The City of Rochester Hills has renovated the historic 16-acre 1927 Van Hoosen Farm including buildings housing the Rochester Hills Museum and several barns and outbuildings, including the Calf Barn.
The Calf Barn in particular received special attention and was turned into a venue fitting for wedding receptions, showers, various community shows and other museum functions.
The $600,000.00 renovation of the Calf Barn included an ISP Technologies High Definition Distributed System (HDDS) for the 40-foot by 80-foot venue. Able to seat approximately 160 people, a sound system utilizing custom designed ISP Technologies HDDS pendant loudspeakers was installed by the Wixom office of audio video integrator I.COMM.
Each of the pendant loudspeakers boasts a 6.5-inch bi-amplifies two way co-axial speaker with 150-watts RMS with continuous 118db. Both power and audio run down CAT6 wire from the 6 zoned master control unit for ease of installation.
The beauty of the HDDS gear from ISP, is that with each loudspeaker being amplified, the system actually has fidelity which is unlike the more common 70 volt systems typically installed for distributed sound. With patents and patents pending on the ISP HDDS gear, it offers a truly unique and sounding system for any venue.
The conversion of the once dilapidated Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm earned them the Barn of the Year award from the Michigan Barn Preservation Network. ISP Technologies was proud to be a part of the renovation and proud to be a Made in Michigan manufacturer.