Systems integrator Strategic Connections (North Carolina) recently completed the design and installation of a new sound system in the main sports and event hall of the 165,000 square-foot Rocky Mount Event Center, headed by a Community IV6 modular vertical array.
Located in Rocky Mount, midway between Miami and New York, Rocky Mount Event Center is a sports, events and entertainment destination for North Carolina, hosting a wide variety of events, including concerts, sports tournaments, conferences, trade shows and more.
Jim Bang, Strategic Connections sales and design manager for the project, explains, “The large hall is used for both sports and events, with removable seating for up to 4,000 people. The sound system had to provide both high intelligibility speech and premium music quality, with even coverage in the reflective space for all forms of events. This is a major challenge for any system and we chose Community’s IV6 modular vertical array as the optimum solution for a reasonable price.”
The single IV6 modular vertical array is comprised of nine IV6-1122 wide-dispersion 12-inch two-way array elements. Two additional IV6-1122 loudspeakers are flown separately to cover the seating immediately to the side of the vertical array, and six R.35COAX 10-inch compact coaxial two-way loudspeakers cover the rear bleacher seating behind the vertical array.
Strategic Connections consulted with Community’s TAG Team (Technical Applications Group) on the configuration and Bang reports, “The consistency and audio quality throughout the hall is excellent.”
A BSS Soundweb London BLU-100 provides DSP and the loudspeakers are driven by Linea Research 44M06 4-channel amplifiers. The system is operated from a PreSonus StudioLive RML32AI 32-channel digital mixer, with Soundweb Ethernet wall controllers providing additional simple volume control.
Bang concludes, “IV6 has exceeded expectations and its physical- and acoustic-shaping tools allowed the system to be perfectly tailored to deliver uniform coverage of the hall. The client is very happy that they now have a system that provides great sound, whatever the event.”