will also be used in a forthcoming movie theater in the downtown area and other applications.
“There’s really no place like it on the planet,” says Steve Brown, Eastern regional business manager, Bose Professional Systems. “And just as The Villages are all about quality of life, they are a whole community built around Bose audio because Bose is all about quality of sound.
“The Villages are about great golf as far as the eye can see and great sound as far as the ear can hear. It’s an amazing project, and the Bose PowerMatch offers them the ability to power a huge amount of sound over an enormous amount of space and do it cost effectively.”