Ben Sturgis and the RND 5045 primary source enhancer
San Antonio, TX (February 13, 2012)—A Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 primary source enhancer unit was recently installed for referee miking during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX.
Clarity Media San Antonio installed the unit at the 66,000-seat Dome after a call from Ben Sturgis, Sr. Audio Visual Tech, Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities, to Ben Strizu, Co-Owner, of Clarity Media Group. “Clarity had been analyzing the Dome’s sound system overall because they were having problems with their ref mics,” said Strizu.
“We use the RND 5045 on referee mics because the biggest issue we were fighting was not getting enough gain out of their mics without feeding back,” said Sturgis. “After Clarity installed the unit, it was the first time we could turn down the refs’ mics as opposed to turning them up. The 5045 gave us 10 dB of gain before feedback.” In addition to sporting events, the unit is used for public address announcements, trade shows held at the venue, and whenever handheld mics are required.
The Dome also houses a Yamaha M7CL digital console, and in the 7,000-seat Illusions Theatre located at the north end of the complex, Clarity Media installed a Nexo Geo S12 line array used as a portable system. The Geo S set up is configured with six boxes per side, PS10s for front fills, and two NXAmps (one 4×4 and one 4×1) power the entire system.
Clarity Media Group
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