The Welcome Center on the campus of Utah State University (USU) in Logan has been equipped with Renkus-Heinz ICLive X steerable loudspeakers to deliver dynamic audio in support of video media programming regularly presented in the facility.
The university also impresses with its robust AV offerings. J, works to ensure the school offers high quality audio and video on campus and for remote learners alike. And when it comes to selling students on USU, one of the first things visitors hear is audio from Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers.
“Our Welcome Center, where we first present the campus to prospective students and parents, now features some impressive audio and video,” explains Jim Wellings, Senior Systems Designer and Programmer for the Academic and Instructional Services Department at USU. “The first thing you see is the display, which is atypical at a 32:9 aspect ratio. It’s about 40 feet wide and in full 4K quality. Then you hear the sound, which makes things even more impressive, and that is being provided by the Renkus-Heinz ICLive X system.”
The ICLive X series utilizes the company’s proprietary Acoustic Source Multiplier (ASM) waveguide. that allows the HF section to be coaxially mounted in front of the LF section. The coaxial driver arrangement is designed to delivers a consistent and symmetrical array of both high frequencies and low frequencies along the entire length of the array, allowing more freedom to choose an acoustic center.
Specifically, the Welcome Center uses five ICLive X modules in the room. Two ICLive XL modules are arrayed on both the left and right of the main display, and a single ICLive XL is located in the center of the room, above the display. Two ICLX118S subwoofers add low-end reinforcement to the system.
“We have it set up in stereo sound with the left and right used for media and the center used for dialogue reinforcement,” Wellings says. “It’s a large square room, which seems like it might not be the best for sound, but with Renkus-Heinz you know it’s going to sound excellent. This was no exception. The sound is great.”
Wellings also note that other installations at the university also utilize Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers, including an auditorium, performance space, and large classroom. “What I’ve found is that these offerings bring much more than your traditional loudspeaker,” he notes. “I tend to look for solutions that offer something extra, and I appreciate the work Renkus-Heinz does. We want everyone to feel like their space sounds amazing, be it for a concert or a welcome center. We achieve that with Renkus-Heinz.”