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Purdue Football Gets Pumped with Fulcrum Acoustic

Covering a 20,900-square foot weight room was no simple task.

West Lafayette, IN (February 13, 2018)—Music helps athletes get pumped up, so the 20,900-square foot weight room inside Purdue University’s Football Performance Complex needed an audio system to ensure that happened when its team worked out.

With that in mind, Idibri consultant Ben Boeshans specified Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers for the expansive weight room and additionally for locker rooms and meeting rooms on the facility’s second and third floors.

The weight room required a sound system that could integrate with the center-hung video display, and the locker room needed loudspeakers with high output, low frequency impact.

As a result, said Boeshans, “The weight room’s system consists of four, five-speaker arrays of Fulcrum FL283 subcardioid modules, along with two US221 dual 21-inch subwoofers, all rigged to a ‘chandelier-of-sound’ with video arrays. Each FL283 module is configured for full-range passive operation at 16 ohms, allowing up to eight units to be driven from a single amp channel. Being able to power all those speakers with fewer amps was an added bonus that reduced overall system cost.”

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The performance complex’s 11,600-square foot locker room was also outfitted with eight Fulcrum Prophile S dual 8-inch coaxial speakers and six Sub118 18-inch subwoofers, installed in cavities over lockers on two opposing locker room walls.

Idibri was brought to the project by Populous architects who designed the facility. The Football Performance Complex sound system was installed by ESCO Communications with custom rigging supplied by Polar Focus.

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