Escondido, CA-based Sound Image recently upgraded the audio system at the Lifestyle Communities (LC) Pavilion in Columbus, OH with JBL Professional VerTec line arrays.
The LC Pavilion, owned by PromoWest Productions, serves as both an indoor and outdoor venue, with a single stage that can be used for the indoor space (which seats 2,200 people) or for the outdoor lawn area (which accommodates 5,000 people).
A large, single divider separates the indoor space from the outdoor space, through which the stage—and the accompanying sound reinforcement and lighting systems—can be moved and reconfigured. This enables the LC Pavilion to be used year-round.
According to Tim Burris, director of production for the LC Pavilion, the venue needed an audio system to accommodate the top-level tours it hosts throughout the year. “We needed a new system that would provide a higher level of quality for the fans and would be rider-friendly for the touring acts that play at the LC Pavilion,” he says.
The new system features a total of 24 VerTec VT4888 midsize line array elements (12 per side), powered by 24 Crown Audio I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers. The pavilion employs Harman HiQnet System Architect for system configuration and monitoring.
“We were really enthusiastic about this project because LC Pavilion is such a great music venue,” says Dave Shadoan, president of Sound Image. “It is so unique and is such a great space—we had a lot of fun designing the system and I think it turned out really well.”
The VerTec system is performing flawlessly, Shadoan adds. “It covers the venue like a glove,” he adds. “There were a couple of unique acoustical characteristics to the space that we thought might be a challenge, but the coverage from the VerTec line arrays turned out to be absolutely spot-on for that venue.”
“It’s a huge upgrade and puts us on the same playing field with other major venues around the country,” Burris says. “The system is performing extremely well and the touring acts that play here are very happy.”
“Sound Image did a great job,” Burris concludes. “I have had tour managers and production managers that are ecstatic that PromoWest hired Sound Image for this install, because of their reputation for excellence.”