A short drive north of Houston, Devasco International in Tomball, Texas specializes in customized welding and metalworking solutions. With a large staff, a 62,000-square-foot warehouse, and plenty of industrial-grade machinery, it’s not among the quietest of environments.
Recently, the company installed a variety of Community Professional loudspeakers to handle a variety of sound reinforcement and paging needs throughout the facility. The loudspeakers were specified by Devasco Controller/Treasurer David Scott, who also holds a degree as an acoustical engineer.
Fourteen Community RMG200A voice range horns provide powerful paging capability in the main warehouse, delivering 94 dB of intelligible vocal output, where it overcomes the din of a busy machine shop. In the company’s training facility, a pair of Community SLS920 three-way louds deliver crystal clear music and voice performance for a wide range of corporate and training presentations.
In the patio and balcony lounge areas, four Community WET W2-2W8 two-way weather-resistant loudspeaker systems accommodate both versatile music and paging duties, even in the face of Houston’s unpredictable weather and extreme humidity. Biamp Nexia DSP controls the warehouse and lounge systems, with QSC Audio amplification throughout.
“We selected the Community product because it met our three biggest priorities: durability, versatility and performance,” explains Scott. “For the warehouse, there was nothing that could match the RMG horns for sheer raw power and intelligibility.
“And for the outdoor areas, the WET Series is really the most weather-resistant speaker I’ve ever seen. The major league ballparks in the northeast use them, and if they can stand up to those winters, they can handle our Houston humidity.”
Scott also assembled a portable PA system headed by two Community R6-51 multi-driver arrays, utilized for events like parties and open houses, and also loaned to the city of Tomball and the area Chamber of Commerce.
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